The rallying cry for community control of police must be extended to the entire governmental apparatus. We have a plethora of governments at the city, county, state and the federal level yet they rarely act on the public’s behalf. That is why elected officials from Idaho to Pennsylvania to Alabama are certain they can get away with using the people’s money for dubious reasons. New prisons and better paid police are all we have to show for sickness, unemployment, and death. . . .
The spy plane is an agent of voter suppression because it steals any sense of belonging and says you are not a respected resident, similar to historic examples of voter suppression such as poll taxes. . . .
To the valiant and courageous people whether tirelessly marching in streets, whether relentlessly fighting on battlefields, or whether engaging in any form of resistance, any uprising —unapologetically and on their own terms, we say forward ever, never back down, accept no compromises, accept no concessions, and accept no more lies. Forward to genuine freedom, by any means necessary. . . .
As the days of the pandemic tick by, we are witnessing overwhelming evidence that the U.S. is using COVID-19 as an instrument to institute a capitalist dystopia. But this is no blockbuster Hollywood film. This is today’s new potential reality through the national security state apparatus. While there is no denying that people are suffering (and dying) from COVID-19 and neoliberal austerity, we must be acutely aware that the state’s reaction is not protecting us from the virus. Black Alliance For Peace coordinating committee member, Vanessa Beck, has maintained, “This crisis is a reminder that science has a social relationship . . .
Its important to contextualize what’s happening throughout the world today with the challenges facing us from the potential growth of COVID-19. If what we are learning is true, this virus has devastating capacity. Even if you are healthy and strong, you can hold the virus, without knowing it, for up to a fourteen day incubation period. During that time, you can unknowingly pass the virus on to countless people who do not have the benefit of a strong immunity system. This is an unprecedented element that forced me to start thinking isolation, despite the fact I’m really not concerned about . . .