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Protest and Power

Protest and power

Building People’s Power is the vital arena of struggle under late stage capitalism, when the “system” is not only objectively failing, but the people know it is coming apart at the seams.

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The bloody mattress at the scene of the assassination of Fred Hampton.

COINTELPRO: How the U.S. state dealt with the last radicalization

Twenty-one-year-old Black Panther Party deputy chair Fred Hampton and his comrade Mark Clark were assassinated in a 1969 pre-dawn raid in Chicago. Arguably the most talented and politically astute of the Panther leaders, Hampton was renowned for inspiring activists of all colours. But he was betrayed by William O’Neal, his bodyguard and the Panthers’ head […]

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Tsunami Ruins, Japan, 2011. Photo: CC BY 2.0/Yisris.

Revolution or ruin

We know how the first paragraph begins. We’ve read about the changing climate for over twenty years, infrequently at first and then daily until we couldn’t deny it any longer. The world is burning.

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Marlon Craft - Gang Shit (Official Music Video)

Marlon Craft – Gang Shit (Official Music Video)

Craft takes us inside prison for a chilling, hair raising verse from a ‘black’ gang  member. He encompasses an identical, mirrored reality. Birthed into a gang with allies as brothers until death, he strikes fear before it strikes him.  He clears up the controversy in one simple lyric, ‘we all on our gang shit’.

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