“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 . . .
Socialism is the dictatorship of the proletariat. There can be no other definition. It is not the ownership of property by the state, or social welfare programs, or “lifting people out of poverty”, it is a class dictatorship that consciously and actively transitions towards Communism. If you are not on the Communist road, you are on the capitalist road. Socialism is the long period that is characterized by the active and conscious replacing of old capitalist things with new socialist things, and the defense of these new socialist things. Socialism is the period during which class struggle continues, and when the danger of capitalist restoration is still real. In a 1972 Peking Review article, Chi Ping wrote: “In 1957, Chairman Mao pointed out: “The class enemies will invariably seek opportunities to assert themselves. They will not resign themselves to the loss of state power and of their property. However much . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
By: Erica Caines and Christopher Winston Last Thursday, US Rep Fredricka Wilson (D- Miami) organized a roundtable discussion between US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and some of South Florida’s most prominent Haitian Americans. In the meeting, Haitain Americans reps minced no words when addressing Pelosi over the current situation in Haiti— The US needs to stop meddling in Haiti’s internal affairs. “The people of Haiti are saying, ‘My goodness, let us govern ourselves. Let us find our own path… just support us,’” said Gepsie Metellus, the executive director of the social services program, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center. “What do people want to see? They want to see the United States ask, ‘What do you want and how can we help you get it?’ We don’t want the United States or Canada or France or the rest of our friends dictating. We don’t want to be dictated to.” While . . .
“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 . . .
Progressive community activist Tyrone Muhammad was arrested on September 3, 2019 after smashing the windows of a nail salon in a majority New Afrikan neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. This was in response to a Black customer, Charmaine Jones, being denied service and then physically attacked by a nail technician after being told that “she changes her mind too much”. Tyrone Muhammad, a local community organizer and activist, showed up the day after seeking answers on behalf of Ms. Jones. He had routinely engaged in discussion with the owner of this salon, all to no avail in regards to the treatment of the nearly all New Afrikan customer base. Muhammad was recorded smashing the windows of the salon with bricks. A customer at the salon called the police and he was arrested for misdemeanor property damage. The contradictions between non New Afrikan owners and New Afrikan customers at such establishments as nail . . .
Nobody wants to be a slave. An enslaved person takes every measure within their capacity to snatch small sips of freedom. These sips transform into gulps which transform into entire pitchers and carafes of that sweet succor disappearing down the throats of millions who have nothing to lose. A prisoner malingering in their cell transforms into a prisoner going on a work strike which eventually transforms into throwing a correctional officer off a tier. Many people think that enslaved Africans idly sat and waited for a John Brown, or an Abraham Lincoln, or a Union Army to liberate them. Just as now many supposed revolutionaries think that all black people need is a small cadre of white intellectuals to form some “vanguard party” to engage in opportunism and treachery until the conditions for some coup are right, then we will all fall for their bold but weak words and fall . . .
Eldridge Cleaver: “The fact is, there’s a split in the party. The right wing has seized the reins of leadership and put a muzzle on the Panther. The vanguard party has become a breakfast-for-children club.” Was he serious? Was he constructing another of his well known grand metaphors, a bizarre one? Like me, the others were stilled by incredulity, their pens frozen over the note pads they held. “But I represent the left wing of the party,” he proclaimed, “the International Section, headquartered in Algiers. We’re saying it’s time to clip the right wing operating out of national headquarters, dominated by the reformist David Hilliard and his nepotistic hierarchy, which includes his reactionary brother, June, and his silly wife, Pat.” I could hardly think, much less respond. It was impossible to believe what I was hearing. “Babylon is quiet. Pigs are comfortable. Why? Because the vanguard is cooking fucking breakfasts . . .