The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama is trying to ram through Congress is actually a partnership of the global 1% against all the working people of the planet. “The agreement will pit workers in the U.S. – especially Black and Brown workers – into cut-throat competition with exploited workers, this time in Asia.” Black Americans, especially, must say “No” to this rich man’s bill.
Militarized policing was designed to destroy the dignity of those who contest power. Riot control is — and always has been — about criminalizing acts of disobedience by controlling people, public space and even the air we breathe. The disturbing forms of policing we see in Baltimore provide a small window into a sprawling, transnational business with roots in colonialist violence.