Adnan Ahmed is an activist who lives in the Twin Cities.
Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Convicted Despite the Legal System, Not Because of It
Ahmaud Arbery’s killers were found guilty by a jury today. A few days ago a jury also let murderer Kyle Rittenhouse walk free. This system is not for us and never will be. The working class and the oppressed must unite to fight against the capitalist system that is built on racism.
“We run this society and we can shut it down”: Reflections on the Rittenhouse Trial
The Rittenhouse verdict is an indictment of the racist capitalist system. We can neither rely on the capitalist Democratic party to help us, nor can we afford to get stuck in a vicious cycle of mutual aid efforts that is entrenched in a constant state of responding to capitalist crises. To rid ourselves of this racist capitalist system, we must come together and shut it down.
We Are the Only Ones Who Will Liberate Us
With every victory won as a result of Black struggle, the ruling class has left no stone unturned to curtail social progress. Empty promises of incremental change or a seat at the oppressor’s table will not liberate us. To be truly free, we must overthrow the racist-capitalist system that profits off our lives.
Private Cops in Uptown Minneapolis — Another Tool to Maintain the Racist-Capitalist System
Citizen’s arrest laws—a relic of colonial times—exist in all 50 states and were created to help catch slaves when Black people were considered property. Recently, private cops hired by the Seven Points Uptown shopping mall arrested activists in Uptown, Minneapolis. Laws and legality in bourgeois society function to maintain the racist-capitalist status quo. We must kick all cops, private or not, out of our communities and unions.
A Woke Mural and Black Dolls: How Target Hides Its Racism
Target used empty antiracist gestures in reopening its East Lake Street store in Minneapolis, which was damaged during the George Floyd uprising. But featuring a woke mural and selling Black dolls will not hide its role in violent racist policing.
All Cops. Not Just Derek Chauvin
The ruling class presented Derek Chauvin as a “bad apple.” Meanwhile, in the one year since he murdered George Floyd, cops in the United States have killed over a thousand people. It's not just Derek Chauvin. It’s all cops.
Protesters Still Face Charges from the George Floyd Uprising
People are still facing charges from arrests since the George Floyd Uprising. Left Voice spoke to two activists still facing charges from the I-94 mass arrest in Minneapolis on Nov 4, 2020 in Minneapolis. We demand that all charges be dropped.
Murder of Winston Smith and Future of George Floyd Square – State Violence Continues in Minneapolis
The murder of Winston Smith and the attempted reopening of George Floyd Square show that the state has no interest in stopping its violence.
Palestine Solidarity and Workplace Retaliation
The international working class solidarity movement with Palestine is facing a predictable backlash from the imperialist-friendly corporate sector. We must organize against this systemic retaliation and fight for a free Palestine.
Operation Safety Net: Safety for the Ruling Class, Trauma for the Masses
In a city with more than 3,000 National Guard soldiers, protesters defy the militarization and protest racism, police brutality, and the increasing presence of repressive forces.
Minneapolis Suburb Defies Curfew after Police Murder Daunte Wright
Demonstrators in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota defied the 7 p.m. curfew yesterday to protest the police murder of Daunte Wright.
“Yes 4 Minneapolis”: Reforming an Uprising, but Not the Police
Minneapolis voters now may have a few different police-reform options to consider in the upcoming city elections in November. Despite promises to dismantle the Police Department, the proposals on the table will do nothing to stop police violence.