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Examining the Wreckage

Nick Estes and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Monthly Review
What does a decolonization movement look like, and how is it informed by both Black and Indigenous traditions of resistance?

Guns? Yes. Masks? No. And Gestapo in Portland.

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Only in the U.S.A. does a large section of the population think owning an assault weapon is a sacred right, but wearing a mask in a pandemic is a restriction on liberty.

How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle

Kristian Davis Bailey The Electronic Intifada
demonstration protsting police murder of George Floyd and other Black people Recent Black Lives Matter protests have sparked conversations about how to act in better solidarity with the Black struggle. How to move beyond rhetorical statements? How to address anti-Blackness among non-Black Arab communities?

What Black America Means to Europe

Gary Younge New York Review of Books
Many have attempted to claim that `things are better here' for black people than in the US. This ignores both Europe's colonial past and its own racist present.

Months After Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Thousands Are Still Living Outside

Frances Robles, Photographs by Erika P. Rodriguez The New York Times
In the past week alone, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network registered 43 “significant” quakes, leaving many people fearful of going home. More than 8,000 houses have been damaged. Months after the first earthquake, thousands are still homeless.

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Spy Thriller Queen Sono is Netflix’s Newest Binge-worthy Series

Ashley Ray-Harris AV Club
Queen Sono will gain attention for being Netflix’s first African original series. It deserves attention for breaking barriers in Netflix’s programming examining everything from Black female independence to the impact of white colonialism on Africa.
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