Black political organizations and other anti-imperialist groups condemned the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) raiding early Friday morning the properties of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) and its solidarity organization in Saint Louis, Missouri, and in Saint Petersburg, Florida. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
The apparent incapacity of white leftists to understand the cultural and ideological impact of white supremacy and its powerful effect on their own consciousness has weakened and deformed left analysis of U.S. and European foreign policy initiatives, resulting in the U.S. and European left taking political positions that either objectively champion U.S./NATO imperialist aggression or provide tacit support for that aggression though silence, writes Ajamu Baraka.
Although “The Prison Within” makes a few fleeting mentions of expanding treatment and mitigation programs in the United States to keep traumatized people from going to prison in the first place, restorative justice is presented inside the narrow construct of reforming prisons to make them “better.” That all makes sense when the discussion is not intended to be about replacing prisons with humane and truly restorative systems.
Activists would be wise to show solidarity with Latin America’s rising Pink Tide, which promises to deal a blow to imperialist capitalism.