Power to you. Power to me. Power to be free. . . .
Get in the practice of periodically asking yourself the same question. If you were to drop dead right now, what would people say about you? The answer to that question will never be provided by how many internet arguments you believe you won. It won’t materialize based upon how many people you overtalked or abusively dominated. And, it won’t be influenced by whatever image of yourself you spent so much time constructing that has absolutely nothing to do with who you really are as a person. . . .
The rallying cry for community control of police must be extended to the entire governmental apparatus. We have a plethora of governments at the city, county, state and the federal level yet they rarely act on the public’s behalf. That is why elected officials from Idaho to Pennsylvania to Alabama are certain they can get away with using the people’s money for dubious reasons. New prisons and better paid police are all we have to show for sickness, unemployment, and death. . . .
While the images of what appears to be thousands of Haitians stuck in the border city may be shocking, this can not be observed separately from Western imperialism and it’s allied nations that are responsible for the trajectory of this crisis. . . .
This statement was originally given in 2011, on the eve of the US and NATO orchestrated invasion of Libya, by Imole Oyelami Mosi Secka on behalf of the Pan African Improvement Organisation based in Ghana. We are reprinting it because the analysis provided within is still extremely important for Africans resisting imperialism around the world to understand. We failed Libya. We can not fail all of Africa. Shut down AFRICOM. . . .
Organizations and individuals that are guided by Black (Afrikan) revolutionary theory and practices need to be mindful of the language we use — as language is one of the first means by which liberalism attacks. If we are not intentional in aligning our language with revolutionary action and organizing it is liable to be co-opted by the state. Even the most radical of theories such as prison and police abolition can be twisted and watered down by politicians, news outlets, and infiltrators — to the point that they are no longer recognizable. . . .
In the contemporary world, Islam – instead of being a force for emancipation – is being grotesquely jihadized into a violent form of extremism. This is a natural result of the social logic of imperialist capitalism which turns religion into a mode of illusory satisfaction for the subalterns. . . .
African identity is much more than glamorizing our past. For proponents of Pan-Africanism it’s really a recognition that there are 2 billion Africans worldwide, living in 120 countries and in each of those countries we occupy the bottom of society. And, at the core of this is the continued subjugation of Africa. . . .