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Two children, age 1, shot on same day - Oppression Monitor

Two children, age 1, shot on same day - Oppression Monitor | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
On Twitter I follow @gundeaths You’re probably thinking, “What a depressing twitter account!”, and you’d be right. However, before I started following this account I didn’t fully realize just how rampant U.S.
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Think Mexican • Remembering the Chicano Moratorium

On August 29, 1970, a “Chicano Moratorium” against the war in Vietnam was held in East L.A.


Loyola-Marymount film student Tom Myrdahl shot this documentary, capturing the events that unfolded as law enforcement and protesters clashed in and around Laguna Park. This film has not been seen in nearly 40 years.


Tom, who is still a working cameraman in Los Angeles, is putting this historic film on the web as a tribute to the brave citizens of East L.A. who came together 40 years ago to voice their dissent against the Vietnam War.

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In the video:


  • "Bronze people with a Bronze culture"
  • "We're not against the black people or the white people. We're against oppression."


Note: The Beret has been used as a symbol of fighting oppression going back to


The black beret as a revolutionary symbol -Wikipedia


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Tavis Smiley on the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington: "It was a great day... but..."

Tavis Smiley on the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington: "It was a great day... but..." | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
On the heels of Wednesday's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Tavis Smiley to offer his perspective on today's ceremony as well as Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech.
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I agree with Mr. Smiley. One of my pet peeves is hearing politicians talk about helping the middle class, while as the same time, not mentioning the poor and working class - as if they don't matter or don't exist. by @getgln

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#StandWith

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#StandWith A Nation of Immigrants, for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
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A new Tumblr site by our U.S. government #WIN


Print the placard here

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Joshua Solomon

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Joshua Solomon (c. 1974- ) was a White American university student who made himself look black in 1994 to see what it would be like. He was going to do it for about four months and visit different parts of the country. He only lasted a week.

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And here he is on Oprah


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50th anniversary of the March on Washington - Videos on NBC

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Video on msnbc.com: LIVE VIDEO — President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries and celebrities deliver remarks at a commemoration of the 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial equality at the Lincoln...
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Video: Stopping a Deportation Bus

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What an emotionally grounding feeling to stop a deportation bus!

Last week, the #united4 were released after engaging in civil disobedience outside the ICE detention center in Phoenix, and dozens of dreamers and Original Dreamers were gathered for a prayer vigil. All of a suddenwe saw the bus about to pull 27 families apart and we decided to take action.

Watch it all in this video and share with your friends too!

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50 years after King, hidden racism lives on

50 years after King, hidden racism lives on | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed out loud of an end to racism. Fifty years since, it's still here, though arguably more relegated to the private sphere than it was in King's day.
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There are five articles at this link. 


Here's a quote from 'You love who you love'


"Do you intend to marry him?" he questioned her. "Yes, sir," she said. "Do you intend to have children with him?" he went on. She nodded. "Do you know what they would be?" he asked. "Mixed?" she asked. "Yes, and unloved and unaccepted," he replied back. Martin, angered, said in response, "I will love them."

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Holder seeks to avert mandatory minimum sentences for some low-level drug offenders

Holder seeks to avert mandatory minimum sentences for some low-level drug offenders | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

“We must face the reality that, as it stands, our system is, in too many ways, broken,” Holder said. “And with an outsized, unnecessarily large prison population, we need to ensure that incarceration is used to punish, to deter and to rehabilitate — not merely to warehouse and to forget.”


“A vicious cycle of poverty, criminality and incarceration traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities,” Holder said Monday. (Excerpts of his ­prepared remarks were provided Sunday to The Washington Post.) He added that “many aspects of our criminal justice system may actually exacerbate these problems rather than alleviate them.”


It is clear that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no truly good law enforcement reason,” Holder said. “We cannot simply prosecute or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation,” he added later in the speech.


Holder is calling for a change in Justice Department policies to reserve the most severe penalties for drug offenses for serious, high-level or violent drug traffickers. He has directed his 94 U.S. attorneys across the country to develop specific, locally tailored guidelines for determining when federal charges should be filed and when they should not.

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Progress! @getgln

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Ten Things to Know about the (1st) March on Washington

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9. Following the march, male leaders met with President Kennedy, but no women were invited.  The group met to discuss the civil rights bill. It was the first time African-American leaders had been invited to the White House since 1901, when President Roosevelt dined with Booker T. Washington.  

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I also didn't know number 8. The most stirring parts of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the march, were improvised. King was inspired by gospel legend Mahalia Jackson who shouted out from the crowd, “Tell ‘em about the dream, Martin!”

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Mississippi Masala Movie Review (1992) | Roger Ebert

Mississippi Masala Movie Review (1992) | Roger Ebert | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The director Mira Nair made an unexpected discovery a few years ago: A lot of the independent motels in the Deep South are owned and operated by Asian Indians.
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The pursuit of justice | TED Playlist

The pursuit of justice | TED Playlist | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Behold, courage. These speakers represent the unrepresented -- with the fortitude to stand up to some of the world's greatest injustices.
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Before He Was Assassinated, MLK Had A Really Radical Idea

Before He Was Assassinated, MLK Had A Really Radical Idea | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Just months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. was organizing support for the "Poor People's Campaign," aimed at supplementing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a full measure of economic and human rights for America's poor.


Watch MLK unfurl some important history at 1:22 and take a minute to sit back and wonder what might have happened if he'd been successful.

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The U.S. government not only gave extra benefits to European-Americans, but continues to give extra benefits to corporations, while U.S. parents and U.S. schools struggle to provide a competitive education to our children. 

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Family In Protest

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Explore Think Mexican's photos on Flickr. Think Mexican has uploaded 49 photos to Flickr.
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Does it make a difference in the immigration debate if we view those of Mexican heritage as Native American? 


What stops the U.S. from building walls around Native American reservations? 

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Damn Illegals

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By Boris Rasin

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Drop the I-Word

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The Power of Vulnerability


Influential author and speaker Dr Brené Brown tackles the myth that vulnerability is a weakness. Instead, she argues, it is the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection, and has the power to transform the way we engage and educate.


"Our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be brokenhearted." -Dr. Brené Brown


"Empathy fuels connections. Sympathy drives disconnections." -Dr. Brené Brown


  • Shame: "I am bad" | makes us think that we can't change
  • Guilt: "I did something bad" | creates cognitive dissonance 
  • Humiliation
  • Embarrassment
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In Dr. Brown's message I recognize my many failures :/


I could listen to this over and over to:


  • help me a better parent, spouse and citizen
  • help me discover groups who shame other groups
  • help me recognize patterns of shaming that happen between cultures


Shaming is the starting point in the process of oppression


If you convince yourself that you and your culture is superior AND you convince others by shaming them that they and their culture is inferior - you have the ingredients to start the oppression. Once the oppression has started it can self sustain with no further involvement.  


@getgln

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Hudbay decide not to appeal | Will stand trial for Human Rights Abuses

Hudbay decide not to appeal | Will stand trial for Human Rights Abuses | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Adolfo Ich Chaman, an opponent of Hudbay’s Fenix mine, was hacked with a machete before being fatally shot in the neck in September 2009. The attack was allegedly carried out by mine security staff. Ich’s widow Angelica Choc has brought the case against Hudbay Minerals on her husbands behalf. Photograph by James Rodriguez

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At the bottom of this article is a link to more info about the case. 

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The Dream is Now

Take Action- http://www.thedreamisnow.org/take-action Help make 11 million dreams come true!

The Dream Is Now, a new 30-minute documentary film by Davis Guggenheim (Academy Award-wining director of An Inconvenient Truth), tells the moving story of those directly affected by a broken immigration system, the undocumented children of immigrants who yearn to contribute more to the country they call home. This thought-providing film puts a human face on the issue and brings attention to Congress' efforts to pass reform that will give undocumented youth and their families the chance to earn their citizenship. 

The Dream is Now with Spanish Subtitles -http://youtu.be/-5RQ1S2q45Q

If you are interested in hosting a screening in your community, please email: film@thedreamisnow.org

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Reinvent the Civil Rights Movement

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Fifty years after the March on Washington, no one can argue that America has not seen big advances in race relations - or that we have reached the promised land.
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VIDEO from Reinventors 


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Horrific video we must show you - CNN.com Video

CNN has graphic video showing the immediate aftermath of the alleged chemical attack in Syria, obtained by ITV News.
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I'm not used to seeing dead bodies on CNN. I wonder what prompted them to show the dead bodies? Maybe because there are MANY children??


How many think male leaders ordered this chemical weapon's attack? I hate male aggression and male privilege. Male privilege thinks men can kill anyone (even children) with impunity. 


#OppositeOfLove #OppositeOfCompassion #OppositeOfNurturing 


These killers must be stopped


I feel like I'm watching a modern version of WWII genocidal atrocities 

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‘Bodies on the Border’

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Forensics experts in Arizona struggle to identify the bodies of migrants who perished while attempting to cross illicitly from Mexico into the United States.
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The narrator makes a good point: We don't hear politicians talking about the dead bodies along the border.


If they don't know - shame on them. If they don't care - double shame on them. Either way we need politicians with a heart - who care about human life, dignity and respect. @getgln


The forensic specialist makes a good point: The border crossers would have gladly paid a fee to the U.S. governement for a legitimate work visa instead of paying a smuggler.

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Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (Full Lecture)

http://joydegruy.com


Dr. Joy DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a master's degree in Social Work (MSW), a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter. She is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University and the President of JDP Inc. Dr. DeGruy has over twenty-five years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work. She conducts workshops and trainings in the areas of mental health, social justice and culture specific social service model development.

Published Works:

Dr. Joy DeGruy authored the book entitled Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can eliminate non-productive attitudes, beliefs and adaptive behaviors and, build upon the strengths we have gained from the past to heal injuries of today

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I first heard Dr. Joy DeGruy on KPFA while driving. I couldn't wait to get to a computer to share her work. She cuts straight to the heart of some of the mostly unspoken about racial justice issues in the U.S. 


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The planned March on Washington, 2013

The planned March on Washington, 2013 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

There will be two marches to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28th 1963, both ending at the Lincoln Memorial (links go to the march’s website):


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Building a New Racial Justice Movement - COLORLINES

Building a New Racial Justice Movement  - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Creating a multiracial movement for justice requires more than slapping the word “new” in front of “civil rights movement.”


"...in the main, we don’t want to talk about race, much less about racism. Our societal silence makes room for inventive new forms of discrimination, while it blocks our efforts to change rules that disadvantage people of color. Unless we say what we mean, we cannot redefine how racism works or drive the debate toward equity."

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by Rinku Sen

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In this article Rinku covers:


  • The Need for Plain Speech
  • Justice and Rights Aren’t the Same
  • Going Multiracial
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