Head of New York City Police Union Notoriously Hostile to Reform

By: Sunday December 28, 2014 7:00 am

Opposition against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio by police officers is still high after the deaths of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. In fact, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton believed tensions were as high as in the 1970s, when the crime rate soared along with the deaths of police officers. The night [...]

“No Justice! No Peace!” Protesters Rally Against Police Brutality At Millions March NYC

By: Monday December 15, 2014 10:21 am

More than 50,000 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Dec. 13 for Millions March NYC, which was organized by 23-year-old Synead Nichols and 19-year-old Umaara Iynaas Elliott. The march was organized in response to the recent lack of indictments against officers Daniel Pantaleo and Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown and Eric [...]

Video Of NYPD Killing Unarmed Man With Chokehold Leads To Suspensions

By: Monday July 21, 2014 7:40 am

Stop, frisk, and strangle? Eric Garner, a 43 old New Yorker, was choked to death on video by officers with the New York Police Department. Garner was killed when one of the officers used a chokehold in the process of arresting him – the chokehold is an illegal maneuver and the police officer who performed [...]

Four Days of Protests in Anaheim Against Police Brutality of Hispanic Population

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 12:54 pm

Violence plagued the city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland, last night, as protests against a series of officer-involved deaths turned ugly. Last Sunday, Joel Mathew Acevedo was shot and killed by Anaheim police, the sixth such shooting this year, coming a day after Manuel Diaz was shot and killed. Many residents consider the shootings the [...]

Silent March Opposes Stop and Frisk in NYC

By: Monday June 18, 2012 1:38 pm

I should double back to what I’ve been told was an amazing silent march yesterday against the New York City Police Department’s stop and frisk policy. Several thousand took part. And perhaps fittingly, it ended with some police overreach. Two and a half hours after it began, the peaceful, disciplined march ended in mild disarray. [...]

Occupy Movement Has Historical Roots

By: Monday November 28, 2011 12:54 pm

You may know by now that the Occupy LA encampment lived to fight again. Protesters defied an anticipated 12:01am eviction, and while a few were arrested for blocking the street at 1st and Main, there was not the wholesale eviction expected by the police. Currently, the encampment is in violation every day after 10:00pm, but [...]

Liberian Women Won the Nobel Peace Prize for Occupying Liberia

By: Monday November 21, 2011 7:07 am

The pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis, which has so far led only to two police officers being placed on administrative leave and one chancellor shamed by her students as she walked to her car, is sadly indicative of how we treat a certain type of peaceful protester in this country. That has been made extremely [...]

Successful General Strike in Oakland Marred by Late-Night Vandalism, Tear Gas

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 6:57 am

Help the Occupy Supply Fund ship 100% union made, American manufacturedcold weather gear to occupations. Editor’s Note: #Occupy Supply got a great sendoff today with a detailed post from Jane. Then it was featured at HuffPo in Hayley Miller’s ‘Occupy Supply’ And Demand: FireDogLake Organizes To Keep Occupiers Warm Through Winter. Salem-News.com also picked it [...]

Brutal Police Treatment of Occupy Oakland Protesters Draws Response

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:20 pm

(UPDATE: The injured protester in the above video was a veteran who now has a skull fracture) The shocking police crackdown at Occupy Oakland, which featured flash grenades, rubber bullets, tear gas, and as you can see above, targeted firing of “non-lethal” weapons directly at protesters, has started to cause a response from California’s progressive [...]

Bloomberg Says Don’t Fight Wall Street or the City Workers Get It

By: Friday October 7, 2011 11:10 am

Michael Bloomberg is trying to pull off a pretty neat trick. The billionaire mayor of New York City can blame his own police department for the growth of the Occupy Wall Street protests, which surged after incidents of police brutality and illegal arrests and will only continue to grow as his police continue to use [...]

What’s Happening in London?

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 11:03 am

Three days of riots in London and other British cities, featuring burned buildings and smasked windows, have led Prime Minister David Cameron to return from vacation and call Parliament into session. Exactly what is going on here? Are these riots caused merely by restless youths, or is there a class-based rationale? The Guardian’s Nina Power [...]

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