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Run the Jewels Break Down 'Meow the Jewels' Donation Recipients

Rolling Stone
October 23, 2015

Run the Jewels have updated their Meow the Jewels Kickstarter page with a full breakdown of how they donated their funds in the fundraising effort as well as which organization will receive all future profits from the cat-sampling Run the Jewels 2 remix album. After families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown split $40,000, remaining and future profits will go to National Lawyers Guild's Mass Defense Committee

Protesters march against racist statues to pressure officials to take action

The Louisiana Weekly
December 7, 2015

After waiting 180 days for the required protocol for the removal of at least four Confederate monuments from public spaces, to be completed, last Saturday during Bayou Classic 2015, more than 50 protesters came together to send a message to city leaders: “Take down the statues honoring white supremacists now.”

Sweet Micky and the Sad Déjà Vu of Haiti’s Presidential Elections

The New Yorker
December 3, 2015

In  the lively and graphic opening montage of the new documentary “Sweet Micky for President,” a behind-the-scenes look at Haiti’s 2010-2011 Presidential election and the rise of the entertainer turned President Michel Martelly, a newsman in stock film footage declares that “Haitians are a very abused people.” Granted, he says, Haitians are also proud—proud that our country was born out of a slave uprising; proud that we were the first black republic in the western hemisphere; proud, too, of having survived in the face of extreme adversity, what many called “resilience” after the devastatin

"Meeting a Man Like That, You Can't Help Wanting to Do More": A Visit With Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Truthout
December 7, 2015

Oscar López Rivera has served 34 years in US prisons for seditious conspiracy - in other words, for his commitment to the independence of Puerto Rico - though he wasn't convicted of hurting or killing anyone. Since 1898, when the US militarily invaded and occupied Puerto Rico, there hasn't been a single decade in which there hasn't been anindependentista imprisoned.

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