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Remembering Paul Castaway: Killed by Denver Police

On July 12, 2015, Denver Police officer Michael Traudt fatally shot 35-year-old father of one and Rosebud Sioux tribal member, Paul Castaway, after responding to a mental health crisis help call placed by Castaway’s mother. Despite struggling with the trauma since the tragic killing, Castaway’s…

πŸ¦„ Police, Racism & Far-Right, Tech

Website Business Named for George Floyd Spurs Controversy

Minneapolis, MN – Twitter was on fire this past weekend after digging into the background of Suzanne Medes, the owner of the website GeorgeFloyd.com. Twin Cities activists first flagged Medes for queerphobic comments, accused her of attempting to profit from George Floyd’s death, and more. …

πŸ¦„ Community, Police, Racism & Far-Right

Two Years After George Floyd

Minneapolis, MN – Two years ago today, Minneapolis Police killed George Floyd, a 46-year-old father of five, over a suspected counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. Community-recorded video of his killing went viral and culminated into what was a historic uprising that saw the besiegement of the Minneapolis…

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Minneapolis Pushes Activists to Their Limits

Minneapolis has been ground zero for international outrage and seen nearly nonstop protests since Minneapolis police (MPD) murdered George Floyd over a year ago. Also since the murder of Floyd, the city of Minneapolis and the powers that be have shown contempt for protesters, with…

πŸ¦„ Global, Labor

Thousands March in Celebration of Mayday 2021

International Workers Day or β€˜Mayday’ is a annual holiday held on the first of May to celebrate the achievements and sacrifices of the international labor movement. The holiday started in the United States over a century ago to commemorate the workers who campaigned to achieve…

πŸ¦„ Community

Black and Yellow at George Floyd Square: Asian Solidarity Rally

Minneapolis, MN – On Sunday afternoon at George Floyd Square, people gathered for a community gathering of healing between Black and Asian communities and against white supremacy.

From their event page: “The community believed that unity was important as both groups are going through a…

πŸ¦„ Community, Police

Beyond the Barricades: A Look At George Floyd Square [Mini-Doc]

Minneapolis, MN – Since the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, the area where Floyd took his last breath has turned into an international sacred space controlled by community caretakers. The autonomous zone called George Floyd Square (GFS) consists of four city blocks around 38th…

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Crowd puts flowers on top of the letter X to commemorate Malcolm X on the 56th anniversary of his assassination

George Floyd Square Celebrates Malcolm X

Minneapolis, MN – Nearly 100 people gathered in George Floyd Square (GFS) to commemorate Malcolm X on the 56th anniversary of his assassination. An event organized by the community at GFS featured a vigil for Malcolm X, a discussion on Black liberation movements of past…

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Jay Kolls: False Reporting From George Floyd Square to D.C.

Minneapolis, MN – After the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, newsman Jay Kolls falsely reported “antifa” was involved in the violence. Kolls, a Twin Cities-based KSTP-TV (ABC) newsman, routinely becomes a part of the stories he reports. Before spreading lies…