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The cycle is repeating itself today because we ignored Malcolm’s “Message to the Grassroots” and the hijacking of Ferguson, <br><br>”On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis Minnesota murdered George Floyd in cold blood. Responding to allegations of counterfeit money, police arrested Floyd, with one officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ultimately suffocating him. The killing was captured on video and quickly spread across the internet.<br><br>Protests soon followed. The first protest organized in Minneapolis was on May 26. By May 28 the protests had spread to the nearby cities of St Paul and Duluth with riots occurring in Minneaopolis that evening. Mostly notably, the third precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department was besieged and burned. Minnesota activated the National Guard on May 29 in response to the unrest.1 The American state’s disastrous response to COVID-19, massive unemployment, and indiscriminate police killings that disproportionately target people of colour provided the impetus for an enormous and unprecedented outpouring of rage; protests, many of them violently targeting the police, spread across the United States like wildfire.<br><br>While the initial uprising was ferocious in its explosive anger and militancy, within just three weeks the protests seem to have been channeled largely into the decidedly less militant demand of “Defund the police.” What happened? I largely agree with what Kandist Mallett wrote in a brilliant article in Teen Vogue, in which she argued that: “those in power…are working tirelessly to destroy this wave of unrest before it becomes a tsunami they cannot control.… They are trying to kill this movement.”2 The defanging of the George Floyd Uprising was not accidental but was rather a deliberate attempt on the part of the American ruling class to regain social control in the wake of the most militant protests in recent memory—and, as a movement, possibly the largest in U.S. history.<br><br>What I want to do in this article is to examine the dimensions of how this defanging took place: how, within the space of two weeks, we went from burning down a police station to making small budgetary demands. I argue that the massive effort to defang the George Floyd Uprising should be understood as a deliberate counter-insurgency operation, combining the (sometimes coordinated) efforts of: various police forces, the capitalist media, the American military, NGOs, the Democrats, both state and federal governments, and other liberal establishment figures. What I also want to show is that these efforts were not extraordinary: there was no shadowy conspiracy to intervene. Rather, each of these apparatuses functioned exactly as intended to in order to defend the existing capitalist order. By examining the response to the George Floyd Uprising, the left can gain a better understanding of just how difficult it will be to overthrow capitalism and the capitalist state and potentially avoid pitfalls in the future.”

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The cycle is repeating itself today because we ignored Malcolm's "Message to the Grassroots" and the hijacking of Ferguson,

"On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis Minnesota murdered George Floyd in cold blood. Responding to allegations of counterfeit money, police arrested Floyd, with one officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ultimately suffocating him. The killing was captured on video and quickly spread across the internet.

Protests soon followed. The first protest organized in Minneapolis was on May 26. By May 28 the protests had spread to the nearby cities of St Paul and Duluth with riots occurring in Minneaopolis that evening. Mostly notably, the third precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department was besieged and burned. Minnesota activated the National Guard on May 29 in response to the unrest.1 The American state’s disastrous response to COVID-19, massive unemployment, and indiscriminate police killings that disproportionately target people of colour provided the impetus for an enormous and unprecedented outpouring of rage; protests, many of them violently targeting the police, spread across the United States like wildfire.

While the initial uprising was ferocious in its explosive anger and militancy, within just three weeks the protests seem to have been channeled largely into the decidedly less militant demand of “Defund the police.” What happened? I largely agree with what Kandist Mallett wrote in a brilliant article in Teen Vogue, in which she argued that: “those in power…are working tirelessly to destroy this wave of unrest before it becomes a tsunami they cannot control.… They are trying to kill this movement.”2 The defanging of the George Floyd Uprising was not accidental but was rather a deliberate attempt on the part of the American ruling class to regain social control in the wake of the most militant protests in recent memory—and, as a movement, possibly the largest in U.S. history.

What I want to do in this article is to examine the dimensions of how this defanging took place: how, within the space of two weeks, we went from burning down a police station to making small budgetary demands. I argue that the massive effort to defang the George Floyd Uprising should be understood as a deliberate counter-insurgency operation, combining the (sometimes coordinated) efforts of: various police forces, the capitalist media, the American military, NGOs, the Democrats, both state and federal governments, and other liberal establishment figures. What I also want to show is that these efforts were not extraordinary: there was no shadowy conspiracy to intervene. Rather, each of these apparatuses functioned exactly as intended to in order to defend the existing capitalist order. By examining the response to the George Floyd Uprising, the left can gain a better understanding of just how difficult it will be to overthrow capitalism and the capitalist state and potentially avoid pitfalls in the future."

MR Online | Anatomy of a counter-insurgency

The defanging of the George Floyd Uprising was not accidental but was rather a deliberate attempt on the part of the American ruling class to regain social control in the wake of the largest and most…
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Another common question, “How did we go from ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ to black deaths, pain & suffering being exploited to fund lgbtq, immigration and feminist issues? <br><br>Netroots. This is where professional activists and paid protesters go to audition for Dem party, NPIC and special interest funders who set the agenda. This is the itinerary when Netroots came to town during Ferguson: Climate Messages, Wise Latinx, #blackwomenlead, Galvanizing forces in the disability and LGBTQ rights movements, Defeating Trump, How to make your content go viral, Refugee rights, Sexual assault in the progressive movement, Gays, God and Guns: where will the LGBTQ movement go from here, How centering black women’s experiences can move policy and shape culture, #blackqueermagic #transtruth, Oppositional Messaging: How to marginalize your opponents, Organizing with a gender frame, We’re here and we’re queer… and more. Our energy was diverted to push those agendas. <br><br>Nothing about Mike Brown, systemic racism in the region or anything that spoke to our issues or why we took to the streets. Don’t take my word, view the itinerary yourself.

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Another common question, "How did we go from 'Hands Up Don't Shoot' to black deaths, pain & suffering being exploited to fund lgbtq, immigration and feminist issues?

Netroots. This is where professional activists and paid protesters go to audition for Dem party, NPIC and special interest funders who set the agenda. This is the itinerary when Netroots came to town during Ferguson: Climate Messages, Wise Latinx, #blackwomenlead, Galvanizing forces in the disability and LGBTQ rights movements, Defeating Trump, How to make your content go viral, Refugee rights, Sexual assault in the progressive movement, Gays, God and Guns: where will the LGBTQ movement go from here, How centering black women's experiences can move policy and shape culture, #blackqueermagic #transtruth, Oppositional Messaging: How to marginalize your opponents, Organizing with a gender frame, We're here and we're queer... and more. Our energy was diverted to push those agendas.

Nothing about Mike Brown, systemic racism in the region or anything that spoke to our issues or why we took to the streets. Don't take my word, view the itinerary yourself.

NN16 – Netroots Nation

Netroots Nation events will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. If you’re new to Netroots Nation, you can get a sense of what the event looks like by checking out our schedule overview. Below you can view panels, training sessions, keynotes and oth...

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Photo – ***BLACK CELEBRITY VOICES WANTED***<br><br>Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Cal Brown and our foundation the Michael Brown Foundation /DBA/ Chosen For Change are fully aware of the current climate of our country and feel a deep responsibility to connect the most prominent black voices in Sports, Entertainment and the Boardrooms with the most neglected and forgotten voices of our Chosen Fathers. Black men are welcomed into this heartbreaking Chosen Fathers club of other grieving fathers that have lost a child to either police brutality of community violence.<br><br>Virtual Black Celebrity Fathers Panel – August 9th, 2020 Event Start Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM CST Live from your Home or Studio<br><br>Unable to attend on August 9th? Celebrities & Influencers can still send us a drop, a short video clip of support, and/or stand in solidarity by sharing our events.<br><br>To lock in your spot or for questions contact CFC’s PR/VP Jana M. Gamble 707.355.4483 PurposedProductions@gmail.com<br><br>#Ferguson #MikeBrown #Love #Family #blackouttuesday #Trending #stopracism #tuesday #change #Life #Freedom #follow #tbt #MichaelBrownSr #SayTheirNames<br><br>- The Michael Brown Chosen For Change Foundation

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***BLACK CELEBRITY VOICES WANTED***

Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Cal Brown and our foundation the Michael Brown Foundation /DBA/ Chosen For Change are fully aware of the current climate of our country and feel a deep responsibility to connect the most prominent black voices in Sports, Entertainment and the Boardrooms with the most neglected and forgotten voices of our Chosen Fathers. Black men are welcomed into this heartbreaking Chosen Fathers club of other grieving fathers that have lost a child to either police brutality of community violence.

Virtual Black Celebrity Fathers Panel - August 9th, 2020 Event Start Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST Live from your Home or Studio

Unable to attend on August 9th? Celebrities & Influencers can still send us a drop, a short video clip of support, and/or stand in solidarity by sharing our events.

To lock in your spot or for questions contact CFC's PR/VP Jana M. Gamble 707.355.4483 PurposedProductions@gmail.com

#Ferguson #MikeBrown #Love #Family #blackouttuesday #Trending #stopracism #tuesday #change #Life #Freedom #follow #tbt #MichaelBrownSr #SayTheirNames

- The Michael Brown Chosen For Change Foundation