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George Floyd news and analysis from The Nation
April 2, 2021
The Derek Chauvin Trial Is One Battle in a Wider War
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes is facing multiple murder charges. But the trial, which began here on Monday, is part of a larger fight.
March 11, 2021
The Acquittal of Derek Chauvin Has Already Begun
The jury selection process, which started this week, shows how the cop who killed George Floyd can, and likely will, win.
February 26, 2021
Reckoning With a Year of Shared Isolation, Pandemic, and Protest
The pandemic has energized collective action on both the left and right.
October 2, 2020
Defunding the Police Is a Reparations Issue
The United States should take a long look at UN guidance on police reform in post-conflict countries.
September 3, 2020
The NFL Is Desperately Trying to Avoid a Players’ Strike
The league is hoping that slogans on the field and a push for voting will be enough to quell another sports strike for racial justice.
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August 31, 2020
The Sports Strikes Against Racism Have Not Been Coopted
Even as the energy of the last week is being steered in a safer direction and away from labor militancy, we still don’t know how this story is going to end.
August 25, 2020
The Kids Are Getting Pepper-Sprayed
Kids as young as 10 years old were among the 200 peaceful student protesters that Chicago police surrounded—tackling, pepper-spraying, and arresting several.
August 7, 2020
Progressives Are Rallying Behind Karen Bass for VP
More than 300 Democratic National Convention delegates are urging Biden to pick the Congressional Black Caucus chair.
July 29, 2020
Diary of a Never-Ending Crisis
“Keep walking, keep going, you can’t control it.”
July 28, 2020
Property May Not Be Theft, but It’s Not NOT Theft
As nationwide protests destroy buildings, monuments, and police stations, it’s time to get the facts straight.