Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus

by  Danny Haiphong  Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus The celebration of Columbus is a product of over five centuries of colonialism and capitalist development. “The capitalist and imperialist systems that Columbus helped birth were met with fierce resistance from Indigenous people, African people, and poor people throughout the course of their […]

September 9 Builds Peace and Solidarity

by MIM(Prisons) October 2018   permalink Reports from the September 9 Day of Peace and Solidarity are starting to come in. Comrades in prisons across the country commemorated the anniversary of the Attica uprising, building the movement and taking a stand against the criminal injustice system. This day of action was initiated in 2012 by a prisoner-led organization […]

WHO’S TRAINING OUR COPS + HOW TO AVOID EXPLODING HOUSES & POISONED WATER

 BY ELEANOR GOLDFIELD     Did you know that showering less will save some water—sadly, not millions of gallons that fracking operations use in a day—nor will it keep your water safe from contamination—or your house from exploding. —Next, the deadly exchange between the U.S. and Israel that pedestals police brutality, racism and oppression. Benjamin Douglas […]

The Case for Delegitimizing the Police

by  William C. Anderson The Case for Delegitimizing the Police “Once you come to understand the institution’s ties to white supremacy, it becomes clear the system is toxic and cannot be fixed.” The institution of policing doesn’t deserve the unquestioned authority and purpose people give it in the United States. Fraud, corruption, and violence are […]

Puerto Rico: 120 Years of Imperialist Exploitation and Oppression

In 1898, U.S. military forces invaded and occupied Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish-American War. The victory over Spain established the U.S. as the unquestioned major power in the Caribbean and much of South America (and its seizure of the Philippines positioned it as a power in the Pacific and Asia). The U.S., the […]

SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘BLACK TIMES’

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will release their fourth album Black Times via celebrated UK label Strut Records on March 2, 2018. The youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti is as incensed by injustice as his father and, with the new album, honors the revolutionaries who have gone before and rallies the torchbearers to come. […]

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology”

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology” “It is a catch-all for blanket repression of Black activism of any kind. The FBI has apparently chosen a new heading under which to lump Black Americans targeted for political persecution: “Black Identity Extremists.” There’s a simple explanation for the new categorization. The FBI is a bureaucracy whose day-to-day work […]