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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Not one European colonizer or settler-colonist brought land to the African continent. They stole it when they arrived. Consequently, it is not only logical but just, that Africans take the land back. Because British settlers stole Zimbabwe territory and called it “Rhodesia” as a tribute to racist Cecil Rhodes, Africans fought a long, fierce armed struggle. After seizing state power in 1980, Africans re-named the country Zimbabwe. For the next 20 years, the Zimbabwean government under the leadership of the heroic Robert Mugabe was widely praised by the west. However, all of that changed when, in the year 2000, the . . .
The more you love the People, the more you work for the People; the more you work for the People, the more you want to know the People; the more you study and know the People, the more you love the People; the more you love the People, the harder you work for the People… Kwame Ture Born in Trinidad and Tobago on 29 June 1941, Kwame Ture is more alive now and lives on eternally! Developing upon the mass organizing culture (reform theory) already acquired while in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), where he had already ‘returned to . . .
I feel a great rage for the African man that violated Toyin and took her life, but I understand he is a pure creation of the most evil global enemy this planet has ever known. He is a victim in his own way, doomed to a cycle of violence that only total revolution will break, though maybe too late for him. I feel a profound sadness and grief for Toyin’s light extinguished too soon but I also know that there will be many many thousands more women and girls who will suffer like her – new ones every day – until we defeat this enemy once and for all. . . .
Image description — Black and white photo with a fist raised in the Black Power salute. Some words in white lettering are laid over it, from Ashanti Alston, which read: “I think of being Black not so much as an ethnic category but as an oppositional force or touchstone for looking at situations differently. Black culture has always been oppositional and is all about finding ways to creatively resist oppression. So, when I speak of a Black anarchism, it is not so tied to the color of my skin but who I am as a person, as someone who can resist, who . . .
To the valiant and courageous people whether tirelessly marching in streets, whether relentlessly fighting on battlefields, or whether engaging in any form of resistance, any uprising —unapologetically and on their own terms, we say forward ever, never back down, accept no compromises, accept no concessions, and accept no more lies. Forward to genuine freedom, by any means necessary. . . .