Austin: Police Repress People’s Rights to Clear Way for Pro-Police Rally

By Mike Talavera Last weekend, police arrested 18 people who were counter-protesting a pro-police rally organized by the Wind Therapy Freedom Riders in front of Austin Police Department (APD) Headquarters. Police targeted counter-protest chant leaders and banner holders, repressing the people’s rights to show their anger against the police and their supporters, including known fascists. Police quickly began pepper spraying counter-protesters who had shown up … Continue reading Austin: Police Repress People’s Rights to Clear Way for Pro-Police Rally

Los Angeles: DA’s Husband Charged with Misdemeanors After Pointing Gun at BLM Protesters

By Felipe Vera This past Tuesday, the California Attorney General’s office charged David Lacey, husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, with three misdemeanor counts of assault, after he pointed a gun at several Black Lives Matter protesters in March. District Attorney Lacey has long been a target of anti-police activists and community members due to her refusal to prosecute or indict any police … Continue reading Los Angeles: DA’s Husband Charged with Misdemeanors After Pointing Gun at BLM Protesters

Chicago: Columbus Statue Protesters Attack Police, Injure 49 Officers

By Mike Talavera Last Friday, hundreds of people surrounded the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago’s Grant Park and tied ropes around it, attempting to pull it down as part of a nationwide movement against racist US monuments. When Chicago police arrived to defend the statue with batons and pepper spray, they were barraged with water bottles, fireworks, and other projectiles. 49 officers were injured and … Continue reading Chicago: Columbus Statue Protesters Attack Police, Injure 49 Officers

Austin: Anti-Racist Protesters Rally for Journalist Brutalized by Police

By Mike Talavera Last Friday, police arrested seven protesters near Austin Police Department headquarters, including independent journalist Hiram Gilberto Garcia who has been livestreaming anti-police protests in Austin since the May Uprising. In one video posted, police can be seen punching Hiram after throwing him to the ground. “Hiram was targeted because Hiram is a threat to [the] agenda of saying everything is peaceful and … Continue reading Austin: Anti-Racist Protesters Rally for Journalist Brutalized by Police

Pittsburgh: Mother Goes on Hunger Strike, Demands Justice for Son

By Peter Cherry On July 21, Duquesne University announced that it was going to honor the demands of Dannielle Brown, including cooperation with an independent investigation of her son’s death (and any police involvement), body camera requirements and mental status exams for the officers. Dannielle declared the beginning of her hunger strike for her son Jaylen at Freedom Corner, the historic location in the Hill … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Mother Goes on Hunger Strike, Demands Justice for Son

Austin: Youth Rally for Black Lives, Activists Debate the Issues

By David Martinez Saturday, July 11, a new student-led group, Austin Liberation Youth Movement, organized a rally and march in Downtown Austin in support of the ongoing protest movement against police murders of Black people. The youth brought together reformist groups and individuals, such as the Austin Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Austin Justice Coalition, and candidate for Travis County Attorney, Delia Garza. The Mike … Continue reading Austin: Youth Rally for Black Lives, Activists Debate the Issues

Louisville: 87 Charged with Felonies for Sit-In at Attorney General’s Home

By David Martinez On July 14, about 100 protesters marched to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in Louisville and assembled in his front lawn to demand that he arrest the police officers involved in the March killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black healthcare worker murdered while laying in her boyfriend’s bed. Engaging in civil disobedience, the protesters refused to leave when police … Continue reading Louisville: 87 Charged with Felonies for Sit-In at Attorney General’s Home

Three Points on the People’s Struggles

By the Editorial Board Point 1: Expect Resistance, Not Dialogue, from Those Who Can’t Breathe Black people have been yelling to the world, “I can’t breathe,” a popular slogan in the years since the murder of Eric Garner, amplified by the final words of George Floyd. But Black people have been saying this for over four hundred years, both figuratively and in many cases literally … Continue reading Three Points on the People’s Struggles

Bronx Man Fights Back Against Police Officer, Places Him in Chokehold

By Sandra Harris In a viral video tweeted on July 11, a Black man bravely defended himself against the police and put an officer in a headlock after NYPD began arresting another man in the Bronx. Officers claimed they were responding to a vehicle illegally parked by a fire hydrant. Franklin Adrian was being arrested for a parking summons after police claimed they told him … Continue reading Bronx Man Fights Back Against Police Officer, Places Him in Chokehold

Georgia: Governor Deploys National Guard Troops to Atlanta, State Police HQ Attacked

By Nélida Tello On Monday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and deployed 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta following numerous shootings and an attack on state police headquarters last weekend. 100 protesters attacked the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) headquarters early Sunday morning. Lieutenant Stephanie Stallings described the protesters as “militant in their actions” as they smashed windows with bricks and threw … Continue reading Georgia: Governor Deploys National Guard Troops to Atlanta, State Police HQ Attacked