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Answering a higher calling

June 27, 2017

by Kwame Shakur, Cofounder and Chairman of the New Afrikan Liberation Collective (NALC)

Kwame Shakur

Revolutionary greetings! As always, I come in the vision – the vision for land, independence, socialism and total liberation for all oppressed peoples; for the release of all political prisoners and prisoners of war, and the abolishment of legal slavery in amerikkka.

We are seeing a phenomenon with the number of formations and individuals coming together in solidarity from the u.s. empire to The Netherlands in order to organize for the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on Washington, D.C., on Aug. 19, 2017. This shows the power and potential of what happens when we use and create platforms that are owned and controlled by the New Afrikan/Black community, through the SF Bay View.

If brothers and sisters being held captive in these kkkoncentration kkkamps, locked in cages 23-24 hours a day, can have articles published in papers that create international connections and national unity amongst the prison class, then we know the power of an entire revolutionary class is coming together for the common good of the people.

What happens after the march? Anybody can get people to protest or rally; the fact that we can organize an event is not what’s important – Minister Farrakhan has mobilized over a million New Afrikans twice! However, it means nothing when the people leave that demonstration and go right back to being a subordinate sub-culture of negroes, blacks, coloreds and African-amerikkkans who depend on the colonizers for our every need.

We are seeing a phenomenon with the number of formations and individuals coming together in solidarity from the u.s. empire to The Netherlands in order to organize for the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on Washington, D.C., on Aug. 19, 2017.

After the march, if there are no concrete solutions or programs that will change our current conditions, that would allow the masses of our people tangible means of decolonization, then New Afrikans will still be marching and protesting against these same issues for another 50 years, to no avail. The fact that so many people answered the call for a Prison Lives Matter campaign as a front for the prison movement is proof that we have the potential to network and answer the higher calling from comrade Jalil Muntaqim to establish a united Front for the Liberation of New Afrika, FROLINA.

I am speaking directly to those of us who identify ourselves as New Afrikan Revolutionary Nationalists, our cadre, and conscious citizens of the Republic of New Afrika, RNA. Our forerunners who founded the Provisional Government in 1968 and established our New Afrikan Creed, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution, overstood the importance of an organized body.

We are not Moors, Five Percenters or the NOI; we proclaimed our nationality as New Afrikans and chose to follow these teachings because our ideo-theological philosophy is grounded in concrete dialectical materialism. We are “revolutionary scientists,” but we fail to fully adhere to this scientific method and our New Afrikan Creed by existing in our current fragmentary state.

In No. 4 of that creed we pledge: “I believe in constant struggle for freedom, to end oppression and build a better world. I believe in collective struggle, in fashioning victory in concert with my brothers and sisters.” Like the BPP and countless others of their time, the PG-RNA and our elected officials suffered the genocidal blows of COINTELPRO. We will no longer allow the violent state repression from 40 years ago to keep us stagnant in our struggle for independence – we have bounced back as a new movement. Now it’s time to rebuild.

When we talk about rebuilding, it’s more than rebuilding the internal structure or establishing a united front of all NARN formations; a “new” movement means it’s a new day and age, a new generation of people who have no concept of revolutionary socialism or what the “black” movement is really about. And as the new movement is sweeping across the u.s. empire, as we turn more and more of these kkkamps into revolutionary universities and schools of liberation, the unconscious masses and activists think that #BlackLivesMatter is THE movement; the new generation thinks the struggle is simply the pigs killing unarmed people.

This is where we see the establishment, i.e. Hollywood and mainstream media, use subtle and dangerous neo-colonial agents to whitewash and commercialize the movement by putting “Black Lives Matter” on every “black” show on TV right now, including Empire, STAR, Shots Fired etc.

So, to rebuild is to start at a grassroots level and restore our connection to our communities, to win the support of the people by raising consciousness – through breaking the curse of willie lynch and political education. The average poor, oppressed, lower class person doesn’t overstand the politics of our socio-economic exploitation, so we have to put a face and a name on capitalism, imperialism, fascism and neo-colonialism, destroy their prestige and build a revolutionary mentality throughout the masses.

To rebuild is to start at a grassroots level and restore our connection to our communities, to win the support of the people by raising consciousness – through breaking the curse of willie lynch and political education.

One of the comrades who responded to the “Prison Lives Matter” article in the April 2017 issue of the Bay View asked me in his letter if it was intentional or simply an oversight that I left Comrade Rashid and the NABPP-PC out of the list of names of organizations I called on to help us spearhead Prison Lives Matter – it was simply oversight.

There are countless comrades and formations within the movement as a whole, every individual and organization has other formations that they work with. We called on a handful of people just to jumpstart the campaign and create a snowball effect. I give a revolutionary salute to Comrade Rashid, Shaka Zulu and the Brother Malik – I honor their work.

I said that to say this: Yes, we are New Afrikan Nationalists, Republic of New Afrika is a nation, and our nationality is New Afrikan. We overstand that the world is made up of nations and peoples with nationalities. Without decolonization or disenfranchisement from the oppressor nation, we remain as property and capital goods, stuck in binding contracts with the u.s. empire through birth certificates, social security numbers etc.

Our national territory is Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, but none of us are under the delusion that ALL New Afrikans are going to take up arms and seize that land. We have to be realistic and give the people a vision of what a New Afrikan nation looks like in 2017, what national liberation means for us as a people and explain that as a “nation” within this colonial empire prison-house of oppressed nations, we are not talking about a separate “black” colony on a piece of land away from euro-amerikkkans; we are talking about “groups of peoples, united and distinguished by common history (social development), habits, interest etc., according to Comrade Owusu Yaki Yakubu.

Yes, we are New Afrikan Nationalists, Republic of New Afrika is a nation, and our nationality is New Afrikan.

We are all on the same page in the end – total liberation: to separate ourselves from the capitalist class structure and kkkulture, so that we are free to determine our own educational, economic, political and socio-cultural affairs. This can only happen if we all come together and create a social revolution by removing our money from their banks, having our New Afrikan/black economists in the movement link up with our political and military formations in order to take on property relations in our communities and start creating our own institutions, looking into all the vacant property – entire wards and neighborhoods in cities like Detroit and New Orleans.

Again, the time is RIGHT NOW. What we’re seeing is the revolutionary socialist communism textbook definition of when the masses turn on fascist leadership and become one as a people.

This march in D.C. on Aug. 19, 2017, must be the first of many on a large scale! Every week since Trump was elected president there have been mass demonstrations in nearly every major city in amerikkka. We need to have boots on the ground at these “breeding grounds.”

Again, the time is RIGHT NOW. What we’re seeing is the revolutionary socialist communism textbook definition of when the masses turn on fascist leadership and become one as a people.

We have to wake the people, and we have to network and build with one another. The calling from the elder comrade to REBUILD has been answered, as we come together as a whole to build this Prison Movement – our NARN formations are starting the conversation and planting the seeds needed to raise national consciousness and rebuild and strengthen the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (PG-RNA) through a united front.

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Chairman Kwame “Beans” Shakur

Send our brother some love and light: Kwame Shakur (Michael Joyner), 149677, FCF, 4490 West Reformatory Rd., Pendleton IN 46064.

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