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Stick 'em up motherfucker! An anti-fascist perspective on the movements against global capitalism.

 

by Mike Donovan

(The following speech was given by ARA Toronto member Mike Donovan at "From protest to resistance", a hugely successful public forum on the Free Trade Area of The Americas and the radical anti-capitalist, anti-racist and anti-authoritarian elements organizing against it. Members of The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Food For Chiapas, Colours of Resistance, The Anti-Capitalist Convergence, The Summit of The Americas Welcoming Committee as well as revolutionary anarchist and community organizer Lorenzo Komboa Ervin also spoke at the forum which drew over 300 people. Electronic reproduction is encouraged, print publications please contact ARA Toronto.)

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09
Oct
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Responding to Anarchists on the eco-racism issue

What I have written up until now has been aimed at a general readership. Now since the issue is being debated upon anarchists I will write directly to anarchists, for I have also been an active anarchist for over 30 years. Below I will answer some of the comments I seen made by some anarchists on this issue.

1. Some say that the struggles of Indigenous People are not anarchist issues. This would be true if anarchism were just a philosophical club debated in back rooms by those sitting in armchairs. But to many anarchists, we seek to create real social change by dismantling the ruling class's political power (the state) and economic power (capitalism) and creating a stateless society based upon the well-being of all. This means that we must deal with all the different groups of people, unless we seek to either force our ways on others or exclude people from our new society. Thus, the struggles of the people against the ruling class are also our struggles.

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09
Oct
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Seattle Mayor Declares State of Emergency

by Robin Banks - February 28, 2001"We will not stand for this 'earthquake' nonsense," says Schell Mayor Paul Schell announced today that the city would take a zero-tolerance stance against earthquakes after one of the mysterious natural disasters struck Seattle. "I have declared a 'no-earthquake zone' in a fifty-block radius," Schell said. "I have told the police department to use their pepper spray and rubber bullets against any earthquake that dares to show its face in Seattle." "Seattle has a history of tolerance for weather," Schell continued with a note of pride in his voice. "We have rain, we have storms, we even tolerate lightning. But we will not sit back and allow these hooligan earthquakes to destroy our city." Several police units could be seen patrolling the quake-shaken areas in downtown Seattle this evening. "If I see one of them quakes ... well, no mercy, you know? No mercy," one police officer stated bluntly.

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09
Oct
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Listen, Radical!

by Errol Schweizer

Author's note: this is an abridged version of a longer essay. Contact the author for the full version.

“I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash but I don't think that it will be based on the color of the skin.”
--El Haj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

“What I am trying to say is simply this: The revolution is made by ordinary people, not by angels, made by people from all walks of life, and more particularly by the working class who are in the majority.”
-- Walter Rodney

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09
Oct
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Black Capitalism: Part III

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

You know, everybody looks down their noses at poor Black people. They fault them for their own poverty, suffering and even deaths. They "lie, cheat and steal," both the smug well-to-do whites and suburban upper class Blacks say about the poor. They, of course, feel themselves every bit superior to "those people." If they hear about the mass of Black youth now gone off [or going] to prison, if Black people are homeless and living in the streets, or if they are slain by a racist cop, then good enough for them! "They deserve it" say the Black bourgeoisie, "they are incorrigible" say the white politicians, or they "sell drugs" say the Uncle Tom preachers. To all these folks, the cops are "just doing their jobs" to stop crime and keep them safe in their middle class enclaves. They feel that "tough policing" is the way that you have to handle poor folks. "Come and get 'em, boss!"

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09
Oct
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The Fraud Of Black Capitalism

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

You know, everybody looks down their noses at poor Black people. They fault them for their own poverty, suffering and even deaths. They "lie, cheat and steal," both the smug well-to-do whites and suburban upper class Blacks say about the poor. They, of course, feel themselves every bit superior to "those people." If they hear about the mass of Black youth now gone off [or going] to prison, if Black people are homeless and living in the streets, or if they are slain by a racist cop, then good enough for them! "They deserve it" say the Black bourgeoisie, "they are incorrigible" say the white politicians, or they "sell drugs" say the Uncle Tom preachers. To all these folks, the cops are "just doing their jobs" to stop crime and keep them safe in their middle class enclaves. They feel that "tough policing" is the way that you have to handle poor folks. "Come and get 'em, boss!"

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09
Oct
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Black Capitalism: Part II

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Recently I wrote the first installment of my newspaper column wherein I criticized Black capitalism (and the capitalist system generally), and the attempt of some individuals and groups to put forth small scale capitalism as a way forward for the liberation of Black people. I heard from many of you out there, some praising me for the article, saying it was something that they wished that those in the Black leadership would write and say about folks trying to either make a business of the Black liberation struggle, or offering a false image of economic development under this system as a way forward for the freedom of our people.

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09
Oct
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Be Careful What You Ask For...

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

I am sure by now that many of you have asked yourselves how it could be that a nominally Black led government, which presides over a majority Black police force, and which is located in Detroit, a majority Black city, could be the number #1 city in the nation for police murders of civilians, again the majority of whom are Black. It seems to go against "conventional wisdom," I am sure many would say. But don't be so sure.

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

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09
Oct
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Europol Persecutes Anarchists and Radicals: what to do?

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Hello everyone, sisters and bothers:

Thu
09
Oct
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Who's Buying Up All the Black Funeral Homes?

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

I was talking to a funeral home director in Georgia recently who told me something that shocked me, and I am sure, will shock you too.

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