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Stand Up, Fight Back: Call for Submissions on Police Violence and Black Struggle

Left Voice wants to highlight the voices of people speaking out against violence from police and white vigilantes. We invite you to write articles, share your art and your testimonials, and contribute to the fight for Black liberation against state-sponsored violence and other instances of race-based oppression.

Left Voice

May 28, 2020

Second Night of Rage in Minneapolis as Killer Cops Remain Free

Last night protests continued in Minneapolis. While killer cops remain safe and comfortable in their homes, the national guard has been called to repress protesters. While the media demonizes the protesters as criminals and looters,it is clear that the real criminals are the killer cops and the National Guard protecting them.

Firing Killer Cops Is Not Enough

The police officers who murdered George Floyd have been fired, but that isn’t even close to enough. The killer cops must be jailed and we must organize together to overthrow the racist system that created them.

Ezra Brain

May 27, 2020

Birding While Black

I am a birder, which is what "birdwatchers" call ourselves. I am also a Black woman. Recently, birding was added to the list of dangerous activities for Black people. 

Julia Wallace

May 27, 2020

The Spirit of Ferguson in Minneapolis: Thousands Take the Streets to Demand Justice for George Floyd

Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Minneapolis to protest the murder of George Floyd by the cops. Protesters faced off against tear gas and rubber bullets.

Justice for George Floyd: Black Man Murdered by Minneapolis Police

George Floyd was killed by a white cop, who suffocated him over the course of ten minutes. Floyd repeated that he couldn’t breathe and bystanders pleaded for the cops to stop.

Tatum Regan

May 26, 2020

Police Shot Breonna Taylor in Her Bed — Then They Arrested Her Partner

Police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, murdered Breonna Taylor after bursting into her apartment as she slept and opening fire. Then her partner was arrested for attempted murder after he defended himself from an unannounced home invasion by the Louisville PD.

Ezra Brain

May 25, 2020

Structural Violence, COVID-19, and The Bronx: A Black Physician on Health Inequities

A Bronx physician writes about the social determinants of health that are sometimes forgotten in the discussion. And the need for solidarity against the crisis.

Vanessa Ferrel

May 19, 2020

The MOVE House Bombing, 35 Years Later

35 years ago, on May 13, longstanding tensions between MOVE, a black liberation group, and the Philadelphia Police Department erupted horrifically when the police dropped bombs on their homes. Eleven people were killed, including five children and the founder of the organization. Sixty-one homes were destroyed, and more than 250 citizens were left homeless.

John Leslie

May 13, 2020