No Justice Without A Movement

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The depth of public connection with George Floyd was clear on the day the verdict of his police killer was announced. The moment was awaited with trepidation and the guilty verdict was met with [...]

Lessons Learned From The Chauvin Trial That Relate To Palestine

By Benay Blend, Palestine Chronicle. -

Over thirty years ago, James Baldwin was the subject of a PBS documentary The Price of the Ticket (1989) in which he reflected on what he considered a lack of progress in combatting racism in [...]

Maryland To Review Cases Of Medical Examiner Who Testified In George Floyd Case

By Alexandra Kashirina, Sputnik News. -

During the trial of Derek Chauvin, one key issue was a dispute over the cause of George Floyd’s death. While the prosecution was pointing out that Floyd had suffocated because of neck restraint [...]

Memo to Biden: What About The Other Whistleblowers?

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

Darnella Frazier is a whistleblower.  She’s an important one.  Few Americans will know her name, but we should all be thanking her. Darnella is the 17-year-old who took the video of former [...]

‘Justice Looks Like Abolition’

By Alice Herman, In These Times. -

On Tuesday, April 20, jurors in Minnesota found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges brought forward for the death of George Floyd: second-degree unintentional murder, [...]

Scheer Intelligence: ‘When We Fight, We Win’

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

As the world  awaited the fate of  Derek Chauvin–the Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of killing George Floyd–Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah joined Robert Scheer on [...]

Guilty! People’s Uprising Wins Justice For George Floyd

By Liberation News. -

One thing is unambiguously clear: Derek Chauvin being found guilty is the result of a historic popular uprising. Chauvin’s brutal murder of George Floyd ignited a massive resistance from [...]

When Will Minneapolis Start Listening To The Whole Community?

By Eric Ortiz, Medium. -

Minneapolis didn’t get here alone. The actions and decisions of many people created the challenges facing the city. Solving them will require the work of many people, too. But before anything [...]

Murder Of Daunte Wright Ruined Derek Chauvin Show Trial

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

The fix was in. The U.S. state was determined to demonstrate to the world that its system was able to render “justice” to its captive African/Black population. So, unlike in the handful of [...]

Derek Chauvin And The Myth Of The Impartial Juror

By Sonali Chakravarti, Black Agenda Report. -

Did you, or someone close to you, participate in any of the demonstrations or marches against police brutality that took place in Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death?. . . If you participated, [...]

Why Are Cops Testifying Against Derek Chauvin?

By Scott Cooper, Left Voice. -

You could join liberals in celebrating the members of the Minneapolis police force who have testified for the prosecution in the Derek Chauvin murder trial in the past two days, or you could see [...]

Chauvin’s Lawyers Are Falsely Implying That Drugs Killed George Floyd

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

Drugs have long been used to justify racist police-perpetrated violence, and the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd on a Minneapolis street corner [...]

Black Lives Matter And Blue Lives Matter At Center Of Jury Questionnaire

By Georgia Fort, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – The trial for the cop charged with George Floyd’s murder is gearing up to be the biggest trial of the decade. For Minnesota, it’s the first fully televised criminal trial ever; [...]

Minneapolis Promised Change After George Floyd

By Akin Olla, The Guardian. -

The George Floyd uprising that began in Minneapolis introduced the demand of defunding the police to the general public, empowered Black-led anti-police violence movements across the planet, [...]

Hundreds Protest On The Eve Of Derek Chauvin’s Trial

By Adolfo Flores, Buzzfeed. -

A day before jury selection in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis calling for [...]