The federal government is actively condoning and encouraging heavily armed fascist paramilitaries to carry out extrajudicial executions against civilians who are publicly demonstrating against the extrajudicial executions being carried out by the police.
It is critically important to establish informed parameters through which we as a people can distinguish, analyze, and organize around what is, and what is not paramilitarism, disappearance, fascism, and civil war.
The great problem with the police is not the supposed "bad apples," rather, it is that the police exist as an institution to maintain a political and economic order that is profoundly racist and unequal.
The facts are that between May 30, 2020–June 3, 2020, Chicago had not seen a single hour without protests, shootings, lootings, or fires; the soundtrack to the city consisted of 24/7 sirens, helicopters and gunshots.
In this number of El Enemigo Común, we offer some commentaries on the rebellions in the world against the police murder of George Floyd and a list of gains made during the first 20 days of struggle.