50 Years Since The Kerner Commission Report

By Tom Mackaman, Wsws.org -

Fifty years ago this week, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders issued its report on the wave of “race riots” that had swept the United States beginning in the early 1960s. [...]

‘Violence’ Becomes ‘Unruliness’ When It’s Sports Fans, Not BLM Protesters

By Eoin Higgins, Fair.org -

After the Philadelphia Eagles mounted an exciting and improbable underdog victory over the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, Philly fans poured into the city’s streets to celebrate. [...]

#DisruptJ20 Protester Receives Prison Sentence For Felony Rioting

By Anne Meador, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By Anne Meador for DC Media Group - A judge sentenced a man who broke windows and threw rocks at police officers during Inauguration Day protests to 36 months in prison for each of two counts, [...]

Inequality Is The Real Backstory To Sweden’s Riots

By George Lakey, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence - Mohandas Gandhi famously said that the root of violence is inequality. His view helps us understand what’s behind the headlines about recent rioting in [...]

Felony Riot Charges Against Trump Inauguration Protesters

By Sarah Lazare, www.alternet.org -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - More than 200 people who were mass-arrested at the Washington, D.C. protests against the inauguration of Donald Trump have been hit with felony riot charges that [...]

The Riots Will Continue

By Vincent Emanuele, www.counterpunch.org -

By Vincent Emanuele for Counter Punch - In 1917, white supremacists, the National Guard and the St. Louis Police killed an estimated 150-200 blacks in what is commonly referred to as the “East [...]

Flint The Stage Is Set For Riots

By Justin King, www.thefifthcolumnnews.com -

By Justin King for TFC - Flint, Michigan (TFC) – The United States has seen more than its fair share of riots over the last couple of years. Many like to see riots as spontaneous events that are [...]

“We Are Those Lions”: 5 Strikes & Riots That Shook Modern Britain

By Bahar Mustafa, www.versobooks.com -

By Bahar Mustafa for Verso Books. Joshua Clover’s Riot. Strike. Riot proclaims that ours has become an “age of riots” as the struggle of people versus state and capital has taken to the streets. [...]

Anarchist Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Sparks Riots In Athens

By Parthena Xanthopoulou-Dimitriadou, www.roarmag.org -

Yesterday, demonstrations in solidarity with the Greek anarchist Nikos Romanos — who has been on hunger strike for 24 days to demand his right to educational furlough — were called in big cities [...]