Western imperialism responded to the real threat of Black liberation praxis, which arose in the late 60’s and early 70’s, by employing a classic neo-colonial strategy of isolating Black social unrest from its roots as human insurrection against structural-inert violence and global oppression. These counter-revolutionary measures proved extremely successful in crushing any potentialities for a vibrant Black Left while simultaneously assimilating a broad spectrum of Black liberals, moderates and conservatives into an advanced neo-liberal capitalist hegemony of American exceptionalism.
Occupy Wall Street embodies the most recent attempts, by an extremely diverse population of American based activists, at confronting advanced neo-liberal capitalist globalization by revisiting the mythic tactics and now legendary strategies of civil disobedience and non-violent resistance which were initiated by Black people and to gain ‘civil rights’ and rectify our position of explicit socio-historical domination and ‘race’ based segregation within the context of an American exceptionalist narrative.
Join radical intellectual/community organizer Kazembe Balagun, singer/media activist Iyanna “Nana Soul” Jones, philosopher/social critic A. Shahid Stover and activist and co-founder of OCCUPY THE HOOD Preach, for another lively dialogue on the implications of Occupy Wall Street for the continued struggle of Black Liberation.
Thursday September 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Brotherwise Dispatch Roundtable
Occupy Wall Street & the Horizon of Black Liberation
Kazembe Balagun, Iyanna “Nana Soul” Jones, A. Shahid Stover & Preach D Truth Freedom (Occupy the Hood Movement)
The Brotherwise Dispatch is an online journal focused on radical theory, social critiques and human liberation. As infamous for its uncompromising stance against western imperialist oppression and racist dehumanization, as for its irregular publishing schedule; the Brotherwise Dispatch finds itself uniquely situated at the forefront of providing an important intellectual vehicle for the rising tide of geonationalist Black emancipatory consciousness.
The Brotherwise Dispatch roundtable came about as a result of several ongoing critical dialogues between A. Shahid Stover, Iyanna Jones and Kazembe Balagun over the necessity of developing new perspectives in Black liberation theory aiming towards the reinvigoration of a truly global emancipatory praxis.
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