Revista mensual de las publicaciones de PALESTINA DIGITAL: DOCUMENTOS, NOTICIAS Y OPINIONES sobre Palestina y su entorno
Digital Palestine:monthly magazine in Spanish language dealing with the Palestinian issue,history, news, papers.Directed by Abdo Tounsi
I refuse to listen to anyone who disagrees that the U.S. is carrying/helping facilitate out multiple genocides, against the Native communities, against Black people, against Palestinian people, against Afghan people and Iraqi people, and many many others. These are deliberate…
You might not know, but the family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the 8-year-old girl who was murdered during a SWAT reality show by a white police officer who has yet to be convicted for his crime, continues to be harassed and stalked by the Detroit Police Force.
What were the protesters in Ferguson actually protesting on Sunday night? More than the death of an innocent black man, they were protesting the very disposability of the Black Body. The disposition of ‘ontological death’, meaning what constitutes a ‘full person’ (by any interpretation) is not recognized in the black population of America by the prevailing social institutions. So little significance does the Black Body hold that the media would rather talk about broken windows and burned out corner stores than the death of a living, breathing, human being.
The murder of Michael Brown was not a coincidence nor is it unrelated in the scope of American history. It must be contextualized in a long and ongoing lineage of violence against the Black Body and specifically that national oppression of Black peoples which works on behalf of the racist white supremacist capitalism of the United States. Michael Brown wasn’t the first innocent Black man to be murdered by racist pigs and he won’t be the last if we cannot change the course of the future.
There is a war being waged right now against the most basic existence of an entire population, and it’s happening on your street. The systemic oppression of the black population is integral to the very development of the United States as has been observed historically. Black people were and still are the free labor, they were and still are the most poor and vulnerable, they were and still are the ‘societal excess’ by which every ‘symptom’ of capital accumulation could be blamed upon. The war against the Black community is an ‘American war’ in the most authentic sense of the phrase.