The MOVE 9 are free at last! What an amazing moment for Black History month 2020. 7 have been released while 2 sadly died behind bars. There will be a link in this post to my previous write up about MOVE to give background on this group and their struggles. To quote a great friend of mine “onward and upward!” This is a victory. First MOVE 9, next Mumia Abu Jamal. We can win! #onamove
Let’s talk about Nancy Polosi. Mindless line towing Democrats treat like she’s Joan of Arc at this point. Then mindless line towing Republicans act like she’s the wicked witch of the west. Allow me to simplify. She’s not any sort of hero or conservator of freedom. She has supported the Patriot Act, PRISM(NSA monitoring of citizens) and water boarding. Also she has championed gun control which there is no she doesn’t know the policy was initially instituted by Reagan to disarm the Black Panther Party. Pelosi is simply another elitist who only cares for power over. Actually sitting next to Pence behind Trump was a fitting image and expression of the current reality in American politics. The fact is the establishment are all villains who only care for whose tyranny they get to visit upon the people.
Been thinking a lot about Dr. Martin Luther King lately and how little has truly changed in the U.S. MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton. These are 3 black men who were murdered by the United States government for 1 reason. It’s the reason Mumia Abu Jamal and the MOVE 9 went to prison. The reason why Philadelphia bombed and burned an entire black neighborhood over a house that MOVE members were living in. The reason why the African slaves who weren’t worked to death were simply murdered by their masters. They “forgot their place” and challenged the slave holders. In the 20th and 21st centuries the slave holders have simply been the government and this country is the plantation. We see little has changed as blacken are gunned down and choked out by overseers (the original term for officers). We currently have a sitting president who is clearly of a slave holding mindset. Many of our candidates in the election are of the same mindset (Biden and Bloomberg) or culturaly appropriating colonizer (Warren) or a former cop and professional cop caller (Kamala Harris) who has dropped out. the neo-liberals in the media thinks this is acceptable. They think not changing anything is woke. You have to wake the fuck up first to be woke! In 1967 Dr. King asserted that the U.S. is the greatest perveyor of violence for what we were doing in Vietnam. He wasn’t wrong and nothing much has changed considering what we’ve spent the last 18 years doing in the Middle East. Peace doesn’t come from bombs and justice doesn’t come from police guns
– C Fish
RVA hard core band Ghouli just sent their lates EP entitled Nothing against my desk this week. This was my first hearing of them. And holy shit it’s gnarly! Amazing female led hard core that rocks like F Minus and Witch Hunt. The breakdowns and instrument work is amazing! I’m stoked to have heard this band and hope to catch em live some time. Follow em and band camp and blast it loud!
– C Fish
Today we lost Dave King the designer of the iconic Crass symbol. One of the most notable symbols in anarcho and anti authoritarian movements over the past 40 years. His mark will live on beyond all of us.
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