Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

Photo credit: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register By the Editorial Board When mass uprisings take place it is like a great awakening—many new activists are like a person seeing snow for the first time and expecting it to last for years. To seasoned eyes, it is more like a tide, powerful and inspiring, but already poised to recede. The tide returning to the sea never means that … Continue reading Mass Protest Movements Come and Go, Struggle is Permanent

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

Killeen: Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt Gun Club March, Demand an End to No-Knock Warrants

By Oliver Powell On January 23, the Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt Gun Club of Central Texas gathered in Killeen, Texas in solidarity with Marvin Guy, a Black man from Killeen charged with murdering a detective who entered his home on a no-knock warrant, and Patrick Warren Sr., who was murdered by Killeen Police earlier this month during a mental health call. The “Community Patrol” demonstration consisted … Continue reading Killeen: Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt Gun Club March, Demand an End to No-Knock Warrants

Columbus: Hundreds Protest Murder of Casey Goodson Jr.

Photo credit: Da’Shaunae Marisa, New York Times By Serran Soledad Over 200 people gathered in front of the Ohio Statehouse on December 11 to protest the murder of Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Meade as Goodson arrived home from a dental appointment. Family members and loved ones stood at a podium, giving heartfelt speeches … Continue reading Columbus: Hundreds Protest Murder of Casey Goodson Jr.

Erie: Federal Authorities Aggressively Persecute Protester by Stretching Law

By Peter Cherry Melquan Barnett, a 28-year old out-of-work Black forklift operator in Erie, Pennsylvania, is facing heightened federal charges in connection to the May Uprisings. Barnett’s case is one of 319 cases of protest-related vandalism nationwide that the U.S. Attorney office has upgraded to felony charges using intentionally malleable laws, all for the purpose of striking fear into protestors and those supporting the mass … Continue reading Erie: Federal Authorities Aggressively Persecute Protester by Stretching Law

Austin: Día de Muertos for Black Lives

By Nélida Tello On November 1 in Dove Springs District Park, a group of Chicanos and Latinos in Austin hosted a Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) event, honoring the lives of Breonna Taylor, Mike Ramos and the hundreds of Black people killed by the police in the US. Event organizers say they wanted to emphasize unity across different peoples and cultures against oppression, … Continue reading Austin: Día de Muertos for Black Lives