“Bobby Seale is going through all types of physical and mental torture. But that’s alright because we said even before this happened, and we’re going to say it after this and after I’m locked up and after everybody’s locked up, that you can jail revolutionaries, but you can’t jail the revolution. You might run a liberator like Eldridge Cleaver out of the country, but you can’t run liberation out of the country. You might murder a freedom fighter like Bobby Hutton, but you can’t murder freedom fighting, and if you do, you’ll come up with answers that don’t answer, explanations that don’t explain, you’ll come up with conclusions that don’t conclude, and you’ll come up with people that you thought should be acting like pigs that’s acting like people and moving on pigs. And that’s what we’ve got to do. So we’re going to see about Bobby regardless of what . . .
By Da’Shaun Harrison originally published with Wear Your Voice Magazine In October of 2015, I was one of nine Atlanta University Center (AUC) students to protest then-presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton. We were among the first to ever protest Clinton on her campaign trail, and were the largest group to ever do so, which shifted the national conversation around her relationship to Black voters and her complicity in the murders and incarceration of Black folks around the globe—both as a senator and as Secretary of State. Everything we planned logistically was amended the moment we stepped foot in Clark Atlanta University’s gymnasium. Originally part of a VIP list, we hung backstage with various notable Black celebrities with the understanding that we would be able to sit down with Clinton before the rally. That sit down never happened. However, Clinton did take the time to greet and take pictures with every prop—whereby . . .
The middle class is the ultimate social construct. What we in the US have been told, in regards to the middle class, is that it is the class between the working classes and the upper classes. The average person in the US has accepted that definition, a definition that is based on income. But that is only part of the definition. It is not even a necessary part of the definition. The most important characteristic of the US middle class is whiteness. The middle-class dream in the US is that you can be not that smart, not that competitive, but somewhat competent and get a house, a car, a spouse, and 2.5 children. It is your birthright, that you should not have to fight for. It is a class of complacency and mediocrity. It is a protected class for whiteness. It is a protected buffer, that will not allow you . . .
There was no war bloodier or more destructive in the history of mankind than World World One. So, on June 4th, 1926, following many nations agreeing that such devastation can never happen again, the United States Congress passed a resolution establishing November 11th as Armistice Day. The intent of Armistice Day was to highlight the “day the fighting stopped” (in 1918) and, as President Calvin Coolridge stated in his Proclamation, to “commemorate with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through goodwill and mutual understanding between nations”. However, following World War II, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a Proclamation that changed the designation of November 11th from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Eisenhower said: “I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954, as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly . . .
Does gentrification hit differently when it’s a Nupe that pushes you out of your neighborhood? Or do the Somali teenagers dodging hellfire missiles after they’ve been declared terrorists for falling into the wrong gender and age brackets in the wrong country at the wrong time feel the #BlackGirlMagic when the dev-ops engineer that keeps the Pentagon’s drone infrastructure humming on AWS is an African woman? Put another way – are African people who are able to find professional and material success within the genocidal global system of capitalism individual examples of what we as a people should aspire to? Do their contradictions weigh less than their representation? And does that representation count as a real contribution toward our struggle for liberation? Afrotech is those contradictions made flesh and an interesting jumping-off point for considering those questions. AfroTech is just what it sounds like: a gathering of Africans in the tech . . .
As readers may know, I have been a supporter, propagandist and active participant in the For the People movement since its inception. I am but one of many comrades who have dedicated our lives to building a broad movement of working class and nationally oppressed people to finally take down capitalism-imperialism once and for all. One of the requirements for such a movement is the development of alternative infrastructure for the inevitability of services and food transport being disrupted in a revolutionary situation. The line of march for the revolution to destroy the United States is the construction and conquest of urban bases and FTP organizations under the leadership of the MCP-OC (Maoist Communist Party – Organizing Committee) are a key part of this task. Skill shares, food shares, and urban agriculture are part and parcel of this strategy. So, when our community garden was attacked by settler dogmatists calling . . .
By: Danielle Butler In response to mounting criticism over being seen at a Dallas Cowboys game sitting alongside former President George W. Bush, daytime talk show juggernaut Ellen DeGeneres defended her friendship with Bush in a 4 minute monologue on her show directed at the wave of disapproval expressed on Twitter. Staring earnestly into the camera, DeGeneres asserted “Here’s the thing. I’m friends with George Bush” she said, “In fact I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have.” After citing an example of her being able to befriend people who wear fur, while being vegan she continued, “When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone.” Met with a predictable thunderous applause from her cheering audience, and tweets from approving fans who exclaimed that . . .
The recent debacle in regards to the Amber Guyger case teaches many lessons that must be consistently pounded into the heads of those who claim to work for a better world. For those who are for whatever reason unaware of who Amber Guyger is, she is the white former police officer who was found guilty this week of murdering Botham Jean, her Black neighbor, in Dallas, Texas. Guyger illegally entered Jean’s apartment, falsely claiming it as her own, and then proceeded to gun the man down in cold blood and then deny him adequate first aid in line with her police training. The inflammatory texts that were recently released demonstrate that this was the deed of a twisted mind that simply could not wait to take a black life. Essentially, all of the evidence was stacked against her and no jury in their right mind would call this anything short . . .
Greta Thunberg is a Drug and You’re a Dope-Head This article is written with an agenda to destroy the ability for anyone to trick you into forgetting who you are and who the enemy is. This is beyond Greta, so I have tricked you. See how easy that was? So, if my junior college drop-out self can trick you so easily, what do you think about a 600 year old system that is birthed and sustained from tricking you? |And, probably tricks you a whole lot better than me!? It knows you–no, it knows us–better than we know ourselves. In the efforts to stop producing a relationship through tricking Black people and cause I don’t want to act like my colonizer, at the end of the article I will lay out specifically Greta for your entertainment and you can watch this child abuse that I will show is really defending . . .
SPRINGFIELD, VA: Twelve year old New Afrikan sixth grader Amari Allen was the victim of a brutal assault by several male colonizer youth during recess Monday. They called her dreadlocks “nappy” and “ugly”, pinned her to a slide on the playground at Immanuel Christian School, and began hacking at her natural hair with scissors. Ms. Allen’s parents were initially told by the school administration to simply “pray on it”, but now they claim to be working with the colonizer police to deliver what will no doubt be yet another miscarriage of justice now that this news has hit the block and our people are moving, discussing, and investigating ourselves, colonizer justice and processes be damned. Let’s not be mistaken, there will be recompense and justice extracted by the people themselves. There is nothing coming to us from the enemy’s courts or injustice system. Get that foolish notion out of your . . .