Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Black lives matter

The Uphill Battle Against Los Angeles Police Killings

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From The Guardian: "Police shot Mack, a 30-year-old father of two, in the middle of a mall on the afternoon of 10 April, as...

Interview With Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

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In this interview for Vice, Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses her efforts to fight for the civil rights of marginalized communities and to speak...

Dear Son: A Mother’s Experience of Psychiatry, Racism and Human Rights

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I wanted to spare you, my son, from suffering like I did. I wanted to give you every opportunity I could. You have grown into a good man, a caring and successful man, yet you still have to fear for your life in this country. You still feel pain when you see what is happening.

#Diversity? — What “Solidarity” Really Looks Like

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What would it look like if national peer-run mental health organizations and other national leaders came out with statements in support of other movements' struggle for freedom from oppression? What would it look like if we were truly unified in solidarity? We would have community-based centers providing intentional support, open 24 hours a day, instead of crowded jail cells holding people in pain. It wouldn't be easy, but we have to do it.