Dixie Be Damned

interview with authors saralee stafford and neal shirley When you study history, one thing that happens is you start to realize how recent and arbitrary everything in society is. How quickly things shift, and how inevitable those changes feel to the people who grow up in their aftermath. Countries, borders, governments, the judicial system, the […]

‘The rebellion came’: Wattz Prophet Otiz O’Solomon on race, revolution and rap

Fifty years since the Watts riots kickstarted his experimental spoken word group, poet and proto-rapper Otis O’Solomon reflects on the anger that drove thousands to the streets – and whether anything has changed Forged from fire … Otis O’Solomon in the Watts Coffee House, Watts, Los Angeles, 29 November 2015. Photograph: Dan Tuffs for the […]

FIVE TIMEZ IN HISTORY WHERE WHITE PEOPLE FAILED OUR INDIGENOUZ PEOPLE

Throughout the history of our young nation, the American government has, time and time again, trodden on the rights and disrespected the existence of our minority populations. But, they have treated no one more despicably than the first people of America, the Indigenous peoples. Recently we saw this disrespect most apparent in the national protest […]

The Story of Ahmed Evanz and the Glenville Shootout

Part 2 in our blog series on histories of resistance to racist police violence, as depicted in the pages of The Movement newspaper. Fred “Ahmed” Evans By the summer of 1968, tensions had been mounting between the Black residents of Cleveland and the police department for over a year. In the spring of 1967, riots […]

What Happenz After Copz Start Getting Shot?

(TFC Op-Ed) Washington, DC – The airwaves are full of pundits screaming about violence against police officers. These are the same pundits that disregarded the warnings of experts in the field of insurgency when the Ferguson riots broke out and chose to dismiss the rioters as “thugs.” They continued to cheerlead for more police militarization even after the […]

CONTINUING LEGACIEZ OF RESISTANCE: Supporting Politicized Prisonerz

When I first entered the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and during many of my journeys throughout its Restrictive Housing Units (a.k.a. “hole”) in various maximum security prisons, I had the fortune to directly or indirectly come in contact with a couple of the Black Liberation Army and Black Panther Political Prisoners buried within the Department’s […]

How Literacy Encouraged Slavery Post Amerikan Revolution Rebellion

When the American Constitution was confirmed through votes in 1789, massive efforts were applied to sustain slave illiteracy and restrict slave mobility. The white masters, were, however, becoming uncomfortable as the slaves were increasingly displaying discontentment. To ensure that their slaves did not see the light and rise, the slaveholders hijacked the two factors that […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era….It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of Black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we […]

‘Notez from an Elder: Response against Police Terror’

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 […]