Rebecca Gilson takes a look at the astronomical scale of Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the police, arguing that now is the time to make bold, radical demands—not compromise. The last two weeks have seen an uprising against police brutality, the extent of which was… Continue reading Protests are only the beginning
In the wake of the recent SCOTUS decision, Victor Fernandez examines the history of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, its strengths and limitations, and this history's implications for future movements. On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block the Trump Administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood… Continue reading Supreme Court hands Trump Administration defeat with DACA ruling.
Marx21 members and friends continue to fight alongside the movement in the streets. Here are some more inspiring reports from around the country. Check out our earlier rebellion round-ups here and here. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Clare Lemlich • Tuesday, June 2 A popular site of protest since the outbreak of the pandemic has been LA… Continue reading The Rebellion Continues – More Eyewitness Reports from the Nationwide Revolt
Sean Cummings looks at the role of organized labor in the ongoing anti-racist rebellion, arguing that rank and file organizing is the key to deepening labor’s role in the resistance. On Sunday, June 7th, 200 hundred postal workers and supporters, carrying a banner that read ‘Postal Workers Demand Justice for George Floyd,’ marched from the… Continue reading Labor In the Black Lives Matter Movement
Minneapolis is burning and the fire is spreading across the country. George Floyd was murdered on May 25 by the Minneapolis Police Department. He was murdered by Derek Chauvin, an officer who has murdered innocent people in the past and gotten away with it. Chauvin put his knee and full weight on Floyd’s neck during… Continue reading Marx21 Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and the Ongoing Rebellion