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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 Ahmed

July 8, 2021

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.

Adnan Ahmed

April 20, 2021

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.

Adnan Ahmed

April 13, 2021

Not Just One Bad Apple: Another Man of Color Was Murdered By Police Outside of Minneapolis

Police in Minnesota shot and killed Daunte Wright Sunday afternoon. As protesters gathered, the police shot at them with rubber bullets. There is no reforming the racist, murderous police.

Left Voice

April 11, 2021

“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.

Adnan Ahmed

April 5, 2021

Minneapolis Covered Up Recordings of Racist Cop Taunting Somali Teens

Recently-released recordings show a Minneapolis cop making racist statements and threatening the lives of four detained Somali teenagers. The city didn’t fire him until a year later, and it covered up its recordings of these events for six years.

Daniel Werst

December 29, 2020

What Does Minneapolis Mean by “Abolish” the Police?

The Minneapolis City Council has declared their intention to “abolish” the police. They keep using that word, but it doesn’t mean what they seem to think it means. Let’s take a look at what they’re actually proposing.

Olivia Wood

June 9, 2020

Don’t Fall for the Copaganda: They’ll Take A Knee, Then Tear Gas Thousands

Cops in cities across the U.S. are marching in protests and taking a knee in “solidarity” before continuing to attack demonstrators. These empty acts of “copaganda” obscure the racist violence of the police, and serve to diffuse the protests.

Minnesota is a Blue State. Where is the “Lesser Evil” Now?

The murder of George Floyd is not just the responsibility of the police. State violence is a constant in Minneapolis, a state governed by Democrats. The Mayor Jacob Frey has worked together with the Governor Tim Waltz to repress the current protests against police brutality and racism.

Ana Rivera

May 30, 2020