Tag: Black Lives Matter
Orisanmi Burton reflects on the legacy of the Panther 21 on the 50th anniversary (to the day) of their acquittal.
Reflecting on the trial of Derek Chauvin, Nicholas De Genova interrogates the white masculinist culture of violence that surrounds policing in the US.
Spectre editor Tithi Bhattacharya explains why elite representation and mindfulness workshops are insufficient; what we need is a resurgence of militant mass mobilizations targeting the racist police state and capital.
Community self-defense requires the capacity to respond to any and all challenges to its safety and self-determination – which requires gaining control over the resources currently consumed by police departments.
Omedi Ochieng discusses the police’s role as a counterinsurgent force, and the impact this has on how radical movements can meaningfully pursue police abolition.
Why are self-styled socialists going after the slogan “defund the police”? Rawan Abdelbaki challenges them frontally.
Drawing upon autobiographical reflections, JS Titus explores the class stratification of South Asians in the UK. She argues that class and oppression rather than idealized identities must be the basis of forging solidarity today.
Ashley Smith interviewed Black Lives Matter activist and educator Jesse Hagopian about the struggle for Black Lives at school, the uprising for racial justice, the role of unions in that struggle, and the looming workers’ fight against austerity in cities and states across the country.
Peter Bloom charts a path toward an abolitionist Marxism rooted in what he calls a “commons sense” for the current moment.
Dave Zirin talks about what led to the NBA players’ strike, where it can go from here, and its implications for the Black Lives Matter and labor movements.