Tag: Black Struggle

Police are Drugging Black People to Death

Multiple U.S. police departments have relied on paramedics to inject people with the date rape drug ketamine, especially targeting Black people. Ketamine has been used to force defenseless people into submission, and sometimes it has been fatal.

De Blasio Doesn’t Get It

New York City Mayor de Blasio is attempting to paint himself as a supporter of Black Lives Matter through easy, empty publicity stunts. His response to protests in the city, however, shows a clear alliance with the NYPD, at the expense of Black lives.

Black Organizers Arrested at Gunpoint on Bogus Warrants

On this Fourth of July holiday, police in Hoover, Alabama celebrated in the time honored American tradition of suppressing protests, arresting protesters, and pointing assault weapons at Black people. The fight continues.

If Black Lives Matter, Then Stop The Evictions

In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement developed in response to police violence and murder of Black people. While this movement is largely associated with fighting police brutality and exposing the systemic racism of the criminal legal system, Black Lives Matter is also a housing justice issue.

Suicide or Lynching? Five People of Color Found Hanged in Less Than a Month

In the past month, the bodies of five people of color have been discovered hanging from trees. The police are labeling these deaths suicides, yet the families and community members disagree. Are these hangings the product of a new wave of lynchings by white vigilantes and the police? Content warning: brutality, racist violence against Black men.

Juneteenth: A Marxist Perspective

This year’s commemoration of Juneteenth — the day the last of the enslaved Black people in the United States were formally emancipated — is also a reminder that the job of ending all forms of slavery is not yet finished. As Karl Marx wrote, we have nothing to lose but our chains and a world to win!

Cops Are Class Enemies. What About Soldiers?

Police officers and soldiers are both being deployed to repress the uprisings across the United States. But while the police remain fiercely loyal to the racist state, soldiers’ allegiance is cracking. This can be observed in protest movements throughout history. Our goal should be to smash the cops, but win over the soldiers.

Police are Drugging Black People to Death

Multiple U.S. police departments have relied on paramedics to inject people with the date rape drug ketamine, especially targeting Black people. Ketamine has been used to force defenseless people into submission, and sometimes it has been fatal.

De Blasio Doesn’t Get It

New York City Mayor de Blasio is attempting to paint himself as a supporter of Black Lives Matter through easy, empty publicity stunts. His response to protests in the city, however, shows a clear alliance with the NYPD, at the expense of Black lives.

Black Organizers Arrested at Gunpoint on Bogus Warrants

On this Fourth of July holiday, police in Hoover, Alabama celebrated in the time honored American tradition of suppressing protests, arresting protesters, and pointing assault weapons at Black people. The fight continues.

If Black Lives Matter, Then Stop The Evictions

In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement developed in response to police violence and murder of Black people. While this movement is largely associated with fighting police brutality and exposing the systemic racism of the criminal legal system, Black Lives Matter is also a housing justice issue.

Suicide or Lynching? Five People of Color Found Hanged in Less Than a Month

In the past month, the bodies of five people of color have been discovered hanging from trees. The police are labeling these deaths suicides, yet the families and community members disagree. Are these hangings the product of a new wave of lynchings by white vigilantes and the police? Content warning: brutality, racist violence against Black men.

Juneteenth: A Marxist Perspective

This year’s commemoration of Juneteenth — the day the last of the enslaved Black people in the United States were formally emancipated — is also a reminder that the job of ending all forms of slavery is not yet finished. As Karl Marx wrote, we have nothing to lose but our chains and a world to win!

Cops Are Class Enemies. What About Soldiers?

Police officers and soldiers are both being deployed to repress the uprisings across the United States. But while the police remain fiercely loyal to the racist state, soldiers’ allegiance is cracking. This can be observed in protest movements throughout history. Our goal should be to smash the cops, but win over the soldiers.