Defund the Police is Not Abolition

The demand to defund the police has become a central narrative responding to the graphic killing of Black people. Black organizers must now discuss if this strategy can move us closer to community control of public safety and unpoliced Black neighborhoods.

BRONX BLOODY THURSDAY

This is an opportunity
for Black people to join grassroots struggles independent of the state, capitalist economy, and the non-profit industrial complex. These systems can not be reformed. We present our case not to HRW, the UN, or any
other international court but to Black people around the world. We extend solidarity to the millions fighting for Black liberation in Haiti, Trinidad, and across the Caribbean; we join our people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Nigeria whose resources
are pillaged, the Garifuna who continue to be dispossessed in Central America, to Palestine, to Cuba and wherever Black grassroots struggle continues to rise. It is our duty now to connect our struggles with Black people across the globe, and to fight for Black liberation by any means
necessary.

“Kettling” Protesters in the Bronx Systemic Police Brutality and Its Costs in the United States

Despite the harm caused to the protesters, and violations of international human rights law, constitutional civil rights protections, and the NYPD’s guidelines, police officers and their supervisors are unlikely to face any disciplinary or legal consequences. This is due to a deeply entrenched system that prevents meaningful scrutiny and allows officers and police departments to commit abuses with impunity.

Future Focused – Jalil Muntaqim

By 2023, the US will be 40 percent minority and 50 percent of the entire population will be under 40 years old. These are demographics that cannot be ignored as progressives move forward building opposition to institutional racism and plutocratic governing. In my thinking, …

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