Punk Politics #44

Dear DNC,
  Your revolution is bullshit. So you’ll march with the anarchists and African Americans saying “defund the police” and “fuck racism” but your answer to Trump is this racially and sexually problematic bumble fuck and Mrs. Law and Order? Y’all got me fucked up! This ticket is such a slap in the face of women, POC and any non 1%er. It would serve ya right if they lose the election. Maybe then you would get a fuckin clue. In the age #MeToo and #defundthepolice could you have picked a worse ticket to shove at us? We don’t want 4 more years of the tin pot dictator, but we sure as hell wanted something appreciably different. Kamala Harris has gleefully furthered racist policies through both action and knowing inaction. Her record shows she has no principles due to the clear fact that any progressive action Harris has taken was strictly based on social popularity due to D.A. being an elected position. Also, how do you reconcile Harris say that she “believes Biden accusers” but will now happily stand by him? Being a political chameleon isn’t progressive, it’s the same sludge that lost the 2016 election. Stop fucking treating the electorate like we’re your fucking toxic waste dump! This is literally the most counter-revolutionary and regressive ticket we could have been handed by the DNC in 2020. No, I’m not backing Trump, but I’m sure as fuck slinging arrows at this dumpster fire as well.
– C Fish

Punk Politics #43

In Democrat news Pelosi after having been in office off and on since 1987 decided all of a sudden that “there’s no room for violent bigotry” and had portraits of confederates taken down. I was only 4 in 1987 but probably already knew glorifying racism was wrong. I guess it’s some victory she’s opted to screech at is to assuage her guilt of white silence after all these decades. And Klobuchar is removing herself from VP consideration to irge Biden to pick a woman of color. At least she finally figured out touchy McGoo needed assistance figuring out what a woman of color is. He’d probably know if he didn’t spend most of his life being a segragationist. Why is he the best the DNC can offer? Shit, this is a guy who would’ve raped his slaves if he had any. Any chance we could get a non racist and rapey option. It’s a battle to not give up hope.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #42

For those wondering what we can truly do to make a difference beyond the good feeling of demonstrations. From Ibram X. Kendi How To Be An Antiracist

Admit racial inequity is the problem of bad policy, not bad people.
Identify racial inequity in all its intersections and manifestations.
Investigate and uncover policies causing racial inequity.
Invent or find antiracist policy that can eliminate racial inequity.
Figure out who ir what group has the power to institute antiracist policy.
Disseminate and educate about the uncovered racist policy and antiracist policy correctives.
Work with sympathetic antiracist policy makers to institute the antiracist policy.
Deploy antiracist power to compel or drive from power the unsympathetic racist policy makers in order to institute antiracist policy.
Monitor closely to ensure the antiracist policy reduces and eliminates racial inequity.
When policies fail, do not blame people. Start over and seek out new and more effective antiracist treatments until they work.
Monitor closely to prevent new racist policies from being instituted.

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Punk Politics #39

54 years ago the black community made their demands evident. Law enforcement at all levels has had that long to respect the black community as equal to the white community. Below is that list known as the 10 point program. #blacklivesmatter

– C Fish

1 cop arrested or 4 is not the issue.
The complete list actually turned 54 years old on the 15th of this month.

Black Panther Party

The Ten-Point Program

1. We Want Freedom. We Want Power To Determine The Destiny Of Our Black Community.
We believe that Black people will not be free until we are able to determine our destiny.

2. We Want Full Employment For Our People.
We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the White American businessmen will not give full employment, then the means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.

3. We Want An End To The Robbery By The Capitalists Of Our Black Community.
We believe that this racist government has robbed us, and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules were promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor and mass murder of Black people. We will accept the payment in currency which will be distributed to our many communities. The Germans are now aiding the Jews in Israel for the genocide of the Jewish people. The Germans murdered six million Jews. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of over fifty million Black people; therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.

4. We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings.
We believe that if the White Landlords will not give decent housing to our Black community, then the housing and the land should be made into cooperatives so that our community, with government aid, can build and make decent housing for its people.

5. We Want Education For Our People That Exposes The True Nature Of This Decadent American Society.
We Want Education That Teaches Us Our True History And Our Role In The Present-Day Society.
We believe in an educational system that will give to our people a knowledge of self. If a man does not have knowledge of himself and his position in society and the world, then he has little chance to relate to anything else.

6. We Want All Black Men To Be Exempt From Military Service.
We believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, like Black people, are being victimized by the White racist government of America. We will protect ourselves from the force and violence of the racist police and the racist military, by whatever means necessary.

7. We Want An Immediate End To Police Brutality And Murder Of Black People.
We believe we can end police brutality in our Black community by organizing Black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our Black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all Black people should arm themselves for self- defense.

8. We Want Freedom For All Black Men Held In Federal, State, County And City Prisons And Jails.
We believe that all Black people should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial.

9. We Want All Black People When Brought To Trial To Be Tried In Court By A Jury Of Their Peer Group Or People From Their Black Communities, As Defined By The Constitution Of The United States.
We believe that the courts should follow the United States Constitution so that Black people will receive fair trials. The Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives a man a right to be tried by his peer group. A peer is a person from a similar economic, social, religious, geographical, environmental, historical and racial background. To do this the court will be forced to select a jury from the Black community from which the Black defendant came. We have been, and are being, tried by all-White juries that have no understanding of the “average reasoning man” of the Black community.

10. We Want Land, Bread, Housing, Education, Clothing, Justice And Peace.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect of the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

Written: October 15, 1966
Source: War Against the Panthers, by Huey P. Newton.

Punk Politics #38

Here’s a bit of a guide of info concerning protests whether peaceful or more intense. It’s important to know about COINTELPRO. Back in the 60’s and 70’s the FBI in conjunction with police departments invented and implemented this primarily to disrupt black freedom movements such as the Black Panther Party. A primary means was to use plants which were white officers and agents to agitate the angrier members of the group to loot and vandalize. Also they would commit acts on their own to be blamed on the black protestors. These acts would be spun up by the media to make black people look violent and unreasonable as well as building the super predator myth of black males. Oakland (the birthplace of the BPP) was a primary testing ground for counter revolutionary tactics. The reason this is important to know is that COINTELPRO never ended. Counter tactics were used during Occupy Wall Street have been used this past week.

What to look for:

White males who look a little too straight laced for leftism. Most of them will be wearing 511 tactical pants and cop boots. If you see this question them. Also anyone who doesn’t seem to be that into the protest. They could be a plant or a comrade having a bad time and need help. Know the fashions of alt-righters to help spot them. Usually milbrand, pro law enforcement or pro American shirts. If they are cops odds are their pants will be more crisp than anyone else’s as they can’t help but keep that tought process. Never trust anyone you don’t know without ideological questioning first. Watch their reactions to the protest. If they are found to be cops or cop callers yell it out loud and clear. Putting them on blast is for everyone’s good. Check for a vest be it outline or a friendly clap on the back. If they try to get you to say something incriminating, check for a wire or recording device. In Oakland a black security guard was shot after the protest disbursed. This was a couter intel tactic to generate bad PR. The police will sacrifice their own and civilians to discredit resistance. It’s happened before. Also be wary of conservative hair cuts. These people have day lives and can’t help but look like intese normies. Any thin blue line gear must be called without question. Someone that commited to oppressors is a danger.

Note: If I missed anything or you have further information please advise so this can be further updated.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #37

For those complaining about riots.
We tried to work peacefully. The black community pleaded “stop killing us”. You ignored our voices so a scream has become necessary. The powerful only have themselves to blame by declaring human lives capital stock and conditioning society to value things over people. You held up armed white men crying about haircuts as heroes while demonizing an entire race for simply say BLACK LIVES MATTER and not participating in a song for a nation who trafficked their ancestors to be brutalized for every generation of their existence. You were warned to expect resistance. This is what x equals in the equation of your disregard and disrespect. We spent our educational lives being forcefed about how great our founding fathers are only the learn that only wealthy white men were created equal and that hasn’t fucking changed. From America’s rotted cesspool of a womb this anger has been born. If you cannot value lives, your cities should burn.

– C Fish

Safety tips

Please spread the wordTRUMP HAS CONFIRMED THAT THERE WILL BE LIVE ROUNDS FIRED AT CIVILIANS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.1.) TAMPONS WERE INVENTED IN WWI TO PACK BULLET WOUNDS. Do not be afraid to use them. If you are shot, or you see someone shot, pack the wound with a tampon and get help as soon as possible.2.) Carry a spray bottle with 1:1 milk of magnesia and water, to spray into your eyes and mouth or into the eyes and mouth of anyone you see maced or tear-gassed.3.) If you are brave, carry a bucket full of water and baking soda, 1:1, with a lid, and wear protective gloves, and pick up tear gas canisters that have been shot into crowds and drop them into the bucket to neutralize them. This will stop the gas from harming people around you4.) If you are REALLY brave, THROW GAS CANISTERS AND FLASH GRENADES BACK AT THE POLICE.5.) If you see someone being arrested, grab them as firmly as you can and run. De-arresting your comrades is important.Edit: added info for further safety!#3 also works on concussion grenades.Also line goggles with petroleum jelly to stop drip from tear gas and bear mace especially when water cannon are also in effect.Also tennis rackets work great to rebound 40mm canistersAlso please for the love of god cover your face and blur the faces of protesters when posting pictures if possible. That’s how I got prosecuted in [redacted], they will use anything In they’re power to put us away. A dead or imprisoned protester is no longer a problem.Stay safe.Do not share… Copy and paste so if this is removed it won’t be lost

Punk Politics #36

Again a black man in America has been murdered by a white cop. The cop knelt on George Floyd’s neck as he stated “I can’t breathe” and strutted a total Chad look on his face. This amidst countless other cases of the police attacking the black community. I honestly think the cops have a kink for abusing the black community. And to top all this off, some white NBA player went and quoted Dr. King while telling the victimized community they should pray for those who take this perverse pleasure from oppressing them. Nah dude, the time for Dr. King passed in the 60’s with the string off assassinations. I think maybe those who stay black should stay strapped and stop taking it when the pigs get at you. Nothing has changed since they werefurat kidnapped from their ancestral land and trafficked to this stolen land. And dear white people, stop fucking being afraid of black people! It’s racist whether you’re the overtness of the alt-right right or the white liberalism view of telling them not to be uppity and angry. That second option of smiling racism iswhy things are still so bad for the black community. Must be a nice privalage to tell the oppressed how to act in the face of abuse you don’t suffer.

– C Fish

Classic Review: Pipedown- Enemies Of Progress

In 2001 melodic political hard core powerhouse Pipedown droppwd their dwbut ablum on A-F Records, Enemies Of Progress. This ripper hits just as hard today. They blasted out of the Pittsburgh scene and sound like a more melodically inclined Behind Enemy Lines. This whole record is solid from front to back like all of these post hard core template albums that were coming out in this era of hard core and punk that really got us thimking. And damn the guitars were amazing. It’s like this band started at the top of their game. The vocals that go from almost sorrowful cleans to this war cry of a scream echo through every track on this. Download or buy a copy of you can find it and get to know this release along with anything else from this time period of music that was our soundtrack for fighting the system.

– C Fish

https://a-frecords.bandcamp.com/album/enemies-of-progress-af012