Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Photo: Activists disrupt former Detroit police chief James Craig’s campaign announcement (Source: Ken Coleman, Michigan Advance) By Peter Garland On September 14, activists from Detroit Will Breathe shut down a speech by former chief of police James Craig as he announced his candidacy for the office of governor of Michigan. Craig oversaw the Detroit Police Department (DPD) during the May Uprisings following George Floyd’s murder, … Continue reading Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Activists Denounce Heightened Federal Repression of Protesters under Biden and Trump

Cover photo: An unknown protester fearlessly confronts a DPS Trooper during the May Uprisings in Austin. By Michael Nolan, David Martinez The Biden administration continues to expand and intensify the federal government’s repression of protesters and activists fighting for progressive causes across the US. Activists have highlighted how these repressive efforts ramped up under Trump during the protests following the May Uprisings last year, and … Continue reading Activists Denounce Heightened Federal Repression of Protesters under Biden and Trump

Austin: March in Honor of Garrett Foster on Anniversary of His Murder

By Josefina Morales On July 25, the one-year anniversary of the murder of Garrett Foster, supporters of the movement for Black lives marched in his memory, calling for the conviction of his killer and for the advancement of his fight in service of the people. Foster, 28, was killed by Daniel Perry, a reactionary active-duty US Army sergeant who drove into a crowd of protesters … Continue reading Austin: March in Honor of Garrett Foster on Anniversary of His Murder

Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

By Josefina Morales On May 29, activists and community members commemorated the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd as well as the massive wave of rebellion and protest sparked by his killing, known as the May Uprisings, by marching through the streets of downtown Austin and rallying at the Texas Capitol. Demonstrators also honored both Alex Gonzales Jr., who was murdered by … Continue reading Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

Austin: Day of Action to Drop the Charges from May Uprisings

By Brian Martel As part of a national day of action on Wednesday, activists with the Drop the Charges Coalition rallied on the steps of the Austin federal courthouse to demand that all remaining charges against the protesters from the May Uprisings be dropped, in particular the remaining 350 protesters still facing federal charges. The day of action came one day after the anniversary of … Continue reading Austin: Day of Action to Drop the Charges from May Uprisings

One Year Since the May Uprisings

By the Editorial Board The conditions for the May Uprisings sparked by George Floyd’s murder were tied to many factors, but the core of their strength was the mobilization of the deepest and most profound masses to fight back against the police, racism, and US imperialism fearlessly. The people and their demand for a new society, in particular where Black people are liberated from the … Continue reading One Year Since the May Uprisings

Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts

By Blake Garrison On Tuesday evening, about 200 people rallied at Freedom Corner and marched in honor of George Floyd after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of Floyd. The march was organized by Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) who collaborated with city politicians and other organizations to channel the announcement of the verdict into … Continue reading Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts

Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Photo credit: WBTV Charlotte By Julian Oddo After several months of an internal examination of policies, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) announced that they would not be enacting any changes to their search warrant procedures. This ‘internal examination’ was nothing more than a charade to deceive those who took part in May Uprisings—the promise of potential reforms was used in an attempt to demobilize … Continue reading Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Without Power, Justice is an Illusion

Photo credit: Court TV via AP By the Editorial Board Celebrate the people, celebrate the uprisings, celebrate the Floyd family, honor the life of George Floyd, and honor the lives of all others gunned down and murdered by this racist policing system and its decaying ruling class. We celebrate and honor all of them because it is the masses who are the makers of history—the historic … Continue reading Without Power, Justice is an Illusion

Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists

By Roger Kuessey Last week, activists rebuilt Garrett Foster’s memorial on the corner of 4th St. and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, at the site where Garrett was murdered by active-duty US Army sergeant Daniel Perry in July of last year during a protest for Black lives during the summer of uprisings. Following Garrett’s murder on July 25, activists and supporters continued to maintain and … Continue reading Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists