Topic: Police brutality

  • 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.

  • The NYPD tries to derail our fight

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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."