Friday, July 3, 2020

Tag: protests

Cities reimagine public safety amid calls to #DefundPolice

Lawmakers across the country are proposing policy measures to cut or loosen ties to traditional policing.

Today’s progressive movements must learn from Black Lives Matter—and join together

A coalition of movements that joins a future whirlwind moment to win the struggle can at last make racial justice a reality.

Protesters for black lives are America’s true patriots

These activists wanted a better America, one that actually realized its ideals of equal justice and ensured life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Media acknowledge drive to defund police—but seek to blunt its radical...

Today, even as ideas for police reform that barely surfaced in corporate media in the past are becoming part of the mainstream conversation, media continue to try to steer that conversation away from its radical edge.

7 ways protestors showed up for black lives

Amidst the pent-up anger, exhaustion, and fear experienced by Black, Brown, and Indigenous people facing structural racism and systemic disparities, are glimpses of solidarity and hope.

Eruptions of rage in Minneapolis and across the US over the...

The reason these other cities are seeing these uprisings in response to the police murder of George Floyd is because each of these cities has it’s own brutal, militarized police force which regularly abuses black and poor people too.

Watch: This is what it looks like when the response to...

These were just some of the outrageous and violent scenes captured on video Saturday night amid demonstrations and uprisings in cities across the U.S. in protest of the killing of George Floyd.

Secretive right-wing nonprofit plays role in COVID-19 organizing

Steve Moore and FreedomWorks have been helping coordinate on-the-ground lockdown protests.

Policing and protest in a pandemic

The progressive left continues to organize online for what comes after this crisis, hoping to ensure that life doesn’t easily return to the kind of ‘normal’ that allowed injustices.

May Day People’s Strike! Target, Amazon, Instacart workers demand safe conditions...

“The corporations and the government are willing to sacrifice tens of thousands of us. We have to put people before profits.”

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The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.