For my own sanity and overall well-being, I will not be returning to Hobart and William Smith Colleges this fall as an enrolled student. I have not absolved myself from accountability. By providing context for my actions, I seek to expand the scope of what needs to be accounted for. It had only taken me half of my first semester to learn that racism at HWS was silent and coded most of the time and grotesquely blatant at other times. During that semester, I was confronted by peers with similar critiques of the institution who wanted to speak out against the inequities they themselves had experienced but requested assistance with language. I suggested the name We, The Unheard for our demonstration, wanting to convey the urgency of being made to feel nearly voiceless and to make an attempt to establish (what would be hundreds of) demonstrators as a diverse community . . .
Yes, it is economics, you’re right, but in the US how they are able to get you to vote against yourself is racism (well white people). After the Civil Rights’ Movement Black and Latino people started making real progress in higher education. From 1970 to 1980 college graduation rates for both groups almost doubled. Enrollment peaked in 1980 and then began to fall. During the mid 1980s, there was a huge decrease in federal dollars utilized to support college students. This was a 180 degree change in policy when compared to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s and the govt provided financial assistance (meaning tuition wasn’t a mortgage payment, because the feds thought it was worth subsidizing) to anyone who wanted to go to college, so what happened?! In 1980 Reagan became President and along with his education Czar William Bennett decided everyone wasn’t going to college. The idea of Black . . .
Well, it’s that time of the year, comrades when we are gravitated by guilt back towards our family for the Colonizer’s Holiday Season. The first Holiday is Thanksgiving, where the resources of the working class are pocketed by farmers and airlines. Thanksgiving has a special place in the hearts of Colonized Revolutionaries. It either speaks to a time where you witnessed a family member exposing the colonial holiday for its brutal genocidal nature or you were that family member that did the exposing. I remember I learned about the natives being the first people of this land in first grade. No matter how nice my teacher tried to make the story about them three ships sound, I was very clear on who the bad guys and good guys were. I made an announcement on that Thanksgiving how disgusted I was by this story. We should all know by now that . . .
My earliest recollection of Elizabeth Warren, politically, was in 2012 when she ran in Massachusetts against the incumbent, Scott Brown. I recall the headlines alongside the Brown campaign alleging Warren was using identity politics as a tool to sway voters. Years later questions of her ‘heritage’ resurfaced, but at the time it was obvious the attacks on her were racially-based attacks on her assumed racial makeup. Not too long after I was made aware of who Warren was, her infamous “you didn’t build that” speech that went viral. It was truly my first recollection of a (white) politician acknowledging what we now understand as “privilege”, making economic disparities clear. That speech went on to become more famous because then-President Obama lifted (and butchered) it for his 2012 Presidential campaign. In her speech, Warren exclaims, “You built a factory out there? Good for you, but I want to be clear: You . . .
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 . . .
The US doesn’t invest in mass organized political education for its citizens and beyond that, it has systematically underfunded and underdeveloped it’s public educational system. This means that when laws, measures, executive orders are passed that provide protected status to trans folks, for example, they are extremely nebulous in nature, often only address small symptoms and not root causes, and beyond that are subject to being quickly overturned with a mood swing, new people in power, or ballot measures voted on by a still mostly reactionary populace. (The entire concept of people in the United States voting on basic human rights for subsections of the population is BANANAS to me.) The reason this keeps happening is that the overall consciousness of US society hasn’t been changed or raised. So edicts come down from the top saying, “ok trans people are people who are protected now” but no systematic, mass work . . .
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 . . .
Unlike Colonizer “leftist”, us Colonized Revolutionaries find our way to the front lines of the revolution through pain by the parasitic system we know as Colonialism. Colonialism, which is the primary mode of production for this society called the western world, is what we know to be White Power. Colonizer “leftists” find their voice through wanting to sound superior in college debates. We Colonized Revolutionaries find our voice with tears in our eyes screaming, “We want to stop dying, we want to stop seeing our people murdered by the Colonial Police state”. We come to the front lines of the revolution because even if we were to ignore colonialism, we live as if we are at war already. Mike Brown, Treyvon Martin and Sandra Bland were not revolutionaries but they were assassinated by the same system that assassinated Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Patrice Lumumba. So how much more . . .