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imageFacebook purges left-wing pages and individuals
by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive Facebook pages and accounts, including members of the Socialist Equality Party. There must be a unified response by all left-wing organizations against this type of censorship. It is precisely in this situation that the historic slogan of the labor movement must be brought forward: “An injury to one is an injury to all!”...
Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:17AM
imageThe Truth About Police
by JBLM Cop Watch
This weekend as we recognize the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King in the struggle for civil rights, social equality, and racial justice in America, we look at 'The Truth About Police'. Some of the most abusive conduct directed against minority communities has come at the hands of corrupt and abusive police forces. The greatest suppression of the progressive voice in America has been the result of excessive force at the hands of police....
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:56PM
textMumia Wins Hearing in State Court on PCRA appeals by Free Mumia
Mumia Abu-Jamal, former president of the Black Journalists Association, framed and illegally convicted for a 1981 murder of a cop, by Democratic District Attorney of Philadelphia, Ed Rendell, has defeated the Fraternal Order of Police's King's Bench petition to remove the current DA Larry Krasner and now may proceed to the superior court to challenge the rejection of the Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) findings by appellate courts. For all the twists and turns of American "democracy," see ...
Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:40AM
imageProsecutorial Misconduct
by Salish Sea Athenaeum
If criminal justice reform is going to last, movements must turn their focus to prosecutorial power. Prosecutors decide who remains free. They’re responsible for pleas, indictments and police oversight. Their power can be used to protect individuals. When abused, it ruins lives....
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:43AM
imageLethridge Professor Anthony Hall & The FBI Seizure Of The American Herald Tribune Website
by Labor Video Project
Lethridge Professor Anthony Hall is interviewed about the efforts to fire him for his criticism of Israel and also the action by the FBI to shutdown is website of American Herald Tribune which he edited....
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:06PM
imageFBI Visits Animal Liberation Press Officer’s Home (New York)
by Animal Liberation Press Office
Press Officer Gregston Van Pukeston’s home was visited by the FBI on Wednesday, November 4 at around 11:45 am. 2 men rang the door bell at Van Pukeston’s home in New Paltz, NY, where they were summarily rebuffed....
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2020 11:02PM
imageNLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds, Including Minors
by National Lawyers Guild
Hundreds of post-election demonstrators were kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94 in Minneapolis....
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2020 4:56PM
imageSecurity Resources for Anarchists and Activists
by SpyBuster
Federal regulations state that government agencies "May not investigate U.S. persons or collect or maintain information about them solely for the purpose of monitoring activities protected by the First Amendment or the lawful exercise of other rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States". - But the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Anti-Terrorism Office (JBLMATO) is ignoring the law and still spying on you!...
Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:16AM
imageKnow Your Rights - Fight Police Corruption
by JBLM Cop Watch
A paper on ways to protect yourself from a corrupt and abusive police department....
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2020 4:51PM
textSecurity State 4.0 by Joachim Hirsch
The future of humanity and the earth require a break from the rule of capital and the security state.... The political public is now at least beginning to discuss again how to deal with the constitution and fundamental rights. It remains to be seen what will become of them....
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:05AM
documentAssault on the healing process after the murder of George Floyd by killer cops
by Lynda Carson
Executive Office Memo Attacking Training Programs Meant To Heal The Nation After The Murder Of George Floyd:...
Posted: Sun Sep 6, 2020 6:57PM
textEmbodied Inequality: The Intersections Between COVID, Racial Justice, and the Environment by Brianna Cunliffe
The consequences of our fossil fuel economy and a global pandemic fall heaviest on America's most vulnerable communities. Elected Officials are saying enough....
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:08AM
imageSupreme Court Rules Jail Does Not Have to Provide Basic Protections to Inmates
by Julia Conley, Common Dreams
Even as prisons across the US report a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Supreme Court ruled on August 5th that prisons do not have to provide basic protections to inmates....
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2020 7:27PM
imageSix Mayors Demand Congress Block Federal Agents From US Cities
by Eoin Higgins
Six mayors from around the country sent a letter to Congress Monday calling for legislation to block President Donald Trump from continuing to deploy federal agents to U.S. cities, calling the administration's use of force "unacceptable, un-American, and unconstitutional." "This provocation is resulting in direct physical harm to our communities and must end," the letter reads....
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:32AM
documentMayors sign letter to oppose Trump’s unidentified jack booted storm troopers
by Lynda Carson
7/22/2020 Updated Letter Signed By Mayors:...
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:58AM
imageBlueLeaks Trove of LEO Files Remains Available Despite US Government and Corporate Efforts
by Dave Id
A transparency collective known as Distributed Denial of Secrets made a huge trove of law enforcement files publicly available on Juneteenth, in solidarity with the widespread George Floyd uprisings against racist police violence....
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:05PM
textSecret police in Portland violated human rights of peaceful protesters by DLi
Videos showing U.S. Federal secret police(with no badges and riding in unmarked vehicles)inflicting massive violence on mostly peaceful protesters are running viral across the Globe. Yet the Federal governing regime brazenly avows that this will be the "new normal" in major cities from now on......
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40PM
imageACLU Sues Federal Agents Over "Unconstitutional Nightmare" in Portland
by ACLU Foundation of Oregon
Organization Seeks to Block Federal Law Enforcement Attacks on Journalists, Legal Observers in Portland...
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:08PM
imageWATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3)
by Film by Ron Harpelle and Kelly Saxberg
Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3) is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world....
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:39AM
imageVictory! New York’s City Council Passes the POST Act
by Nathan Sheard, EFF
The POST Act provides a much needed first step toward transparency. Once signed into law, the act will require the NYPD to openly publish a use policy for each surveillance technology it intends to use....
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:29PM