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Across the Globe, Foreign Powers Attack Racism, Hypocrisy of U.S. Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

 

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In the midst of protests emerging all across the U.S. in support of slain teenager Michael Brown, officials and protesters are now speaking out from overseas and making it clear that frustration at the events in Ferguson, Missouri are being felt across the globe.

It was on November 24 that the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old African-American was announced to the public.

Protests almost immediately sparked in cities all across the U.S., including Atlanta, St. Louis, New York City and Los Angeles but little did these protesters know that other countries were mobilizing as well and standing in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.

In London, protesters took to the streets chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “No justice, no peace. Stop the racist police,” CNN reported.

Reports revealed that protestors gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square to let the people of Ferguson know that the pain they feel is being felt all across the world.

“We feel the pain, we know the pain of losing somebody at the hands of police,” Carole Duggan, whose nephew was fatally shot by police in north London roughly three years ago, told CNN. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.”

For Duggan, Ferguson is so important because it has shed a light on issues that are not exclusive to that one community.

“What happens there will eventually happen here: If they can murder Michael the way they did, they can murder anyone’s mother, father, brother, sister, daughter or son,” Duggan said to the crowd of roughly 1,500 protestors.

Several of the protesters had their own stories of racial discrimination, whether it was against themselves or a loved one.

Their message for the public was that institutional racism is a problem that the entire world is facing—not just one city and not just one country.

For some, the results of that institutional racism can be described as nothing less than torture.

The U.N. Committee against Torture is pushing the U.S. to take a closer look at cases of police brutality, especially the frequent shootings of unarmed Black men, Reuters reported.

This will mark the panel’s first review of the U.S.’s record on preventing torture in roughly eight years.

The panel’s own investigation of the “frequent and recurrent police shootings or fatal pursuits of unarmed Black individuals” led them to push for the U.S. to have independent investigators involved with instances of police brutality.

“We recommend that all instances of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officers are investigated promptly, effectively and impartially by an independent mechanism,” panel member Alessio Bruni said, according to Reuters.

Another panel member told a group of reporters that there were concerns about how investigations of police brutality were being carried out in the U.S.

ferguson militarized police“We have certain concerns about whether investigations are thoroughly completed and whether punishment of law enforcement (officers) when they have crossed the line are effectively put in place,” committee member Jens Modvig said, according to Reuters.

North Korean officials have also taken noticed of the frequent killings of unarmed Black men in America and claim that the U.S. no longer has the right to criticize their own issues with human rights.

“The occurrence of nationwide protests at present goes to prove that the U.S. human rights regime is beset with serious problems,” an anonymous ministry spokesperson said, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The report went on to say that the anonymous spokesperson slammed President Barack Obama for making “irresponsible remarks” following the announcement of the grand jury decision.

The president told the press that the country needs to remember that laws are put in place to keep order and that the people need to accept and respect the grand jury’s decision.

Meanwhile, North Korea is facing its own serious issues with human rights abuse.

According to HRW.org, which monitors issues of human rights all across the globe, “There has been no discernible improvement in human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea since Kim Jong-Un assumed power after his fathers death in 2011. The government continues to impose totalitarian rule.”

 

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5 thoughts on “Across the Globe, Foreign Powers Attack Racism, Hypocrisy of U.S. Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

  1. Mohammed Shakur says:

    I know some of the elders is like "this looks way too familiar. Wasnt the foreign powers attacking AmeriKKKa back in the 50s-60s because of the same thing?"

  2. Daniel Cohen says:

    The issue here, as we all know, is much larger than just one unarmed man who was gunned down by a police officer.

    Many people in foreign countries, including “Foreign Powers,” as the article states, know all-too-well the sting of war, economic imperialism, slavery, genocide, and cultural subjugation at the hands of the US puppet masters.

    African people, as well as countless tribes, nations, and civilizations have been enslaved by “Western” colonial powers in recent centuries (by the US included).

    We don’t need to be told by some foreign government about US domestic colonialism so much as We ourselves need to understand what this is… through our own careful analysis of history and by reaching out to people around the world to gain perspective, understanding, and solidarity.

    The people and institutions that run America feast on divide and conquer tactics. Until we can get all of our various cultural communities working together or at least in tacit solidarity to educate and uplift, we don’t stand a chance against the people and the systems that have shown themselves time-and-time-again to be greed-driven, manipulative, violent, and corrupt.

    That being said, the violence that has plagued African peoples since they arrived in shackles on the shores of the East Coast USA is a legacy that this nation has yet to overcome.

    INVEST IN REAL AND EQUAL EDUCATION.
    END THE “WAR ON DRUGS”.
    SCALE-BACK POLICE UNITS AND THEIR POWERS.
    REDUCE PRISONS AND THE "PRISON POPULATION".
    BRING THE WAR DOLLARS BACK HOME TO OUR COMMUNITIES.
    GAIN CONTROL OF NATIONAL NARRATIVES AND DIALOGUES.
    ANALYZE AND SCRUTINIZE MEDIA AND PROPAGANDA.
    TEACH CHILDREN RESPECT AND SHOW TRULY SHOW IT.

  3. Jaigo Jaided says:

    “We recommend that all instances of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officers are investigated promptly, effectively and impartially by an independent mechanism,” panel member Alessio Bruni said, according to Reuters.

    Another panel member told a group of reporters that there were concerns about how investigations of police brutality were being carried out in the U.S.

    people do not fall for the bs and vague talk. Police Brutality happens to all races, but Blacks by a long shot. This would only allow them to Look into Cherry picked cases.. It is No different than the Civil Rights movement when they instituted Affirmative Action and Used Minority instead of BLACK.. Giving the benefits to all they deemed "Minority" including gay men and White women.. You MUST be Specific for what you ask for and demand if not there's always loopholes. And Looking into Police Brutality would give them the legal right to look at ONLY white Brutality cases, and excessive force cases. Also, They say nothing about the Unlawful murders. so what do this dumb ass investigation have to do with the price of tea in China, or the Unlawful murders committed by White cops against Blacks.

  4. Thomas Stratford says:

    Gee another 80 I.Q. race pimp tries to make the case for international outrage over the non event of some filthy thug getting his proper comeuppance, by quoting the bastion of human rights, North Korea. Too funny!

  5. Bwire Vincent says:

    '…The U.N. Committee against Torture is pushing the U.S. to take a closer look at cases of police brutality, especially the frequent shootings of unarmed Black men…'

    The one, United Nations of Amerikka?

    What a joke.

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