jeudi 30 mars 2017

U.S : " Fox and Friends " needs to apologize to Auntie Maxine.


Tell 'Fox and Friends' producers to apologize for their attack on Maxine Waters now
! 
Tell 'Fox and Friends' to apologize to Representative Maxine Waters!


















Dear friend,

Yeah, he actually said that.
Yesterday morning, racist and serial sexual harassment offender, Bill O'Reilly appeared on 'Fox and Friends' and denigrated honored Representative Maxine Waters by making a cruel and insensitive remark about her hair, in a desperate effort to steer the conversation away from Trump's Russia connection.1 
The sad truth is that Bill O'Reilly's comments were hardly incidental. Everything on shows like 'Fox and Friends' --from the incendiary jokes to the pictures displayed on green screens is intentionally manufactured to create the most sensational segment possible. Producers want clips of their show to go viral and gain new viewers. So, for them, all publicity is good publicity-- and they knew what would happen when they asked Bill O'Reilly, who will do anything for a mean-spirited laugh, to comment on Representative Maxine Waters. That's why, after he issued a half-hearted apology, Fox allowed Bill O'Reilly to continue the vilification of Representative Waters that evening where he blatantly invoked antiblack tropes, stating that she is reliant on entitlement programs and needs to learn how to work hard and get a skill. All of this on the same network where he attacked her appearance earlier that morning.




Both Bill O'Reilly and 'Fox and Friends' have a long history of attacking Black communities with misleading rhetoric and outright lies in order to advance an outlandish, right-wing agenda and smear fair policies.2 And it’s dangerous. It shapes perceptions of Black people in the minds of viewers, and thus endangers Black people in neighborhoods, courtrooms, and classrooms across the country. 
That's why we're demanding that 'Fox and Friends' apologize for producing the segment which disparaged Representative Maxine Waters for cheap laughs. Black hair and womanhood have always been political--and disturbing "jokes" about appearances are a common go-to for misogynistic white supremacists who are trying to belittle Black women's power. Remember when former West Virginia mayor, Beverly Whaling referred to former First Lady, Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels" or when talk radio host and bigot, Don Imus referred to the primarily Black Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy headed hoes?"3 Research shows there are real life consequences for Black women when these dehumanizing stereotypes rule the day including diminished economic opportunities, less attention from doctors, and harsher sentences from judges.




Few things upset a racist more than a powerful Black woman unapologetically exposing the illegitimacy of white supremacy and the power it wields--and Representative Maxine Waters has been doing that for decadesShe is the most senior Black Congresswoman and has served the state of California and the country in public office for over 40 years. She was California's foremost voice against South African apartheid, is a staunch advocate in the fight against mandatory minimums, and has lead Congress's Opposition against Trump.4 In short, she is a living legend who deserves the utmost respect and honor--not bigoted dogwhistles from an attention-seeking, Trump-loving pundit.
If we continue to let 'Fox and Friends' produce segments like the one with Bill O'Reilly and Maxine Waters, without repercussions, we say that it's okay for this show and shows like it to attack Black womanhood for ratings. And it's not--they must be accountable for the cruel segment they instigated. We can't let this continue. We stand with Representative Maxine Waters and we call on "Fox and Friends" to rebuke Bill O'Reilly's attack on Black womanhood and make a public commitment to reject this rhetoric in the future.  




Until justice is real, 



Arisha, Rashad, Brandi, Anika, Jade, Evan, Yeshi, Corina, the rest of the Color Of Change team

















References :


  1. “The Internet to Bill O'Reilly : Leave Congressman Maxine Waters' Hair out of this.” The Los Angeles Times, 28 March 2017. http://act.colorofchange.org/go/7662?t=8&akid=7199.1942551.NiDFJQ
  2. "Bill O'Reilly's History of Racism." Media Matters, 28 March 2017. https://coc.actionkit.com/go/7663?t=10&akid=7199.1942551.NiDFJQ
  3. “West Virginia town tries to move past Michelle Obama "ape in heels" post.” New York Daily News, 16 November 2016. http://act.colorofchange.org/go/7664?t=12&akid=7199.1942551.NiDFJQ
  4. “Congresswoman Maxine Waters Believes Donald Trump Should Be Impeached.” Teen Vogue, 6 February 2017. http://act.colorofchange.org/go/7665?t=14&akid=7199.1942551.NiDFJQ












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France : Justice et vérité pour SHAOYO LIU !



20 000 signatures en 24h pour réclamer Justice et Vérité pour Shaoyo Liu




Le lundi 27 mars, Shaoyo Liu a été abattu chez lui par un policier alors qu'il était non-armé, d'après sa famille le policier a tiré sans sommation.Il était père de cinq enfants.

Grand rassemblement citoyen ce jeudi 30 Mars  2017 à partir de 19h30 Place de la République à Paris, pour réclamer justice pour Shaoyo Liu et apporter notre soutien et notre solidarité à sa famille.

Nous invitons tous les citoyen.ne.s à venir massivement ce jeudi 30 mars à partir de 19h30 Place de la République à Paris pour exiger la justice et l'égalité.

Après la mort d'Adama Traoré tué par quatre policiers lors d'un contrôle au faciès, les violences sur Maxen au Raincy et le viol de Théo à Aulnay.
Aujourd'hui c'est un père de famille qui a été tué à bout pourtant par la police chez lui.

Nous exigeons toute la vérité sur la mort de Shaoyo Liu
Nous ne voulons plus de ces abus de pouvoirs qui blessent, violent, tuent et restent dans l'impunité la plus totale.

Ce rassemblement est citoyen non partisan et nous invitons les participants à respecter ces consignes.

Venez nombreu.x.ses et montrons notre solidarité face à ces drames.

mercredi 29 mars 2017

Ce dimanche, le SALON DU LIVRE de GRÂCES ( Côtes d'Armor, France) accueillera, entre autres, le talentueux poète martiniquais et breton José LE MOIGNE.

L’image contient peut-être : texte

à la
MAIRIE DE GRÂCES
Espace Multiculturel
4 Place André Bardoux, 
22200  Grâces
France

Hier soir, dans une librairie de Paris, un DEBAT sur les méfaits de la COLONISATION FRANÇAISE et sur le FÉMINISME avec l'écrivaine réunionnaise Françoise VERGES

C'était hier au soir, à partir de 20h, à la librairie L'ATELIER, dans le XXème arrondissement de Paris.
Devant un public conséquent et attentif qui réunissait tous les âges, la politologue, écrivaine et militante réunionnaise Françoise VERGES mettait en pleine lumière le drame méconnu (même de la gauche française et surtout, fait particulièrement incompréhensible, du mouvement féministe hexagonal) des pratiques contraceptives qui furent imposées dans les DOM  (et à La Réunion, de façon massive)  aux femmes noires de condition modeste, dont l'Etat français craignait la trop grande et trop "menaçante" fécondité.
A cette occasion fut  évoqué l'"impensé colonial" de la France. Sujet toujours brûlant. Sujet toujours actuel.








Françoise VERGES (à droite) présente son ouvrage  LE VENTRE DES FEMMES - Capitalisme, racialisation , féminisme (Albin-Michel) et explique le sujet que celui-ci aborde.



















Après l'intervention de l'auteure et le débat.































































Texte et photographies : Patricia Laranco.

All rights reserved.




mardi 28 mars 2017

Patricia LARANCO (Moris / France)

Évites le piège de l'attachement,
reste en surface
comme l'air


Les cordes
entaillent la peau,
la passion tient chaud
mais consume.


Si tu tiens
à avoir un but
trouves-t-en
quelque part ailleurs
où tu ne puisse être écorché
par les mirages en maraude


Ne te laisse pas ligoter, 
n'appartiens
à aucun camp :
aucun regret
ne durera
quand l'éphémère
aura passé.












Patricia Laranco.


Marc LOUVERTURE (Haïti).

Rossignol


Soupirs de vagues
aux rivages,
larmes blessées 
par le vent...


La transhumance
a fait voler les pas
des rêves inachevés.


Ô rossignol,
chantre des années perdues...


L'aube a fait migrer tes chagrins
depuis que la nuit a bu
ta voix dans les entre-feuilles
des branches ensevelies
qui protégeaient les caféiers
dans les montagnes d'Haïti.


Et l'azur s'est effacé 
devant les crépuscules 
rougis par les sèves
des arbres
des forêts mortes.


Ô rossignol,
l'horloge parfaite
de mon Grand-Père...


La déchirure des nuits
entache les spleens
des matins embaumés
par l'absence de ta voix


et la mer s'enfuit
aux limites de tes yeux
pour naufrager la félicité 
dans les tunnels
des jours indécis...
















Marc LOUVERTURE.

lundi 27 mars 2017

U.S : SAVE DEMITRIUS !

A Michigan jail is denying Demitrius treatment

 for a chronic illness. 



Tell Judge Levy : Save Demitrius !













Dear friend,

My name is Tia Sumner and I'm the mother of Demitrius Manderfield. I am emailing you with pain in my heart because my son is being tortured in a Michigan jail and will die if he does not receive help. He has not been convicted of any crime but has been caged behind bars for three months, and is being denied treatment for his painful and chronic illness sickle beta thalassemia. His judge, Judith Levy, promised that she would release him for treatment if his medical needs aren’t being met, but nothing has been done. Demitrius’ next court date is on April 7 and my efforts alone are not enough to save him. Will you fight with me ?




On March 7, when Demitrius appeared in Judge Levy’s courtroom, she assured us that if my son’s medical needs weren’t being met she would consider releasing him. But it’s now day 16 since she told us this and he still has not been released or treated. The judge said that she would rule in 24 hours on March 7, 2017. I have continued to call Judge Levy and his prosecuting attorney Sara Woodward and urge for his freedom and access to proper health care, but I am only met with broken promises and false claims that he is being treated.
Jails in the United States are known to be danger zones for people with disabilities --especially Black folks.1 We have lost so many Black people like Sandra Bland, Darren Rainey, Ralkina Jone ---all died behind bars because jail correctional officers and jail health practitioners have no empathy for those who are perceived as criminals. Over half of people locked up have not even been convicted of any crime, including my son Demitrius.2 Folks are being caged because they are either unable to pay bail or they are being denied bail -- making the “innocent until proven guilty” principle our criminal justice system claims to practice obsolete. By refusing to provide chronically ill inmates with medical treatment, jails are literally sentencing people to death before a judge has even convicted them of a crime. We can’t let this happen to my son Demitrius.




In faith,



Tia, mother of Demitrius Manderfield












References :








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