By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare
There is a war going on today, and it’s not in some far off land, rather it’s being fought here in the United States.
Not for oil or gold, but for justice, freedom and liberty.
This war has been fought since the creation of this nation.
This war and its many forms has been fought through protests, like the Boston Tea Party, the Abolitionist Movement, Women’s Suffrage Movement, the L.G.B.T.Q Movement, to the movements being fought today.
Today, I will explain how this war for justice, freedom and liberty is being fought today, between protesters and the rich and powerful.
I was deeply troubled when I heard of Republicans in Republican-controlled states, writing new laws to punish peaceful protests.
This is socially relevant, because in a time when we have a White House full of white supremacists, this is a dangerous time to have our 1st Amendment rights violated.
In New York, a city that has a giant statue dedicated to liberty, protesters are having that very right violated by the men and women paid to protect it.
According to the New York Daily News ” protesters said the NYPD used undercover surveillance at the demonstrations over the chokehold death Eric Garner on Staten Island and shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.”
When Black Lives Matter protesters discovered this possible constitutional violation, they took the NYPD to court to discover what was collected and why.
A later New York Daily News article states ” the NYPD must disclose documents and video surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters at Grand Central Terminal in 2014 and 2015, a judge ruled.
At this time the NYPD has not complied with the orders of the judge.
According to the same New York Daily News article ” the NYPD had argued that revealing its tactics would interfere with with law enforcement work.”
If you were given two black and white photos, one of civil rights activists in Alabama in 1963 and the other Standing Rock Sioux activists in North Dakota in 2016.
According to RT.com “Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access pipeline were reportedly attacked by security officers and their guard dogs.”
To my knowledge, not one person has been arrested for those harsh crimes.
Republicans in Minnesota are advancing a Bill that will allow city governments to sue protesters.
The law if passed will profile African-Americans some people believe.
According to theGuardian.com ” Both critics and supporters of the Bill agree on one thing, it is a response to Black Lives Matter-inspired protests in the Twin-cities area over the last two years, particularly after an officer shot and killed Philando Castile in July” of 2016.
Minneapolis Branch President, of the NAACP called the Bill ” highly racialized “.
The Bill recently passed a Republican-controlled committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
In other Republican-controlled states…..
According to the Intercept.com ” Republicans in Washington state have proposed a plan to reclassify as a felony civil disobedience protests as economic terrorism.”
“Republicans in Michigan introduced and then last month shelved an anti-picketing law that would increase penalties against protesters and would make it easier for businesses to sue protesters.”
” And in Iowa a republican law maker has pledged to introduce legislation to crackdown on highway protests.”
Today I informed you on the current political war being fought between political activists and politicians.
I described how local police have spied on protesters, and how state governments have written new Bills to silence dissent.
One of the worst things any American can do is remain silent in the face of injustice.
Never be afraid to voice dissent.
Never be afraid to use your 1st Amendment rights.
BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
In an attack performed by Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, 86 people were murdered including women and children.
According to Reuters, this is the third terrorist attack in a week, in which Boko Haram is suspected to be involved in.
According to the Associated press, three women suicide bombers detonated devices, homes were set om fire and a nearby refugee camp was attacked.
Boko Haram militants retreated when Nigerian troops arrived with better weapons and tactics.
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BUT A WHITE SUPREMACIST
WITH A BADGE
PUTTING MORE STICKS TO BLACK ASS
THAN A SAN FRANCISCO “FAG”
THEY SAY RACISM DOES NOT EXIST?
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU SEEN A WHITE MAN GET MISTREATED LIKE THIS?
YOU’VE SEEN AN UNARMED BLACK MAN GET CHOKED OUT AND MURDERED IN THE STREETS AND GET NOT JUSTICE
THEY JUST BLAMED US!
-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !
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BY : LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Since October 8th, the seventh church, six of them predominantly African-American, and the 7th ( Shrine Of St . Joseph ) which had a majority white congregation, but was located in a mostly black neighborhood has been set on fire in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
In an area close to Ferguson Missouri, where some many protests against police brutality and racism have taken place, many people in the African-American community believe the police department is not doing enough to solve the spree of what seems to be white supremacist domestic terroristic arson attacks on the black christian community.
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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Today, the Dominican Republic still continues its racist and Xenophobic purging of migrant Haitians, Dominicans of Haitian descent and dark skin Dominicans, to poor to afford the proper documentation, to prove they are of Dominican ancestry.
According to relief officials, approximately fifty to a hundred people , the Dominican Republic claims to be of Haitian ancestry , are forcefully deported from the Small island nation, every day even though according to amnesty international, twenty-seven percent of the people deported, claim they were born and raised in the Dominican Republic.
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