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

Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

By Jakob Stein On June 28 the fascist media outlet Infowars, led by its owner and lead radio host Alex Jones, hosted an anti-mask rally at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The event drew approximately 150 American flag-waving, MAGA hat-wearing reactionaries who chanted the slogan “We can’t breathe,” in a racist mockery of the words which have been a rallying cry for the movement for … Continue reading Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

By Felipe Vera, with contributions from David Martinez On June 19, thousands of dockworkers and protesters halted the movement of cargo from the port of Oakland, in commemoration of Juneteenth and in protest against police violence. The shutdown came in the wake of the recent uprisings following the murder of George Floyd, and was led by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in Oakland … Continue reading Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

Albuquerque: Reactionary Shoots Protester in Defense of Conquistador Statue

By Sandra Harris On June 15, a member of a right-wing militia shot a protester in Albuquerque, New Mexico during a vigil and protest at a sculpture of Juan de Oñate, the Spanish conquistador who established the colony of New Mexico over 400 years ago. Oñate led the massacre of almost 1,000 Acoma Pueblo Indians and cut one foot off of each of the surviving … Continue reading Albuquerque: Reactionary Shoots Protester in Defense of Conquistador Statue