For the past week, Nigerian youth have been hitting the street to demand #EndSARS. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad Policing Unit (SARS) was created in 1992 to “stop crime”, specifically armed robbery and kidnapping which was a growing concern in the 1990s and 2000s. Armed robbery and kidnapping mainly targeted rich and middle-class Nigerians who have seen massive increases in wealth in the last few decades. However, like many policing squads, SARS is a largely unchecked unit that has been targeted young people based on their appearance of tattoos, earrings, iPhones, and cars utilizing that as evidence of fraud, scamming and . . .
Speech by Gazi Kodzo, Commander in Chief of the Black Hammer Organization. Delivered at Rally #14 on August 25, 2020. Those of us in the hood are the true proletariat. We the Colonized poor and working class people who the whole system depends on, which means we can do anything. On the other hand, there are “leftists” who read things like Settlers and Marx think that because they can speak fancy about the experiences of colonialism, and it means something. But they can speak until their tongue falls off and it won’t move the struggle forward a single inch. The . . .
At the beginning of this year, BBC World Histories Magazine asked historians to nominate the ‘greatest leader’ –someone who exercised power and had a positive impact on humanity – and to explore their achievements and legacy. More than 5,000 readers voted, and in second place, with 25 per cent of the vote is Amilcar Cabral, who as head of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), led his country to independence. What made Cabral great? Why must those who struggle for Pan-Africanism know and understand this man’s life, work and legacy? Let’s examine his contributions. . . .
The Reedus (Russian News Outlet) correspondent managed to talk to the head of one of the organizations participating in the Black Liberation movement. Commander-In-Chief of the Black Hammer Organization, Gazi Kodzo. This is an English translation of the interview. Reedus: Tell us about yourself and your organization. GK: My name is Gazi Kodzo. I am Commander-in-Chief of Black Hammer. The Black Hammer is an anti-colonial mass organization. Our organization consists only of Colonized people, non-white people: they are all either Poor or Proletarian. We allow whites to Pay Reparations to our organization and volunteer, but they cannot attend our meetings, . . .
Community Control for who? We still have too many hierarchies and contradictions within the Black community to ensure a subset of people with police power would not replicate the same violent institution power. The problem with policing is not who controls it or who can enforce its protocols. The problem with policing is that policing is inherently violent and always patriarchal. Campaigns like #sayhername (though co-opted/erased/reduced to now include #sayhisname) was a recognition that non-cishet men experience police violence. The violence may not be out in the open or in the streets, recording on a cell phone, or public in . . .
This week, to commemorate one year of the Hood Communist blog, the editors sit down and discuss the reason they decided to create the blog and where they see the revolutionary potential of Africans in the US today. Check it out below. Learn more about our organizations All African People’s Revolutionary Party Black Alliance for Peace Black Hammer Ujima People’s Progress Party . . .
Our obsession with electoralism is a masochistic love affair with the machine that’s set to kill us. And no matter how much people claim “we can do both”, history shows us that until we prioritize organizing ourselves, we will continue to rely on presidential elections to address the societal problems that it has proven to be unequipped to fix. . . .
In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful I seek Allah’s protection from Satan, the rejected. I ask Allah to guide my heart and to guide my tongue. I seek refuge in Allah from misleading and being misled, from betraying and being betrayed into ignorance by others. I wrote this ‘zine to help other student organizers across the globe. Now and in the past, everyday people have been sufferers of colonization, racism and various forms of feudalism. As for my race, the Black race, I am concerned particularly of our comprehension of this oppression. Too often do I see . . .