The Argument Against Community Control of the Police

In light of the recent Black rebellions that have shaken the nation into the summer months, two key positions on policing abolition have reemerged. Defund the police, which had enjoyed some surprisingly mainstream attention, is essentially the position that minimizing police department budgets is the first step towards the dismantling of police systems. And then there is community control of the police, a less mainstream, but still widely popular position among Black activists, that makes the case that police departments have to be controlled by the community before they can be dismantled. While proponents of community control don’t understand their . . .

Death by COVID-19 for Black Trans Sex Workers in Colombia

Around midnight, Mother Leydy called an ambulance since Alejandra Monocuco, her friend and housemate, could not breathe well. Approximately 50 minutes later, an ambulance arrived. However, the paramedics did not come with the necessary PPE, meaning it took them fifteen more minutes to safely enter the house after arriving. They took Alejandra’s temperature and took blood from her finger. The paramedics told them that she had no symptoms for COVID-19 and that there was no need to worry.  She was asked if she had any other symptoms, to which she replied that she was living with HIV. After that, the . . .

John Lewis, Kwame Ture, Bill Clinton & Illusions of Progress

U.S. Congressperson and former civil rights activist/organizer John Lewis was laid to rest today.  His service took place at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.  The ministerial home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 50s and 60s, Ebenezer has a long history with African people’s struggle for freedom and justice.  That’s why its surreal that we find ourselves in a place today where someone like Bill Clinton can be welcomed into the pulpit at Ebenezer to offer an opinion on the correct path African people must take to achieve our forward progress.  Clinton, of course, . . .

Values of Conquest Over Personal Freedom Today

land, food, medicine and the individual are four main properties that form the matrix of conquest according to scientific socialism.  land is first, food is second (henry kissinger once said in 1970 that who controls the food controls the people, who controls the oil controls the nation),  third is medicine and healthcare and the fourth is the effects of the 3 previous reified properties imposed on the wellbeing of the individual.  first we’ll start with the 4th, well-being and personal access, efforts and solidarity of people seeking and wanting a better world.   but the mass solidarity of what many people . . .

100 Days from election, Biden still supports white nationalism

By Chief Alyx, Chief of the Black Hammer Times Barely 100 days from the election, poor and working class colonized people have an important decision to make. Do we continue beating our heads against the same ballot box, or do we pull ourselves out of this wretched system? Contrary to what sellout Angela Davis might say, voting for Joe Biden is not a way out of this dilemma. In fact, Joe Biden isn’t even a compromise with this dilemma. A vote for Joe Biden equals just as many deaths as a vote for Donald Trump. There aren’t 45 amerikkkas. Just one. . . .

Motherhood in Movement Spaces: The Material Reality of the Front Lines.

Most recently, an article published on Moyers For Democracy entitled Resistance For Real: The Moment Has Come by Jim Sleeper. In the piece, Sleeper says, “Portland’s #WallofMoms and its emulators have stood up. They’ve set an example that we’ll need to follow, not merely by “liking,” tweeting, and signing petitions or otherwise scribbling our thoughts and sentiments online, as I’m doing right now, but by engaging personally, at some risk to our bodies, in strategically coordinated civil disobedience.” There has been a lot of discussions around the actions in Portland, Oregan brought on by President Trump’s and Attorney General William . . .

Possible Massacre in the Garifuna Community of Triunfo de la Cruz

We need to demand an international investigation and a Honduran one with the resources demanded by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The people of Triunfo de la Cruz have seized a portion of the CA13 highway to demand this. This in from Miriam Miranda’s OFRANEH Twitter, 7/20/2020: “Alert !!, we have ben informed that vehicles with heavily armed people are entering the community of Triunfo de la Cruz at night, they are generating terror. The Court’s ruling establishes that the state must guarantee the peace and security of the community. Compliance NOW!” Miriam Miranda – . . .

Brazil is battling a virus worse than COVID: Colonialism

Poor and working class colonized Brazilians have to deal with more than the Coronavirus epidemic. On top of Coronavirus, which has already left 70 thousand dead in Brazil and 2 million infected as of July 20, Brazilians still have to deal with parasitic colonialism and the neocolonial puppets in power. . . .