US Protest & Protest Policing
- Joe Biden has a valuable chance to reform the way police deal with protesters (with Sarah Soule). Business Insider. January 9, 2021.
- If America is going to actually end police violence, it will take a movement like we've never seen before (with Sarah Soule). Business Insider. July, 2020.
I liked our original title better for this piece: "It Will Take a Nation of Millions to Hold Them Back" adapted from the Public Enemy Album "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"
- "We studied more than 15,000 protests across the US and found that police were much more likely to respond aggressively to protests led by Black Americans". Business Insider. June, 2020.
- Norwegian article on protest with Havard Nygard and Adrian Arellano (Aftenposten, 2020).
- Longing for day when MLK's dream truly met: U.S. scholars on Floyd death protests (Xinhua, 2020).
- The "Abolish the Police" Movement, Explained by 7 Scholars and Activists (Vox Media, 2020).
1 of several quotes used in the text:
What Does Abolish the Police Mean?
There will be some variation here among proponents of the position, but I feel that it is worthwhile to have some advocate for completely eliminating the institution and then re-creating something that is deemed to be more just and humane.
I think it is necessary for us to discuss what is being protected as well as who is being served. And I do not believe that this discussion should be separate from one where we discuss the funding, purpose, and use of the military. The two are intricately connected. Free from the Cold War, you would have imagined that the US would revisit how that situation impacted our country, and we would have taken an opportunity to reflect and restructure our priorities —but this never happened. We allowed greed, fear, aggression, and violence to influence our domestic and international priorities without an open discussion about the merits of taking this position.
The desired place of coercion and force in our lives must be addressed, and I, for one, wish to have as little of these present as possible.
- Why People Loot: On who looters are, what they want, and why some protests are more likely to include them. The Atlantic, 2020. They did not use most of what I had to say (Me in yellow):
- * Who are the looters during these protests? Are they part of the peaceful protests that splinter off and cause mayhem? Or are they people like white anarchists or militia groups that come in from outside in order to discredit the protestors?
- This is unclear. The form of contentious activity under discussion (alternatively labeled riot/disturbance/rebellion) involves a very heterogeneous population. Many people attend for a variety of different reasons. The work of Clark McPhail is good on this point.
- * What's their motivation? Anger at racism and inequality? Or opportunism/genuinely needing the stuff?
- All of the above and more (e.g., grab stuff for barter later, revenge for a perceived personal slight earlier or not seeing enough black employees)
- * How is the looting this time compared to the Baltimore and Ferguson protests? Is there more of it? Less? Is it of a different nature?
- Unclear. You would need to consult insurance claims after things wind down. Media coverage and personal cameras do not give a sense of the full range.
- * What are the conditions that cause looting? Why do some protests involve looting, and others (like the Women's March, don't)?
- Poverty is generally associated with bringing particular types of individuals to collective events such as what we are discussing. There is also a certain degree of antagonism to consumerism and capitalism at the moment. In contrast, the women’s march was not about crushing poverty or sustained, overt and highly publicized violations of personal integrity.
- * Is there any way to prevent looting while allowing protests to happen?
- In the Harlem Riots of 1935 and the LA riots of the 1990s (not my labels for these events), there was an effort to signal to participants that they had a particular ethnic and/or political orientation (e.g., writing “Black owned” on a gate or something). It is not quite clear that this type of signification would work. The best way to prevent looting however is to provide individuals with a living wage, provide for their basic needs, treat them with human dignity and facilitate a life that is about thriving as well as flourishing. If this is not done, then all bets are off. You should focus less on the acts of “looting” which form a single aspect of this overall episode and reach back to the underlying reasons for the episode in the first place.
- "Survey shows untouchability still rampant in Gujarat" - IBN Live (January 29, 2010)
- "Controversy Details" - Emalayalee, The Official NRK Site (January 29, 2010)
- "Gujarat discriminates in 99 ways" - Times of India (January 28, 2010)
- "Untouchability still prevalent in rural Gujarat: survey" - The Hindu (January 28, 2010)
- "Understanding Untouchability - Study" - Atrocity News (January 28, 2010)
- "Untouchability is still practised in Swarnim Gujarat"- Data News & Analysis (DNA)
- (January 28, 2010)
- "Untouchability is still practised in Swarnim Gujarat" - All India Christian Council
- (January 28, 2010)
- "Untouchability still rife in modern india" - International Dalit Solidarity Network
- (January 28, 2010)
- "Untouchability still prevails across Gujarat: study" - Navhind Times (January 27,
- "New India study finds untouchability pervasive across public and private life" –
- Subaltern Expression (January 27, 2010)
- "Dalit kids shamed at mid-day meals" - Times of India (December 9, 2009)
- "Vibrant Gujarat? 98% Dalits have to drink tea in separate cups" - Times of India
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- "No temple entry for dalits in Gujarat" - Times of India (December 7, 2009)
- Rwanda: British Legislator Vows to Call Probe Into BBC Documentary (All Africa)
- Rwanda sets up commission to probe BBC’s role in inciting hate (Star Africa)
- The Kagame-Power Lobby's Dishonest Attack on the BBC 2's Documentary on Rwanda (Monthly Review)
- IFJ Calls for Lifting Ban On BBC Broadcasts in Rwanda (All Africa)
- Will US policymakers review ‘Rwanda; The Untold Story’ before sending in the Marines? (San Francisco Bay Review)
- Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story' (Huffington Post)
- Rwanda MPs condemn BBC Untold Story programme on genocide (BBC)
- Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary (Associated Press)
- BBC: we had a ‘duty’ to make Rwandan genocide documentary (The Guardian)
- Rwanda bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary (The Guardian)
- Measuring, “Denying” & “Trivializing” Deaths in the Case of Rwanda (Political Violence at a Glance)
- Rwanda calls for BBC to be banned over controversial documentary (The Guardian)
- Kagame Criticizes BBC’s Film ‘Rwanda’s Untold Story’ Over Genocide Denial (UGO News)
- Rwanda MPs condemn BBC Untold Story programme on genocide (The BBC)
- Ambassador Jean-Marie Ndagijimana congratulates the BBC for its impartiality and the professionalism in the documentary "Rwanda's untold story" (Tribune Franco-Rwandaise)
- Why is the Truth About Rwanda so Elusive? (Global Research)
- Rwanda: Genocide Denial Should Be Made an International Crime (The New Times)
- Rwanda: A Tale of Two Genocides - and the Poor Attempt At Revisionism (All Africa)
- IBUKA genocide survivors call on BBC to stop broadcasting Rwanda’s Untold Story (Jambonews)
- Rwandans infuriated by BBC's genocide revisionism (Politics Web)
- Rwandan president accuses BBC of 'genocide denial' (Yahoo News)
- Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa (RNC) coordinator thanks BBC for the documentary Rwanda's Untold Story (The Rwandan)
- The BBC Must Be Congratulated For Launching Scrutiny With "Rwanda's Untold Story" (Blackstar News)
- BBC asks ‘What really happened in Rwanda?’ (San Francisco Bayview)
- BBC accused of promoting genocide denial in Rwanda documentary (The Independent)
- The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide (TeleSUR)
- Protests over BBC's 'revisionist approach' to Rwandan genocide (The Independent)
- "Rwanda's Untold Story - BBC Documentary Offers Compelling Case of Kagame as War Criminal" (Blackstar News)
- This World: Rwanda's Untold Story, BBC Two, review – 'intense'" (The Telegraph)
- "BBC Documentary : Rwanda’s Untold Story – Rwandan community in UK reacts with gratefulness" (Global Campaign for Rwandan's Human Rights)
- "Unearthing falsehoods in the BBC documentary on 1994 Genocide" (The New Times)
- “Rwanda: The Untold Story”: questions for the BBC" (The New Times)
- "Survivors outraged by BBC Genocide denial film" (The New Times, 2014)
- “Rwandan Genocide 10th Anniversary: Correcting the Record--University of Maryland Expert” 2004–Ascribe Newswire
- “Rwanda 1994 killings weren't "genocide - U.S. study” 2004–Reuters
- “Rwanda 1994 killings weren't 'genocide': US study” 2004–ABC Online News
- “Rwanda killings weren't ‘genocide’" 2004 – Yahoo News UK
- “Study: Rwanda killings not a genocide” 2004–The Washington Times
- “1994 Rwanda Killings 'Not Genocide,' Claims US Study” 2004–East Africa
- “Rwanda 1994 killings weren't ‘genocide’- US study” 2004–Yahoo India News
- “Study Finds No Genocide” 2004–Calgary Sun
- “Study: Rwanda killings not a genocide” 2004–United Press International
- “Rwanda killings weren't 'genocide' - US study” 2004–Gulf-News.com
- “Rwanda 1994: More Than Genocide” 2004–University of Maryland
- “Rwanda's Genocide, One Decade Later” 2004–NPR News, The Tavis Smiley Show
- “Rwandan Genocide” 2004–Kojo Nnamdi Show
- “Learning the Wrong Lessons About Rwanda” 2004–Livingontheplanet.com
- “Professor's Rwanda research draws fire” 2004–Diamondback Online, University of Maryland
- “Revisionism in Rwanda Genocide Story” 2004–AllAfrica.com
- “Rwandan victims not just Tutsis, study sugests: 'There was much more to the tragedy' than genocide,' says the lead author of the report” 2004–Vancouver Sun
- “Study questions 'genocide' in Rwanda: Hutus killed by Tutsis may account for half of victims”2004– National Post Canada
- “Could U.N. 'Special Adviser' Prevent Future Genocide?”2004–Inter Press Service News Agency
- “Professors Denounce Torture” 2007 – The Diamondback
- “Torture is Immoral, Illegal and Used by Most Nations” 2007 – Ascribe Newswire
- “Torture Remains Widespread, U.S. Human Rights Commission Told” 2007 – AHN
- “Torture Antidote Against Political Violence Used in 98% of Nations” 2007 – The Cheers News
The Film Malcolm X
- “From the Front Line” with Rev. Jew Don Boney (KYOK). (Houston) 1994-1995. Topics: Black Activism in the 1990s, Political Prisoners, Propaganda in the Black Community.
- “One World” with Jaqueline Batiste (KPFT). (Houston) 1995. Topic: The Legacy of Repression from the 1960’s to the 1970’s.
- "The Political Significance of the film “Malcolm X." National Public Radio (National) 1994.
- "Malcolm X and The State of Black America." WABC Radio (New York) 1994.
- "The Political Significance of the film “Malcolm X.” WMAQ All News 67 (WMAQ). (Chicago) 1994.
- "The Political Significance of the film “Malcolm X.” WBBM Newsradio 78 (WBBM). (Chicago) 1994.
- "The Political Significance of the film “Malcolm X.” KNX 1070 Newsradio” (KNX). (Los Angeles) 1994.