BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 8/25/15
The Chicago August 29 demonstration to stop police crimes and to establish community control over the police is nothing short of a historic step forward for the movement against racist discrimination and national oppression, and an advance in the fight for freedom, equally and liberation.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 8/23/15
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) is calling for a march on August 29 to demand civilian control of the police. They have written legislation to create a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), elected by the voters. Fight Back! interviewed Frank Chapman, Field Organizer of the Alliance, about the fight against police crimes, the march in August and CPAC.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 8/14/15
On August 8, activists in Jacksonville staged two demonstrations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement. I
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 8/13/15
More than 50 people representing 20 different organizations gathered August 12, to make final plans for the August 29 march to stop police crimes.
BY staff | Arlington, TX | 8/11/15
On August 10, Mothers Against Police Brutality held a vigil for Christian Taylor outside the police department here. About 100 people attended.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 8/06/15
On August 2, more than 35 people from across Jacksonville attended a forum on institutionalized racism sponsored by the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition (JPC).
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 8/05/15
Attorneys appeared in court, August 5, before Judge Peter Cahill for a status conference in the #BlackLivesMatter demonstration case.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 7/25/15
More than 40 people protested outside the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar on July 24, demanding the closing of ‘family detention centers’ housing thousands of immigrant mothers and children near the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 7/23/15
On July 20, Rasmea Odeh’s legal defense team filed a new brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, demolishing the July 8 arguments of Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel, who is opposing her bid for a new trial.
BY staff | Dallas, TX | 7/23/15
About 60 people gathered at Belo Park here, July 22, to remember Sandra Bland, the young African American woman who died in police custody in Waller County, Texas, and to demand justice for her.