Free speech? He’s not for it!
Bush’s promise to deploy the Department of Justice against the BDS movement shows a new, France-like level of willingness by US politicians to trample basic freedoms for the sake of Israel.The US Supreme Court found in a landmark 1982 ruling on a case dating from the Civil Rights era that the right to use economic boycotts to pursue political ends is free speech protected by the First Amendment of the US constitution.
Source: Jeb Bush says he’d order crackdown on BDS as president | The Electronic Intifada
Television viewers in the US will soon be able to buy firearms and ammunition from the comfort of their sofas. A new shopping network called GunTV is set to launch on January 20 and will be available to 34 million satellite television subscribers.The channel, the first of its kind, promises “extraordinary access to purchasing the most diverse representation of firearms in the world.”GunTV’s promotional Web page says, “This 24-hour live shopping network brings to life a vast array of firearms and related consumer goods in a groundbreaking format that inextricably fuses the social responsibility message with the traditional shopping channel format.”
Source: GunTV shopping network for firearms to launch in US | News | DW.COM | 04.12.2015
I craved an intersectional framework that acknowledged a linkage between these incidents. When it was reported that Dear had been taken into police custody alive – a harsh juxtaposition to the way McDonald and so many other Black people like him have been killed by police authorities almost on sight – a connection was made: in an anti-Black nation, white privilege and power dictates who lives and who dies. This is a necessary connection that cannot be understated. But it is an observation that reroutes us back to a discourse of Black Lives Matter that does not consider how an attack on Planned Parenthood is always also an attack on Black lives.The history of the problematic divides between race activism and gender activism, particularly the fight for access to reproductive health, is just as rich as the history of said movements themselves. It is no secret that despite the contributions of women and queer folks to strengthen their reach and impact, prominent racial justice movements – including the Abolitionist, Civil Rights, and Black Power movements – maintained male-dominated leadership structures and recognition. And even more disturbing, cases of sexual violence and assault against Black women have also been documented within those movements. From Clarence Thomas to Bill Cosby to R. Kelly, Black leadership and iconicity are continuously sheathed in male privilege and dominance, often at the expense of Black women. Even in the midst of the Chicago protests against the murder of McDonald, several Black women activists were physically and verbally assaulted by Black male elders and activists.Along a similar vein, eugenics supporter Margaret Sanger has left a nasty stain on the legacy of Planned Parenthood. It’s a stain that Planned Parenthood has let settle and concretize by failing to address how this history has residually lingered. Cecile Richards, a liberal white woman, is the current president and public face of Planned Parenthood. But Richards’ individuality aside, the political face of Planned Parenthood has also always been that of white, liberal femaleness. Creating a narrative that protects the reproductive rights of liberal, white women has often resulted in the erasure of the experiences, labor, and activism of the poor people of color that need the affordable services of Planned Parenthood the most. As a former patient, clinic escort, and employee of Planned Parenthood, I know firsthand just how alienating, discouraging, and violent this history can be for Black women attempting to do intersectional reproductive justice work.Intersectionality mattered then and it matters now. When we talk about Black lives mattering we are talking about the right and access of all of us (women, queer, and trans Black folks included) to seek the health treatment and care that determines whether or not we survive. When we talk about reproductive rights, we are talking about providing access and resources to those most economically and politically marginalized. So an act of domestic terrorism against an organization that provides reproductive health care services to economically disadvantaged communities is absolutely an attack on Black lives. If you think there can be a movement for Black lives while not supporting reproductive rights, you’ve missed the mark. If you think you can advocate for reproductive rights without a framework that prioritizes Black women, you have missed the mark.Before we knew that one of the victims was a Black veteran; and before we learned that Dear was given a choice to live – a choice that is too often denied to Black folks – the shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood was about race. There’s levels to this shit and we have to engage them all.
Source: Why the Planned Parenthood shooting was always about Black lives
MSNBC, CNN & CBS Major Fail | Invade Home of Dead San Bernardino ShootersPosted on December 4, 2015 by AmetiaWho the fuck let these SNAKES into that house? Who gave their stamp of approval for this shameful display of theatrics?! The landlord- GTFOH! Said the media forced their way in.Can we say CRIME SCENE? And Kerry Sanders showing pictures of an innocent child. What an utter disgrace. These folks in the media are Nothing but DRAMA WHORES.The owners gave them permission to come in and touch? This is some crazy shit right here.
Source: MSNBC, CNN & CBS Major Fail | Invade Home of Dead San Bernardino Shooters | 3CHICSPOLITICO