Category Archives: In The News

CrimethInc: “The Cop-Free Zone: Reflections from Experiments in Autonomy around the US”

“The cop-free zone is not the particular block or traffic circle or park. It is the shared commitment to defending a space and eliminating the dynamics of policing and white supremacy.  In the following collection, we explore some people’s experiences attempting to create police-free autonomous zones in different parts of the United States.”

Kate Derickson: “Community Defense in Minneapolis We are not yet after a revolution”

“We are not yet after a revolution and so we are situated in the liminal space of prefiguration. We can imagine it, but we cannot yet make it so. But it might be even harder than this particular tension implies. It might even be the case that to prefigure the world we desire—on the fly, and horizontally—runs the risk of importing the very grammars we wish to abolish.”

“More Precisely Revolution”​: Notes from the Protests Worldwide

“In an ongoing series, The Drift is inviting short reflections on global protest movements. We ask: What are we learning about direct political action in the midst of this unprecedented crisis? What are we risking, and what are we gaining, by gathering together—many of us for the first time in months?”

CrimethInc.: “Snapshots from the Uprising: Accounts from Three Weeks of Countrywide Revolt”

“In the following analysis, we review the series of movements that led to the uprising in response to the murder of George Floyd, explore the factors that made the uprising so powerful, discuss the threats facing it, and conclude with a series of accounts from participants in Minneapolis, New York City, Richmond, Grand Rapids, Austin, Seattle, and elsewhere around the country.”

“Free Food, Free Speech and Free of Police: Inside Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’”

“What has emerged is an experiment in life without the police — part street festival, part commune. Hundreds have gathered to hear speeches, poetry and music.”

“How the Far-Right Boogaloo Movement Is Trying to Hijack Anti-Racist Protests for a Race War”

Far-right extremists are hijacking nationwide protests against racism to push for … a race war!”

“Rebellions Get Results: A List So Far”

“Below, we offer this list of victories achieved in short order over the last two weeks. Some are large, some are small and symbolic, and none of them are ultimately sufficient. But all of them would have been almost unthinkable mere weeks ago, a time when officials seemed unshakeable and the rules of the game unquestionable.”

“Pentagon War Game Includes Scenario for Military Response to Domestic Gen Z Rebellion”

“a Pentagon war game, called the 2018 Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Special Program, offered a scenario in which members of Generation Z, driven by malaise and discontent, launch a “Zbellion” in America in the mid-2020s.”

Asad Haider: “No Justice, No Peace”

‘The disturbance of the peace will continue as long as there is injustice; so “no justice, no peace,” is a slogan which represents the intransigent pursuit of justice, against all the forces of containment wielded by the state, against the voices of the white moderates who would blame protestors for the violence of the police, and against all those who fail to grasp King’s lasting message that a politics of overcoming injustice is a politics of revolutionary change.’

“Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests”

Boogaloo members appear to hold conflicting ideological views with some identifying as anarchists and others rejecting formal titles. Some pockets of the group have espoused white supremacy while others reject it. But they have at least two things in common: an affinity for toting around guns in public and a “boogaloo” rallying cry, which is commonly viewed as code for another US civil war.’