Black Lives Matter

An Indigenous Organizer at Standing Rock Speaks on Police Repression, Climate Chaos and Donald Trump
The water protectors at Standing Rock are still defiant in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Dayton Martindale
Jeff Sessions Is Trump’s Nominee to Head the DOJ. Is Police Reform Doomed?
Trump's DOJ could halt federal efforts to reform police departments, but activists vow to continue the fight at the local level.
Adeshina Emmanuel
Police Are Still Getting Surplus Army Gear—and They’re Using it to Crack Down on Standing Rock
The armored vehicles used during mass arrests of water protectors last week likely came from a controversial Defense Department program.
Seth Kershner
Voices from the Movement for Native Lives
Advocates talk about the country's "silent, comfortable genocide."
Stephanie Woodard
Native Americans Are Being Killed by Police at a Higher Rate Than Any Other Group
These deaths are rarely covered in the media, but now, Native groups are organizing for justice in a growing Native Lives Matter movement.
Stephanie Woodard
Dump Trump, Defeat Racism and Misogyny, Build the Left
An open letter to the Left
47 Grassroots Organizers
More Than a Protest: Why Voting Green Counts
Jill Stein's campaign manager makes the case for a Green political revolution.
David Cobb
The Execution That Birthed a Movement
Troy Davis' death on Sept. 21, 2011, transformed Occupy and kindled Black Lives Matter.
Jen Marlowe and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
In Milwaukee, a History of Racist Violence Fuels Mistrust of the Police Department
A recent shooting recalls the decades of abuse inflicted on the city's African-American community by police.
Flint Taylor
Walking While Black
Encounters with police in New York City.
Garnette Cadogan
The Radicalism of Black Lives Matter
Three years in, the youth-led movement has the power to transform the Left.
Martha Biondi
Black Lives Matter Is Showing Why Progressive Jews Must Support Palestinian Justice
The Movement for Black Lives' new platform has drawn a line in the sand over support for Palestinian rights and racial justice.
Kate Aronoff
The Black Political Establishment Should Never Have Given Hillary Clinton a Blank Check
The Sanders campaign was an opportunity to put pressure on Clinton, but instead the neoliberal Black elite backed her unconditionally.
James Thindwa
Killings By Police Haven’t Stopped Mexico’s Movement Against Neoliberal Education Reform
Despite police repression, Mexico's militant teachers union continues to strike and protest.
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
The Occupation in Chicago That’s Building a Community Free from Racist Policing and Prisons
For over two weeks, young, Black activists have camped out to protest police oppression and imagine a more just world.
Kali Robinson
James Baldwin’s Many Heirs
In the essay collection The Fire This Time, a new generation of Black writers keeps Baldwin's flame alight.
Erin Aubry Kaplan
Yale Worker Who Shattered Racist Window: ‘People are Tired of Being Victims’
Corey Menafee tells In These Times what brought him to the breaking point.
Michelle Chen
The RNC Shows the GOP’s Base Is Getting Smaller and Angrier
Conservatives, once a self-proclaimed "silent majority," have become a loud, defensive minority.
Theo Anderson
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