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Our historical obligation: to pursue the total liberation of all oppressed people

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Originally posted in San Francisco Bay View

BY Kijana Tashiri Askari

“Whereas slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States, is none other than a most barbarous, unprovoked and unjustifiable war of one portion of its citizens upon another portion – the only conditions of which are perpetual imprisonment and hopeless servitude or absolute extermination …” – Preamble to John Brown’s Provisional Constitution, 1858

Since the inception of our first hunger strike in July 2011, I’ve been repeatedly asked, “Why did you risk putting your life on the line and go on all three hunger strikes?” My response has simply been this: We New Afrikans have a historical obligation to protect and serve the people through the crucible of forging a united front by joining forces with ALL like-minded individuals, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. Our historical obligation in particular is rooted in the year 1619 via…

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