We Need to Prepare for Ongoing Insurrectionary Violence and Address its Root Causes – by Maria J. Stephen for Waging Nonviolence
To prevent future far right violence, first we need accountability. Then we must build movements capable of transforming our social, political and economic systems.
Following the January 6th insurrectionary attack on the U.S. Capitol and on the country, the FBI has warned of violent actions being planned in all 50 states and D.C. nationwide next week. Last week’s assault which was incited by Donald Trump, enabled by GOP officials and members of Congress, planned on social media and buoyed by deeply entrenched white supremacy and Christian nationalism at the heart of our democratic dysfunctionality, were not attacks on any political party or ideology – they were attacks on all of us.