On January 7, police pulled over 29-year-old father, photographer, and FedEx worker Tyre Nichols at a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee. Police say Nichols was stopped for reckless driving, but they have not been able to produce any evidence to substantiate the claim. After three days in critical condition, Nichols died in hospital as a result of severe internal bleeding. Body cam footage released last week shows what everyone feared and suspected: the police brutally beat Nichols to death. He was less than 100 yards from his mother’s home at the time of his murder.
Police and Feds: Two cheeks of the same arse
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.
Reclaim Pride Marches for Black Lives in New York City
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.
51 Years After the Stonewall Riots
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.
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
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
Democrats scramble to compromise with anti-racist rebellion
Matthew Z looks at the astonishing spread of the demand to defund the police, particularly in Democrat-run states and local governments.
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
Ante un levantamiento nacional contra el racismo, Trump ataca a Antifa para desviar la ira
Traducido del inglés (USA) por nuestra organización hermana en el Estado español, Marx21.net Iannis Delatolas informa sobre los planes de Trump para hacer que Antifa sea ilegal y las causas subyacentes de esta rebelión antirracista, incluida la pandemia del COVID-19 y la incapacidad bipartidista de lidiar con las crisis de salud y racismo en Estados Unidos.… Continue reading Ante un levantamiento nacional contra el racismo, Trump ataca a Antifa para desviar la ira
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