George Floyd Rebellion, Labor

July 20 labor actions for Black lives an important step for the movement

Sean Cumming reports on the nationwide labor actions for Black lives on July 20, arguing that they are a crucial first step towards deeper labor solidarity with the anti-racist rebellion. On July 20 thousands of workers across the United States went on strike in what was one of the largest cross sectional, or national strikes,… Continue reading July 20 labor actions for Black lives an important step for the movement

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

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