Friday February 15, 2019
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BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 1/21/19
A crowd of 250 people marched in the bitter cold through Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side today, January 21, to continue the fight for Justice for Laquan McDonald.
BY Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | New York, NY | 1/20/19
Fight Back News Service is circulating this important speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was delivered at Riverside Church in New York City, April 4, 1967
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 1/16/19
A well-known Iranian journalist, Marzieh Hashemi, has been jailed by the FBI. Hashemi is an anchor on Iran’s English language Press TV and has interviewed many progressive U.S. activists. According to credible reports, Hashemi was taken into custody at the Saint Louis, Missouri area’s Louis Lambert International Airport on January 13. The FBI has since moved her to a detention facility near Washington DC.
BY S. Martinez | Saint Paul, MN | 1/14/19
On the eve of the anniversary of the murder of Marcus Golden by the Saint Paul police department, the Twin Cities Black liberation and anti-police terror movements gathered to hold a memorial vigil at the site where Golden was killed in 2015.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 1/14/19
Chanting, “Say his name! Christian Escobedo!” and “If we don’t get no justice, then they don’t get no peace! No justice! No peace! No trigger-happy police!” on January 12 over 60 neighbors, family members, friends and allies gathered on Galena Street and Amethyst Street – where Escobedo was shot and killed.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 1/09/19
18 candidates for city council, plus one candidate for mayor, took part in a press conference today, January 9, at City Hall in Chicago.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 1/09/19
Longtime leader in the Black liberation movement and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Frank Chapman, condemned the January 4 decision of the Alabama-based Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to abruptly cancel their plan to present Angela Davis with the Fred Shuttlesworth Award. Fred Shuttlesworth was a prominent leader in the civil rights movement.
BY Frank Lynch | San Ysidro, CA | 11/26/18
U.S. Border Patrol agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets into Mexico in response to a march organized by refugees, including many women and children, seeking asylum.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 11/26/18
In an outrageous decision, the jury sided with two-time killer and Los Angeles Police Department officer Eden Medina.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 11/19/18
Los Angeles, CA - The civil trial by Jesse Romero's parents against LAPD officer Eden Medina and the City of Los Angeles started at the U.S. Courthouse on November 13. After five days of dramatic testimony and police video recordings, as of mid-day November 19, the jury has reported they are not agreeing yet on a decision. It appears the jury is split and the judge has asked them to continue deliberating.
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