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Operation Ghetto Storm: 2012 Annual Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 313 Black People | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Malcolm X Project

Every 28 hours in 2012 someone employed or protected by the US government killed a Black man, woman, or child! This startling fact is revealed in Operation Ghetto Storm: 2012 Annual Report on the Extrajudicial Killings of 313 Black People by Police, Security Guards, and Vigilantes.

 

“When we started this investigation in early 2012, we knew a serious human rights crisis was confronting the Black community”, says Kali Akuno, an organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM). “However, we did not have a clear sense of its true depth until we compiled and examined the annual figures. We have uncovered outrageous rates of extrajudicial killings–rates, that when they are found in countries like Mexico or Brazil, are universally condemned.  The same outrage inside the U.S. also demands immediate action.”

via Operation Ghetto Storm: 2012 Annual Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 313 Black People | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.

 

Obama: Americans ‘Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico’ | CNS News

He told the crowd, “We understand that the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.” He later added, “We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.”

via Obama: Americans ‘Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico’ | CNS News.

 

BBC News – Mexico union leader Elba Esther Gordillo arrested

Union head Elba Esther Gordillo, known as Mexico‘s most powerful woman, has been arrested on corruption charges.

Ms Gordillo, who runs the 1.5 million-member Mexican teachers’ union, is alleged to have embezzled more than $156m from union funds.

via BBC News – Mexico union leader Elba Esther Gordillo arrested.

 

Are Black Immigrants Forgotten in the Immigration Debate?

Of the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. in 2011, 80 percent came from Mexico or Latin America. But Hispanic immigration is decreasing and according to CBS News, “for the first time since 1910, Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia.” In an interview with The Root, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D, New York) explained that while some of the challenges facing immigrants are universal, others depend on the country of origin.

via Are Black Immigrants Forgotten in the Immigration Debate?.

Wet Books: Smuggling Banned Literature Back Into Arizona

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Wet Books: We are smuggling banned books back into Arizona this March 2012. Get involved. Arizona, we’re throwing the book at you.

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U.S. Marshal: Dorner may have fled to Mexico – Documents – Los Angeles Times

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Re­cords provide new de­tails on the al­leged ac­tions of Chris­toph­er Jordan Dorner, 33, who is sus­pec­ted of killing three people, in­clud­ing a po­lice of­ficer, and has eluded au­thor­it­ies since the night of Feb. 6 when he was pub­licly named as the sus­pect in the slay­ing of an Irvine couple.

Dorner may have been helped by an as­so­ci­ate iden­ti­fied only as “JY” in the char­ging doc­u­ment that was filed in U.S. Dis­trict Court in Los Angeles after the former po­lice of­ficer was sus­pec­ted of flee­ing from au­thor­it­ies.

via U.S. Marshal: Dorner may have fled to Mexico – Documents – Los Angeles Times.