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Community Control of the Police – and a Whole Lot More

By: 
Glen Ford

Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable.

GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS: POLICE ESCALATING VIOLENCE ACROSS THE US

By: 
Alan Macleod

While some in media have condemned the protests as violent “looters” imposing “tyranny” upon the country, much of the violence is being deliberately instigated and propagated by an out of control police force that appears to have gone berserk over the widespread public challenge to their authority and their impunity to act as they wish.

Back to basics: A critical balance sheet of the Bernie Sanders campaign

By: 
Peter Solenberger

<p>The 2020 Sanders campaign was once again an electoral campaign in the Democratic Party. Its platform was the New Deal, the old-time religion of the party, updated to the 21st century on matters of race, gender and the environment.</p><p>Articles in DSA publications and Jacobin describe the campaign as &ldquo;socialist.&rdquo; For example, the April 9 DSA leadership statement&nbsp;<a href="https://www.dsausa.org/statements/socialism-is-the-best-path-forward/">S... is the Best Path Forward</a>, issued immediately after Sanders dropped out and endorsed Joe Biden, describes it as &ldquo;the most successful socialist electoral campaign in U.S. history.&rdquo;</p>

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