Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

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Crossposted from The Electronic Intifada For the second time in less than a year, an American city was transformed into a hypermilitarized police state to subdue growing resistance to anti-Black police violence. Eight months ago, paramilitary forces barreled down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, following the gruesome police killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Last week, martial law was […]

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/ January 22, 2015 / Comments Off on “American Sniper” spawns death threats against Arabs and Muslims

“American Sniper” spawns death threats against Arabs and Muslims

Originally published at The Electronic Intifada Following the release of the film American Sniper in theaters across the US, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has warned of a “significant rise in violent hate rhetoric targeting the Arab and Muslim-American communities.” While the ADC believes the threats “are directly linked to the negative media coverage and hateful propaganda […]

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Following an uproar on social media, a viciously racist blog post was removed from The Times of Israel. Titled “Nine Parallels between Palestine and Ferguson,” the post attacked African American protestors in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and Palestinians as violent, “savage,” irrationally “angry” and deserving of the institutionalized state violence wielded against them. (A web […]

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On last week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure (sorry for posting late) Kevin Gosztola and I interviewed Page May, an organizer with We Charge Genocide, about the “shadow report” her organization submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) about deadly police violence. (Download the episode here or subscribe for free on iTunes here). More from Kevin: Chicago […]

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All eyes are on Gaza, where the death toll from Israel’s merciless bombing campaign has topped 1,000. But back in Jerusalem, where sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair was burned alive by Jewish vigilantes in a “revenge killing” incited by Israeli politicians early this month, right-wing lynch mobs continue to roam the streets in search of Arabs to attack. Their […]

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All eyes are on Gaza, where the death toll from Israel’s merciless bombing campaign has topped 1,000. But back in Jerusalem, where sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair was burned alive by Jewish vigilantes in a “revenge killing” incited by Israeli politicians early this month, right-wing lynch mobs continue to roam the streets in search of Arabs to attack. Their […]

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On July 27, 2012, 24-year-old Manuel Diaz was shot in the back of the head by Anaheim police officer Nick Bennallack. Officers then stood over Diaz, who was unarmed, for three minutes, watching him twitch and bleed out before doing anything. It was an execution. Almost two years later, a federal jury has rejected a […]

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On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure, Kevin Gosztola and I speak with independent journalist and filmmaker Raven Rakia about the Michael Dunn verdict, Jordan Davis’ defiance of respectability politics, the lack of outrage over police killings, and how structural and implicit racism work together to perpetuate what Raven calls the “presumed guiltiness of black […]

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The Jewish Journal has an incredible write-up on the Los Angeles Police Department’s recent visit to Israel. For nine days early this month, eight of the LAPD’s highest ranking officers toured Israel on a trip organized by LAPD Deputy Chief and commander of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau Michael Downing, and headed by LAPD Information Technology Bureau […]

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In the fourth episode of our podcast (we’re working on a name, I swear), Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola and I speak with Chloe Gleichman from the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) about three Michigan activists who face up to two years behind bars for participating in nonviolent direct action to prevent the construction of an Enbridge Inc. […]

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