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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.
How do we look back, analyze + take stock of the George Floyd uprising – a rebellion that involved tens of millions, going up against the police, vigilantes + National Guard, rocking the political establishment? @unityandstrug offers up their findings. https://t.co/RDboLbqTui
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) July 22, 2022
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.
In areas where the majority of people in the US live – areas controlled by Democrats – tens of millions took part in mass strikes, pipeline battles + the #GeorgeFloyd uprising. For the DNC to attack these movements now, shows you everything about their strategy for the future. pic.twitter.com/eDhph27W8y
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) November 6, 2021
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