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Remarks on the Trial of Derek Chauvin

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin returned a verdict finding the defendant guilty on all counts. Former cop Chauvin had been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter – and now has been convicted on all 3 counts. At least six people were fatally shot by cops across the United States in the 24 hours after jurors reached their verdict against Chauvin on Tuesday. The question is: was Derek Chauvin on trial for murdering George Floyd, or was the police in general on trial to proof the police was innocent? What follows is a piece by Ryan Fatica, which as published on April 15: Remarks on the trial of Derek Chauvin.

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Attack on Portland Police vehicles during simultaneous protest

On April 12, several police vehicles were damaged in Portland, Oregon. A report, submitted anonymously to Rose City Counter-Info.

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The Murder of Daunte Wright: Co-optation and Revolt – A Year after the George Floyd Uprising, What Has Changed?

On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, this murder shows that the situation for Black people threatened with police violence has hardly changed since May 2020. There are important conclusions to be drawn from this.

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Protests Break Out Across US Over Police Shooting of Daunte Wright

The Minnesota police murder of Daunte Wright reignited impassioned protests across many US cities Monday night — with a riot in Portland, Oregon, as hundreds attacked cops.

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Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ riot and protests (March 2021): A timeline and analysis of what actually happened

Bristol. UK. On the 9th of March the UK government, alongside Police chiefs including Cressida Dick, announced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to parliament. The bill proposes changes to a variety of laws, however it has been criticised for a number of points including its implications on people’s rights to protest, its impact on the Gypsey, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities, its encouragement of stop and search bias towards black men and youths and numerous other things.

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UK: What good is a right to toothless protest? [Kill the Bill]

UK. The UK’s new police and crime bill is a clear attack on the basic right to protest and a next step in the democratic backsliding of the country.

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Communique from 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information

A statement by the 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information. Northshore Info and Montreal Counter information were also attacked during this operation.

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Kill The Bill: Solidarity with Bristol Protesters! [Derry]

Derry. Northern Ireland. The Derry Anarchist Collective stands in solidarity with our comrades in Bristol and other cities in their continued resistance to the Police Bill. 

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Kill the Bill: Anyone Who Says Protests Are Counterproductive Is Expressing Their Own Preferences | Opinion

UK. There are currently a lot of people saying that protesting right now, or protests that are partly violent or that encounter police violence is counterproductive. There is absolutely no historical or social scientific basis for making such claims. Those who make them are pretty much always just expressing their own preferences.

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