Daily Archives: December 24, 2021

2021-12-24: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-12-24). Former Minnesota police Officer Kim Potter found guilty in shooting death of Daunte Wright. wsws.org Potter, the police officer who shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop on April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was found guilty by a 12-person jury of first- and second-degree manslaughter.

_____ (2021-12-23). The Pendulum Swing Of Black Liberation. popularresistance.org In June of last year, I wrote a piece about the call-and-response between movements for Black liberation in the United States and elsewhere, focusing on the upheavals that happened in Sudan in late 2018, and of course the protests that erupted in Minnesota and spread across the country after the murder of George Floyd in May of last year. In this piece, I encouraged all of us to refuse the enclosures of hemisphere, market, nation and language, to embrace urgency and refuse to concede to the divisions presented by nation, market and geography. | This piece focused on the activation of struggles, and less so on the…

splcenter (2021-12-23). Daunte Wright Verdict: SPLC applauds jury for delivering justice to ex-police officer who killed young Black man. splcenter.org

_____ (2021-12-23). Wet'suwet'en Retake Checkpoint A Month After Police Crackdown. popularresistance.org On Saturday, December 19, activists leading the Wet'suwet'en resistance against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project declared that they evicted workers of the project from the drill site. This development comes exactly a month after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) violently dismantled a blockade led by the Gidimt'en clan near Camp Coyote and arrested dozens of protesters and even bystanders. | The declaration of reclaiming Camp Coyote was made over a statement released by the Gidimt'en Checkpoint, on Sunday, December 20. "This courageous action took place one month after a wave of militarized raids…

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