The Black Lives Matter Schism: Towards a Vision for Black Autonomy

Written by J. Northam [Black Autonomy Federation // twitter @BlackAutonomist] This article, originally published on counterpunch, was reprinted with permission from the Black Autonomy Federation and comrade Northam in the third issue of Filler, “Resisting Co-Optation: Perspectives on respectability, power disparities within movements, and the whitewashing of struggle.” The Black Lives Matter movement exhibited a schism…

Who’s Co-opting Whom?

An article from Filler  #3 by A. Sid [Filler Collective // Students for Justice in Palestine // Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition // Pgh Autonomous Student Network] For centuries, the American political system has served one primary function: to act as a safety valve for this nation’s most vital dissent. By funneling voters into one of two camps,…