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Watch: “Woke” Corporations Supporting Black Lives Matter Quietly Funding Police

    Watch: “Woke” Corporations Supporting Black Lives Matter Quietly Funding Police

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jaime Dimon very publicly took a knee outside a New York branch of his bank in early June, also circulating a memo declaring the financial institution’s supposed dedication to struggling against injustice. “Let us be clear — we are watching, listening and want every single one of you to know we are committed to…

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Looking for an Excuse to Crackdown, Police Departments are Pitting Protesters Against Each Other

    Looking for an Excuse to Crackdown, Police Departments are Pitting Protesters Against Each Other

CHARLOTTESVILLE (Rutherford) –– There’s a pattern emerging if you pay close enough attention. Civil discontent leads to civil unrest, which leads to protests and counterprotests. Without fail, what should be an exercise in how to peacefully disagree turns ugly the moment looting, vandalism, violence, intimidation tactics and rioting are introduced into the equation. Instead of restoring order, local police…

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Report: “Woke” Corporations Supporting Black Lives Matter Quietly Funding Police

    Report: “Woke” Corporations Supporting Black Lives Matter Quietly Funding Police

In the wake of worldwide public outrage over racist police violence, many of the United States’ largest corporations rushed to publicly align themselves with the growing movement for black lives. Yet a new report from the Public Accountability Initiative exposes how corporate America is actually bankrolling police departments across the country, including many of the same…

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Portland: “Wall of Moms” Mobilizes to Protect Protests From Police Violence

    Portland: “Wall of Moms” Mobilizes to Protect Protests From Police Violence

Despite a widely-condemned federal crackdown, Portland’s anti-racist police brutality protests show no signs of abating. Last night a group of local moms dressed in white and yellow tried a new tactic; placing themselves between law enforcement and protesters in order to prevent more violence. Chanting, “Feds stay clear! Moms are here!,” groups of women congregated at…

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 Portland  Mayor Condemns Masked Federal Agents Abducting Protesters

   Portland  Mayor Condemns Masked Federal Agents Abducting Protesters

Anonymous masked federal agents in military uniforms jump out of unmarked minivans, abducting seemingly random people on the street in Portland, frightening new viral videos show. Officers from the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and Customs and Border Protection’s BORTAC have been sent to the city to tamp down of 49 days of continuous demonstrations…

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How Civil Asset Forfeiture Could Undermine Efforts to Defund Police

  How Civil Asset Forfeiture Could Undermine Efforts to Defund Police

Shadowproof —Between 2001 and 2017, the federal government seized $40 billion from ordinary people and high profile criminal defendants, including major corporations, through asset forfeiture. The money was funneled into the Assets Forfeiture Fund (AFF), a trust founded in 1984 through the Comprehensive Crime Control Act as part of the War on Drugs. Asset forfeiture is…

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Propaganda Will Not Be Enough to Win Joe Biden the White House

  Propaganda Will Not Be Enough to Win Joe Biden the White House

New York City (BAR) — “Biden will win in a landslide.” “Trump will quit before election day.” These are just some of the tropes being spread by Democratic Party propagandists. It is true that Joe Biden can defeat incumbent Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential election. However, the rosy scenarios painted by the corporate media…

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10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

  10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against Black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against people in other countries. Army and National Guard troops have been deployed in U.S. cities, as militarized police treat our cities as occupied war…

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Aurora Police Violently Crackdown on Peaceful Vigil for Black Man Killed in Police Chokehold

  Aurora Police Violently Crackdown on Peaceful Vigil for Black Man Killed in Police Chokehold

Clad in full riot gear, wielding batons and pepper spray, police in Aurora, Colo, broke up last night’s vigil to the memory of 23-year-old massage therapist Elijah McClain  — a man killed by the same police force last August. The day had begun with demonstrations organized by the local chapter of the Party for Socialism…

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NYPD Cop Caught Choking Man On Camera Has Long History of Attacking Black People

  NYPD Cop Caught Choking Man On Camera Has Long History of Attacking Black People

Barely a week after the state made the practice a criminal offense, New York Police Department officer David Afanador was caught on camera yesterday choking a black man unconscious. Video of the incident in Queens shows Afanador and other officers apprehending 35-year-old Ricky Bellevue as his companions plead for his safety: “Stop choking him bro… He’s…

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