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Police Shooting in Kenosha and Right-Wing Vigilante Terror

Another police shooting has devastated the lives of an unarmed Black man and his family. This shooting took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times while leaning into his car. The police claim they were worried he had a weapon. His three sons, ages 3, 5, and 8, were… Continue reading Police Shooting in Kenosha and Right-Wing Vigilante Terror

Articles

Lebanese Government Resigns as Horrific Blast Reignites Protests

Lebanese-American Socialist and Marx21 member M. N. Dahan looks at the social upheaval in Lebanon following the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, exploring how these protests fit into the country's turbulent recent history. The horrific blast that leveled Beirut and laid bare the incompetence and unfathomable corruption of the ruling class… Continue reading Lebanese Government Resigns as Horrific Blast Reignites Protests

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, Police

Abolition Not Reform: The Origins of the Police and a World Without Them

Virginia Rodino unpacks demands to defund the police, arguing that the police are a violent and racist tool of class oppression that cannot be reformed and must be abolished altogether.  Racist Beginnings Socialists argue that the police are the first line of defense for the ruling class. The first police force in the United States… Continue reading Abolition Not Reform: The Origins of the Police and a World Without Them

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, Police

Protests are only the beginning

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

Immigration

Supreme Court hands Trump Administration defeat with DACA ruling

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

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion

The Rebellion Continues — More Eyewitness Reports from the Nationwide Revolt

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

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, Labor, Police

Labor in the Black Lives Matter Movement

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

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, Police

Marx21 Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and the Ongoing Rebellion

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