Private Cops in Uptown Minneapolis — Another Tool to Maintain the Racist-Capitalist System
Citizen’s arrest laws—a relic of colonial times—exist in all 50 states and were created to help catch slaves when Black people were considered property. Recently, private cops hired by the Seven Points Uptown shopping mall arrested activists in Uptown, Minneapolis. Laws and legality in bourgeois society function to maintain the racist-capitalist status quo. We must kick all cops, private or not, out of our communities and unions.
Adnan AhmedJuly 22, 2021
A Woke Mural and Black Dolls: How Target Hides Its Racism
Target used empty antiracist gestures in reopening its East Lake Street store in Minneapolis, which was damaged during the George Floyd uprising. But featuring a woke mural and selling Black dolls will not hide its role in violent racist policing.
Adnan AhmedJuly 8, 2021
Murder of Winston Smith and Future of George Floyd Square – State Violence Continues in Minneapolis
The murder of Winston Smith and the attempted reopening of George Floyd Square show that the state has no interest in stopping its violence.
Adnan AhmedJune 10, 2021
If They Kill One of Us, We All Rise: Justice for George Floyd and All the Victims of the State’s Racist Violence
George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25. His last words were “I can’t breathe,” calling to mind the brutal police murder of Eric Garner who was killed by New York Police in 2014. Rage has spread across the country. We must transform that rage into struggle and organization.
Left VoiceMay 29, 2020
Black Liberation and the Early Communist Movement
The struggle for Black liberation was an integral part of the US Communist Party’s practice in the years after its foundation. The party’s work was particularly influenced by the Bolshevik Party and Black radicalism in America.
Julia WallaceFebruary 9, 2020
Revolution and Black Struggle: Marxism as a Weapon Against Racism and Capitalism
How can Marxism be used to fight the interconnected systems of racism and capitalism?
Marcello PablitoFebruary 1, 2018