The verdict in the trial of George Floyd's killer has been handed down. Malik Miah looks at the trial, the Black Lives Matter movement and the changes needed to policing in the United States.
Black Lives Matter movement
United States President Donald Trump didn’t succeed in imposing a coup, but the far-right threat remains, write Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.
In interviews with African Americans who did not vote, many said their lives have not, and will not likely change under Donald Trump or Joe Biden, writes Malik Miah.
Black Lives Matter leaders have expressed strong support for Nigerian students and working people in their #EndSARS protests against state violence, reports Malik Miah.
The racism and lack of democracy that underpins the institutions of the United States has been exposed thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement and President Donald Trump's rush to confirm a new Supreme Court, writes Barry Sheppard.
The fact President Donald Trump was found to have COVID-19 and became sick enough that he was sent to a Navy hospital has put the pandemic back on the centre stage of the presidential campaign, writes Barry Sheppard.
The police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has sparked a new round of Black Lives Matter protests, writes Peter Boyle.
Unidentified federal agents continue their campaign of lawless violence against Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, causing the protests to grow in reaction, writes Barry Sheppard. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is threatening to send more agents into other cities to wreak havoc.
Tens of thousands of workers and others plan to “Strike for Black Lives” on July 20, writes Malik Miah. Fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job for a full-day strike.
US President Donald Trump is doubling down on his race war agenda, while Democratic party mayors are succumbing to pressure and seeking to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement, writes Malik Miah.