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The Face of Entitled Racism

By Bill Hackwell, January 20, 2019

Photo: KC Noland

“I heard them saying ‘Build that wall! Build that wall!’ You know this is indigenous land. You know we’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did. Before anybody else came here we never had walls. We never had a prison. We always took care of our elders, we took care of our children. We always provided for them. We taught them right from wrong. I wish I could see the mass of young men put that energy into making this country really great.” Nathan Phillips, Omaha Tribe Elder and Vietnam War Veteran on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

Once again we have an indelible image that will define the Trump period we are living in. Recently we gasped to see the image of a migrant woman running with her 2 young children from tear gas at the border.

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U.S. Premier of Cuban Women in Revolution Opens in San Francisco

By Resumen Latinoamericano, North American Bureau on January 13, 2019

San Francisco audience, Photo: Bill Hackwell

Last night a full house at the Eric Quesada Center for Culture and Politics, in the Mission District of San Francisco, saw the first viewing in the U.S. of the new film by the Argentinian movie producer Maria Torrellas, Cuban Women in Revolution. After the 90 minute viewing many expressed the importance of getting this film out to a broader audience to compare and contrast the oppression and discrimination that women face under the neo liberal model around the world. If this movie has one message it is the strength and confidence Cuban women have from the earliest stages of childhood to seniors who still contribute to society.

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U.S. Premiere of the Film Cubanas Mujeres en Revolución January 12, 2019, San Francisco

A documentary by Maria Torrellas

Saturday January 12, 5:00pm
518 Valencia, San Francisco
Doors open at 4:30, $10-$20 donations at the door
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

Cubanas Mujeres en Revolución is a 90 minutes film with English subtitles produced by Resumen Latinoamericano. It has been shown in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Spain, France, Canada, England and Turkey and will now be shown for the first time in the United States.

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The Two Faces of the Empire

By Rafael Cancel Miranda on January 2, 2019

Rafael Cancel Miranda, Photo: Bill Hackwell

My people,

I’ve been wanting to talk to you about this for a while.  Let’s see how I can start.   A couple of days ago two Guatemalan children, who were in juvenile detention centers in U.S.-controlled territory, died while in the custody of U.S. federal agents.  These two deaths reminded me that this is the same government, in the 1940s, that injected Guatemalans with syphilis in their country. And in 1954, when the Guatemalan government nationalized the United Fruit Company, they conducted a coup d’etat against the progressive government of Jacobo Árbenz.

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Support Mumia at this Critical Moment

Photo: Bill Hackwell

On Dec. 27, Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker issued a ruling favorable to Mumia Abu-Jamal, granting him the right to have reheard appeals previously denied by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court from 1998-2012.

The only thing that can stand in the way of this is if Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner caves into pressure already being exerted by Maureen Faulkner and the Fraternal Order of Police to appeal Tucker’s ruling.

It is urgent that Krasner hear from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s supporters urging him to take a stand against the FOP and allow justice to proceed.  

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