Why We Can't Breathehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4320
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/01/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20852
On police racism and violence against blacks.
"We Can't Breathe" is certainly about murderous police violence, but also so much more -- the entire matrix of structural racism in the United States economy and its gerrymandered, voter-suppressing political system. That's why the dying gasps of Eric Garner have become the banner of a new civil and human rights uprising, perhaps even more dramatically than "We Are the 99%" drove the Occupy movements spirit of protest against the financial gangsters.