A Discussion on the Growth of Black & Anti-Colonial Anarchist Formations
From It's Going Down
In this episode we were lucky enough to speak with two people on the growth of Black, New Afrikan, and anti-colonial anarchist formations. One of the people joining us in the discussion is a part of the Philadelphia chapter of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement and the other person is from the Afrofuturist Abolitionists of the Americas.
a few weeks ago, in so called Illinois, in the tradition of Black August revolutionary learning and growth, RAM members facilitated a discussion/workshop on Black anarchism that we plan to replicate across the country. full write up and email in bio.#abolition#blackanarchism pic.twitter.com/qFwtfUbSXK
— RevAbolitionPhl (@RAM_Philly) September 25, 2019
Our discussion covers a lot of ground, but we speak heavily on a workshop that the comrades are presenting across the so-called US on black anarchism, the recent theoretical Anarkata statement, as well as everything from anti-police and prison abolition organizing, to the impact of the Ferguson rebellion, survival programs, and much more.
We are excited that there is finally a digitized copy of the words that inspired our collective! For those interested more deeply in where ‘Anarkata’ came from take a look. https://t.co/l6yhwbmFDP
— Afrofuturist Abolitionists of the Americas (@AbolitionF_ists) October 12, 2019
One of the themes that came up several times, is finding “little a” anarchism or simply anarchy, in the day to day self-organization and revolt of everyday people in the face of the American plantation and finding ways to build solidarity and action with these organic forms. Our guests also stress the need for the anarchist movement to stop looking just to European groups, history, and movements for inspiration, and instead draw from the rich history of resistance to settler colonialism, slavery, and industrial capitalism in the so-called Americans, in order to better inform our organizing.
Music: Sima Lee and Black Star
For Info: Set up a workshop by getting in touch with Philly RAM here or via email (email@example.com), read Anarkata statement, Black Rose reader on Black Anarchism here, and Burning Down the American Plantation from the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement here.
As Black As Resistance by William C. Anderson and Zoé Samudzi
The Progressive Plantation by Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin
Anarchism and the Black Revolution by Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin
A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist by Kuwasi Balagoon
Burn Down the American Plantation by the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement
Black Fighting Formations by Russell Maroon Shoatz
The Dragon and the Hydra by Russell Maroon Shoatz