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Candace Owens, and other Black “conservatives” who support the white supremacist fascist Donald Trump, try to justify their contemptible actions by claiming that it is the Democratic Party that is responsible for keeping Black people in a subordinated position. As I have spoken to and concretely illustrated many times, the Democratic Party does play an important part in the subjugation and degradation of Black people, including the way in which masses of Black people, and in particular youth, are robbed of a decent future, cordoned and contained in ghettoes of deprivation and desperation, murdered by marauding police and driven and encouraged to kill each other. But the Democratic Party does this as an instrument—one of the key institutions—of the system of capitalism-imperialism that is the source of this oppression, a system resting on the cruel exploitation and murderous oppression of not only Black people but masses of other people as well, not just in this country but throughout the world. And the Republican Party is certainly no less an instrument of this monstrous system—especially as that party has, over recent decades, become even more overtly white supremacist, male supremacist, anti-immigrant xenophobic and bellicose American chauvinist.

Particularly after World War 2, with major changes going on in this country, and the world as a whole, out of one side of its mouth the Democratic Party portrayed itself as the “friend” and “savior” of Black people. But the Democratic Party had a deep and increasingly sharp contradiction within it: Its “northern wing” presented itself as “liberal” while its “southern wing” (known as “Dixiecrats”) was openly, vehemently and violently white supremacist. This came to a head in the 1960s, when the leaders of the Democratic Party found themselves in a position where they had to make concessions to the struggle for civil rights: the “Dixiecrats” deserted the Democratic Party and became a key force within the Republican Party. Since that time, the Republicans have become more and more openly the party of white supremacy.

Malcolm X spoke very plainly to this situation. He said: one of these parties (the Democrats) says they’re for you, while the other one (the Republicans) says they’re against you—one of them is a “fox,” and the other one is a “wolf,” but they are both part of the canine family—they are both racist dogs. It is tempting to see it as simply an act of incredible stupidity to join with the ones who are openly against you. But, on the part of Candace Owens, and some other Black “conservatives,” their support for Trump and the Republicans is not so much a matter of stupidity, as it is a striving to get in on the “loot”—the spoils that come from the plundering of the world by U.S. capitalist imperialism—and their belief that the best means for them to get the largest possible share of the spoils is playing the servile role of Black people justifying, and even advocating, white supremacy, but doing so while loudly and crudely declaring that any who oppose what they are doing are “racists” who want to keep Black people in their place! That they do this in the name of Black people’s advancement is all the more disgusting and despicable.

There is nothing new or original in this. We have seen it in the ridiculous posturing and the overall performance of Supreme Court “justice” Clarence Thomas. And, going back to the days of Jim Crow segregation and Ku Klux Klan terror, there was Booker T. Washington, a Black “leader” who preached to Black people that, instead of rising up against their segregated and terrorized situation, they should strive to do their best while remaining within those terrible conditions. No wonder Washington was one of the most favored speakers at rallies of white supremacist southern segregationists! And no wonder that the likes of Candace Owens are such “darlings” of the overt white supremacist fascists of today.

The answer to this is not to rally behind the Democratic Party, which has played such a crucial part in keeping Black people oppressed and terrorized, while pretending to be their best hope, and which has been such a key instrument of this whole system, with its unspeakable crimes against the masses of humanity. The answer is to oppose the whole monstrous system of capitalism-imperialism, which both the Democrats and the Republicans serve and work to maintain—to rise up against this system and build that struggle toward the goal of revolution to abolish this whole system, and bring a much better system into being.

The strategy for actually making this revolution has been brought forward through the ongoing work I have done over decades, since the 1960s, and a sweeping vision and concrete blueprint for a radically different and far better society and world is contained in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America—all of which can be found at revcom.us.

Let the Candace Owenses of the world shuffle, scuffle and scratch for a share of the blood-soaked spoils of this system. For all those who hunger for a world without all the atrocity and terror, all the unnecessary suffering that is caused by this system of capitalism-imperialism, let us rise together to put an end to all this, in the only way it can be done: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!—a revolution not for revenge, or to “get ours” through the exploitation and degradation of others—a revolution for the emancipation of all humanity.

-Bob Avakian

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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The video documents a landmark event in the history of El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) and the Latino Muslim story in the United States. It was Alianza Islamica’s attempt to publicly showcase an expression of Muslim culture that was distinctly Latino and accurately reflected our contemporary cultural reality: sights, sounds, music, songs, verse, and food, the latter with an indispensable assist from our mothers. The result: a festive event novel yet familiar to both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. - Rahim Ocasio. ...

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Have you ever heard of the Bani Saqr?
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The video documents a landmark event in the history of El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) and the Latino Muslim story in the United States. It was Alianza Islamica’s attempt to publicly showcase an expression of Muslim culture that was distinctly Latino and accurately reflected our contemporary cultural reality: sights, sounds, music, songs, verse, and food, the latter with an indispensable assist from our mothers. The result: a festive event novel yet familiar to both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. - Rahim Ocasio. ...

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6 months ago

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"LATINO MUSLIM PRISONERS: An Interview with Professor SpearIt" By Juan Galvan

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6 months ago

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"Stories of Some of the Early 'Latino' Muslims" By Imam Danny Salgado

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7 months ago

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STOP STEALING OVERSEAS CULTURES!!
Your brown skin is as old as time immemorial, but you want a new false foreign identity??? Why are we the only people in the world who don't know who we are? All brown so-called Mexican American, Chicano/a, Latina/o, Latinx, Hispanic, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, South American, KKKanadian, Alaskan etc are NATIVE AMERICANS! There’s no reason to steal Roman Latin & Spanish Hispanic “cultures”. When you call yourself Latino/a or Latinx, you’re calling yourself white and you’re siding with the why.te European colonizers

READ - LATINIZED ASSAULT ON OUR BROWN IDENTITY

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•Who Made ‘Latin America’ Latin?
The idea (repeat, idea) goes back to the 1830s, particularly the writings of the Frenchman Michel Chevalier, a follower of Saint-Simon (a utopian socialist). Chevalier argued that this part of the Americas was populated by those of a “Latin race” (I guess the indigenous element was considered irrelevant or too primitive to count) and that, therefore, “Latin” America could join with “Latin” Europe in the struggle against “Teutonic” Europe, “Slavic” Europe and “Anglo-Saxon” America. This theory (repeat, theory) was adopted later in the 19th century by “Latin American” intellectuals who preferred the French cultural model to that of Spain or Portugal. The specific term “Latin America” was coined in France during the reign of Napoleon III (1852-1870) and used politically by him to promote the idea (repeat, idea) of a cultural connection with France, turn France into a major player in the region, and install Maximilian as Emperor of Mexico with French backing.

In other words, this was all a French concoction to benefit France, but the Latrines, I mean “Latin Americans,” bit on it, and the rest is history. I’m telling you all this information because, somehow, I don’t think you’re going to be hearing it from the “Latino” establishment any time soon or in any great detail. Latins, of course, originally and properly refers to the ancient Romans, to whom somebody like, say, Evo Morales or Hugo Chávez bears little or no relation–unless, of course, you’re French.
-Who Made ‘Latin America’ Latin?
February 15, 2013 by Alberto de la Cruz
SOURCE: babalublog.com/2013/02/15/who-made-latin-america-latin/

•The term Latin America was coined in the 1860s when the French emperor Napoleon III was trying to extend French imperial control over the whole region. He and his ministers used the term to try to suggest at least some degree of cultural similarity between the region and France as a way to benefit France of course, seeing that they had their sights on invading and colonizing more of our homelands of the Western Hemisphere.

It’s easier to steal something (a whole continent-homeland) if you don’t identify who the original owner is (Native American-Turtle Islanders), so they gave you a false identity - foreign ethnicity to chase & embrace & worship and brag about it. How can you reclaim your stolen homeland if you can’t reclaim your authentic identity that ties you to this land??!!!
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8 months ago

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9 months ago

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Latino Muslim Perspective on Racism within Muslim Community by Ramon Ocasio | ICNA-MAS Convention ...

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9 months ago

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Islam cannot be viewed as a culture, nor can it be identified with any particular human culture. Some cultures have longer histories of Islamization than others, but the cultures of all people who self-identify as muslims are equally Islamic and cannot be hierarchical organized as being more or less Islamic. Islam is a trans ethnic, transnational and transracial. ...

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9 months ago

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WhyIslam celebrates Hispanic Heritage by recognizing these Hispanic Muslim professionals

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9 months ago

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It is apparent that ideas solve absolutely nothing. In practical life, I have been able to fully verify that, there are those who are well known for their "projects" in the movement. There are the ones who have done less, and the ones who have done the least. I have come to realize that those who live from moment to moment are the ones who do the most. For example, if i would have waited to have a few dollars in order to open the doors of Alianza Islamica. I am sure we would have never done it. Everybody knows well that i have never been a rich man. I began the movement with a few bothers and sisters (friends). But i have never needed any projects for my dear brethren. We lived moment by moment our missionaries have traveled without money, they have knocked on different doors and established many alliances within our communities. ...

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9 months ago

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Building movement.
When it comes to empowerment and building movement for that purpose, one of the most damaging and counter productive tendencies i have seen in people is to declare that they have to wait until they have "everything" lined up and every resource desired before they will take action. With that mindset one will never get started. Many people start off with the idea that in order to start reaching people they most have plenty of money, a glamorous building for meetings, a large staff, tax exempt government status, etc... All of those things are great to have and will help your empowerment effort to flourish, but not a single one of them necessary to start impacting our communities.
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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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The workers of Alianza Islamica committed their lives to our mission. As the new demands on our time has proven exceedingly challenged our aging body to meet. We encourage all our brothers and sisters to step forward and continue advancing the work. Each generation of latino muslim makes its own history, and each generation is judged and defined by the history it makes or don't make. Your question is fundamental today as they were 40 or 50 years ago. The realities and challenges to wrestle with the problem of self centered and overly concerned with promoting "brands" and individual careers become counter productive. ...

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