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”

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 “Spying on Assange: the Spanish Case Takes a Turn”

Russell Mokhiber – Mark Worth on Corporate Compliance Fatigue and Being Fed up with the Monitor

Link to an article by Russell Mokhiber:

“Mark Worth on Corporate Compliance Fatigue and Being Fed up with the Monitor”

 

Bonus links: The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives and “The Problem With HR” (“At solving the problem, HR is not great. At creating protocols of ‘compliance’ to defend a company against lawsuits? By that criterion, it has been a smashing success.” — a good quote but other parts of this article seem unreliable for various reasons)  and …And the Poor Get Prison and Trouble in Paradise and The State and Revolution

Max Blumenthal & Jeb Sprague – Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media “Just the Beginning,” Says Top Neocon Insider

Link to an article by Max Blumenthal & Jeb Sprague:

“Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media ‘Just the Beginning,’ Says Top Neocon Insider”

 

Bonus links: “Fake News on Russia and Other Official Enemies” and “Russiagate and the Men with Glass Eyes” and “Untying PropOrNot: Who They Are” and “Clinging to Collusion” and “Three Variations on Trump Quote”

Brian Platt – Cops Are at War Out There

Link to an article by Brian Platt:

“Cops Are at War Out There”

 

Bonus links: Slavoj Žižek On Political Struggle and “Police and the Liberal Fantasy” and “Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People” and Alain Badiou Quote and “Is there really a ‘war on cops’? The data show that 2015 will likely be one of the safest years in history for police” and “What’s Wrong with Police in America” and “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Fire All the Cops” and “Why Are the Police Caught Flat-Footed by Right-Wing Extremism? Because They Are Right-Wing Extremists.”