Tags Prison Lives Matter (PLM)
Tag: Prison Lives Matter (PLM)
The revolution has begun and the reality that ‘we are our own liberators’ is not an idea but the rock in the hand of David, the commitment and determination for self-determination without oppression.
The marathon that is a revolution is described by Ed Mead’s advocacy for the new Prison Lives Matter movement.
Organizing and educating are key elements to any successful movement. Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Minister of Defense with the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party speaks succinctly about the necessity for revival of spirit and consciousness and inside-outside unity with mass organization – the essence of Prison Lives Matter in the move forward for liberation.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s and throughout the ‘90s there was a strong progressive revolutionary prison movement throughout the state of Indiana. The two dominant and often competing political lines or ideologies were Revolutionary Nationalism or New Afrikan Communism as represented by the New Afrikan Independence Movement (NAIM) and Afrikan Internationalism as represented by the Afrikan People’s Socialist Party (APSP). Other tendencies were represented by Anarchists, Marxists and Maoists.
As a nation and as revolutionary nationalists, we must dissect and use the method of scientific socialism in our pursuit of self-determination. We must study and struggle using the New Afrikan revolutionary teachings laid out by our forerunners to raise national consciousness, spark a social revolution and move the RNA toward national liberation. The “New Afrikan Liberation Movement” is not the same as the more narrow “Black” movement in general. We are fighting the U.S. not just as an oppressed “race” or class of individuals, but as a colonized nation that has declared its independence.