UNGOVERN(A)BLE

San Francisco-native. Creative revolutionary Xicano anarchist. Raised in the 'hood & at war with gentrification. Proud to be a mothafuckin problem.
yourfavarab:

Layla Al-Attar, Iraqi artist and painter, killed by a U.S. missile attack on Baghdad in 1993, as ordered by Bill Clinton

yourfavarab:

Layla Al-Attar, Iraqi artist and painter, killed by a U.S. missile attack on Baghdad in 1993, as ordered by Bill Clinton

(via the-uncensored-she)

Having worked out how to manage governments, political parties, elections, courts, the media and liberal opinion, the neoliberal establishment faced one more challenge: how to deal with the growing unrest, the threat of ’people’s power.’ How do you domesticate it? How do you turn protesters into pets? How do you vacuum up people’s fury and redirect it into a blind alley?

Here too, foundations and their allied organizations have a long and illustrious history. A revealing example is their role in defusing and deradicalizing the Black Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1960s and the successful transformation of Black Power into Black Capitalism.

The Rockefeller Foundation, in keeping with J.D. Rockefeller’s ideals, had worked closely with Martin Luther King Sr. (father of Martin Luther King Jr). But his influence waned with the rise of the more militant organizations—the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panthers. The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations moved in. In 1970, they donated $15 million to ‘moderate’ black organizations, giving people grants, fellowships, scholarships, job training programs for dropouts and seed money for black-owned businesses. Repression, infighting and the honey trap of funding led to the gradual atrophying of the radical black organizations.

Martin Luther King made the forbidden connections between Capitalism, Imperialism, Racism and the Vietnam War. As a result, after he was assassinated, even his memory became toxic to them, a threat to public order. Foundations and Corporations worked hard to remodel his legacy to fit a market-friendly format. The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, with an operational grant of $2 million, was set up by, among others, the Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mobil, Western Electric, Procter & Gamble, U.S. Steel and Monsanto. The Center maintains the King Library and Archives of the Civil Rights Movement. Among the many programs the King Center runs have been projects that work — quote, ‘work closely with the United States Department of Defense, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board and others,’ unquote. It co-sponsored the Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series called—and I quote — ’The Free Enterprise System: An Agent for Non-violent Social Change.’

You can’t get anywhere if you just copy what somebody told you. You have to be challenging things all the time, challenging everything, thinking new thoughts. And there you’ve got a real contradiction. It’s hard to train people to be creative and challenging and yet to ensure that somewhere else in their lives that they’re conformist and obedient.

—Noam Chomsky (here)

(Source: brianjohnspencer, via noam-chomsky)

Black Panther Party newspaper. Design & illustration by Emory Douglas.

Black Panther Party newspaper. Design & illustration by Emory Douglas.

To the daring belongs the future… when we run out of dreams, we die…

—Emma Goldman (via anitcapitalismquotes)

The trouble is not with impure politics, but that the whole game of politics is rotten. The trouble is not with defects in the administration of the law, but that law itself is an instrument to subject and oppress the people.

—Alexander Berkman, What is Anarchism? (via rebelliousqueer)

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disciplesofmalcolm:

President of the Monroe, North Carolina, branch of the NAACP, Robert F. Williams (center), organizing his branch with arms in support of self-defense against white supremacists.

disciplesofmalcolm:

President of the Monroe, North Carolina, branch of the NAACP, Robert F. Williams (center), organizing his branch with arms in support of self-defense against white supremacists.

(via disciplesofmalcolm)

Dr. King’s policy was that nonviolence would achieve the gains for black people in the United States. His major assumption was that if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That’s very good. He only made one fallacious assumption: In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none.

—Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)

(Source: america-wakiewakie, via bedangeroustogether)

All politicians, no matter how sincere (if such an anomaly is at all thinkable), are but petty reformers, hence the perpetuators of the present system.

—Emma Goldman (via anitcapitalismquotes)

Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is Power.

Gregory Corso (via velvetcriss)

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tonanzin-x:

Afeni Shakur, black power militant, imprisoned while pregnant facing a  300+ years sentence. Two months after being set free, she gave birth to the future rap legend. 
Afeni Shakur, herself is someone we should all read about.

tonanzin-x:

Afeni Shakur, black power militant, imprisoned while pregnant facing a  300+ years sentence. Two months after being set free, she gave birth to the future rap legend. 

Afeni Shakur, herself is someone we should all read about.