The Good, the Potential, and What Might Happen

Already we’ve seen, as a result of people taking to the streets in the United States:

  • Four policemen indicted.
  • More racist monuments dismantled.
  • Some minimal and inconsistent limit on what the New York Times editorial page will defend having done in the way of spreading evil.
  • Some minimal and inconsistent
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We are all George Floyd in police-state America: Cop Pushes Old White Man Over Backwards, Leaves Victim Bleeding and Unconscious After Head Hits Sidewalk Hard

By Dave Lindorff

Watching the police response to the nationwide uprising against police brutality is by turns infuriating and depressing.

It hardly matters whether or not its a minority of police officer who are behaving as the pigs” we used to call them back in the 1960s and 70s, because if they can do the kinds read more

The U.S. Military Should Stop Training Police and Stick to Slaughtering Innocent Foreigners


Photo by Richard Grant, @richardgrant88

Here’s what should happen now, judging by what I see on social and other media.

The U.S. Military and the National Guard and other war-making outfits should clear out of the streets of the United States, get on some airplanes, and head off to properly murder lots of men, women, and children very far away. It’s simply inappropriate to kill people in this enlightened land where we’ve figured out that lives all matter.

War making should not be based on read more

Calling Trump ‘Brave’ for Ordering Soldiers to Attack Peaceful Protesters so he Can Do a Photo Op is Pathetic

By Dave Lindorff

       The wretched and ignorant former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has praised President Trump for his “courage” in supposedly “braving” protesters in the nation’s capital to walk across Lafayette Park from the White House and stand, Bible in hand, in front of a small chapel.

      The sycophantic Walker, who never graduated college and so might be excused for lacking awareness of things that happened before he was read more

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Mind the Gaps

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Okay, here’s an exact quote from my youth, a bit of homespun wisdom from another generation, and believe me, at almost 76, the number of more than half-century-old sentences I can quote from memory is small (to vanishing): “It’s the whale that spouts that gets caught.” My read more

Redistribution by another name: Nationwide Looting and Burning as Urban Poor Lose Fear and as Pent-Up Rage at Cops and System Explode

By Dave Lindorff

 Across the US, cities, especially fancy malls and outlets of major retail chains, are being busted into and ransacked, as police squad cars get flipped over and torched, in scenes not seen in the US since the mid to late 1960s. 

Many of the perpetrators of these actions are black residents of these cities, but a surprising number compared to earlier such uprisings are white this time around. 

The wave of shop looting and destruction of property read more