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
From Black Wall Street to Black Capitalism
It was the super-exploitation of poor Black labor that facilitated both the function of Tulsa as a whole and the Black Wall Street District. Neither could have existed without the presence of poor Black people. Yet, their presence is rarely acknowledged in the revisionist plot.
Too BlackJune 4, 2021
Mumia Abu-Jamal Shackled to Hospital Bed after Heart Surgery
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political prisoner and former Black Panther member who has been imprisoned for almost four decades, underwent successful heart surgery after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and congestive heart failure last month. Political prisoners like Mumia highlight the rotten nature of the racist, capitalist state and should be released immediately.
Maryam AlanizApril 22, 2021
“It Felt Like War”: Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and 100 Arrests in Brooklyn Center Protest
The police and National Guard used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters demanding justice for Daunte Wright. Over 100 people were arrested.
Maria AurelioApril 17, 2021
White Lives Matter Rallies Eclipsed by Counter Protesters
The right wing called these rallies across the country to try to rehabilitate itself. For the most part, the attempts totally flopped.
Steve LeighApril 15, 2021