Members of the Black Panther Party armed with guns

The Black Panthers, the NRA, and the Contradiction of Guns in the U.S

May 2, 2021, marks the 54th commemoration of 29 Black Panther Party members and supporters converging on the California State Capitol in Sacramento, armed with guns, to protest the pending Mulford bill legislation to make carrying guns in public illegal. Don Mulford, a racist state senator from racist Mill Valley in the Bay Area, sponsored this bill, with full backing from the National Rifle Association (NRA). . . .

US military occupation of Trinidad and Tobago

The US Military Occupation Of Trinidad

We must not allow a definition of ‘occupation’ given by the British colonial power to mislead us into believing that the deal they made with the US during World War II to give lands across the West Indian islands in exchange for 50 old naval assets did not result in the military occupation of our country with its attendant violence, discrimination and plunder. . . .

Joe Biden at a Senate hearing

Joe Biden Is a White Supremacist

Let’s be very clear that Joe Biden is, in fact, Donald Trump — no, he’s worse. If you like your racism nicely packaged, just say that. But stop lying about Joe’s role in white supremacy because he’s a Democrat. . . .

Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Donald Trump during the talks int he White House on February 6, 2020.

Why Kenya Must Reject the U.S. Free Trade Agreement

A Free Trade agreement with the USA will be lopsided and will threaten cottage industries in the country as well as informal jobs known as Jua Kali. This will negatively impact the lives of millions of working class Kenyans dependent on what is referred to as the “informal sector”. . . .

Ruby Doris Smith

Ruby Doris Smith-Robinson: A Tower of Strength

Despite the loss of her physical presence, there is not an African alive anywhere on earth who has not been touched by the legacy of her movement work. Her courage, determination, and commitment to lifting us higher are principles that will continue to inspire our movement for justice and forward progress. . . .

Pictures of Somali at a protest.

The Historical Roots of the Somali Election Crisis

Elections in the Somali capital of Muqdisho have been delayed due to disagreements between the President and the opposition – a coalition of regional governors and prominent national politicians, including the recently removed premier and two former presidents. This essay argues that the recurring political crisis between different ruling-class factions and between Muqdisho and the provinces has its roots not in the ideological afterlives of a pre-colonial ‘tribal’ mode of living – as per the dominant narrative, but in the country’s integration into the global capitalist-imperialist system since the late 19th century, and especially since the neoliberal recolonisation of the country in the aftermath of the 1977–78 Ogaden War. . . .

Cuban propaganda celebrating revolutionary African women

Celebrating Revolutionary African Women

This month the editors of Hood Communist will be celebrate revolutionary African working class women and their contributions to the struggle for African liberation. To kick off the celebration, here are five revolutionary African women you should know. . . .

An urban school behind a chain link fence. A child looks at it from the sidewalk.

Are Urban Schools a Site of Occupation?

 In the third season of Black Lightning, the fictional Black city of Freeland was living under a military occupation by the ASA (the quasi governmental organization occupying Freeland). Not only did the city have heavily armed troopers patrolling the streets, but also had troopers patrolling the schools– detaining anyone they deemed a threat – using violence if necessary.  In episode four, students are in a classroom discussing similar military occupations in multiple countries around the world and their harmful effects on the people being occupied.  Some students agree, but then others claim the ASA occupying their city might be a . . .