Posts Tagged ‘ violence ’

Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. escorted by police officers as he is taken into a hearing on a charge of probation violation following his arrest for assisting a student sit-in demonstration in 1960. Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images

What if nonviolence wasn’t an inhuman standard demanded of the powerless, but an ethic upon which we reimagined the state?

Source: Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

Read Lightfoot’s Full Statement Condemning Violent Chicago Protests, Enacting Curfew – NBC Chicago

Peaceful protests Saturday in Chicago over the death of George Floyd escalated into chaos in some cases, with groups of protesters breaking downtown storefront windows, setting fires and damaging cars. Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded with a 9 p.m. curfew for the city and a strong message for those “who came to today’s protest armed for all-out battle.”

Source: Read Lightfoot’s Full Statement Condemning Violent Chicago Protests, Enacting Curfew – NBC Chicago

Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic

Hi. I wanted to take today to compile a sampling of what black people (along with a few immigrant and other PoC voices) are saying about the recent murders by police of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the threatening of Christian Cooper with police violence by a white woman, the protests in Minneapolis & other places, and the unequal impact of the pandemic on communities of color, as well as what black voices have said in the past about similar incidents & situations. This is not an exhaustive list of reaction & commentary — it’s just a sample. I’m not going to add anything to these voices, but I will share a few resources at the end of the post.

Please put your urge to judge on the shelf for a minute and just listen to your fellow human beings in all of their raw, righteous, and furious anger. I am trying to listen. Is America finally ready to listen? Are you ready?

Source: Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic

Fighting hate, as Bobby Kennedy would have – New York Daily News

In this file photo, Senator Robert Kennedy speaking at an election rally in 1968. (Harry Benson/Getty Images)

In a speech he gave in the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, Robert F. Kennedy, my father, asked that we “dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”

Source: Fighting hate, as Bobby Kennedy would have – New York Daily News

Transforming Public Policy – Marianne Williamson – YouTube

The Curdling of American Masculinity in University Frats

Image courtesy the artist

For seven years, Andrew Moisey documented the debauchery of university fraternities. His photographs evince an unsettling ritual of malevolent machismo.

Source: The Curdling of American Masculinity in University Frats

Opinion | Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right – The New York Times

That the Senate Judiciary Committee still lacks a protocol for vetting sexual harassment and assault claims that surface during a confirmation hearing suggests that the committee has learned little from the Thomas hearing, much less the more recent #MeToo movement.
                                                                           – Anita Hill

Histories of Violence: Affect, Power, Violence — The Political Is Not Personal Brad Evans interviews Brian Massumi

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Brian Massumi

Massumi Interview on Violence | LA Review of Books

3. #16 | resistance poems | Verse

A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map. It takes
Time, lots of people’s time, to organize
The world this way. & violence. It takes more
Violence. Violence no one can confuse for
Anything but violence. So much violence
Changes relationships, births a people
They can reason with. These people are not
Us. They underestimate the violence.
It’s been awhile. We are who we are
To them, even when we don’t know who we
Are to each other & culture is a
Record of us figuring that out.

Source: 3. #16 | resistance poems | Verse

Art in a Time of Atrocity – The New York Times