George Floyd Uprisings: Anatomy of a Counterinsurgency

by Martin Schoots-McAlpine / MR Online Introduction On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis Minnesota murdered George Floyd in cold blood. Responding to allegations of counterfeit money, police arrested Floyd, with one officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ultimately suffocating him. The killing was captured on video and quickly spread across the […]

Mapping the State’s Strategy of Repression Against the Rebellion

from It’s Going Down While the recent rebellion against the police and white supremacy has been historical, it has also been coupled by an attempt by the State to drown the uprising in a sea of tear-gas and rubber bullets. While demonstrations and actions continue, the State is now gearing up for a more long-term […]

A Letter From the Other Front

from CrimethInc. On Rural Anarchist Participation in the Uprising of June 2020 In this essay, anarchists from a rural area of the United States describe how people who live outside the urban centers can contribute to the movement against police violence and institutional white supremacy that has unfolded in response to the murder of George […]

Port of Oakland Shut Down by Dockworkers in Observation of Juneteenth

by Shwanika Narayan and Roland Li / San Francisco Chronicle Economic activity at the Port of Oakland came to a halt on Friday as thousands of workers and supporters gathered on Middle Harbor Road to protest police brutality and racism in the United States. The demonstration, organized by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, coincided […]

#SixNineteen Weekend of Action Kicks Off With 300+ Events Nationwide

submitted to the Earth First! Journal In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black people at the hands of police or vigilantes, the Movement For Black Lives is organizing a weekend of mobilizations to commemorate Juneteenth, the day the last enslaved people found out they were free […]

Two police officers stand behind a toppled confederate statue.

How to Topple a Statue Using Science

Bring that sucker down without anyone getting hurt. by James Stout / Popular Mechanics It hasn’t been a great past few weeks for statues. From Bristol, England to Birmingham, Alabama, people all over the world have been grappling with the legacy of racism by tossing their grappling hooks around the heads of problematic monuments. Should […]

Burning Down the Third Precinct Changed Everything

by Vicky Osterweil / The Nation By seizing the cops’ home base, rioters showed that law enforcement is not above the forces of history. Calls to abolish the police are spreading. Dozens of cities are considering cutting police budgets, and police are resigning across the country. In Minneapolis, where the police murdered George Floyd and […]

The Rap Report: To George Floyd, AKA Big Floyd of the Legendary Screwed Up Click

by Lawrence Burney The 46-year-old unarmed Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police earlier this week once rapped with DJ Screw’s legendary Houston crew. He deserves to have the fullness of his life recognized. When we’re in the thick of the surreal, cyclical experience that is watching (voluntarily or otherwise) as a Black person […]