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Environmental Racism Leads to Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi, a city whose population is more than 80 percent Black, has been without clean reliable water for days, adding to the ongoing water issues due to decades of neglect and divestment.

Molly Rosenzweig

September 2, 2022

Killer Cop Jason Van Dyke Goes Free as Biden Increases Police Funding

The cop convicted of murdering Laquan McDonald is being released today after fewer years in prison than millions of people convicted of relatively minor crimes. Democrats in office have provided mostly false promises and dishonest excuses.

Daniel Werst

February 3, 2022

The HBCU Bomb Threats Are an Attack on Black People

In the first week of Black History Month, a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities were at the receiving end of bomb threats. This comes against a larger backdrop of racist attacks on Black liberation and Black education.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 2, 2022

Activists Expose Racist Detroit Police Practices: Cops Arresting Thousands of Black Motorists on Bogus Concealed Weapons Charges

A Detroit coalition of social justice organizations and public defender NGOs has exposed a police policy that has resulted in thousands of arrests and felony charges against people who’ve committed no crimes and pose no threat to anyone.

Tristan Taylor

January 31, 2022

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Convicted Despite the Legal System, Not Because of It

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers were found guilty by a jury today. A few days ago a jury also let murderer Kyle Rittenhouse walk free. This system is not for us and never will be. The working class and the oppressed must unite to fight against the capitalist system that is built on racism.

Adnan Ahmed

November 24, 2021

Acquittal of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Could Further Embolden Far-Right Vigilantes

The trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers comes right on the heels of the Rittenhouse trial. A not guilty verdict would be an injustice and could further embolden far-right vigilante violence.

Sam Carliner

November 21, 2021

Free Julius Jones

Despite a botched and biased trial and a complete lack of evidence showing that he is guilty, the state of Oklahoma is moving forward with the execution of Julius Jones.

Carmin Maffea

November 18, 2021

The Fix Is In: The Criminal “Justice” System Protects Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer, a terrorist, and a white supremacist. And the U.S. “justice” system is protecting him.

Ezra Brain

November 11, 2021

American Racism in Action: Michigan Cops Handcuff Black Realtor and Client

When a Black realtor, his client, and the client’s son visited a home in Michigan, police arrived and handcuffed them, accusing them of burglary. More than a year after the massive Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, systemic racism in the United States persists.

Lou-Salomé Duverger

August 13, 2021