Freedom Manifesto Bulletin

From the Black Liberation Unity Committee
Abdul Alkalimat, Editor

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#45 9/4/2017

CONTENTS: NATIONAL CONVENTION OF UE TRADE UNION ENDORCES FREEDOM MANIFESTO

Comrades, Brothers and Sisters:

Section 4 of the Freedom Manifesto is titled: "Strategic Working Class Unity includes the leadership of the Black working class." Trade unions are the largest concentration of workers in an organization so it is a strategic necessity to develop rank and file union members to move these organization into the popular battlefronts being waged by workers and peoples of all oppressed communities.

At the 75th National Convention of the UE trade union local 150 led by militant Black trade union leaders, men and women, led a battle to adopt a resolution against racism - see attached.  There was a floor fight but progressive forces won the day.  The meeting started when about 25% of the Black members sat or took a knee during the national anthem, and they were joined by many others as well. This was a new moment and the workers were standing tall. This is the first national trade union to adopt the Freedom Manifesto - more to come!

On UE:

       https://www.ueunion.org/ue-news/2015/black-history-month-ernest-thompson-ue-pioneer-in-fighting-racism

       https://www.ueunion.org/political-action/2017/ue-condemns-trump%E2%80%99s-tolerance-of-the-white-supremacist-attacks-in

       http://www.ueinternational.org/

The attached is a model resolution for other trade unions to consider, at the national-regional-and local levels.  It extends beyond trade unions to every form of organization - school boards, city councils, Black student organizations, and community organizations of all kinds.

We call on every freedom loving person to study the Freedom Manifesto and prepare for a higher level of national coordination to our struggle.

The manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf

Here are images of Local 150 in North Carolina and at the 75th convention:

#44 8/28/2017

CONTENTS: RIGHT WING FORCED TO CANCEL RALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO

The white supremacist Organization known as the Patriot Prayer Organization based in Portland Oregon, canceled it's rally for Saturday, August 26 in San Francisco! The rally was to have taken place at Chrissy Field, part of the national Park service.

The International longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) local 10 in San Francisco, adopted a resolution calling for a march to stop racist and fascist intimidation in San Francisco.It invited all unions,anti-racist and-fascist organizations, to join them in defending unions, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, Women and all oppressed people.

ILWU local 10 has a long and glorious history in the struggle for economic and social justice for the working class and people of color. It has specifically come to the defense of the black community including its own members, that have been victims of attacks by the Ku Klux Klan and neo Nazi's! These attacks occurred in Contra Costa County And Oroville California in the early 1980s.

Local 10 members have provided armed security for search victims and has taken solidarity action at the point of production as was the case when black women were under attack in Oroville California in 1982. On that occasion, 5000 anti-racist and labor organizations descended upon that city to confront local authorities,the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis that these attacks must cease and desist immediately! They did and arrests were made!

The patriot prayer group cited safety concerns as the reason for relinquishing it's permit for the rally.

The call by local 10 and it's history of taking on the Klan, neo Nazis and rank-and-file solidarity actions at the point of production played a major role in the cancellation of the rally.

This was certainly a victory for the anti-racist anti-fascist forces! The photograph of local 10 members after Dispatch on Saturday, captures the spirit of that victory!

Clarence Thomas past Secretary Treasurer ILWU 10 (retired)

#43 8/21/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Detroit 1967 - not the fake movie, the real deal

       Remember Walter Rodney, Revolutionary

       Revolutionary poet: Askia Muhammad Toure

       Revolutionary poet: Jayne Cortez

       Videos of National Black Museum of Smithsonian

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

DETROIT 1967 - NOT THE FAKE MOVIE, THE REAL DEAL

       General Baker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCkMz70QP8Q

       Panel on Algiers Motel murders https://livestream.com/accounts/2710797/events/7618893/videos/160263364

       Detroit Afro Museum exhibit http://thewright.org/index.php/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions?id=733

       Academic panel https://www.c-span.org/video/?425540-3/1967-detroit-rebellion

       Black academics memory https://tinyurl.com/y95d2ah7

       Panel of Black activists https://livestream.com/accounts/2710797/events/7612976/videos/160123492

SISTERS OF THE STRUGGLE

       Ramona Africa http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Ramona_Africa

       Aleta Alston-Toure http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Aleta_Alston-Toure

       Elaine Brown http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Elaine_Brown

       Linda Burnham http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Linda_Burnham

       Ana Edwards http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Ana_Edwards

       Joan Gibbs http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Joan_Gibbs

       Joyce Johnson http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Joyce_Johnson

       Rosemari Mealy http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Rosemari_Mealy

       Barbara Ransby http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Barbara_Ransby

       Jamalah Rogers http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Jamalah_Rogers

REMEMBER WALTER RODNEY, REVOLUTIONARY

       Documentary film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqfcbmncFI0

       Biography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svWl7rmt4D4

       Lecture on race and class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9szjOu-yIPs

       On Black identity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGpXVHxFxcY

       Audio Book: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

o   chapter 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsSoIv-8Fa8

o   Chapter 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuxbSgDn9js

o   Chapter 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI5x9icxmr4

o   Chapter 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzaaa_9kQYc

o   Chapter 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bdEa5GBiMw

o   Chapter 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgv3qHBJUlk

REVOLUTIONARY POET! ASKIA MUHAMMAD TOURE

       http://www.nathanielturner.com/askiamtouretable.htm

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFwmsjiaHeU

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiTKQRfVu1Q

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyWFwuk1WUM

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUmDcHnh6J8

REVOLUTIONARY POET! JAYNE CORTEZ

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZhd1pUMfzM

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fd4CalceXg

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB3SY8xZtVk

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h0qYZTXaiI

VIDEOS OF BLACK MUSEUM OF SMITHSONIAN

They have regular programs and put the videos on line - do we agree with how they are presenting our history?  If we dont speak up who will? http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/106196698

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#42 8/14/2017

CONTENTS: THIS IS A SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE CURRENT CRISIS

TOOLS FOR THE RESISTANCE

       The plan? Our proposal is that the next step is a National Assembly of Black liberation forces. We work for local and statewide groups to form Black liberation assemblies to plan and engaged in coordinated education and actions that can mobilize thousands of Black people and allies around the pressing issues. In addition to building unity to defend against racist shock troops and the repression of the state, Black liberation assemblies begin to lay the foundation, help to develop the mass consciousness, make the connections and develop the resources for the holding of a National Assembly for Black liberation. United as a national Black liberation movement, we can meet the enemy and win. Local assemblies can unite forces at the local level Get in touch and get involved. We know we can win, but it takes unity, moving as a mighty force. Call, email, or visit us online

       A mass leaflet: Print 2-sided and distribute widely

       Draft Freedom Manifesto

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WHAT HAPPENED?

       Guardian https://tinyurl.com/yaw5kpns

       MSNBC http://www.msnbc.com/

       BBC http://www.bbc.com/news

       Democracy now https://tinyurl.com/yanu9tph

       Russia Today https://www.rt.com/

       Aljazeera https://tinyurl.com/y96jc3c2

WHAT IS FASCISM?

       WIKI  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

       Marxist theory: https://tinyurl.com/y98bnfa3

       https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/dimitrov/works/1935/unity.htm

WHAT IS AMERICAN FASCISM?

       Eye on the enemy - who are they?  https://www.splcenter.org/

       Gerald Horne https://tinyurl.com/y8gatylq

       Chris Hedges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUKn19Sg0vo

       History of the KKK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cayCYpxtIyo

       Neo-Nazi Movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e3T3VHmEkg

       Alt-Right https://tinyurl.com/y97lnrea

       The Trump factor https://tinyurl.com/y7q8jl7n

IS FASCISM IN THE WHITE HOUSE? IN CONGRESS?

       Trump as friendly fascism http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2015/08/07/donald-trump-and-friendly-fascism-reconsidered/

       Sebastian Gorka http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/sebastian-gorka-trump-adviser-linked-hungarian-right-wing-group-abruptly-n750451

       Stephen Miller https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/stephen-miller-duke-donald-trump

       Steve Bannon https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07/the-strange-origins-of-steve-bannons-nationalist-fantasia

       Tea Party https://web.stanford.edu/group/progressive/cgi-bin/?p=1147

WHAT ARE REVOLUTIONARY FORCES SAYING?

       Red Neck Revolt https://www.redneckrevolt.org/analysis

       RCP http://revcom.us/

       Workers World http://www.workers.org/2017/08/09/charlottesville-va-we-resist-the-racists-fight-the-fascists/

       Bill Fletcher http://billfletcherjr.com/blog/

#41 8/7/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic document to build the movement

       Dump the Trump regime: Stop the War on Black America

       Keep your eyes on the Trump flunky Ben Carson

       Remember Queen Mother Moore, Revolutionary

       All hail the mighty poet Linton Kwesi Johnson

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

DUMP THE TRUMP REGIME: STOP THE WAR ON BLACK AMERICA

About 70% of the Black community wants to IMPEACH TRUMP!  There is motion among many to get this fraud, this neo-fascist agent of capital.  We want the Black liberation forces to grab this opportunity to lead Black people into a major force in this movement for change to impeach trump and dump his whole damn system.  Here are the links to the current bills moving in Congress.  read them and spread the word that we can do this.

       Limit the capacity of the president: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1987

       Limit the presidents power to pardon: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/115/

       Objection to presidential conduct: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/456/

       BILL TO IMPEACH TRUMP: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/438/

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE TRUMP FLUNKY BEN CARSON

       Maxine Waters critique https://tinyurl.com/y9rgkere

       Privatize public housing https://tinyurl.com/y7njbx7s

       10 housing policies to watch https://tinyurl.com/ycjctj8s

       HUD budget cuts https://tinyurl.com/lszkwpf

REMEMBER QUEEN MOTHER MOORE, REVOLUTIONARY

       Biography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BFf0fikoNM

       Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb8EcaykWok

       Speech at Green Haven Prison https://vimeo.com/45375258

       Images https://tinyurl.com/y9adoxdq

       Analysis https://tinyurl.com/ybggs5wj

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY POET LINTON KWESI JOHNSON

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_nUnNioJI

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isMjvRpAckU

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGnJjQqtfYk

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puy8mKEi5DI

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8x4895go70

#40 7/31/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic document to build the movement

       Defend the Venezuelan revolution

       Dead Prez is dope!

       Black Power and Black athletes

       Mass media is poisoning Black minds

       Militant African culture

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

DEFEND THE VENEZUELAN REVOLUTION

       Afro-Venezuelans https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Venezuelan

       Hugo Chavez http://www.theroot.com/why-the-black-and-poor-loved-hugo-chavez-1790895492

       Free heating oil for the US poor https://tinyurl.com/bjm7j8l

       Imperialism attacks https://tinyurl.com/yawcfm4x

       Fight back https://tinyurl.com/y95j9xky

DEAD PREZ IS DOPE!

Each CD is a curriculum for the struggle - take a minute and listen to these hip hop cultural revolutionary voices

       Anti-capitalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9MAWAXZAY

       Malcolm, Garvey Huey   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvJ8MaA-3dQ

       80-20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHyLiZTMmqg

       Political education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttHukW70TAM

Full albums:

       Lets get free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmQBeVqeDzM

       RBG Revolutionary But Gangsta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTRrfFrldUw

       Information age https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftGHXkQ9iBc&list=PLJCycpZakZ7hDGnI_4bXES2klU_s4xofM

BLACK POWER AND BLACK ATHLETES

       Muhammad Ali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgHHgu6ybE4

       Mexico Olympics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCNkW2kNcjw

       Jim Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTgTEzcuJDc

       Washington U Football team https://tinyurl.com/ocql2aq

       Colin Kaepernick https://tinyurl.com/yc3zkyct

       Bingo Long and the Harlem All Stars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCJ_INhdW9M

MASS MEDIA IS POISONING BLACK MINDS

       Turn off the radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOMN9MY0oII

       Too much TV https://tinyurl.com/ybd6zymo

       Hollywood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_representation_in_Hollywood

       Newsrooms http://archives.cjr.org/feature/the_not-so-great_migration.php

       Racism http://fair.org/article/racism-and-mainstream-media/

MILITANT AFRICAN CULTURE

       Mykel Bishop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8MN00C5_ww

       Fela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zisHSsk9Og0

       RedBlack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKvUj2njwss

       Miriam Makeba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6AAtKmx6Qk

       Terry Callier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNJEh_Uxsbw

       Philip Cohran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi-wJ2F2n8k

       Bob Marley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUNQ_cmISVk

#39 7/24/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Remember Attica!

       Check the archive: Revolutionary Black journals

       Politics of Black People's hair

       Anti-capitalist R & B

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

REMEMBER ATTICA!

       https://vimeo.com/16298370

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhT6jhlRd_A

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9777CEDUaI

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBG1UkxrMG0

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgP0lkqPNk

       https://vimeo.com/18997026

CHECK THE ARCHIVE: REVOLUTIONARY BLACK JOURNALS

       Soulbook http://theblm.net/saladin/organizations/#sb

       The African World http://mediaandthemovement.unc.edu/2013/11/02/the-african-world/

       Race Today https://tinyurl.com/ybuxzuoe

       Freedomways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-6sK838Q44

       Justice Speaks http://theblm.net/saladin/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Justice-Speaks_1985-1989.pdf

POLITICS OF BLACK PEOPLES HAIR

       Black Studies Research http://www.murchisoncenter.org/cyberhair/index.html

       Bias Against Black Natural Hair https://tinyurl.com/y9xvza7k

       War on Black braids https://tinyurl.com/mh862mz

       Some history of misconceptions https://tinyurl.com/yd6gooue

       The musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dyl0j3WU6Y

       Letter to my hair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxkPG2zhIMY

       A natural hair anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvZZDtokHyE

ANTI-CAPITALIST R & B

       O'Jays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXE_n2q08Yw

       Gladys Knight & The Pips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X37meE0NZ_c

       Terry Callier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAI9rzChd00

       James Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncvBBjb3iU4

       Common, John Legend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUZOKvYcx_o

       Nina Simone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd7pW3Ndd-4

       Gregory Porter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj5z4SbrH20&list=RDmbIzd6LvAL4&index=7

       Ray Charles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b87sO7I8cRI

       Stylistics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2owZXPyeilc

#38 7/17/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Use the free Internet library by Project Gutenberg

       Battlefronts

       How will ending medicaid impact Black people?

       Marxism and the African American National Question

       Sister songs

       Marvin Gaye

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

USE THE FREE INTERNET LIBRARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

There are over 270 books by and about Black people available free online.  Check it out?  What books are missing that we need to digitize? https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=african+american

BATTLEFRONTS

       Jackson https://www.thenation.com/article/meet-the-radical-workers-cooperative-growing-in-the-heart-of-the-deep-south/

       Chicago http://revcom.us/a/499/standing-up-police-retaliation-en.html

       Detroit http://www.workers.org/2017/07/15/political-prisoner-the-rev-pinkney-free-at-last/#.WWomF1GQxdg

       Atlanta http://projectsouth.org/youth-programs/youth-speak-truth-radio/

HOW WILL ENDING MEDICAID IMPACT BLACK PEOPLE?

       Statistics http://tinyurl.com/ycne9bbf

       Hurt https://tinyurl.com/y8dxnnbh

       More hurt https://tinyurl.com/ycudgk4w

       Even more hurt https://tinyurl.com/y7lqkuqt

MARXISM AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN NATIONAL QUESTION

A new communist movement developed after the mass spontaneous movements of the 1960s.  There was a major study of the Black experience and the road to Black liberation.  Here are some of the key documents

       Amilcar Cabral/Paul Robeson Collective https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1a/index.htm#acpr

       League for Proletarian Revolution https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1a/h-s-4.pdf

       Marxist Leninist Collective https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1a/mlc-black-nation.htm

       Marxist Leninist League https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1a/mll-black-national-question.pdf

       The New Voice https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1a/new-voice-nation/index.htm

       Philadelphia Wo0rkers Organizing Committee https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1a/pwoc-bnq/index.htm

       October League https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/periodicals/class-struggle-us/ol-self-det.htm

       Revolutionary Union https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-8/red-papers-5/index.htm

       Black Workers Congress https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-2/bwc-1/section6.htm

       League of Revolutionary Black Workers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJd_MvJVzg

SISTER SONGS

       Women of the sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGkG80r9k1g

       Four women https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSU5n7MElxw

       Bacchanal Lady https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFROZgp2lm0

       Joan Little http://tinyurl.com/yaq2hrxd

       A rose is still a rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtMUQbnT_Lo

       Sister Sadie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J04qzCdVZqk

MARVIN GAYE

       Inner City Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Ykv1D0qEE&list=RD8s17iiJvg0E&index=4

       Whats Going On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbZYRZpNc64&list=RD8s17iiJvg0E&index=5

       Documentary film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ud1ax8ztvY

       Save the Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpj_1BJT0Q&list=PLG55-U1jq0EBohdoyRjag1NPUvQOn8fWv&index=42

       Mercy, Mercy Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BA6fFGMjI&index=10&list=PLG55-U1jq0EBohdoyRjag1NPUvQOn8fWv

#37 7/10/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic document to build the movement

       Reports from the Battlefronts

       The food crisis: production, distribution and consumption

       Bill Epton: Revolutionary fighter and proletarian intellectual

       Support Black prisoners of war

       Black comedians ain't no joke

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

REPORTS FROM THE BATTLEFRONTS (SEE ATTACHED)

As we organize for the National Assembly to Rebuild the Black Liberation Movement we are calling for reports from local struggles and summations of major battlefronts.  We are fighting on many fronts and we need share information to become a might national movement.

1.     Speech at the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) conference in Richmond, VA on 6-17-17

2.     Report from Black Workers for Justice

3.     Document of the Sao Paulo Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean for a meeting in Managua, Nicaragua in July 2017

4.     City of Newark 50th commemoration of 1967 Uprising

THE FOOD CRISIS: PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION,AND CONSUMPTION

       Black hunger 1968 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfNSKEDYSz0

       Guerrilla gardener https://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la

       Mass poisoning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n0IZu8WI4g

       Factory farming http://www.themeatrix.com/

       Poison in the Soda Pop http://nutrition2success.com/soda.php

       GM food is dangerous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkO6pzeh0aM

BILL EPTON: REVOLUTIONARY FIGHTER AND PROLETARIAN INTELLECTUAL, 1932 - 2002

He was a Black communist based in Harlem and has the distinction of having been charged with an attempt to overthrow the US government.  He should be remembered for his theoretical and practical example

       Background https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Epton

       We accuse (his statement in court) http://www.mltranslations.org/US/epton.htm

       The struggle of Black people https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/periodicals/proletarian-cause/article2.htm

       United Theory with practice https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/periodicals/proletarian-cause/article9.htm

       New York Times https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/1960-1970/epton-denies.pdf

       https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/1960-1970/defends-views.pdf

       Freedom Now Party https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/1960-1970/freedom-now-party.htm

       Black Self-determination https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/1960-1970/epton-self.htm

SUPPORT BLACK PRISONERS OF WAR

       16 Black Panthers http://www.colorlines.com/articles/16-black-panthers-still-behind-bars

       Mumia Abu-Jamal http://www.mumia-themovie.com/, http://www.freemumia.com/

       Prison Radio http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia

BLACK COMEDIANS AIN'T NO JOKE

       Richard Prior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHeOeMoxsnU

       Moms Mabley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxUJPatZNVw

       Dick Gregory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dooXGb-vky4

       Whoopi Goldberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy3NWh1b3Vg

       David Chappelle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZHrSK0l3dY

       Wanda Sykes http://www.cc.com/video-clips/pbx24n/stand-up-wanda-sykes--government-scare-tactics

#36 7/3/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Clean water is a battle front for Black Liberation!

       Remember to study the life and thinking of Malcolm X

       Documents of the struggle for Black women's liberation

       Black voices for socialism

       History of the fight for reparations in the Caribbean

       Music of the African liberation struggle

       Protest blues

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

CLEAN WATER IS A BATTLEFRONT FOR BLACK LIBERATION!

       East Chicago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnon10o7caw

       Flint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMvh57qJ6ZU

       Detroit: https://peopleswaterboard.org/

       http://wethepeopleofdetroit.com/

       Philadelphia: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2015/12/9/inside-philadelphias-filthy-schools.html

       Mississippi: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/05/18/vicksburg-water-crisis/329559001/

       California: http://time.com/4017476/a-town-without-water/

REMEMBER TO STUDY THE LIFE AND THOUGHT OF MALCOLM X

       Detroit Speeches http://www.brothermalcolm.net/aug04index.html

       Parents http://brothermalcolm.net/PARENTS/

       Family http://brothermalcolm.net/family/mxfamily.html

       On video http://brothermalcolm.net//video/

       His speeches http://brothermalcolm.net/mxwords/whathesaidarchive.html

       His words http://brothermalcolm.net/mxwords/mxwords.html

       Study guide http://brothermalcolm.net/studyguide/studyguide.html

DOCUMENTS OF THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK WOMEN'S LIBERATION

       Sojourner Truth (1851) https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/sojtruth-woman.asp

       Frances Beale (1969) http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/196.html

       Third World Women's Alliance (1970) http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/wlmpc_wlmms01009/

       Combahee River Collective (1977) http://circuitous.org/scraps/combahee.html

       Angela Davis (1981) https://www.marxists.org/subject/women/authors/davis-angela/housework.htm

BLACK VOICES FOR SOCIALISM

       Cedric Robinson https://libcom.org/files/Black%20Marxism-Cedric%20J.%20Robinson.pdf

       Marxism in Africa https://www.marxists.org/subject/africa/index.htm

       Harry Haywood https://www.marxists.org/archive/haywood/index.htm

       Claudia Jones https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/claudia-jones-communist/

       Minkah Makalani http://www.aaihs.org/black-women-communists-and-pan-africanism-an-interview-with-minkah-makalani/

HISTORY OF THE FIGHT FOR REPARATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, delivered the seventh Annual George Lamming Distinguished Lecture at The UWI Cave Hill Campusí Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) in Barbados. Vice-Chancellor Beckles spoke on the theme ďBritainís Perfect Caribbean Crime: Ignored Genocide, Faked Emancipation, Insincere Independence, and No ReparationsĒ. https://www.uwitv.org/publ/7th-annual-george-lamming-distinguished-lecture-2

MUSIC OF THE AFRICAN LIBERATION STRUGGLES

       South Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on4E0SPDh5Q

       Angola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvkfthTboVg

       Zimbabwe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9auSLhnhSao&list=PLA2330BBECF468FAC

       Mozambique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ5G_0toY68

       Namibia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyPhx6FHCeA&list=PLxI9uQvb9mdhdJJH9g9vnvbK5KefCGdfA

       Guinea-Bissau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeInj7EVGt0

PROTEST BLUES

       Jim Crow Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pejC6hFJcVM&index=8&list=PLDcIuBQyUPTo1b4P0s0nIoHjn4Yx6Lbe_

       Get back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWQwTBAdblg&list=PLis1_3McClckGsmWfXoTgDmPb47zrJEq5&index=8

       None of us are free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFkmRp_G2uo&list=RDeFkmRp_G2uo#t=0

       Freedom Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlAtjRYvFIY

       Think about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGXU7268Z50

       Backlash blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pj9AucSc9Y&index=149&list=PLis1_3McClckGsmWfXoTgDmPb47zrJEq5

#35 6/26/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Reports from the Battlefronts:

1.     ďTake tha House Back,Ē a Detroit-made music video

2.     PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE:  Long Live International Solidarity!

       Directory of Black activist theoreticians

       Important organizations of the Black Liberation Struggle: Part 2

       Black scholars for our Liberation

       George Jackson

       Songs for our children

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

"TAKE THA HOUSE BACK" A DETROIT-MADE MUSIC VIDEO

       Culture that advances the struggle (see attached also).  It is time to recruit cultural workers to perform the struggle on every battlefront. http://vimeo.com/willseemusic/tthb

PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE:  LONG LIVE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY

       See attached summation and this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDluGnhOBh4

DIRECTORY OF BLACK ACTIVIST THEORETICIANS

       http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/

IMPORTANT ORGANIZATIONS OF THE BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENT: PART 2

       Black Alliance for Just Immigration http://blackalliance.org/

       Southerners on New Ground http://southernersonnewground.org/

       Alliance for Educational Justice https://www.facebook.com/4EdJustice/

       Ella Baker Center for Human Rights http://ellabakercenter.org/

       The Workers Center for Racial Justice https://www.facebook.com/center4racialjustice/

       The Black Out Collective http://www.blackoutcollective.org/#Home

       Dignity and Power Now http://dignityandpowernow.org/

       Color of Change https://www.colorofchange.org/

       Black Liberation Collective http://www.blackliberationcollective.org/

       Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity http://boldorganizing.org/

       Women of Color Network http://www.wocninc.org/

       Center for Third World Organizing http://ctwo.org/

       Prison Action Network https://www.facebook.com/Prison-Action-Network-132880580095839/

BLACK SCHOLARS FOR OUR LIBERATION:

       Barbara Ransby

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-TYfbkn1lo

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quikzpcMSZA

       Robin Kelley

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI5N-O5Hqj8

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9MJAxpWKYA

       Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmHqbLtMJUc

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGwRqvwc-Mk

       Gerald Horne

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C71DIrOmkBM

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7A2rL51JxY

GEORGE JACKSON: A Panther Revolutionary

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XRuLlwx1sw

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Va-wxoJYQ

       https://vimeo.com/100361380

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKh-agZxePM

       Soledad Brothers Audio book

o   Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca2VPAeuOO8

o   Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYKS98gCytY

o   Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLEOjN-rB-U

o   Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8SEkZ6SIRg

o   Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VghdPlDITjY

o   Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oiu8MvG-NE

o   Part 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Ca2kO7Dmc

SONGS FOR OUR CHILDREN

       Doug Carn - Welcome & Little B's Poem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0BbBc5IGG4

       Gregory Porter - Don't Lose Your Steam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZyB4Bxrxg

       Nina Simone To Be Young Gifted And Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEMOxRxcJpo

       Terry Callier - Brother To Brother https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85jcMjOEjBY&index=24&list=PLf3CnvFfUcFTuOBMsC0kE2mF7RSixbrZR

       We are the World https://www.vevo.com/watch/usa-for-africa/we-are-the-world/US25U0812378

       What a Wonderful World | Playing For Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddLd0QRf7Vg

#34 6/18/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Important organizations of the Black Liberation Movement: Part 1

       The New Dawn: discussion of anti-capitalist Black liberation theory

       The movement will survive state surveillance

       Women in leadership from the history of our struggle

       Paul Robeson: a great champion for Black liberation and world revolution

       Music created by world unity

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf  or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

Sign your friends and comrades up to get the Bulletin!

IMPORTANT ORGANIZATIONS OF THE BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENT: PART 1

We are a diverse set of organization located all over the country.  Yes there are differences, but our agreements and unity far exceed any fundamental differences we have at this stage of the struggle.  The rich and the military have taken over the country and directly have begun vicious attacks against all of us.  Who can argue that now is the time to remain disunited?  Who will argue for unity

       Project South http://projectsouth.org/

       Organization for Black Struggle http://www.obs-stl.org/

       Dream Defenders http://www.dreamdefenders.org/

       People Organized for Progress http://njpop.org/wordpress/

       Southern Workers Assembly http://southernworker.org/

       Malcolm X Grassroots Movement https://mxgm.org/

       Black Youth Project 100 http://byp100.org/

       National Conference of Black Lawyers http://www.ncbl.org/

       Anti-Eviction Campaign https://www.facebook.com/chiantieviction/

       Left Roots https://leftroots.net/

       Black Lives Matter http://blacklivesmatter.com/

       Black Workers for Justice http://blackworkersforjustice.com/

       Black Agenda Report https://www.blackagendareport.com/

       African Peoples Socialist Party http://apspuhuru.org/

       SNCC Legacy Project http://www.sncclegacyproject.org/

       New Era http://neweradetroit.com/

THE NEW DAWN: DISCUSSIONS OF ANTI-CAPITALIST BLACK LIBERATION THEORY

The New Dawn podcast is an initiative of the Race and Capitalism project.  This project is led by University of Chicago Professor of Political Science Michael C. Dawson.  The project team also includes Megan Ming Francis (University of Washington), Tianna Paschel (University of California-Berkeley), and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton University). http://csrpc.uchicago.edu/programs/projects/new_dawn_podcast/

THE MOVEMENT WILL SURVIVE STATE SURVEILLANCE

       Mississippi https://vimeo.com/64760874

       Chicago https://archive.org/details/733108#

       FBI National http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/fbeyes

       FBI on Malcolm X https://vault.fbi.gov/malcolm-little-malcolm-x

       COINTELPRO https://archive.org/details/FBI-COINTELPRO-BLACK

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP FROM THE HISTORY OF OUR STRUGGLE

       Ida B Wells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Vk_TfMWbA

       Charlotta Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QGzxT0v7Zs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnhUAuVOA98

       Dorothy Height https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5534&v=AHwFaa1WZnA

       Ella Baker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68U57yi9F1E, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHmXeFVvk4c, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlLVPZr5qMw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F5WI5GMjeM

       Queen Mother Moore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq0-kfzbMgw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhq5cD3f3oI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BFf0fikoNM

       Fannie Lou Hamer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Kk3s12ZYg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cAqdCIC74k

PAUL ROBESON

       Here I Stand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUki-v-NvoE

       Congressional testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTFYnXJSCm8

       Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDb9nM_iiXw

       Documentary Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPRS-GX9n-A

       Documentary Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgCtDoFz7TA

MUSIC CREATED BY WORLD UNITY

Playing for Change is a revolutionary project making music

       Lean on me https://playingforchange.com/videos/lean-on-me/

       Stand by me https://playingforchange.com/videos/stand-by-me-song-around-the-world/

       Talking bout a revolution https://playingforchange.com/videos/talkin-bout-revolution-clarence-bekker/

       Whats going on https://playingforchange.com/videos/whats-going-on/

       Words of wonder-Get up https://playingforchange.com/videos/words-of-wonder-get-up-stand-up/

       What a wonderful world https://playingforchange.com/videos/what-a-wonderful-world/

#33 6/12/2017

CONTENTS

       Time to revisit the classic revolutionary film: The Battle of Algiers

       We support the struggle of the masses of Afro-Columbian people

       Sisters who lead Black Lives Matter

       Voices of the Black working class: Clarence Thomas

       John La Rose: A world class revolutionary intellectual activist

       Caribbean music honoring Martin Luther King

TIME TO REVISIT THE CLASSIC REVOLUTIONARY FILM: THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

This movie demonstrates that a people united can never be defeated, even after terrible things happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_N2wyq7fCE

WE SUPPORT THE STRUGGLES OF THE MASSES OF AFRO-COLUMBIAN PEOPLE

       Statement by the Permanent Assembly of Black Women in the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman in Cali | ACSN https://afrocolombian.org/2017/06/05/statement-by-the-permanent-assembly-of-black-women-in-the-office-of-the-human-rights-ombudsman-in-cali/

       Protest March of Afro Colombian People https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd1smhImKY

SISTERS WHO LEAD BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

       Alicia Garza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKtqVPdfkfI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-mACdR2Cw

       Patrisse Cullors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT4kV1wL-Pc, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUyc5EAAWEY

       Opal Tometi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho_v_iN-JM8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DImTkGfjCb0

VOICES OF THE BLACK WORKING CLASS: CLARENCE THOMAS

This is our Clarence Thomas! A militant working class leader with a trade union history as a Longshoreman

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2PTLF9cxqY

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCG26zLttXY

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbv4U-PuzDg

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDlPL_RoJ9k

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzQfPLiz5wg

JOHN LA ROSE: A BLACK WORLD CLASS REVOLUTIONARY INTELLECTUAL ACTIVIST

A person is what they do and think, but also in what legacy continues on.  John La Rose was a great thinker, a man of action, and his legacy lives on!

       Dream to change the world https://vimeo.com/56212622

       Radical Black and Third World Bookfair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVpZUQtIkX8

       New Beacon Books https://repeatingislands.com/2014/11/30/new-beacon-books-britains-first-black-bookshop/

       New Beacon Bookshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8qYcNX9Gj8

       New Beacon Bookshop saved https://tinyurl.com/y8zlyfr5

CARIBBEAN MUSIC HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING

It is important to embrace the cultural production of the African Diaspora.  We are not alone.  Our future is guaranteed with unity.

       Lucky Dube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOET_F0WZTg

       Lord Brynner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_W9UN0ElGM

       Fullerton Reggae https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acg4BLItlr4

       Mighty Sparrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns_ROvH7TNU

       Reggae Refix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkFBSQFNdvs

       Black Stalin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_JDWRjTg3Q

       Max Romeo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUO-Ui9oJEM

       Mighty Duke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZABs3z7R90

       Lord Allrounder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOy4WOxNQZs

#32 6/5/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Willie Baptist: Another Black working class voice

       2017 is the anniversary of the 1967 Black Power conference in Newark

       ALSC: Another Black United Front in the 18970s

       The Lumpen: A Black Panther funk band

       Black sculptors have served the people with proud images

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

WILLIE BAPTIST: ANOTHER BLACK WORKING CLASS VOICE

       The 4 C's of Leadership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR0P_S2dPUU

       The poverty initiative https://vimeo.com/34524614

       Reigniting MLK's Poor People's Campaign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0m30ArOgbc

       Break the isolation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IwL5A7ERfw

       "Poverty and Homelessness is Big Business" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIBk8jzJy_M

2017 IS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1967 BLACK POWER CONFERENCE IN NEWARK

The history of the Black Liberation Movement can be told through the key conferences that summed up and often changed the direction of the struggle.  The Black Power conference in Newark is one.

       http://riseupnewark.com/chapters/chapter-3/part-3/the-black-power-conference/

       http://blackpower.web.unc.edu/2017/04/1967-newark-black-power-conference/

       http://libguides.rutgers.edu/c.php?g=336802&p=2272269

       https://vimeo.com/183423958

       http://blog.nj.com/newark_350_co_community_foundation_of_nj/2016/09/conference_looks_back_at_1967.html

       https://www.democracynow.org/2007/7/13/on_40th_anniversary_of_newark_rebellion

       https://www.blackagendareport.com/karen_spellman_sncc_black_power

       http://www.sncclegacyproject.org/projects/black-power-50th

ALSC: ANOTHER BLACK UNITED FRONT IN THE 1970s

The African Liberation Support Committee was the leading Black united front in the 1970s.  It stimulated a great ideological debate that raised the consciousness level of militant fighters on all battlefronts fighting for Black liberation.

       Black Unity: Breaking the chains of oppression (1972) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmcbne_3eFQ

       Documents: http://africanactivist.msu.edu/browse_results.php?category=all&member=African%20Liberation%20Support%20Committee&org=African%20Liberation%20Support%20Committee

       On 1974 debate https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/periodicals/unity-struggle/us-3-6.pdf

       CAP Summation https://www.marxists.org/history//erol/ncm-1a/cap-alsc-3.htm

       Forward Motion summation https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-7/pul-buf.htm

       Academic article http://www.jpanafrican.org/docs/vol4no5/4.5TheAfrican-American.pdf

THE LUMPEN: A BLACK PANTHER FUNK BAND

There is no revolution unless we can sing and dance about it!

       Bobby must be set free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e01mZDrdmLw

       All you need is a loaded gun http://www.wnyc.org/story/the-lumpen-black-panther-party-funk/

       Overview and background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIyBxifgLmk

       The legacy will never be forgotten https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BzQbu9FWsg

BLACK SCULPTORS HAVE SERVE THE PEOPLE WITH PROUD IMAGES

Marion Perkins

       images https://tinyurl.com/y72r9t5g   

       analysis https://www.chipublib.org/fa-marion-perkins-papers/

Augusta Savage

       images https://tinyurl.com/y9drevej  

       analysis https://www.biography.com/people/augusta-savage-40495

Richmond Barthe

       images https://tinyurl.com/yadw6bl2

       analysis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_Barth%C3%A9

Gwendolyn Knight

       images https://tinyurl.com/y8l4bk8n   

       analysis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwendolyn_Knight#External_links

#31 5/29/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Saladin Muhammad: Another Black working class revolutionary voice

       The fight over public housing

       The attack on public education

       The strong songs of the Fruit of Labor

       Black people dance as an affirmation of freedom

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

SALADIN MUHAMMAD: ANOTHER BLACK WORKING CLASS REVOLUTIONARY VOICE

       Powerpoint http://theblm.net/saladin/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Saladin-project-ppt.pptx

       Autobiography http://theblm.net/saladin/autobiography/

       Writings http://theblm.net/saladin/writings/

       Videos http://theblm.net/saladin/video-interviews/

       10 Key questions http://theblm.net/saladin/10-key-questions/

       Organizations http://theblm.net/saladin/organizations/

       Movement resources http://theblm.net/saladin/links/

THE FIGHT OVER PUBLIC HOUSING

       Chicago https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150806/old-town/after-20-years-of-work-cabrini-green-documentary-ready-for-its-premiere

       St Louis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKgZM8y3hso

       New York http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/the-voices-of-public-housing-speak-out-665576515766

       Mississippi http://www.mscenterforjustice.org/our-work/housing/public-housing

       Cleveland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxnyzlLaiXw

THE ATTACK ON PUBLIC EDUCATION

       Trump budget https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trumps-first-full-education-budget-deep-cuts-to-public-school-programs-in-pursuit-of-school-choice/2017/05/17/2a25a2cc-3a41-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.62632aa11fcb

       Devos speech https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/05/16/this-is-the-new-betsy-devos-speech-everyone-should-read/?utm_term=.8c69f14e18bc

       Student loan crisis https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/04/21/devo-a21.html

       School vouchers don't work http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-devos-vouchers-20170228-story.html

THE STRONG SONGS OF THE FRUIT OF LABOR

When the people sing they conjure up the spirit power needed for sustaining the resistance.

"The Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble, their songs and music was born out of the struggle of organizing African American workers in the ďBlack BeltĒ region of North Carolina and the South. More than twenty two workers, at various times, have participated in this dynamic cultural workers organization. Recruited from workplace and community struggles, they have captured in music oppressed peoplesí and the working classí history of community and workplace struggles." http://fruitoflabor.org/

BLACK PEOPLE DANCE AS AN AFFIRMATION OF FREEDOM

       Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdMFRR5UZxI

       "Steps of the Gods"

o   (part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN0G7xItwo

o   (part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7xjrIOXF4A

o   (part 3)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSi_AUX9Tr8

       INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE http://www.iabdassociation.org/

#30 5/22/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Key lessons from US history

       Pittsburgh militants win housing battle

       Nelson Perry: Another Black working class voice

       Liberation politics in the music and life of Charlie Mingus

       Documentary films of the freedom movement

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

KEY LESSONS FROM US HISTORY

The general narrative of US history often leaves key moments out.  We need to remind ourselves about what actually happened.  For example:

       Bacon's Rebellion (How White Supremacy Began in the USA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBICAUGqUqs

       Stono Rebellion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XVfgGfTKK0

       Shay's Rebellion 1787 - REVOLT Against the Blue Blood Masons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEoeK5MvEdY

       Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C71DIrOmkBM

PITTSBURGH MILITANTS WIN HOUSING BATTLE

Carl Redmond a leader in the Black Left Unity Movement was in the leadership of a housing struggle.  We fight to win one battle at a time.

       https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2017/04/27/redwood-milliones-stop-ura-plan-to-buy-hill-properties/

NELSON PERRY: ANOTHER BLACK WORKING CLASS VOICE

       The Education of An American Revolutionary http://library.fora.tv/2007/09/15/Education_of_An_American_Revolutionary

       From the field, to the factory, to the street http://www.speakersforanewamerica.com/AAQ.html

       Obit http://rallycomrades.lrna.org/nelson-peery/

LIBERATION POLITICS IN THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF CHARLIE MINGUS

       Work song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heVcGt7qWns

       Fables of Faubus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXuZBywW4gA&list=RDDXuZBywW4gA#t=0

       Blues and roots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KcMfQhn6w

       Shooting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqb_QUsnKbg

       1968 https://vimeo.com/10769018

DOCUMENTARY FILMS ON THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT

       History of the Civil Rights movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlYPMlHl-88

       Freedom Riders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcvsWXrS2PI

       1963 March on Washington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bczaCyS3tw

       1963 Chicago school boycotts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgj7JKY3nP4

       Gay man in the Civil Rights Movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC0-TZ3vft4&index=34&list=PLh-7EvrfTlPGzNngtcZSnm36tH3BnFWZK

       Eyes on the prize https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts10IVzUDVw&list=PLOwK3r1sMvSZVth7XGlcpfLSjS3tAp90T

#29 5/15/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic document to build the movement

       Fighting racism by removing Confederate monuments in New Orleans

       What can be gained by electing Black mayors?

       Time to study once again the writings of James Boggs

       The wisdom of Audre Lorde

       Black history music by Duke Ellington

       The current teachings of Dead Prez

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

FIGHTING RACISM BY REMOVING CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS IN NEW ORLEANS

       The debate http://www.wdsu.com/article/buffer-zone-the-debate-for-and-against-the-confederate-monuments/3236233confederate-monument-removal-new-orleans#stream/0

       Protests https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/08/new-orleans-confederate-monument-removal-protests/312608001/

       Victory http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/strong-emotions-over-court-ruling-to-take-confederate-monuments-down/420294908

       The take down http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/us/new-orleans-confederate-monument-removal/

WHAT CAN BE GAINED BY ELECTING BLACK MAYORS

       Harold Washington http://eblackchicago.org/HAROLD/

       Ras Baraka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaS9-7lFaNA

       Chokwe Lumumba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UItDfmtyBw

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN2VVLtEOlI

       Chokwe Antar Lumumba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BKg41XHiGw

       Bad examples? https://www.jetmag.com/news/kwame-kilpatrick-corrupt-black-mayors/

TIME TO STUDY ONCE AGAIN THE WRITINGS OF JAMES BOGGS

There is a great deal of talk about needing the revolutionary leadership from Black workers.  James Boggs is a great example.

       The Awesome Responsibilities of Revolutionary Leadership https://www.freedomarchives.org/Documents/Finder/Black%20Liberation%20Disk/Black%20Power!/SugahData/Books/Boggs.S.pdf

       The American Revolution: Pages From a Negro Worker's Notebook http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/amreboggs.html

       Manifesto for a Black revolutionary party http://collections.mun.ca/cdm/ref/collection/radical/id/34642

       Towards a new concept of citizenship http://www.boggscenter.org/new_concept_citizenship_jboggs_1976.html

       History #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb1QzvCQ-jA

       History #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywjrbGdsrO4

       History #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuTEpk0YZcY

THE WISDOM OF AUDRE LORDE

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

       UCLA speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUXj0BVQkpw

       Theory of difference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkwj0znbuoQ

       There is No Hierarchy of Oppressions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1pNsLsHsfs

       Berlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eMvnxxFhbM

       Bio clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diHzbQNyO2k

BLACK HISTORY MUSIC BY DUKE ELLINGTON

       Say it loud https://beta.prx.org/stories/167301?play=true

       Symphony in Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8RzW4Huo_Y

       Black, Brown & Beige https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM2N8_H4me0

       Take the A train to Harlem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY

       Black and Tan Fantasy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLJmgzMnOjQ

       Duke and John Coltrane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0HvfzME_Po

THE CURRENT TEACHINGS OF DEAD PREZ  

This is rap music for the revolutionary struggle!

       Police state https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c_UdWo4Zek

       Scar Strangled Banner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7fAKhmlQ1k

       We need a revolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgPje57RIxw

       They schools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpipOqP_1C0

       Your way and my way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHyLiZTMmqg

       We can learn how to do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttHukW70TAM

#28 5/8/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       First Black bookstore in England fights onto survive

       Historical cases of Black workers organizing to fight

       The experience of Haiti is important for all of us

       Fela: Master of African freedom music

       Enslaved African fought back never accepting the slave system

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

FIRST BLACK BOOKSTORE IN ENGLAND FIGHTS ON TO SURVIVE

This institution was created in 1966 by a collective led by John La Rose and has been a major institution in Black Studies and the struggle for social justice, including the Radical Black and Third World Bookfairs (1982 - 1995)  They also have created the George Padmore Institute http://www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/

This is a BBC video of how the community has activated to keep the bookshop alive as it continues to serve the community https://www.facebook.com/BBCStories/videos/10154980712325659/

HISTORICAL CASES OF BLACK WORKERS ORGANIZING TO FIGHT

The majority of Black people have always been workers, so most organizations have in fact been made up of Black workers.  The following are the organizations with clear goals and leadership that reflects the Black worker.

       1860s  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colored_National_Labor_Union

       1920s  American Negro Labor Congress

       1930s  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Struggle_for_Negro_Rights

       1960s  http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/rbwstudy.html

       1970s  http://www.cbtu.org/index.php

       1980s  http://blackworkersforjustice.com/

THE EXPERIENCE OF HAITI IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US

       Haitian revolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOGVgQYX6SU

       African Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfQ8nrwMFtg

       David Rudder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PDuOxwAS3I

       The untold story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcV6NTqoyAc

       University of the West Indies https://www.uwitv.org/prog/region-talk-haiti-one-us-documentary

       Voodoo trance drumming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2_SfYx97U

FELA: MASTER OF AFRICAN FREEDOM MUSIC

       Why black man they suffer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozyZEJiig8U&index=16&list=RD9Q2F2TaRghE

       Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zisHSsk9Og0

       T. T. (International Thief Thief) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6yM6HLADbE

       Colonial Mentality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q2F2TaRghE

       You Gimme Shit I Give You Shit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tGuY-GZ3PU&list=RD9Q2F2TaRghE&index=27

ENSLAVED AFRICANS FOUGHT BACK NEVER ACCEPTING THE SLAVE SYSTEM

Our ancestors never stopped fight to get free.  What are you gonna do to continue that fight today?

       Stono Rebellion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUt6DnSH9cU

       The Black Seminoles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXLZ0f1Dk4E

       Jamaica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5-W5oKnfk

       Gabriel's Conspiracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpvZXqTHX9w

       Nat Turner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM1EDjeYR2I

       Mississippi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o2ey__ZtNI

       Denmark Vesey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGORL_sOokQ

#27 5/1/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic Documents to build the movement

       What does our movement say about the liberation of Black women

       The crisis of unemployment

       There is much to learn from the Black Panther Party

       Black Power music

       Check early Black TV

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

WHAT DOES OUR MOVEMENT SAY ABOUT THE LIBERATION OF BLACK WOMEN

There is considerable unity in what many movement organizations are saying, but of course there are some differences, mainly about emphasis.  (See the attached document) Therefore we are all challenged to find ways to unite and coordinate our resistance.  We are more powerful when we pull together as we did during the 1960's in the Black Power conferences, in the 1970's in the African Liberation Support Committee, and in the 1990's in the Black Radical Congress.  Sisters, we need your leadership!

THE CRISIS OF UNEMPLOYMENT

       The Real News http://therealnews.com/t2/story:18921:Unemployment-Rate-Hides-the-Historically-Low-Employment-Rate

       NPR http://www.npr.org/2016/02/05/465748249/african-americans-face-uncertain-reality-despite-low-unemployment-rate

       Los Angeles Black Worker Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTKhNc98GIc

       Chicago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQ1H4fNpmY

       Mississippi history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Gvb1wjEp4

THERE IS MUCH TO LEARN FROM THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY!

One of the most important Black liberation organizations of the 20th century was the Black Panther Party.  Some of these brave comrades gave their lives for the struggle, and some remain locked up in prison even today.  We learn from them as we prepare for the future!

       Film Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnoLuTH2W5o

       Texts https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/workers/black-panthers/

       Film Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bcubkt6BwY

       Huey Newton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEmUexGP_vY

       Elaine Brown http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Elaine_Brown

       Bobby Seale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRPi0UBNV-M

       Kathleen Cleaver http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Kathleen_Cleaver

       Fred Hampton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VDeeIomV1U

       Kiilu Nyasha http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Kiilu_Nyasha

BLACK POWER MUSIC

       Chi-Lites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSIr5a4L8os

       James Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRSAVDlpDI

       Mixed Tape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrZw6RIIBNo&list=PLAF2BD36CAF76EAE2

       Movement Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw4mf5vRSQM&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor

       More songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4H0rwumscA&list=PLgYmPlO0u9yigekYsAgpMNY_y1gpkdCKb

CHECK EARLY BLACK TV

       Soul Train http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/documentary/soul-train.html

       American Black Journal (Detroit) http://abj.matrix.msu.edu/index.php

       Tony Brown's Black Journal https://www.youtube.com/user/TonyBrownsJournal

       Bird of the Iron Feather (Chicago) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHWF1y6A5PM

#26 4/23/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       What's next after spontaneous mass protests

       POP leads Black New Jersey in developing a Black Agenda

       Black liberation lectures from Detroit

       Look through the eyes of the Black artist and see yourself

       Jazz and the Black Experience

       Black Power Music

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

WHAT'S NEXT AFTER SPONTANEOUS MASS PROTESTS

We know we have to fight back against every attack.  We know we have to build multiple battlefronts to resist.  And we have been doing this.  But we need more, we need to look beyond to the next stage of struggle.  This attached paper lays out a path forward.  See Three Waves of Struggle - attached.

POP LEADS BLACK NEW JERSEY IN DEVELOPING A BLACK AGENDA

by Larry Adams, Vice Chair POP

Continuing to meet, discuss and debate, the NJ Black Agenda Project has produced the "The NJ Black Agenda Abstract--Draft 2," here attached.  We have begun meeting around the Agenda with gubernatorial candidates: John Wiszniewski, Ray Leszniak,  and Ray Murphy.  Meeting with Jim Johnson, the one Afro-American candidate is to come.  On May Day, after rallying with an immigrant -led coalition, we will march to a candidates' forum , where, in addition to distributing the coalition's immigrant-centered demands, we will distribute the Agenda, to forum attendees to consolidate it's constituency and to build for a People's Assembly.  Comments, criticisms, additions etc. to the Agenda, by Bulletin readers are welcomed. 

BLACK LIBERATION LECTURES FROM DETROIT

The Charles Wright Museum of African American History has a great series of programs that cover many areas of local,national, and international aspects of the struggles of people in the African Diaspora.  This is led by Charles Ferrell, a relative of General Baker. https://livestream.com/accounts/2710797. Some of the radical activist intellectuals included in this series are Saladin Muhammad, Robin Kelley, Maxine Waters, Ollie Johnson, Derrick White, Runoko Rashidi, Abdul Alkalimat, Akinjele Umoja, Herb Boyd, John Bracy, William Strickland, Kathleen Cleaver, John Williams, Luke Tripp, Charles Simmons, Mariam Kramer, and many more

LOOK THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BLACK ARTIST AND SEE YOURSELF!

       Elizabeth Catlett https://www.google.com/search?q=mitchell+caton&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsxvqsuLHTAhVl4oMKHQlMDLsQ_AUICSgC&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=elizabeth+catlett

       Mitchell Caton https://www.google.com/search?q=mitchell+caton&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsxvqsuLHTAhVl4oMKHQlMDLsQ_AUICSgC&biw=1056&bih=530

       Louis Mailou Jones https://www.google.com/search?q=mitchell+caton&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsxvqsuLHTAhVl4oMKHQlMDLsQ_AUICSgC&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=louis+malou+jones

       Charles White https://www.google.com/search?q=mitchell+caton&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsxvqsuLHTAhVl4oMKHQlMDLsQ_AUICSgC&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=charles+white

       AfriCobra https://www.google.com/search?q=mitchell+caton&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsxvqsuLHTAhVl4oMKHQlMDLsQ_AUICSgC&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=africobra

JAZZ AND THE BLACK EXPERIENCE

This is the bomb! Keep listening for hours. Free. http://www.accuradio.com/?name=Jazz%20and%20the%20Black%20Experience&b0=Jazz

#25 4/17/2017

CONTENT BULLETIN UPDATE #25 (4/17/2017)

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Don't follow Trump, follow the policy changes

       Follow the movement research-action institutes

       Continue to study the Detroit Speeches of Malcolm X

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

DON'T FOLLOW TRUMP, FOLLOW THE POLICY CHANGES

The media keeps us on his tweets but don't keep us informed of all the policy moves they are making.  We protect our battlefronts by resisting their specific attacks.  Be wise, stay alert!

       Education https://www.ed.gov/ ; https://www.ed.gov/news/speeches?src=hp

       Health  https://www.hhs.gov/

       Environment  https://www.epa.gov/

       Labor  https://www.dol.gov/

       Defense https://www.defense.gov/

FOLLOW THE MOVEMENT RESEARCH ACTION INSTITUTES

These institutes serve as kind of think tanks for the movement.  We need many more of them, and you have a role to play.

       George Padmore Institute  http://www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/

       General Baker Institute https://www.facebook.com/GeneralBakerInstitute/

       Fred Hampton Institute http://www.hamptoninstitution.org/

       James and Grace Lee Boggs School http://www.boggsschool.org/

       Institute of the Black World http://ibw21.org/

       Bob Avakian Institute http://thebobavakianinstitute.org/

       Audre Lorde Project http://alp.org/

       Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies http://jointcenter.org/

CONTINUE TO STUDY THE DETROIT SPEECHES OF MALCOLM X

http://www.brothermalcolm.net/aug04index.html

       1963  Message to the Grass Roots

       1964  Ballot or Bullet

       1965  Fighting on all fronts

#24 4/10/2017

CONTENTS OF UPDATE #24  (4/10/2017)

       Basic documents to builds the movement

       CLR James Memorial Lecture Featuring David Abdulah - March 29, 2017

       Dialogues on racism and capitalism

       We have a tradition of building united fronts

       Important Black boxers to remember

       The struggles of Black soldiers

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

CLR JAMES MEMORIAL LECTURE FEATURING DAVID ABDULAH

This is a lecture series sponsored by the Oilfields Workers Trade Union of Trinidad.  David Abdulah is the Political Leader of the Movement for Social Justice.  There are many key introductory comments from activists in Trinidad. His theme: "The rise of right wing nationalism and populaism & CLR James' Theses" "After Hitler Our Turn" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdDbY8qE-VM

DIALOGUES ON RACISM AND CAPITALISM

Michael Dawson has a program of interviewing your scholar activists on the relationship of racism to capitalism.  This is a great example of how Black Studies can make a fundamental contribution to the consciousness needed to advance the Black liberation struggle - two recent additions out of total of six https://soundcloud.com/user-751628375

       Toussaint Losier The Rise of the Carceral State: Prisoner Organizing, Politicization, and Surplus Labor

       Nikhil Singh and Adom Getachew  Racial Capitalism: Globalism, Empire, and War

WE HAVE A TRADITION OF BUILDING UNITED FRONTS

       National Negro Convention Movement (1831 - 1864) http://www.blackpast.org/aah/national-negro-convention-movement-1831-1864, https://www.google.com/search?q=national+negro+convention+movement&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy89yklonTAhVKxYMKHYX3CcgQ_AUICSgC&biw=1056&bih=530

       Sanhedrin (1924) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro_Sanhedrin, http://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/negro-sanhedrin

       National Negro Congress (1935 - 1947) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Negro_Congress, https://www.google.com/search?q=national+negro+congress&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwjugYzIlYnTAhVm7YMKHdfZAjk4ChCwBAgd&biw=1056&bih=530

       Congress of African People https://www.google.com/search?q=congress+of+african+people+baraka&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjo66yqpInTAhVl7IMKHcnmBtAQ_AUICCgB&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=cap+congress+of+african+people&*&imgrc=_

       National Black United Front https://www.google.com/search?q=national+black+united+front&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjCkPH3l4nTAhXn44MKHePRAR0Q_AUICigD&biw=1056&bih=530

       African Liberation Support Committee https://www.google.com/search?q=african+liberation+support+committee&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9ydrNl4nTAhVo6IMKHXDCD2UQ_AUICSgC&biw=1056&bih=530

       Black Radical Congress

       and many more

IMPORTANT BLACK BOXERS TO REMEMBER

Are these symbolic events of the fight for Black liberation?

       Bill Richmond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx-OHW4SSkw

       Jack Johnson https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jack+johnson+boxing

       Muhammad Ali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWfouQ3h5qI

       Joe Louis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KMU876nyTU

       Sugar Ray Robinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrAMsMCb2bg

THE STRUGGLES OF BLACK SOLDIERS

The men and women who fight for US imperialism will one day fight for Black liberation here in the homeland!  Here is their experience.

       General history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zJSDiPDZcQ

       Civil War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQ-EH3nQRA

       Buffalo Soldiers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfUo3H3qdMU

       World War I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEuoAl1elLU

       World War II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4eT7YSKxjc

       Korea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTxg8Vu11JI

       Vietnam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR60lCSTmus

#23 4/3/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Reports from the battlefronts #2

       Important sisters are our ancestors

       It is important to study political economy

       Music by Bernice Johnson Reagon

       Movies about national oppression and Black liberation

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

REPORTS FROM THE BATTLEFRONTS #2

There is fight back in every community, sometimes a few people and sometimes a mighty wave of resistance.  The day to day fight is how we march forward and change history, so it is important to document and sum up every struggle.  We are never defeated if we continue to learn from our experience.  We call on all militant cadre in the Black liberation struggle to begin summing up the movements in their local areas and submit reports to this weekly Bulletin.  Our second set of reports is attached with summations from Boston, North Carolina, and East Cleveland.  SEE ATTACHED

IMPORTANT SISTERS ARE OUR ANCESTORS

Equality for women must be extended into our memory of the past to overcome male supremacy in our history.  Time to rewrite history books!

       Margaret Burroughs http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Margaret_Burroughs

       Carlota the Lukumi http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Carlota_Lukumi

       Katherine Dunham http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Katherine_Dunham

       Vicky Garvin http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Vicky_Garvin

       Lucy Parsons http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Lucy_Parsons

IT IS IMPORTANT TO STUDY POLITICAL ECONOMY

Every society depends on its capacity to feed, clothe, and house its population.  For most it means people being able to get good stable jobs with enough income to support decent family life.  This is exactly what the US is not able to do, and that's why Black liberation activists need to study political economy

       Marxism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0GFSUu5UzA

       Dollars and Sense http://dollarsandsense.org/

       Black Political Economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8kV9mF6PgU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHFJYPQp6j0

       Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey http://davidharvey.org/

       Commentary by Richard Wolff http://www.rdwolff.com/

       Who rules America (William Domhoff) http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/

MUSIC BY BERNICE JOHNSON REAGON

One of the most important activist scholar/artists who helped us understand the revolutionary implications of the tradition of Black music both secular and sacred - RESPECT!

       Will the circle be unbroken https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GccfFkbzjrc

       Come and go with me to that land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duQkrazZdoc

       The Freedom Singers - Woke Up This Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsziXdKfOsE  

       We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-qQsW6pdVM

       Sweet Honey In The Rock - Eye On The Prize https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_tcZAqQUAg

       "Give Your Hands to Struggle" by Sweet Honey in the Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV9Vf0a7YtM  

MOVIES ABOUT NATIONAL OPPRESSION AND BLACK LIBERATION

       The Rosewood Massacre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv1dSV0jiuk

       Black Wall Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXGcZg88yPk

       Emmett Till https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvijYSJtkQk

       The Vernon Johns Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRuZF7LMXcc

       Deacons for Defense https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x5tDNxKbNc

#22 3/27/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       Reports from the Battlefronts #1

       Introduction to Black Studies (online lectures for self study)

       Progressive Black Media

       Black People and the Chinese Revolution

       Music for social change

       The Photographers can teach us to really see each other

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

REPORTS FROM THE BATTLEFRONTS #1

A fundamental aspect of the struggle is that all politics are based on local motion, people fighting real battles in the objective conditions they face.  This is the day to day reality of fighting on all battlefronts.  A national movement takes place when local people in local areas come to know each other and work in coordination making many small battles into one BIG battle.  We are beginning to welcome reports from local cadre of the movement, from all organizations and parties, from all battlefronts.  We begin with reports from Newark NJ and Rocky Mount NC.  SEE ATTACHED

INTRODUCTION TO BLACK STUDIES (ONLINE LECTURES FOR SELF STUDY)

Black Studies was created by the Black liberation movement but much of it has been taken over by a middle class elite.  The tasks of educating ourselves remains critical.  Here is a course that is online that can be studied as a group project or as individual study - text, power point slides, and video lecture: http://eblackstudies.org/2010/curriculum.htm

PROGRESSIVE BLACK MEDIA

       Jackson Advocate (Mississippi) http://www.jacksonadvocateonline.com/

       San Francisco Bay View (California) http://sfbayview.com/

       Final Call http://www.finalcall.com/

       Black Commentator http://www.blackcommentator.com/

       Black Agenda Report https://www.blackagendareport.com/

       The Burning Spear http://www.theburningspear.com/index.php

BLACK PEOPLE AND THE CHINESE REVOLUTION

Since the death of Mao China has embraced capitalism and is facing a new wave of class struggle inside itself.  But under Mao there was great affinity of the Chinese revolution with the Black liberation movement.  This is important history to study.

       Mao https://www.marxists.org/subject/china/peking-review/1966/PR1966-33h.htm

       Robert Williams https://www.marxists.org/subject/china/peking-review/1966/PR1966-33p.htm

       Vicki Garvin http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/2/7/3/9/4/p273947_index.html

       Robin Kelley http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ccbh/souls/vol1no4/vol1num4art1.pdf

       Tanzania http://www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/publications/Analysis-Archive/workingPapers/altorferOng.pdf

MUSIC FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

       Sam Cooke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEBlaMOmKV4

       Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un9EOjbUWVA&list=PLAF2BD36CAF76EAE2&index=6

       Donny Hathaway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv1B0ejhFVE&index=12&list=PLAF2BD36CAF76EAE2

       Nina Simone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nbG3f9NGg8&index=43&list=RDuBImi5rMIYg

       Charles Mingus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48eAYnfgrAo

       Staple Singers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7_b_jyRVRc&index=4&list=PL7D4EB96907B04D01

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN TEACH US TO REALLY SEE EACH OTHER

       Roy Decarava https://www.google.com/search?q=roy+decarava+archive&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3mN-xvfTSAhVLw4MKHTrnCaMQ_AUIBigB&biw=1056&bih=530

       Bobby Sengstacke https://www.google.com/search?q=roy+decarava+archive&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3mN-xvfTSAhVLw4MKHTrnCaMQ_AUIBigB&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=bobby+sengstacke&*

       SNCC https://www.google.com/search?q=roy+decarava+archive&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3mN-xvfTSAhVLw4MKHTrnCaMQ_AUIBigB&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=sncc+photographers&*

       Black Panther Party https://www.google.com/search?q=roy+decarava+archive&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3mN-xvfTSAhVLw4MKHTrnCaMQ_AUIBigB&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=black+panther+party+photographers&*

       Gordon Parks https://www.google.com/search?q=roy+decarava+archive&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3mN-xvfTSAhVLw4MKHTrnCaMQ_AUIBigB&biw=1056&bih=530#tbm=isch&q=gordon+parks&*

#21 3/20/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic document to build the movement

       How to use the weekly bulletin?

       We need your help with increasing subscriptions to the Bulletin

       The global crisis today: What the hell is going on?

       Music in praise of Black women

       Why do have to oppose the Trump budget?

       Remember Malcolm X: Listen to the Detroit speeches at least three times!

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

HOW TO USE THE WEEKLY BULLETIN?

The main question is why you get the bulletin and how you participate in the Black liberation movement.  Some people get it, skim over it and maybe say "I'll get back to some of it later" but seldom do.  Some check out the cultural aspects, especially your people who are getting turned on for the first time.  But if you are SERIOUS and want to be an even better cadre for the struggle then you will organize a disciplined approach and set aside at least 2-3 hours a week to study the material. We believe the bulletin is more important for you than CNN!

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH INCREASING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE BULLETIN

If you find the Bulletin useful then at least one of your friends will as well.  Our movement depends on you to help build the Bulletin into a tool of power and that means increasing the number of people who get it each week.  SEND IN ONE NAME AND EMAIL FOR A BULLETIN SUBSCRIPTION.  We need you to help, and it will take only 2 minutes, so why not do this so we can get stronger.  In the age of Trump can progressive people afford to be passive?  NO!  We count on each of us to build the movement.

THE GLOBAL CRISIS TODAY: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

       US Debt Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_910265&feature=iv&src_vid=Jjv-MtGpj2U&v=Ln6VGCB8f_c

       The war within the ruling class http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18647

       The Coming War On China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6StL-AJLDwY

       An Eyewitness Account from the Middle East https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHz4mKxI0t8

       The Last Convulsion of Imperialism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN7p-JKCeOY

MUSIC IN PRAISE OF BLACK WOMEN

       Hugh Masekela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMnfOGJFqA

       Nina Simone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSU5n7MElxw

       Capital D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFs-JCFCePo

       Bernice Reagon/Sweet Honey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kubAMvm_z6w

       Lionel Richie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz1jrlX27kE

       Aretha Franklin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEWuAcMWDLY

WHY DO WE HAVE TO OPPOSE THE TRUMP BUDGET?

       Ebony Magazine http://www.ebony.com/news-now/trump-federal-budget#axzz4bjNUgi3H

       Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/trump-budget-hud/519870/

       Higher education https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/17/proposed-us-budget-would-imperil-pell-and-low-income-students-critics-say

       New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/us/politics/fact-check-mick-mulvaney-trump-budget-director.html

       Peoples World http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/trumps-budget-robs-from-the-poor-gives-to-the-rich/

REMEMBER MALCOLM X: LISTEN TO THE DETROIT SPEECHES AT LEAST THREE TIMES!

       1963 Message to the grassroots

       1964 Ballot or the bullet

       1965 Fighting on all fronts

       http://www.brothermalcolm.net/aug04index.html

#20 3/13/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic document to build the movement

       We continue to learn from Martin Luther King

       Behold the African Diaspora! Our struggle is worldwide!

       Update on Trump and Black people

       Black political prisoners are a critical battlefront

       What kind of movement do we have right now

       God Bless the child that's got his/her own

       Music that teaches about Africa

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

WE CONTINUE TO LEARN FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING

       On economics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zl9kTY0dos

       The other America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3H978KlR20

       Opposition to imperialist war https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b80Bsw0UG-U&index=4&list=PLzeWRp2WfKCUjn5-aUh-5zVGukWF00Z1N

       From dream to nightmare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHhJYKPWb8k&list=PLzeWRp2WfKCUjn5-aUh-5zVGukWF00Z1N&index=21

       On racism, militarism, capitalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbZJMI3UFeo

BEHOLD THE AFRICAN DIASPORA! OUR STRUGGLE IS WORLDWIDE!

       England http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-38677126

       Germany https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5vbvXDqDo0

       France http://www.thejournal.ie/french-accused-baton-rape-3228278-Feb2017/

       Canada http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/black-lives-matter-protests-death-of-abdirahman-abdi-in-cities-across-canada/article31531189/

       Brazil http://www.theroot.com/fighting-a-black-genocide-in-brazil-1790854277

       Trinidad https://www.facebook.com/Oilfields-Workers-Trade-Union-170445603002784/

       Jamaica https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/29/jamaica-calls-britain-pay-billions-pounds-reparations-slavery

UPDATE ON TRUMP AND BLACK PEOPLE

It is dangerous to confuse the difference between an angel and a devil, and that is the challenge we have today.  Trump is a liar, a racist, a greedy capitalist who makes his money on the hustle.  He will not last for four years and we have to prepare to help bring him down.

       The HBCU hustle http://www.theroot.com/morehouse-college-president-we-got-played-1792916254

       The HUD head is a nut https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/07/ben-carson-incorrectly-told-hud-staff-he-could-zap-their-brains-into-reciting-books-read-60-years-ago/?utm_term=.40f710a9bca8

       Trump is ignorant of Black people https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/opinion/sunday/what-donald-trump-doesnt-know-about-black-people.html

       He supports police violence http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/02/17/trumps-blue-lives-matter-executive-orders-spell-trouble-black-communities/

BLACK POLITICAL PRISONERS ARE A CRITICAL BATTLEFRONT

At every stage of our struggle the capitalist state captures and imprisons key militants of our struggle.  They must never be forgotten.  And we must always know the truth of what Ho Chi Minh said: "When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out."

       Mumia http://www.freemumia.com/

       Directory http://www.cbpm.org/politicalprisonerlist.html

       Malcolm X Grassroots Movement https://mxgm.org/category/political-prisoners/

       Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H Rap Brown) http://www.blackpast.org/aah/brown-hubert-h-rap-jamil-abdullah-al-amin-1943

       Black Prisoners Project http://blackprisonersproject.omeka.net/

       Racial Disparity http://www.sentencingproject.org/issues/racial-disparity/

WHAT KIND OF MOVEMENT DO WE HAVE RIGHT NOW

       Black Lives Matter https://elephrame.com/textbook/BLM/chart

       International Women's Day http://therealnews.com/t2/story:18609:Black-Lives-Matter-on-International-Women%27s-Day

Send links to share the movement battles that you are fighting in

GOD BLESS THE CHILD THAT'S GOT HIS/HER OWN

       Billie Holiday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKNtP1zOVHw

       Eric Dolphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZ1c3ixoa4

       Aretha Franklin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fXz_MN07z4

       Stevie Wonder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MeH3fcGE1Q

       Gregory Porter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmq-wSkSJk8

       Sonny Rollins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O-wMuGt63c

MUSIC THAT TEACHES ABOUT AFRICA

African Americans have never forgotten our ancestral origins in Mother Africa.  It was always encoded in our culture even when people were not conscious of the connection.  Most important of all is the music.  ENJOY!

       (Gil Scott-Heron) Johannesburg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDkQY6cOH0s

       (SNCC Freedom Singers) Oginga Odinga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iutMenUqa5g

       (Terry Callier) Sierra Leone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5_235YgJ6U

       (Nina Simone) Zungo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy3yASiqTVU

       (Diana Reeves) Afro-Blue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp4YKvx37w8

       (Duke Ellington) African Flower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLyplzFmTcQ

#19 3/6/2017

CONTENTS FOR UPDATE #19 (3/6/2017)

       We need help with increasing subscriptions to the Bulletin

       There are significant Black-white economic differences

       We need the lessons of the 1960's Black Arts Movement

       The elders among us have wisdom and must be defended

       Reports from campus struggles

       Film biographies of Black liberation fighters

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH INCREASING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE BULLETIN

If you find the Bulletin useful then at least one of your friends will as well.  Our movement depends on you to help build the Bulletin into a tool of power and that means increasing the number of people who get it each week.  SEND IN ONE NAME AND EMAIL FOR A BULLETIN SUBSCRIPTION.  We need you to help, and it will take only 2 minutes, so why not do this so we can get stronger.  In the age of Trump can progressive people afford to be passive?  NO!  We count on each of us to build the movement.

THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT BLACK-WHITE ECONOMIC DIFFERENCES

While it is clear that the capitalist system exploits all of its people except the very few, it should also be clear that Black people are exploited more than any other nationality based working class people. It is imperative that we make sure that this is one of the fundamental targets for change, no exploitation and no Black-white difference!

       Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap http://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/publications/Asset%20Value%20of%20Whiteness_0.pdf

       Malcolm X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UtGPZY4Rr4

       John Bracey on white people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psnIvnzWNx4

       Patrick Mason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8kV9mF6PgU

       Julianne Malveaux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qysu9zPM4o

WE NEED THE LESSONS OF THE 1960'S BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT

       Askia Muhammad Toure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiTKQRfVu1Q

       Larry Neal http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai3/community/text8/blackartsmovement.pdf

       Kaluma ya Salaam http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/blackarts/historical.htm

       The Chicago Experience http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/for-teachers/curriculum/black-arts-movement.html#obac

       Bibliography https://www.questia.com/library/art-and-architecture/artistic-styles-and-movements/black-arts-movement

THE ELDERS AMONG US HAVE WISDOM AND MUST BE PROTECTED

Each generation is a precious asset for the total people.  The elders are the living vehicles of memory and as such are indispensable for sharing their experience to help the young ones.  At the same time the seniors are vulnerable to economic, social and health challenges.  This is a major battle from for Black liberation - to protect the elders.

       A Statistical Profile https://aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Minority_Aging/Facts-on-Black-Elderly-plain_format.aspx

       Police shooting https://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/20/headlines/nyc_residents_protest_fatal_police_shooting_of_elderly_black_woman

       Family care is essential http://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/15/us/blacks-carry-load-of-care-for-their-elderly.html

       Health care https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK109841/

       Wise Black women http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/webbook/peterson.pdf

REPORTS FROM CAMPUS STRUGGLES

       Yale https://www.jbhe.com/2017/02/yale-university-removes-name-of-slavery-defender-from-residential-college/

       Missouri https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015%E2%80%9316_University_of_Missouri_protests

       Washington and Lee https://newsone.com/3005288/black-washington-and-lee-law-students-say-they-were-bamboozled-about-schools-diversity/

       Kentucky https://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/welcome-white-week-flyer-kentucky-university?utm_term=.fo8bpB0jL#.ywd1GwMEW

       North Carolina http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/09/hbcu-protests-across-state

       Boston http://www.wbur.org/edify/2016/10/06/bu-black-lives-matter

       History of struggle at Howard University (1968) https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/210745

       Struggle at Howard University today (2017) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/us/backlash-black-colleges-trump.html

FILM BIOGRAPHIES OF BLACK LIBERATION FIGHTERS

       Paul Robeson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUki-v-NvoE

       Rosa Parks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlgi5DRswM

       Malcolm X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zIGNkR62Mo

       Fannie Lou Hamer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex45Hw11JBQ

       Robert and Mabel Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfzH0jT84k4

#18 2/27/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       One of our battlefronts is the environment

       The draft Manifesto requires research and deep study

       Music that speaks truth to power

       Audio-books about the Black experience

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

ONE OF OUR BATTLEFRONTS IS THE ENVIRONMENT

Human beings are part of nature but the contradiction is between when we have lived in harmony with its laws and when humans have tried to dominate everything.  Domination leads to ruination, environmental disaster.  In the US most of the toxic areas of crisis hit Black, Brown, and poor communities.  In fact in this period of climate change and toxic crises we face a life-death struggle.  Time to make this a major battlefront for the Black Liberation Movement.

       National Black Environmental Justice Network http://www.nbejn.org/

       London protest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThqoSWamWUg

       Naeema Muhammad http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Naeema_Muhammad

       Hurricane Katrina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEAedjLXw7Q

       Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) on Katrina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo8NF9vv6TA

THE DRAFT MANIFESTO REQUIRES RESEARCH AND DEEP STUDY

We got the following feedback from a militant activist in a study group focusing on the Draft manifesto: "I agree with the information in the introduction.  I just needed to research more information in the last paragraph regarding Black liberation theology, Pan-Africanism, Nationalism, Feminism, and Socialism. I think more information on each of these five areas in the Manifesto will further strengthen the cause for which we are uniting. "

This is part 2: NATIONALISM

       African American Nationalism

o   Muhammad Admad http://freedomarchives.org/Documents/Finder/DOC513_scans/RAM/513.RAM.History.of.RAM.pdf

o   Kali Akuno http://newpol.org/content/revolutionary-black-nationalism-twenty-first-century

o   Darryl ďWaistlineĒ Mitchell http://jblun.org/issue/2/docs/black-activist-issue-2.htm#_Toc373339061

       African Nationalism

o   Kwame Nkrumah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lfYd9AXIw

o   Samora Machel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpnzyY08LMg

o   Amilcar Cabral https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJab5uePfyk

o   Robert Sobukwe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyWM_TSLxyc

o   Babu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZjVNqvVD6Y

MUSIC THAT SPEAKS TRUTH TO POWER

       Nina Simone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd7pW3Ndd-4&list=RDGd7pW3Ndd-4#t=0

       Oscar Brown Jr  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3szc53yb7J0

       Tracy Chapman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0TdGGpOpVE

       Gregory Porter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFTkBlNGpLw

       Chi-Lites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEwMaeN2x-c

       The Isley Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO2ebiuV3hU

AUDIOBOOKS ABOUT THE BLACK EXPERIENCE

       Malcolm X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn6daBVO1NU

       Carter G Woodson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF1lC6BRlmE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZh7TOzW_U0

       Marcus Garvey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQEwuD4WiDM

       Frederick Douglass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzkMKD0Mlrs&list=PLnkWWmhVvhc2lMwK45HZigQrS8ngxOI9L

       Solomon Northup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ILc8W0P3Y&list=PLnkWWmhVvhc2lMwK45HZigQrS8ngxOI9L&index=2

#17 2/20/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       New paper set theoretical framework

       Who is the Black Working class?

       Cartoonists that promote resistance to oppression and exploitation

       Music about Malcolm X

       Revolutionary films FOR EDUCATION AND ENJOYMENT

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

NEW PAPER SETS THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK - MUST READ!

We are now marching in our tens of thousands.  Itís time to think about taking our struggle to the next level.

http://alkalimat.org/fmb/three-waves.pdf

WHO IS THE BLACK WORKING CLASS?

This is  a critical question.  One general answer points to the vast majority of Black people.  The enslavement of Africans was mainly about getting a free labor supply, forcing Black people to work without any wages.  In fact ever since the days of slavery the goal has been to keep Black people working with only the bare minimum of pay.  Today things are changing as machines are replacing human beings as the new workforce.  This is very dangerous because if the capitalist system doesn't need labor then things get very dangerous for Black people. Forms of genocide get on the agenda, whether fast (police murders every day) or slow (bad food, little or no health care) the game is liquidation of a labor supply the capitalist system no longer needs.  Of course the people who still have jobs have to fight to keep them, increase wages and benefits, but the machines are being employed more and more everyday.  So, things are changing and we have to understand the new conditions of the Black working class.

Data on the Black working class

       Government statistics: https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/race-and-ethnicity/archive/labor-force-characteristics-by-race-and-ethnicity-2014.pdf

       Historical analysis: http://eblackstudies.org/intro/chapter7.htm

       Video lecture on class analysis: https://ensemble.illinois.edu/app/sites/index.aspx?destinationID=FCWembUudE6sKWyxVdOacQ&contentID=PpjmL-X_PUmpJ1sEaYC6rw

       Industrial workers https://vimeo.com/202102381

       How do Black workers take the lead? http://theblm.net/saladin/10-key-questions/#bl

       Humans need not apply  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

CARTOONISTS THAT PROMOTED RESISTANCE TO OPPRESSION AND EXPLOITATION

       Gerald 2 X (Nation of Islam)

o   http://www.aavw.org/special_features/homepage_cartoons.html

o   https://blackbirdpressnews.blogspot.com/2015/11/white-folks-funny-as-gerald-2x-cartoon.html

       Ollie Harrington (Communist Party)

o   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ollie_Harrington

o   https://www.google.com/search?q=ollie+harrington+images&biw=1056&bih=530&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrgd6NzIvSAhXC1IMKHanfCmIQsAQIGQ

       Emory Douglas (Black Panther Party)

o   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emory_Douglas

o   https://www.google.com/search?q=ollie+harrington+images&biw=1056&bih=530&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrgd6NzIvSAhXC1IMKHanfCmIQsAQIGQ#tbm=isch&q=emory+douglas

o   http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12658

MUSIC ABOUT MALCOLM X

Malcolm X was the personification of Black Power and how the Civil Rights Movement became transformed into the Black Liberation Movement.

       2Pac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4AYygHjH5M

       The government https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu-_LIaTxro

       Movie soundtrack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=310SlDO-ed4&list=PLhZmbK0E4vHYt60z8l6T7rLzvrXZs_Pcy

       Arrested Development https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDF8Evb_jQw

       Archie Shepp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2YlgbMXGyI

       Miriam Makeba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqLjDFjemU0

REVOLUTIONARY FILMS FOR EDUCATION AND ENJOYMENT

       Battle of Algiers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-lWF100yTM

       Finally Got The News  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw2Wr-odBJg

       October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVuf3T3k-W0

       The Spook Who Sat By The Door  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp6mFtMAQ2E

       Panther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1PmnZ9hejw

#16 2/13/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic documents to build the movement

       More on how can be build the movement we need?

       Why are we calling for national assembly for Black liberation?

       Check the music for Martin Luther King

       The bomb website for music

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

MORE ON HOW CAN WE BUILD THE MOVEMENT WE NEED?

Many ideas need to be shared for us to begin to develop the general path forward.  Here is a discussion paper that can contribute to this process.  It focuses on how the revolutionary struggle can develop out of the dialectical interaction of cadre development within and in relationship to the mass spontaneous movement.  This links the fight for reform to the fight for revolution.  The concept is three waves of struggle.  Please read it and share any comments or criticisms that you have.  Take a minute Ė itís a serious paper.  http://alkalimat.org/fmb/three-waves.pdf

Also, please send us any papers you think that can also add to our discussion.

WHY ARE WE CALLING FOR A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR BLACK LIBERATION?

Tradition is important, and for Black political cultural a critical move has always been pulling together in a national meeting to let the main ideological and political lines get max exposure in search of unity for a common program of action.  This has been true for the last 200 years.  This is why we can call for a national assembly and believe it is in the best interest of advancing the Black Liberation Movement.  Our people are in motion and collaboration requires that we gather at this time.

For reference see the following:

       National Negro Convention Movement (1830-1888) http://coloredconventions.org/

       Negro Sanhedrin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro_Sanhedrin, https://archive.org/stream/TheNegroSanhedrinAClearingHouseAndUnionOfOrganizations/1228-miller-negrosanhedrin#page/n3/mode/2up

       National Negro Congress https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469618999/death-blow-to-jim-crow/

       National Black Political Convention http://www.blackpast.org/primary/gary-declaration-national-black-political-convention-1972

There have been many others (CAP, ALSC, BRC, NBUF, etc) - please send in additional information

CHECK THE MUSIC FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING

       Nina Simone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uy8cyVWU2A

       Stevie Wonder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lL31NCLeDs

       Mahalia Jackson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odHqG1rA4M8

       John Legend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUZOKvYcx_o

       Michael Jackson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgoeFcy_Gso

       Gregory Porter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmDcWr1yqCc&list=PLt9BHnXxECEAqCaPy_yoxHHuZdVBpFh_m&index=16

THE BOMB WEBSITE FOR MUSIC - ACCURADIO (FREE!)

       Blues  http://www.accuradio.com/blues/

       Jazz  http://www.accuradio.com/jazz/

       R&B  http://www.accuradio.com/r-and-b/

       Soul  http://www.accuradio.com/classic-soul-music/

       Reggae  http://www.accuradio.com/reggae/

       Hip Hop  http://www.accuradio.com/hip-hop/

 

#15 2/6/2017

CONTENTS

       Basic document to build the movement

       The Draft Manifesto requires research and deep study

       Why is Socialism better than Capitalism?

       We need to start thinking of solutions

       Obama handed Trump more ability to spy on us

       Movies that one can learn from

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

THE DRAFT MANIFESTO REQUIRES RESEARCH AND DEEP STUDY

We got the following feedback from a militant activist in a study group focusing on the Draft manifesto: "I agree with the information in the introduction.  I just needed to research more information in the last paragraph regarding Black liberation theology, Pan-Africanism, Nationalism, Feminism, and Socialism. I think more information on each of these five areas in the Manifesto will further strengthen the cause for which we are uniting. "

We will have a five part series to help deepen your study on each:

PAN-AFRICANISM

       DuBois: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKXglS90qn4

       Hakim Adi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCElpoyPXnc

       Nkrumah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lfYd9AXIw

       Current documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSEeqWM2RhY

       Walter Rodney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niFK1_S2El0

       Abdul Alkalimat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FearjAyKN9A

       Horace Campbell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBjoEGfALyA

WHY IS SOCIALISM BETTER THAN CAPITALISM?

Capitalism exploits workers and a few people get rich - that's what we got now.  Socialism is a system that spreads the wealth so that the masses of people get a fair share for a good quality of life.

First of all most Black people already know this! http://www.pewresearch.org/daily-number/little-change-in-publics-response-to-capitalism-socialism/

Here is what Black people have been saying:

       WEB DuBois: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKXglS90qn4

       Claudia Jones (2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r234kDAJTI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI8BoWxYPEM

       Paul Robeson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUki-v-NvoE

       Ester Cooper Jackson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Hwtv7ZM54

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-6sK838Q44

       General Baker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF9DVBOVvNc

       Marian Kramer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDjWvLtQfK4

WE NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT SOLUTIONS

Even as we start understanding the need to go past capitalism to socialism we still have to think of the fundamental changes in how to organize the economy - general principles have to be translated into policy, meaning programs that actually change how the society operates

The first step is to study to get clear.  Here is a video about what the League of Revolutionary Black Workers did in terms of study. https://vimeo.com/202099595

Here are some proposals for economic change:

       Cooperatives http://www.cooperationjackson.org/

       30 for 40 http://www.redpepper.org.uk/utopia-work-less-play-more/

       Guaranteed annual income http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-guaranteed-income-for-every-american-1464969586

       Worker run companies http://billmoyers.com/2013/03/22/how-worker-owned-companies-work/

OBAMA HANDED TRUMP MORE ABILITY TO SPY ON US!

Executive Order 12333 enables the NSA/CIA to hand over its surveillance material on the world to national agencies without a court issuing a warrant.  The CIA/NSA doesn't need a court order and now the FBI doesn't either.

       http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18215

       https://theintercept.com/2017/01/13/obama-opens-nsas-vast-trove-of-warrantless-data-to-entire-intelligence-community-just-in-time-for-trump/

       You can get info on 12333 here:

       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_12333

       https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/12333.html

MOVIES THAT ONE CAN LEARN FROM (AND ENJOY)

       Malcolm X: Make It Plain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zIGNkR62Mo

       Claudine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PNqFRJOf6g

       Finally Got The News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJd_MvJVzg

       A Raisin in the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi0NkSBl_rs

       Potemkin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcUKH9hQKWw

       The Red Detachment of Women https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoPM9d18e9o

 

#14 1/30/2017

CONTENTS

       What do we know about Trump as a capitalist?

       The Draft Manifesto Requires Research and Deep Study

       Is this a return to a policy of segregation?

       Poetry is at the heart of our culture of resistance

       Who speaks for the Black Liberation Movement?

       Black Music in the Diaspora is Dope!

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT TRUMP AS A CAPITALIST?

Well for one we don't have the full story as he is hiding his tax forms from the public, and we know he is a committed liar.  And for the most part his capitalism doesn't create value like making steel or cars or food, so whatever it is, it is mainly a hustle.  But check this out:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/19/inside-trumps-holdings-a-web-of-potential-conflicts.html

And here is what we know about his straight out lies!

http://portside.org/2017-01-28/fact-checking-trumps-inaccurate-statements

THE DRAFT MANIFESTO REQUIRES RESEARCH AND DEEP STUDY

We got the following feedback from a militant activist in a study group focusing on the Draft manifesto: "I agree with the information in the introduction.  I just needed to research more information in the last paragraph regarding Black Liberation Theology, Pan-Africanism, Nationalism, Feminism, and Socialism. I think more information on each of these five areas in the Manifesto will further strengthen the cause for which we are uniting. "

We will have a five part series to help deepen your study on each:

Black Liberation Theology

       James Cone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lhPNP3GIyY

       Cornel West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeaTgSVpdA

       Dwight Hopkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwontPmVC2M

       Joyce and Nelson Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwU3DIXgfg

IS THIS A RETURN TO A POLICY OF SEGREGATION?

Check this new bill being put forward under the future leadership of the Trump Negro Ben Carson:

"Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law,  no  Federal  funds may  be  used  to  design,  build,  maintain,  utilize,  or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information  on  community racial  disparities  or  disparities  in access to affordable housing."

To see the bill: https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Local-Zoning-Decisions-Protection-Act-2017.pdf

Does this eliminate the census?

POETRY IS AT THE HEART OF OUR CULTURE OF RESISTANCE

Please send us your poems to share on this list

       Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo8NF9vv6TA

       Oscar Brown Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPqe1TRh38

       Sonja Sanchez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P98JZhWUijY&list=RDP98JZhWUijY#t=36

       Linton Kwesi Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpypYcMe16I

       Jane Cortez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig4ItmFlKTg

       Kent Foreman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5t7mHsOFFc

       Jean Breeze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN8buYd8y0E

       Dead Prez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmQBeVqeDzM

WHO SPEAKS FOR THE BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENT?

The Black liberation Movement has many organizations and many leaders to be found in every community throughout history.  Most have never been given publicity, sometimes even in the local community where they were based.  It is important that we begin to change this and give props to those who have given so much for all of us.

Check this list to begin the process.  Please send in more names.

http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/

BLACK MUSIC IN THE DIASPORA IS DOPE

       Fela (Nigeria) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6yM6HLADbE&list=RDX6yM6HLADbE#t=27

       Miriam Makeba (South Africa) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBfyLoqkoHU&list=RDKBfyLoqkoHU#t=16

       Burning Spear (Jamaica) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIX8lgcZdt0

       Sade (UK) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR5_rTCi-Bo&list=RDIR5_rTCi-Bo#t=24

       David Rudder (Trinidad) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PDuOxwAS3I&list=RD0PDuOxwAS3I#t=3

 

#13 1/23/2017

CONTENTS OF BULLETIN #13 (1/23/17)

       SOS: Call for Black Women to Unite Around the manifesto

       Basic Documents to build the movement

       Sources for News About Current Events

       Discussion about Race and Capitalism

       Technology and Black Liberation

       We must remember the militant music of Gil Scott Heron

       The Black Panther Party Lives on Today

SOS: CALL FOR BLACK WOMEN TO UNITE AROUND THE MANIFESTO

SISTERS!  Hey y'all, we need to gather together and talk about how we can get some Sister Power up in this movement, yeah, on the real.  We need to blast though all forms of male supremacy including how that evil even gets into us and controls us from the inside.  We need to  organize sisters to be a force in this movement.  We must claim our position as equals at all levels including leadership.

We are planning a conference call in the near future for sisters who support the Draft Manifesto to discuss it from our perspective and to figure out how to get more sisters on the list to get the weekly bulletins and prepare for the national assembly.

IF YOU ARE DOWN FOR THIS SEND EMAIL TO: Vanessa <vanessasilvaq@gmail.com>  and/or Annie Dove <afdove.8@gmail.com>"

BASIC DOCUMENTS TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

SOURCES FOR NEWS ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS

It is important to have a way of avoiding the mind control right wing slant of the mainstream news of CNN, ABC, NBC, and of course FOX.  The following sources are all useful in helping to develop clear progressive thinking on the major issues of the day, including from international sources to hear what the world is thinking

Here are ten links - check one a day to escape the terror of CNN

1.     The Real News http://therealnews.com/t2/

2.     Democracy Now https://www.democracynow.org/

3.     Portside http://portside.org/

4.     Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/

5.     Africa https://www.pambazuka.org/

6.     Brazil http://www.thedawn-news.org/

7.     Venezuela http://www.telesurtv.net/english/

8.     Russia https://www.rt.com/news/

9.     Cuba http://www.granma.cu/idiomas/ingles/

10. China http://english.cctv.com/

DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE AND CAPITALISM

This is a podcast program of discussion with Michael Dawson, African American Political Scientist at the University of Chicago and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.  He is the author of several books including Black In and Out of the Left (2013) https://political-science.uchicago.edu/directory/michael-dawson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmBTNT06k1M

The podcast is Dawn: https://soundcloud.com/user-751628375

       Session 1: J. Phillip Thompson and Jason Jackson (MIT)

       Session 2: Stephen Pitts (Berkeley Labor Center)

       Session 3: Megan Ming Francis (University of Washington)

TECHNOLOGY AND BLACK LIBERATION

This is an important topic for us as we live in an era of the revolutionary transformation of technology based on the computer and the Internet.  The robots are here and jobs are disappearing rapidly.

This is what Marx has to say: "At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production oróthis merely expresses the same thing in legal termsówith the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto. From forms of development of the productive forces these relations turn into their fetters.  Then begins an era of social revolution."

We need to study this very seriously:

1.     Abdul Alkalimat http://www.net4dem.org/cyrev/archive/issue4/articles/liberation/liberation.pdf

2.     Humans Need Not Apply: https://www.google.com/search?q=humans+need+not+apply&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

3.     Factories of the future: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyz6-taovlaOkPsPtK4KNEg?v=QmDR29YNKqc

4.     BBC: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150805-will-machines-eventually-take-on-every-job

WE MUST REMEMBER THE MILITANT MUSIC OF GIL SCOTT HERON

       Pieces of a man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Jm2jubZUY

       Winter in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwroXipjN98

       Bridges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-JiJ-QAOZw

       Reflections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKR-_h5qB54

       From South Africa to South Carolina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-34LvgZYpQY

       Its your world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybk7xTIfiBk

       Here he is live:

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78tTKTkz778

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdqLAeyqVr8

THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY LEGACY LIVES ON TODAY

       Bobby Seale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRPi0UBNV-M

       Elaine Brown http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18134

       Emory Douglas https://vimeo.com/128523144

       Eddie Conway http://www.eclidebate.com/who-is-eddie-conway

       Women of the International Section of the Black Panther Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfo0D2j6FTs

#12 1/16/2017

CONTENTS

BASIC DOCUMENTS FOR REBUILDING THE BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENT

JAMES BROWN, JAMES BALDWIN, AND RAPPER TI ON THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

BLACK PEOPLE AND SOCIALIST REVOLUTION STARTED IN 1917 USSR (100TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR)

There is a history of the fight against capitalism. In fact after 1917 we have the 20th century practice of socialism in many countries.  As internationalists all revolutionary fighters became concerned with the USA and the freedom struggle of the African American people.

Black People disagree with capitalism and agree with socialism! http://www.people-press.org/2011/12/28/little-change-in-publics-response-to-capitalism-socialism/?src=prc-number

In fact most US young people oppose capitalism - this is our time! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/26/a-majority-of-millennials-now-reject-capitalism-poll-shows/?utm_term=.de172b2e3698

World Revolutionaries on African American Liberation Mao Tse-tung https://www.marxists.org/subject/china/peking-review/1966/PR1966-33h.htm
Ho Chi Minh https://resistancephl.com/2013/06/07/on-lynching-and-the-ku-klux-klan-ho-chi-minh-1924/

Key Black communists who supported socialism in the USSR

        Harry Haywood https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/harry-haywood-archive/

        Claudia Jones https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/claudia-jones-communist/

        Claude McKay http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/m_r/mckay/russia.htm

        Louise Thompson http://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/02/nyregion/louise-patterson-97-is-dead-figure-in-harlem-renaissance.html

        William Patterson http://spartacus-educational.com/USApattersonW.htm

        Vicki Garvin http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/2007/10/vicki-ama-garvin-1915-2007-organizer.html

        Nelson Peery http://rallycomrades.lrna.org/nelson-peery/

MANIFESTO ACTIVISTS IN PITTSBURGH BUILD A HOUSING STRUGGLE

The economic crisis of 2008 was based on capitalist policies regarding housing. We have known for sometime that homelessness was a symptom of a deep crisis of capitalism, the failure to provide a decent quality of life of its working class.  Here is a short video of the struggle by the Pittsburgh Tenants Union. https://vimeo.com/196646452

Black Lives Matter protests in Pittsburgh

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mug305TEzSk

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2hfQO_eFjQ

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f71NIqBYdA8

TIME TO STUDY THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF "TRUMPISM"

As part of our general study of political economy the new policies of Trump have to be under study now to prepare for the necessary fight back

       Samir Amin http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2016/amin301116.html

       David Harvey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKDSrqJQRw0

       Richard Wolff http://www.rdwolff.com/how_trump_could_bring_on_the_crash_of_2016

       Moody's Analytics https://www.economy.com/mark-zandi/documents/2016-06-17-Trumps-Economic-Policies.pdf

       Africa https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/world/africa/africa-donald-trump.html

5OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN - TIME FOR A REBIRTH

       https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/

       "This MLK Weekend (January 14th-16th), people around the country will be working together to revive Rev. Dr. Kingís call for a Poor Peopleís Campaign. In 2017 as in 1967, our nation needs to undergo a ďradical revolution of valuesĒ and itís the poor and the dispossessed who are in the best position to lead the way; But only if weíre able to take action together. This MLK Weekend, weíre taking another step in that direction."

       https://vimeo.com/54324518

       https://vimeo.com/172450002

       https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/

       https://vimeo.com/40915464

THE BLACK MOVEMENT MUST NEVER FORGET AMIRI BARAKA

       Why is We Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ziRjhAgTO8&feature=youtu.be

       Somebody Blew Up America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUEu-pG1HWw&list=RDKUEu-pG1HWw#t=30

       Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-JN1fBst54

       The power of the word https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1-2S7baPUU

       A Lecture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJnSpL2Y-gk

MOVEMENT MUSIC

       Isley Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L23ob3kiCik&index=50&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor

       Lucy Rodgers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1d2QXtDCQs&index=52&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor

       Common https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egLRN2NsBgY&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor&index=65

       Mavis Staples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZKPOes4SwY

#11 1/9/2017

CONTENTS

       What should we do with the weekly Bulletin?

       Basic Documents for rebuilding the Black Liberation Movement

       Black People and the Russian Revolution of 1917

       Black Power Music

       We must keep our eyes on "Trump" Negroes

       Renew our commitment to free Black Political prisoners

WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH THE WEEKLY BULLETIN?

The first point is obvious, read the whole thing, only 5-10 minutes max.  But then go back several times to check out the links, and listen to the music.  Then think about who you want to share the bulletin with, and in fact make up a list of people who you share it with every week, always asking them if they want their own subscription.  Each one get one and keep building the network until we get a critical mass.

Our goal is to get everyone we know who is interested and active in some form of fight back and resistance to be getting the weekly bulletin. Why not?  Are we too weak to do this - NO!  We can do this, and it begins with you, so sisters and brothers, time to get to work.

BASIC DOCUMENTS FOR REBUILDING THE BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENT

       ARCHIVE of the weekly Bulletins: http://alkalimat.org/fmb/

       Draft Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

BLACK PEOPLE AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917 (100th Anniversary Year)

The leader of the communist party of the USSR was V I Lenin.

Here is what Lenin Said about African Americans (1917):

"In the United States, the Negroes (and also the Mulattos and Indians) account for only 11.1 per cent. They should be classed as an oppressed nation, for the equality won in the Civil War of 1861Ė65 and guaranteed by the Constitution of the republic was in many respects increasingly curtailed in the chief Negro areas (the South) in   connection with the transition from the progressive, pre-monopoly capitalism of 1860Ė70 to the reactionary, monopoly capitalism (imperialism) of the new era, which in America was especially sharply etched out by the Spanish-American imperialist war of 1898 (i.e., a war between two robbers over the division of the booty)."

Here is what Marcus Garvey said about Lenin (1924):

"One of Russia's greatest men, one of the world's greatest characters, and probably the greatest man in the world between 1917 and 1924, when he breathed his last and took his flight from this world...We as Negroes mourn for Lenin because Russia promised great hope not only for Negroes but to the weaker people of the world."

What can we say in 2017?

BLACK POWER MUSIC IS A MOVEMENT SOUNDTRACK

       Panther music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQEnsvuyYh4&index=35&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor

       James Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0A_N-wmiMo

       Abbey Lincoln/Max Roach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un9EOjbUWVA&index=24&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor

       Public enemy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHe5fxS3dA&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor&index=6

       Elaine Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC-JbT9ic7g&index=1&list=RDoC-JbT9ic7g

       Dead Prez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuKNhPelllk&list=PLuzI3wVjHPV-oHcaQtUDJx96S4yXOuYor&index=42

WE MUST KEEP OUR EYES ON "TRUMP" NEGROES

       Kanye West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq27TjVVMwQ

       Don King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdPyh9C16vA

       Sheriff Clarke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olgi77cWtlg

       Shaq, Ice Cube, Tyson, P Diddy and more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4bl1DPuYsA

       Gregory Price https://www.morehouse.edu/academics/highlights/greg-price.html

WE MUST RENEW OUR COMMITMENT TO FREE BLACK POLITICAL PRISONERS

       Mumia Abu Jamal http://www.freemumia.com/

       Imam Jamil Al-Aminn (H Rap Brown)  http://imamjamilactionnetwork.weebly.com/

       A Panther List http://www.itsabouttimebpp.com/Political_Prisoners/political_prisoners_index.html

       National Jericho Movement http://www.thejerichomovement.com/

       Chicago Committee https://www.facebook.com/freeblackpoliticalprisoners/

#10 1/2/2017

BULLETIN #10 CONTENTS

       Why do we have a Bulletin?

       Basic Documents for rebuilding the Black Liberation Movement

       Poetry for the Revolution

       Black People and the Russian Revolution of 1917

       Petition to Free Mutulu Shakur

       Organizing Black Workers in North Carolina

       Rebuilding the Black Student Movement

WHY DO WE HAVE A BULLETIN?

This is a great question. Each of us are organizers who use this bulletin to connect up all of our comrades therefore we all need to answer this question.  There are several reasons:

1.     to promote the Draft Manifesto for Black Liberation

2.     to help organize for the National Assembly

3.     to link together local activists all over the country

4.     to provide political education

5.     to share positive examples of cultural expression

Please start sending in reports of the local struggles, how you are using the Draft Manifesto, and progress in building for the National Assembly. (250 word limit)

BASIC DOCUMENTS FOR REBUILDING THE BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENT

       Freedom Manifesto: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manifesto.pdf or for cell phone: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/manif-phone.pdf

       Petition and endorsement sheets: http://www.alkalimat.org/fmb/call.pdf

       Online petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

       Black Left Unity Committee: http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

POEM BY JAYNE CORTEZ

And if we donít fight
If we donít resist
If we donít organize and unify and
Get the power to control our own lives
Then we will wear
The exaggerated look of submission
The bizarre look of suicide
The dehumanized look of fear
And the decomposed look of repression
Forever and ever and ever
And there it is.

Full poem at https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/90805

To hear her speak it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6bKgljhvR0

BLACK PEOPLE AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917

The first major socialist revolution created the USSR in 1917 led by V. I. Lenin and the Communist Party.  During this centennial year of 2017 it is important to reflect on the importance of this great transformation in world history, to find what we can learn for our own struggle.  This is the first of many reports.

The best history of the Russian revolution is the HISTORY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION (BOLSHEVIKS)  This text has been published in 66 languages with over 50 million copies https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1939/x01/

We are especially interested in the Black experience in this process. To begin our study, here are the stories of some the Black people who lived through the experience:

       Video #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgJnbTSYzz8

       Video #2 http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e36_1416538914

       Frederick Bruce Thomas http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/17/the-black-count-of-russia.html

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLLRnVvCZSE

       George Tynes http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-c1-black-russian-americans-20141119-story.html

       Joy Carew https://www.amazon.com/Blacks-Reds-Russians-Sojourners-Promise/dp/081354985X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482857074&sr=1-1&keywords=blacks+reds+russians

       Allison Blakely https://www.amazon.com/Russia-Negro-Russian-history-thought/dp/0882581465/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482860344&sr=1-3

SIGN PETITION TO FREE MUTULU SHAKUR

On behalf of Mutulu and his Family, please join us by SIGNING and SHARING his petition...AND if you TWITTER, please do and SHARE for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

       https://twitter.com/FreeDrMShakur

       https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/grant-mutulu-shakur-executive-clemency

ORGANIZING BLACK WORKERS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Black Workers For Justice put this  brief  video together. It provides a brief snap shop of BWFJ community alliance / organizing work.  Share it using IT networks , websites, e-mail, etc.! Look forward to lot's more coverage of these two organizations work in the near future at the Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference in Jackson MS, solidarity with the United Auto Workers Union organizing of Nissan workers in Canton, MS  and the intense struggle with the NC Gen. Assembly and the Republican GOP coup! https://youtu.be/iM-KpdoliBU

REBUILDING THE BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT

Students are rising up all over the country.  Here are links to almost 90 campus struggles.  Where ever you are try and find a contact with local student activists and help them connect with the community and workplace struggles.

       86 Local Campus Demands http://www.blackliberationcollective.org/our-demands/

       Black Liberation Collective http://www.blackliberationcollective.org/

       United Black Student Unions of California https://www.facebook.com/joinubsuc/

       Black Students for Revolution https://www.facebook.com/BSFRUIUC/?fref=ts

#9 12/26/2016

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, comrades all:

We greet you with this our #9 weekly bulletin to help us build a national campaign for Black unity. We are writing old and new friends to welcome you with this info bulletin as we build our campaign. Please read our documents and join us.

       What is the Black Liberation Unity Committee? http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

       What is the Draft Freedom Manifesto? https://www.scribd.com/document/321034935/Draft-Black-Liberation-Manifesto-V-3-0

PLEASE SEND IN EMAILS OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD GET THE WEEKLY BULLETINS

PLEASE TAKE THIS 2 MINUTE SURVEY TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96THNHW

USING MEDIA TO ADVANCE THE DRAFT FREEDOM MANIFESTO

This is the first in a series of quick flicks produced by our Triangle Area, NC https://youtu.be/JXfEey3f6G4

We are learning from our study and practice in N.C., that it will be necessary to engage Black working people and youth in building our various local area "BLUC study & action groups" nationally if we are to grow a deep and broad working class lead Call for a National Assembly for Black Liberation !

We are truly growing this Manifesto/National Black Assembly campaign nationally. Consistently, we are engaging and nurturing a new wave of engaged people for Black Liberation.

Step by step ... brick by brick ... we must share a historical/political context that shapes the vision, need and a broader plan for a national gathering of all our developing isolated struggles and many developing united front efforts in this War On Black America

FROM A VETERAN WORKER TO THE MOVEMENT "SINCE YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE"

Not so long ago you came into my life
Gave me many reasons why there is so much misery and strife.
I believed I lived in a world of democracy,
But low and behold itís just hypocrisy.

You gave me books to read,
Which become tools to help me lead
Wow Iíve got this yearning
I must keep on learning.

Iíve been to near and far places
Seen new things and met many friendly faces.
Traveled by air and land
Just to reach out and lend a helping hand.

From your love and caring I have overcome some fears
And one time at a gathering the powerful message from the speaker touched and I shed some tears.

I am surrounded by sisters and brothers black and white
And with some I have become very tight.
We talk, laugh and share our pains
We rejoice over the victories and gains.
From your encouragement and caring Iíve become the head not the tail
Thanks for all the hugs, kisses and e-mail.

Annie Dove (2008)

HOLIDAY MUSIC FROM A BLACK PERSPECTIVE

       Nat King Cole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89gVQvFV7hQ

       Mahalia Jackson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QGj2xgnN8A

       Louis Armstrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQQU2ykEQqo

       Aretha Franklin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbzCqZRjugc

       Charles Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RJJwk-Opw4

       Patti LaBelle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpsbZ9yQmD8

       Jazz http://www.accuradio.com/?name=Jazzy%20Christmas%20Party&b0=Holidays%20(Christmas)

       Gospel http://www.accuradio.com/christmas-music/?name=Gospel%20Christmas&b0=Christian&b1=Holidays%20(Christmas)

       R & B http://www.accuradio.com/christmas-music/?name=R&B%20Christmas&b0=R&B&b1=Holidays%20(Christmas)

       Reggae http://www.accuradio.com/christmas-music/?name=Reggae%20Christmas&b0=Reggae&b1=Holidays%20(Christmas)

#8 12/19/2016

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, comrades all:

We greet you with this our #8 weekly bulletin to help us build a national campaign for Black unity. We are writing old and new friends to welcome you with this info bulletin as we build our campaign. Please read our documents and join us.

       What is the Black Liberation Unity Committee? http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

       What is the Draft Freedom Manifesto? https://www.scribd.com/document/321034935/Draft-Black-Liberation-Manifesto-V-3-0

PLEASE SEND IN EMAILS OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD GET THE WEEKLY BULLETINS

UNITY REQUIRES A STUDY OF BLACK WOMEN AND BLACK LIBERATION

See the attached listing of what Black liberation organizations are saying about Black women and Black liberation. If you know of what any additional organizations are saying please send that information in. It is imperative that we reach out broadly to sisters in all walks of life, especially sisters fighting and playing leading roles in working class struggles. Gender equality is not only a matter of what we believe and say but has to be anchored in what we do. Letís build movement leadership with a strong representation of Black women!

POETRY FROM THE MOVEMENT

(We are preparing an ebook anthology so please send in your work)

We matter because:
400 years of oppression wasn't enough.
We glow in the sun and never fail to get back up.
We are both over achievers and underdogs.
Our unity shatters through your ignorance.
We define every law of normal, simple, and of science.
No bullet ever kept us from rising.
No bigotry ever left us feeling num.
No whip could penetrate through our souls.
The skin we bare was meant to inspire not anger or confuse.
Being Black is like being able to fly, we have no limits.
We don't just matter...........

Michelle Jean-Baptiste (Boston)

NEW ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CAMPAIGN

       New Jim Crow Movement

       Maryland Pan African Coordinating Committee

       Maryland Black August Memorial Movement

       Maryland Sixth Regent Diaspora Caucus

       Maryland State Jericho Amnesty Movement

       Prince Georges County - Republic of New Africa

       Maryland Release Aging Political Prisoners

       Baltimore Community United

       Baltimore Out for Justice

BLACK LIBERATION CADRE NEED TO STUDY THE SPEECHES BY AND ABOUT MALCOLM X

       Message to the Grassroots Ö Ballot or the Bullet Ö Fighting on all fronts http://www.brothermalcolm.net/aug04index.html

       Symposium on Malcolm X (Havana, Cuba: 1990) http://brothermalcolm.net/2002/mx_1990/

BLACK HISTORY IN BLACK MUSIC

       Slavery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIX8lgcZdt0

       Buffalo soldiers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5FCdx7Dn0o&index=1&list=RDS5FCdx7Dn0o

       Down in Mississippi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZmZ1Pt6C0

       Strange fruit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs&list=PLjWzVDcjz-2wgyo4ypovDDRcTDyyRhHaS&index=6

       Woke up this morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsziXdKfOsE

       Winter in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2zKdIcOV5s

       1960 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1SUyeIqWWM

       Hold On (Change Is Comin') https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTTO16vbfSI

       The Fruit of Labor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9zcFuXytAY

#7 12/12/2016

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, comrades all:

We greet you with this our #7 weekly bulletin to help us build a national campaign for Black unity. We have renamed this the Manifesto to make our identity clear to all. Here are the tools you can use to organize people to join this campaign:

       What is the Black Liberation Unity Committee? http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

       What is the Draft Freedom Manifesto? https://www.scribd.com/document/321034935/Draft-Black-Liberation-Manifesto-V-3-0

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Black Liberation Unity on Key Questions:

We have a powerful and diverse movement. Read what different organizations are saying about Black women. We can unite. Each week we will present what many of us are saying in our different organizational forms on key questions. Most of us agree, so letís start talking to each other and find a way to unite. We face an extreme right wing set of forces that are uniting behind their newly elected president. We are calling for a national assembly of Black liberation forces to meet this challenge. Now is the time!

WHAT IS OUR MOVEMENT SAYING ABOUT BLACK WOMEN? There is way more agreement than disagreement!

Draft Freedom Manifesto

Women. Patriarchy arose before capitalism. But capitalism and its imperialist expansion for control of labor markets, raw materials, and land systematized male supremacy in new ways. It did the same with racism. This meant European white male dominance over women, other peoples and cultures. The Black Liberation movement must overcome and correct the internalized male chauvinism in our history and advance the leadership of women at all levels of the Black Freedom struggle, in our communities, churches, unions, and promote equality in our homes. The struggle against patriarchy, male supremacy, and sexism is key to rebuilding the black freedom struggle and the unity of our people as a whole. Although women lead this struggle, everyone must take it up and support it. Gender equality! Mobilize women, and facilitate the leadership of women on all battle fronts!

Black Lives Matter

We are committed to building a Black women affirming space free from sexism, misogyny, and male‚Äźcenteredness.

Black Workers for Justice

We stand against the exploitation of all workers. For workers control of wealth from their labor, and fighting democratic unions of rank and file workers. Against racism, white supremacy, sexism, male supremacy. For democratic rights and equality of all races, nationalities, and sexes.

Black is Back Coalition 19 Points

Black Women. With this National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination, the entire black or African nation declares our commitment to facilitate the elevation of African women to full, equal partnership in our struggle to create a new world of freedom and socialist democracy for a united black community and a world shorn forever of bosses and workers and slaves and masters and where African women will share the power to guarantee that African women are adequately empowered as equal architects of our new world.

Black Youth Project 100

BYP100 works through a Black queer feminist lens --meaning that we are radically inclusive and strive to move those of us who are marginalized (e.g. Black women, girls and LGBTQ folks) to the center. Thus, the Agenda is meant for young people who want to approach civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and womenís rights work differently. Further, the Agenda is not meant to advance politics of respectability -- we want ALL Black people to be able to live in their dignity.

The Movement for Black Lives

For Black girls, the U.S.ís failure to address gender-based violence, which they experience at greater levels than any other group, is paramount to the criminalization they experience. In fact, sexual abuse is one of the primary predictors of girlsí entry into the juvenile justice system, with girls often being routed to the system specifically because of their victimization. For instance, girls who are victims of sex trafficking are often arrested on prostitution charges. The punitive nature of this system is ill-equipped to support young girls through the violence and trauma theyíve experienced, which further subjects them to sexual victimization and a lifelong path of criminalization and abuse.

Left Roots

Feminist and pro-queer politics and practice are central to Left Roots. We believe that liberation from hetero-patriarchy must be central to any revolutionary Left strategy. Women and trans folksí place is in the struggle and we prioritize their leadership in social movements.

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement [New Afrikan Womens Caucus (NAWC)]

A committee within MXGM which opposes any form of oppression that limits girls and women from becoming self-determining individuals and reaching their fullest potential. As a manifestation of our sixth principle of unity (ending sexist oppression), NAWC recognizes that cultural, economic, political and social institutions, practices and beliefs limit the human worth of our girls and women. We NAWC will actively struggle for the liberation of the New Afrikan NationóBy Any Means Necessary!

Organization of Afro-American Unity

The Organization of Afro-American Unity will take those private steps that are necessary to insure the survival of the Afro-American people in the face of racist aggression and the defense of our women and children

Dream Defenders

We believe that our liberation necessitates the destruction of the political and economic systems of Capitalism and Imperialism as well as Patriarchy.

People Organized for Progress

To work for the total elimination of racism and sexism.

Organization for Black Struggle

We will fight for gender equality, for womenís liberation, and for womenís rights to be recognized as human rights in all areas of personal, social, economic and political life.

All African Peopleís Revolutionary Party

The All-African Peopleís Revolutionary Party understands that the liberation of African people cannot come to reality without the effective and genuine liberation of African Women. The A-APRP also understands that African Women cannot fight a liberation struggle separate from the broader liberation struggle of African People. The two go hand in hand. The manifestation of this understanding in practical terms gave birth to the All-African Womenís Revolutionary Union in 1980.

The AAWRU is responsible for insuring that all vestiges of sexism are rooted out of our party (and the larger society), that women and men are educated about the revolutionary role of women in the African Revolution and to insure that the voice, interests and energies of African women are completely integrated into every aspect of our work to build the AAPRP and a free African Nation. All women who join the AAPRP are automatically members of the AAWRU.

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

We are assisting our human rights partners in a global campaign to bring awareness and reduce gender inequalities along with 40 member states of the United Nations.

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

The CBTU National Women's Committee conducts conferences and workshops that focus on the needs of African American women in the trade union movement. The committee's major event is sponsoring the National Women's Conference, which is held annually in conjunction with CBTU's national convention. The CBTU Women's Conference is an uplifting, healing and empowering experience. What began as one workshop in 1982 has now grown to an all-day women's conference, attended by more than 1,000 participants - women and men, black and white, from all backgrounds. The popularity of the women's conference has made it an integral part of the national CBTU convention. The conference features a health fair for women, a book fair, diverse workshops, dynamic speakers and down-to-earth sisterhood. Major topics addressed include education, politics, leadership development, youth and the criminal justice system, and health - particularly the importance of raising the awareness of black women about serious diseases and the importance of regular check-ups.

Peoples Organization for Progress calls for a new Black Liberation Holiday for December 18th

The Peoples' Organization for Progress in New Jersey begins this December 18th, what is planned to be an annual tradition: to celebrate the December 18, 1865 adoption of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which legally abolished slavery (except as punishment for crime), highlighting the monumental achievement of the Civil War; while leaving the basis for a contemporary battlefront of the Black Freedom Struggle: the struggle against mass incarceration of Black People, as a principle form of national oppression.

In beginning this observance, POP hopes other African American forces and allies will take take it up, creating a tradition that links the past; the present; and future endeavors for freedom and unites Black People in the U.S. with other descendants of Africa and freedom loving peoples, who celebrate various "Freedom Days"; "Emancipation Days," throughout the diaspora. POP maintains such efforts are particularly important in the advent of Trump to Presidential power and developing fascism in this country; and is instrumental to reconstituting the Black Liberation Movement and to marshaling our forces of resistance to this stage of capitalist exploitation and oppression.

POP will rally outdoors at the Lincoln Statue in downtown Newark (`2PNM at Springfield Ave. and W. Market St.) N.J.'s largest city with a rich history of rebellion, resistance; and freedom striving.

Remember the Past to inform the Present' while we shape the Future! Together We Shall Win!!!

RELIGION AS A TOOL FOR STRUGGLE

       James Cone http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/msp194/id/176/rec/99

       Nelson Johnson http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Nelson_Johnson

       Rev Gayle Dickson http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Rev_Gayle_Dickson

       Dwight Hopkins http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Dwight_Hopkins

       Cheryl Townsend Gilkes http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Cheryl_Townsend_Gilkes

       Prathia Hall http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Prathia_Hall

OUR MUSIC

       John Coltrane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saN1BwlxJxA "It was written in response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963, an attack by the Ku Klux Klan in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four girls."

       Nina Simone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFBoKE9H3PA

       Terry Callier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNJEh_Uxsbw

       Tracy Chapman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhi4-thnOX4

       Gregory Porter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmDcWr1yqCc

#6 12/5/2016

Welcome to the Black Liberation Unity Committee (BLUC) Weekly Bulletin. Some of you are new to the list this week - greetings, and again greetings to those already on the list. You are getting this as a supporter of the Draft Manifesto campaign to hold a national assembly for Black liberation - Fall 2017.

You are being asked to become an organizer for the National Assembly process. We need you to recruit your network to study the draft manifesto. This is an all hands on deck moment. Our people are waiting on us.

Here are the tools you can use to organize people to join this campaign:

       What is the Black Liberation Unity Committee? http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

       What is the Draft Freedom Manifesto? https://www.scribd.com/document/321034935/Draft-Black-Liberation-Manifesto-V-3-0

PLEASE SEND IN EMAILS OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD GET THE WEEKLY BULLETINS

People are in motion!

A new group has formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania around the Draft Manifesto and other efforts at unity, including the 19 points of the Black is Back Coalition and the Black Lives Matters Policy Statements.

At a major protest march again the KKK in North Carolina attended by 1,800 people, the Draft Manifesto Study Circle in North Carolina of 1`4 people distributed hundreds of copies of the Draft Manifesto and got a very warm response, including people who signed up to join the campaign

At a conference of digital experts thinking about Black Studies at Purdue University in Indiana over 100 Manifestos were distributed and several academic experts signed up to assist with the campaign re work on the Internet and with Social media

A request was made to get the manifesto into a prison in Virginia . Anyone with ideas on how to expand this kind of distribution this please send them in and volunteer to help get the brothers and sisters the information they need

Whats happening in your state?

Our music is all over the world! 8-)

       Stand by me https://playingforchange.com/videos/stand-by-me-song-around-the-world/

       Music is my ammunition https://playingforchange.com/videos/music-is-my-ammunition/

       Imagine https://playingforchange.com/videos/imagine/

       Whats going on https://playingforchange.com/videos/whats-going-on/

Ancestors to learn from

       Chris Hani http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Chris_Hani

       Miriam Makeba http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Miriam_Makeba

       Abdulrahman Muhamad Babu http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Abdulrahman_Mohamed_Babu

       Jessica Huntley http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Jessica_Huntley

       Walter Sisulu http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Walter_Sisulu

       Louise Bennett-Coverley http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Louise_Bennett-Coverley

#5 11/28/2016

Welcome to those new to the list this week, and again greetings to those already on the list. You are getting this as a supporter of the Draft Manifesto campaign to hold a national assembly for Black liberation - Fall 2017.

You are being asked to become an organizer for the National Assembly process. We need you to recruit your network to study the draft manifesto. This is an all hands on deck moment. Our people are waiting on us.

Here are the tools you can use to organize people to join this campaign:

       What is the Black Liberation Unity Committee? http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

       What is the Draft Freedom Manifesto? https://www.scribd.com/document/321034935/Draft-Black-Liberation-Manifesto-V-3-0

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR 15 NATIONAL DAY OF STRUGGLE NOVEMBER 29

       http://action.lowpayisnotok.org/page/content/november29

       http://fightfor15.org/?r=n

       http://portside.org/2016-11-27/low-wage-workers-prepare-step-pay-fight-trump-era

PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE WHILE BUILDING THIS CAMPAIGN

HIP HOP FOR JUSTICE youth are studying the Draft Manifesto in North Carolina

BLACK WORKERS FOR JUSTICE's Hip Hop For Justice youth held its regular HH4J cultural gathering which was a very exciting event two weeks ago with...social justice music, poetry, film and political discussion. They shared thoughts on the post election results, growing tide of racism & sexism and the urgent need for Black working people to be better organized beyond social and religious groups and churches. Young BWFJ members who put on these regularly scheduled HH4J events distributed the Manifesto for study and discussion. 10-11 participants stated that they wanted to join the follow up study group on the Draft Manifesto this past weekend.

Youth asked questions about.... how the Manifesto was anti-capitalist and how the lack of living wage quality jobs no longer existed for them because of corporate jobs going overseas and information technology/automation destroying employment opportunities in our community. They go to college, get an education, apply for good jobs and still find only low wage jobs with no health benefits, sick leave, etc. and are forced to be start small capitalists enterprises like cleaning services, lawn care, construction services, Uber drivers, etc.

They asked ....Don't we need capitalism to survive in our small business? If the Manifesto is Anti-capitalist , what is the alternative economic/social system we need as workers to survive? Why don't the Manifesto address this question ?

10 reasons why we need a manifesto for Black liberation

1.     Slogans are leading the movement and we have to go deeper

2.     A manifesto is a curriculum for study

3.     A manifesto links together diverse battlefronts into one mighty movement

4.     The Black Liberation Movement needs to have a working class perspective

5.     All US progressive forces need to know what we, the Black liberation movement, stands for

6.     All progressive people all over the world need to know what we, the BLM, stands for

7.     All our spokespersons of the BLM need to have a common orientation to the media

8.     The BLM needs a framework with which to evaluate performance of our leadership

9.     The manifesto is a recruiting tool for our movement

10. The manifesto is our theoretical foundation for unity (80-20)

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

       Revolutionary Science for Radical Times (Pennsylvania) http://www.revolutionaryscience.org/

       Digital Humanities and Black Studies (Indiana) https://www.cla.purdue.edu/african-american/documents/updatedSymposium%202016%20program%20booklet%20color%20use.pdf

       Southern Human Rights Organizers' Conference (SHROC) (Mississippi) http://www.ushrnetwork.org/events/southern-human-rights-organizers-conference-shroc-x

       Black Men in Unions (Michigan) https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/center-for-labor-and-community-studies/events/2016-black-men-in-unions

       African American Festivals (multiple sites) https://www.everfest.com/cultural/african-american-festivals

Ancestors to learn from:

       Malcolm X http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Malcolm_X

       Shirley Graham DuBois http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Shirley_Graham_Du_Bois

       Chokwe Lumumba http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Chokwe_Lumumba

       Audre Lorde http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Audre_Lorde

       Amiri Baraka http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Amiri_Baraka

       Jayne Cortez http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Jayne_Cortez

Check out the Black Activist Journal. (no longer publishing but a new one must come out of the national assembly process). http://jblun.org/

#4 11/21/2016

Welcome to those new to the list this week, and again greetings to those already on the list. You are getting this as a supporter of the Draft Manifesto campaign to hold a national assembly for Black liberation - Fall 2017. (Draft manifesto is attached)

Become an organizer for the National Assembly process and recruit your network to study the draft manifesto. This is an all hands on deck moment. Can you dig it?

NEW FLYER ON THE BLACK LEFT UNITY COMMITTEE http://www.blunblog.org/2016/11/black-liberation-unity-committee-call.html

CONFERENCES THAT DISCUSSED THE DRAFT MANIFESTO - NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

       North Carolina State Wide Municipal Workers Summit (Greensboro, NC) http://www.ue150.org/campaigns/state-wide-municipal-workers-summit/

       National Conference of Black Lawyers (Chicago, Ill) http://www.ncbl.org/category/2016-ncbl-conference/

       Black Arts Movement (New Orleans, La.) http://www.dillard.edu/new_website_project2015/Helios-Calendar-master/index.php?eID=45

       State of the Black World Conference (Newark, New Jersey) http://sobwc.ibw21.org/

       Black is Back National Conference (Washington DC) http://www.blackisbackcoalition.org/2016/09/09/nbpasd-decalration-and-19-points/

       National Network of Cuba Annual Meeting (Chicago, Ill) http://www.nnoc.info/nnoc-fall-meeting-agenda-chicago-november-18-20-2016/

CHECK OUT THESE BLACK WOMEN FREEDOM FIGHTERS

       Ramona Africa http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Ramona_Africa

       Aleta Alston-Toure http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Aleta_Alston-Toure

       Charlene Carruthrers http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Charlene_Carruthers

       Linda Murray http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Linda_Murray

       Michelle Tingling-Clemmons http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Michelle_Tingling-Clemmons

WORKERS ARE FIGHTING BACK ALL OVER THE WORLD

       USA https://theintercept.com/2016/09/16/the-largest-prison-strike-in-u-s-history-enters-its-second-week/

       Brazil http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Bank-Workers-in-Brazil-Launch-National-Strike-for-Better-Wages-20160906-0011.html

       South Africa http://www.workers.org/2016/10/17/cosatus-general-strike-and-international-march-demand-labor-rights-in-south-africa/#.WDHa-smxVZo

       Trinidad Tobago https://www.change.org/p/tuc-petition-for-general-strike-4th-jull-2016-against-the-tory-government-and-cuts

       Mexico http://newpol.org/content/mexican-teachers-indefinite-general-strike-faces-severe-repression

UNDERSTANDING WHITE WORKERS CAN HELP WIN OVER NECESSARY ALLIES. We can turn things around if we take our message far and deep into the working class (See pages 15 -17 of the Draft Manifesto)

       http://brilliantmaps.com/did-not-vote/

       https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2016/oct/12/west-virginia-donald-trump-supporters-mcdowell-county-poverty-video

       https://hbr.org/ideacast/2016/11/why-the-white-working-class-voted-for-trump

#3 11/14/2016

Welcome to those new to the list this week, and again greetings to those already on the list. You are getting this as a supporter of the Draft Manifesto campaign to hold a national assembly for Black liberation. (Draft manifesto is attached)

THE ELECTION OF TRUMP IS A CALL TO ACTION

While progressive forces had no candidate in the race who represented us, and people faced once again a "lessor of two evils" choice, the election of Trump has to be a wake up call for all of us. Yes we need to fight back in our hundreds, but our campaign for a national assembly for Black liberation is a call for us to raise the level to our hundreds of thousands.

Be prepared for what Trump is planning to do in his first 100 days: https://portside.org/print/2016-11-12/here-what-donald-trump-wants-do-his-first-100-days

OUR CAMPAIGN IS GROWING

The following organizations have endorsed the campaign to hold a national assembly for Black liberation in the fall of 2017

       Project South (Georgia)

       Anti-Eviction Campaign of Chicago (Illinois)

       Black Workers for Justice (North Carolina)

       UE Local 150 (North Carolina)

       Cooperation Jackson (Mississippi)

       Ujima People's Progress Party (Maryland)

       Peoples Organization for Progress (New Jersey)

       Workers World Party (National)

       National Conference of Black Lawyers (National)

We now have an online petition. Use it to recruit your contacts to this campaign so they can begin to get these weekly bulletins https://start2.occupyourhomes.org/petitions/join-the-call-for-holding-a-national-assembly-for-black-liberation

SOURCES FOR PROGRESSIVE NEWS

The ruling class invades our consciousness with news that runs their narrative and controls thinking. Here are progressive sources to check:

       The Real News http://therealnews.com/t2/

       Democracy Now http://www.democracynow.org/

       The Intercept https://theintercept.com/

       Portside http://www.portside.org/

       Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/

STUDENTS ARE FIGHTING BACK ALL OVER THE WORLD

       US:

o   https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/11/10/numerous-campuses-see-protests-students-react-shock-trump-victory

o   http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-protest-trump-20161109-story.html

       Brazil:

o   https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/brazil-student-occupations-temer-pt-psol-education/

o   http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazil-Students-Are-Now-Occupying-over-1000-Schools-Colleges-20161103-0025.html

       South Africa:

o   http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/10/feesmustfall-decolonising-education-161031093938509.html

o   https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43453/Protests+against+tuition+fee+hike+sweep+South+African+university+campuses

ALWAYS STUDY THE ANCESTORS OF OUR STRUGGLE

       General Baker http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#General_Baker

       Claudia Jones http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Claudia_Jones

       James Boggs http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#James_Boggs

       Fannie Lou Hamer http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Fannie_Lou_Hamer

       Walter Rodney http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Walter_Rodney

       Nina Simone http://brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/states/A1R.html#Nina_Simone

#2 11/7/2016

Welcome to those new to the list this week, and greetings to those already on. You are getting this as a supporter of the Draft Manifesto campaign to hold a national assembly for Black liberation.

GREAT NEWSóthe plan set forth by the Draft Manifesto has been endorsed by the following organizations, and more are coming in and will be reported next week:

       Peopleís Organization for Progress http://njpop.org/wordpress/

       Black Workers for Justice http://blackworkersforjustice.com/

       United Electrical Workers Union Local 150 http://www.ue150.org/

       National Conference of Black Lawyers http://www.ncbl.org/

THE ELECTION: Remember we don’t have a candidate being voted on and the lessor of two evils is hardly the choice we want or need. Review what the Draft Manifesto says on page 29 (see attached) about the electoral struggle.

POLITICAL EDUCATION: Here are three sets of videos to watch for our political education this week:

       Saladin Muhammad on 10 Key Questions http://theblm.net/saladin/10-key-questions/

       Jack Qiu on the global crisis of capitalism https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/Info+City+LecturesA+Jack+Linchuan+Qiu/1_dasolo3e and https://vimeo.com/17558439

       The Detroit Speeches of Malcolm X http://www.brothermalcolm.net/aug04index.html

THE CAMPAIGN NEEDS YOU! Again you will find the draft manifesto attachedósend it out to your network and encourage them to read it. Why not? Donít we need more conscious Black people in the struggle? Also you will find the documents to gather endorsements for the campaign to spread the manifesto and get support for a national assembly for Black Liberation. Try sending in endorsements from about five people and see if you can represent this campaign as an organizer. We count on you!

#1 11/1/2016

Welcome to the first Bulletin for Black Liberation. This will be a weekly Bulletin. We want to hear from you with any questions or comments you have as we build this campaign. The main request we have is that you spread the word throughout your networks as broadly as you can.

You are on this list as a supporter of the Draft Freedom Manifesto (attached) and the proposal to convene a national assembly to unite forces fighting for Black liberation and fundamental social change.

We are reaching out to you to build this campaign to achieve two immediate goals:

1.     Distribution and discussion of the draft freedom manifestoówe can send you printed copies

2.     Gather signatures and organizational endorsements (forms attached)

There have been good responses so far:

1.     The National Conference of Black lawyers included a discussion of the Manifesto in a plenary session at their recent national conference in Chicago

2.     A convening of human rights activists in the South will hold a discussion of the manifesto at their regional meeting in Mississippi

3.     On the international level there have been discussion of the manifesto in China and Cuba, while the Manifesto has been distributed to activists in at least 15 countries

4.     The Manifesto has been featured in the October issue of a political newsletter called ďThe OrganizerĒ

In our Bulletin next week we will begin list the organizations that have endorsed this campaign.

The Manifesto reflects the actual work on the ground of fighting for Black liberation. It is important to be familiar with the emerging leadership of this struggle. Here are some individuals to study:

       Clarence Thomas http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Clarence_Thomas

       Jaribu Hill http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Jaribu_Hill

       Marian Kramer http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Marian_Kramer

       Naeema Muhammad http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Naeema_Muhammad

       Malcolm Suber http://www.brothermalcolm.net/SOLDIERS/#Malcolm_Suber

We need to hear from you so holla back when you can!