Thursday, October 12, 2017

Weekly BAP update: The government targets Black Resistance




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The state is growing more desperate and dangerous.

It faces a crisis, one where its own legitimacy is being questioned.

In a re-play of the repression faced by Black liberation forces in the 1960s and '70s, news broke that the Black resistance movement is in the cross hairs of the state. So-called "Black-identity extremists" are now the new FBI targets, a category that can include anyone who believes Black people have the right to resist and deserve self-determination, one of BAP's grounding principles.

But we will not be intimidated. We will intensify our organizing and educational work and meet this challenge as we have met challenges in the past.

Now don't forget to give—we need all of the resources we can get!

The struggle continues and we will win. Here are articles, videos and events to help you tackle the crises we face:


EVENTS
  1. October 14, Washington, D.C.: BAP member Pan-African Community Action is organizing the sixth-annual Thomas Sankara conference in Washington, D.C., to help develop pan-African strategies.
  2. October 14, Columbus, Ohio: Meet BAP national organizer Ajamu Baraka in Columbus, Ohio! You can also hear him speak at a second event about resistance and Black liberation in the age of Trump.
  3. October 17, Decatur, Georgia: The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition is hosting Ajamu to discuss the history of the U.S.-Korea conflict.

VIDEO
  1. Despite Trump's bluster, nothing has really changed with how the United States deals with the world, said Margaret Kimberley, BAP Coordinating Committee member, at the United National Antiwar Coalition's rally on Saturday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

ARTICLES
  1. BAP member Charo Mina-Rojas discussed the heated Colombian peace process.
  2. The state is not playing. Already, a convergence of white opinion exists on the left and on the right in opposition to what they call "identity politics" and what we call racial justice. Now folks are being targeted as "Black identity extremists."
  3. When the social compact is weak, everybody is the 'Other'—and, therefore, a target.
  4. In the twisted, racist, profit-seeking minds of U.S. and E.U. leaders, a military buildup mainly using Black and Brown U.S. bodies is designed to create peace.
  5. It's important for folks to understand the United States funds terrorists when it wants to take control of a country.
  6. Are Russians collaborating with or influencing U.S. Blacks? This allegation is not new.

Let's continue to build the resistance we all have been waiting for!

In struggle,
Coordinating Committee
Black Alliance for Peace
 



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