#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 [...]