Michigan Judge Equates BLM Protester to “Die Hard” Terrorist
Today, a Michigan Judge refused to dismiss felony charges against BLM organizer and Left Voice member Tristan Taylor for his participation in a 2020 protest against police violence, instead comparing him to the terrorists from the movie "Die Hard."
Detroit Will BreatheMay 23, 2022
Right-Wing Vigilante Opens Fire on Black Lives Matter Protesters in Portland
This latest attack against Black Lives Matter protesters shows the necessity to intensify the struggle and to build organizations of the working class capable of defeating the reactionary Right.
Julia WallaceFebruary 21, 2022
“I Am A Man”: MLK and the Memphis Sanitation Strike
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis, TN. He was there supporting striking sanitation workers.
Madeleine FreemanJanuary 17, 2022
“We’re Not All Here”: Why We Must Fight To Free Political Prisoners in 2022
As we enter 2022, many activists from BLM and other movements face years in prison. We must build a movement to demand their freedom, both to protect those specific people and to defend against state attacks on our movements in general.
Ezra BrainJanuary 2, 2022
Kim Potter Murdered Daunte Wright: We Must Mobilize for A Guilty Verdict and Against the Racist System
This week marks the beginning of former cop Kim Potter’s trial for murdering Daunte Wright. The verdicts in the Chauvin, Rittenhouse, and Arbery trials show how difficult it is to get any semblance of justice in a racist system that values private property over human lives.
Adnan AhmedDecember 1, 2021
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.
Adnan AhmedJuly 22, 2021
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.
Adnan AhmedJuly 8, 2021
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.
Adnan AhmedJune 10, 2021