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September 1, 2020

Brief examples from Minneapolis' Whittier neighborhood of the upswell of organized people

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Conversations during and after the Uprising led to people forming up a Whittier copwatch. In that copwatch, connections were made which helped workers get in touch with union organizers and tenants to revive tenant organizing committees and more.

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July 28, 2020

Don't Repeat Police Narratives Trying to Discount and Disrupt Working Class Rebellion

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Please be very suspicious of today’s police strategic leak around the investigation of “Umbrella man” who broke windows at the E. Lake St Autozone during the Minneapolis Uprising.

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1934 Minneapolis Truckers' Strikes

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In 1934, strikes by Minneapolis truckers broke the capitalist's anti-union stronghold— at the cost of worker bloodshed.

July 23, 2020

Abolition of the Police, Part 5: Longtime activist groups shamefully opposing abolitionist movement

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Ever since the Minneapolis Uprising, different police brutality groups have been grappling with how to deal with the mass popularity of the “Abolish the Police” demand - and the shocking maneuver of the City Council to at least pay lip service to this demand.

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July 20, 2020

Minneapolis Police Department violently holding down the working class— 1934 July 20

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On this date in 1934 the Minneapolis Police opened fire on strikers in the warehouse district, shooting 67 picketers and killing two men – a Teamster and an unemployed supporter.

June 9, 2020

A brief assessment at the first lull in the uprising

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Here in Minneapolis, we are in the first "trough" of the wave of the uprising. MAJOR concessions have been granted by institutions cutting ties with the MPD and the City Council (including members who have been consistently obstructionist to the movement against policing) announcing a plan for abolishing the MPD.