“The prison, therefore, functions ideologically as an abstract site into which undesirables are deposited, relieving us of the responsibility of thinking about the real issues afflicting those communities from which prisoners are drawn in such disproportionate numbers. This is the ideological work that the prison performs—it relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.” Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? According to the Prison Policy Initiative, the American criminal justice system currently holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 80 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories. The disproportionate numbers of Black and brown people in prisons are evidence that the innately racist system is . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
“I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist racist capitalist dogs like Ronald Reagan, who come right out and let you know where they’re coming from. And on the opposite end, you have the left, who are supposed to be committed to justice, equality, and human rights. And somewhere between those two points is the liberal. As far as I’m concerned, ‘liberal’ is the most meaningless word in the dictionary. History has shown me that as long as some white middle-class people can live high on the hog, take vacations to Europe, send their children to private schools, and reap the benefits of their white skin privilege, then they are ‘liberal’. But when times get hard and money gets tight, they . . .
It is an uphill battle as a Black educator that has to deal with often white administrations and the frustrations of students. We have to do it anyway. Our youth deserve more and we damn sure must do all that is in our power to give it to them through quality education of our Black radical tradition. . . .
(Before I start any juicy story I always begin with that line. It feels like the ghetto oath of honesty) This article will accomplish two things. First, give y’all a behind the scenes play by play of what happened. Secondly, give a summation of the reaction that I received from the people. A few weeks ago, I went on The Jesse Peterson Show. Jesse Peterson is a vile neocolonial sellout that has received his claim to fame by relentlessly making unprincipled attacks on African and other colonized people. All while clamping his lips to the ass of white nationalist straight cis males. Jesse is a Black man in his 70’s with a career based on being an online troll. Like Kanye West, he believes he is doing something so much greater, unique, and radical than any other Black person. Instead of acknowledging that oppressed people must have an oppressor, they . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
While many inside the party branded themselves “the resistance”, there were obvious disagreements on actually resisting. What Waters was (and still is) calling for is a complete removal from office, while Pelosi wanted to use “other alternatives” like subpoenas. At the time, many of the cowards democrats believed an impeachment inquiry would set a bad precedent in the future for Congress. After “The Mueller Report” ended up being the disappointment “the radical left” knew it would be, democrats seemingly went on with business as usual. hat was until whispers of a “troubling” phone call between Trump and another country’s leader made its rounds. . . .
“Wilding” is a term that entered the American mainstream lexicon at the height of the crack/fast money era of the 1980s. Essentially, there was a fear of large groups of New Afrikan/Latino youth forming “wolf packs” of at least 5 people and beating the shit out of anything white and rich. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the bourgeois settler press was covered with accounts of supposed wilding incidents that ended up with stores being smashed and people beaten up and gang robbed. The most egregious incident was the frame-up of the Central Park 5 (in which Donald Trump played a major role), in which a 28 year old colonizer investment banker was supposedly gang raped nearly to death. The 5 were eventually exonerated and reached a $40 million dollar settlement. By and large, the “wilding” trend was a myth that arose as a result of the Central Park . . .