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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
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"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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In quick succession in recent weeks, the nation was jolted into remembering the ongoing and urgent issue of police violence in communities of color. On Friday, Sept. 16, Tulsa, Oklahoma police said that when they responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the middle of the road, four officers confronted a 40-year-old black man, Terence Crutcher, who walked toward his vehicle with his hands up. Police said that when Crutcher refused to follow their commands, one officer shot him with a stun gun. Simultaneously, a white officer on the scene fired one round of live ammunition, killing the father of four. That officer, Betty Jo Shelby, was later indicted on charges of first-degree manslaughter.
Several days later, another police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, set off days of street protests that resulted in smashed windows and violence that led to another civilian-on-civilian shooting death. On Sept. 20, police said that while looking to serve a warrant on an unrelated person, they spotted Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man, exit his vehicle with a gun, then get back into the car. When police ordered him out of the car, a black plainclothes officer fired four shots, killing Scott. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets demanding release of the police video recording of the incident. However, when the two tapes were released, there was general agreement that the recording shed little light on whether or not the shooting was justified.
In response to police violence and his view of unchecked racial injustice in the U.S., San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, engaged in a silent protest by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in late August. In response, he's been attacked as unpatriotic, received death threats, but has also been favorably compared by some to Muhammad Ali for taking a courageous stand on the issues of social justice. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Kevin Alexander Gray, a journalist, author and activist living in South Carolina. Here, Gray examines the new role some professional U.S. athletes have taken on, becoming active on the issues of racial justice.
Kevin Alexander Gray is a journalist and organizer with the Harriet Tubman Freedom House Project in South Carolina. Gray is co-editor of the book, "Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence." For more perspectives from Kevin Alexander Gray, visit kevinalexandergray.com/.