Topic: National

  • A "12th man" for the struggle

    Some 300 protesters rallied outside Centurylink Stadium in downtown Seattle before the Seahawks-49ers matchup.

  • How New York won a fracking ban

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban fracking is a victory for all the people who spent years challenging the energy giants.

  • A cancer that produces racism

    The ever-growing number of police officers and prison guards is a potent source of prejudice and reaction.

  • Police violence hurts Black families

    Police violence and incarceration throw up extra obstacles to Black families struggling to raise their children.

  • Colgate protesters face racist threats

    Activists at Colgate University who led a historic sit-in this fall now face violent online threats and a passive administration.

  • The armed occupation inside the empire

    As Martin Luther King pointed out 50 years ago, the militarization of police departments across the U.S. flows directly from its wars abroad.

  • The LAPD opens fire

    Los Angeles police recently killed a man at a busy tourist spot--because, they claim, he was armed with a pocket knife.

  • Anti-racistas en las calles

    El fracaso de la justica en los casos de Mike Brown y Eric Garner ha provocado una respuesta masiva--y una permanente lucha anti-racista.

  • A new movement demands to be heard

    The demonstrations on December 13 showed that the movement against police violence and lawlessness is only growing larger and stronger.

  • Radical ways to reform policing

    Efforts to reform the U.S. criminal justice system must start from the understanding that it is rotten to the core.

  • From Hong Kong to Ferguson and New York

    As in Ferguson, the police confronting protesters in Hong Kong are punishing dissent while claiming to uphold the law.

  • RonnieMan won't be forgotten

    Dorothy Holmes is marching every chance she gets to raise awareness about the police murder of her son and to demand justice.

  • The fight against racism returns to the streets

    The grand jury decisions in the cases of Mike Brown and Eric Garner have galvanized a national response--and an ongoing resistance is taking shape.

  • Bill De Blasio has a Garner problem

    New York liberal mayor wants the support of those marching for Eric Garner without changing the policies that led to his murder.

  • The police are different from you and me

    Cops share a unique status with the rich and powerful of being able to get away with all sorts of murder and mayhem.

  • We won't be intimidated

    A Bay Area activist provides an account of the protests against police violence that rocked Berkeley for another night.

  • The system isn't broken, it's racist by design

    Barack Obama talks about addressing racism in policing today, yet never utters phrases like "racial inequality" and "mass incarceration."

  • Hungry for justice at Berkeley

    Black students blockaded one of the main dining facilities at UC Berkeley in an action in solidarity with the Ferguson protests.

  • Why did the SFPD kill Alex?

    San Francisco police still won't release the names of witnesses or a 911 call related to the police shooting of Alex Nieto.

  • Las vidas negras cuentan

    Después de la afrenta de ver a Darren Wilson caminar libre, vino el insulto: el grotesco racismo de los medios y los políticos.

  • We won't stop until Black lives matter

    Thousands came into the streets to protest the failure to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner--not only in New York, but around the country.

  • The commissioner of lying

    The NFL's Roger Goodell has been exposed for flipping from being a domestic violence enabler to a self-proclaimed savior.

  • How is this not murder?

    The chokehold killing of Eric Garner was captured on video in its entirety--but New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo still walked free.

  • Punished for defending herself

    Only the warped U.S. system of "justice" could punish Marissa Alexander for standing up to her abuser.

  • Will there be justice for Eric Garner?

    Another grand jury is in the spotlight as it decides whether to indict the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner.