Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor – Five Years Later, Do Black Lives Matter?

Link to an article by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor:

“Five Years Later, Do Black Lives Matter?”

 

This article raises some excellent points and identifies many key issues (for instance, aptly referencing Jo Freeman’s classic essay “The Tyranny of Structurelessness”), though its analysis is often vague and occasionally superficial.

Bonus links: “Social Service or Social Change?” and Crowds and Party and The State and Revolution and Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail (the gist of Taylor’s theoretical framework is more thoroughly stated in this book) and …And the Poor Get Prison and “Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People” and “The Left Hand and the Right Hand of the State”

Paul Le Blanc – Today’s Struggle for a Green New Deal

Link to an article by Paul Le Blanc:

“Today’s Struggle for a Green New Deal: Lessons from the Freedom Budget of the 1960s”

 

Bonus link: “What the New Deal Can Teach us About Winning a Green New Deal: Part I” and “What the New Deal Can Teach Us About Winning a Green New Deal: Part III—the First New Deal” and “When the FBI Targeted the Poor People’s Campaign”

Txema Guijarro – Selling Out Julian Assange

Link to an interview with Txema Guijarro, conducted by Eoghan Gilmartin and Tommy Greene:

“Selling Out Julian Assange”

 

Bonus links: “I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets” and “The Guardian Forced to Clarify Misleading Article on Assange and Russia”

Nils Melzer – Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange

Link to an article by Nils Melzer:

“Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange”

 

Bonus links: “UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Exposes Propaganda and Censorship in Assange Reporting” and “Collapse of Swedish ‘Sexual Misconduct’ Frame-up Exposes Political Conspiracy Against Assange” and Melzer September 2019 Report and “UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer: ‘With Censorship Inevitably Comes Tyranny'” and “UN Rapporteur Nils Melzer Exposes British Government Attempts to Obstruct His Defence of Assange” and “Spying on Assange: the Spanish Case Takes a Turn”

Rob Urie – Race, Identity and the Political Economy of Hate

Link to an article by Rob Urie:

“Race, Identity and the Political Economy of Hate”

 

Bonus links: “Why Liberals Separate Race from Class” and “The Politics of Identity” and “The Ideology of Postmodernism is to Present All Existing Injustice as an Effect of Discrimination” and The Trouble With Diversity and Racecraft and “Should We Care About Inequality?” and “King of the Hate Business: Inside the Southern Poverty Law Center”