Revolutionary Daily Thought

“Panther Love is revolutionary love, liberating love, world-changing love. Panther Love is a concrete expression of our social commitment to the masses as well as a moral stance that breaks free of the old and backward social relations in the Black sub-culture of criminality and gang warfare and in the ‘perfumed circles’ of the Black […]

Criminalizing ‘Panther Love’ and the New Wave COINTELPRO tactics in Texas prisons

by Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington, Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter, Texas Region “Panther Love is revolutionary love, liberating love, world-changing love. Panther Love is a concrete expression of our social commitment to the masses as well as a moral stance that breaks free of the old and backward social […]

School of the Amerikas—Training Ground for Mass Murderers and Torturers, 1946-Present

  In El Salvador a right-wing government backed by the U.S. suppressed a leftist rebellion in a 12-year war beginning in 1980—killing and torturing more than 70,000 people in a country with a population of about six million. Above: “Death squad” victims in San Salvador, El Salvador, 1981.   rape disappeareancesIn that light, and in […]

Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense

Decades ago, Malcolm X eloquently stated that communities have the legitimate right to defend themselves “by any means necessary” with any tool or tactic, including guns. This wide-ranging anthology uncovers the hidden histories and ideas of community armed self-defense, exploring how it has been used by marginalized and oppressed communities as well as anarchists and […]

A Politikal Philosophy of Self-Defense

by Chad Kautzer Editor’s Note: This essay is an adapted excerpt from Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense (ed. scott crow). In his 1964 speech “Communication and Reality,” Malcolm X said: “I am not against using violence in self-defense. I don’t call it violence when it’s self-defense, I call it intelligence.” Earlier that year, he made a […]