Topic: Police brutality

  • Still searching for justice for our children

    A group of mothers gathered in Washington, D.C., to express their pain, sadness and anger at continuing police violence.

  • Justice denied in Madison

    People took to the streets in Madison, Wisconsin, after the announcement that the officer who killed an unarmed teenager wouldn't face any charges.

  • Police, violence and the two Baltimores

    The Baltimore Uprising comes in the context of increasing economic inequality, felt disproportionately by African Americans.

  • From the streets of Baltimore

    This photo essay from Baltimore shows the masses of people marching for Freddie Gray--and the cops who tried to stop them.

  • What we saw in Baltimore

    Without so much as a word of solidarity, a reader has unfairly accused us of pathologizing the Baltimore uprising.

  • Defying an unjust curfew

    Baltimore protesters defied a curfew to link the struggle against police murder to those of prisoners and public housing residents.

  • Dirty tricks of the state

    There is a long history of police use of "underdcover" provocateurs to create justifications for police riots and arrests.

  • Reparations for police torture in Chicago

    The Chicago City Council will vote on an ordinance providing compensation and other aid to the victims of police torturers.

  • Riots, rebellion and the Black working class

    Fifty years after Black workers rebelled in Watts, a new generation of African Americans is confronting racism in the wake of the Great Recession.

  • When did de Blasio become Giuliani?

    Continuing his rightward shift on policing, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the NYPD's repression at a recent march.

  • The trigger-happiest of them all

    Philadelphia police shoot at residents more often than cops in Chicago, Los Angeles and even New York, a city five times its size.

  • All day for Freddie Gray

    The murder of Freddie Gray by six Baltimore cops sparked solidarity protests across the U.S. in late April and early May.

  • Baltimore's debt to a remarkable family

    The Gilliam-Price family is fighting to reclaim Baltimore and demanding their rightful place in a city that took their blood.

  • La Rebelión de Baltimore

    La erupción de masivas protestas en Baltimore es una expansión de la resistencia y su evolución hacia un nuevo terreno.

  • Closing the port for Black lives

    In conjunction with activists and unions around the Bay Area, Oakland dockworkers shut down the port on May Day.

  • Baltimore's message is heard around the world

    People in Baltimore and beyond are celebrating the power of protest after the cops who killed Freddie Gray were charged--but the struggle will go on.

  • Reporters singled out by police

    Three SocialistWorker.org contributors in Baltimore describe the police threats they faced after a day of peaceful protests.

  • Reports from the resistance

    SW contributors tell what they saw in Baltimore and New York City as the protests that erupted after Freddie Gray's murder continue.

  • The Baltimore Rebellion

    The eruption of mass protest in Baltimore is not a repeat of Ferguson, but an expansion of the resistance and its evolution onto new terrain.

  • We have a right to be in the streets for Freddie

    While the media focus on property damage, protesters are taking to the streets to demand justice for Baltimore police murder victim Freddie Gray.

  • Rise up for Rekia!

    A Chicago courtroom erupted in anger at a new travesty of justice when a judge allowed the cop who killed Rekia Boyd to go free.

  • Should police murderers go to prison?

    The struggle to hold police responsible for their racist violence can build confidence for people to organize for bigger changes.

  • La violencia policial es sistémica

    La nueva lucha no sólo exige que los policías sean responsable por sus crímenes, sino además acusa un sistema construido sobre el racismo.

  • Confronting the epidemic of police murders

    A new generation is fighting not only to hold police accountable for their crimes, but to indict an entire system built on brutality and racism.

  • Madison students take to the streets for justice

    High school students in the Wisconsin capital staged walkouts and occupied an intersection in protest against police murder.