Black Lives Matter movement

The Only Way Out Is Always Through the Police: A History of the Rise and Fall of the 2020 New York Riots

A deep and critical look at the rise and fall of the George Floyd rebellion on the streets of New York and how it relates to, was informed by, and differs from past waves of social struggle and revolt. This article was first published on It's Going Down.

“Races” and the Working Class in the USA - Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu - Letter #48

Riot 1960s

Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu Letter published in April 2021 relating to the BLM movement and the relationship between race and class in the USA.

The Culture of Vehicular Attacks: On the Murder of Deona Marie Erickson

On June 13, a driver attacked a demonstration in Minneapolis, killing Deona Marie Erickson. This is the result of years of right-wing efforts to normalize—and even legalize—vehicular attacks. This article was first published by Crimethinc.

布朗诉弗格森案——21世纪美国反种族主义运动史

Ferguson to Oakland 2014

在过去几个月内,美国国内爆发了激烈的反种族主义运动,黑人乔治·佛洛依德之死与警察的不公执法点燃了人们的怒火,进而导致了声势浩大的抗议。事实上,自21世纪以来,美国社会曾经历过多起严重的种族主义事件,2012年17岁的黑人青年特雷沃恩·马丁(Trayvon Martin)之死、2014年黑人青年迈克·布朗(Michael Brown)遇害同样引发过强烈的社会不满。而长期以来被视作高犯罪率群体、在劳动力市场上受到歧视、居住在孤立地区的黑人对于社会以及司法、政治以及经济制度怀着强烈的不满。在人们惊讶于本次“黑命攸关”运动的巨大能量的同时,他们或许也应该意识到黑人群体所经历过的伤痛和歧视。

Police Story - Jarrod Shanahan

Jarrod Shanahan looks at the state response to the George Floyd Rebellion, and the challenges faced by the NYPD when attempting to pursue a counter-insurgency strategy. This article was first published by Ill Will Editions.

At the Wendy’s: Armed Struggle at the End of the World

An article analysing the events that played out in summer 2020 in response to a police murder in Atlanta, with particular reference to the impact of guns on the struggle, as well as paranoia, fatalism, race and the concept of "Black leadership". This article was originally published by Ill Will Editions.

The Truth about “The Truth about Today’s Anarchists”

A response to a New York Times article that repeated conspiracy theories about anarchists manipulating the Black Lives Matter movement. This article was originally published by Crimethinc.

Against Police Reform - For the Abolition of Capitalism

Just as this piece was ready to go online, yet another blatant police shooting of a black US citizen in full sight has triggered angry protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob Blake has been left paralysed from the waist down. Added to the re-run of nightime curfews, tooled-up police and National Guard lining up against protesters came a follower of "Blue Lives Matter": 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse, with loaded rifle, promptly shot three people, killing two of them.

How It Might Should Be Done - Idris Robinson

The following is a transcript of a talk delivered in Seattle on July 20, 2020, lightly-edited by the author for readability. A video recording produced by Red May is online here. This text was first published by Ill Will Editions.