The Challenge of Autonomy: Prospects for Freedom Going Into 2021

The Challenge of Autonomy: Prospects for Freedom Going Into 2021

  1. Intro: Do For Self Politics vs. Hypothetical Radicalism

“And i prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight…”

– Harriet Tubman

“Freedom is something that you have to do for yourself.

– Malcolm X

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Young people getting active in the streets today are entering a desert of political options and conversations. A degenerate political left represents the only well-known alternative to openly fascist Democrats and neo-nazi-courting Republicans, a left that has grown so petty bourgeois (middle class) in its class character that it has very little relationship to the physically existing world, as outlined in section 1. For those of us who actually want to make this thing materially viable, we need to focus on building the actual material infrastructure for self-determination, independent of police and State assistance…

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We put this together in three parts: 1. an introduction 2. an analysis of the events of 2020 and how they show us the limits and “prospects for freedom” available in the foreseeable future, and then 3. a list of concrete, tried and tested baby steps that serious comrades can start from scratch with. We speak from generations of experience and successful communal structure – not from our own personal opinions, left-wing jargon, dreams, theories or books alone…

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No one is going to get us ready for what’s coming except ourselves. No one is going to get us free except each other…

Let’s each and every one of us, wherever we are right now, whatever we’re working with no matter how few or how poor, analyze our situation, form a plan, and start right now. And let’s see it through!


10th Anniversary of the Haiti Coup: A Colonial Legacy

By Raheel Hayat, Medium

HaitiAnnivIOn February 29th, 2004, U.S. armed forces barged into the home of democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s and kidnapped him and his family and took them to the Central African Republic. That action was the culmination of months of a destabilizing campaign by the United Sates of a popularly elected government by the Haitian people. Massive demonstrations on Feb 7 of the same year (up to a million people in Port-au Prince) demanded that the president be allowed to finish his full term in office. However, the United States, France and Canada determined to remove Aristide, decided to ignore the demands of the Haitian people.

This was the second coup d’état against President Aristide. The United States had also engineered a successful coup against Aristide in 1991, leading to years of oppression and terror in Haiti, which left thousands of people dead and was followed by a United Nations occupation of the country. Today, there are well over 10,000 United Nations troops in Haiti, safeguarding the interests of colonial powers.

Notably, both coups not only reinforced a legacy of oppression by colonial powers on the people of Haiti, it also decelerated a burgeoning democratic processes in the country and its peoples’ right to self-determination. Today, in a country where 95% of the local population is of pure African blood, a small mulatto minority is running the country clearly in league with imperial powers to control and exploit the country’s resources. Continue reading