Minnesota: Police Murder of Daunte Wright Sparks Days of Combative Protest

By Serran Soledad On Sunday, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the department and president of the local police union. Wright was murdered during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb, sparking five consecutive nights of combative protests outside the police headquarters as well as solidarity protests across the country. Just … Continue reading Minnesota: Police Murder of Daunte Wright Sparks Days of Combative Protest

Chauvin Trial Puts the Spectacle of the Bourgeois Legal System on Display

By the Editorial Board On Monday, March 27, the long-awaited trial for former police officer Derek Chauvin, the murderer of George Floyd, began, and with it, the ruling class seeks to distract from a key fact which no one should forget—there would be no trial to speak of if it were not for the fierce uprisings of the people of Minneapolis, which echoed around the … Continue reading Chauvin Trial Puts the Spectacle of the Bourgeois Legal System on Display

Austin: Travis County Drops Charges against Some Protesters, Continues Persecution of Others

Cover photo of protests in Austin during May Uprising By Mike Talavera On Thursday, Travis County Attorney Delia Garza announced on Twitter that the remaining cases related to protests in Austin from the end of May to mid-June would be dismissed. In a follow-up tweet, however, Garza said that her office was still reviewing cases where “damage was done, a weapon was involved, or there … Continue reading Austin: Travis County Drops Charges against Some Protesters, Continues Persecution of Others

Minneapolis: Derek Chauvin to be Tried Separately for the Murder of George Floyd

By Nélida Tello Judge Peter Cahill ruled on Tuesday to separate the trial of Derek Chauvin, known for killing George Floyd last May after kneeling on his neck for over eight minutes, from the three former Minneapolis police officers who aided him. Cahill decided to split up the trial after receiving an email from Hennepin County Chief Judge Toddrick Barnette, who expressed concern, arguing that … Continue reading Minneapolis: Derek Chauvin to be Tried Separately for the Murder of George Floyd

The Failure to Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers with Murder Is Not Unique

By Mike Talavera On Wednesday, the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that no Louisville police would be indicted for the murder of Breonna Taylor, the Black worker who was killed in March. The grand jury only indicted former officer Brett Hankison for “wanton endangerment” for firing 10 shots into Breonna’s apartment after police used a battering ram to break down her door in the … Continue reading The Failure to Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers with Murder Is Not Unique

A Nova Democracia: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

The following is an unoffical translation of the Editorial “Romper o ciclo vicioso” by the popular democratic Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia Since the brutal murder of George Floyd on May 25, the imperialist superpower the United States (USA) has been the scene of the biggest mass protests since the late 1960’s. For 50 years, the struggle for so-called “civil rights,” although it reversed some … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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

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

Seattle: Motorist Rams Protesters on Highway, Killing One

By Nélida Tello In the early hours of Saturday, Dawit Kelete, 27, barreled through a crowd of protesters in his vehicle heading down Interstate 5 in Seattle, killing one and critically injuring another. Both protesters were taken to Harborview Medical Center where Summer Taylor, 24, was pronounced dead Saturday night. Diaz Love, 32, survived the hit-and-run and remains in recovery. People honored both Love and … Continue reading Seattle: Motorist Rams Protesters on Highway, Killing One

Black Militia Assembles at World’s Largest Pro-Slavery Monument

By Mike Talavera On the imperialist 4th of July, hundreds of heavily armed militia members of the all-Black “Not Fucking Around” Coalition (NFAC) descended on Stone Mountain State Park outside of Atlanta to present a show of force and call for the removal of the nine-story quartz sculpting honoring leaders of the former Confederacy, the largest monument to white supremacy in the world. “As long … Continue reading Black Militia Assembles at World’s Largest Pro-Slavery Monument