Quilombo Vermelho: Black Revolutionary Marxist Group in Brazil
What is a Quilombo?
Escaped slaves, in groups numbering anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand, created settlements called Quilombos. The most famous #Quilombo was #Palmares, located in present-day Alagoas in the Northeast of #Brazil, which was created in the early 17th century.
The settlement had a population of about 20,000 escaped slaves, posing a threat to Brazil’s slave economy. Palmares produced a wide array of crops (as opposed to the rest of Brazil’s monocrop economy), allowing it to engage in lucrative trade with surrounding towns. This led to purchases of guns and other weaponry that enabled armed raids on plantations, freeing slaves who were brought back to Palmares...
...Today, there is a famous chant in Brazil’s Black movement that declares, “Por menos que contém a história. Não te esqueço meu povo. Se palmares não vive mais, faremos palmares de novo.” (“At least remember our history. Our people have not forgotten you. If Palmares does not exist anymore, we will make a new Palmares.”)
In this spirit, Quilombo Vermelho (Red Quilombo) was formed to put forth a politics that is #antiracist, #anticapitalist and for Black struggle. In Brazil, once the world’s largest slave destination, the working class is overwhelmingly Black— an inherited legacy of #slavery. In this sense, organizing the majority of Black people means organizing the working class...
..."To combat the right we can not be satisfied with the minimum, as the Workers Party wants us to be. We cannot naturalize the division of workers into sub contracted and contracted, Black and white. We instead need to build an anti-capitalist program, a revolutionary program; Black and white people, women and men against #capitalism and #racism,"
Urgent Action Alert: CN: shooting, fascism
Urgent Action Alert: On August 5, an unknown assailant shot Brandon Lee, an activist from the Bay Area and current paralegal with Cordillera Human Rights Alliance, in front of Lee’s Home. Brandon is currently in critical condition at the hospital. Still, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine state are conducting surveillance on Brandon while he is in the hospital:
Call your representative and senator to ask the US Embassy to provide protection for Brandon, a U.S. citizen. Set up a meeting with your elected official. Justice for Brandon Lee!
You can also donate for Brandons medical and related costs here:
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The loss or damage of a cultural site is always a sad thing, but I'll be honest with you here. It's hard to feel bad about the Notre Dame fire. They have the means to fix it, so why worry?
Being on the receiving end of Europe's colonial project, my country's had countless cultural sites and relics destroyed and/or stolen. Our cultures and histories were erased, and Notre Dame is what hurts people. Nice.
I'll continue mourning for my people's irrevocable loss. No one else will.
Bulgarian police uses pepper spray on protestors in front of the parliament.
They forget to take the wind into account.
Portland spends millions responding to homelessness, researchers find https://news.streetroots.org/2019/03/15/portland-spends-millions-responding-homelessness-researchers-find
PDX, Proud Boys indicted
2 members of the #whitesupremacist #ProudBoys have been indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges in Oregon for an assault in Multnomah County https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/433793-two-proud-boys-members-indicted-on-felony-assault-charges-in-oregon
On impeachment, US Constitution
In the 230 year history of the US Constitution, no president has been removed from office by an impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate. This does not indicate no President's actions warranted removal, but rather that the removal provisions of the Constitution are unfit for their stated purpose
Hot take 🥵
White folks are the ONLY ones that stand to benefit from the “Russians stole our election” take. Because it transforms 45’s win into an anomaly & not a predictable conclusion of generations of a political status quo that excluded Black/Brown/LGBT/Disabled/Poor communities. It also makes their own family members out to be impressionable pawns brainwashed by conniving foreigners and not the actual bigots they always were. On top of all that its not a historically original narrative👇🏽
SR editorial: Time for Oregon to quit subsidizing second homes https://news.streetroots.org/2019/03/08/sr-editorial-time-oregon-quit-subsidizing-second-homes
friendly reminder to protect your comrades:
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White House embrace of fascist Bolsonaro
#Brazil's #fascist & #homophobic president #Bolsonaro will be greeted at the White House this month https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/433303-trump-to-host-brazils-bolsonaro-at-white-house-this-month
Trump quietly rewrote the rules of drone warfare, which means the US can now kill civilians in secret -
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