Occupy The Block For The Neville Family On Third Week

By the Triad Abolition Project. -

On day 22 of Occupy the Block #OccupyWSNC, demonstrators gathered at Bailey Park at 10 am. At 3 pm, approximately 300 occupiers, supporters, and the Neville Family gathered on the sidewalk [...]

Asheville Approves Reparations For Black Residents

By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times. -

Asheville, NC - In an extraordinary move, the City Council has apologized for the city's historic role in slavery, discrimination and denial of basic liberties to Black residents and voted to [...]

Raleigh Black Lives Matter Protest Reaches 35th Day

By Richard Stradling and Sophie Kasakove, The News & Observer. -

For the 35th consecutive day, Black Lives Matter protesters chanted, made speeches, waved signs and marched across downtown Raleigh on Saturday. They are protesting SB 168 which lawmakers passed [...]

Black Power Through Participatory Budgeting

I’ve spent the last two and half years learning and implementing participatory budgeting in New York City, first from within the New York City Council and now as a staff member of Participatory [...]

North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map As Unconstitutional Gerrymander

By Joseph Ax, Reuters.com -

(Reuters) - A North Carolina court on Tuesday struck down the Republican-drawn state legislative map as an illegal partisan gerrymander and gave lawmakers two weeks to enact new district lines [...]

Report Back From An Anti-ICE Protest In NC

By Anti-Capital, Itsgoingdown.org -

Over the last week, there has been a wave of ICE arrests across North Carolina. Perhaps the most notable is a workplace raid that took place at Bear Creek Arsenal, a firearms manufacturing plant, [...]

Paying It Forward: North Carolina J20 Ex-Defendants Pass On Anti-Repression Funds

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

Two years ago, roughly twenty anarchists, anti-fascists, and anti-capitalists from the North Carolina region were among the 200+ people arrested for disrupting the Presidential Inauguration [...]

Samuel Oliver-Bruno Kidnapped By ICE: Sanctuary Is Disobedience

By Anonymous, Itsgoingdown.org -

The biggest sale this year for Black Friday is deportation. As millions gathered around tables and screens, celebrating their families and purchases, we the folks of North Carolina are in [...]

Read The Moving Letter The Descendant Of A Racist Confederate Leader Wrote In Support Of Anti-Racist Activists

By Kali Holloway, Independentmediainstitute.org -

Meg Yarnell, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Julian Carr, is calling for academic and criminal charges to be dropped against Maya Little and other anti-racist activists who have been [...]

Hurricane Florence Highlights The Cruel Reality Of Factory Farming

By Kenny Torrella, Buzzflash.com -

Broiler chickens (chickens raised for meat) are the top agricultural commodity in North Carolina. In 2015, 823 million broiler chickens were raised in the state. (Photo credit: North Carolina [...]

In North Carolina, Co-Ops Are Building A More Democratic Economy

By Junior Walters, Facingsouth.org -

Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina, Morganton may seem like an unlikely place to find a large Mayan community. But since the 1980s, the Burke County city [...]

How The Confederate Statue Came Down In Chapel Hill

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

Silent Sam has been a flashpoint for anti-racist struggle for at least fifty years. It was donated to the university and erected in 1913 during the Jim Crow era by the United Daughters of the [...]

Make It Right Project Billboards Boost Activist Campaigns To Remove ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Monument

By Staff, Independentmediainstitute.org -

Raleigh, N.C.  — The Make It Right Project has put up two Raleigh-area billboards that support the removal of UNC-Chapel Hill Confederate monument known as “Silent Sam.” The signs, which include [...]

20,000 North Carolina Teachers Walk Out, Demanding More Resources And Better Pay

By Ilana Novick, Truthdig.com -

Twenty thousand teachers staged a school walkout in North Carolina on Wednesday, demanding better salaries and more money for education. Forty school districts canceled classes in what The New [...]

North Carolina Teachers Just Closed Schools With A Massive Protest

By Dave Jamieson, Huffingtonpost.com -

Thousands of North Carolina teachers poured into downtown Raleigh and marched to the state’s General Assembly on Wednesday morning in the latest in a series of red-state public school teacher [...]