Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Hosts Presentation on Baltimore and Ferguson Uprisings

By Cesar Lozano On Friday October 2, the Mike Ramos Brigade hosted a presentation on the 2014-2015 Ferguson and Baltimore uprisings, summarizing the lessons learned and how they apply to the current fight for Black lives. Nearly 100 people attended and enjoyed food and music in addition to the lecture. The presentation highlighted the rebellion of the masses in Ferguson after the police murder of … Continue reading Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Hosts Presentation on Baltimore and Ferguson Uprisings

Austin: Woman Surrounded by DPS, SWAT For Anti-Police Slogans on Car

Cover photo by Cassandra Clark By Brian Martel On July 27, Lauren Mestas was stopped on the First St. Bridge by state troopers (DPS). Authorities surrounded Mestas’ car for over an hour. Mestas had committed no crime but was targeted for the anti-police messages written on her car. Only two days prior, Mestas was at a protest where she witnessed the murder of Garrett Foster. … Continue reading Austin: Woman Surrounded by DPS, SWAT For Anti-Police Slogans on Car

Austin: Family Accuses Police of Negligence in Investigation into Son’s Death

By Mike Talavera Justice for Trollie, a group seeking justice for Tardrick Fowler Jr., led a march around the Austin Police Department headquarters last weekend. Focused mainly on reforms and joined by Austin Justice Coalition and other local organizers, Trollie’s family demanded that the police reopen the case of his death. Police had concluded in June of this year that 19-year-old Trollie had been playing … Continue reading Austin: Family Accuses Police of Negligence in Investigation into Son’s Death

Austin: Community Responds After Black Cemetery Vandalized

By Cesar Lozano On the morning of September 21, the historically Black Evergreen Cemetery was vandalized with Christian phrases and symbols written in blue paint on fifteen gravestones, including a sideways “8,” likely referencing a Neo-Nazi dog whistle. Community members believe this to be a racially motivated attack by a white supremacist. Painted on the gravestones were the names “Azreal,” “Samael,” and “Dumah,” all names … Continue reading Austin: Community Responds After Black Cemetery Vandalized

Denver: Increased State Repression Targets 6 Activists with Extreme Charges

By the Editorial Board Yesterday September 17, the reactionary state targeted leaders of the movement for Black lives in Denver, Colorado. Among those targeted for arrest were four leading activists with the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). The charges include the typical array of riot-related offenses and the extreme charge of first-degree kidnapping for allegedly “trapping” police in their own precinct during a July … Continue reading Denver: Increased State Repression Targets 6 Activists with Extreme Charges

NBA Game Boycott Against Police Violence Ripples Across Professional Sports

By David Martinez On August 26, the Milwaukee Bucks were scheduled to take the court for a National Basketball Association (NBA) playoff game against the Orlando Magic. After a discussion in the locker room, the players chose to boycott the game in protest of the unceasing police brutality against Black people, primarily in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake and the reactionary murders of … Continue reading NBA Game Boycott Against Police Violence Ripples Across Professional Sports

MLK Marchers Attacked by White Reactionaries Two Nights in a Row

By Peter Cherry On Monday night, a marcher was shot in Bedford County, Pennsylvania as a caravan of activists were walking from Milwaukee to Washington DC for a Martin Luther King Jr. event to bring awareness to the oppression of Black people. On Route 30 in Schellsburg, activist Frank Nitty, who has been leading the group ‘United We Walk’ in the march to Washington, said … Continue reading MLK Marchers Attacked by White Reactionaries Two Nights in a Row

Kenosha: Jacob Blake Police Shooting Sparks Uprising, Teen Reactionary Kills Two Protesters

By David Martinez In Kenosha, Wisconsin, the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black father of six, ignited three consecutive nights of combative protests in the mid-size Midwestern city. After the community rose up to burn down government buildings and expropriate businesses, far-right armed vigilantes have come in to threaten protesters, and on Tuesday, one of the armed individuals, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, shot two … Continue reading Kenosha: Jacob Blake Police Shooting Sparks Uprising, Teen Reactionary Kills Two Protesters

Los Angeles: Six Activists Arrested After Toppling of Racist Statue

By Felipe Vera On Thursday August 13, a group of over 40 protesters toppled a George Washington statue in Downtown Los Angeles. Shortly after the protest concluded, six protesters were targeted by the police and arrested and currently face felony charges of vandalism. That evening, marchers congregated in front of the Los Angeles City Hall giving speeches on the history of colonialism in the US … Continue reading Los Angeles: Six Activists Arrested After Toppling of Racist Statue

Pittsbugh: Activists Reclaim Erased Romir Talley Mural

By Peter Cherry As family and community members have continued to protest last December’s police murder of Romir Talley, a mural was created in his honor on the side of an unoccupied business in Wilkinsburg. The mural stayed up until last week, only to be painted over after a new owner purchased the property. Activists reclaimed the wall in an action last Saturday, hanging banners … Continue reading Pittsbugh: Activists Reclaim Erased Romir Talley Mural