PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

Photo: Serve the People-Pittsburgh activists confront Democratic Socialists of America “tenants’ meeting” (where no tenants showed up). By Alex Meins Last Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) failed to carry out their first tenant meeting at Melon Park when several activists with Serve the People-Pittsburgh (STP) confronted them. DSA has recently been flyering in the bourgeois neighborhood of Shadyside in hopes of finding … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

GALVESTON: Police Pull Black Man Through Downtown by Rope

Photo: Two white police officers pull Donald Neely with rope through downtown Galveston with his hands tied behind his back By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, two mounted Galveston police officers pulled a Black man by rope through the streets of downtown in a repulsive reenactment of slavery-era Texas. 43-year-old Donald Neely had been arrested for a misdemeanor and as punishment was humiliated in an homage … Continue reading GALVESTON: Police Pull Black Man Through Downtown by Rope

Long Live Devonte Ortiz! Killed One Year Ago Today by Racist Jason Roche

By Dmitri Sans Today, as fireworks ignite to celebrate the Fourth of July, the East Riverside community in Austin, Texas will not be able to enjoy the thunder of cracks and explosions without hearing the echo of gunshots that disturbed the festivities last year. The loud pops and bangs that once recalled memories of good times will now be clouded by the image of racist … Continue reading Long Live Devonte Ortiz! Killed One Year Ago Today by Racist Jason Roche

MEMPHIS: The People Rise Up Against Police, Injuring 36

By Mike Talavera Wednesday evening, a group of US Marshals surrounded 20-year-old Brandon Webber and opened fire on him as he tried to escape, killing him. The sound of the gunfire rang throughout the mostly Black North Memphis neighborhood of Frayser, and as word spread the community rallied in response to the shooting of one of their own. The same government that has totally failed … Continue reading MEMPHIS: The People Rise Up Against Police, Injuring 36

CHARLOTTE: Annual March Continues Protest Against Police Murder of Aaron Winchester

By Silke Garbeck On Monday, friends and family of Aaron Winchester marched in remembrance of his 2008 murder at the hands of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Known to the community as the “March for A,” the event has been put on by his family every year since Winchester’s murder. His mother Bonita led marchers on the route he took as he walked away from the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Annual March Continues Protest Against Police Murder of Aaron Winchester

TEXAS: Newly Released Sandra Bland Cellphone Video a Call to Arms

By Mike Talavera Thirty-nine seconds of gut-wrenching video were uncovered this week, filmed from the perspective of martyred activist Sandra Bland, depicting Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia terrorizing her moments before the 2015 arrest that would lead to her death. After pulling her over for failing to use her turn signal, Encinia did not waste any time escalating the situation, incensed by Bland’s resistance to … Continue reading TEXAS: Newly Released Sandra Bland Cellphone Video a Call to Arms