First We Mourn, Then We Organize: A Letter to Weary Black Organizers Who Have Had Enough
Tyre Nichols, and all victims of police brutality, must be mourned. But we can't stop fighting or give in to despair — we have to build an independent political party that clashes with the capitalists physically, politically, and ideologically.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 29, 2023
Say His Name! Justice for Tyre Nichols
As the video footage of the police murder of Tyre Nichols is released today, it will be important for everyone who is against police violence to stand in solidarity and defend and join in the mobilizations demanding justice for his murder.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 27, 2023
DPD Must Not Be Given License to Kill: Justice for Porter Burks and All Mental Health Victims of Police Brutality and Aggression
Detroit Police have killed yet another Detroiter having a mental health crisis. We republish a statement from the BLM group Detroit Will Breathe.
Detroit Will BreatheNovember 14, 2022
Former Police Officer to Stand Trial for Patrick Lyoya’s Murder
Christopher Schurr will go to trial for fatally shooting Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head during a traffic stop in April in Michigan. To truly win justice, we need to continue to organize against the police and the system they uphold.
Tristan TaylorOctober 31, 2022
From BLM to Generation U: How the Spirit of the Uprising Persists in Today’s Labor Movement
The BLM movement may have left the streets, but its spirit lives on in Generation U and the fight against worker exploitation — combining the dynamism of social movements with the strategic position of labor to fight capitalism.
Carmin MaffeaOctober 22, 2022
Victory in Detroit Will Breathe Lawsuit Against the City of Detroit
The City of Detroit is ordered to pay over $1 million to protestors repressed by police in the wake of George Floyd's murder.
Detroit Will BreatheOctober 16, 2022
Aftershock: How a Racist System Turns Childbirth into a Death Sentence
Aftershock exposes the disastrous effects of the for-profit medical industry on Black pregnant people and a capitalist system that puts profit before human lives — whether they desire to become parents or not.
Shain SlepianSeptember 16, 2022
Juneteenth Is about Black Liberation — not Union Busting
Companies like Starbucks and Amazon are celebrating Juneteenth while union busting and hyper-exploiting their Black workers. We must resist these attempts to strip Juneteenth of its radical legacy and de-fang the movement for Black Lives.
Otto ForsJune 19, 2022
BLM Activists in Grand Rapids Face Felony Charges, Arrested Day before Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
BLM activists leading the struggle for Justice for Patrick Lyoya were arrested on their way to City Commissioners meeting, and four Black leaders are charged with felony charges. We need every social justice organization, union, and other community and progressive organizations to show their solidarity.
Tristan TaylorMay 29, 2022
BLM Leader In Court to Challenge Racist and Retaliatory Charges
A Detroit leader of the Black Lives Matter movement is set to appear in court to challenge racist and retaliatory felony charges for marching to demand the firing of a Chief of Police who called BLM protestors “subhuman” and said they belonged in “body bags”.
Detroit Will BreatheMay 23, 2022