Rethinking police reform and abolition in the wake of Uvalde
When we focus the argument on police incompetence in an active shooter situation, we drag out the weighty implication that even the police force of a small city like Uvalde should be expected to perform what amounts to urban warfare at a moment’s notice. This is not a desirable outcome. Instead we need to see and present the bare fact that we cannot police ourselves out of discord and violence.
The shape of cyberpunk to come
Cyberpunk 2077 may have squandered an opportunity to provoke thought, but cyberpunk never had the power to save us. A slick, shiny new computer game is no replacement for supporting your community, organizing in your workplaces and challenging the powers of capital wherever they rear their heads. Power stays with us as long as we have the strength, will and vision to use it.