Solidarity against the fear: remember the Ferguson rebels

Cautiously pessimistic

So, as you may have noticed, the USA has a new president. Quite a lot has been said about it, and I don’t really have anything to say about it that hasn’t been saidbetter by othersalready.

I don’t have any answers to how we can build a movement that takes on both the horrors of capitalist business-as-usual and the authoritarian nationalists who offer the promise of change and false solutions to those horrors. But I do know a few things that we can’t afford to let ourselves do. Crucially, I think we can’t afford to let those who are singled out for repression go through the experience alone. No movement – whether it’s to protect the climate, to defend workers’ rights and organisations, or to stand up to racist police terror – will get far if those individuals who the state picks out as targets are left…

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