Topic: Injustice system

  • Rodney Reed wins a reprieve

    Grassroots activism played an important role in winning a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed.

  • Shot down for throwing a rock

    The videotape of the execution-style killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes shows that police murdered him in cold blood.

  • Rodney Reed's supporters turn up the heat

    The struggle to save an innocent man on Texas death row is moving into the national spotlight as an execution date approaches.

  • The NYPD tries to derail our fight

    Activists need to be visible in combatting racist police policies and the political establishment that enables them.

  • Soldiers in the war at home

    The militarization of police that shocked people after Ferguson is rooted in the long failure known as the "war on drugs."

  • Carrying on the struggle for Rodney

    The mother and brother of innocent death row prisoner Rodney Reed talk about the struggle to stop Texas from killing again.

  • A return to the BOSS era?

    The NYPD's plans to put machine guns in the hands of cops policing demonstrations bring back old and bloody memories.

  • #BlackLivesMatter looks to the future

    January marked a new stage for the movement against racism and police violence--one not just of mobilizations, but of assessing and processing.

  • Armed to the teeth to "keep the peace"?

    New York City, the home of liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio, is creating a police unit whose officers will bring machine guns to protests.

  • Don't let Texas execute another innocent man

    Rodney Reed, an African American man convicted and sentenced to death by an all-white jury, is facing an execution date in early March.

  • We won't tolerate these out-of-control cops

    Why was a Seattle teacher and activist doused with pepper-spray at point-blank range after speaking to a Martin Luther King Day rally?

  • An appeal to save Rodney Reed

    Supporters of Rodney Reed, an innocent man on death row in Texas, are organizing a campaign for clemency.

  • Arrested for a protest march

    Activists in Western Massachusetts rallied at a courthouse in solidarity with a Black Lives Matter activist who was unjustly arrested.

  • Bill de Blasio's broken logic

    New York's mayor says he's a fighter against inequality, but that claim is undermined by his support for "Broken Windows" policing.

  • Seeing Ferguson from prison

    Two victims of the racist prison system in Ohio reconstruct their conversations about the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

  • The kind of apology we really need

    Survivors of Chicago police torture are working with activists, attorneys and family members to demand reparations.

  • The story of Millions March NYC

    The two women who initiated the December 13 anti-police violence protest in New York discuss their experiences.

  • The rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement

    The movement that erupted in the streets of Ferguson spread around the country in the last months of 2014, shaking U.S. society to its core.

  • Legal Aid stands up in solidarity

    Union members for New York City's Legal Aid Society organized a walkout to send a message of protest against racism and injustice.

  • Retreat of the great liberal hope

    Bill de Blasio is being pushed to the right by his critics--and he's trying to drag the #BlackLivesMatter movement with him.

  • Breaking Broken Windows

    The NYPD slowdown exposes the lies behind "Broken Windows" policing--but it will still take a struggle to put an end to it.

  • The problem is the barrel

    When they admit police are a problem at all, political leaders focus on a few "bad apples." But the problem runs deeper.

  • Whose lives matter in New York City?

    After the killing of two NYPD officers, the #BlackLivesMatter movement now faces a backlash orchestrated by police unions and right-wingers.

  • A "12th man" for the struggle

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

  • A cancer that produces racism

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