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
George Floyd’s murder was yet another instance of racist police violence in the US. However, his killing and the widely circulated video of his death triggered what was possibly the largest uprising in US history.
Following the death of George Floyd a year ago, millions joined the movement to resist police violence and systemic racism which has had a profound impact on the US
Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, millions of people took to the streets across the US and globally to demand justice for Floyd and for all victims of racist police violence
Protests have broken out in Chicago and other cities and towns across the country, which have been met with violent police repression.
In this episode, we take you the United States where massive protests have been taking place following the brutal police murder of Daunte Wright, increasing violence on Palestinians by extremist Israeli settlers as well as the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.
The body cam and CCTV footage of the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo shows that the officer responsible for the killing shot him while he was unarmed and seemingly set to surrender
Instead of dismantling encampments where unhoused people have formed their own communities, we ought to dismantle the economic system that fosters homelessness and the state power that preserves inequality
Today we look at the global actions in solidarity with Haiti, the beginning of the trial of former police officer accused of killing George Floyd, protests against UK policing bill, and mobilizations to commemorate Land Day in Palestine.
In today’s episode we take a look at the ICC’s decision to launch an investigation into Israeli war crimes in Palestine, the ongoing brutal crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed by the US House of Representatives, and the anti-government protests in Chile
Heavy police presence and even the National Guard has been deployed to contain the curfew defying protestors. Use of rubber bullets, tear gas, and other aggressive measures has been widely reported.
The charges against Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck until he died, have been upgraded to second-degree murder while his fellow former officers face charges of aiding and abetting murder