Guards Torture Political Prisoner Eric King, Bureau of Prisons Destroys Video

Photo: Eric King in a four-point restraint (Source: Government Case File) By David Martinez In 2018, Eric King, a political prisoner from the Ferguson Uprisings for Black lives, was assaulted and tortured by prison guards, who put him in a four-point restraint, splayed-out for five hours, while interrogating him. It was reported last week that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) destroyed some video evidence of … Continue reading Guards Torture Political Prisoner Eric King, Bureau of Prisons Destroys Video

Los Angeles: Home Protest Ordinance Protects the Ruling Class, Represses the People

Photo credit: Libby Denkman/LAist By Serran Soledad On Tuesday, the Los Angeles city council tentatively approved an ordinance which prohibits protesters from coming within 300 feet of the protest target’s private home—expanding a municipal code already in place that restricts targeted protests to no closer than 100 feet of a person’s residence. With the newest motion, introduced by city council president Nury Martinez and Councilman … Continue reading Los Angeles: Home Protest Ordinance Protects the Ruling Class, Represses the People

Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Garrett Foster was murdered by reactionary US Army sergeant Daniel Perry on July 25, 2020, while defending a march for Black lives in Austin, Texas. Foster’s death has resonated with revolutionaries around the US—the example he set by putting his life on the line and making the ultimate sacrifice for the people is something that lives on far beyond his last heartbeat. The following is a … Continue reading Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

North Carolina: Judge Charged with Assault for Attempting to Run Over Black Activists

By Noah Long North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge John Tyson has been charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” for driving his vehicle towards a group of protesters and nearly running them over in Fayetteville earlier this month. The charges against Tyson were filed by activist Myah Warren, who says she was nearly hit in the incident. After calling 911 to report the protest, … Continue reading North Carolina: Judge Charged with Assault for Attempting to Run Over Black Activists

Ventura: Vigil and March Held on Anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s Death

By Serran Soledad Marking one year since the police murder of Breonna Taylor at the hands of Louisville Metro Police Officers, community members gathered at Plaza Park in Oxnard for a candle light vigil early Saturday morning. The vigil was followed by a march in front of the Ventura County Government Center later that day in the neighboring city of Ventura. Organized by Black Lives … Continue reading Ventura: Vigil and March Held on Anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s Death

Austin: Interview with 400+1, Jordan Walton Family

The Austin Tribune Support Committee spoke with representatives of 400+1, at their encampment in East Austin. They have set up tents, a canteen, and other resources at the pavilion in Rosewood Park, declaring it the capital of what they call “Orisha Land,” an 11 mile area of the historically Black East Austin neighborhood. Tribune has published an extended interview so 400+1 can speak in their … Continue reading Austin: Interview with 400+1, Jordan Walton Family

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.