police violence

Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police

Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police

President Obama’s “ban” on certain military hardware and gear is both fraudulent and a diversion from the real issue: the oppressive mission of the police in Black America. The cops who killed Michael Brown and Freddie Gray and countless others weren’t wearing battlefield outfits, firing automatic rifles, or riding around in tanks. They murder quite efficiently with handguns, batons and their hands and feet, as cops always have done.

Baltimore and the Human Right to Resistance: Rejecting the framework of the Oppressor

Baltimore and the Human Right to Resistance: Rejecting the framework of the Oppressor

To hear President Obama and Baltimore mayor Rawlings tell it, politeness, nonviolence and respect for law and property are the fundamental obligations of those confronting the brazen and lawless violence of police in Baltimore and beyond. This is a truly upside-down reality.