Black Lives Matter movement

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.

[VIDEO] Comrades Not Competitors | #BLM #AbolishICE

We are stronger when we come together. But unfortunately, some of us try to fight oppression in ways that push us further apart.

See below for video description.

This video has been age restricted, due to showing several seconds of a police officer murdering someone, so you have to sign in to YouTube to watch it.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=xNQOq3EunfQ

The Murder of George Floyd: The End of Racism Starts with the Death of Capitalism

The killing of George Floyd in plain sight by the Minneapolis police rightly shocked millions of people across the world. The killing of a black person by the police is not an unusual event, particularly in the US.

Unrest in the USA: A Perfect Storm

The spread of COVID-19 to the United States earlier this year both triggered and exacerbated the economic crisis which has been building up for decades. Around 50 million workers in America have been thrown out of work since the start of the lockdown, the great majority of whom have no alternative source of income for the necessities of life.

The Rise of Black Counter-Insurgency

An analysis from Ill Will Editions looking at the role of the Black middle class in the process that ensured "we became good protestors, we became non-violent, and we became reformists."

Secret Police on the Streets of Portland: Interview with a Member of Black Rose

Art by @timeneedsme on instagram

Fifty days into the popular uprising sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and demonstrations in Portland, Oregon show little sign of abating. In fact, Portland has now become a proving ground for the Trump administration to demonstrate its ‘law and order’ bona fides in the run up to the 2020 election.
Black Rose caught up with a member of their Portland local to find out more about what’s been happening on the ground.