Uprisings Across the US Met with Severe State Repression

By Sandra Harris In the weeks following massive uprisings across the US, federal, state, and local agencies have been quick to surveil, track, imprison, and prosecute thousands who rose up around the country in support of George Floyd and other Black people murdered by the police. Similar repression took place in the months and years following the rebellions in Ferguson and Baltimore, as is generally … Continue reading Uprisings Across the US Met with Severe State Repression

St. Louis: Protest at Mayor’s Home Calls for Resignation After She Doxxes Residents

By David Martinez On Sunday, June 28, an angry crowd of protesters marched to the house of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to demand her resignation. Krewson had drawn outrage after she went on a Facebook live news briefing to read the names and addresses of residents who had sent in comments calling on the city to defund the police department. Publicly identifying individuals, generally … Continue reading St. Louis: Protest at Mayor’s Home Calls for Resignation After She Doxxes Residents

San Diego: Police Murder Leo Ibarra, Protesters Face Off with Police

By Nélida Tello On Saturday, San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officers Jonathon Lucas and Tevar Zaki shot 25-year-old Leonardo Hurtado Ibarra, 11 times including once to the head, near the intersection of 6th Avenue and A Street in downtown San Diego around 5:45pm. Ibarra was a father of three, ages 4, 6, and 8. He was pronounced braindead Sunday, and was pronounced dead Monday night … Continue reading San Diego: Police Murder Leo Ibarra, Protesters Face Off with Police

Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Justice for Romir Talley

By Giovanni Ross On June 30, about 50 demonstrators convened in downtown Wilkinsburg to protest the city’s public safety forum and to demand justice for Romir Talley. The event was organized by Pittsburgh I Can’t Breathe, a local Black organizing collective, along with the Talley family and Serve the People. Romir Talley was shot seven times and killed by Wilkinsburg police in December 2019. Since … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Justice for Romir Talley

Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

By Felipe Vera, with contributions from David Martinez On June 19, thousands of dockworkers and protesters halted the movement of cargo from the port of Oakland, in commemoration of Juneteenth and in protest against police violence. The shutdown came in the wake of the recent uprisings following the murder of George Floyd, and was led by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in Oakland … Continue reading Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

Austin: Presentation Builds International Solidarity in People’s Resistance to Police Terror

By Mike Talavera The Committee to Support the People’s Struggle in Brazil gave a presentation on June 18 in Rosewood Park in Austin which highlighted resistance to police oppression in the favelas (slums) of Brazil’s major cities and connected it to the recent protests in the US. The event was carried out in the internationalist spirit of supporting resistance to the Brazilian state and ruling … Continue reading Austin: Presentation Builds International Solidarity in People’s Resistance to Police Terror

Los Angeles: Community Protests After Sheriffs Gun Down Youth in Gardena, Destroy Evidence

By Felipe Vera On Thursday, June 18, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) murdered 18-year-old Andres Guardado outside of his job, shooting him over six times. On Father’s Day, protesters took to the streets of Gardena, marching all the way to the Compton Sheriff’s Station, where they were met with tear gas and flash bangs as the protest was ending.  Andres Guardado was a … Continue reading Los Angeles: Community Protests After Sheriffs Gun Down Youth in Gardena, Destroy Evidence

Austin: Protesters Take Down and Burn US, Texas Flags from Police Headquarters

By Mike Talavera On June 19, protesters in Austin marked the historic date of the emancipation of slaves in Texas with anti-imperialist defiance by pulling down the United States and Texas flags from the poles in front of Austin Police Headquarters and burning them on the street. In place of the symbols of imperialism and racism, the Transgender rights flag was raised in front of … Continue reading Austin: Protesters Take Down and Burn US, Texas Flags from Police Headquarters

Austin: Family of Enrique Quiroz Calls for Transparency and Justice after Police Murder

by Brian Martel On March 31, Enrique Quiroz, died after being arrested, tased, and brutalized by police in southeast Austin. Since then his family has been fighting to gain clarity on his death and calling for the community to organize against police violence. On the day of his death, Enrique’s wife called the police on him for a trespassing violation, saying he was acting strange. … Continue reading Austin: Family of Enrique Quiroz Calls for Transparency and Justice after Police Murder

Defend Austin’s Targeted Three

By the Editorial Board The Joint Task force between the Austin Police Department and FBI has begun singling out, tracking, and arresting protesters believed to be associated with a protest against the corporation Target. So far three people have been arrested and charged with trumped-up felonies for “participation in a riot” and “burglary of a building.” The first felony arrest was carried out tactically against … Continue reading Defend Austin’s Targeted Three