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Twelve Ways Jim Crow is Winning in 2014 and Future Elections

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  • Through it all the activist community must maintain our balance---and our levity. The new Dark Age of corporate dominance will only last forever if we fold our tents, ignore the problem, and fail to work for our core beliefs.
  • In the face of overwhelming corporate power to pollute our planet and debase our democracy, we have always found ways to win. Now's no time to stop.

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, OpEdNews

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell

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10/30/2014 | 10/30/2014 | Jim Crow is already the big winner in this year's election.

The corporate elite uses him to to gouge the planet and dominate the rest of us.

We are seeing a horrifying coup d'etat.

So the voting rights of millions of student, elderly, black, Hispanic and other citizens are being lynched.

Which may now decide control of the US Senate, many state legislatures...and the White House in 2016.

The corporate-Christian right has long used the drug war to disenfranchise millions of citizens of youth and color. Gay and reproductive rights, feminism and the cultural war have mobilized Christian crusaders to flood the polls for the GOP.

But with the winding down of the drug war and widespread gay rights victories, Republicans now need the outright destruction of democracy itself to win an election. This election is a prelude.

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Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis have co-authored numerous books on election protection and the theft of the 2004 election, which are at
www.freepress.org, where Bob's Fitrakis Files can be found. Harvey's Solaryopia! Our Green-powered Earth is at www.solartopia.org.

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Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

  • The researchers found that "for each 1 point increase in symbolic racism there was a 50% increase in the odds of having a gun at home," as well as "a 28% increase in support for permits to carry concealed handguns."
  • The US Gun Culture, December 16, 2014

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6213-bible-gun-flag-032412.jpg11/06/2013 | Are you a white gun owner? You're more likely to be a racist than if you weren't packing heat.

That's what researchers found in a study published by the journal Plos One, which linked racial prejudice to firearm ownership in America.

A research team led by Dr. Kerry O’Brien, a professor of behavioral studies at Australia's Monash University, examined attitudes about gun control and race using data from the American National Election Study, a survey conducted before and after presidential elections.

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The US Gun Culture, December 16, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • America is living under the gun. America has lost its mind.
  • Part 1: Do Good Guys With Guns Stop Bad Guys? The Violence Policy Center Says No
  • Part 2: How A Gun Dealer Sees It
  • Seriously, people. This armed teacher thing really might not work out

UN Calls Out US Police For Excessive Use Of Force Against Minorities

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  • "The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown. … This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials." --United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • UN Anti-torture Panel Grills US Officials

Ahiza Garcia, Talking Points Memo

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c_fill,fl_keep_iptc,g_faces,h_365,w_652/bhvrageswaujhsjl9wb1.jpgAugust 29, 2014 | A UN committee said Friday that the United States should stop directing the use of excessive police force at American minorities, according to a Reuters report.

The recommendation comes in the wake of the recent fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which has led to civil unrest and clashes between protestors and police.

The U.N.'s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) reviewed America's treatment of minorities and found that minorities, in particular African Americans, are discriminated against, Reuters reported.

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine.

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UN Anti-torture Panel Grills US Officials, John Heilprin, Newsmax

(US officials)  faced a barrage of questions from the 10-member UN Committee on Torture on how the (US) was dealing with rectifying and providing redress for acknowledged abuses during the "war on terror."

 

 

To move forward, black youth must be seen as part of 'we,' not as 'you'

  • Michael Brown's mother didn't lose a black child. She lost a child. Just as the mothers in Newtown didn't lose white children or Asian children or black children. They lost children.
  • City's failures on North Side are the overlooked outrage.

Katherine Jumbe, MinnPost

 

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http://www.minnpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_detail/images/articles/black-lives-matter-us-flag_main.jpg  11/25/14 | This is my city. This is my state. This is my country.

 

I start with the obvious because the obvious seems to be missing from the uproar surrounding Ferguson. I start with the obvious because so many people appear to be living under the impression that black people in America need to prove their worth – as parents, as taxpayers, as community members – before they can demand safety for their children or accountability from their police force.

 

I start with the obvious because too many of our leaders feel comfortable framing this as a conversation about whether black children deserve to live, rather than a conversation about what kind of privileged, democratic nation allows so many of its young people to die violent deaths in schools and on our streets.

 

Katherine Jumbe is a MinnPost contributor.

 

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City's failures on North Side are the overlooked outrage, Brandon Ferdig, Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune 

While it’s good to defend against shoddy journalism, the overall result of the “Pointergate” uproar will simply be to help keep north Minneapolis in the distressed condition that it’s in. This outcome is a product of our political system and ideologies, and it paralyzes urban areas everywhere.

 

 

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