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 [...]

Another Man Of Color Was Murdered By Police Outside Of Minneapolis

By Left Voice. -

(April 11, 2021) - This afternoon, Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer and then left lying in the streets for hours in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis. Wright, age 20, was in [...]

Reforming An Uprising, But Not The Police

By Adnan Ahmed, Cliff Willmeng, Theresa Berrell Stets and Merrily Mazza, Left Voice. -

As the Derek Chauvin trial continues, Minneapolis residents witness the militarization of their city. Fearful of another uprising, terrified lawmakers have erected barricades and razor wire [...]

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 [...]

Brothers EMpowered Is Building That Village We All Need to Thrive

By Eric Ortiz, Popular Resistance. -

Charles Caine has a dream. Just like Martin Luther King understood civil rights include economic rights, Caine wants to give all people an opportunity to prosper. That mission starts with his two [...]

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 [...]

First Trial For The Police Murder Of George Floyd Opens

The opening of the trial of Derek Chauvin, one of the four former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officers charged in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, was delayed for at least a day Monday [...]

Demands To Drop The Charges On The 646 Mass Arrested

By Niko Georgiades, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Three months after six hundred forty-six people were mass arrested on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis, calls to drop the charges are continuing. A February 5 rally at the Hennepin [...]

Policing And Punishment In Minneapolis’ ‘SafeZone’

By Marjaan Sirdar, Unicorn Riot. -

The criminal “justice” apparatus faces increasing criticism for emphasizing punishment, violent abuse and incarceration of criminals rather than rehabilitation. However, few observers recognize [...]

Minneapolis City Council’s Attempt To Defund Police Thwarted

By Scott Shaffer, The Appeal. -

Last month, the New York Times ran an article by Astead Herndon about politics and police in Minneapolis. By ignoring important context and details, Herndon painted a misleading picture of what [...]

Reclaimed Space Sprouts From Uprising’s Embers

By Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Without waiting for permission, growers began planting vegetables and herbs in an empty lot on Lake Street and 17th Avenue. Their aim was to reclaim the dormant land on behalf [...]

Peavey Park Sanctuary Homeless Camp Evicted

By Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – A long-dreaded eviction of the sanctuary camp at Peavey Park took place today just after 6:00 a.m., an hour before sunrise. Minneapolis Park Police, Minneapolis Police, and [...]

New Month Brings Added Urgency To Minneapolis’ Housing Needs

By Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Advocates for people without housing are meeting today outside of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters, hours after a sanctuary encampment in the Phillips area [...]