Black Is Back Coalition’s “Ballot and the Bulllet” Electoral School
Since the smashing of the Black Liberation Movement, “the electoral process has been monopolized by the petit-bourgeois sell-out sector,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition, which will hold its fourth yearly Electoral School, via ZOOM, on June 13 and 14. The Coalition only backs candidates that endorse the 19-point National Black Agenda for Self-Determination.
Mumia: US Incapable of Protecting Its People
The nation’s best known political prisoner asks, “Who really believes that the US government can, or will, vaccinate over 300 million people – a government that can’t find the people it promised to give money to?” Mumia Abu Jamal, like most of the nation’s two million incarcerated people, has been on lockdown since the Covid-19 crisis began. With 100,00 dead, Abu Jamal said the US “is marching headlong into the abyss.”
Another ALD, But Africa Still Not Free
More than a half century after most African states gained nominal independence, the continent is still economically and politically dependent on “external actors,” said Ndubuisi Christian Ani, a scholar at the Institute for Security Studies, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African Union solicits US and European support for “peace-keeping” and other missions, which amounts to “re-inviting the erstwhile colonizers to come and perpetrate imperialism,” said Ani.
Lasting Legacy of Combahee River Collective Statement
In 1977 a group of Black feminists issued a statement that “has been a kind of touchstone over the decades for women who are thinking about women’s issues through the intersectional lens of racism,” said Suryia Nayak, a Black British feminist activist and senior lecturer in social work at the University of Salford, UK.
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