an individualist approach to self-care

Austerity and the Apolitical Act of Self-Care

“This country fosters the idea of competitive individualism. In other words, he divides people, he tells people to ‘be an individual and do your own thing’. You can not do your own thing if your own thing is not the right thing! You have to understand one of the most counter revolutionary slogans out of last year was ‘do your own thing’. That’s what Black people have been doing for years! You can NOT do your own thing! If your own thing does not happen to be a thing that’s right for the struggle, then it’s incorrect!” Imam Jamil Al . . .

BAP resists UN occupation of Haiti

On the Renewal of the UN Occupation of Haiti

The United Nations occupation of Haiti under MINUSTAH and BINUH brought instability, violence, and even cholera to that nation. Signatories of an open letter to Mexico’s president Lopez Obrador remind him that his support for regional self-determination means little if he spearheads renewal of the BINUH mandate. Dear President López Obrador, We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest possible terms Mexico’s spearheading of the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office (BINUH) in Haiti. The Haitian people view BINUH’s presence as a foreign occupation that, since 2004, has suppressed Haiti’s independence and sovereignty. We agree. We want . . .

Africans in Cuba

Out of the Clouds: Remarks on ‘anti-Blackness’ in Cuba

Transcript Wassup y’all. I had to set a timer because my comrades have better notes than I do. I want to talk to you for a little bit. My name is Salifu. I’m a member of Black Alliance for Peace. I’m from Charleston, South Carolina. I’m also a member of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party. And I want to talk to you a little bit about one of my least favorite games that the U.S. plays, because the US plays a lot of games.  One of the things that the United States does is try to combat liberation struggles . . .

#HoodCommunist editor Salifu Mack talks to Caribbean organizer Shaun Ajamu Hutchinson about recent political developments in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago: Still On Di Road

Transcript Salifu: So yeah, Shaun, I’m very excited to have you here to talk about a lot of the recent developments in the Caribbean. I know we’ve talked, ahead of this, that we wanna talk about foreign meddling, we wanna talk about some of the organizing that’s going on in the region where you are in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. But before we get into all of that, I figured it would be interesting, at least for me, ‘cause I’ve listened to you talk in other places quite a bit, but I’m curious to know about younger you. I . . .

Members of Mapinduzi and members of the Roon Nation

​​The New Afrikan Struggle and Roon Nation

Neo-liberalism has infiltrated the hearts and minds of seemingly all Africans in the U.S. False notions of inclusion — or better yet inclusion in a system that degrades Black people have captivated and polluted the minds of our People. Not only are we accepting bread crumbs and allowing each other to sit at the very same tables our ancestors would have destroyed, we have also been distracted by things that in no way shape or form advance us as a People. We have been distracted by things that keep us away from focusing on our actual oppression.  What we need . . .

African migrants in Morroco flee US-backed security force.

BAP Condemns US Backed Massacre of African Migrants in Morocco

Video images captured the horrific actions of Moroccan security forces armed and trained by the United States through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and working on behalf of the Spanish government, systematically beating and slaughtering African migrants on June 24, 2022. The migrants’ only crime was attempting to cross from Morocco to Europe via the Spanish held enclave of Melilla. For that, at least 39 human beings were beaten to death, as recorded by the NGO Walking Borders. This racist barbarism by a U.S.-backed neo-colonial regime and the lack of swift and unambiguous condemnation by the U.S. State demonstrates, yet . . .

Members of the revolutionary African anti-imperialist organization Black Alliance for Peace during the #FreeDedan campaign

On Joining an Organization

Revolutionary organizations provide avenues for addressing the issues that are affecting communities, welcoming conversations that build trust and respect through political education, group process, consensus, and mass building. Members of revolutionary organizations are principal participants and decision-makers working towards change. If this isn’t happening in an organization, then that organization is not interested in building “another world”. That organization is not for you. . . .

Stacey Abrams speaks at a press conference.

Stacey Abrams: Bossed & Bought

In 2020, Stacey Abrams, Jon Ossof, and Raphael Warnock led a coordinated campaign to usurp and ultimately neuter massive amounts of radical potential from Atlanta’s grassroots community. Abrams, who’d just unsuccessfully taken on Brian Kemp for Georgia Governor in 2018, became the face of an effort to boost “minority” voter turnout for the 2020 elections, particularly targeting Black voters in the state. The issue of voting rights became synonymous with her name, and in fact with “saving democracy” as the Democrats framed it; Abrams surprise-opened the highly watched Verzuz battle between ATL rappers Gucci Mane and Jeezy to remind the . . .