Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest January 8-14

Minneapolis, MN Proceedings in the cases against the officers who participated in the murder of George Floyd have seen delays and attempts by defense attorneys to claim that a fair trial is impossible because of their clients own oppositional defenses. Read more here. New York City, NY The New York attorney general has announced a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and … Continue reading Repression & Resistance: Week in Protest January 8-14

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

Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest, November 20-26

Cover Photo of activists resisting evictions in Los Angeles by KTLA “Repression and Resistance” is a column from Tribune of the People that highlights rebellions and repression happening in protests across the US each week. If you want us to cover a protest happening in your city, please send us a pitch. National Amazon workers across the country are expected to go on strike today, … Continue reading Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest, November 20-26

Austin: Community Gathers to Celebrate and Support Political Arrestees

By David Martinez Austin community members gathered on Sunday afternoon for a social event to celebrate and support local arrestees from the summer of uprisings and protests against police brutality. The event was held by the Drop the Charges coalition, and in attendance were protesters facing a myriad of charges, joined by their family, friends, and other supporters. With Autumn and Halloween themed decorations displayed … Continue reading Austin: Community Gathers to Celebrate and Support Political Arrestees

‘Disbanding’ of the Minneapolis PD and the Limitations of Police Reform

By Felipe Vera This Sunday, nine out of thirteen members of the Minneapolis City Council, forming a veto-proof majority, declared that they would “dismantle” the embattled and disgraced Minneapolis Police Department, following the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide mass rebellion. Since the murder of Floyd, uprisings have rocked the country, especially in Minneapolis where police precincts were destroyed and burned to the … Continue reading ‘Disbanding’ of the Minneapolis PD and the Limitations of Police Reform

Rubber Bullets and Liberal Lies: Two Counterinsurgency Tactics in the George Floyd Uprisings

By the Editorial Board In one week the police murder of George Floyd has exploded into a mass rebellion across the US. The protesters who have taken to the streets in Floyd’s name have been subjected to an all-out violent assault by the state for days on end; the police have arrested, injured, and even killed as they’ve scrambled to repress this latest mass uprising. … Continue reading Rubber Bullets and Liberal Lies: Two Counterinsurgency Tactics in the George Floyd Uprisings

The People of the Twin Cities have Stood Up

By the Editorial Board What is People’s Justice? It is not the type of ‘justice’ provided by the capitalist system, but the type the people take into their own hands. The people of the Twin Cities have shown how this is done. On their own, the government would not have been inclined to arrest the killer cop. It was the people, their just anger and … Continue reading The People of the Twin Cities have Stood Up

Police Murder of George Floyd Sparks Mass Rebellion

By Sandra Harris Thousands of people have taken to the streets to rebel in response to the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week, which led to uprisings in nearby St. Paul, and in other cities including Memphis, Tennessee, New York City, and Los Angeles, California. George Floyd, a 46-year-old man from Houston, Texas who had recently lost his job due to … Continue reading Police Murder of George Floyd Sparks Mass Rebellion