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NYPD Plows SUVs Straight into Demonstrators, Mayor De Blasio Comes to Their Defense

In Brooklyn on Friday evening, the NYPD drove two SUVs straight into a crowd of protesters, echoing violent scenes in Charlottesville in 2017. Mayor Bill De Blasio, a Democrat, continues to defend the police. 

Otto Fors

May 31, 2020

Protests Against Police Violence Erupt in Atlanta, Mayor and Celebrities Urge Demonstrators to “Go Home”

Protests erupted in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday evening over the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin. Demonstrators were met with police repression and were reprimanded by the mayor and rappers Killer Mike and T.I. who urged them to “stay home.”

Otto Fors

May 30, 2020

New York City Bus Drivers Defy the NYPD, Refuse to Transport Arrested Protesters

At Friday’s protests against the police murder of George Floyd, NYC bus drivers were called upon to transport arrested protesters. The bus drivers refused. Unions must develop this solidarity towards a strike against police brutality.

Tatum Regan

May 30, 2020

One Down, Three to Go: Fight the Cops and the Curfew

In a partial win for protesters, killer cop Derek Chauvin was finally arrested for the murder of George Floyd and taken into custody. But this comes hand in hand with a curfew, imposed by the National Guard. Now the fight begins against the curfew and for the arrest and conviction of all four killer cops.

Sou Mi

May 29, 2020

Health Care Workers Call on Labor Movement to Take Action Against Police and Racist Violence

A group of socialist health care workers put forward a statement in solidarity with actions against police and racist violence, demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Sean Reed, and call on unions and healthcare organizations to take up this struggle.

Left Voice

May 29, 2020

Minnesota State Troopers Arrest CNN Journalists on Live Television

State troopers arrested CNN journalists in Minneapolis on live television. We must fight against police attempts to hide their actions and suppress information. 

Olivia Wood

May 29, 2020

Trump Tweets Threaten Escalation in Minneapolis and Animate His Racist Base

On Friday morning, President Trump tweeted in response to events in Minneapolis that, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” His racist comments serve to animate his base and encourage far-right vigilantism. 

Ezra Brain

May 29, 2020

If They Kill One of Us, We All Rise: Justice for George Floyd and All the Victims of the State’s Racist Violence

George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25. His last words were “I can’t breathe,” calling to mind the brutal police murder of Eric Garner who was killed by New York Police in 2014. Rage has spread across the country. We must transform that rage into struggle and organization.

Left Voice

May 29, 2020

Minneapolis Bus Drivers Refuse to Cooperate with Cops

Amidst widespread protesting in Minneapolis over the murder of George Floyd, some Minneapolis bus drivers are refusing to help cops. They will not use their buses to transport protesters to jail. Other labor sectors should follow suit and must strike against police terror and violence. 

Nina DeMeo

May 29, 2020