Posts in: civil liberties & police

Freedom Socialist editorial: A win for Mumia!

February 2019

A recent court decision finally gives Mumia a chance to prove his case for a new trial. His freedom now depends on massive public support for Mumia to get his day in court.

Whose free speech? Cops protect ultra-right while fencing off counter protest

February 2019

On December 1, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the city police weighed the free speech and freedom of assembly rights of human rights activists and the extreme right wing against each other — and came down, again, on the side of the fascists. Showdown at City Hall. The Washington Three Percenters, a right-wing militia,… Read more »

Look to ourselves, not the state, to banish violent fascists

January 2019

In late 2018, eighty-one thousand people petitioned the Department of Home Affairs to stop U.S.-based fascist, Gavin McInnes, from entering Australia. The petition cited McInnes’ calls for violence against women and people of colour and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s listing of Proud Boys, the group he formed, as a hate group. Home Affairs refused… Read more »

Recommendations for the NYC November 6, 2018 Elections

October 30, 2018

Dear Friend, The midterm elections are upon us, happening amid a literal storm in this country as global warming-fueled hurricanes flood the coast, thousands of migrants are forced north, another sexual abuser is appointed to the Supreme Court, and Trump tries to deny trans people’s very right to exist. The Democratic Party machine says a “Blue… Read more »