Police Attack Occupy City Hall As Budget Vote Nears

New York City - Early this morning, New York Police officers swarmed the hundreds of people who have been peacefully occupying the park in front of City Hall for the past week and calling for a [...]

Chicago’s Neighborhoods Will Remain “Occupied” Until The City Defunds CPD

By Bobby Vanecko, Southside Weekly. -

The book Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power, published last year, details the history of the Chicago Police Department’s quasi-military occupation of the [...]

What Elinor Ostrom’s Work Tells Us About Defunding The Police

By Aaron Vansintjan, Shareable. -

In the past weeks, I’ve watched the news about the explosion of protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world, and the resulting conversations on police [...]

Occupation Of New York City Hall To Defund The Police

New York City - More than 170 local & national organizations, brought together by Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), released a follow-up to their April letter calling on New York City [...]

Policing Is Irrelevant For Public Safety

By Justin Podur, Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

Recent protests, catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, call for an end to racist police violence. With their actions, the protesters have also moved beyond many of the stale [...]

Why And How To Defund The Police

By Jason Kirkpatrick, Counterpunch. -

The vague and easily misinterpreted call to Defund the Police has been spreading quickly across the USA. Some may have a knee-jerk reaction to “just say no” to this call, but polls show a vast [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Powerful Past, Present And Future Of Black Lives Matter

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Post. -

Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 after the murder of Trayvon Martin highlighted the dangers Black children, women and men face daily because of the color of their skin. The grassroots [...]

Community Control Of The Police – And A Whole Lot More

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

The wave of people’s protests across the nation, backed by solidarity actions in cities around the world, has caused the corporate oligarchy and its servants to make promises they can’t keep and [...]

Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’ In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

Jaisal Noor: On June 12th, activists painted ‘defund police’ in front of Baltimore City Hall, head of a committee hearing on the Baltimore Police Departments proposed a $509 million [...]

The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands

The current uprising against police violence and racism is just beginning. It is rapidly shifting public consciousness on issues of policing, violence against Black people and others, and [...]

How Black Lives Matter Forced Us To Imagine A World Without Police

By Eric Stoner, Waging Nonviolence. -

Prior to the historic groundswell of protest over the last two weeks, many in the media had written Black Lives Matter’s obituary — either lamenting or celebrating its supposed demise. But that [...]

Community Control Vs. Defunding The Police

By Max Rameau and Netfa Freeman, Black Agenda Report. -

The intensity and scope of the mass rebellion that has gripped the U.S. and expanded internationally has shaken global white supremacist capitalist patriarchy to its knees. The people have tasted [...]