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#SNCC101: In McComb, MS, SNCC organizers were often subjected to brutal force, blatant racism, and various other forms of violence at the hands of police officers, white nationalists, and the local judicial systems.
Bob Moses was no stranger to these harsh conditions. He moved to McComb in 1961 after spending the summer as a field organizer throughout that region and discussing the potential for a mass voter registration with Amzie Moore, a prominent NAACP colleague.
He worked alongside a group of local adults, high school students, and youth who helped with canvassing and the voter registration campaign. On August 15, 1961, Moses and a group of hopeful registrants were pulled over by police after being denied the right to register. Image
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Did You Know? Before Uber or Lyft, SNCC developed a system of shared rides for organizers in the South called the Sojourner Motor Fleet.
“When a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee field secretary began work in Marshall County, Mississippi in the summer of 1962, he had to ride a mule from settlement to settlement.” The same was true in Wilcox County, Alabama in 1965.
SNCC workers needed to traverse rutted, dusty back roads and long stretches of highway to organize in the rural areas of the Deep South. Cars were so important that SNCC formed its own transportation company, the Sojourner Motor Fleet, Inc., to keep its staff mobile.
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Revolutionary salute to #BlackPantherParty former political prisoner of the #Angola3 (over 4 decades in solitary) comrade #AlbertWoodfox passes on to the ancestors. Forever loyal to your trench of struggle. Love and solidarity to your family, friends and comrades.
“It has been my experience that because of institutional and individual racism, African Americans are born socially dead and spend the rest of their lives fighting to live.” From the book Solitary, by Albert Woodfox
“February 19, 2016
I woke in the dark. Everything I owned fit into two plastic garbage bags in the corner of my cell. “When are these folks gonna let you out,” my mom used to ask me. Today, Mama, I thought. The first thing I’d do is go to her grave.”
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#HueyNewton defines ‘#BlackPower’ as he and the #BlackPantherParty defined / developed it in an interview with Sechaba, mag of the ANC, Jan 16th 1970:

Sechaba: … we would like you to explain the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Black Power movement..
#HueyNewton: The #BlackPantherParty grew out of the #BlackPower movement, but the Party transformed the ideology of Black Power into a socialist ideology, a #MarxistLeninist ideology. The Black Power movement has a tendency to have a capitalistic orientation along the lines of …
..#MarcusGarvey’s program and the kind of organization that Elijah Muhammed has. The #BlackPantherParty feels that not even the Black bourgeoisie will be able to compete with imperialism, whose central base is here in North America…
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#thread This is the #MalcolmXMovement statement on #JulianAssange & his related political camp. In summary: Assange is a hero of the alt-right; Assange is right wing & racist; Assange’s importance has been exaggerated; Support for Assange feeds into a white saviour mentality..
The Free Assange campaign is a key means by which the far right (likely with the aid of western intelligence) are making inroads into traditionally left-wing/ progressive/ anti-imperialist constituencies… Now to substantiate these points..
1. Assange is a hero of the alt-right: Here he is, for example, being used to ‘prove’ that social democracy can never work in multicultural societies: …cialdemocracy21stcentury.blogspot.com/2017/08/julian…
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Can we please stop this #NowPlaying long drawn out past decade of pushing #BlackPeople out there as if #BlackLivesMatter @ukblm now have the #Blackpower who will make that change who are listening to their own @Blackbirds to #Brainwashing you into thinking,
well if #BlackWomen #blackmen #LeadersDebate are seen to be in talking #StopRacism in the @churchofengland @ECB_cricket that must put an end to #PoliceBrutality #policecorruption #RacismReckoningMed22 as the rest of those like @mjtward19 who loves #football along with
the rest of @GREATBritain as @wabbey @UNESCO ?refuse to see the real reasons #ToryCorruption #ToryCriminalsUnfitToGovern #BorisJohnsonMustGo, being the very same reasons @Keir_Starmer #StarmerOut who should never ever have been the #LeadershipDevelopment for @UKLabour
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#decolonizedecember #18dicembre #Giornatainternazionaledeimigranti #InternationalMigrantsDay
#Violenza, #tortura #razzismo e #morte,
La politica di difesa dei confini dell'UE è razzista e rafforza le strutture di potere coloniali e capitaliste. Frontex e il sistema che rappre-
senta devono essere aboliti ADESSO. La politica militarizzata di fortezza UE ha ucciso oltre 44.764 persone dal 1993.
Annegati nel Mediterraneo; uccisi al confine; morti per suicidio in carcere, torturati e uccisi dopo l'espulsione - l'UE ha le mani sporche di sangue.
Frontex è
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I've always found the concept of "soft power" interesting. You see it in the way Western culture (thanks to Hollywood) has influenced a lot of what is perceived as right or wrong in societies across the world.
Asian countries like South Korea and China are actively trying to replicate this: Cultivating their influence using everything from popular culture to economic favours.
On the other hand, minority groups seem more worried about "appropriation" of their cultures 🤡 ImageImage
This video explains the concept of soft power excellently, while highlighting how Hollywood helps shape the American narrative
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#thread #BlackPower #BlackRevolution #BlackYouth History was made today in Ldn: Militant independent black working class youth-led history, in the face of an formidable array of forces railed against them from the govt, to the fascist,from left /#BLMUK to wellknown celebrities.
This is an account from the direct experiences of MXM members today, and also our close unified approach with @LondonBlackRevs and several other radical black formations.
The background today is nearly 10yrs of a general absence of radical grassroots resistance, the last time was Aug2011 when we rose up for 3 days after the police murder of #MarkDuggan #BroadwaterFarm crew.
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Black students who protested their mistreatment and pushed for more equitable practices at the University of Mississippi were
SURVEILLED by the FBI
JAILED by local law enforcement &
FAILED by the university.
HT: @garrett_felber
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The 27 Demands of Black Students at the University of Mississippi composed in 1970. Chilling how many of them can still apply to colleges and universities across the country today.
#BlackPoweratOleMiss
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A staged reading given by both former and current students, including some who participated in the protests, were arrested, and some expelled for demonstrating on February 24, 1970.
#BlackPoweratOleMiss
#BlackPower
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