Minneapolis Is Trying To Punish Transit Workers Who Wouldn’t Help The Police

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

The Amalgamated Transit Workers union’s public support for the uprisings, and some members’ public refusal to do work that helps the police, sparked praise and inspiration around the country. As [...]

Minneapolis Organizers Are Building The Tools For Safety Without Police

By Jae Hyun Shum, Truthout. -

In 2018, members of the Minnesota grassroots groups Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective dropped a banner at Minneapolis City Hall. On it were two lists: on the left, three budget items [...]

Violence Towards Protesters Shows Why Many Want To Abolish Police

By Kim Brown, The Real News. -

Welcome to the Real News. I’m Kim Brown. After several sustained days of protest in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd on May 25th, the epicenter of this latest uprising movement, [...]

Minneapolis City Council Members Consider Disbanding The Police

By Hannah Jones, City Pages. -

If you’ve been tuned into the Minneapolis public safety scene, you know that for years, Reclaim the Block and other grassroots community groups have been asking the city to do one thing: stop [...]

Minneapolis City Council President Wants To ‘Dismantle’ The Police

By Nick Visser, Huff Post. -

Lawmakers in Minneapolis are planning to vote on the first slate of changes to police forces following the death of George Floyd, with some local leaders saying they want to “dismantle” the [...]

Action To End Media Bias Against Victims Of Police Violence

By Unicorn Riot. -

Protesters are gathered outside WCCO, where Bob Kroll’s wife Liz Collins works. Kroll is the president of the Minneapolis Police Federation with a checkered past. Organizers refer to “Bob Kroll [...]

Majority Of Americans Support Uprisings, Disagree With Trump

By Chris Walker, Truthout. -

As President Donald Trump threatens to invoke the Insurrection Act to use aspects of the U.S. military against Americans involved in the demonstrations in response to the killing of George [...]

Nothing Is Certain But Death, Taxes, And Police Infiltration Of US Protests

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

Local outlet KHOU 11 News was told by the Houston police department that protests over George Floyd’s murder would be attended by both “uniformed officers and plain-clothed officers”. This [...]

‘Justice For Iyad, Justice For George’

By Oren Ziv, +972 Magazine. -

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians demonstrated Saturday evening in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv against the killing of Iyad Hallak, a Palestinian man with autism who was shot dead by police [...]

The Blue Plague And Black Death

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

The pathogen that kills Black people at two and a half times the rate of whites took the life of 46 year-old George Floyd, this week in Minneapolis. Floyd’s last words were, “I can’t breathe,” [...]

Veterans For Peace Calls On The Minnesota National Guard To Stand Down

By Veterans for Peace. -

Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to [...]

The US Military Is Monitoring Protests In 7 States

By Ken Klippenstein, The Nation. -

In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a [...]

Update From General Strike 2020 – Upcoming Actions

With the unconscionable murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis this past week, we’re reminded of the importance that the fight against racism plays in our struggle. We’ve seen [...]

Against Police Violence And Capitalism, To Rebel Is Justified

By Monica Moorehead, Workers.org. -

Workers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are [...]

Minneapolis Protests Police Murder Of George Floyd: Day 2

By Unicorn Riot. -

Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed [...]

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