Saturday, August 16, 2014
Of course, this killing by police is not an aberration, and racial tensions are still very evident in this country. I want come together with others where we challenge these systemic imbalances. There are also multiple ways in which we as individuals are positioned in this system, and I want to uproot those ways that are blockages from more fully connecting and relating to other people (and more) with whom I/we share this earth.
The Front Lines of Ferguson: The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri by Rembert Browne (Aug. 15th): This is a moving article from a person who went to Ferguson on Tuesday and experienced the complexities of being in the city as a black man in the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown. http://grantland.com/features/ferguson-missouri-protest-michael-brown-murder-police/
from Free Radical Radio (Aug. 14th): Interview with Luca and Elsie, two anarchists from St. Louis who have been in and around the riots/revolt against the police murder of Michael Brown. They discuss the lead up to the riot, the militarization of the police, the peace police/left/liberal/church/non-profit's attempt at containment, and much more. https://archive.org/details/RevoltInFerguson
Initial report back from Anarchist News (another perspective) http://anarchistnews.org/content/ferguson-reportback
Police have also killed 4 people in Salinas this year. More at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/07/15/18758621.php