Think about all the time, resources, labor, and capacity that are poured into the US electoral process. Billions of dollars and millions of hours and millions of people all activated and mobilized around this spectacle. Judging by those figures one would assume that some significant wins that would improve the day to day conditions of the masses of poor and working class people were at stake. . . .
Around midnight, Mother Leydy called an ambulance since Alejandra Monocuco, her friend and housemate, could not breathe well. Approximately 50 minutes later, an ambulance arrived. However, the paramedics did not come with the necessary PPE, meaning it took them fifteen more minutes to safely enter the house after arriving. They took Alejandra’s temperature and took blood from her finger. The paramedics told them that she had no symptoms for COVID-19 and that there was no need to worry. She was asked if she had any other symptoms, to which she replied that she was living with HIV. After that, the . . .
Poor and working class colonized Brazilians have to deal with more than the Coronavirus epidemic. On top of Coronavirus, which has already left 70 thousand dead in Brazil and 2 million infected as of July 20, Brazilians still have to deal with parasitic colonialism and the neocolonial puppets in power. . . .
Originally posted by Comrade Ellis on BlackHammer.Org It’s 2020, and our lives have drastically changed due to the current health epidemic, coronavirus. Yet we still face colonial anti-Black violence, and we still face oppression from the white nationalist state. The current crisis has given the police new powers to enforce social distancing. As colonized people, this means, more militarization, more policing, and therefore more state-sanctioned brutality against us. Essential workers, mostly African and Indigenous to the americas or turtle island, already have to contend with higher forms of oppression and health risks, by leaving their homes in order to work. . . .
Originally Posted by the Anti Police-Terror Project At the end of April, Anti Police-Terror Project’s Ride for Justice for Steven Taylor drew hundreds. Steven Taylor, a 33-year-old Black father of three, was shot to death by a San Leandro police officer as he struggled with a mental health crisis in a local Walmart. Demonstrators practiced social distancing from their vehicles adorned with signs that read “Justice for Steven” and “Compassion Not Cops” as they caravanned, circling the Walmart parking lot chanting and honking horns. Afterward, they headed to San Leandro Police Department—cars spanned the distance of several blocks in front . . .
Colonized people this is our time to usher in a future where no one lives at the expense of another. We must strike now while the enemy is confused and beaten before it regains its bearings. We poor and working class Colonized people will not sacrifice our lives and future again to reopen colonialism! . . .
Sometimes it takes a crisis to see clearly, but universal healthcare, housing, food, utilities, education and a clean and livable planet are all human rights and absolute necessities, even absent a global pandemic. We must fight for a system that will provide those human rights to us all. . . .