#EndSars: Contextual Primer on the Youth-led Anti-Police Movement in Nigeria

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 . . .

Africa’s Biggest Terrorist Threat: AFRICOM and NATO

Africa’s Biggest Terrorist Threat: AFRICOM and NATO By A-APRP  Originally Posted in 2016  Republished in solidarity with National Day of Action to #ShutDownAFRICOM “Africa is the battleground of the future.” – U.S. General Linder The hole in the side of the Daallo Airbus A321 February 2nd leaving Mogadishu bound for Djibouti was reported to be caused by a bomb. The western media will tell us this type of terrorism is the face of terror in Africa- what Africans must fear.  The fact the bomb goes off leaving the home of Al Shabaab only builds on the narrative that groups such . . .

Global Africa Must Defeat Global Imperialist Policing

By Mark P Fancher Originally Posted in Black Agenda Report  Republished in solidarity with National Day of Action to #ShutDownAFRICOM Africans have flooded into the streets of Britain, Germany, Brazil, France and many other countries, not only in solidarity, but also as part of their own resistance.  It can’t be said that the thousands of fist-waving, mask-wearing, hard-marching Africans in North American streets are all dressed up with no place to go. We can say that many don’t know where they are going. After nearly two weeks of rage-filled street manifestations triggered by the cold-blooded, racist murder of George Floyd, . . .

Why We Focus on Africa

Black Alliance For Peace  Africa can’t demonstrate independence and power because the entire continent has a giant U.S. military boot on its neck. With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an ever-growing desperation. As activists search for a way forward, Africa’s plight does not find its way on to the movement agenda. But there is good reason to be concerned about what goes on in Africa. The problems there and the problems here are related. Africa has long been the focus of foreign exploitation of the continent’s land, resources, and people. . . .

Happy One Year Anniversary Hood Communist!

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 . . .

Pan-African and International Solidarity will Break Sanctions

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 . . .

Why Juneteenth has a Focus Denied to African Liberation Day

This past weekend, the concept of Juneteenth was discussed and celebrated all throughout the U.S.  Spurred by consciousness brought about by people in the streets protesting police terrorism against the African masses, Juneteenth serves as a pressure point for supporting the history of our resistance against oppression.  For anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet, Juneteenth is the commemoration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation which ended slavery in the U.S. in 1863.  Due to the corrupt and oppressive nature of chattel slavery as an institution, the slaver masters in Galveston, Texas, U.S., didn’t even bother to tell the . . .

An Open Letter to People of Conscience: Stop the Massacres in Haiti

An Open Letter to People of Conscience: Stop the Massacres in Haiti

Dear comrades and friends,  Last July, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Haiti Action Committee (HAC) published the report titled The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti. Based upon a first-hand investigation by NLG and HAC members, along with journalist Margaret Prescod and her assistant, the report detailed the massacre perpetrated by the US-backed regime of Jovenel Moise against the people of the impoverished community of Lasalin in Port-au-Prince. The Lasalin massacre is widely regarded inside of Haiti as the worst massacre since the 1980s under the regime of “Baby Doc” Duvalier. The Lasalin massacre reflected . . .