"Community control is not a reformist demand, because it calls for real transfers of power from the oligarchs and their politicians, to the people."
"Enormous amounts of money pour into various political campaigns around the U.S. with the apparent goal of influencing elections and manipulating governance throughout the nation." How is that affecting the 5th District in Minnesota, an epi center for recent activism arount the murder of George Floyd.
Just as we oppose the use of the U.S. military in other countries, we also reject the violence enacted by militarized personnel responding to protest in the Twin Cities and the nation. WAMM Newsletter Summer 2020 Vol. 38 Num. 3 “Effective war propaganda has caused Americans to either forget or apparently have a hard time More
"Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology."
"Mobolaji Olambiwonnu is correct when he says that most white people do not understand what it is like to be black in America. We do not have to live it. Intellectually we might understand. Emotionally it is still not exactly real to us."
"We must be wary of allowing those wielding the toxic charge of racism, no matter how well intentioned their motives, to decide who has a voice and who does not."
"According to Scheer, who has watched a rough cut of the film, one of the most remarkable elements in 'Ferguson Rises' is the portrayal of white liberals who remained ignorant of the plight of the Black members of their own communities. "
"Just as the U.S. was created by taking over the lands of Indigenous peoples by force, so America as an empire uses war to expand access to markets and resources"
"In 1857, on March 6th, Dred Scott was found to be "not a person." This finding by the Supreme Court of the United States was ridiculed inside the country and abroad."
"What I am suggesting is that those calling for fundamental change will go badly astray if they ignore Dr. King’s insistence that each of the giant triplets [racism, extreme materialism, militarism] is intimately tied to the other two."