How Did the PPD Infiltrate Protests? During the uprisings against racist police violence following the murder of George Floyd in June, 2020, the Department of Justice granted increased law enforcement capabilities to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This unconstitutional move drew immediate criticism from civil rights advocates and legislators who demanded its immediate reversal. […]
About Echo Alford
Echo is a revolutionary, parent, artist, and volunteer with the Philadelphia Liberation Center, with an extensive background in community activism and mutual aid. Forced to withdraw from the University of the Arts due to the harsh realities of capitalism, they developed a passion for connecting their work in the arts to building working class power in their community and helping to meet the needs of those left behind by the capitalist system.
Ben Miller and Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa have a vision for Philly: one where peach trees grow along Broad St., hungry people have access to free nutritious meals, immigrant and undocumented workers have good paying jobs and opportunities in the community, and where the people work collectively to make changes that help the […]
City residents shopping in Philadelphia’s food deserts face insurmountable and complex hurdles: proximity, affordability and quality. Food deserts, areas in which shoppers have limited access to healthy food, are created by the capitalist system when profit-motive compels private grocery store owners to center their businesses in high income areas, leaving residents in impoverished neighborhoods with […]