he murder of Tyre Nichol by an integrated crew of Memphis police would not have surprised Ninure, if she was alive today. The first Black cops, after all, were specifically hired to police Blacks. That is still pretty much their lane.
A Moment of Liberation
“The abled world and the hearing world will do anything to forget about disability and deafness.”
What Time is it on the Clock of the Police Abolition Movement?
Note: The essay below is also available to be printed as a zine with additional artwork included. Download PDF here. 1 “The news of my death is greatly exaggerated.” W.C. Fields “Move […]
Sweet Nothings and the Corporate Cats
This meeting, COP26, is being billed as the “last best hope for humanity” to avoid climate disaster. It is no such thing! Aside from the fact that disaster already walks among us, the objective of those who dominate these events is not to save the world. It’s to save their world.
Are reforms useful?
In public conversations, those of us who argue that the racism and brutality of the police/mass incarceration system are essential features of that system, often say that reform is not the solution. […]
Experimenting With Our People’s Safety
The current attempt to challenge the powerful Minneapolis Police Department – by way of a city charter amendment known as Question 2 – is a “dangerous experiment.” At least, that’s the verdict of media pundits, downtown business interests and community gatekeepers.
Save Our police!
Cutting through the noise
When deer or wolves or pigs are alarmed by an unexpected sound, they “orient.” They turn toward the source, stand as still as they can, and sniff, stare and listen in order […]
A present for Mami
“I am political in spite of myself.” you wrote. “I don’t want to do the things I know I have to do, don’t want to expose myself to disapproval, to retribution, don’t want to go to meetings and demonstrations, distribute leaflets, don’t want to ask people for signatures, for money.” But you did them. “Because I know I’ve got to.”
Between the Waves
It happened with the Occupy movement, too. As the first huge wave of protest crashed against the steel and concrete walls of the system and began its churning, tumbling retreat to the […]