President Donald Trump has targeted the Black Lives Matter movement as “left wing anarchists” and “terrorists”. But the real agent provocateurs are in the White House and its federal agencies, writes Malik Miah.
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The Maritime Union of Australia (Sydney branch) has thrown its support behind the Black deaths in custody campaign. McAleer and Paul Keating told Liv Adams and Rachel Evans that the Gurindji people's walk-off from Wave Hill in the Northern Territory remains an inspiration.
NSW Police arrested and fined several people for supporting the family of David Dungay Jr who are campaigning for justice, reports Pip Hinman.
Mainstream political figures have denounced United States President Donald Trump's deployment of federal agents onto the streets of Portland as an “unconstitutional invasion”, writes Susan Price.
In this song, DOBBY and BARKAA call for immediate action to bring justice to the families of the 438 Indigenous people who died in police custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Indigenous Deaths In Custody.
US-based singer-songwriter David Rovics wrote this song on hearing of the arrest of long-time human rights activist Stephen Langford, who was charged with defacing the Governor Lachlan Macquarie statue in Sydney's Hyde Park.
Rupen Savoulian writes that modern history is full of examples where, rather than erasing history, tearing down statues of racist conquistadors has been a necessary starting point for illuminating the darkest corners of imperial colonisation.
The second round of the French local elections was bad news for President Emanuel Macron and his austerity agenda, writes John Mullen.
Black Lives Matter protesters will once again take to the streets this weekend to demand an end to Black deaths in custody in Australia, reports Kerry Smith. Find details for a protest near you.
Trump’s authoritarian aspirations are becoming more evident, writes Barry Sheppard. But the force blocking Trump is the mass Black Lives Matter uprising, which looks to continue the fight beyond the next election.
A new global focus on police brutality against people of colour has erupted. Pressure for change is mounting in Australia too, writes Paul Gregoire.
Kerry Smith reports Australian unions are showing support for the Stop Black Deaths in Custody–Black Lives Matter movement.
What began as a response to anti-Black police violence and the murder of George Floyd on May 25 is now a deepening “American Spring”, writes Malik Miah, demanding revolutionary change to a system that puts white lives above Black lives in all walks of life.
Between 10–20,000 people chanted, danced and sang in the rain at Langley Park, Perth, on June 13 in one of the biggest protests for Black rights and against deaths in custody in West Australia ever, reports Alex Salmon.
Sue Bolton argues only a sustained mass movement, led by First Nations people, will have a chance of dismantling the racist and repressive system which criminalises people on the basis of their skin colour.
Paul Gregoire lays out the context to the massive and youthful Stop Black Deaths in Custody — Black Lives Matter protest that took over the centre of Warrang-Sydney.