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Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Won’t End Police Violence

Individualizing the system by blaming these actions on a single bad cop like Derek Chauvin misses the point entirely. Getting one violent police officer off the streets doesn’t do anything to stop police violence because policing is violent. CW: policing, murder, Black death  Yesterday, after about 10 hours of deliberation, the jury found Derek Chauvin...


The Helpless Democrat Is A Liberal White Supremacist Myth

The Democrats are a capable group with resources most common people don’t have. They are in possession of power; they just use it to appease moderates. By Frances Coppin-Thom The grassroots #Fightfor15 has been going on for over 8 years now, with its aim being to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour—and...


Abolition Now: Black and Brown Children Will Never Be Protected By The State

The police don’t need any help demonizing Black and brown children. Society and the state treat them as older than they are, dangerous, irredeemable, and disposable. CW: policing, state violence, murder of Black and brown people, racism On March 29, police chased 13-year-old Adam Toledo into an alley around 2:30 A.M. After a seconds-long interaction,...


Black Lives Still Matter to NBA Players Even If The League Doesn’t Think So

What has been obscured by statements about NBA progressivity is the fact that players, and not the league itself, are leading the resistance.  This essay discusses state-sanctioned violence and  Black death  By Aja Witt Positioned at the intersection of a global pandemic, a presidential election, and nationwide protests against the repeated killing of Black people...


Official Statement of Samaria Rice and Lisa Simpson

Official Statement from Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, Lisa Simpson, mother of Richard Risher, and the Collective After Tamir and Richard were murdered, when we had to bury our sons, we didn’t see ‘Black’, ‘Lives’, or ‘Matter’. Our DNA changed when our sons were murdered. It took breath out of our bodies. When y’all...


#KillTheBill: Lessons for Movement-Building from Abolitionist Feminist Organizers in the UK

Abolitionist feminist organizers are turning a moment in the aftermath of a murder into a visible movement connecting gendered violence to the importance of #KillTheBill. This essay discusses murder and police violence  By Maya Bhardwaj Over the past week in the UK, the South London abduction and murder of a young middle-class white woman, Sarah...