Fight for Community Control of Police Goes National

A (Re)Born National “Black and Left-Led” Organization Fights for Community Control of Police Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report executive editor 28 Nov 2019 httpss://www.blackagendareport.com/reborn-national-black-and-left-led-organization-fights-community-control-police   On the momentum of Chicago’s vibrant anti-police movement – the most advanced in the nation – the city’s Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has gone national after a highly successful conference.   “This movement will be ‘black-led and left-led.’”   Eight-hundred organizers from 28 states gathered last weekend at the Chicago’s teachers union hall to “re-found” the National Alliance Against Racist [...]

#BlackLivesMatter and the Democrats: How Disruption Can Lead to Collaboration

by Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford A year after the police murder of Michael Brown an incipient mass movement struggles to define itself. [It] is rooted in resistance to systemic state violence and repression in Black America, yet its trajectory wobbles under the pull of contending forces that have been set in motion, and is distorted by pressure from a power structure that pursues simultaneous strategies of cooptation and annihilation. Physical annihilation is a threat to the street component of the movement, such as the [...]

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