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The Black Liberation Movement at the Crossroads In the late 1970s, the Black Liberation Movement began to slowly regroup from the state’s (U.S. Imperialism’s) attacks waged against it during the 1960s and early 1970s. The United League of Mississippi successfully fought the KKK, and united fronts and coalitions formed and mobilized against police murders and racist mayors. The Nation of Islam reorganized as a collective force, the Republic of New Africa and the African People’s Party survived, despite a continuous ten-year onslaught by the police against them. Revolutionary Nationalists became a leading viable force, mobilizing some 5,000 African Americans to march on the United Nations, demanding prisoner of war status for captured BLA soldiers and charging the U.S. government with the crime of genocide against African Americans and oppressed nations of the world. As the 1980s approached, the mass movement of the Black Liberation Movement seemed to be on the rise once again. The Miami Rebellion (an embryonic insurrection) and the general call for a National Black United Front and a National Black Independent Political Party, both of which have formed, are concrete positive developments. But they gave the appearance that the movement was advancing at a faster pace than it actually was. Simultaneously, with obvious compliance with the military-intelligence-industrial complex, a powerful, politically sophisticated, and illegal paramilitary right-wing army numbering at least two million, began to surface. It has terrorized hundreds, if not thousands in the last ten years with little or no publicity. Such a counter-revolutionary military onslaught caught many African Americans by surprise, because for even many revolutionaries failed to realize that bourgeois democracy is a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. As the impending crisis for imperialism, particularly U.S. imperialism, is mounting, the right wing element of the bourgeoisie has gained hegemony in the monopolistic capitalist class circles. They are opting for fascism, military dictatorship, genocide, or any combination of these to ward off the internal contradictions that the international capitalist crisis is producing. As a result racism (national chauvinism) is again being fanned to further divide the U.S. proletariat (which is already divided) using “Reborn Christians” as its cover for a “native born AmeriKKKan style Nazi movement.” With this crisis, the African American nationality is grossly affected. African American youth are 60-80% unemployed, and as things get worse, unemployment among all African Americans will increase. Thus, at a time when African American nationalist formations are re-emerging, the African American nationality is facing its worst crisis since the late 1880s.
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