Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

It took a mass civil rights movement to end legal racial segregation in the United States, writes Malik Miah. The same must happen to abolish policing and the corrupt criminal “justice” system.

Barry Healy reports that thousands of people from across Perth attended a vigil in Midland to commemorate the life of 15-year-old Noongar man Cassius Turvey.

Porter Burks

The family of Porter Burks, a young Black man from Detroit, Michigan, who was shot dead by cops, is demanding justice, reports Malik Miah.

Protesters gathered around the country, in response to a call out from Yuendumu Elders, to demand police be prohibited from taking guns into remote First Nations communities and justice for Kumanjayi Walker. Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS report.

Hundreds marched through Sydney to demand justice for Kumanjayi Walker and the many other First Nations people killed in custody. Video by Peter Boyle.

Justice for Amir Locke

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.

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