Cover photo by Jenna Watson “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. Indianapolis, IN This week protesters took to the streets after it was announced that none of the police officers … Continue reading Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest, November 6-12
Cover photo by Emma Lee By Mike Talavera Last week, attorney William M. McSwain announced new federal charges against four men who participated in the May Uprising in Philadelphia, making a total of nine protesters in the city now facing federal persecution. Related to the torching of police vehicles on May 30, these cases are being used by the state to further criminalize and intimidate … Continue reading Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising
By Nélida Tello Rebellions have once again engulfed Philadelphia after the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, on Monday. Protesters rebelled demanding justice for Wallace for three consecutive days. In response, Mayor Jim Kenney issued a citywide curfew and deployed the National Guard. The police murder of Wallace was captured on camera and subsequently went viral on social media. Two Philadelphia … Continue reading Philadelphia: Uprisings Demand Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.
By Robin Fontaine Early Tuesday evening, ultra-reactionary US President Donald Trump visited Philadelphia to appeal to “undecided voters,” though his racist rhetoric revealed that he was mainly speaking to his largely reactionary base of support in the city. When asked about police reforms, Trump said, “We have to be about law and order otherwise you’re going to see your cities burn. And that’s the way … Continue reading Philadelphia: Protesters Take Streets Against Trump’s Visit