Fight Back! - News and Views from the People's Struggle http://www.fightbacknews.org/ 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. en Miami protest demands: ‘Justice for Michael Brown’ http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/20/miami-protest-demands-justice-michael-brown <p>Miami, FL - Around 100 protesters met on the Wolfston campus of Miami-Dade Community College, Aug. 14, to demand justice for Mike Brown. Led by groups like Dream Defenders, Miami Workers Center, and Power U, protesters held signs reading “Hands up don’t shoot!” and chanted “No justice, no peace, no killer police.”</p> <p>In addition to demanding justice for Michael Brown, they also focused on the case of Israel Hernandez. Israel Hernandez, 18, known as Reefa to his peers, was murdered by Miami Beach Police a year ago to the day.</p> <p>After chants and holding signs, the crowd formed four columns and marched silently through the small campus and into the Federal Building housing the U.S. Attorney’s office. They filled the lobby of the building and amid chants of “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and demanded to speak with U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer, who oversees the southern district of Florida. The group’s spokesperson presented a list of demands which included: Obama visit Ferguson; Jail the cops that killed Israel Hernandez and Mike Brown; Make Police wear body cameras, and for there to be an independent investigation of these teens murders.</p> <p>“It is time for the federal government to reign in the Miami Beach Police Department, the Ferguson Police Department and other bigoted departments around the country with an established history of targeting and terrorizing communities of color," said Phillip Agnew of the Dream Defenders.</p> <p>The group hoped to highlight the state violence Latino and Black communities face in America. They connected the Israel Hernandez case with Mike Brown’s case, as well as that of Eric Garner, Jordan Davis, Javon Neal, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell and others.</p> <p>After two hours of waiting, Wilfredo Ferrer failed to address the protesters. Police officers and U.S. Marshalls were then ordered to clear the lobby as the building was set to close for the night. Eight protesters, five women and three men, refused to move until they got an answer to their demands. They were arrested with their hands up and held on federal charges of disobeying a law enforcement officer and excessive noise. They were all released later that night and all vowed to keep fighting until justice was won for victims of police terror and the killer cops were jailed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/20/miami-protest-demands-justice-michael-brown#comments Police Brutality African-American Anti-racism Ferguson Mike Brown Racism in the Criminal Justice System In-Justice System Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:33:58 +0000 Fight Back 4300 at http://www.fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City says no to killer police http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/20/salt-lake-city-says-no-killer-police <p>Salt Lake City, UT - The recent wave of police brutality has made headlines in Ferguson, Missouri and here in Salt Lake City, where police confronted Dillon Taylor Aug. 11, outside of a 7-Eleven store and killed him. Thus far, police authorities have worked to cover up the shootings.</p> <p>30 people rallied in Salt Lake City to call for an end to the police terror and to demand justice for the victims of police shootings. Protesters carrying signs and chanted "No justice, no peace, no killer police!" Many of protesters on the scene have been directly affected by the tragedy of police shootings.</p> <p>Scott Simons, father of Kelly Simons, wants to "raise the awareness of the public about a deadly situation." Kelly Simons was shot and killed in January 2013 while in her vehicle. Since then Scott Simons has received zero information pertaining to his daughter’s case. "When bad police get away with shootings, you wonder what good police there are," said Simons.</p> <p>Marlee Kanosh drove three hours from Cedar City to support the Taylor family because her own brother Corey was killed by police two years ago. "People came to support my family so I'm here to support theirs." Kanosh has seen no accountability for her brother's murder and has instead got the runaround from authorities.</p> <p>Aaron Swanenberg arrived after the funeral of his friend Dillon Taylor. "We're out here because we deserve answers as a people." As with Ferguson, Missouri, police are currently keeping the investigation out of public view and away from accountability. The name of the officer who pulled the trigger has been withheld, ‘for the officer's safety.’ Swanenberg went on to say, "These shootings need to stop. It's not just here, it's not just Justice for Dillon. It's for Danielle Willard. It's for Mike Brown. It's for all these shootings that're going across the nation." As questions surrounding the investigation into Taylor's shooting begin to pile up, Swanenberg declared, "We need to stand as a people, as one, and show that we're gonna fight back and not allow it."</p> <p>Revolutionary Students Union activists Sarah Simmons and Ian Decker were at the rally. Simmons states she came out "to fight for justice for Dillon Taylor, and Mike Brown, and all other unarmed victims of police brutality." Simmons said that these shootings unveil a lot of institutionalized racism. Decker said it is important “to stand with victims of police brutality and stand against national oppression of all kind, both within the borders of the U.S. and abroad."</p> <p>Organizers have planned another rally for Aug. 20, 7:00 pm, at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/20/salt-lake-city-says-no-killer-police#comments Police Brutality African-American Anti-racism Ferguson Mike Brown Racism in the Criminal Justice System In-Justice System Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:28:05 +0000 Fight Back 4298 at http://www.fightbacknews.org PFLP salutes the Black struggle in the US: The Empire will fall from within http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/19/pflp-salutes-black-struggle-us-empire-will-fall-within <p><em>Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Aug. 19 statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP):</em></p> <p>In light of the police murder of the martyr Michael Brown and the ongoing struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and stands firmly with the ongoing struggle of Black people and all oppressed communities in the United States.</p> <p>Comrade Khaled Barakat said in an interview with the PFLP media outlets that “Police brutality, oppression and murder against Black people in the U.S., and against Latinos, Arabs and Muslims, people of color and poor people, has never been merely ‘mistakes’ or ‘violations of individual rights’ but rather are part and parcel of an integral and systematic racism that reflects the nature of the political system in the U.S.”</p> <p>“Every time a crime is committed against Black people, it is explained away as an ‘isolated incident’ but when you see the massive number of ‘isolated incidents’ the reality cannot be hidden – this is an ongoing policy that remains virulently racist and oppressive. The U.S. empire was built on the backs of Black slavery and the genocide of Black people – and upon settler colonialism and the genocide of indigenous people,” said Barakat. “The people of Ferguson are resisting, in a long tradition of Black resistance, and we support their legitimate resistance to racist oppression.”</p> <p>“As people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arab World see the brutality of the United States outside its borders, these communities confront its racist and colonial oppression within the borders of the U.S. The two are inextricably linked,” said Barakat. “We also see U.S. exploitation and plunder of people’s resources around the world. And inside the United States, Africans, Latinos, Filipinos, Afghans, Arabs who have suffered war and imperialism at the hands of the United States outside its borders are the same communities who face criminalization, brutality, exploitation, isolation and killings and murder at the hands of the state. We see the targeting of migrants and refugees inside the U.S. after their countries have been ravaged by imperialism, war and exploitation by the same ruling forces.”</p> <p>Barakat noted that “Mass imprisonment and incarceration has been a central tool of racist control in the United States. One out of every three Black men in the U.S. will be imprisoned; every 28 hours a Black person is killed by the state or someone protected by the state. Palestinians know well the use of mass imprisonment to maintain racist domination and oppression and breaking the racist structures of imprisonment is critical to our liberation movement. We salute Mumia Abu-Jamal and all of the political prisoners of the Black liberation movement in U.S. jails and call for their immediate freedom.”</p> <p>Furthermore, he said, “since the earliest days of the Black movement in the U.S., from slaves revolting for freedom to the civil rights movement and beyond, Black people, organizations and movements have faced severe state repression, targeting, incarceration and killings at the hands of the state. U.S. domestic intelligence agencies such as the FBI, who target Palestinian and Arab communities for state repression, have for years focused on attacking Black movements, leaders and communities as a central project.”</p> <p>“Racism, poverty and oppression are the predominant scene faced by oppressed nations and communities in the United States. Black people in the United States are in fact under siege. And just as we demand the end of the siege on our Palestinian people, in Gaza and everywhere, we demand an end to the siege of institutionalized racism and oppression in education, jobs, social services and all areas of life, and support the Black movements struggling to end that siege.”</p> <p>“When we see the images today in Ferguson, we see another emerging Intifada in the long line of Intifada and struggle that has been carried out by Black people in the U.S. and internationally. The Palestinian national liberation movement salutes the Black liberation movement, and has learned so much from the experiences of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglass, the Black Panthers, Sojourner Truth, and generations of Black revolutionaries who have led the way in struggling for liberation and self-determination,” said Barakat.</p> <p>“The struggle inside the United States is an integral part of the struggle against imperialism – in fact it is central, as it is taking place ‘in the belly of the beast.’ This is also the case for the struggle of Indigenous peoples and nations throughout North America, where settler colonial powers have been built through land theft and genocide, yet where indigenous people have always resisted and continue to resist today,” he said.</p> <p>“Every victory inside the United States and political achievement by popular movements and liberation struggles is a victory for Palestine and a victory for a world of human liberation. Those who think that the fate of people in the United States lies with the ruling class parties, the Republicans and Democrats, until the end of time, are living in an illusion. So too are those who believe Palestine can find freedom by seeking alliances or guarantees by those who oppress Black people,” said Barakat.</p> <p>“The Black struggle is leading the world in the struggle for an alternative political system that will bring U.S. empire to defeat. We know that this will happen only through struggle, through organization of people, emerging from uprisings and communities rising in anger against injustice,” said Barakat.</p> <p>“The anti-racist movement and anti-Zionist movement are not and cannot be separated. Fighting against racism means fighting capitalism; fighting against capitalism means fighting for socialism,” Barakat said.</p> <p>The Front encourages all Palestinians and especially our Palestinian community in the United States, to continue and intensify their efforts in support of the Black liberation movement, from joining actions in support of Ferguson and in honor of Michael Brown, to long-term and sustained joint struggle and mutual solidarity with the Black movement. There are long histories of this work, and it is critical for all of our communities to expand and deepen our links of struggle and solidarity.</p> <p>The PFLP sends its revolutionary greetings, its solidarity message and its salutes to the struggling people of Ferguson on the front lines confronting U.S. empire, and to the generations upon generations of Black struggle. Our Palestinian liberation movement is part of one struggle with the Black liberation movement. This has been a position of principle for the Front since its founding; we reaffirm this stand today and will always do so until both of our peoples – and our world – are liberated.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/19/pflp-salutes-black-struggle-us-empire-will-fall-within#comments Anti-Racism Capitalism Oppressed Nationalities Palestine Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Racism Oppressed Nationalities Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:58:45 +0000 Fight Back 4297 at http://www.fightbacknews.org Milwaukee protest stands in solidarity with Ferguson http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/19/milwaukee-protest-stands-solidarity-ferguson <p>Milwaukee, WI - Over 250 people gathered for a rally here, Aug. 16, to stand in solidarity with the struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, where more than a week of militant protests have erupted since 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by a Ferguson police officer. </p> <p>The Milwaukee demonstration also focused on the last couple years’ victims of police violence and white vigilantes. It was organized in coordination with the families of Dontre Hamilton, Corey Stingley and Derek Williams. Protesters demanded the immediate arrest of the racist killers. </p> <p>Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed 31-year-old Black man, was shot 15 times by a Milwaukee Police officer as he tried to take a nap on a public bench in Milwaukee this past spring. Corey Stingley – a 16-year-old Black child – was strangled by three adult white men after stealing and returning a bottle of alcohol at a corner store in the suburb of West Allis. Derek Williams, a 24-year-old Black father of three, begged for his life for over 30 minutes in the back of a Milwaukee Police squad car after he was violently arrested, eventually dying while an officer listened to music in the front seat of the squad, ignoring Williams’ cries for help. These cases happened in the last three years and none of those responsible for the murders have been held accountable for their actions.</p> <p>Protesters gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee, the site of Dontre Hamilton's murder this past spring. Speakers pointed out that Michael Brown’s and the Milwaukee victims' murders did not happen in a vacuum, but rather these murders are part of the racist discrimination and national oppression African Americans have been facing for hundreds of years. </p> <p>Jorge Maya of Youth Empowered in the Struggle spoke, making the connection between the violence perpetrated against young Black men to that of the Milwaukee Police and Sheriff's Departments terrorizing immigrant communities in Milwaukee through deportation and racial profiling. "The police are not here to protect common people, they protect people with property. Just as innocent people like Michael Brown are arrested and killed for no reason, many immigrants are arrested and deported for having done nothing wrong. The system is not broken, it is working perfectly," said Maya.</p> <p>Micaela Magel of Students for Justice in Palestine spoke of the militarization of local police departments to U.S. imperialism, the ongoing assault on the Gaza strip and the occupation of Palestinian lands, stating, "From Milwaukee to Ferguson to Palestine, we demand the end to killings and oppression of innocent civilians."</p> <p>Police in the Saint Louis area as well as the Milwaukee County Sheriff have participated in a national ‘counter-terrorism’ training hosted in Israel to learn the newest techniques of their military.</p> <p>The protesters then marched in the street for several blocks to the Police Administration building where family members of Corey Stingley and Dontre Hamilton spoke.</p> <p>“See those police officers over there,” said Nate Hamilton, Dontre Hamilton’s brother, pointing towards two officers on motorcycles watching the crowd at the police station, “They don't give a fuck about us. We should be able to film them, ask them about their jobs but we can't … We have got to tear the walls down, that's what it said in the bible to tear the walls down.”</p> <p> The crowd, then about 100, marched toward the 43/94 highway to shut down the highway exit at 10th Street. The crowd stayed for an hour chanting “No justice, no peace” and “Hands up, don't shoot!” as cars began to pile up at the blocked exit. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's office was forced to eventually close the exit from the highway and allow the over a dozen cars to turn around to get back on the highway. The protesters had successfully shut down the major exit to downtown Milwaukee.</p> <p>The crowd then marched back towards the starting point of the rally, singing We Shall Not be Moved beginning the chorus with several of the names of murdered Black youth by police and white vigilantes in Milwaukee and the rest of the country.</p> <p>Demonstrators then shut down a major intersection in downtown Milwaukee at Water and Wisconsin Avenue, with Craig Stingley, Corey Stingley's dad, addressing the crowd. “Did my son deserve to die, because he stole some alcohol and then gave it back? Should Michael Brown have died for supposedly stealing some cigars? I know if that would have been a white boy he wouldn't have been killed…the plainest of all our civil rights is the right to life, and it was taken. These are hate crimes,” said Stingley.</p> <p>Everyone then marched back to Red Arrow Park for a moment of silence and closed the four-hour event out with a prayer for justice for families in Milwaukee, Ferguson and the world.</p> <p>This event was co-sponsored by Occupy Milwaukee, Occupy Coalition, Milwaukee Anti-War Committee, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, Students for Justice in Palestine, Ma'Ruf, the Milwaukee Committee to Stop FBI Repression and African American Roundtable.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/19/milwaukee-protest-stands-solidarity-ferguson#comments Police Brutality Ferguson HandsUp Justice for Michael Brown Police Brutality In-Justice System Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:31:52 +0000 Fight Back 4296 at http://www.fightbacknews.org Savannah stands in solidarity with Gaza http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/savannah-stands-solidarity-gaza <p>Savannah, GA - More than 100 people assembled in downtown here, Aug. 16, to stand in solidarity with the besieged people of Gaza. The demonstration garnered much attention from locals and tourists alike. Some Georgian residents came from as far away as Milledgeville and Brunswick to support Palestinians facing Israel’s siege.</p> <p>Representatives from Veterans For Peace, Occupy Savannah and The Revolutionary Peoples’ Union, as well as people from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities, stood side by side calling for peace in the Middle East and an end to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine. The demonstration lasted for nearly two hours. Many passers-by honked their horns and waved showing their support for the protesters and the people of Gaza.</p> <p>According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, out of the approximately 1975 Palestinians killed in the month-long onslaught, 1417 unarmed civilians have been killed; the affiliation of 328 of those killed are unknown and 230 of those killed were armed combatants. In contrast, Israel has lost three civilians and 64 military personnel in “Operation Protective Edge.”</p> <p>About 77 out of the 170 facilities belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East have been damaged. The international community condemned Israel’s deliberate bombing of a U.N. school on July 24.</p> <p>The Savannah Peace Coalition will continue to promote the cause of Palestine. There will be a viewing of the 2006 film Occupation 101 on Aug. 28. After Savannah’s first ever solidarity with Palestine event, more people are mobilized and motivated to keep up the momentum and continue the people’s struggle in Savannah.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/savannah-stands-solidarity-gaza#comments Antiwar Movement Gaza GazaUnderAttack Palestine Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:04:22 +0000 Fight Back 4295 at http://www.fightbacknews.org Savannah stands in solidarity with Gaza http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/savannah-stands-solidarity-gaza <p>Savannah, GA - More than 100 people assembled in downtown here, Aug. 16, to stand in solidarity with the besieged people of Gaza. The demonstration garnered much attention from locals and tourists alike. Some Georgian residents came from as far away as Milledgeville and Brunswick to support Palestinians facing Israel’s siege.</p> <p>Representatives from Veterans For Peace, Occupy Savannah and The Revolutionary Peoples’ Union, as well as people from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities, stood side by side calling for peace in the Middle East and an end to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine. The demonstration lasted for nearly two hours. Many passers-by honked their horns and waved showing their support for the protesters and the people of Gaza.</p> <p>According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, out of the approximately 1975 Palestinians killed in the month-long onslaught, 1417 unarmed civilians have been killed; the affiliation of 328 of those killed are unknown and 230 of those killed were armed combatants. In contrast, Israel has lost three civilians and 64 military personnel in “Operation Protective Edge.”</p> <p>About 77 out of the 170 facilities belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East have been damaged. The international community condemned Israel’s deliberate bombing of a U.N. school on July 24.</p> <p>The Savannah Peace Coalition will continue to promote the cause of Palestine. There will be a viewing of the 2006 film Occupation 101 on Aug. 28. After Savannah’s first ever solidarity with Palestine event, more people are mobilized and motivated to keep up the momentum and continue the people’s struggle in Savannah.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/savannah-stands-solidarity-gaza#comments Antiwar Movement Gaza GazaUnderAttack Palestine Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:04:22 +0000 Fight Back 4295 at http://www.fightbacknews.org Governor Nixon sending National Guard to Ferguson http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/governor-nixon-sending-national-guard-ferguson <p>Ferguson, MO - Governor Nixon signed an executive order Aug. 18 ordering the deployment of the National Guard to Ferguson. The order also authorizes the Highway Patrol to close down or restrict access to major city streets. In the wake of the murder of the killing of a young African American man, Mike Brown, by a white cop, Ferguson has seen a wave of protests demanding justice and authorities are moving to step up repression.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/governor-nixon-sending-national-guard-ferguson#comments Police Brutality African-American Ferguson Governor Nixon Mike Brown Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:02:14 +0000 Fight Back 4294 at http://www.fightbacknews.org PFLP to help rebuild Gaza http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/pflp-help-rebuild-gaza <p><em>Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Aug. 17 statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP):</em></p> <p><strong>PFLP vows to work to rebuild homes as delegation visits Khuza’a and Shuja’iya</strong></p> <p>A leadership delegation of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine continued its visits to neighborhoods and villages hit hard by the Zionist assault on the Gaza Strip on Saturday, August 16. The delegation, including members of the Political Bureau and Central Committee, visited Khan Younis and villages and towns in the eastern regions, including Khuza’a, and Abasan, and homes that were destroyed by the occupation forces, including Abu Taama and Abu Daqqah homes east of Khan Younis.</p> <p>The delegation also met with families of the martyrs in the area, including the familes of the martyrs Ra’afat Shahin, Raafat Zourob, Farid Ahmed, Ahmed Ahmed, Nael Abu Libdeh, Anas Abu Shamala and many others. and also visited the families of martyrs and wounded people in Rafah.Delegation members witnessed the scope of the destruction of houses, farms, agricultural land and infrastructure. Many people of the area relayed their and their families’ experience of death and destruction in the indiscriminate shelling by occupation forces, which was focused on the homes and people in the eastern neighborhoods and towns of the Gaza Strip.</p> <p>Continuing its visits, the delegation travelled to Zeitoun neighborhood, Bureij, and Shujaiya, saying that “if one wants to know the true face of the enemy, visit Shujaiya neighborhood – these areas reflect the clear truth of its nature.”</p> <p>The delegation commended the steadfastness and heroism of the brave resistance that confronted the killing machines, tanks and soldiers of the enemy, inflicting many losses. The people of these villages suffered greatly from the occupation’s brutal shelling and missiles on the areas, displacing families, and killing and wounding many. They said that this massive devastation and brutal crimes will only lead Palestinians to continue to stand fast to confront the colonizer and defeat this criminal enemy.</p> <p>The Front pledged to stand with and work actively to ensure the homes and infrastructure of the area are rebuilt, and to work with the relevant authorities to ensure the restoration of electricity, water and other necessities of life.</p> <p>They conveyed the greetings of the Political Bureau, including imprisoned General Secretary Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat, his deputy, Abu Ahmad Fouad, to the heroic masses of the Palestinian people and the families who have lost loved ones, suffered injuries, are displaced, whose homes are destroyed, saluting their legendary steadfastness in the face of a genocidal war machine directed at the great Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.</p> <p>The Front’s organizations, youth, labor and other networks and community institutions are also continuing their social solidarity and relief campaign, “We Are All Resistance,” including distributing food parcels, blankets, mattresses, emergency needs and organizing activities to support displaced people.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/pflp-help-rebuild-gaza#comments Antiwar Movement Gaza Israel Palestine Palestine Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:45:33 +0000 Fight Back 4292 at http://www.fightbacknews.org Florida Gaza supporters show solidarity with the people of Ferguson http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/florida-gaza-supporters-show-solidarity-people-ferguson <p>Miami, FL - Human rights advocates showed their support for the people of Gaza and Ferguson Missouri, Aug. 16. About 20 activists made their presence known at downtown Miami’s Torch of Friendship. The fact that a last minute action could pull 20 activists together in the middle of a rainstorm displayed the South Florida’s growing conscience when it comes to the issue of Israeli apartheid. Among the groups represented were members from Jewish Voice for Peace in South Florida, Occupy Miami, Students for Justice in Palestine and the Green Party of Miami-Dade &amp; Broward Counties.</p> <p>The activists caught the attention of many tourists and working class people in Miami. Taxi drivers would regularly go by and honk their horns in support of the action. At one point, a cab driver stopped to shout expressions of support with great exuberance. His passenger stared at him and at crowd in disbelief. The last month has served to change the perspective of many workers who for too long had either been deceived by the Zionist public relations machine or had begrudgingly held their tongues.</p> <p>The revelation that the Ferguson Police Department received training on ‘Counter-Terrorism’ from Israel’s police might have shocked some, but not those who follow Israel’s historical exportation of state-sponsored terrorism. Israel’s support for South Africa apartheid and the systematic oppression of African immigrants is part of Israel’s repertoire of repression.</p> <p>The human rights activist took the opportunity to make connections between Gaza and Ferguson. Their sign expressed solidarity with and encouragement to those fighting racist discrimination in Missouri.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/18/florida-gaza-supporters-show-solidarity-people-ferguson#comments Antiwar Movement Police Brutality African-American Anti-racism Ferguson Gaza Mike Brown Palestine Racism in the Criminal Justice System In-Justice System Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:12:29 +0000 Fight Back 4291 at http://www.fightbacknews.org Police, state troopers attack protesters in Ferguson, MO http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/17/police-state-troopers-attack-protesters-ferguson-mo <p>Ferguson, MO – Following Governor Jay Nixon’s announcement of a state of emergency here, police and state troopers launched an attack on protesters who were demanding justice for Mike Brown. In the early morning hours of Aug. 17, police used tear gas and carried out arrests.</p> http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/17/police-state-troopers-attack-protesters-ferguson-mo#comments Police Brutality Ferguson HandsUp Justice for Michael Brown Police Brutality In-Justice System Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:10:55 +0000 Fight Back 4289 at http://www.fightbacknews.org