Angela Davis speaks to more than a thousand at McAlister auditorium on Tulane University campus. Professor Davis puts the fight of former Black Panther Herman Wallace against solitary confinement into the context of the longer term struggle for freedom.
Immigration activists from the Arizona Dream Act Coalition were holding a vigil outside a Phoenix immigrant detention center when a bus filled with immigrants tried to leave the facility.
The DREAMers, undocumented youth brought to the country as children, and their mothers, ran towards the bus.
“It was weird, all of the families and moms everybody started running to get in front of the bus,” high-profile DREAMer, Erika Andiola, who was at the vigil, told BuzzFeed.
They surrounded the bus and didn’t let it go anywhere.
Many of them fell to their knees in prayer while the bus flashed its lights in their faces.
“There were people inside,” Andiola says. “Moms got on their knees and started praying.”
Photos were taken of prisoners inside the bus. A man held up his hands revealing he was chained.
Andiola, who’s mom was nearly deported earlier this year, before receiving prosecutorial discretion, couldn’t believe what she was seeing. “Seeing us chanting they started raising their arms and legs to show us their chains. My mom told me they chained her too but I didn’t think they were such big chains.”
Another woman wept while praying and waving to the DREAMers.
The standoff lasted for hours. Andiola says they were supposed to leave at 9 p.m. but stayed five hours longer.
Two DREAMers were arrested but later released.
The standoff lasted for five hours before the bus retreated back into the Phoenix detention center.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was contacted for a statement on the incident but did not respond.
Top image: Illustrates how corporate interests control the office of the president. Gerald Ford became after Nixon resigned.
Left image on second top row: This image shows Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on the left with President Richard Nixon, laughing as they bring war and destruction to Third World countries.
Right image on second top row: Two weeks after Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew were reelected in 1972, Douglas made this photo collage.
Image on top third row: President Richard Nixon is satirized as a royal member of the KKK while all serve their corporate masters.
Right image on fourth top row: Israel: The Zionist puppet state of imperialism.
U.S. imperialism and associates: West Germany, France, Israel, and Britain. Descriptions explain how these countries were deliberately made economically dependent on the U.S.
Left image on fourth top row: Imperialists: All this proves even more clearly that U.S. imperialism is the most barbarous shameless aggressor of modern times, the main force of aggression and war, the chieftain of world reaction, the bulwark of modern colonialism, the strangler of the national liberation and independence, and the disturber of world peace.
Image on fifth row: As explained by Malcolm X:
"It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some blood to suck. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely."(0)
“It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a radical conflict of black against white or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”(1)
"You and I are living at a time when there’s a revolution going on. A worldwide revolution. It goes beyond Mississippi. It goes beyond Alabama. It goes beyond Harlem. There’s a worldwide revolution going on.
Number one, what is it revolting against? The power structure. The American power structure? No. The French power structure? No. The English power structure? No. Then what power structure? An international Western power structure. An international power structure consisting of American interests, French interests, English interests, Belgian interests, European interests. These countries that formerly colonized the dark man formed into a giant international combine. A structure, a house that has ruled the world up until now. And in recent times there has been a revolution taking place in Asia and Africa, whacking away at the strength or at the foundation of the power structure.”(2)
and Robert F. Williams:
"The violence that we had in the 60’s was limited. The next time it will be unlimited because the violence in the 60’s was a struggle for human dignity and for human rights. The next struggle will be a struggle for survival and it will not just be limited to Black people or Black against white, but it will be the poor people, the masses of the people of the country, struggling for the right to live or the right to survive."(3)
Left image on sixth row: “Don’t support the greedy; support the needy!”
Right image on sixth row: “The recently coined term, black capitalism, is shown here in league with U.S. imperialism, revealing that both have the same exploitative practices and goals.”
Bottom image: “I’ve lived through some hard times here in the “Land of the plenty,” with the U.S. government talking about a sale for this and a charge for that, while we the people starve!
Images and text taken from “Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglass.”
TW- #Rape #Survivors #Men
It doesn’t matter what your gender.. rape/sexual assault is not okay.
Blaming the victim is not okay. Dismissing someones trauma is not okay.
If someone is going to show their vulnerability, LISTEN & REASSURE them their feelings are valid!
I mean after all, if it happened to you, how would you feel being completely dismissed?
it’s for my psychology midterm.
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