A hard road to travel: black people and racism in the 19th century United States

Issue: 156 Posted on 13th October 2017 Ken Olende The following lyrics were written by an anonymous black soldier in the 54th Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment, one of the first black combat regiments, at the height of the Civil War in the United States (1861-5). They undermine the pernicious myth that black people were bystanders in the […]

What the Nazis Learned from Amerika

  BY JESSICA BLATT Until the recent presidential election cycle, most of us had never heard of the “alt-right.” To those of us who had (likely because we spend too much time on social media), the term evoked a murky fringe. We thought of alienated, white 20-something men in their parents’ basements, spreading hateful propaganda and […]

From Colonialism to Trumpism: Remembering Aimé Césaire

by Abraham Ramirez Americans and Europeans speak of the drift towards fascism, as if the empires they have built on the tombs of the non-white peoples were not the incubators of Hitlers — and incarcerationist Clintons, bombing Obamas and Trumps. “They tolerated Nazism before it was inflicted on them, they absolved it, shut their eyes […]

On Racism and Unity

By Kiilu Nyasha May 18, 2010 I am so tired of hearing the static figure propagated by the Zionists — and practically everyone else in the world – that six million Jews were the exclusive victims of Adolph Hitler’s Nazism. The racist white supremacist ideology of 1930s Germany was very particular. White people had to […]

Pelican Bay earthquake promptz double locking of cellz, revealz need for united front

  by Joe A’Jene Valentine Know your enemy from your friend. On March 10, not too far from Pelican Bay State Prison, a 6.9 earthquake struck in Eureka and the powerful vibration was felt miles around. At that moment my thoughts began racing and the thought which prevailed was this: “If these haphazardly-designed concrete slabs […]

Contemplations in a Holding Tank

How much can a brother take, as I’m sitting in this holding tank. On my way from New Folsom State, it’s pitiful to think how low we’ve sank. I look out of the 2×4 cage, at the merciless faces of these devils CDC’s finest are paid, to reduce men to a sub-human level. The information […]

Contemplations in a Holding Tank

How much can a brother take, as I’m sitting in this holding tank. On my way from New Folsom State, it’s pitiful to think how low we’ve sank. I look out of the 2×4 cage, at the merciless faces of these devils CDC’s finest are paid, to reduce men to a sub-human level. The information […]

Remembering the Afrikan Amerikan Holocaust Survivors

This week, April 8-12, marks the 27th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week. The week is about remembering not only the 6 million Jews murdered but also remembering the millions of allies, martyrs and victims who survived Nazi Germany’s reign of brutality. The enormity of the mass slaughtering of Jews that took place – in […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

    “Those with no sides and no causes.  Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing  their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves-or enemies. Those for  whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live  small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist […]

The Rising Tide of Hate in Amerika: A Sign of the Times

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson It’s definitely true as Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky observed, that one can determine the level of civilization of a society by looking inside its prisons.  This is because prisons are but a reflection in miniature of the contradictions in the society that produces them, and with much of the pretense stripped […]