Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, July 26, 2020 Today is the 60th day of protests since the murder of George Floyd. This weekend, people marched in cities across the country in solidarity with Portland and in opposition to the US becoming a police state. President Trump sending troops to cities added fuel to the nationwide uprising against[…]

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10 Reasons Why Defunding the Police Should Lead to Defunding War

by Medea Benjamin & Zoltán Grossman, published on Consortium News, July 15, 2020 Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against people in other countries. Army and National Guard troops have been deployed in U.S. cities, as[…]

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Police Violence And Racism Have Always Been Tools Of Capitalism

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, June 21, 2020 The system-wide challenges the United States faces with policing are entrenched and deeply rooted. When the historical and current practices of police are examined, it is evident police have been designed to uphold the status quo including racial injustice and class inequality. Whenever political movements develop to[…]

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Community Control of Police – and a Whole Lot More

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, June 18, 2020 Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable. “Movements are about amassing power to the people, not collecting promises from corporate flunkies.” The wave of[…]

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35 Years After the MOVE Bombing . . .

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, June 15, 2020 Philadelphia A protest against Philadelphia Police Terror on June 13 drew around 1,500 demonstrators to the Osage Avenue site where Philadelphia police dropped a military-grade bomb on the MOVE organization on May 13, 1985.  Eleven Black men, women and children were murdered after police and city officials ordered fire fighters[…]

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Chicago Antiwar Coalition Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Ongoing Protests

No to the U.S. government’s war on the people at home, as well as against people in other countries Onward to further actions to stop this warfare and create a better world.  Statement by the Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC) The U.S. government’s various forms of war abroad—for power and profits of the big banks and corporations– is reflected in the[…]

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UPRISING: Black ‘Misleaders’ Seek to End Protest

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Consortium News, June 5, 2020 The nationwide protests have forced the black quisling class to reveal themselves as agents of the racial and economic status quo. The aftermath of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police has created a national political crisis. The revulsion caused by this latest killing caught on camera spawned[…]

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UNAC Statement on the Uprising to Defend Black Lives

Defend Black Lives! NO Police State! NO Military Dictatorship! Release all arrestees! NO more attacks on anti-racist protesters! The United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) stands in solidarity with communities across the country who are rising up in protest against racist police violence. As Donald Trump calls for the deployment of the U.S military in response to these national protests, UNAC[…]

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