Meaning of Rebellion Sparked by Police Lynching of George Floyd

Former Vermont State Rep. Kiah Morris, a leader on issues of diversity, equity, and leadership, now Rights & Democracy's  Movement Politics Director, addresses the Meaning of the Nationwide Uprising Sparked by the Police Lynching of George Floyd and our tasks in Vermont. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, and Assistant Professor of Princeton's African American Studies program puts the multiracial Rebellion in the context of the deepening economic crisis for working class people hit with spiraling unemployment, food insecurity and looming economic ruin. Ashley Smith, Vermont DSA activist and managing editor of Spectre magazine, links the mass uprising to our fight against austerity. Alex Vitale, who runs the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and is the author of The End of Policing explains Why the Answer to Police Violence is not 'Reform'It's Defunding