John Knefel describes the growing unrest and the cycle triggered by an escalation of Trump’s fascistic tactics in Portland and elsewhere. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
John Knefel explains the failure behind attempts to deradicalize activists’ efforts to abolish the police.
Atlanta police kill Rayshard Brooks, Mariame Kaba calls to abolish the police in the New York Times, and an activist is found dead after posting about her sexual assault. photo courtesy of John Knefel
John Knefel addresses the notion that police work is purely beneficial to citizens.
Democrats fear “radical” phrasing even if it’s the best chance for real reform.
John Knefel shares his thoughts on why defunding the police is the only solution to ending police violence.

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