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 […]

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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 […]

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