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 AhmedNovember 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 CarlinerNovember 21, 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 BrainNovember 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 DuvergerAugust 13, 2021
Private Cops in Uptown Minneapolis — Another Tool to Maintain the Racist-Capitalist System
Citizen’s arrest laws—a relic of colonial times—exist in all 50 states and were created to help catch slaves when Black people were considered property. Recently, private cops hired by the Seven Points Uptown shopping mall arrested activists in Uptown, Minneapolis. Laws and legality in bourgeois society function to maintain the racist-capitalist status quo. We must kick all cops, private or not, out of our communities and unions.
Adnan AhmedJuly 22, 2021
“They Just Don’t Care”: Environmental Racism and Detroit
The Boynton neighborhood, where activist Emma Lockridge resides, is located within Detroit 48217, known as Michigan’s most polluted zip code. For the past eight years, Emma and her community have been fighting to force Marathon Petroleum to buy out their homes.
Emma BoyhtariJuly 14, 2021
States Are Attacking the Teaching of Racism. Where Are the Teachers Unions?
Republicans are trying to stop teachers from teaching the true, racist history of the United States. But our union leaders won’t take a real stand. To fight back, we’ll need to organize in our unions to take action — from the bottom up.
Jason KoslowskiJune 24, 2021
No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia
The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 11, 2021
Louisiana Cops Murdered Ronald Greene; State and Federal Authorities Kept It Secret
The Associated Press has revealed that Louisiana State Police murdered a Black driver in 2019. None of the cops who brutally beat Ronald Greene have been charged with a crime, and officials kept evidence secret.
Daniel WerstJune 4, 2021