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Sep 10, 22

Looking Back on the Nation Wide George Floyd Uprising

On this episode, we are joined by members of Unity and Struggle, who discuss their recent analysis piece, Big Brick Energy, and look back on the nation wide uprising that kicked off following the police murder of George Floyd in May of 2020.

We discuss what the media got wrong with the revolt, the role and impact of conspiracy theories from both the Right and the Left, and the State’s attempt to crush the uprising with everything from Democratic recuperation, city wide curfews, to sending in the national guard. We also look at the very real limits that the rebellion hit after sweeping across the US in 2020.

We end the episode by discussing the major lessons that can be drawn from the rebellion, how we can bring new people into our movement and struggles, and how we can continue to incorporate this knowledge into our day to day activity as we move forward in rapidly changing times.

photo: Brett Weinstein via Flickr, Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0

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