August 2020 Volume 44, Issue 08
Defund the Police? Why Not? Joel Bleifuss
The Democratic Platform Fight Shows It’s Still Obama’s Party Branko Marcetic
11 Statistics That Show Racism Is Entrenched in Our Healthcare System Dayton Martindale
Protesting Native Deaths by Police Elena Carter
Defund the Police? Why Not?
We should not confuse public safety with investments in systems of punishment.
Protesting Native Deaths by Police
Amid protests against police violence nationwide, a march was held in remembrance of a Native man who died in police custody while suffering a mental health crisis.
The Grassroots Efforts to Save the Lives of Immigrants Who Can’t Get Covid-19 Testing From the State
Local groups are stepping in to fill a lethal void.
Your White Neighbor’s “Black Lives Matter” Yard Sign Is Not Enough
Being anti-racist means making places safe for Black people to inhabit. Without that, BLM yard signs are just performative allyship.
The Long List of Names That Came Before Breonna Taylor and George Floyd
Samuel Williams. Tyisha Miller. Amadou Diallo. Eric Garner. I've reported their names for decades. This time feels different.
The Thing About Police Unions
The Central Issue Is Police Repression, Not Police Unions
Before rushing to expel police unions, labor needs a larger reckoning with law enforcement's role in a capitalist-colonialist state.
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
I’m Proud That My Union Just Urged the AFL-CIO to Kick Out Police Unions