The Angry Workers of the World collective (AWW) recently set out some thoughts on the legacy of the 1970s US-based group, Sojourner Truth Organisation (STO). I’d recommend reading their piece even if you don’t know the STO from a hole in the ground, because their thoughts on racial/national division and the material factors that produce “bad ideas” are really useful for anyone trying to get to grips with the situation we face at the moment.
Here are a few further notes on some of the points they raise:
One point that the AWW make is that “the major movements in the US have largely been by black Americans protesting against cop/state violence whereas protests, riots and demonstrations over here have not had ‘race’ explicitly as their focus… In recent years, street movements and violence against the cops/state in many European cities have been more explicitly a reaction to nose-diving…
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