Category Archive: Uncategorized

The Hierarchy of Violence

As the country debates whose lives matter, the prisons and cemeteries are filled with the ones who don’t. White armed men continue to commit arsons and mass shootings, seizing land with their weapons never to be labeled terrorists. This, along with a government that is suffocating the non-white world, filling their skies with drones that in a moment’s notice can be made to hone in on whomever has been labeled an enemy combatant or a terrorist.

No Leaders, No Masters: We Must Liberate Ourselves

As we move forward it is important that we reflect on our immediate history and whether the tactics that have been used are ones that support us towards our liberation. The role of hierarchy in black movements often reinforce systems of oppression that many of those are fighting against. The traditional black leadership that I spoke about before has become irrelevant to this new generation of resistance, and because of this we are seeing a new generation of leadership put in place to help guide us to the promise land.

The New Hip Fascist State

“In this time of highly propagated media you could probably market Fascism as something fashionable and chic. The public would eat it up. Have it run a candidate that’s a TV show host they love to hate just to draw them in, or wrap it up in Feminism, ‘cause it’s time to smash some glass ceilings (for some of us), or better yet throw some Socialism on it for others ‘cause you know you can’t be a socialist and a fascist.”

Depression is Political

My depression is not a mental health problem, it is not fixable by seeing a therapist, or popping any pills. My depression is the direct result of anti-blackness and all of the cruelty that this country has shown to blackness. My depression is political and should be treated as such.

Drawing Lines: The Myth of The White Radical

White radicals far too often are given passes by non-whites. They are given cookies for regurgitating thoughts that were shared to them from their non-white friends. They are recognized as radical for criticizing their white culture even though they still benefit from it. Often I’ve found myself disappointed by the self proclaimed white rads. People who are so quick to take lead on projects, get in front of cameras, write about other’s resistance, and talk to the cops, but unable to hear non-whites when being called out for their anti-blackness and white supremacist tendencies.

How to Kill A Movement

There are many facets to the destruction of movements. Although playing a key role in the failure of movements the state requires other components to make their plan of action successful. Organizations with their own vested interests, the media, and stagnation are all factors that contribute to the death of movements.

It’s Time for Black Liberation, Not Liberalism

As people begin to ask themselves how we can make this movement sustainable we must take into account the various layers of our struggle. We must make sure that we are working towards more than just momentary change, but for true liberation of all black people.

Behind The Kettle: Can We Call It Fascism Yet?

And in true police state fashion, the police then demonstrated their monopoly on violence by resorting to pushing the protesters with batons and pointing their “less lethal” weapons at us. As we fled the freeway we found ourselves with a more familiar LAPD, the LAPD that had been waiting for this very moment the whole night, ‘cause there is nothing trigger-happy cops love more than an excuse to use their freshly bought new toys: it was time to declare this group an unlawful assembly. The night wound down with a few protesters remaining in the streets, shot at with rubber bullets; some were hit before the police attempted a large kettle that forced resisters to leave the scene or risk arrest.

White Riot: When You Own the Market You Don’t Need to Smash the Windows

With the Democratic governor preemptively declaring a state of emergency, Ferguson community members and supporters nationwide are preparing for the grand jury investigation that will result in no indictment for Darren Wilson. This… Continue reading

They Can See Your Pitch Forks

It would appear as if the ruling class has had a change of heart and decided to spread some wealth our way. Recently, Starbucks announced that they would start paying their employee’s higher… Continue reading