A Reviler Statement On The Ongoing Protests Against Police Brutality
Hello Reviler community:
We here at Reviler have always believed that #BlackLivesMatter. We were outraged at the murder of #GeorgeFloyd, the latest in a long line of killings of unarmed black Minnesotans at the hands of the police. These last few weeks have been incredibly hard for the Twin Cities’ community, especially those who for years have had to watch their families, friends, and community members unfairly targeted while the world remains silent. The world isn’t silent anymore, and we’re going through the painful birth pangs of what is hopefully the catalyst for necessary and positive change. Now is the time for all of us to step up or get out of the way. If you aren’t working to abolish white supremacy and police brutality, you can kindly go fuck off and we’d prefer to not have you as a reader.
It seems kind of trivial in times like these, but we’ll be trying to get back to regularly reviewing music this week. Music has always been an important part of revolutions. There is music for smashing oppression, for ending the patriarchy, for organizing a neighborhood, or healing wounds. If you’ve got music, especially created during this uprising, we’d love to hear what you have been working on! As always we love to focus on local artists as much as possible. To those out in the streets fighting for real change, keep up the struggle. In solidarity.
— Team Reviler