Looting is wealth re-distribution

Looting is wealth re-distribution

From Covid-19 Chronicles by Peter Gelderloos (video)

Are riots a gift to the right? Should property destruction be condemned by social movement leaders? OR is non-violence based on a falsified histories of struggle? Are riots the language of the unheard?

Peter Gelderloos, author of "How Nonviolence protects the state" spoke to me earlier on today about all this.

You can check out Peter's book here: https://www.akpress.org/how-nonviolen...

As part of the covid19 chronicles: https://www.facebook.com/cov19chronic...

Website: https://cov19chronicle.com/

Illustrations by Maya Mihindou: https://www.facebook.com/mihindoumaya/

With the support of the Guerrilla Foundation: https://guerrillafoundation.org/

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For those of you who may want to replay that part out of context for a meme or chuckle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVfewOuJBh0&t=18m28s

But more importantly, what was said just preceding that was:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVfewOuJBh0&t=17m2os
"Let me just be direct for a moment. If you're tuning in at a protest after police have just murdered a black person and you spend time worrying about how some of these folks are smashing a store or taking T.V.'s out of a store, you are a racist. It's very very clear. On the one hand we have more than a thousand people, disproportionately people of color, murdered by police and on the other hand we have broken glass and stolen clothes or stolen televisions. If you even just dedicate a minute to talking about you know "Oh what a tragedy that this glass is getting broken or these televisions are getting stolen", you're putting inanimate property in a more important place or even in an equivalent plane as all these murdered black and other racialized people. That is a racist position. I think we should not have tolerance for those kinds of moral equivalences.

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