Why We Can't Breathe

Date Written:  2015-01-01
Publisher:  Against the Current
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20852

On police racism and violence against blacks.



"We Can't Breathe" is certainly about murderous police violence, but also so much more -- the entire matrix of structural racism in the United States economy and its gerrymandered, voter-suppressing political system. That's why the dying gasps of Eric Garner have become the banner of a new civil and human rights uprising, perhaps even more dramatically than "We Are the 99%" drove the Occupy movement’s spirit of protest against the financial gangsters.
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