Discrimination and Oppression Around the World: Current Affairs

From Slavery to Mass Incarceration, the Role of Prisons in American Societyby Loïc Wacquant
July 15, 2012, Black Agenda Report
Originally published, with extensive footnotes and additional material in New Left Review, January-February 2002

New York's Black Sites
July 11, 2012, Jean Casella and James Ridgeway, This article appeared in the July 30-August 6, 2012 edition of The Nation.

Muslim anti-Semitism: Myth and Reality
July 4, 2012
The new issue of the quarterly Critical Muslim is out. The theme is Fear and Loathing. It has my review essay on Gilbert Achcar’s great book Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives. Here are a few excerpts:

How the Supreme Court’s ‘Obamacare’ Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity
by Imara Jones
Friday, June 29 2012, Colorlines.com

Born Evil: That's What the Mormon Church Taught Me as a Brown and Female Child
The daughter of a Navajo mother and a white father, tells a painful story of racism and sexism in the Mormon Church.
June 25, 2012

Life Without Parole for Pot? 10 Worst Cases of Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Our government spends more than $7 billion annually to enforce marijuana prohibition in shockingly cruel ways, but the efforts have not deterred marijuana use.
June 27, 2012, AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Justice Scalia Cites Pro-Slavery Laws Excluding ‘Freed Blacks’ To Justify His Anti-Immigrant Opinion
By Ian Millhiser | Sourced from ThinkProgress, Posted at June 26, 2012, 8:38 am

Attention Latinas: Arizona May Be The Worst Place in U.S. to Live
Any day now, the Supreme Court is expected to issue two landmark decisions concerning the Affordable Care Act health reform law and the Arizona anti-immigrant law SB 1070.
June 23, 2012, Huffington Post / By Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas

Ten Leaders Building a New LGBT Politics in the South and Midwest
Sunday, 24 June 2012, Truth Out
By Jamilah King, Colorlines.com

America's new Jim Crow system
The US war on drugs created a whole new generation of the dispossessed, with millions of black people denied their rights
June 24, 2012, Michelle Alexander, guardian.co.uk, Originally Published on Thursday 31 March 2011

Youth Sex Workers Organize for Their Rights
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
By Kari Lydersen, In These Times | News Analysis

Bolivia: The Aymara
Previously untold stories are now being heard in Bolivia, often in languages once excluded from public discourse.
Living the Language, Al Jazeera, 09 May 2012

Canada: The Ktunaxa
For one indigenous people, the internet could be key to saving a language related to no other on earth.
Living the Language, Al Jazeera, 02 May 2012

New Zealand: The Maori
One model for reviving dying languages focuses on immersing children and their parents within the Maori culture.
Living the Language, Al Jazeera, 16 May 2012

A Polish village's forgotten Jewish dead
By David Shukman, BBC News, 15 June 2012

Jewish life slowly returns to Poland
By Adam Easton, BBC News, Warsaw.20 April 2012

Fear and Loathing of Islam
Moustafa Bayoumi June 14, 2012

Islamophobia and Its Discontents
Laila Lalami June 13, 2012

When Your Father Is Accused of Terrorism
Laila Al-Arian June 13, 2012

The Sugar Mama of Anti-Muslim Hate
Max Blumenthal June 13, 2012

Part 3: Joseph Stiglitz on Ways to Lessen Inequality in the United States

State-sponsored attacks: open season on online journalists
By Danny O’Brien/CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator

Euro 2012: Uefa confirms 'isolated racist chanting' towards Dutch
BBC, 8 June 2012

Asian fans racially abused in Euro 2012 stadium
BBC, 28 May 2012

Black Migrants in White Israel
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 01:54 — Jemima Pierre

Fighting for Demoestic Workers in California
By: Peter Rothberg, June 1, 2012, The Nation


In a Divided City, Many Blacks See Echoes of White Superiority
Published: March 22, 2012
A recent Twitter dispute over whether Cape Town is racist has given way to soul-searching in the city, which many blacks see as the last bastion of white rule.
Bomber Strikes Nigerian Church, as Attacks on Christians Mount
A suicide bomber set off a car full of explosives at a church in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in the latest attack on Christian worshipers, witnesses said.
Congo Study Sets Estimate for Rapes Much Higher
Published: May 11, 2011
A new study in the American Journal of Public Health, estimates that nearly two million women have been raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a woman victimized nearly every minute.
Latitude: Lest We Remember
Published: April 26, 2012
The Turkish government’s long-standing refusal to acknowledge the suffering of Armenians is a barrier to its democratic progress.
Israel Acts to Curb Illegal Immigration From Africa
Published: December 11, 2011
The government said it would spend $160 million to build an Egyptian border fence, expand detention centers and increase the policing of companies that hire immigrant workers.