Tonight’s History of Struggle Discussion: Franz Fanon

History of Struggle Examination and Discussion: Franz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth

Qilombo (2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland)

3 February 2015, 7-9PM

fanon-wretched-of-the-earthA survey of human rights struggle across time and territory, facilitated by Qilombo volunteers. This will be a political examination and discussion about different analysis, strategies and tactics of different revolutionaries over time. We will be examining the successes/failures of the theories and practices of different people and groups involved in revolutionary movements.

This week we will be examining the “Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon. More specifically we will be studying revolution and counter-revolution as concepts and functions.

Facebook event here

Wretched of the Earth PDF here

Dialogue and Strategy Building: What are Warrior Societies and Their Role in Liberation and against Colonialism

Sakej Ward – Warrior Alliance –

Sunday, 6PM at Qilombo in Oakland (2313 San Pablo Ave)

sakej qilomboSakej (James Ward) belongs to the wolf clan. He is Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq Nation) from the community of Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick). He is the father of nine children, four grandchildren and a caregiver for one. He resides in Shxw’owhamel First Nation with his wife Melody Andrews and their children.

Sakej is a veteran of both the Canadian and American militaries. During his military career, he volunteered and excelled at some of the most demanding leadership courses in the military, including the Special Forces Infantry Leader’s Course. He finished his military career at the rank of Sergeant.

Wanting to pursue academics, he immediately went to university and immersed himself in politics where he graduated from the University of New Brunswick from the Honour’s program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations.

Recognizing the value of an academic background, he continued to advance his studies and attended the University of Victoria where he successfully completed the Master’s of Arts Degree in Indigenous Governance.

Sakej has a long history of advocating and protecting First Nations inherent responsibilities and freedoms, having spent the last 21 years fighting the government and industry. This deep desire to bring justice to all Indigenous people has given Sakej experience in international relations where he spoke on behalf of the Mi’kmaq Nation at the United Nations Working Group for Indigenous Populations (WGIP). For his efforts in protecting Indigenous people, freedoms and territory he has received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award.

Having taught, organized, advised and led various warrior societies from all over Turtle Island down into Guatemala and Borike (Puerto Rico) Sakej has made warrior-hood his way of life. He has been on over a dozen warrior operations and countless protest actions. He dedicates all his time to developing warrior teachings and instructing warrior societies from all over.

From Alaska to Argentina (and all over the world where people are fighting against colonialism and decolonization) we are fighting for the same things: water, life, land and liberty. We have a common enemy who is destroying any possibility for a future on this planet.

We need a movement. Lets dialogue and strategize with each other on how we can do this.

Organized by Native Youth Movement.

See the Facebook event here.

Read about his presentation at UCLA here.

Sunday: Local 2 Global Decolonial Cypher(s)

Local2GlobalDecolonialCypher

Sunday Oct. 12, 2014. Doors Open 6pm

2313 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94612

Os Qilombo Hip Hop Cypher Series Kickoff!

Honoring Mare Avertencia Lirika

from Oaxaca to Oakland, Kickin’ off local 2 global decolonial Hip Hop Struggle

joinin’ us on the Mic Chhoti Maa, Alas!, McKSwift, Poesia, Hannibal, Audiomatic aka Shango accompanied by Richelle Scales on Keys (Listen Below)

***Freestyle Cypher(s) throughout the night***
Hip Hop, Music, Food

$5-20 suggested donation ****proceeds maintain the space n creative resistance

More info on Facebook and on the Qilombo website.

Mic Chhoti Maa

Alas!

McKSwift

Click here to hear Audiomatic aka Shango.

Friday: Towards (A) Communal Cypher

CommunalCypherPosterTowards (A) Communal Cypher Benefit Show is being coordinated to raise funds for the Trayvon 2. Engaging Hip Hop as a tool of Decolonization and the continued building of Black and Brown people struggles, we intend to support a thriving local, underground, creative, resistant hip-hop community and those targeted for speaking for the liberation of our people(s). More information coming soon at qilombo.org.

 

Cyphers/Elements: Graffiti/Arsenal Culture, Bgirl Cypher, Comedians, raffles, vendors, food community bridging thru hip hoptrayvon-2-court-support.june13

 

The Trayvon 2 (Hannibal Shakur and Tanzeen Doha) were arrested while protesting the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict in the murder of Trayvon Martin. The Trayvon 2 are the only people being charged and the only Muslims arrested, and are currently being railroaded through the judicial system on false charges. For more information, updates on developments in the case and ways to support the Trayvon 2’s freedom, visit thetrayvon2.wordpress.com   Continue reading

“The Next Day Was Revenge” : Rivalry or Cooperation

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BAI Note:  We would like to suggest that people watch the following video from October 7, 2012 –the 11th anniversary of the US/NATO occupation of aggression against the peoples of Afghanistan– in order to have a better context for this article’s analysis of the past year. BAI would also like to extend an offer of prayer to all who have died from the aggression (whether or not they are dying in battle, or crossing borders, or at the hands of fascists in Europe and North America) :

~”Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un انا لله وانا اليه راجعون

Surely we come from Allah; And to him shall we return”~

From Tom Vee : Video from last year’s rally and march:


11th Anniversary of AFG war Poster - Hoodies & Hijabs March

11th Anniversary of AFG war Poster – Hoodies & Hijabs March

“The Next Day Was Revenge” : Rivalry or Cooperation

Oakland, California

Since October 7 of 2012, the 11th anniversary of the US/ NATO occupation  of aggression against the Afghan people (and the 520th year of genocidal occupation of Turtle Island), Oakland, California has seen a major shift in its political make up, as seen manifested in the politics in the streets: Self-Determination and militancy, a revolutionary unity amongst non white-identified peoples, a respect for 3rd Worldism and Islamic values…elements social movements in the US have not seen in decades.

The past year’s successes and failures from voluntary separatism can not be determined just yet. But one major challenge is clear: black and brown people do not have as much money or access to resources as whites. That’s just a fact.

The generic term “POC” or “people of color” is highly problematic, as it easily mis-implies hegemony. In reality, this is a sign of weakness and of declining power among black and brown folks (and of course, others of color) in the US.

This needs to be understood in order for our day-to-day organizing to reflect this truism as well as for us to fully understand what necessitated a voluntary (and for some, temporary) separatism from white radicalism and the politics of academia. We see two tasks in front of us that will not progress at the hand of white people. The first task is the destruction of white hegemony and white supremacy inside and outside “the Movement.” Secondly, and intertwined with the first, we need to strategize, organize, and articulate our collective actions as various tentacles of the same dangerous revolutionary beast connected to a centuries-old struggle for liberation, rather than to act as self-important cliques in a college scene (or a dropped-out-of-life scene). Currently, we don’t have a movement at all: we have a “scene.” This is one of the largest problems and biggest distractions of our time. In fact, it’s an argument in favor of separatism (whether temporary or prolonged)–of checking white supremacy to ensure that more of us are compelled to take action with the confidence that we will struggle against a common enemy, rather than merely struggling to have our perspectives included in the narrative of what goes down–a struggle we’ve been bound to for fucking ever.

Pigs Are Haram

Pigs Are Haram

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