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Abolitionism against #pandemic – Policing in the #Philippines

The demand for abolition becomes urgent in the face of a highly militarized response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

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Debunking the myths around nonviolent resistance – By Peter Gelderloos

The Floyd rebellion follows a long tradition of movements using a diversity of tactics to achieve their goals, discrediting champions of nonviolence.

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Pandemic pandemonium and the deadly privatization of risk

Angela Mitropoulos’s new book Pandemonium unpacks the deadly structures of power behind the pandemic that changed the world.

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Panthers Forever: Revolution at Home and in Exile

Revolutionary socialism is a quest for freedom, justice and equality through the destruction of capitalist oppression by any means necessary, often including armed struggle against the state.

In the 1960s and 70s, The Black Panther Party (BPP) represented the vanguard of the revolution in the United States. It promoted armed self-defense, a sophisticated educational agenda and outreach to Black communities as well as other oppressed groups in the US and abroad via the Black Panther newspaper. The Panthers’ community work and organizing included free breakfast for school children and health clinics programs.

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The Floyd rebellion: pathway to a revolution?

The Floyd rebellion, if followed by a general strike and People’s Assemblies, can blossom into an instrument of dual power that could radically transform society.

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“Silence is not an option”: Black women make history

Dr. Keisha N. Blain speaks to ROAR about the vital role of Black women leaders in the success of Black political movements in modern US history.

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⁠The moral force of violence and the limits of reform

After George Floyd’s murder, the authorities’ moved fast to indict the killers. But protests and riots erupted nonetheless, because reform is not enough.

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Police abolition and other revolutionary lessons from #Rojava

Democratic confederalism, the ideological framework organizing society in Rojava, outlines the features of a post-revolutionary justice system.

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Counterinsurgency: dousing the flames of Minneapolis – by Peter Gelderloos

As people rise up against police violence and structural racism, what counterinsurgency techniques is the state deploying to attack and undermine the movement?

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Social Ecology: Radicalizing the Climate Movement

The struggle for climate justice cannot limit its focus to environmental issues. It is the hierarchical system as a whole that is threatening our planet and our lives.

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