Bay Area Intifada: Under New Management

       In the name of God the Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

After ten years of serving as an educational resource and news springboard Bay Area Intifada has now been passed on to an unaffiliated group of young radicals in the Bay Area. Over the years, the majority of the original admins fell back from the day-to-day running of the page and publishing original content, causing it to become mostly inactive for the past year. For this reason the OG admins were looking for new blood to pass Bay Area Intifada on to and they found that in us; a small group of homies who were looking to start a political education publication by and for black, brown and muslim youth in light of the current political climate. The apathy we’ve previously seen in our peers has been replaced by righteous anger. We cannot allow young people to be funneled into the same scene politics and petty beefs that were the failings of the generations before us. 

With the changing of hands we would like to state a few things.

  1. We have no affiliation with the prior admin; we were looking to start a platform to build with and educate our peers. It was only through word of mouth that the Bay Area Intifada admin heard of us and passed the page on.
  2. We have no interest in scene politics or the beefs of older organizers. We’re here to educate our homies and our peers so they can better resist white supremacy and that’s it. 
  3. We’d love and appreciate any admissions from old supporters and/or contributors seeing that they’re able to respect the autonomy of the new admins. 

The War on Terror was launched 17 years ago, but for Black and Indigenous people, it began in 1492

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October 7th  marked the 17th year of the U.S. led war on Afghanistan and the launch of the so-called “War on Terror” . It is also Indigenous peoples day — a relationship which was merged on 9/11, but goes as far back as this same date in 1492 when Columbus reached “the America’s”, which also know to natives and their supporters as “Turtle Island”.   

In the days following 9/11, the US government began pushing its narrative weeks ahead of its military operation dubbed “Enduring Freedom”. U.S. officials claimed that international laws did not apply to Muslims detained on the battlefield of the War on Terror since they were “terrorists” or not fighting under any nation-state flag. International laws regarding rights of prisoners of war were ignored as the US introduced the term “enemy combatants” into modern discourse.

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Video: Impacts of the War on Terror

Video: Impacts of the War on Terror

 

Here’s video from todays discussion on the War on Terror; afghanistan and syria, infiltration and surveilence,colonialism, capitalism, rebels and rebel violence, US imperialism and Tankies, white people and subjective solidarities and much more.:

FatimaRamah Isra Hoor Tanzeen, Jocelyn Wabano-Iahtail and @brwnrage

 

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(OAKLAND Oct 6th) Discussing Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s seminal work: Revolution by the Book

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“Saturday, October 6th, 2018 @ The Oakland Islamic Community Center we will be discussing Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s seminal work: #RevolutionbytheBook
We will have copies of the book available for purchase with all proceeds going to @Imam Jamil Action Network’s continual effort to exonerate & #FreeImamJamilAlAmin the event will be free with dinner served”
This upcoming October 4th will be Imam Jamil’s 75th birthday Insha’Allah. Anyone that would like to write Imam Jamil:

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
99974-555
USP Tucson
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson, AZ, 85734

The colour brown: de-colonising anarchism and challenging white hegemony

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A French translation of this article here, thanks for Dyhia Tadmut

The appearance of the Egyptian Black Bloc in Cairo’s streets in January 2013 triggered gullible excitement in Western anarchist circles. Little thought was given to the Egyptian Black Bloc’s political vision – or lack thereof – tactics, or social and economic positions. For most Western anarchists, it was enough that they looked and dressed like anarchists to warrant uncritical admiration. Facebook pages of Israeli anarchists were swamped with pictures of Egyptian Black Bloc activists; skimming through the US anarchist blogosphere during that period would have given one the impression that the Black Bloc was Egypt’s first-ever encounter with anarchism and anti-authoritarianism. But as American writer Joshua Stephens notes, the jubilant reaction many Western anarchists have towards the Black Bloc raises unflattering questions concerning their obsession with form and representation, rather than content and actions. And in this regard…

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“Can You Hear Us?”: Letter to Niraz Saied

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The world is a heap of people, a sea of tiny flames.

Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames are alike. There are big flames and little flames, flames of every color. Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks. Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking, and if you approach you shine in fire.

—Eduardo Galeano, The Book of Embraces (Translated by Cedric Belfrage with Mark Schafer)

Have I ever told you, dear Niraz, that you are one of those flames that blazes with life so fiercely that it overpowers anyone who approaches with warmth and spark? I took your presence for granted, perhaps, and forgot to tell you how fortunate, how…

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Afghanistan: A Personal History

Afghanistan: A Personal History

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It’s hard to talk about Afghanistan’s recent history without talking about a much longer history and tradition. Those of us who are the children of the Mujahideen grew up on stories of our ancestors defeating Alexander the Great and the British Colonial Empire. When I talk to my generation, who grew up when Afghanistan’s current fighting began, about 40 years ago, they talk about those days with a fervor – our families suffered immensely and sacrificed dozens of uncles and relatives to the struggle against Soviet imperialism, but this wasn’t something that happened in isolation.

We’re Afghans – we’ve been killing colonizers since our history began. Not only that, we’ve been taking down their empires with them. The oldest photo we have of our family was stumbled upon by my father who one day found himself looking at his ancestors staring back at him when researching the second Anglo-Afghan war. A proud moment for a man who prides himself on being from a long line of anti imperialists

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First Nations Assert Food Fishing Rights In Area of Fish Farm Restocking

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Press Release
First Nations Assert Food Fishing Rights In Area of Fish Farm Restocking Several food-fishing gillnet boats operated by ‘Namgis and Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw fishermen in Knight Inlet were approached on Friday evening by a salmon smolt restocking vessel, the Orca Chief, operated by the Norwegian-owned company Marine Harvest, on its way to restock the Port Elizabeth fish farm, owned by the same company.

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#OpenTheIslands #Lesvos: Cops Threatened to Arrest Protesting #RefugeesGR

#OpenTheIslands #Lesvos: Cops Threatened to Arrest Protesting #RefugeesGR

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On the fifth day of refugees protests at Lesvos, Greek cops threatened to arrest the protesting refugees. But the refugees continued their protests and demand to be allowed to leave the island and travel to the main land. A report and video by Arash Hampay.

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Image: Sick children at Lesvos. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook page.

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