‘Disbanding’ of the Minneapolis PD and the Limitations of Police Reform

By Felipe Vera This Sunday, nine out of thirteen members of the Minneapolis City Council, forming a veto-proof majority, declared that they would “dismantle” the embattled and disgraced Minneapolis Police Department, following the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide mass rebellion. Since the murder of Floyd, uprisings have rocked the country, especially in Minneapolis where police precincts were destroyed and burned to the … Continue reading ‘Disbanding’ of the Minneapolis PD and the Limitations of Police Reform

Rubber Bullets and Liberal Lies: Two Counterinsurgency Tactics in the George Floyd Uprisings

By the Editorial Board In one week the police murder of George Floyd has exploded into a mass rebellion across the US. The protesters who have taken to the streets in Floyd’s name have been subjected to an all-out violent assault by the state for days on end; the police have arrested, injured, and even killed as they’ve scrambled to repress this latest mass uprising. … Continue reading Rubber Bullets and Liberal Lies: Two Counterinsurgency Tactics in the George Floyd Uprisings

Police Murder of George Floyd Sparks Mass Rebellion

By Sandra Harris Thousands of people have taken to the streets to rebel in response to the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week, which led to uprisings in nearby St. Paul, and in other cities including Memphis, Tennessee, New York City, and Los Angeles, California. George Floyd, a 46-year-old man from Houston, Texas who had recently lost his job due to … Continue reading Police Murder of George Floyd Sparks Mass Rebellion