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Three men involved in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder found guilty, set to face life sentences

Travis McMichael, along with his father Greg McMichael and neighbor William Bryan, received a unanimous guilty verdict 21 months after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The three are also set to face a federal hate crimes trial in February

Former DA indicted for obstruction of justice in the Ahmaud Arbery case

Jackie Johnson, a former district attorney in Georgia, was indicted by state authorities over her misconduct in the investigation of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Thousands hit the streets across the US to defend voting rights

Around 20,000 people were estimated to have participated in the Make Good Trouble Rally, with dozens of other cities witnessing rallies and demonstrations

Derek Chauvin, convicted for the murder of George Floyd, sentenced to jail

A local district judge in Minnesota sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in jail for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020

Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace

The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of “squeezing” Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US’ global position

International Feminist Action mobilizes for release of women activists unjustly imprisoned across the globe

The campaign highlights the work and trials of Milagro Sala (Argentina), Sudha Bahrdwaj (India), Gültan Kışanak (Turkey), Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal (US) and Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin (Palestine) and demands their immediate release

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill; critics say it does not go far enough

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act proposes reforms in policing and seeks to put an end to chokeholds and no-knock warrants but activists said similar laws passed in many cities and States had not made much of a difference

Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress

The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future

Anti-racist organizers in Denver released after a week in jail

A week after their arrest, the anti-racist organizers from the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Denver were finally given a bond hearing and released from jail

Teenager killed by police in US capital Washington DC

18-year-old Deon Kay was shot and killed by police in Washington DC. The killing has triggered further protests from residents at a time when the capital is already witnessing massive demonstrations against police violence

Trump visits Kenosha and justifies police shooting while protests continue

Trump’s visit was followed with demonstrations against him by supporters of Jacob Blake, while the Blake family refused to meet him and instead held a community service

US professional basketball players begin strike over police killings

Athletes from the NBA and WNBA announced that they would not play in upcoming games in light of the ongoing struggle against racism and police killings

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