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01.06.2020

Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence

Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence

Protests erupted across the United States as people continued to take to the streets over the weekend following the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd by white police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. Curfews have been enacted in at least 40 cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle. The National… »

29.05.2020

Awaiting Justice 

Awaiting Justice 

By Gabriella Callender The American conscience has cancer. Another Black man is killed in America by the hands of the police while we despairingly await justice. How can justice ever really be served in an America that was built on the flesh torn backs of Black human beings? Our African… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

21.11.2016

Standing Rock: 100+ Injured After Police Attack with Water Cannons, Rubber Bullets & Mace

Standing Rock: 100+ Injured After Police Attack with Water Cannons, Rubber Bullets & Mace

In North Dakota, more than 100 Native Americans and allies fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have been injured by police, who attacked them with rubber bullets, tear gas, mace canisters and water cannons in freezing temperatures Sunday night. The attack was on a bridge near the main Oceti… »

26.09.2016

Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day

Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day

Hundreds continued to protest for a sixth straight day in Charlotte. Uniformed National Guard soldiers carrying rifles were deployed outside a Carolina Panthers football game, while police in riot gear surrounded about 100 demonstrators who were chanting “Black Lives Matter.” On Sunday evening, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted the curfew… »

23.09.2016

Charlotte: Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott’s Killing

Charlotte:  Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott’s Killing

In Charlotte, North Carolina, protests continue for a third day to demand police release video of the shooting of African-American father Keith Lamont Scott. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard. The Charlotte mayor has also imposed a midnight curfew, amid… »

18.07.2016

USA, police officers killed, protests and arrests

USA, police officers killed, protests and arrests

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a former marine has killed three police officers. The shooting began just before 9 a.m. on Sunday at a gas station on the city’s Airline Highway, a mile from the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters. The police department has been the site of more than a… »

11.07.2016

Protests Erupt Nationwide After Police Killings, 300+ Arrested

Protests Erupt Nationwide After Police Killings, 300+ Arrested

Protests against police brutality erupted across the United States over the weekend, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets and blocking roads, bridges and highways in cities including Chicago, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Rochester, New York. More than 300 people were arrested… »

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