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VIDEO: Protests Spark Across the US for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

This is a video of some of the largest protests that took place Thursday July 7 across the U.S.

Left Voice

July 8, 2016

Who Killed Alton Sterling

On Tuesday morning, two police officers murdered Alton Sterling in front of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in cold blood. Footage of the murder quickly circulated and people have begun to protest in the streets. Numerous local and federal agencies have stepped in.

Tre Kwon

July 6, 2016

The Roma’s Tortuous Journey

The migration crisis has clearly shown the structural nature of racism and xenophobia in Europe. The Roma people are among the most oppressed in the continent; in France, there has been a rapid rise in anti-Roma racism, not only from right-wing groups, but also from the state and its institutions.

Philippe Alcoy

June 16, 2016

“We Fight Against Racism: Justice for Massar Ba!”

Senegalese human rights activist Massar Ba was murdered earlier this month in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. He was found on the street, brutally beaten. Activists and members of the Senegalese community protest and demand an investigation.

Agrupación Xango

March 29, 2016

#May19: Europe-wide Anti-racism Day Demonstration

Major mobilisations are taking place in London, Scotland and Wales. Tens of thousands across Europe are predicted to take the streets, saying #RefugeesWelcome, #BlackLivesMatter, No to Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism & Scapegoating Migrants, and #YesToDiversity.

Alejandra Ríos

March 19, 2016

Chicago Kicks Out Trump

Last Friday, the Windy City was having none of Donald Trump’s hot air. Thousands of youth, workers and women took to the streets of Chicago to protest the billionaire presidential candidate.

Julia Wallace

March 14, 2016

Defending MLK’s True Legacy

On Monday, Black youth, women, and queer people took to the streets to defend Dr. King’s legacy and fight against police brutality and killings. Unions such as the Chicago Teacher’s Union, marked the anniversary with a protest against the Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, for his role in the cover up of Chicago P.D.’s murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Julia Wallace

January 24, 2016

Who Will Pay for the Crimes in Flint?

Image Source: Star Tribune A man-made disaster In April 2014, in a cost-cutting measure, city officials in Flint, Michigan switched the city’s water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon afterwards, residents began to report brown water coming from their taps with a foul odor and taste. The problem, as documented by researchers […]

Robert Belano

January 22, 2016

We will continue to fight for your King Tamir

Alexis Toliver began organizing as a student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is now co-lead organizer for BLM-Cambridge. Last November, Toliver spent time with Tamir Rice's family as they pushed for a special prosecutor. Here, she writes in memory of Tamir Rice and in response to yesterday's announcement that no charges would be filed against the police who killed Rice.

Alexis Toliver

December 29, 2015