Survival Programs Pending Revolution
Friday, oct 7th 630p 10p, fREE, rSVP here 700p bare soles bare soul, a Documentary film series. That film places the blame for the groups demise almost solely on the intransigence of the.B.I., who allegedly colluded with the mafia and local law enforcement to flood the black community with drugs, necessitating the drug violence and addiction that Van Peebles saw. Rsvp here, survival Pending Revolution explores the Panthers contributions and impact locally and abroad 50 years after their inception. Soon, those ranks began to thin for the first time since 1966.
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As far as I am concerned, the party is a living testament to Malcolms life work. We believed it was necessary to know how they survival gained their freedom in order to go about getting ours. To recruit zombie any sizeable number of street brothers, we would obviously have to do more than talk. If they have a need we will serve their needs and attempt badger to get them to understand the true reasons why they are in need in such an incredibly rich land.". The spirit of revolution will continue to grow within the prisons.
During a flood the raft is a life-saving device, but it is only a means of getting to higher and safer ground.
The whites are not only duped and used by the prison staff, but come to love their oppressors.
During those long years in Oakland public schools, I did not have one teacher who taught me anything relevant to my own life or experience.
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Yes, they were smashed by the shop state; yes, many mistakes were made; but nevertheless they made unprecedented gains which we should actively learn from. I frequently use the metaphor of the fact to describe the survival programs.skills
Because one thing you can guarantee in an oppressed community, is that you're going to find hunger. Nobody had ever given them any support or assistance when the police harassed them, but here we were, proud Black men, armed with guns and a knowledge of the law. Slavery and prison life share a compete lack of freedom of movement. But like the 8 hour work day, weekends, and free education, things like free breakfast in schools don't just happen. The practical parts of those programs could be carried out only under a certain kind of oppression.
That is why we call them survival programs, meaning survival pending revolution. For this is what Bobby Seale and I had included in our own discussions five years earlier in Oakland, as we explored ways to survive the abuses of the capitalist system in the Black communities of America. My homemade education gave me, with every additional book I read, a little bit more sensitivity to the deafness, dumbness and blindness that was affecting the black race in America. "All these programs satisfy the deep needs of the community but they are not solutions to our problems.
Cubas program, itapos, like the Breakfast program were taken up by the state and institutionalized. And highlighted the gross and endemic racialized inequalities inherent.
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So the survival programs are not answers or solutions, but they will help us to organize the community around a true analysis and understanding of their situation. For nearly one hundred years they were either unemployed or used for the most menial tasks, because industry preferred to use the labour of more acceptable immigrants the Irish, the Italians and the Jews. I even attended a few meetings of the Progressive Labour Party, but nothing was happening there, just a lot of talk and dogmatism, unrelated to the world I knew. I look forward to the time when all inmates will offer greater resistance by refusing to work as I did. The people must learn that when one offends the totalitarian state, it is patently not an offence against the people of that state, but an assault upon the privilege of the few. Although many have written about the BPP in memoirs and polemics, Survival Pending Revolution contributes to a new generation of objective, analytical BPP studies that are sorely needed. Co-optation doesn't have to mean that we are losing, on the contrary it can mean that we are winning.
Our unique situation island required a unique program. The street brothers were important to me, and I could not turn away from the life I shared with them. Our program had to deal with America. It created a lot of red tape. Things should be explained to them as fully as possible.