Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives today as they release “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, & Justice”.
This document does more than encourage us to fight for radical transformation. It recognizes that not all of our collective needs and visions can be translated into policy, but policy change is one of many tactics necessary to move us towards the world we envision. Great job to these brilliant thinkers and doers.
“A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, & Justice presents an agenda that clearly defines policies, organizing tactics and resources to advance Black liberation. The platform includes a set of 40 comprehensive and visionary policy demands that extend beyond the police killing of our people. The platform reflects the Movement for Black Lives’ determination to address state violence that appears in many forms from failing schools that criminalize our children to the poisoning of our water. We believe that together we can end the war on black people, repair harm that has exploited and killed Black people, rethink our investments, and attain the political and economic power necessary to determine our own destiny.