US athletes led a series of protests and strikes against racism and police violence on 28 August 2020, the scale and militancy of which has no historic parallels in US history. The fact that a wave of protests broke out on the date that was marking Jackie Robinson Day seemed apt.
It’s ludicrous. You can – and, in many cases, MUST – wear something covering your face in public unless you are one of the few Muslim women who wears a niqab. Then it is a banned face covering, quite different from those other things that cover your face.
A look at why and how fascist and far right organisations – in and out of government – in central and eastern Europe are using homophobia to mobilise support, and the resistance against them.
Folk-soul singer Abu Talib (formerly Bobby Wright) talks about the political climate of the early 1970s, his “people’s farm” in the Bronx and the reissue of his single, Blood of an American.
Protests have erupted again onto the streets of Poland in rage at the implementation of an almost total ban on abortion – just months after the far right PiS government was forced to back down on the issue.