By Workers World staff posted on May 19, 2015 The rebellions in both Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore in response to state terror — more commonly called police brutality — are the most tremendous examples of rising social upheaval in the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement that has sprung up in the wake of […]
by Muntu Sun Ra Okito (Percell Dansberry) In the spirits of Denmark Vesey and Red Cloud, revolutionary greetings are sent to the Bay View family and all prisoners of consciousness from the captives held hostage on Menard’s High Security Unit. On the battlefield of psychological warfare, the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) made moves that […]
As I watch the march of history the forces of resistance are rising to meet the present challenges of police terror. The question is will demonstrations be enough? The outbreak of civilian demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience even in the face of outright military state mobilization has forced corporate media to stubbornly try to […]
There’s only so much oppression the oppressed can take before the world wakes up. –Black Panthers & a Palestinian delegation at the Pan-African Cultural Festival. Algeria, 1969.
by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “It is clear that the St Louis/Ferguson police department has been thoroughly infiltrated by white supremacists masquerading as police officers cum slave patrollers.” There has long been a playbook for police departments across America—after police officers, predominantly white, kill unarmed citizens who are predominantly […]
In the final part of his article, John Peterson analyses the programme of the Panthers, highlighting its strong points as well as its weaknesses. The Program of the Black Panther Party 1. WE WANT FREEDOM. WE WANT POWER TO DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF OUR BLACK AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES. We believe that Black and oppressed people […]
Written by John Peterson Nearly twice a week in the USA, a black person is killed by a white cop. In Ferguson, Missouri, the death of yet another young black man at the hands of the police was one too many. Necessity expressed itself through accident, and the murder of Mike Brown unleashed a wave […]