Interview with Dhoruba bin Wahad: “We were the only Black cadre organization“ Originally published here Revolutionary Dhoruba bin Wahad is a former member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and the Black Liberation Army (BLA). He was a leading member of the New York chapter of the BPP, a Field Secretary of the BPP responsible for organizing chapters throughout the East Coast, and a member of the Panther 21. Arrested in June 1971, he was framed as part of the illegal FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) and subjected to unfair treatment and torture during his nineteen years in prison. In . . .
The following speech was given by Commander in Chief Gazi Kodzo in Rally #16 on the topic of the loneliness of the revolutionary, a common topic in light of recent events and protests as we set off to build a world without colonialism. I am about to do something that I was programmed to not do by a single Black mother that taught me never to expose yourself or your feelings or your heart because colonialism is going to squash it. But I’m a revolutionary now and we must be transparent with what we’re going through to the people, and . . .
For the past week, Nigerian youth have been hitting the street to demand #EndSARS. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad Policing Unit (SARS) was created in 1992 to “stop crime”, specifically armed robbery and kidnapping which was a growing concern in the 1990s and 2000s. Armed robbery and kidnapping mainly targeted rich and middle-class Nigerians who have seen massive increases in wealth in the last few decades. However, like many policing squads, SARS is a largely unchecked unit that has been targeted young people based on their appearance of tattoos, earrings, iPhones, and cars utilizing that as evidence of fraud, scamming and . . .
Speech by Gazi Kodzo, Commander in Chief of the Black Hammer Organization. Delivered at Rally #14 on August 25, 2020. Those of us in the hood are the true proletariat. We the Colonized poor and working class people who the whole system depends on, which means we can do anything. On the other hand, there are “leftists” who read things like Settlers and Marx think that because they can speak fancy about the experiences of colonialism, and it means something. But they can speak until their tongue falls off and it won’t move the struggle forward a single inch. The . . .
At the beginning of this year, BBC World Histories Magazine asked historians to nominate the ‘greatest leader’ –someone who exercised power and had a positive impact on humanity – and to explore their achievements and legacy. More than 5,000 readers voted, and in second place, with 25 per cent of the vote is Amilcar Cabral, who as head of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), led his country to independence. What made Cabral great? Why must those who struggle for Pan-Africanism know and understand this man’s life, work and legacy? Let’s examine his contributions. . . .
The Reedus (Russian News Outlet) correspondent managed to talk to the head of one of the organizations participating in the Black Liberation movement. Commander-In-Chief of the Black Hammer Organization, Gazi Kodzo. This is an English translation of the interview. Reedus: Tell us about yourself and your organization. GK: My name is Gazi Kodzo. I am Commander-in-Chief of Black Hammer. The Black Hammer is an anti-colonial mass organization. Our organization consists only of Colonized people, non-white people: they are all either Poor or Proletarian. We allow whites to Pay Reparations to our organization and volunteer, but they cannot attend our meetings, . . .
Community Control for who? We still have too many hierarchies and contradictions within the Black community to ensure a subset of people with police power would not replicate the same violent institution power. The problem with policing is not who controls it or who can enforce its protocols. The problem with policing is that policing is inherently violent and always patriarchal. Campaigns like #sayhername (though co-opted/erased/reduced to now include #sayhisname) was a recognition that non-cishet men experience police violence. The violence may not be out in the open or in the streets, recording on a cell phone, or public in . . .
This week, to commemorate one year of the Hood Communist blog, the editors sit down and discuss the reason they decided to create the blog and where they see the revolutionary potential of Africans in the US today. Check it out below. Learn more about our organizations All African People’s Revolutionary Party Black Alliance for Peace Black Hammer Ujima People’s Progress Party . . .