The U.S. government holds many political prisoners, including journalists; national security state whistleblowers; Black, Indigenous, and other nationally oppressed revolutionaries; foreign diplomats; activists; and more, writes Stansfield Smith.
Black political organizations and other anti-imperialist groups condemned the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) raiding early Friday morning the properties of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) and its solidarity organization in Saint Louis, Missouri, and in Saint Petersburg, Florida. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
Panamanian movements have called for the government to sit down in negotiations with the mobilized sectors and listen to their demands, People's Dispatch reports.
Despite China delaying the vote to hold closed-door negotations, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed Friday to renew the UN's mandate in Haiti. Since 2004, as many as 13,000 troops from around the world have served as part of the UN's peacekeeping mission. For many Haitians, the mandate is a foreign occupation, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.
If certain pro-Israel and pro-fossil fuel advocates get their way, U.S. residents will lose a fundamental right to free speech and protest, reports Jessica Buxbaum.
Community organizers in East Saint Louis in Illinois are trying to build power for the disenfranchised Black community by rooting their political demands in the unresolved past: A 1917 race riot that killed more than 100 Black people, displaced 6,000 residents and destroyed $9.4 million in property. Frances Madeson reports.