Life, ordinary life, is meant to follow certain rhythms. We grow, seasons change and we assume new positions in the world. When you have finished being a child you put away childish things and move on to the next stage of life. But there is a multitude of people in this world who cannot build [...]
Archive for February, 2011
To most people who know me I am the friendly neighborhood pissed as hell revolutionary native nationalist, fighting to the good fight against colonialism, imperialism and capitalism in North America. However, in another life I was born to a mixed-race couple on the tiny island nation of Bermuda, and was raised there. As such, even [...]
The escalating confrontations in Wisconsin and Ohio are ultimately about preventing the United States from becoming a full-on fascist state. The stakes could not be higher—or more clear. As defined by its inventor, Benito Mussolini, fascism is “corporate control of the state.” There are ways to beat around the Bush—Paul Krugman has recently written about [...]
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Once it became clear that Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak was on the way out, U.S. officials quickly shifted gears and took the side of the demonstrators, the people who had suffered for 30 years under the brutal Mubarak dictatorship. U.S. officials even offered their guidance for moving Egypt toward a democratic political system. Of course, [...]
“The root of the word ‘oppression’ is the element ‘press’. The press of the crowd; pressed into military service; to press a pair of pants; printing press; press the button. Presses are used to mold things or flatten them or reduce them in bulk, sometimes to reduce them by squeezing out the gasses or liquids [...]
“There is a shortage of health workers across the globe today and as a result, health workers are migrating abroad at alarming rates. These workers are overwhelming women of color from Asia, Africa & Latin America. “Public Services International Union (PSI), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is responding to this crisis with a campaign for the ethical [...]
For decades, organized labor has been hammered after painful years of organizing, taking to the streets, going on strike, holding boycotts, battling police and National Guard forces, and paying with their blood and lives before real gains were won. Important ones included an eight hour day, a living wage, essential benefits including healthcare and pensions, [...]
Since our interview with Frank B. Wilderson meet with so many great comments and sparked interest, POCO presents an audio library of his most radical interviews with Professor Jared A. Ball of Morgan State University. Each of these interviews were done over the WPFW air waves, a Pacifica station in Washington D.C. Professor Ball structures the [...]
“I know it’s difficult in this country, but we’ve got to think more clearly than the State allows.” – Rick Turner I. IF I WAS YOU, I MIGHT NOT… ”Human beings can choose. They can stand back and look at alternatives. Theoretically, they can choose about anything. They can choose whether to live or to die; [...]
Claudia Jones, the “mother of the Notting Hill Carnival” was a communist who spent her last years in London after being hounded out of the United States during the McCarthy witchhunts. Born in the British West Indian colony of Trinidad in 1915 her family emigrated to the black slums of Harlem, New York in 1922. [...]
On Wednesday February 23, there will be a national call-in day to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, in solidarity with prison rebels across the state, and in particular those facing repercussions for organizing study groups and collective actions at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, NC. Organizing in Windsor has happened alongside the now famous [...]
A friend of mine passed this on to me on Facebook yesterday and I really dug it. It has some classic Kwame Ture and Malcolm X.
The idea goes something like this: the ‘old politics’ of left and right are no longer useful or relevant. Instead, we should seek a politics that transcends ideology – a technocratic pragmatic centrism that focuses solely on policies that ‘work.’ As Derwin puts it: ”[I]ts adherents refuse to be tied down by ideological solutions to society’s [...]
First, an axiomatic assertion: the communist conception of the United Front is by no means meant to enable the politics of liberal consensus to come into its own. If anything, it is meant to extinguish the condition of possibility for such politics. The United Front – at least in the realm of revolutionary communist theory [...]
These are some principles that I’ve developed for myself so that I can stay focused on actually doing anti-racist work, rather than thinking and talking about it a whole lot. These all come straight from lessons I’ve learned from my experience of doing the work. I’m not saying that any of these statements is The [...]
Checkout this four part audio documentary about the left uprisings in Latin America in the 21st century. Episodes: 1. “Venezuela”. Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez has been a leader of the Latin American Revolution. This episode focuses on how the Chavez government has transformed Venezuela through its Bolivarian Revolution. With President Hugo Chavez, Clara Herrera, [...]
A recent piece at Black Artemis on the film Night Catches Us is getting some attention. The following, which didn’t get as much note, touches on some similar themes. I have been thinking about this subject for a while, and initially had come to understand it because with the direction of one of my brother-comrades. [...]
A letter to People of Color Organize! from a locked-down comrade in Texas.
A new mix from North African artists on the rebellions in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond. Put together by ENOUGH.