Devastating video after the mid-June verdict in the trial of Philando Castile's executioner, impeaches police claims and calls attention the the continuing need for all sections of the progressive social change movement to embrace the cause of the Movement for Black Lives. In her Welcome to the Revolution interlude spurred by the earlier case of Ferguson, Jamala Rogers both recognizes the challenges in building the movement and yet finds room for optimism: "In a post-Ferguson era, there have been genuine efforts by the social justice movements to deepen their understanding of this period and to construct a protracted, organized response that leads to victories for our people. This process is made more challenging due to the high levels of individualism and confusion that consume our movement spaces. In spite of this, what I see emerging is the collective will to forge a disciplined, highly-organized resistance to a sophisticated, well-financed assault (literally and figuratively) on the US working class."
Photo: LONDON, UK - JULY 9 2016: Protestors at Windrush Square as they prepare to march in Brixton for a solidarity march following the shooting of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by poilice in the USA; Editorial credit: David Mbiyu / Shutterstock.com