We’re now in the midst of what we can definitively say is the biggest wave of mass protests in the United States since the 1960’s. Protests have emerged in all fifty states, in every major city. The character of these uprisings has been less like protests and more like a rebellion with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets, blocking highways, burning and destroying police cars, tearing down confederate monuments and every symbol they could think of economic and racial oppression. Continue reading Racism, Capitalism and Rebellion
Janelle Pérez talks about her advocacy work, thoughts on current immigration practices, and her family’s relief at the June 18 Supreme Court decision in favor of DACA recipients. Continue reading Supreme Court Victory Brings Relief, But DACA Recipients Still Need Certainty
A report from a June 28 protest in Madison’s Allied Drive neighborhood, which organizers say is the perfect place to invest funds diverted from the police budget. Continue reading “We are asking today for police to be defunded.”
Holding a greater understanding of American figures is important not because it allows us to bad mouth these leaders, but because it forces us to rethink the contradictions of this country and what we are taught from day one. Continue reading Monuments for “Good Guys”: Rethinking History
In many of the places where the rebellions are, there are organizations in the Movement for Black Lives that are joined in the resistance work. Continue reading “Enough Was Enough”: The Science Behind the Movement
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