BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 7/16/13
The law, the police and the courts are not about justice, they are about protecting the property, privilege and power of the monopoly capitalists, the richest 1% who own and control the corporations and government that dominate the economy and society. They are part and parcel of the national oppression that African Americans face: the all-around, social, political and economic inequality of Black people face as an oppressed nationality in the U.S. The huge protests across the county that have mobilized hundreds of thousands of people, including large numbers of Black and Brown youth, are a great development. Everything possible should be done to build this struggle.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 7/16/13
Several thousand people rallied and marched in downtown here, July 15, to express outrage at the not guilty verdict given to George Zimmerman for his cold-blooded murder of African American youth Trayvon Martin.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/01/13
Hundreds of people marched through the streets of downtown Minneapolis on May 31 to demand justice for Terrance “Mookie” Franklin, a 22-year-old African American man killed by the police in a South Minneapolis home on May 10.
BY Lawrence Hamm | Newark, NJ | 5/11/13
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from People's Organization For Progress (POP) chair Lawrence Hamm, from a May 10 Newark, New Jersey press conference.
BY David Newlin | Salt Lake City, UT | 3/01/13
On the one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death, Utahans met to both mourn his passing and learn about racism, police brutality and how to fight them.
BY Skye Schmelzer | Gainesville, FL | 3/01/13
The University of Florida (UF) chapters of Dream Defenders and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) hosted a speak-out on the one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder, Feb. 26.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 12/04/12
30 students gathered outside of the University of South Florida's Marshall Student Center, Dec. 1, to mourn the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. On Nov. 23, Jordan Davis was racially targeted by a 45 year-old bigot named Michael Dunn in a Jacksonville gas station.
BY staff | Tallahassee, FL | 12/02/12
On Dec. 1, just after sunset, Black student organizations from Florida State University (FSU) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) held a candlelight vigil for Jordan Davis. Davis, a 17-year-old Black teen was violently gunned down in Jacksonville while in the backseat of a friend's car by a middle-aged white male bigot, supposedly over the volume of the car's music.
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Minnesota District | Minnesota | 9/28/12
On Nov. 6 Minnesotans will join with the rest of the country to vote on Election Day.
BY Jacob Flom | Milwaukee, WI | 4/11/12
Dozens of community organizations came together here, April 10, for the “Rally to Demand Justice for Trayvon Martin, Bo Morrison and Victims of Milwaukee Police Brutality.”