National Guard Seeks to Double Size of its Largest Training Site
The National Guard is proposing to more than double its Camp Grayling training site in Michigan. The super polluter seeks to deepen its ties with private contractors and develop tools of surveillance and punishment.
Joe GarofaloJanuary 24, 2023
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 AhmedApril 20, 2021
The National Guard Is No Friend of Workers and the Oppressed: A Lesson from Ludlow
On this day in 1914, the National Guard slaughtered striking miners and their wives and children in Ludlow, Colorado. The National Guard has never been a friend of the working class, even if its members come from that class. No wonder unionists expelled the National Guard recently from the St. Paul Labor Center, which it was using to launch its forays into Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the police killing of Daunte Wright.
Scott CooperApril 20, 2021
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 ForsMay 30, 2020
The Militarization of the Border and the Tasks of Socialists
An immediate mobilization of workers and popular sectors — on both sides of the border — is necessary to demand the withdrawal of the National Guard and an end to deportations and Trump’s border wall.
Pablo OprinariApril 13, 2018