Marx21 sees the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd, as a victory for the Black Lives Matter movement and for oppressed people all over the world. This verdict cuts against the historical status-quo in the United States, where racist acts of violence by the police and vigilantes are treated with impunity. But,… Continue reading Black Lives Matter rebellion wins Chauvin verdict
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
Sean Cumming and Bob Bacon report from the frontlines in Portland, Oregon, arguing that the ruling class is divided over how best to quash the ongoing anti-racist rebellion, and that advancing a clear socialist strategy within the movement will be essential in the coming weeks.
Marx21 stands in solidarity with our Australian comrades who were arrested while demanding justice for David Dungay Jnr, his family, and all First Nations people who have been oppressed and killed by the Australian state.
Eric Fretz reports on the radical Reclaim Pride demonstration in New York City last month, emphasizing the ways this year's protest intersected with the insurgent anti-racist rebellion still raging across the Unites States.
José Hernandez looks back at the iconic Stonewall Riots, explaining their role in the LGBTQ+ liberation movement and drawing parallels with the ongoing anti-racist rebellion.
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
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
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
Matthew Z looks at the astonishing spread of the demand to defund the police, particularly in Democrat-run states and local governments.