The editorial staff of Hood Communist unite around the following principles of unity for all writing published on this site.
Hood Communist identifies the poor Black/African working class as the main social force of African Liberation. As internationalists, we understand the role capitalism, as a competitive socioeconomic system based on the private ownership of the means of production (i.e. machines, tools, factories, etc.), distribution (trucks, trains, planes, stores, etc.), and exchange (banks, stocks, etc.) by capitalists who exploit workers, has had and it’s specific effect on African people worldwide.
With the understanding that imperialism is the highest form of capitalism and neo-colonialism is imperialism in its final stage, we stand united with the African people of the world.
Hood Communist understands that imperialism is the highest stage in the development of capitalism where a nation (or conglomerate of nations like the European Union and NATO) dominates other nations either by territorial acquisition (colonies) or the establishment of economic and political hegemony over them. It is a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force for profit in order to ensure a continual flow of raw materials, essential resources and cheap exports.
Hood Communist stands against colonialism, an institution that requires violence or the threat of violence to attain its goals. The process of settler-colonialism is inherently genocidal because the colonial power attempts to replace the indigenous peoples of a land with individuals from the colonial mother country. Decolonization is the revolutionary process of overthrowing colonial rule and returning an exploited people to their rightful place in history. We uphold the right of all oppressed and colonized peoples to struggle for decolonization and national liberation by any means necessary.
Self-Determination and Right to Self-Defense
Hood Communist supports African people’s struggles for national liberation and self-determination. While committed to peace, we are not pacifists. To paraphrase revolutionary ancestor Fred Hampton, we believe in peace and we are willing to fight for it. We understand there can be no peace without justice and we stand in solidarity with all peoples and nations who strive to liberate themselves from oppressive systems by any means necessary.
Hood Communist stands against patriarchal power as a form of top-down, leader-centered, undemocratic, and dominating power. Patriarchy is a system of male, heterosexual domination often characterized by violence. Patriarchy requires male dominance and hetero-sexism as a norm, which produces systems of oppression against those with different genders and sexual orientations (as well as social prejudices against people with disabilities).
Hood Communist stands against all forms of repression and exploitation including the existence of jails with the understanding that the Prison Industrial Complex is innately racist and targets the poor African working class, specifically and colonized and poor peoples generally.