Fight Back! - News and Views from the People's Struggle https://www.fightbacknews.org/es This newspaper exists to build the people's struggle! We provide coverage and analysis of some of the key battles facing working and low-income people. es 2.1 million new claims for unemployment insurance bring total to 40 million https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8139 <p>San José, CA - On Thursday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were 2.1 million new claims for state unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 23. This was down from 2.4 million new claims the week before, showing that the wave of layoffs from the pandemic and efforts to control it is going down. At the same time this is still more than ten times the pre-recession level and brings the total number of new applications to 40 million in the last ten weeks.</p> <p>The total number of people receiving benefits through both the regular state unemployment and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA program rose to 31 million for the week ending May 9. This number is almost three weeks old, and the total is bound to higher given the number of new claims and the fact that many states are just starting up their PUA payments. </p> <p>While the new claims for unemployment insurance and the continuing claims provide the most up-to-date hard data on the economic crisis, they have always understated the actual number of unemployed. For example, at the peak level of people receiving benefits in June of 2010, just as the last recession was officially ending, only 44% of the unemployed were being paid benefits. In February of this year, right before the recession began, only 29% of the unemployed were getting insurance payments.</p> <p>At the same time, more and more companies, large and small, are declaring bankruptcy or announcing mass layoffs. The biggest news in the last week was that the rental car giant Hertz had filed for bankruptcy. Discount retailer Tuesday Morning also filed for bankruptcy and said that it was closing a third of its stores permanently. Airplane maker Boeing announced 13,000 job cuts, and its suppliers are cutting even more jobs as Boeing cuts back production. One such company was General Electric, which is laying off thousands of workers. Many more workers are facing cuts in their wages or hours.</p> <p>Another sign of a weakening economy is that the National Association of Realtors said that pending home sales fell 21.8% in April from March, and were off 33.8% from the year ago month. This slump in pending home sales means that a large drop in actual home sales will come this month or in June.</p> <p>Amtrak also said that it was cutting 20% of its workers, or about 3600 people, in the next fiscal year that begins October 2020. This is just one of the many state, local and federal layoffs that are spreading as tax and sales revenues decline. Smaller cities and towns are facing a double whammy of being left out of the CARES Act - which only gave aid to cities with populations over 500,000 - and generally weaker medical facilities to fight the pandemic.</p> <p>The recession is also speeding up the use of automation and artificial intelligence to reduce the number of workers that a company needs. Technology workers, who have not been hit as hard by the pandemic so far as most are able to work from home, are much more concerned about this than non-tech workers.</p> <p>Hunger and homelessness are also on the rise. Millions of school children are going without free or subsidized lunches as schools close down. The government program set up even before the CARES Act has reached only 15% of the eligible children, leaving 25 million in danger of hunger. Courts in Texas and other states are ruling for landlords and banks that are evicting tenants and foreclosing on homes in the midst of a pandemic. </p> <p>As people line up at food banks and/or being put out on the street, the struggle to expand food stamps, expand eviction bans, and to extend unemployment insurance benefits can only grow in the weeks ahead.</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8139#comments Las Luchas del Pueblo Capitalismo y Economía COVID-19 Healthcare stock market crash Unemployment U.S. Fri, 29 May 2020 20:34:52 +0000 Fight Back 8139 at https://www.fightbacknews.org Milwaukee protests planned in wake of Minneapolis Uprising https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8138 <p>Milwaukee, WI - The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis not only sparked a 20,000-person protest, but appears to have given rise to a broader uprising the likes of which haven’t been seen since the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014, Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015, and, albeit to a lesser extent, the killing of Sylville Smith in Milwaukee in 2016.</p> <p>This uprising has led to communities across the country organizing solidarity actions or shutting down major roadways, as was the case in Los Angeles. In Milwaukee, just a five-hour drive on the interstate from Minneapolis, the events have inspired the organization of two separate but important actions.</p> <p>Community Task Force MKE, a group based on Milwaukee’s predominantly Black North Side which focuses a lot on issues relating to violence prevention and providing basic services, is hosting a “Justice for George Floyd” rally to demonstrate solidarity with the family of Floyd and the people who are taking a stand in the wake of his murder. The rally is being organized just on the edge of the symbolic Sherman Park neighborhood.</p> <p>Sherman Park is relevant because it was the site of the police murder of Sylville Smith in the summer of 2016. The Milwaukee Police Department’s response to the peaceful protests of the community was very similar to the response of the Minneapolis Police Department: firing rubber bullets and using violence to quell their dissent. And, just like we’ve seen in Minneapolis, the people rose up. For nearly a week, the Sherman Park neighborhood was visited with the righteous anger of a community that had had enough. Smith’s killer was fired from MPD, but ultimately was acquitted of all charges. He later served time in prison for an unrelated sex crimes conviction.</p> <p>Vaun Mayes, the lead organizer with Community Task Force MKE, has intimate knowledge of the 2016 Sherman Park Uprising. He was shackled with riot charges in 2018 for his alleged role in the revolt.</p> <p>“I’m unable to travel due to the charges I’m facing. If I could, I’d be there in Minneapolis, but because I can’t be, I want to show solidarity with George Floyd here in Milwaukee,” said Mayes. “There is clear evidence for a conviction. The longer they wait, the more angry the people are going to get.”</p> <p>The second event is being held on the other end of Milwaukee, on the city’s predominantly Latino south side. The event is being organized by the family of Joel Acevedo, a man who was murdered by an off-duty MPD officer during a house party that went against the state order against large gatherings. While that officer is facing murder charges, he remains free and employed by MPD. This event, titled “Justice for Joel,” is being held outside of the officer’s home. The family remains firm that they want justice, and what that means to them is a murder conviction.</p> <p>The movement against police crimes is likely reaching a turning point as a result of the Minneapolis Uprising. People in Minneapolis are demonstrating that they’re no longer interested in living in the old way. They’ve had enough of the murders of Black, Chicano, Latino and indigenous people. Communities around the U.S. that have similar fraught histories between the police and oppressed nationality people who live and work in those places are one incident away from an uprising of their own. Milwaukee could be next.</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8138#comments Las Luchas del Pueblo Brutalidad Policial African-American Anti-racism Chican@s y Latin@s Justice for George Floyd Minneapolis Uprising Police Brutality La Carcel y el Racismo Sistema de injusticia Nacionalidades Oprimidas Fri, 29 May 2020 14:34:24 +0000 Fight Back 8138 at https://www.fightbacknews.org Chicanos in Boyle Heights to participate in the National Day of Action May 30 https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8137 <p>Los Angeles, CA - On Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. Centro Community Service Organization (CSO) will be participating in the National Day of Protest to demand the mass release of all prisoners due to COVID-19. The action is called by the National Alliance Against Racist &amp; Political Repression and CSO is an affiliated organization with the Alliance. We are protesting the murders of Ahmaud Aubery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and George Floyd in Minneapolis because they are outraging, and we must demand justice. This lynch-style, racist terrorism must stop and perpetrators must be punished.</p> <p>The Boyle Heights action will take place at Mariachi Plaza located at 1831 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Participants are encouraged to bring their own posters, masks and to practice social distancing.</p> <p>“In Boyle Heights and East LA we have our very long list of Chicano victims,” says longtime Chicano revolutionary Carlos Montes. “From 14-year-old Jesse Romero to 16-year-old Jose Mendez, both killed in 2016. Anyone who is angered by injustices to our people, should join us!”</p> <p>Questions regarding the event should be directed to Carlos Montes, Event Coordinator 213-712-0370 or Sol Marquez, Event Coordinator at 323-401-0433 <a href="mailto:marquez.j.marisol@gmail.com" target="_blank">marquez.j.marisol@gmail.com</a>, <a href="mailto:centrocso@gmail.com" target="_blank">centrocso@gmail.com</a></p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8137#comments Las Luchas del Pueblo Brutalidad Policial African-American Anti-racism Centro CSO (Community Service Organization) Chican@s y Latin@s National Day of Protest Police Brutality La Carcel y el Racismo Sistema de injusticia Nacionalidades Oprimidas Fri, 29 May 2020 14:24:25 +0000 Fight Back 8137 at https://www.fightbacknews.org Uprising underway in Minneapolis https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8136 <p>Minneapolis, MN – A major urban uprising has entered its third day, as tens of thousands have taken to the streets demanding to demand justice for George Floyd, an African American man murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25. </p> <p>Last night more than 1000’s gathered on Lake Street at the Third Precinct police station. Police fried marking rounds, flash bang grenades, and tear gas from the roof of the fortified building. A number of buildings near the station were burned. “Shopping for free,” is underway this afternoon at large retailers like Target and Cub foods.</p> <p>Also, this afternoon, demonstrators went to the home of City Prosecutor, Mike Freedman, to demand charging the killer cops with murder. </p> <p>The National Guard is expected to arrive soon, but protesters vow to continue.</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8136#comments Brutalidad Policial George Floyd minneapolis Thu, 28 May 2020 23:56:39 +0000 Fight Back 8136 at https://www.fightbacknews.org Uprising underway in Minneapolis https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8136 <p>Minneapolis, MN – A major urban uprising has entered its third day, as tens of thousands have taken to the streets demanding to demand justice for George Floyd, an African American man murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25. </p> <p>Last night more than 1000’s gathered on Lake Street at the Third Precinct police station. Police fried marking rounds, flash bang grenades, and tear gas from the roof of the fortified building. A number of buildings near the station were burned. “Shopping for free,” is underway this afternoon at large retailers like Target and Cub foods.</p> <p>Also, this afternoon, demonstrators went to the home of City Prosecutor, Mike Freedman, to demand charging the killer cops with murder. </p> <p>The National Guard is expected to arrive soon, but protesters vow to continue.</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8136#comments Brutalidad Policial George Floyd minneapolis Thu, 28 May 2020 23:56:39 +0000 Fight Back 8136 at https://www.fightbacknews.org Salt Lake to protest police killings on national day of action May 30 https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8135 <p>Salt Lake City, UT – The people of Salt Lake City plan to answer the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) call for a national day of protest May 30, demanding justice for George Floyd, Bernardo Palacios and all the people murdered by cops in the U.S. </p> <p>The country has been riven by the murder of Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer put his knee directly on Floyd’s neck while he struggled for air and said repeatedly that he couldn’t breathe. The murder was caught on film, and as a result, more than 20,000 people took to the streets of Minneapolis May 26 to demand justice, only to be met with tear gas and rubber bullets.</p> <p>Far fewer people have heard of Bernardo Palacios, shot dead over the weekend by the Salt Lake City Police Department. Officials have so far refused to release any details about the killing, other than claiming vaguely that police were responding to reports that someone in the area had been threatened with a gun.</p> <p>In response, Utah Against Police Brutality is holding a car caravan protest around the downtown police station. They are demanding the immediate release of any footage showing Palacios’ killing, as well as justice for Floyd. In addition, they demand the release of incarcerated people at risk of covid-19. Above all, they are demanding justice for all the people killed by SLCPD through community control of the police.</p> <p>The protest will take place Saturday morning. Those interested in attending can gather at the parking lot near 5th South and Denver Avenue at 11 a.m. The caravan will then circle the block surrounding the downtown police station.</p> <p>More information can be found at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/574385733215704" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/574385733215704">https://www.facebook.com/events/574385733215704</a>.</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8135#comments Las Luchas del Pueblo Brutalidad Policial African-American Anti-racism Chican@s y Latin@s National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression National Day of Protest Puertoriqueños Utah Against Police Brutality La Carcel y el Racismo Sistema de injusticia Nacionalidades Oprimidas Thu, 28 May 2020 19:03:59 +0000 Fight Back 8135 at https://www.fightbacknews.org General Appeal Regarding the International Health Emergency –Covid 19 https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8134 <p><em>Fight Back News Service is circulating the following appeal that was initiated by the German Communist Party (DKP), Communist Party Of Peoples Of Spain (CPPS), and the Communist Party Of Venezuela (CPV). Freedom Road Socialist Organization is among the signers. </em></p> <p>The Communist and Workers' parties that suscribe the present APPEAL declare:</p> <p>1. The serious international situation which has come from the unstoppable global capitalist crisis - now expressed as a health emergency that spreads throughout so many countries - requires strong and decisive social and political action that puts the needs of the working class, of the different people's of the world and of human kind above everything else.</p> <p>2. The insufficient scientific resources, as well as the robbery of public health services, carried out by the capitalist countries under neo-liberal adjustment policies in the interest of the world's large monopolistic capital, which are imposed by the EU, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, etc, bring with them greater difficulties concerning the urgent and much needed measures which should be taken immediately to defend both the health and the lives of the working class and the people.</p> <p>3. The degradation suffered by the capitalist societies, which are based on individual self-interest, consumerism and social Darwinism, adds even greater difficulties to efforts to deal with this health crisis, that requires values of solidarity, sharing and social justice: the values present in all of our revolutionary political projects aimed at socialism-communism.</p> <p>4. Currently, capitalism takes advantage of the current health crisis as a perfect alibi to unleash a new attack against both the working class and all peoples, strengthening financial capital and monopolies and adding new cuts to salaries and to the rights of the working class. The inter-imperialist conflicts contribute to the spiraling rise of violence and social predation that, at the end, will be paid for by people and workers alike.</p> <p>5. The international working class, along with the people, must react to this situation – today under the control of world oligarchies – for the health emergency will bring short time terrible consequences. It is necessary to show further evidence of the present historical wreckage of capitalism at its imperialist stage, as well as the urgent need for socialist construction in order to face the beginning of a new historical stage so much claimed by the current and extraordinary development of the productive forces.</p> <p>6. That is why we send out a massive appeal in order to start as many actions as possible so that the peoples and the working class raise their flags of struggle.</p> <p>a. For the complete stop of imperialist blockades imposed against Cuba, Venezuela, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Nicaragua.</p> <p>b. For the immediate end of imperialist military aggressions in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Mali, Iraq, Libya.</p> <p>c. For the immediate end of occupations and for the recovery of the national sovereignty of Palestine, Puerto Rico and the struggle of the people of Western Sahara for self-determination.</p> <p>d. For the immediate end to the repression of social movements in Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras.</p> <p>e. For the right of the working class and the working people both from the cities and rural areas, to fully exercise their freedom and union organization, to collective bargaining, to strike, job stability, and sufficient wages to live with dignity.</p> <p>f. For the socialization of the large and strategic means of production, financial and essential services for society, under workers, peasants and popular control.</p> <p>7. Finally, we make an APPEAL to advance in the coordination of all the workers', peasants and popular anti-imperialist struggles and forces in a Global Front, capable of organizing political and social mobilization for the defense of people´s sovereignty, against imperialist war, and against all blockades; for an international social order for the benefit of social majorities – for the whole of mankind - , under the conditions given by the current development of productive forces, able, as it is well known today, to cover all social demands.</p> <p>The organizations hereby signed up to this APPEAL will work together to add up our strength to, and to go further, in the above mentioned aims.</p> <p>FOR THE WHOLE OF THE HUMAN KIND</p> <p>FOR THE WORKING CLASS</p> <p>FOR PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE</p> <p>FOR SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM!!!</p> <p>SIGNATURES SOLIDNET PARTIES:</p> <p>1 COMMUNIST PARTY OF ARGENTINA</p> <p>2 COMMUNIST PARTY OF ARMENIA</p> <p>3 COMMUNIST PARTY OF AUSTRALIA</p> <p>4 COMMUNIST PARTY OF AZERBAIDJAN</p> <p>5 DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE TRIBUNE (BAHREIN)</p> <p>6 COMMUNIST PARTY OF BANGLADESH</p> <p>7 COMMUNIST PARTY OF BELGIUM</p> <p>8 COMMUNIST PARTY OF BOLIVIA</p> <p>9 BRAZILIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>10 COMMUNIST PARTY OF BRAZIL</p> <p>11 COMMUNIST PARTY OF BRITAIN</p> <p>12 NEW COMMUNIST PARTY OF BRITAIN</p> <p>13 COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA</p> <p>14 COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHILE</p> <p>15 COLOMBIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>16 SOCIALIST WORKER'S PARTY OF CROATIA</p> <p>17 COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA</p> <p>18 COMMUNIST PARTY OF BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA</p> <p>19 COMMUNIST PARTY IN DENMARK</p> <p>20 FORCE OF THE REVOLUTION (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)</p> <p>21 COMMUNIST PARTY OF ECUADOR</p> <p>22 EGYPTIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>23 COMMUNIST PARTY OF FINLAND</p> <p>24 UNIFIED COMMUNIST PARTY OF GEORGIA</p> <p>25 GERMAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>26 HUNGARIAN WORKER'S PARTY</p> <p>27 TUDEH PARTY OF IRAN</p> <p>28 COMMUNIST PARTY OF KURDISTAN-IRAQ</p> <p>29 IRAQUI COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>30 COMMUNIST PARTY OF IRELAND</p> <p>31 THE WORKER'S PARTY OF IRELAND</p> <p>32 COMMUNIST PARTY OF ISRAEL</p> <p>33 ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>34 JORDANIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>35 SOCIALIST PARTY (LITHUANIA)</p> <p>36 COMMUNIST PARTY OF MALTA</p> <p>37 POPULAR SOCIALIST PARTY - NATIONAL POLITICAL ASSOCIATION (MÉXICO)</p> <p>38 NEPAL COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>39 NEW COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE NETHERLANDS</p> <p>40 COMMUNIST PARTY OF NORWAY</p> <p>41 COMMUNIST PARTY OF PAKISTAN</p> <p>42 PALESTINIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>43 PALESTINIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY</p> <p>44 PARTY OF THE PEOPLE (PANAMA)</p> <p>45 PARAGUAYAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>46 PERUVIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>47 PHILIPPINE COMMUNIST PARTY (PKP-1930)</p> <p>48 ROMANIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>49 ROMANIAN SOCIALIST PARTY</p> <p>50 COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION</p> <p>51 COMMUNISTS OF SERBIA</p> <p>52 NEW COMMUNIST PARTY OF YUGOSLAVIA</p> <p>53 SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>54 COMMUNIST PARTY OF SPAIN</p> <p>55 COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PEOPLES OF SPAIN</p> <p>56 COMMUNISTS OF CATALONIA</p> <p>57 SUDANESE COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>58 COMMUNIST PARTY OF SRI-LANKA</p> <p>59 COMMUNIST PARTY OF SWAZILAND</p> <p>60 SYRIAN COMMUNIST PARTY</p> <p>61 SYRIAN COMMUNIST PARTY (UNIFIED)</p> <p>62 COMMUNIST PARTY USA</p> <p>63 COMMUNIST PARTY OF UKRAINE</p> <p>64 UNION OF COMMUNISTS OF UKRAINE</p> <p>65 COMMUNIST PARTY OF URUGUAY</p> <p>66 COMMUNIST PARTY OF VENEZUELA</p> <p>OTHER PARTIES AND SIGNING ORGANIZATIONS:</p> <p>1 PARTIDO IZQUIERDA COSTARRICENSE</p> <p>2 COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC</p> <p>3 RED ROJA (SPAIN)</p> <p>4 INICIATIVA COMUNISTA (SPAIN)</p> <p>5 UNIÓN PROLETARIA (SPAIN)</p> <p>6 ASAMBLEA PARA LA DEMOCRACIA Y LA SOBERANIA (RASMIA) (SPAIN)</p> <p>7 PÔLE DE RENAISSANCE COMMUNISTE EN FRANCE</p> <p>8 COMITÉ INTERNATIONALISTE POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ DE CLASSE (FRANCE)</p> <p>9 AGORA GALIZA - UP (GALIZA-SPAIN)</p> <p>10 UNION DO POVO GALEGO (GALIZA-SPAIN)</p> <p>11 FRENTE POPULARE (ITALY)</p> <p>12 CONVERGENZA SOCIALISTA (ITALY)</p> <p>13 VÍA DEMOCRÁTICA (MOROCCO)</p> <p>14 PARTIDO DE LOS COMUNISTAS (MÉXICO)</p> <p>15 FRENTE POPULAR PARA LA LIBERACIÓN DE PALESTINA</p> <p>16 FRENTE DEMOCRÁTICO PARA LA LIBERACIÓN DE PALESTINA</p> <p>17 PARTITO COMUNISTA SVIZZERA</p> <p>18 PARTEI DER ARBEIT DER SCHWEIZ PdAS - PSP</p> <p>19 FREEDOM ROAD SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION (USA)</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8134#comments Las Luchas del Pueblo Capitalismo y Economía Socialism Communist Party COVID-19 Healthcare Internacional International Solidarity Thu, 28 May 2020 14:49:24 +0000 Fight Back 8134 at https://www.fightbacknews.org FRSO leader Steff Yorek: ‘100,000 are dead and capitalism is making the pandemic a human-made disaster’ https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8133 <p>Minneapolis, MN - Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization Steff Yorek stated on May 26, “The United States has just reached a grim milestone, 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no end in sight, earning this country the dubious distinction of edging into the top ten for deaths per person, with 30.46 deaths per 100,000.”</p> <p>Meanwhile Trump has continued to show an utter disregard for the loss of life. The federal response has been weak, ineffectual, has intentionally undermined state public health plans and continues to steal PPE and testing supplies from states. </p> <p>Yorek continued, “Trump is fueling and supporting the ‘Reopen’ campaign being sponsored and funded by the DeVos family and wealthy forces aligned with the GOP. Democratic governors are caving in to business interests, sending working people to die as new cases surge in many places.”</p> <p>A recent study found that the pandemic continues to be a disaster for African Americans. Among those seeking medical care for COVID-19, Black patients were hospitalized at nearly three times the rate of white and Latino patients. The disparity remained even after researchers took into account differences in age, sex, income and the prevalence of chronic health problems that exacerbate COVID-19, like hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. </p> <p>Yorek stated, “African Americans get worse health care and are more likely to face exposure to the virus, because of persistent racist discrimination.</p> <p>“This push to reopen is really a push to transfer the economic crisis from the rich to working people by ending unemployment and sick leave support, leaving us with a Sophie’s choice to put ourselves in harm’s way or starve. 100,000 are dead and capitalism is making this pandemic a human-made disaster.”</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8133#comments Las Luchas del Pueblo Capitalismo y Economía Socialism COVID-19 Donald Trump Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) Healthcare Steff Yorek Nacionalidades Oprimidas Poor People's Movements U.S. Thu, 28 May 2020 14:35:59 +0000 Fight Back 8133 at https://www.fightbacknews.org Statement on the lynching of George Floyd https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8132 <p><em>Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Frank Chapman, Executive Director National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.</em></p> <p>Yet another murder of an unarmed Black person in the month of May. Finan Berhe, in Springfield, MD, Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, GA, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY and now George Floyd in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN and all this in the worst pandemic in a century. What an outrage, what an American made tragedy that the lynching of Black people continues unabated, that racist terror continues to stalk the land like a beast of prey. With the brutal, callous murder of George Floyd, when one cop crushed the breath out of brother Floyd with a knee pressing down on his neck while other cops stood by watching. At best they were complicit in the murder of George Floyd.</p> <p>No wonder the people rose up in righteous anger demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to this legacy of racial terror that plagues not only the Twin Cities but the entire country.</p> <p>Since this reign of racial terror is not in the Twin Cities alone, they must not rise up against it alone. This Saturday, May 30th, we will protest this injustice, this unchecked and usually unpunished murder of our people with a national day of protest demanding justice. A national day of protest demanding that those in prisons, jails and detention centers freed because in this pandemic these places are death traps. We demand justice for the families of those murdered by police and vigilantes, we demand freedom for the prisoners! FREE THEM ALL!"</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8132#comments Brutalidad Policial George Floyd NAARPR National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Thu, 28 May 2020 00:31:32 +0000 Fight Back 8132 at https://www.fightbacknews.org Minnesota: Protest set to demand justice for George Floyd https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8130 <p>Minneapolis, MN – A protest is set for 5 p.m., May 26, at 3759 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, to demand justice for George Floyd – an African American man who as murdered last night by Minneapolis police.</p> <p>Angel Smith-El of the Twin Cites Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J), states, “During a time where people are already stressed because of COVID-19 the police took full advantage by killing an unarmed Black man. He laid with his face to the ground begging for the cop to get off his neck because he couldn't breathe. The officer continued to push his knee deeper into George's neck even after he was unconscious.”</p> <p>Smith-El continued, “This is the time for us as a community to stop these killer cops once and for all. This is the time to implement community control of the police.”</p> <p>TCC4J is also demanding the four cops who murdered George Floyd, who were fired by the city the afternoon of May 26, also be prosecuted.</p> https://www.fightbacknews.org/es/node/8130#comments Las Luchas del Pueblo Brutalidad Policial George Floyd minneapolis Police Brutality Sistema de injusticia Tue, 26 May 2020 21:43:06 +0000 Fight Back 8130 at https://www.fightbacknews.org