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For over forty years, since the early 1960s – from the days of SNCC, RAM, Black Panther Party, League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Black Workers Congress, Black Liberation Army, Republic of New Afrika, African Peoples Party, African Liberation Support Committee to the present moment of NAPO-MXGM, Black Lives Matter, Black Workers for Justice, BRC, Black Workers League – there has been a lot of mobilizing and organizing of the New Afrikan community. What has been lacking is comprehensive ideological cohesion and internal education in the Black Liberation Movement. This weakness gives rise to ultra-leftism, which sometimes takes the form of adventurism, sectarianism, or right-wing tailism of the mass movements or petty bourgeois leadership. Organizing the masses around immediate issues that they see as important, such as housing, jobs, wages, workers’ benefits, gentrification, and political empowerment is critical. If the tactical line does not flow from a strategic line, then actions will lead to a blind alley, as they have in the past. This is where strategy coming from the theory of Revolutionary Nationalism helps. Working with the New Afrikan proletariat in an organized and systematic way in organizational forms (workers’ control and People’s Assemblies), New Afrikan revolutionaries will have a forum in which to learn from the masses; they will have an arena to “listen” to them, learn, and re-learn how to correctly address their needs. This organizational arena will give New Afrikan revolutionaries a chance to concretely address the question of how to take day-to-day issues and relate them to the theory of revolutionary internationalism. Internationalism, we will win: The call for unity creates One Struggle, Many Fronts, an understanding of the “actual” character of internationalism inside the imperialist state, and also outside of it. It means New Afrikan workers need a “fresh” non-sectarian approach and education to revolutionary internationalism. The socialist internationalist perspective is very important for the developing New Afrikan proletarian leadership. Only when New Afrikans see the world correctly, knowing the revolutionary forces, their true friends and allies, will New Afrikans be able to see their real enemies. The legacy left by Brother Malcolm X for New Afrikan revolutionaries to deal with is “socialist education” of the masses. It includes support for the Palestine Liberation Movement and elimination of outside influences of the Black Liberation Movement. It is just as meaningful for the New Afrikan "on the block" as when the brothers and sisters in South Africa rose to destroy apartheid, because it’s One Struggle, Many Fronts. The New Afrikan National Democratic Revolution has unique national conditions that are subjective. It also has general objective (class) laws that have followed the basic laws of National Democratic Revolutions and Socialist Revolutions worldwide, since 1917. We need to see our organizing of the New Afrikan community and developing pre-party cadre organization as the New Afrikan ethnic sector of a future multi-national multi-racial people’s party that organizes a majority of the American masses through the transitional process of leading to people’s democracy and democratic socialism. New Afrikans need to understand that, while they are in a unique situation, one that is historically different from others, their self-determination is tied to the international struggle for socialism. This is because Africans’ enslavement played a central role in the building of the world capitalist system. The victory of the New Afrikan Democratic Revolution is linked to the victory of the socialist revolution in the U.S. and throughout the world. While each has its own laws of development, they are linked by protracted general laws of development of the world revolution, which occurs in the weakest links first and by stages and the objective protracted historical process.

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By Any Means Necessary  

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