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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US. 
Mabel Williams was born June 1, 1931 and transitioned Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at her family’s home in Detroit. There will be a Saturday homegoing in Detroit on April 26th, 2014 and she will be returned to Monroe, North Carolina shortly thereafter according to her son John Williams.
The Freedom Archives is honored to be able to offer these audio and video selections as a special tribute to Mabel Williams—the legendary African-American freedom fighter who we’ve had the good fortune to work closely with on several documentaries and events. Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.  Yes, she was the lifelong comrade and companion of her justly famous husband Robert F. Williams—and she was with him every step of their courageous way—in Monroe North Carolina where, as NAACP leaders, they and other activists organized for racial equality and dramatized the right of self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan—with Mabel defending her home, Robert, and her two sons with shotgun and determination.
While she often downplayed her role, Mabel, among many other activities, illustrated and wrote articles for their influential newsletter The Crusader, narrated and selected music for their radio program from Cuba, “Radio Free Dixie,” collaborated on the famous book, Negroes with Guns, was a strong voice for her people in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Moscow, China, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and Africa, and met with revolutionary leaders, such as Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong,
There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.” 
Source: http://www.freedomarchives.org/Mabel.html

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US.

Mabel Williams was born June 1, 1931 and transitioned Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at her family’s home in Detroit. There will be a Saturday homegoing in Detroit on April 26th, 2014 and she will be returned to Monroe, North Carolina shortly thereafter according to her son John Williams.

The Freedom Archives is honored to be able to offer these audio and video selections as a special tribute to Mabel Williams—the legendary African-American freedom fighter who we’ve had the good fortune to work closely with on several documentaries and events. Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.  Yes, she was the lifelong comrade and companion of her justly famous husband Robert F. Williams—and she was with him every step of their courageous way—in Monroe North Carolina where, as NAACP leaders, they and other activists organized for racial equality and dramatized the right of self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan—with Mabel defending her home, Robert, and her two sons with shotgun and determination.

While she often downplayed her role, Mabel, among many other activities, illustrated and wrote articles for their influential newsletter The Crusader, narrated and selected music for their radio program from Cuba, “Radio Free Dixie,” collaborated on the famous book, Negroes with Guns, was a strong voice for her people in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Moscow, China, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and Africa, and met with revolutionary leaders, such as Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong,

There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.” 

Source: http://www.freedomarchives.org/Mabel.html

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Also, Oprah made this huge speech at the ball praising Lady Gaga about how she is helping Americans to be the best of themselves. There’s millions of other Americans who represent that for me. Is it about numbers? About how much you’re selling? Is it truly about the journey? Because Lady Gaga’s journey isn’t that difficult: to go from the fucking Upper East Side to a fucking performing arts school and onto a stage at the museum of fucking wherever. That journey’s about four miles.

—MIA on Lady Gaga (via andyxy)

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salmonrojo:

1pm Saturday, 26 April 2014

Red Salmon Arts presents:  Barrio Writers of Austin Live Reading and Book Signing

 The students featured in the book have attended various surrounding schools in Austin, TX & Orange County, CA. Please join us in supporting our youth and showing the world that regardless of the obstacles and stereotypes placed on our teens, they find a way to have a voice and teach us all life lessons! This event is co-hosted by Resistencia Bookstore, Center of Mexican American Studies at UT at Austin, The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), & Raspa Magazine - we appreciate their community partnership in the arts & support for our youth.



6pm Saturday, 26 April 2014

Sending Solidarity/Inside Books Poetry & Music Night

@ Space 12, 121 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

 

Two world changing organizations dedicated to making a difference for Youth In Adult Prisons. This special evening will include poetry written by incarcerated youth as well as live poetry and music performances.



5:30pm Thursday, 1 May 2014

International Workers’ Day/Día del Trabajo 2014! We’re having a May Day celebration with music, poetry, soapbox speeches, shared literature tables, film clips, food, an art clothesline, and official web launch for Austin Beloved Community! In other words big and chaotic with as much participation as we can get from all the organizations and people involved. All working class poets, musicians, artists, cooks, organizers, activists and everyone else is invited to come and participate in celebration and solidarity. 

Día del Trabajo 2014! Estamos planeando celebrar el Dia del Trabajo con musica, poesia, discursos, literatura, comida y el lanzamiento oficial de nuestra pagina web Austin Beloved Community (Nuestra Querida Comunidad de Austin)! En otras palabras una celebracion grande y caotica, con la participacion de muchas organizaciones y personas involucradas. Tod@s l@s poetas, musicos, artistas, cocineros, organizadores, activistas y demas personas estan invitadas a participar en esta celebracion en solidaridad.Estamos planeando tener un area de actuacion. Si eres musico o poeta interesado en ofrecer tu musica o poesia favor de enviar un mensaje a austinbelovedcommunity.info@gmail.com para reservar tu lugar. Tendremos comida de “traje”, asi que puedes traer algun platillo para compartir, si quieres.
via salmonrojo

salmonrojo:

1pm Saturday, 26 April 2014

Red Salmon Arts presents:  Barrio Writers of Austin Live Reading and Book Signing


The students featured in the book have attended various surrounding schools in Austin, TX & Orange County, CA. Please join us in supporting our youth and showing the world that regardless of the obstacles and stereotypes placed on our teens, they find a way to have a voice and teach us all life lessons!

This event is co-hosted by Resistencia Bookstore, Center of Mexican American Studies at UT at Austin, The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), & Raspa Magazine - we appreciate their community partnership in the arts & support for our youth.


6pm Saturday, 26 April 2014

Sending Solidarity/Inside Books Poetry & Music Night

@ Space 12, 121 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

 

Two world changing organizations dedicated to making a difference for Youth In Adult Prisons. This special evening will include poetry written by incarcerated youth as well as live poetry and music performances.


5:30pm Thursday, 1 May 2014

International Workers’ Day/Día del Trabajo 2014!

We’re having a May Day celebration with music, poetry, soapbox speeches, shared literature tables, film clips, food, an art clothesline, and official web launch for Austin Beloved Community! In other words big and chaotic with as much participation as we can get from all the organizations and people involved. All working class poets, musicians, artists, cooks, organizers, activists and everyone else is invited to come and participate in celebration and solidarity.

Día del Trabajo 2014!

Estamos planeando celebrar el Dia del Trabajo con musica, poesia, discursos, literatura, comida y el lanzamiento oficial de nuestra pagina web Austin Beloved Community (Nuestra Querida Comunidad de Austin)! En otras palabras una celebracion grande y caotica, con la participacion de muchas organizaciones y personas involucradas. Tod@s l@s poetas, musicos, artistas, cocineros, organizadores, activistas y demas personas estan invitadas a participar en esta celebracion en solidaridad.

Estamos planeando tener un area de actuacion. Si eres musico o poeta interesado en ofrecer tu musica o poesia favor de enviar un mensaje a austinbelovedcommunity.info@gmail.com para reservar tu lugar. Tendremos comida de “traje”, asi que puedes traer algun platillo para compartir, si quieres.

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As admirably altruistic as it sounds, the problem with voluntourism is its singular focus on the volunteer’s quest for experience, as opposed to the recipient community’s actual needs.

Opinion: The white tourist’s burden: Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex (via aljazeeraamerica)

Wanna be a writer? Find a different way to say “I’m going to the store” every single time you say it. Come up with nicknames for all of your friends. Ask people questions, welcome conversation from an outside perspective, do not drop a topic until you are satisfied. For every different room in which you find yourself on every single day, point out at least one thing that is there, but shouldn’t be there, and why it shouldn’t be there. Then take maybe ten minutes a week to get it down on the page. Writing only takes a long time when the only time you think about writing is when you are writing.

—Toni Morrison (via afrometaphysics)

(Source: deepbones, via friendofhagrid)

I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days. Even although I now happen to be tried by one whose opinion I hold in high esteem, I detest most violently the set-up that surrounds me here. It makes me feel that I am a black man in a white man’s court. This should not be.

Nelson Mandela, 'Black man in a white court'

Extract from the court record of the trial of Mandela held in the Old Synagogue court, Pretoria, from 15 October to 7 November 1962. Mandela was accused on two counts, that of inciting persons to strike illegally (during the 1961 stay-at-home) and that of leaving the country without a valid passport. He conducted his own defense.

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