Portland: Police Arrest Far Right Protestor

By Conrad Wilson, OPB.org. -

Portland Police have arrested a far-right protester and member of the Proud Boys who pointed a gun at antifascist protesters on Aug. 22 in downtown Portland. Alan James Swinney, 50, is being [...]

Report: Special Police Units Exclusively Used Force On Black People

By Jacob Fenston, DCist. -

The vast majority of people stopped, frisked, or arrested by officers in D.C.’s special gun recovery and narcotics units were Black, according to a new report mandated by the D.C. Council. Black [...]

The Next Steps In Eviction Defense

By Portland Emergency Eviction Response. -

Oregon - Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways.  Among the [...]

Toronto: Protestors Successfully Prevent Eviction

By Mira Miller, Blog TO. -

Toronto protesters engaged in a tense standoff with police outside the apartment building at 108 Goodwood Park Court this afternoon and successfully prevented a resident from being evicted. [...]

Know Your Rights – Don’t Talk To Cops At The Airport

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

“Have you ever been arrested for a crime?”  I wasn’t surprised that was the first question.  I’ve said consistently over the past eight years that I wear my conviction for blowing the whistle on [...]

Sanctuary Camp Residents Pressured To Move

By  Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Houseless Twin Cities residents have recently endured arrests, the trashing of their belongings, and violent actions at the hands of Park Police, whose participation in these [...]

Shrinking The Footprint Of Police: Six Ideas For Enhancing Safety

By Center for Court Innovation. -

Spurred by the brutal and senseless murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans, people are demanding that we redirect money away from police budgets into sustainable [...]

How The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huff Post. -

Black Americans are one and a half times more likely than white Americans to breathe air polluted by burning fossil fuels, three times more likely to die from the lung and heart diseases that [...]

Police Budgets Are Ballooning As Social Programs Crumble

By Indigo Olivier, In These Times. -

Faced with mass teacher layoffs, deep cuts to education and social services, and a looming eviction crisis, police budgets across the nation remain absurdly high and have been largely insulated [...]

Defund The University Of Mississippi Police Department

By Cam Calisch, The Appeal. -

In the fall of 2019, the governing board over Mississippi’s eight public higher education institutions, the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), appointed a new chancellor at the [...]

If You’re Watching Portland, Watch This Courthouse In New Mexico, Too

By Charles P. Pierce, Esquire. -

The events in Portland understandably have raised serious concerns that the various white-nationalist militias, having infiltrated various police departments, might decide en masse to “help” the [...]

Cops And Their Supporters Unite To Attack BLM Counter-Protesters

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

George Floyd’s murder, along with the murders of Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others, laid bare for the world how police are mandated by the state to terrorize people of color, [...]

Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. It [...]

The Struggle For No Police In Los Angeles Schools: Victory In Sight

By Eric Mann, Counterpunch. -

On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade’s long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural [...]

Seattle’s CHOP Advanced The Movement For Black Lives

By Micheal Reagan, Institute for Anarchist Studies. -

What is unthinkable, or was at the beginning of the month, is the power of the Black Lives Matter movement in the streets. The emergence of the autonomous zone is a pinnacle of that power, a [...]