Category Archives: Oppressed Nationalities

Whites Protest in Solidarity with Black Youth in Ferguson

At 12:53 Sunday afternoon, I received an e-mail from the Organization for Black Struggle: OBS has put out a call to action for white allies! For the white folks in the Don’t Shoot Coalition–they are asking us, as white allies, … Continue reading

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Reparations: What’s the Idea of an African-American Nation Got to Do with It?

This article was originally published on Black Commentator and ZNet. Events in Ferguson and elsewhere have cut through the white noise (yes, white) of “post-racial” blather to reveal the state of race relations in the US. Shortly before Ferguson, Ta-Nehisi Coates … Continue reading

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Reflections On Ferguson, One Month On: Heroism, Lessons, What Next?

It is just over a month since Darren Wilson, a Ferguson Missouri pig, gunned down Mike Brown, a Black teenager, in cold blood. It is stunning how much has happened—maybe even how much has changed—since that day. Here are some … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Police & Prisons

Suspected for Being Black

[This article was originally published on ZNet. We are republishing it here to share the sharp analysis of what lies behind he Ferguson explosion and the chord it has stuck among the Black masses in this country.] Each time there is a police or … Continue reading

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Protests erupt in Missouri after another police murder

Evidence is still being collected and facts sifted through as I write but what we are absolutely clear on is that a black, unarmed teen was murdered by a Ferguson cop yesterday. Ferguson is a one of many municipalities that … Continue reading

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The Revolution in Rojava

We received this article from the Urun/Harvest Group and we are publishing it here in full in order to help share news and information about the important national liberation struggle and revolutionary process taking place in Kurdistan. Kurds live in … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity, Oppressed Nationalities

Chokwe: Reflections on a Fallen Warrior

It is surreal. Instead of welcoming the impending celebration of Chokwe Lumumba’s first year in office as mayor of Jackson, we are struggling to put his son into the mayor’s vacated seat. Chokwe Antar Lumumba was hastily drafted to run … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Presente!

Fast Food Workers: Giving Juice to a Revived Living Wage Movement

On the morning of December 5th, 15 fast food workers and 30 supporters gathered outside the McDonald’s on Highland in Memphis, Tennessee. After some picket-line discussion of tactics and their risks, one worker, Reese, said “I didn’t come here to … Continue reading

Posted in Labor, Oppressed Nationalities

44 years after Fred Hampton’s murder, the struggle continues

On December 4, 1969, Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was murdered in cold blood by the Chicago Police Department in conspiracy with the FBI. Although many years have gone by since then, the people’s love for this great revolutionary has … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Poetry, Police & Prisons

“Uh-Oh, Instead of Defeating Us They Made Us Defiant”

Since April North Carolina has made national and international news with a remarkable social movement that has gathered thousands to protest, with nearly 1,000 arrests for civil disobedience. The Forward Together Movement, led by the North Carolina NAACP, showed up at the … Continue reading

Posted in Electoral Strategy, Oppressed Nationalities