Derek Chavin was sentenced to 22.5 years in a Minnesota prison for the murder of George Floyd, reports Malik Miah.
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.
The #EndSARS protests in Nigeria have opened up new possibilities for resistance by the Nigerian working class and peasantry against neoliberalism and brutal state violence, writes Shawn Hattingh.
Protests have erupted across the United States in response to the announcement that none of the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death will be charged, writes Malik Miah.
The contrasting treatment by the police of the white vigilante and Jacob Blake make clear the double standard of “race” and racism in the United States, writes Malik Miah.
The police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has sparked a new round of Black Lives Matter protests, writes Peter Boyle.
Socialist councillor in Seattle Kshama Sawant addressed protesters on June 10, in the wake of their takeover of Seattle’s Eighth Precinct, from which police have been driven out.
Geoff Mirelowitz has marched and demonstrated for civil rights and against racism for more than 50 years. But the daily protests in greater Seattle have been some of the most inspiring that he has ever participated in.
The rebellion against police violence and murder continues to expand in the United States. New demands are being raised concerning issues of institutional racism by Black and Brown people and in opposition to the symbols of white genocide by Native American nations, writes Malik Miah.
The defunding and dismantling of the standing police is the first step to creating a “safety force” under community control, with the ability to prosecute bad cops and those who are rarely thrown in prison, writes Malik Miah.
In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, recent polls suggest US President Donald Trump may lose the November 2020 election, writes Barry Sheppard. Consequently, the Republicans are ramping up attempts to curtail African Americans’ right to vote.
Since protests erupted across the United States in response to the police murder of George Floyd, it has come to light that inaction by former Minnesota prosecutor, Democrat Amy Klobuchar meant killer cops were free to roam the streets, writes Emma Clancy.
In response to the murder of George Floyd by white police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protests have erupted across the United States. Protesters took to the streets of New York City on May 31. These images were captured by Edward Leavy.
Blood and destruction are on the hands of the cops and the criminal justice system, writes Malik Miah, as an emboldened civil protest movement sweeps the United States.
Victoria Police are being used by the state Labor government to threaten and harass protesters who have been organising in support of asylum seekers on Manus Island. Activists described the behaviour of the police at a recent rally as state sanctioned violence.
On November 24, a neo-Nazi grabbed the rally microphone and began screaming into it that refugees were rapists and that they should not be bought to Australia.
A new investigation by In These Times has revealed that, by percentage of population, Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other sector — including African Americans.
It also found that while cases of African-American police deaths tend to dominate headlines, killings of Native people go almost entirely unreported by mainstream US media.