Minneapolis: Protests Demand Justice for Amir Locke, Executed by Police in No-Knock Raid

Photo credit: A protest in Minneapolis on Saturday for Amir Locke (Source: Unicorn Riot) By Michael Nolan In the early morning of February 2, 22-year-old Amir Locke was murdered by Minneapolis police, who stormed into the apartment where he was sleeping and killed him within nine seconds of opening the door. The officers were serving a no-knock warrant that Locke was not named in. Since … Continue reading Minneapolis: Protests Demand Justice for Amir Locke, Executed by Police in No-Knock Raid

Minneapolis: Community Support Wins Lighter Sentence for Targeted Political Prisoner, Tom Moseley

by Michael Nolan A federal judge sentenced anti-police brutality activist Tom Moseley on Wednesday to 90 days in a halfway house and two years of probation for charges resulting from his participation in the May Uprisings following the murder of George Floyd. In the face of heightened repression by the federal government, Moseley’s sentence, which does not include prison time, represents a victory for his … Continue reading Minneapolis: Community Support Wins Lighter Sentence for Targeted Political Prisoner, Tom Moseley

Biden Prosecutes Lawyers who Protested for Black Lives as ‘Terrorists’

By Sandra Harris The Biden Administration is seeking terrorism enhancements on top of charges against two protesters in Brooklyn who were arrested during last year’s May Uprisings against police brutality. Facing the heightened persecution from Biden’s Justice Department are Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, two lawyers accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at an empty New York Police Department vehicle on May 29, 2020. Both … Continue reading Biden Prosecutes Lawyers who Protested for Black Lives as ‘Terrorists’

Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Photo: Activists disrupt former Detroit police chief James Craig’s campaign announcement (Source: Ken Coleman, Michigan Advance) By Peter Garland On September 14, activists from Detroit Will Breathe shut down a speech by former chief of police James Craig as he announced his candidacy for the office of governor of Michigan. Craig oversaw the Detroit Police Department (DPD) during the May Uprisings following George Floyd’s murder, … Continue reading Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Activists Denounce Heightened Federal Repression of Protesters under Biden and Trump

Cover photo: An unknown protester fearlessly confronts a DPS Trooper during the May Uprisings in Austin. By Michael Nolan, David Martinez The Biden administration continues to expand and intensify the federal government’s repression of protesters and activists fighting for progressive causes across the US. Activists have highlighted how these repressive efforts ramped up under Trump during the protests following the May Uprisings last year, and … Continue reading Activists Denounce Heightened Federal Repression of Protesters under Biden and Trump

Austin: March in Honor of Garrett Foster on Anniversary of His Murder

By Josefina Morales On July 25, the one-year anniversary of the murder of Garrett Foster, supporters of the movement for Black lives marched in his memory, calling for the conviction of his killer and for the advancement of his fight in service of the people. Foster, 28, was killed by Daniel Perry, a reactionary active-duty US Army sergeant who drove into a crowd of protesters … Continue reading Austin: March in Honor of Garrett Foster on Anniversary of His Murder

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: Day of Action to Drop the Charges from May Uprisings

By Brian Martel As part of a national day of action on Wednesday, activists with the Drop the Charges Coalition rallied on the steps of the Austin federal courthouse to demand that all remaining charges against the protesters from the May Uprisings be dropped, in particular the remaining 350 protesters still facing federal charges. The day of action came one day after the anniversary of … Continue reading Austin: Day of Action to Drop the Charges from May Uprisings

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

Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts

By Blake Garrison On Tuesday evening, about 200 people rallied at Freedom Corner and marched in honor of George Floyd after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of Floyd. The march was organized by Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) who collaborated with city politicians and other organizations to channel the announcement of the verdict into … Continue reading Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts