Civil Rights/Equal Rights

Baltimore abandons curfew after repeated civil disobediance arrests

On Sunday, the 3ed of May, Baltimore's Mayor announced she was giving up on the 10PM curfew and lifting it effective immediately. Also, the National Guard and out of jurisdiction cops are now supposed to be "drawn down." Since Tuesday, April 28 the curfew had been directly responsible for provoking civil disobediance protests, arrests, and fighting that at least once escalated to "rubber" bullets. The last two nights of the curfew featured civil disobediance arrests of mostly white allies near City Hall and police assaults on African-American curfew protesters elsewhere

RT Liveleak video: police fire pepper spray point blank at African-American curfew protesters Saturday night

Cops fire pepper spray at peaceful African-American anti-curfew protesters Saturday night. Photo by Harris from the Post

Dalit Women March on White House for Human Rights

by Eddie Becker White House Demonstrators demand an end to caste, gender and racial discrimination and for the promotion of universal Dalit Rights. "India's caste system assigns individuals a certain hierarchical status according to Hindu beliefs. Traditionally, there are four principal castes (divided into many sub-categories) and one category of people who fall outside the caste system—the Dalits.

"Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory" Documentary

by Orlando de Guzman and Tim Pool
More than six months after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, the youth-led protests in Ferguson continue to fuel a national movement against police brutality.

“Part of the struggle for us in Ferguson is to break a four-hundred-year belief that black people are not human,” says St. Louis native and activist Rev. Osagyefo Sekou.

DC Ferguson blocks 14th and U after Metro Transit Police shooting

On the 12th of March, Metro Transit Police shot and killed a man in the tunnels near the Potomac Ave station. They have refused to identify him and some media reports didn't even admit the shooting was by a cop! The following night (March 13), DC Ferguson met at Chinatown, got on the Metro, then got off at U st to block the intersection of 14th and U streets.

stirring video of the protest: never yield!

DC Ferguson packs Council oversight hearing on MPD to oppose jumpouts

On the 10th of March, DC Ferguson activists packed a DC Council Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on MPD. They were there to demand nothing less than a complete end to "jump-out" police tactics that terrorize communities of color in DC. Former cops testified that their training justified any and all police shootings, and someone named Trayvon White said cops are even conducting cavity searches during those jump-outs. A jump-out is when cops swarm out of unmarked cars with the intent of initimidating someone into consent to a search.

A packed house at the Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on MPD-Team Grosso photo