San Fernando Valley: March Against Police Murder of Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua

By Serran Soledad On July 17, anti-imperialist organization People’s Struggle SFV (PSSFV) organized and held a march along with community members to demand justice for Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua, both murdered by the police in southern California in recent months. Garcia was shot to death by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) following a vehicle pursuit as he surrendered at a northbound 5 Freeway … Continue reading San Fernando Valley: March Against Police Murder of Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua

Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

By Sarah Ahmed On June 29, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather released security footage from the killing of Frankie “Pop” Jennings at the hands of law enforcement in March, announcing that he will not press charges against the US Marshal responsible. In response to the decision, activists with Charlotte Uprising and Feed the Movement organized a protest demanding justice and answers for Jennings’s family. … Continue reading Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

Pittsburgh: Community Demands Justice for Police Killing of Antwon Rose II

By Blake Garrison On the afternoon of Saturday, June 19, activist non-profit organizations Pittsburgh, I Can’t Breathe (PICB) and the Antwon Rose II Foundation led a march in remembrance of Antwon Rose II, a Black teenager who was murdered by Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld in 2018. On June 19, 2018, Officer Rosfeld pulled over a jitney, an unlicensed taxi, that Rose was traveling in. When … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Community Demands Justice for Police Killing of Antwon Rose II

Minneapolis: Reactionary Driver Kills Woman, Injures 2 Others, During Winston Smith Protest

Photo: Nicholas David Kraus (Source: Hennepin County Booking Photo) By Serran Soledad and Sarah Ahmed On Sunday night in Minneapolis, Nicholas David Kraus, 35, intentionally drove his car into a protest being held for Winston Smith, killing one woman and injuring two other protesters. Kraus, who attempted to escape, was pursued and beaten by the crowd, until he was turned over to police. Winston Smith … Continue reading Minneapolis: Reactionary Driver Kills Woman, Injures 2 Others, During Winston Smith Protest

Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

By Serran Soledad Last Sunday, community members marched to the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) to protest the wrongful detention of 18-year-old Arturo Avila, who was held at gunpoint by SPPD officers before being released with three minor citations in May. Two of the four officers involved, acting supervisor Daniel Potter and officer Sergio Gutierrez, also took part in the targeted brutality of Xavier Rodriguez … Continue reading Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

By Josefina Morales On May 29, activists and community members commemorated the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd as well as the massive wave of rebellion and protest sparked by his killing, known as the May Uprisings, by marching through the streets of downtown Austin and rallying at the Texas Capitol. Demonstrators also honored both Alex Gonzales Jr., who was murdered by … Continue reading Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police

Photo credit: Jenni Lee By Jakob Stein This past week, Jessica Arellano, the widow of Alex Gonzales Jr., confirmed that Gonzales did not have a gun when Austin police officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato murdered him in January of this year. She also confirmed that it was Gutierrez who was the aggressor against her and Gonzales as they were driving with their infant child in the … Continue reading Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police

One Year Since the May Uprisings

By the Editorial Board The conditions for the May Uprisings sparked by George Floyd’s murder were tied to many factors, but the core of their strength was the mobilization of the deepest and most profound masses to fight back against the police, racism, and US imperialism fearlessly. The people and their demand for a new society, in particular where Black people are liberated from the … Continue reading One Year Since the May Uprisings

Charlotte: Activists and Family Hold Rally for Frankie Jennings, Murdered by US Marshals

By Dontay Stevenson On Saturday, May 8, activists with Charlotte Uprising and Jennings’s family members held a rally in honor of Frankie “Pop” Jennings, an unarmed 32-year-old Black man murdered by US Marshals on March 24. The rally was held at Freedom Park in south Charlotte. A banner reading, “Justice for Frankie Jennings” was displayed, along with other signs reading, “Frankie was murdered on his … Continue reading Charlotte: Activists and Family Hold Rally for Frankie Jennings, Murdered by US Marshals

Brazil: Police War Operation Kills 25 in Rio de Janeiro Favela

By David Martinez An operation of war by Brazilian police in the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro has resulted in the deaths of 25 people and many more injured. With the excuse of conducting a drug raid, 200 police officers entered the favela around 6 a.m. on the morning of May 6 with armored cars and helicopter support and began shooting wildly. The death … Continue reading Brazil: Police War Operation Kills 25 in Rio de Janeiro Favela