The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem. Originally published in Black Agenda Report. The incidents of mindless, mass carnage in the United States have become so routine that they do not even make national headlines unless the incident has a potential attention-grabbing twist. One of those dramatic twists is when the victims of a mass shooting are from a common social identity and the . . .
Editors Note: In recent months, mainstream media has flooded our screens and timelines with breaking news reporting about the misgivings of Patrisse Cullors and the Black Lives Matter national organization. The reporting is salacious and sensational, appealing to our desires to take down the three we “always” knew were “traitors to our movement.” But in what is becoming a mass hysteria among the US African left, are we learning any lessons? By only focusing on the money and the scandal, and not the ideological contradictions that produced all the individualism, opportunism and dead-end strategy of the past decade, we ensure . . .
We live in unprecedented times. This sentiment has been echoed relentlessly in election after election, misleading a very legitimate sense of urgency in the masses of oppressed people and corralling it into political theater. But it’s true, we do live in unprecedented times. We are on the precipice of extinction, and the fate of every living being on this planet is at stake. That’s not an alarmist statement; we are rapidly reaching the point of no return, millions of lives have already been given their expiration dates because of the gluttony of a privileged few. “When any election is held . . .
In 2022 New York City budgeted 10.7 billion dollars to the NYPD, continuing its presence as the largest police force in the United States, while allocating a mere 1.6 billion to the Department of Environmental Protection in a blatant act of ignorance to what real issues are facing New Yorkers. Predominantly Black Latine communities like the Bronx, Harlem, and central Brooklyn as well as the homeless population in New York, which is a combined 90% Black and Latine, are simultaneously on the forefront of inhuman policing policies and climate disasters. It’s of course no coincidence that these communities and populations . . .
Dismantle NATO Now!Rescind the $16B US Allocations to the Ukraine War!US Imperialism is the Main Danger to Peace, Sovereignty, and Justice for Peoples all Over The World! The ongoing crisis and war in Ukraine threatens to pull the world into a disastrous nuclear confrontation. Disinformation, lies, and propaganda from the US and other western media are aimed at confusing millions of people inside the US and around the world to view Russia as the aggressor, while hiding the US role in the evolution of this conflict. One major example of this manipulation is that western media has not been honest . . .
Each week of African Liberation Month, we will be offering something from the archives of the African Liberation Struggle as a centering piece of the theme. In keeping with this week’s theme “Organization is the Only Way!”, we hope that ancestor Samora Machel’s reflection on the necessity of using revolutionary organization to build true self-determination will help us reflect on the disorganization of the current moment, and how we can move collectively to overcome it. . . .
Everyone has seen the iconic picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X) shaking hands and smiling. That picture took place on March 26, 1964, on the floor of the U.S. capitol . Both men were there for the same reason. The Civil Rights Act was being debated on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Malcolm was there to gather information to support his political view that the fact the 1964 Civil Rights Bill had to even be created in the first place was proper evidence of its worthlessness. That 1964 act sought . . .
On Dec. 14, 2021, San Francisco’s quixotic mayor authored a blog post that served as a policy statement (slightly more literate than Trump’s policy by Tweet) entitled, “A Safer San Francisco.” It stated, “San Francisco is a compassionate city, but our compassion cannot be mistaken for weakness or indifference.” The mayor’s one liner was a prelude to the announcement of a “series of initiatives to create a safer San Francisco.” The initiatives were itemized as follows: Executing an Emergency Intervention Plan in the Tenderloin neighborhood Securing emergency police funding Amending our surveillance ordinance Disrupting the illegal street sales of stolen . . .