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Member of parliament and musician Bobi Wine says there are still 40 million people living under oppression, and domination, and under dictatorship in Uganda.

Jamaica: Uganda Activist Bobi Wine Says He Is Still State Enemy

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The politician and freedom fighter said reggae music has helped to influence him to fight against colonial afflictions while growing up in the ghettos of Uganda. By teleSur — Member of parliament, freedom fighter and artist Bobi Wine traveled 36 hours to Jamaica, the politician says, to be able to spread his musical message to his fellow Ugandans and the rest of the world. Bobi Wine made the remark while…

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Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Organize, organize, organize,” said Mumia Abu-Jam al

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By Herb Boyd and Autodidact 17 — There was an overflow crowd of supporters Saturday afternoon at the People’s Forum near Penn Station to hear a panel of speakers on an update on the condition of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Many were surprised to learn that Abu-Jamal, who has been behind bars since 1981, would be addressing them via telephone. Spectators were hardly in their seats when Mumia’s rich, sonorous…

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Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba’s Letter to his wife before his death on January 17, 1961

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Patrice Lumumba (July 2, 1925 – January 17, 1961) Lest We forget: The last letter written by Patrice Lumumba to his wife, Pauline, just before his death on January 17, 1961…   “My beloved companion, I write you these words not knowing whether you will receive them, when you will receive them, and whether I will still be alive when you read them. Throughout my struggle for the independence of…

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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks to the crowd at his “Turn Out for Texas” rally, featuring a concert by Wille Nelson, in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 29, 2018.

Progressive Ideas Matter to Voters. So Why Do Democrats Fixate on the Identity of the Messenger?

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By Briahna Gray, The Intercept — Just before the new year, Steve Phillips, senior fellow at liberal think tank Center for American Progress, filed paperwork to launch a Super PAC to support New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s anticipated 2020 run. The announcement raises a number of red flags, including about the choice to rely on Super PACs at a time when voters are increasingly skeptical of large campaign donations. But perhaps…

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The Landing of William Penn. United States Library of Congress

The Accidents of History That Shaped Global Migration

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The flap of a butterfly’s wings really can cause a hurricane. By James Watkins, OZY — The very first immigrant from Thailand to Iceland arrived in 1979. Not a huge amount is known about who the person was — despite fastidious Nordic statisticians — but it appears to have been a woman. She and a handful of other Thais, who made the trip over in the 1980s, were mostly women who had…

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Evaristo Sa, AFP | Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (centre) pictured with some of his ministers in Brasilia on January 2, 2019.

Bolsonaro targets Brazil minorities, rewards farm lobby on first day in office

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The government of newly inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro set to work quickly on Wednesday, issuing decrees that lift protections for minorities and reward his allies in agribusiness, while forging closer political ties with the US. By France24, Rueuters — Bolsonaro, a former army captain and seven-term congressman, won elections in October and was sworn in on Tuesday as Brazil’s first far-right president since a military dictatorship gave way to civilian…

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Philadelphia Black Giving Circle

A New Giving Circle That is Exclusively Funding Black-led, Black-Serving Nonprofits

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Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy — According to a report out last month, giving circles are becoming more diverse in terms of race, gender and income levels, and more popular among people of color. That finding tracks with our own coverage of giving circles across the U.S., where we’ve noticed that groups that have felt marginalized by mainstream philanthropy—like Asian Americans—are banding together to mobilize resources on their own. What’s happening…

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Selma marchers in 1965

Voting Rights in America — Two Centuries of Struggle

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By Bruce Hartford, Civil Right Movement Veterans — Note: This brief time-line describes an American history of oppression, persecution, and discrimination in regards to voting rights. But in all of the events described here, those affected were not submissive or passive victims, – rather they fought for their rights with whatever means they had. Similarly, much of this short summary consists of legislative and legal milestones. But those laws and…

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Warren is the One Democrat Who Can Give Trump the Best Run for His Money

Warren is the One Democrat Who Can Give Trump the Best Run for His Money

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Hutchinson Report — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren did what legions have been urging her to do since 2016. That’s run for the presidency. She took the first big step toward a presidential bid with the announcement that she’s setting-up a presidential exploratory committee. Other Democratic presidential hopefuls will soon follow her lead. But the brutal reality is that Warren is the one Democrat who can give…

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