Labor Must Make Defense Of Black Lives Its Own Imperative

By King Downing and Frances Madeson, Black Agenda Report. -

Black trade unionists across the U.S. are calling on the labor movement to defend Black Lives Matter protesters and to fight racism in their own ranks. The attacks by police and increasingly [...]

Scheer Intelligence: How Today’s Uprisings Compare To The 1960s Rebellions

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

The 1960s live on in U.S. memory as an era of counterculture rebellions and the civil rights movement that changed the course of the nation’s history. The mass uprisings that took place from [...]

Teen Who Organized BLM Rally Billed $2500 For Police Overtime

A teen who organized a Black Lives Matter rally in her northern New Jersey town said she has been sent a $2500 bill from officials for police overtime. NJ Advance Media reported Friday Emily [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Revolt Of The Black Athlete

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and appears regularly on the sports network and NPR. His most recent book “The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of [...]

Grand Jury Resistor Jailed For Fighting Federal Repression Against BLM

At 3:00 pm, Wednesday, August 19th, Jesse Shackelford, 28, was taken into federal custody at the Dane County Jail and joined a long history of grand jury resisters. He claimed his Fifth Amendment [...]

Police Continue To Repress Protesters In Portland

By Telesur English. -

For 90 days now, protesters have taken to the streets of the U.S. city of Portland following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. As per social media videos, protesters were met [...]

BLM Activists Hospitalized After Police Kneel On Her Neck

By Khaleda Rahman, MSN. -

Protesters said Jae Passmore had been leaving a demonstration in downtown Tampa on Wednesday night when she was detained by police, The Tampa Bay Times reported. In on video shared on [...]

Numerous Assaults Witnessed During Black Lives Matter Protests

By Kelsey Penrose, Carson Now. -

A group of about thirty Black Lives Matter protesters from Gardnerville, Carson City and Lake Tahoe took to the streets of Douglas County today, where they were met with hundreds of heavily armed [...]

The ‘Wall of Vets’ Continues Long Legacy Of Veteran Activism 

By Brian Trautman,  Peace Voice. -

Military veterans have long been resisting war, promoting positive peace, and defending human and civil rights against state violence and other forms of oppression. They have made significant [...]

Utah Protesters Face Charges With Potential Life Sentence

By Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press. -

Salt Lake City, UT - Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City could face up to life in prison if they’re convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a [...]

Resisting The Propaganda Of Status Quo Defenders

First came the new names—Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and others—all added one by one to the long list of tragic, unjustifiable police killings of Black Americans. Then came the [...]

50 Years Of Struggle From Black August To Black Lives Matter

This Aug. 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the heroic attempt by Jonathan Jackson, younger brother of George Jackson, to free three Black revolutionaries from the clutches of the California state [...]

Mass Violations By US Police Of Protester’s Rights

By Amnesty International. -

On 25 May 2020, George Floyd was detained, tortured and extrajudicially executed by Minneapolis Police Department officers who restrained and suffocated him by holding him on the ground and [...]

Welcome To Sectarian America: A People, Divided And Armed

By Danny Sjursen, Scheerpost.com. -

Feeling more than a little exhausted from a late night spent tracking yet another polarizing fatal shooting at a protest, this time in Austin, I am reminded of what has become a tired —  but no [...]

‘We Are On The Cusp Of Something Great’

Since the nation erupted after the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, Black organizers and community members have been working around the clock to channel mass protests into tangible [...]