Police Attack on ICE Encampment Condemned

Activists speak out.   Photos: Joseph Piette by Betsey Piette, originally published on Workers World, July 12, 2018 Police raided an encampment outside the Philadelphia Immigration Customs and Enforcement facility for the second time on July 5. It was the fourth day of the people’s protest. Ten minutes before the early afternoon attack, police told protesters they had to move water[…]

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MOVE Member Debbie Africa Released

by Betsey Piette,  posted on Workers World,  June 17, 2018 Philadelphia — In the early morning of June 16, after nearly 40 years of unjust imprisonment by the state of Pennsylvania, political prisoner and MOVE 9 member Debbie Sims Africa was granted parole and released from the State Correctional Institution-Cambridge Springs. Messaging on Instagram, the MOVE Organization wrote: “Our sister[…]

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Black Support for the Police State

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report, May 18, 2018 “If having black faces in high and not so high places doesn’t save our lives why should we support them at all?” The worst hate group in the United States is not the Ku Klux Klan or any self-proclaimed alt-right group. The most racist, vicious, and deadly menace[…]

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How Durham, NC became the first U.S. city to ban police exchanges with Israel

Manal Sidawi of the Muslim American Public Affairs Council reads a prayer during a rally in support of Demilitarize Durham2Palestine’s proposed resolution banning police exchanges between Durham Police and Israel outside Durham City Hall on April 16. The resolution later passed 6-0, making Durham the first city in the country to ban the practice. (Photo: Sammy Hanf) by Zaina Alsous[…]

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Gun Violence Debate Needs to Include Police Militarization and Drug Prohibition Violence

by Megan Humphrey, from Black Agenda Report and the Drug Policy Alliance blog On March 14, thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S. Later that night in Rio de Janeiro, Marielle Franco, a Brazilian city council member and a vocal critic of Brazil’s militarized law enforcement,[…]

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Outrage as BART Cops Kill Again

Family of Shaleem Tindle outside BART meeting, Feb. 22. by Terri Kay, originally published on Workers World, Feb 28, 2018 Oakland, Calif. — The family of Shaleem Tindle and other members of the community packed a board meeting of the Bay Area Rapid Transit on Feb. 22. They went to show their outrage after seeing a newly released body-camera video[…]

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