10 December 2018 — Black Agenda Report
Marc Lamont Hill’s firing from CNN for defending the rights of Palestinians is another “step in the direction of no resistance to anything Israel says and does,” said Dr. Rose Brewer, at the Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference, in Atlanta. Efia Nwangaza, another organizer, said the answer to pro-Israel bullying is to “develop our own media. He who pays the piper calls the tune.”
Not only have Russiagate-mongers “instilled fear of Russia as an enemy, but also a seemingly omnipotent enemy that can swing U.S. elections, somehow,” said Dan Kovalik, author of The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin.
Veteran activist Frank Chapman says supporters of C-PAC, the proposed Civilian Police Accountability Council, plan to run candidates for every seat on the Chicago board of alderman to pass the bill to empower the community to hire and fire cops and set the police budget. Chapman’s National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Black Lives Matter and other militants are anxious to build on the momentum of the murder conviction of a cop in the killing of Laquan McDonald.
Activists of Critical Resistance won American Public Health Association endorsement of the principle that police violence is a public health issue. Jade Rivera, co-author of the report that documented a cascade of ills flowing from police mayhem, said the problem goes beyond those killed outright by cops. “We can also see that there are physical harms as well as mental health and stress associated with these interactions” between civilians and cops, said Rivera.