END THE US POLICE STATE
ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, A MASS CITIZEN MOVEMENT IS RISING IN DEFIANCE OF POLICE BRUTALITY
A legacy of violent oppression, militarisation, corruption and white supremacy defines the modern US police force. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, protests have gathered strength and now sweep through major cities, not only in the USA but in demonstrations of solidarity around the world.
Law enforcement response has been disproportionate and brutal. In the age of the internet there is no hiding it. Peaceful protesters have been attacked with clubs, tear gas, and projectiles fired at point blank range. Clearly identified medics and journalists have been violently targeted, and police have even fired upon non-participating citizens inside their homes.
On May 31st, US President Donald Trump stated his intent to designate ‘antifa‘ – in other words, any activist opposing fascism – as a terrorist organisation. As military personnel join police on the streets, there can be no clearer signal that this administration now operates an openly fascist regime.
The time is now
Pencils in the Margin is connecting artists, writers and other creators with bail funds, activists, and community organisations who work tirelessly on behalf of protesters on the ground and the BIPOC people and businesses disproportionately targeted by a violent, out of control police force.
You donate your money, we donate our time. Simply follow direct links from our curated list of fundraisers and send your donation receipts to the artists who have ‘adopted’ them.