Ahjamu Umi

Ahjamu Umi: Organizing to Win

Ahjamu Umi, AAPRP cadre and Hood Communist editor, and Roberto Sirvent editor of the Black Agenda Report Book Forum discuss revolutionary organizing. . . .

Reaction to Nancy Pelosi's ill-advised trip to Taiwan

How the US is Using Taiwan to Provoke a War with China

When the US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, visited Taiwan on 2 August 2022, it predictably enraged China because the island of Taiwan is part of China. The visit was a condescending challenge to China (especially when it was backed up by a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group and military jets).  The Pentagon provided fighter jets as escorts for Pelosi’s congressional visit with an increased US naval presence. Two aircraft carriers, two amphibious assault ships, 36 warships and three submarines were in the vicinity of Taiwan.  US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, declared that America’s armed . . .

Scenes from the Water Relief Distribution Wednesday organized by Cooperation Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi on September, 7, 2022.

Justice for Jackson Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi is currently suffering through an unprecedented water crisis. After decades of systematic and intentional neglect due to environmental racism, capital flight and deindustrialization, the city’s water system has collapsed.  . . .

U.S.-Backed TPLF Breaks 5-Month Truce By Resuming War in Northern Ethiopia, No war but class war in the horn

No War But Class War in the Horn of Africa

The latest class conflict in Ethiopia began in November 2020 when the Tigray People’s Liberation Front attacked the northern command of the Ethiopian National Defense Force, essentially waging war against the Ethiopian government. It is important to note here that TPLF is a group that has close ties with the United States as well as the Central Intelligence Agency. They had ruled Ethiopia from 1991 to 2018 with brazen corruption and even invading sovereign Eritrean and Somali land. In order to understand the motives of imperialist pawns like TPLF and the role of the government, one must understand how Ethiopia . . .

An amazon worker holds a sign calling for co-workers to vote yes to a union. Unions make good jobs.

Why So Few of Us Have a Good Job

A good job is obviously one that brings you a sense of fulfillment while carrying it out.  Since you are going to spend so much time there, more than you will with your loved ones, than this is a pretty important requirement.  Other equally important characteristics of a good job are livable wages, quality health care, and a good retirement program.  This means a wage that permits you to have a roof over your head, place food on the table, pay all your necessities, and have enough left over to save for a rainy day and enjoy some of the . . .

The Real Crisis of Black Manhood

The Real Crisis of Black Manhood

The current fight against the feminization of Black men is a fight to sustain an oppressive status quo of female degradation and subjugation, it’s not about preserving Black manhood. First off we need to understand that: Black manhood has never even existed in the USA! We were not men under chattel slavery, we were not even recognized as human. After emancipation and during the Reconstruction era we simply imitated the roles, behaviors, standards, dress, and values of white men, that’s all we had known as Black men in the US for over 200 years. White men were our only reference . . .

Artist's depiction of how increasingly privatized higher education is sucking public resources African and colonized communities need.

Class Struggle & Higher Education

The revived discourse around student loan forgiveness has created a forest for the tree moment, yet again, in how the masses react to what is purported to be incremental “wins.” The Biden administration recently announced that the federal government will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for Americans making less than $125,000 annually as well as extend the student loan repayment moratorium. This announcement is in stark difference to the campaign Biden ran on, yet this offering is being oversold by mainstream media pundits and journalists ultimately causing mass confusion about what is happening in and with higher education. Granted, . . .

voluntary poverty

Anti-Consumerism & Voluntary Poverty

‘Mutual Aid’ as both concept and practice was reignited under the conditions of the pandemic that called for collective approaches for survival. However, as the years have continued, mutual aid has been redefined continuously and is now synonymous with ‘charity’ (which is not a bad thing, but is quite different). Crowdfunding links are flooding the internet by the hundreds, but as time continues, pushing more people into the margins and squeezing them financially, that method seems to be increasingly becoming less and less effective. And for whatever reason requests for funds are made, the fact that it is overwhelming, continuous . . .