ABCs of Socialism

It’s not a stretch to say that during the last one hundred years, the words socialism and communism have been two of the most controversial words and concepts on the planet.  It’s equally true that those two words/concepts are also widely and tragically misunderstood.  You don’t have to go very far to see and hear someone talking about how the fall of the Soviet Union and fluctuations in China are proof that “Karl Marx was wrong.”  So, in order to clear the air, let’s start by saying beyond “The Communist Manifesto”, Marx wrote very little about socialism/communism.  The bulk of . . .

John Lewis, Kwame Ture, Bill Clinton & Illusions of Progress

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, . . .

A young Kwame Ture wearing glasses and pointing.

79th Birthday of Brother and Comrade Kwame Ture

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 . . .