The Killing of Trayvon Martin
By Thomas Gaist, 27 February 2015
Three years after the killing of the unarmed teen in Florida, the US government announced it would not press civil rights charges against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman.
By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2013
President Obama’s remarks Friday on the Trayvon Martin shooting were aimed at diverting public attention from the vital issues of poverty and social inequality by promoting racial politics.
By our reporters, 22 July 2013
There is popular anger over the acquittal of Zimmerman, seen as a travesty of justice. Sections of the Democratic Party, however, have sought to exploit the tragic case for their own ends.
After the Zimmerman verdict
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party
20 July 2013
This statement is being distributed at demonstrations being held today in cities throughout the US.
By Gabriel Black, 17 July 2013
Protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayon Martin flared throughout the US over the weekend and have continued into this week.
By Barry Grey, 16 July 2013
The focus of the response of the media, the political establishment and the various middle-class pseudo-left groups to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer has been to frame the case in exclusively racial terms.
By Barry Grey, 15 July 2013
The acquittal of George Zimmerman is the reactionary culmination of a process that has from the start been a travesty of justice.
By John Burton, 11 July 2013
Defendant Zimmerman’s own words expose the implausibility of his self-defense claim.
By Fred Mazelis, 27 April 2012
In the two months since the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin there have been numerous attempts to equate his killing to the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955.
By Kate Randall, 21 April 2012
Bail for George Zimmerman, accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was set at $150,000 on Friday.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 April 2012
The recent World Socialist Web Site article, “The killing of Trayvon Martin and racial politics in America,” provoked a response from the International Socialist Organization’s Sherry Wolf.
By Kate Randall, 14 April 2012
An affidavit filed Thursday outlines the prosecution’s second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman.
By our reporter, 12 April 2012
The prosecutor investigating the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida announced Wednesday that the state would file charges of second degree murder against George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer.
By James Brewer, 11 April 2012
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has indicated that an announcement in relation to the killing of Trayvon Martin is coming soon.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 April 2012
Over the past several weeks there has been a concerted effort by sections of the Democratic Party political establishment and its supporters to seize on the killing of Martin as an opportunity to promote the reactionary politics of race.
By Patrick Martin, 3 April 2012
Newly released audio and video recordings have strengthened the case against the neighborhood watch vigilante who shot to death Trayvon Martin, further exposing the refusal of local and state officials in Florida to take any action against the killer.
By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 31 March 2012
In this video, the WSWS speaks to workers and young people at the March 26 rally in Sanford, Florida, against the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for president
By Jerry White, 31 March 2012
The killing of Trayvon Martin was a horrific crime that has provoked anger and protests throughout the country and internationally. A 17-year-old young man was shot in cold blood, and his killer has not been arrested or charged of any crime.
By James Brewer, 29 March 2012
While Florida authorities have dragged their feet in pursuing an investigation, a local newspaper has published leaks aimed at smearing Trayvon Martin.
By Andre Damon and C.W. Rogers, 29 March 2012
In this video, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, speak about their son's death and legacy.
By James Brewer, 28 March 2012
Democratic politicians are intervening in the mass outrage over the Trayvon Martin killing, both in a Washington forum and at demonstrations across the country, to divert popular anger into safe political channels.
By Andre Damon and C.W. Rogers in Sanford Florida, 27 March 2012
Thousands of people took part Monday in a protest in Sanford, Florida, to demand the arrest of George Zimmerman, the killer of South Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
By Patrick Martin, 26 March 2012
The killing of Trayvon Martin is a consequence of the dominance of political reaction in the United States for more than 30 years.
By Kate Randall, 23 March 2012
The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has focused attention on so-called Stand Your Ground laws that have been adopted in numerous US states.
By Kate Randall, 21 March 2012
The shooting death in Florida of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has sparked a national outcry demanding that the man who shot the unarmed black youth be charged.