In Australia, a call to disaffiliate the Victorian Police Association from the state Trades Hall Council, backed by Aboriginal and refugee movements, is gaining steam.
civil liberties & police
Activist Radio interview: Emily Woo Yamasaki and Nga Bui discuss fighting racism
Emily Woo Yamasaki and Nga Bui of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party speak on today’s anti-racist upsurge and their work in the NYC Campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board.
How we won the fight to expel the police guild from our labor council
First-hand account of how and why rank-and-file unionists kicked the Seattle police guild out of the Martin Luther King County Labor council.
Views from FS readers
An update on Seattle mayor redbaiting attack on the only socialist on the Seattle City Council. Readers weigh in on not prosecuting Black lives protesters, prisoner rights, campaign reform, and suspending the use of money.
Hagamos que importen las Vidas Negras
Durante décadas, los manifestantes contra la brutalidad policial garabateaban los nombres de las personas asesinadas en cartulinas y marchaban por las calles. Cuando se publicó otro video y se descubrió… Read more »
Make Black lives matter
From August 2020, an analysis of the role of the police and a proposal for curbing their deadly abuses.
Freedom Socialist Party calls for action to defend Portland protesters [Video]
FSP indicts the Trump administration for anti-constitutional use of unmarked federal agents to suppress activists and demands remedies including elected civilian review boards.
Seattle-area labor council expels police union — an opening salvo in reviving a fighting labor movement
Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity in Seattle reports on how the Martin Luther King County Labor Council became the first AFL-CIO body to expel a police union from its ranks.
El asesinato de George Floyd sacude a los EE. UU. y al mundo
En todo el mundo, el imperialismo estadounidense toca su clarín para proclamar que es el máximo representante de una sociedad democrática bendecida por el estado de derecho, la libertad de… Read more »
Defend the right to protest
A statement by the Seattle/Puget Sound Freedom Socialist Party addressing the dismantling of the CHOP protest zone and the mayor’s campaign to get rid of socialist city council member Kshama Sawant.