Militants vow further action.
Three of Madison’s most militant, anti-police groups plan to meet at noon today (06-01-2020) at Madison police headquarters, 211 S. Carroll Street. Those organizations are Bianca Gomez’ Freedom, Inc., which has shut down the Madison school board, Brandi Grayson’s Urban Triage Inc., and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.
‘Our organizations will not denounce any Black person’s display of grief and/or rage. All actions against racist state violence are justified.’
The three groups issued a statement that seems to justify the vandalism, burning and looting that occurred the past two nights on Madison. It reads, in part:
“We … will continue to demand: defund the police, reparations for all Black people, release all incarcerated Black people from jail, get cops out of schools, and community control over the police.
“Five years ago, when we protested for Tony Robinson, these same acts were not considered peaceful. We marched, we chanted, and we stood on the Capitol steps. We chained ourselves to the doors of the jail, in demonstration of our rage, of our hurt, and our pain. We were called thugs and violent antagonizers — leading to the arrest of several Black leaders and demonstrators.
“Now, the anti-black media, elected officials, and some community leaders are using the events of last night to divide our community; to criminalize Black youth while holding us as the example of a “peaceful” protest. This is indicative of the insidious nature of white supremacist patriarchal capitalism. … this is one of the many ways white supremacist patriarchal capitalism is perpetuated by progressive liberal cities like Madison, WI …
“Peace comes when we end poverty and capitalism. Peace comes when we end violence of ALL forms against Black women, girls, boys, men and LGBTQ+ folx. Peace comes when our children can be academically fulfilled. Peace comes when cops are out of schools. Peace comes when the jails are empty. … Peace comes when white supremacist patriarchal capitalism is no more. …
“Our organizations will not denounce any Black person’s display of grief and/or rage. All actions against racist state violence are justified and we will not minimize these contributions to liberation.“
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The notion that conservative Trump supporters are stoking the chaos is a typical Marxist disinformation tactic.