On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, this murder shows that the situation for Black people threatened with police violence has hardly changed since May 2020. There are important conclusions to be drawn from this.Continue reading The Murder of Daunte Wright: Co-optation and Revolt – A Year after the George Floyd Uprising, What Has Changed?
Brooklyn Center. MN. After the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a vehicle stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon, hundreds gathered near 63rd Avenue North and Lee Avenue North calling for justice.
Content Advisory: Police violence.Continue reading Minneapolis, MN: Protests Erupt in Brooklyn Center After Police Kill Daunte Wright
Minneapolis, MN – An evening before New Year’s Eve 2021, police fatally shot a man while in a South Minneapolis gas station parking lot, reportedly during a traffic stop.
This a first brief report with mainly police statements. Be aware that we have to wait for more independent reports, it wouldn’t be the first time the cops lied about a fatal shooting. Enough 14.Continue reading Minneapolis Police Kill Man Blocks From George Floyd Square
Continue reading Minneapolis: The Abolition Of Law [Video]
“[W]henever property is protected, it is protected for white supremacist ends… So the protection of property is something that we need to attack explicitly.” –Idris Robinson, “How It Might Should Be Done”
Minneapolis, MN – Documents obtained by Unicorn Riot shine a light on the law enforcement response to the George Floyd uprising in the Twin Cities. Text messages, emails, photos and other records provide a rare look into the coordination between multiple agencies that took place in the aftermath of Floyd’s killing. Party to these communications were the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Minnesota National Guard, defense contractor Safariland, and other corporations.Continue reading Behind the Law Enforcement Response to the George Floyd Uprising – Part 1: Munitions Delivery
July 4 saw fiercely ungovernable demonstrations from Olympia to Atlanta. The following report from south Minneapolis describes a march that took place that evening, exploring the logic of autonomous organizing and concluding with a gallery chronicling the graffiti that the march left in its wake.Continue reading July 4 in #Minneapolis: The Logic of Autonomous Organizing – A March Celebrating the Revolt of May 28
The liberal attachment to previous movements as peaceful, nonviolent, and respectable obscures the historical efficacy of riots, blockades, and looting as legitimate forms of revolt.Continue reading A Mask and A Target Cart: #Minneapolis Riots
The following is an interview intended for an international and revolutionary audience. It includes questions from the Greek anarchist radio project RadioFragmata regarding the insurrection against white supremacy happening in the USA. The interview is with members of RAM (Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement) and anonymous anarchists from the USA. It is intended to help explain the circumstances and events happening in the USA.Continue reading On the Insurrection in the U.S.A: An Interview with Anarchists/Abolitionists by RadioFragmata (Greece)
Continue reading To hell or utopia: The #Minneapolis uprising
“Rather than running off as the police intended, the protesters stood their ground. When they were forced back by tear gas, they advanced again as soon as it cleared. They reclaimed ground repeatedly, and it took the police more than an hour to drive them back. This was only the beginning…”
I began writing this text about a couple months before the uprising in response to George Floyd’s death. The uprising, which now has become a global event, has motivated me to share my perspective in this text. My experiences in Minneapolis from the 26th through the 30st of May have furthered my contempt for identity politics and so I have included additional critiques of it based on those experiences.Continue reading Flower Bomb: An Obituary for Identity Politics