On César Chávez Day, Chicanos fight back against LAPD

by Luis Sifuentes, published on Fightback News, April 2, 2021 The LAPD recently shot six people in seven days. We also saw them unleash their violence last week in Echo Park against the unhoused community and allies, then call it a “service to the community.” And they’re trying to use their violence during last summer’s protests to secure more resources[…]

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January 6 Exposes 2 Faces of US Democracy

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, January 12, 2021 What occurred on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was shocking but not surprising.   What was shocking was the sight of thousands in a majority white, neofascist terrorist mob — with no masks and no social distancing — overrunning the supposedly high security sanctuary of the offices of U.S. Congresspeople,[…]

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Justice for Walter Wallace!

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, October 27, 2020 Outrage over the police killing of Walter Wallace, Jr., a Black husband, father, son, and twin, erupted throughout his West Philadelphia neighborhood on Oct. 26, as news of the incident spread.  Wallace was shot multiple times by police on his block in front of his mother and neighbors who frantically[…]

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The Role of Police in Gentrification

by Brenden Beck, published on Consortium News, September 24, 2020 A lawsuit alleges Breonna Taylor died because Louisville was trying to arrest its way toward economic redevelopment. Research shows this is common. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The circumstances surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing by police in Louisville, Kentucky, are by now[…]

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Protests for Daniel Prude in second week in Rochester, N.Y.

by R.J. Red, published on Workers World, September 15, 2020 Sept. 13 – Nearly six months ago, Daniel Prude was murdered by police officers in Rochester, N.Y., while experiencing a mental health crisis. Initially, the details of the case were swept under the rug by Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and Mayor Lovely Warren. However, on Sept. 2, body camera[…]

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September 19: a Nationwide Day of Protest, and Dialog on Community Control of Police

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, September 10, 2020 Community control puts us on the path to both defunding and abolishing the police – so why are many  Black Lives Matter chapters withholding support? The Black masses want justice, security and democracy (also known as “self-determination”) to be part of the equation.” Despite the unprecedented wave of “Justice[…]

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The US is a Racist Militia

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 2, 2020 U.S. cops are already racist and brutal, and any militia “infiltrators” would feel right at home. “Kyle Rittenhouse was acting like the police who shot and severely wounded Jacob Blake.” It is common to see news stories reporting that white supremacists or right wing groups have infiltrated police departments.[…]

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Lessons From The Rebellion: A Virginia Defender Analysis

Published in the Virginia Defender Newspaper, Summer 2020 Edition The protests that erupted after the public police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have grown into the broadest and most sustained rebellion against racism in U.S. history. They have not been as violent as those during the Long Hot Summer of 1967, or the uprisings in more than 100 cities[…]

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Athletes Continue to Build Support for BLM

by Monica Moorehead, posted on Workers World, July 28, 2020 U.S. athletes continue to express their solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests around the country, as professional sports attempt to resume some kind of normalcy since totally shutting down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis. For instance, the Women’s National Basketball Association voted to dedicate its entire season to[…]

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