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George Floyd


Derek Chauvin: Why Did You Kill My Brother?

When that question remains publicly unaddressed, the context of racism and militarism continues to fester within the nation's police departments.

Robert C. Koehler ·


UN Calls on Nations to End 'Untenable' Status Quo of Systemic Racism

A report commissioned after the killing of George Floyd pointed to the "impunity" with which police violate the human rights of people of African descent all over the world.

Julia Conley ·


As Chauvin Sentenced, George Floyd's Family, Advocates Call for Systemic Policing Reform

"We have a long way to go and many changes to make before Black and Brown people finally feel like they are being treated fairly and humanely by law enforcement in this country," said sister Bridgett Floyd.

Brett Wilkins ·


Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years for Murder of George Floyd

"While this may help heal our grieving community, this rare moment of consequence for killings by police does not represent justice."

Brett Wilkins ·


As Congress Approves Juneteenth Bill, Advocates Say 'We Must Not Stop Here'

"Black liberation in its totality must be prioritized," stressed Rep. Cori Bush.

Brett Wilkins ·


Darnella Frazier Receives Pulitzer Special Citation 'for Courageously Recording the Murder of George Floyd'

"Without Darnella, Derek Chauvin never would have been tried and George Floyd would have been blamed by the state for his own death."

Brett Wilkins ·


Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Will Ring Hollow If Rahm Emanuel Gets Ambassador Nomination

"Rewarding Rahm Emanuel's cover up of Laquan McDonald's murder with an ambassadorship is not an act that reflects a value of or respect for Black lives."

Norman Solomon ·


The Connection Between Black Lives Matter and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, it is hard not to draw comparisons between Black Lives Matter and growing international solidarity with the Palestinians.

Sharmeen Ziauddin ·


Racism, Capitalism, and the Climate Crisis

As we tried to connect the dots between the murder of George Floyd and our work to end the burning of fossil fuels, the connecting thread, without our naming it explicitly, was clearly capitalism.

Cynthia Kaufman ·


'Tortured to Death': Video Showing Fatal Louisiana Arrest of Unarmed Black Man Sparks Outrage

A doctor who examined Ronald Greene's body after the deadly May 2019 encounter said the Louisiana State Police claim that he died in a car crash "doesn't add up." 

Brett Wilkins ·

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