Black Lives Matter

The Police State Can Come After Trump Protesters, But It Can’t Make Them Cooperate
Facing up to 75 years in prison, 135 Inauguration Day protesters are refusing to collaborate with the prosecution.
Sarah Lazare
Squatters’ 60-Year War Against Private Property
How propertied classes team up with the state to forcibly evict urban squatters.
Margaret Garb
“I Question America”: On Juneteenth, Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s Testimony About Racist Brutality
Hamer’s speech to the 1964 Democratic National Convention still rings true.
In These Times Staff
Done Waiting for the Mule: Black Activists Seek To Occupy 40 Acres of Land this Juneteenth
In cities across the country, organizers for "Black Land and Liberation" are preparing to reclaim vacant spaces.
Aviana Willis
Capitalism Is Built on the Backs of Black Women
By consigning Black women to low-paid care work, a new report shows, racialized capitalism is continuing the legacy of slavery.
Sarah Lazare
A New Mother’s Day Tradition: Fighting for Moms Behind Bars
Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to join the growing movement to support—and to free—incarcerated mothers.
Elizabeth Adetiba
MLK Called for a “Radical Revolution of Values.” The Movement for Black Lives Delivers One.
50 years ago today, King blasted militarism, racism and poverty in his "Beyond Vietnam" speech. The new Beyond the Moment campaign carries forward his radical vision.
Barbara Ransby
Resister’s Digest: Sputtering Congress Takes a Break. The Resistance Gears Up.
Protests, town halls and other events are scheduled for this recess.
Theo Anderson
Interviews for Resistance: A Democratic Socialist on Running to Transform the Democratic Party
A candidate for city council in South Fulton, Georgia, talks about running for local office as a way to infiltrate and transform the Democratic Party.
Sarah Jaffe
Resister’s Digest: Bringing Single-Payer Healthcare to Life
Single-payer healthcare is back in play after Trumpcare went down in flames.
Theo Anderson
Trump and the GOP Want to Make It Even Easier for Police to Get Military Gear
Should police get rifles, riot gear and armored vehicles from the Pentagon? The nation's largest police union thinks so—and it has the ear of the Trump administration.
Seth Kershner
Interviews for Resistance: “It Is Just Open Season Now” on Undocumented Immigrants
A longtime organizer talks about the brutal intersection of being black and undocumented.
Sarah Jaffe
Trump’s Crackdown on Dissent Begins: More Than 200 Inauguration Protesters Hit With Felony Charges
Protesters face up to 10 years in prison.
Sarah Lazare, AlterNet
Yes, Trump Is President. We Can’t Compromise in the Fight Against Criminalization.
We can't leave survivor-defendants, like Bresha Meadows and others, behind.
Alisa Bierria & Mariame Kaba, #SurvivedAndPunished
DOJ: To Address “Defective” Accountability System, Chicago Must Renegotiate Police Union Contracts
The DOJ's damning report found a pattern of racism and unreasonable force, and that contract provisions hinder investigations.
Adeshina Emmanuel
Interviews for Resistance: Mariame Kaba on Why the Time To Push for Single-Payer Is Now
The longtime organizer on how we can unite across difference to agitate for real progress under Trump—and push the Democrats left in the process.
Sarah Jaffe
Under Trump, Racial Justice Activists Must Seek Solutions Outside the State
Trump has promised to crack down on dissent, but the Movement for Black Lives must still grow stronger.
Asha Rosa Ransby-Sporn
America Needs a Network of Rebel Cities to Stand Up to Trump
With Trump in the White House and GOP majorities in the House and Senate, we must look to cities to protect civil liberties and build progressive alternatives from the bottom up.
Kate Shea Baird and Steve Hughes
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