Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

George Floyd’s murder in Milwaukee under a policeman’s knee on May 25, 2020, sparked massive and mostly peaceful anti-racism protests worldwide by millions under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Millions poured into the the streets. Across the United States, there were more than 550 marches, rallies and vigils (photos). There were also protests in at least 40 countries beyond the U.S. DW News out … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

Malcolm X Still Resonates

We are living in a powerful political moment. This seems a good time to go back and listen to the insights and perspectives of Malcolm X. Although it’s been 55 years since his death, we’re still facing the same issues he spoke about. His words resonate as much now as then. Perhaps more. These videos I’ve assembled here are from the last year of Malcolm … Continue reading Malcolm X Still Resonates

The Strength & Impact of Peaceful Mass Action

Ten days ago, on May 25, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police officers. This has been a watershed event, rocking the country to its core and even the world. Peaceful protests here and intentionally continue to this day. There has been considerable rioting as well in cities big and small. I wrote last weekend about the danger rioting poses to this movement for justice. … Continue reading The Strength & Impact of Peaceful Mass Action

Why ‘Black Lives Matter’

This morning I posted the image above from Teaching for Change as my cover photo on Facebook, and within a few minutes this exchange occurred: It’s a fair observation that “All lives matter.” They do. You, me… all our lives matter. So why the emphasis on ‘Black Lives Matter’? I’d like to respond in more depth to my Facebook Friend and others who might make … Continue reading Why ‘Black Lives Matter’

Riots Invite Future George Floyds

The press and social media are abuzz today as protests and riots break out across the country following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We have them here in Cleveland, and even in sleepy Ft. Wayne where my husband grew up. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has declared an unprecedented 12:00 Noon curfew today. The protests are even international. This protest took place in … Continue reading Riots Invite Future George Floyds