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          Futures and Afrofuturism: An Interview with Krista Franklin
    
          June 22, 2016
    
          Afrofuturism posits a future that disrupts the present and calls out its injustices. Krista Franklin produces poetry and visual art in the Afrofuturist tradition. Her poems and art works have been published in Black Camera, Copper Nickel, and Encyclopedia, Vol. F-K. Franklin’s work has been exhibited nationally in the U.S., and was featured on 20th Century Fox’s ‘Empire’ (Season Two). She is interviewed on Berlin Art Talk about her artistic interpretations of the future.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-06-22/futures-and-afrofuturism-interview-krista-franklin
  
  
          How the Orlando Massacre Affected Me, a Man Who is Proudly Muslim and Gay 
    
          June 22, 2016
    
          My wish as I mourn the lives lost in Orlando? Let all families hold their loved ones dear; and let our LGBT American Muslims live their lives with dignity, openly and freely.


    
          https://portside.org/2016-06-22/how-orlando-massacre-affected-me-man-who-proudly-muslim-and-gay
  
  
          The Supreme Court on the Police State and Sotomayor's Dissent
    
          June 22, 2016
    
          Sonia Sotomayor lashed out at “lawless police conduct” that disproportionately targets black and brown Americans.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-06-22/supreme-court-police-state-and-sotomayors-dissent
  
  
          Alabama Rising
    
          June 22, 2016
    
          Birmingham, Alabama, 74% African-American, with 47 % of its children living in poverty passed a minimun wage bill to take effect this March.  Republican in the State House passed legislation to undue the measure, taking away the right of local juristiction to enact labor ordinances that impact workers.  As a result, 42,000 low-wage workers in Birmingham lost wages increases.  Now workers are fighting back with a state-wide Living Wage campaign.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-06-22/alabama-rising
  
  
          There Was No Clear Agenda at the People’s Summit—and That’s a Good Thing
    
          June 22, 2016
    
           Despite hyped-up media accounts, Bernie-or-Bust was just one of many directions explored in Chicago.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-06-22/there-was-no-clear-agenda-people%E2%80%99s-summit%E2%80%94and-%E2%80%99s-good-thing
  
  
          Death Toll Rises in Oaxaca As Govt Represses Teacher Protests
    
          June 22, 2016
    
          The Mexican government followed through on its threat to use force against striking dissident teachers.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-06-22/death-toll-rises-oaxaca-govt-represses-teacher-protests
  
  
          Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy
    
          June 22, 2016
    
          In this new book, Jerry Harris traces the links between the current stage of the development of transnational capitalism and the decline of democratic norms throughout society. Harry Targ guides us through this terrain, and, along the way, raises some critical questions about the significance of Harris's findings for today's social movements. 
    
          https://portside.org/2016-06-22/global-capitalism-and-crisis-democracy
  

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