ON NOT “TAKING THE BAIT”


This piece was written around the recent community counter-protest against the KKK in my current hometown of Charlottesville, VA. For a little more context, see the links below. (Photos by Ézé Amos) *************** Several folks are noting the questionable allegations several City officials are making to justify the police’s violence towards a massive nonviolent community […]

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THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: Part 4 in a Four-Part Series


THE “TYRANNY OF CIVILITY”: Part Four in A Four-Part Series NOTE: This series of essays are focused primarily on the use of “civility” as a social/cultural norm in the context of nonviolent revolutionary struggles in the U.S. I’m not interested in discussing the “merits” of revolutionary nonviolence vs. other forms of struggle for liberation and […]

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THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: Part 3 in a Four-Part Series


NOTE: This series of essays are focused primarily on the use of “civility” as a social/cultural norm in the context of nonviolent revolutionary struggles in the U.S.  I’m not interested in discussing the “merits” of revolutionary nonviolence vs. other forms of struggle for liberation and survival that might not easily wear that label in this […]

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THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: Part 2 in a Four-Part Series


THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: Part 2 in a Four-Part Series NOTE: This series of essays are focused primarily on the use of “civility” as a social/cultural norm in the context of nonviolent revolutionary struggles in the U.S. I’m not interested in discussing the “merits” of revolutionary nonviolence vs. other forms of struggle for liberation and […]

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THE TYRANNY of CIVILITY – Part One in a Four-Part Series


Image courtesy of Wikicommons THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: PART 1 in A Four-Part Series NOTE: This series of essays are focused primarily on the use of “civility” as a social/cultural norm in the context of nonviolent revolutionary struggles in the U.S. I’m not interested in discussing the “merits” of revolutionary nonviolence vs. other forms of […]

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