Sunday, December 4, 2011

Seems like a good day to Decolonize...

Today is the 42nd anniversary of Fred Hampton's murder. Let's celebrate him, his life, and his legacy by entering into a conversation about decolonization, colonization, and occupation.

"Without education, people will accept anything. Without education, what you’ll have is neo-colonialism instead of the colonialism like you have now. Without education, people don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing, you know what I mean? You might get people caught up in an emotionalist movement, might get them because they’re poor and they want something and then if they’re not educated, they’ll want more and before you know it, we’ll have Negro imperialism."
"You don’t fight fire with fire. You fight fire with water. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We're not gonna fight capitalism with Black capitalism. We’re gonna fight capitalism with socialism. Socialism is the people. If you’re afraid of socialism, you’re afraid of yourself."

Chairman Fred Hampton, 1948-1969

The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther 

Quotes uploaded from Why Am I not Surprised

Videos from democracynow, uploaded by mediagrrl9

In solidarity.