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Protesters again took to the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota — where George Floyd was murdered by cops in 2020 — demanding justice for a young Black man killed by the police, reports Malik Miah.

February 14 marks 18 years since young Kamilaroi man TJ Hickey died after being chased by police. No one has been charged; his family is yet to receive any justice, writes Isaac Nellist.

Donald Trump is aiming to take back the majority in the Senate and the House in November, aided by voter suppression, as stage one of his 2024 presidential re-election campaign, write Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah.

Black people in the United States felt a great sense of relief when a jury of eleven white people and one Black person voted to convict three white men on November 24 in Brunswick, Georgia, writes Malik Miah.

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The civil trial of the organisers of the racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, where counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others seriously injured, resulted in a partial victory, writes Barry Sheppard.

Recent elections in the United States have exposed the limits of the Democratic Party establishment and the challenge facing the Black Lives Matter movement, writes Barry Sheppard.

Steve O’Brien, who is running for Lord Mayor of Newcastle and councillor in Ward 1, discusses his people before profit campaign.

Juneteenth (June 19) has finally become a national holiday in the United States. Malik Miah looks at its origins and what it represents in the struggle for Black liberation.

The attack on Critical Race Theory is the latest right-wing onslaught against "cultural Marxism" and its supposed hidden intention to destroy Western civilisation, writes Jonathan Lockhart.

Amanda Porter and Helen Corbett discuss the campaign to stop Black deaths in custody, and the significance of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd is a relief, but does not change the urgent need to end policing and the corrupt criminal justice system, argues Malik Miah.

For now, the Republican Party remains Trump’s party. A mass response is the only way to stop neo-fascist, ultra-nationalist forces, argue Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

Recognising that the January 6 attack on the US Capitol marks a new stage in US politics is crucial to building a movement to defend Black Lives Matter and the working class, writes Malik Miah.

Suzanne James writes that until systemic racial profiling ends, Black deaths in custody will continue and the 1991 royal commission's recommendations will not be implemented.

As long as Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept the election results, the danger of a coup, legal or not, remains, writes Malik Miah.

People rallied in rain at the opening of a NSW parliamentary inquiry into Aboriginal deaths in custody, reports Peter Boyle.

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