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Police Intensify Repression Of Protests Demanding Justice For George Floyd

Photo: Protesters in Baltimore demand justice for George Floyd. Ryan Harvey/Rebel Lens Baltimore On Saturday, May 30, people in cities across the United States took…

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Corrections Officers And Formerly Incarcerated People Protest Unsafe COVID-19 Conditions

Corrections officers joined prison abolitionists in a caravan rally protesting the lack of promised testing, PPE, and release of prisoners at four Maryland prisons. The…

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Protesters Demand Justice For George Floyd

Justice for George Floyd means prosecuting the officers responsible for his death and ending American apartheid, argues Dr. Lawrence Brown. The post Protesters Demand Justice…

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Minneapolis Speaks: George Floyd, Unrest, Aftermath

Oluchi Omeoga of groups Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective talks about what life is like on the ground in Minneapolis right now. The…

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Stir Crazy! Episode #43: We Can’t Breathe

On today’s show: Sociologist Taure Brown, Rattling the Bars host Eddie Conway, political consultant Adriel Hampton, and activist and recording artist Eze Jackson. Hosted by…

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Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Wants to Limit Mayoral Power

Baltimore’s upcoming primary election will be notable and not just because residents will primarily vote by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayoral election…

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Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases. The post Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated…

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Outrage In Minneapolis After Police Killing Caught On Video

The city roils after the death of George Floyd as police confronted protesters and the mayor urged prosecutors to charge the officers involved. The post…

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New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Shows Just How Reckless Police Can Be

PAR uncovers new information on the dangers of serving no-knock warrants and analyzes the raid that killed 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. Cop watcher Kenneth Dunham…

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Stir Crazy! Episode #42: “A Riot is the Language of the Unheard”

On today’s show: TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, Executive Director for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership Neill Franklin, and By Any Means Necessary co-host Jacqueline…

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Sanitation Workers Striking For PPE And Pay Replaced By Prison Labor

Dr. Talitha LeFlouria talks with TRNN about the New Orleans sanitation strike where workers were fired and replaced by prison labor from nearby Livingston Parish,…

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Stir Crazy! Episode #41: Stand Up, Fight Back

On today’s show: Holly Blue of Rent Strike 2020, political commentator Marcus Ferrell, and TRNN reporter Jaisal Noor. Hosted by Kim Brown. The post Stir…

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NYU Response To Grad Student Sickout Puts Fall Semester In Question

On May 6-8, NYU’s graduate students held a three-day sickout to try and force the administration to commit to additional financial support for students in…

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Handcuffed Man Dies After Minneapolis Cop Kneels On His Neck

Four officers are fired after one was caught on video kneeling on a man’s neck. The man later died. The FBI has joined the investigation…

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Comcast Ignores Calls To Improve Internet Access During Pandemic

Lead by student group Students Organizing a Multicultural and Open Society (SOMOS), Baltimore City Public Schools students held a socially-distanced press conference in front of…

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Grassroots Organizers Continue To Move The Needle For Change Despite Little Fanfare

Activists like Cameron Miles, Vonya Quarles, Erica Smith, and Amber Rose-Howard discuss organizing tactics that work in the continued fight for social justice and prison…

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Climate Crisis: EU Green Stimulus, Meat Apocalypse, Public Lands, Climate Music

Welcome back to TRNN’s Climate Crisis News Roundup. In recent weeks, this column has focused heavily on the intersection between COVID-19 and the climate crisis,…

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Correction Officers And Inmate Advocates Prepare For Action At Jessup Prison

Corrections officers and prison abolitionists will join together Saturday to protest the lack of PPE and testing, and the need for parole, during the COVID-19…

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Can Sex Workers Survive COVID-19 When The Government Won’t Give Aid?

Sex Workers’ rights advocates have been demanding decriminalization of their work, but now under the pandemic regulations even legal forms of sex work like strip…

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Stir Crazy! Episode #40: Hero Pay? More Like Zero Pay!

On today’s show: Founder and Executive Director of Faith Matters Network Jennifer Bailey, “By Any Means Necessary” co-host Jacqueline Luqman, and TRNN executive producer Lisa…

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Inside America’s Cash-Hungry Plainclothes Police Units

Breonna Taylor, an EMT, was shot eight times in a botched no-knock drug raid. PAR interviews an ex-cop who tells the truth about drug raids,…

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