Partisan Accounts of the George Floyd Uprising

Opinie, gepost door: downas op 30/05/2024 05:01:11

a collection of personal accounts of the uprising that swept the imperial core

There are those who would have us believe that the most important legacy of the police killing of George Floyd is a “civil rights movement”, a coalition aimed at progressive change within society & its institutions. On the other hand, there are those whose greatest inspiration was the crowds of people who, four years ago this week, were instead directly attacking the U.S. property regime & its defenders.

The reformist camp, with the assistance of mass media, has tried to emphasize “peaceful protests”. Their historical narratives ignore or downplay the scale of torched police cars, ransacked stores, besieged government buildings, & general uncontrollability. At times, they openly lie about those events; too often, the stories they tell go unchallenged.

Below is a collection of personal accounts of the uprising that swept the imperial core, permanently decommissioning a police station. While they don't necessarily share a common analysis, all of them come from people who entered the streets not as observers, but participants. They tell the truths liberal-progressive reformers don't want to acknowledge.

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