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.
A story of a Black Panther unbroken by decades of torture, a man who speaks of transformation and hope
Nationwide strike calls for end to prison slavery and inhumane conditions
This book contains the original version of Look for Me in the Whirlwind: The Collective Autobiography of the New York 21 with new texts that place it in the context of the whirlinds of our times
As ITS says, “We’ve been warning you since the beginning.” And now they are claiming to have killed three humans simply because they were human.
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One of the greatest barriers to community-based self-defense has been a very powerful shift towards pacifism and non-violence as a primary means of political expression in Europe and the USA.
Since before the election, a wide variety of analyses focused on showing that Trump was the product of the frustrations of white working class americans, who did not have much formal education and had been impoverished by economic crisis and unemployment. The problem is that these theories fall short, and the reality is much worse.