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FERGUSON ACTIVIST EDWARD CRAWFORD DEAD: We must demand Black Community Control of the Police! 


Yet another frontline warrior and prominent activist of the African resistance in Ferguson has met an untimely end.

Colonial media sources reported that 27-year-old Edward (Emijah) Crawford died from a “self-inflicted gunshot wound” to the head on the evening of May 4, 2017.

You may remember Edward best as the young man immortalized in the Ferguson uprising photo holding a bag of chips in one hand and tossing a police deployed gas canister back in the direction of the pigs, away from a group children and other protestors with the other.

African trans women: The struggle for national liberation and self-determination 


There has been much discussion in both bourgeois and independent media centered around the bodies and identities of transgender people.

This has especially been the case over the course of the current political period generally characterized by deepening imperialist instability as well as conscious and unconscious struggle against the status quo.

We see the visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming people in popular culture.

We also see the LGBTQIA+ struggle for equality against discriminatory policies such as the so-called bathroom bills.

These bills, under the pretense of public safety, deny transgender and gender nonconforming people the right to utilize the public restroom accommodations that best correspond to their gendered identity.

Somewhere amidst the bourgeois feminist milieu is mention of the persisting murder, dehumanization and brutalization of African transgender people.

It is through African Internationalism that the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), the Uhuru Movement and its component mass organizations have on different fronts offered a dialectical and historical materialist accounting of the colonial, capitalist social system that gives life to the oppression of African and other colonized people throughout the world

AFRICAN RESISTANCE NOW! InPDUM launches new political education series 


The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) presents the broadcast of “African Resistance Now!”

“African Resistance Now!” is critical political education for the masses which airs every other Wednesday at 6:30 CST/7:30 EST on www.facebook.com/INPDUM.

Under the leadership of Kalambayi Andenet, the International President of the InPDUM, “African Resistance Now!” serves the African working class by bringing raw, unfiltered political insight on various sectors of the African life that are affected by colonialism.

Newly-released video of Mike Brown proves what African people already knew 


About 100 protestors gathered outside of the convenience store Mike Brown visited on August 9, 2014 shortly before he was murdered in cold blood by now former Ferguson cop, Darren Wilson on March 12, 2017. The protest was sparked by a clip of newly-released video showing Brown at the convenience store the night before his murder. The video was used in a documentary about his murder, titled “Stranger Fruit.” It was featured at the SXSW film festival last month.

 
Before the murder of Mike Brown, the African community in Ferguson, already under military occupation by the police on a daily basis, saw that military occupation quadruple in size with the addition of tanks, troops and martial law after Mike’s murder.