One year ago, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police. What followed was the eruption of the largest uprising against racism and state violence in modern U.S. history.
Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, economic recession and climate crisis disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous and Latinx people of color in the United States, an eruption of social unrest and growth of a popular grassroots movement in defense of Black lives has been met with brutal racist and political repression.
For truth, memory and justice
Our latest ebook, “A Year in Review: Racism, Repression and Fightback,” documents human rights violations throughout a year of explosive political repression, the rise of a militant far-right and the perseverance of a growing popular movement for racial justice and Black liberation in the 21st century. Our documentation includes:
The criminalization of protest and spike in politically-motivated arrests
The suppression of protest and a new wave of political prisoners
Bolstered state surveillance and counter-intelligence
The militarization of police forces and a surge in state and far-right violence