COVID–19

  • GEO Group’s ICE Jail Lies to Immigration Lawyer, Attempts Unlawful Deportation

    July 2, 2020
    Aurora, CO — On the morning of June 30, 2020, Pablo Mackleen Grijalva’s lawyer tried to contact him at the GEO Group’s ICE jail where he is detained, but to her shock, the officer on the phone told her he was not there. She immediately…...
  • Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes

    June 22, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – Housing advocates have revealed that they’ve facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into “vacant, viable” homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). According to those who are helping families move in, a large number of usable residences are being…...
  • National Guard Soldier Who Deployed to DC Identified as Neo-Nazi

    June 9, 2020
    Columbus, OH – When Ohio sent one hundred National Guard troops to Washington D.C. to assist the Trump administration’s repression of protests, they also sent at least one soldier tied to neo-nazi and white supremacist ideology. Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine confirmed that one…...
  • Encampment to ‘Free Them All’ Outside GEO ICE Detention Center

    May 26, 2020
    Aurora, CO – An encampment outside the GEO Group’s ICE detention facility in Colorado sprung up on Saturday evening, May 23, with the demand: free them all. The camp-out is in direct response to an announcement by the Tri-County Health Department on May 21 stating…...
  • The Coronavirus Crisis in Brazil – An Interview with EmiciThug

    May 22, 2020
    Espírito Santo, Brazil – With the fastest growing infection rates in the world, the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil is attacking the full spectrum of society. Numbers of confirmed cases are soaring and no one is exempt: from frontline health workers to residents of the favelas…...
  • Minneapolis May Day Protest Supports Essential Workers

    May 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – An autonomous demonstration on International Workers’ Day broke off from a large ‘Cancel Rent’ caravan to show support for essential workers. Dozens of cars and bicycles drove through downtown Minneapolis in a show of solidarity for striking workers across the world that…...
  • Denver ‘Clean-ups’ Displace 100+ Unhoused Residents Amid Health Crisis

    April 30, 2020
    Denver, CO – On Thursday morning, Denver city employees including police officers will be telling the more than 100 unhoused people living in the downtown city blocks near the homeless shelters that they need to pack up and move. The city posted notices around the…...
  • A Country Quarantined, Coronavirus in Greece Part 1

    April 25, 2020
    Athens, Greece – While their regional neighbor Italy is throttled by the coronavirus pandemic, the country of Greece has been enduring strict quarantine measures, resulting in relatively low numbers of infections. Since the shutdown there’ve been nearly 2,500 confirmed COVID–19 cases with 130 deaths. During…...
  • Who’s Calling to ‘Liberate Minnesota’, and Why?

    April 21, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – In opposition to the state of Minnesota’s Stay At Home order, over five hundred people protested in front of the Governor’s Residence on Friday, April 17. The protest, called ‘Liberate Minnesota‘, was one in a slew of recent right-wing protests across…...
  • Philly Mayor and Judges Pressured To Release Inmates From Jail

    April 15, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – For the second time in a week, protesters have converged on city hall. They are demanding that Mayor Jim Kenney and judges in the First Judicial District move to immediately release prisoners from Philadelphia jails to avoid COVID–19 outbreaks. Several prisoners in…...