police state

Demand an Independent Elected Civilian Review Board: Stop Police Brutality!

March 1, 2017

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. Residents of the Pacific Northwest know that cops routinely zero… Read more »

NYC police review campaign on the move

April 2017

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 »

Pressure builds for police accountability in NYC

October 27, 2016

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 »

En México, los Balazos Contra los Maestros Disidentes Encienden el Enojo Público

August 2016

La lucha de clases en México está al rojo vivo. Los maestros están al frente de una lucha masiva en contra de la devastación neoliberal a través de privatizaciones, agresiones sindicales y violación del medio ambiente. La resistencia abarca el hemisferio dese México a Guatemala y hasta Argentina. Los docentes mexicanos han estado peleando en… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor, August 2016

August 2016

1946 GEORGIA: A JIM CROW EXECUTION Family fights for long-denied justice Editor’s note: The family of James Lee Allen asked for help in getting a posthumous pardon for Allen from the state of Georgia. In 1946 Allen, a Black teen, was executed. He was 14 years old when he “confessed” to the crime of raping… Read more »

Join an effort to curb police brutality in NYC

August 2016

On June 26, underneath a flowing memorial to people murdered by police, a rainbow of marchers in this year’s NYC LGBTQ parade brought a clear voice calling for change. The spirited contingent was representing an ongoing grass-roots Campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board that would be able to call the NYPD to account and… Read more »

National prisoner labor strike spurs resistance to a new level

October 2016

On Sept. 9 prison inmates across the U.S. began a unprecedented nationwide labor strike to end slave labor in jails and prisons. This date commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, when a thousand prisoners seized control of the notorious New York prison and demanded political rights and better living conditions. After four days… Read more »

End of long-term solitary won by California inmates

December 2016

Across California, over 1,500 inmates are out of long-term solitary confinement — that’s 10 years or longer of mind and body destroying isolation. In the year since the historic legal settlement was signed, the long-term solitary population at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison alone has dropped by 99 percent, from 513 to 5. This victory… Read more »