Released from barracks to fight the “war on drug trafficking,” state security forces are now being unleashed on social justice movements.
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Call on DA Larry Krasner to release Mumia Abu-Jamal and disclose all DA and police files on him.
Right now, the cops are responsible for policing themselves, with terrible consequences for the public.
A rebuke to the Seattle daily paper, which essentially supported a SLAPP harassment lawsuit by two cops against Sawant.
When Seattle anti-fascists of many political persuasions massed to protest a “Patriot Prayer” rally on Aug. 13, police prevented them from marching to the site of the far-right gathering. But they made their message heard regardless.
Feb. 2, New York City: Yemeni-American bodega strike to protest Trump’s travel ban. Recent demonstrations against Trump’s immigration policies prove that New York, a city of immigrants, is not to be messed with. Thousands have poured out to protest “President Agent Orange” in demonstrations across the city, including a powerful bodega (read, convenience store) shutdown… Read more »
The almost daily killings and abuse by the police of Black and other people of color has garnered national attention. This murder epidemic spans the United States. According to The Guardian newspaper, 234 Black and 159 Latino people have been killed by police in 2016. (www.theguardian.com The Counted) Residents of the Pacific Northwest know that… Read more »
The campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board over police is at an exciting, pivotal point. Members have just voted up draft legislation and are developing a strategy around bringing it to the City Council. This involves meticulous research into the political backgrounds and voting histories of council people who may be sympathetic to the… Read more »
Together with other fighters for justice, the Freedom Socialist Party in New York City continues to grow the campaign for police accountability with an elected civilian review board. A September general meeting in Harlem brought more people than ever before, who had heard about the campaign in places as various as Facebook and a church… Read more »
Outraged demands rising for elected civilian review boards with power to prosecute cops.