Forty years ago on November 3, 1979, five comrades from the Communist Workers’ Party (previously known as Workers’ Viewpoint Organization) went out to demonstrate against the Ku Klux Klan at Greensboro, North Carolina. They would never return home again. César Cauce was a Cuban who graduated with highest honors from Duke University. James Waller was a member of the Central Committee of the CWP, a physician who left his practice to serve the people. Sandra Neely Smith, the only New Afrikan victim, was a well known Civil Rights organizer and founder of the Youth Organization for Black Unity. Michael Nathan was chief of pediatrics at Lincoln Community Health Center, a revolutionary physician, and extremely active in organizing medical support for revolutionaries in Zimbabwe (aka “Rhodesia”) who were fighting the fascist, settler colonial regime of Ian Smith. William Sampson was president of White Oak Organizing Committee and a graduate of Harvard . . .
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 . . .