Mike Davis’ The Monster Enters updates his earlier book on capitalism and pandemic disease to reflect on the current failure of the neoliberal state, finds Elaine Graham-Leigh
Source: The Monster Enters: Covid-19, Avian Flu and the Plagues of Capitalism – book review – Counterfire
A summary of the widespread demonstrations against police brutality, from Detroit to Washington
Source: George Floyd killing sparks protests across US: at a glance guide | US news | The Guardian
Some in the crowd ripped away bike racks in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza.
Source: Protesters at White House push through barricade, climb on top of Secret Service vehicles
A proper understanding of urban rebellion depends on our ability to interpret it not as a wave of criminality, but as political violence.
Source: The Minneapolis Uprising in Context | Boston Review
Haymarket Books stands in solidarity with all those resisting police violence, mass incarceration, and the racist carceral system.
Source: FREE Ebook: Police Violence & Resistance in the U.S. 📚
Like the coronavirus crisis, the riots following George Floyd’s death stemmed not from treacherous unknowns but from the Trump Administration’s failure to learn from even the most recent past.
Source: Minneapolis, the Coronavirus, and Trump’s Failure to See a Crisis Coming | The New Yorker
The politicians go into full boilerplate mode. To claim now that the massive protests are no longer about the death of George Floyd is nonsense. What else could they be about. It’s like saying a match that starts a forest fire is not due to that match.
The political world is starting to confront revolutionary uprisings and we will soon see what the outcome will be.
The pols want to bring out the national guards, but Trump will endure no censure or penalty and he is in many ways the real source her.
Minnesota’s governor said Saturday he will move to “fully mobilize the National Guard” after destructive Minneapolis-area protests that he says are “no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd.””Last night (was) a mockery of pretending this about George Floyd’s death or inequities,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a news conference. He asserted unrest has become about outsiders — largely not Minnesotans — “attacking civil society (and) instilling fear.”
Source: George Floyd: Minnesota governor destruction is no longer about Floyd and he’ll mobilize full National Guard – CNN