The latest victim of this rampant racial police violence is Tyre Nichols, a Black man who was severely beaten up by police officers in Memphis, Tennessee.
Protests intensified over the weekend after the release of video footage of the police officers beating up Tyre Nichols. The city of Memphis was forced to disband the Scorpion Unit to which the officers belonged, a key demand of the protesters
Despite the pandemic, people and movements across the world rose up, time and again, united, against racism.
Protests have been raging for days over the death of Karon Hylton-Brown, who was fatally injured during a police chase on October 23. On Thursday, police attacked protesters with tear gas, pepper spray, flash bangs and even rubber bullets
In a memo distributed among US attorneys, deputy attorney general Jeffrey Rosen asked prosecutors to consider applying the rarely used sedition charges on protesters accused of violence
Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News discusses the protests against racial injustice and police violence as the US celebrates independence day.
This year on Juneteenth, all over the US, strikes were organized to mark the occasion. The biggest strike action was organized by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which stopped work for eight hours at all 29 ports of the West Coast of the US.
Protesters across the world demanded justice for George Floyd and other victims of racism and police brutality.
Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News talks about the sentiment on the ground in the United States where voices that have been marginalized are coming to the fore. He explains the nature and demands of the #DefundThePolice campaign and also talks about the possibilities in the coming weeks and months when it comes to organizing.
Vijay Prashad talks to Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian on the nature of Israeli settler-colonialism, the killing of Iyad al-Hallaq and the various forms of resistance to occupation.
Civil rights groups in the US have filed a lawsuit against the US president and others in his administration over violence perpetrated against protesters in Washington D.C. when federal troops cleared the way for a photo-op for Trump on June 1