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Liberation   rm rmy y Communique   MESS GE FROM  TH E  UNDERGROUND

  There  is and always  will  be,  until  every Blackman, woman a  and nd child  is FREE,  a Black Liberation   Army. ssata Shakur

 

ON THE STR TEGIC

LLI NCE  O F THE ARM  ARMED ED MILITARY FORCES

OF T  THE HE REVOLUTIONARY NATIONALIST A  AN ND ANTI IMPERIALIST

MOVEMENT

ISSUED:  NOVEMBER  5, 1981

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N  O CTOB ER 20th, 19 1981, un der the leadersh ip of the

Black Liberation A rmy, Black Freedom Freedom Fighters, and North American  Anti-Imperialists, all  members  of th e   Revolutionary Armed   Task  Force attempted an act of expropriatio n of 1.6 1.6 millio n from  an armored Brinks truck. Brother  Sekou Odinga,  ou r  comrade  who was captured  in Queens, was not inv olved in the B rinks incident. Sister  Fulani Sunni-Ali,   Ch airpers on of the Peoples Center Cou ncil of the Republic  of New  Afrika,  was not  involved  in the  Brinks incident  in any  fashion,  and is not a  member  of the  Black Liberation Army. E Army. E v e Rosa hn was hn was not  involved in involved in the  Brinks incident,   nor is she a  member  of the  Revolutionary Armed Task   Force. Al t hough  there  have been historical differences between Black Revolutionary  Freedom  Fighters and   North American Anti-Imperialists,  there were overriding events that called  fo r this significant alliance.  These  events were: 1. The   killing  of  Black  men in  Buffalo. 2.   The collaboration of the Ku Klux Klan and the  Federal Bureau   of  Bureau of  Investigation  in  in  North Carolina,  and the  the  subse disclosure  of  Bill Wilkinson  as a an n FBI  informant. quent disclosure quent 3.  Fourteen  unsolved murders of Black women in Boston. 4.   The on-going murders of children in Georgia. shooting  of women  in  5. The  The   shooting  of   four Black women  in  Alabama. 6. The stabbing deaths of Black men in New York   City. of  KKK , Police  and the  the  United States  Army  Army  as 7.   The use of  mercenaries   in the  Dominica invasion. 8. The KKK use of the Dep artment of  Parks  for its war re-enactment of para-military tr ainin g. This is a clear indicailitaryy tion  of governm ent support for right wing fascist m ilitar training. 9. The government assasination of Black activist Yulanda D.C. Ward in   Washing ton, D.C. 10 The consistent use of mercenary forces in putting down   th e  Miami  Rebellion. down N  A N  evaluation  evaluation  of l A SE D   U P O N  of   these events,  a de-

  intelligence  intelligence   strategy centralized embar upo n   w as  embarked   capabilby   the revolutionary forces to determine  theked it ityy  to  separate  rhetoric  from  real  military action, especially concerning   th e  capability  of  vigilante armies,  an d  armies outside  the  United  States   military  complex,  that  can  implement urban   terror on the  Black a nd  Third World population, and to   assess  th thee  McCarthy-like period  we are  in—and  to

devise   a response.

A n   intensive two year investigation was embarked upon people  w h o  were living underground  underground  fo r  years, wh ich  h ad ad   people  non-active  in the  the  military reactivated   and  assigned  to  infiltrate  and assess the major fascist organizations. This investigation   led them to the Klan in Connecticut and North Carolina  to  determine FBI and  local  police complicity.  It led them to the so-called Christian commu nity to determine their military  preparedness  in  their drive f or  survi va l . It le d t he m to investigate the international fascist network in North America   and its tentacles into the Caribbean,  citing  th e assassination   of  Wa l t e r Rodne y  an d  their complicity  in

t oppl i ng  th e  Manley  gove rnme nt  in  Jamaica.

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ACTS   STEMMING FROM  T HIS INT E L L IGE NCE ARE : 1.  That  the th e  Black population  in North Am erica is the number one   focus  of all the above organizations, e.g., illustrated  in  their fliers,  an d  their  targets  used  fo r  shooting practice. 2.   The law enforcement agencies,  from  the local police, Federal  Bureau  of  Investigation, Secret   Secret  Service,  an d  Central Intelligence A gency, have directly, thro ugh their alu mn i  o r various associations outside their  o w n  structures, used federal   money, taken from  the Law  Enfo rceme nt Assistanc Assistancee Administration   budget,  to  Administration to  participate  in  in  said organizations, t h r o u g h  h  lending their expertise and  financial  backing, and use of   classified information  on  their  enemies. 3. Members of the ruling class have been used to back thesee organizations. thes organizations. John Con nally financed  the mercenary inica..  H . Ross  Ross  Perot financed  th e  failed Iran plot against Dom inica hostage rescue. The Hunt family finances North Carolina  activity through  th e  sale  sale  o f South African  Krugerrands. Klan activity Klan 4.   A mass  propaganda  program o n white  America  to  build an   hysteria against communism  an d  crime  to  perpetuate vigilantism,  to  cover  th e  fascist approach  to  genocide  by these  white  people and to cover programs of to cover up  up the specific  programs  the th e   above forces.  T o move f or  more tolerance  on the  part o f white America   this situation.   to  accept   an d  participate 5. The  force   isin formulated   under  government  anti-terrorist th e   same ideology as the civilian, so-called race terror  forces. Richard   M .  Nixon  Richard Nixon  and his  staff  in the FBI and  Justice his  staff  Department  are the  government's  originators  of  said  program.   Reaganomics  ram. Reaganomics  is used to force the survival of the Black and Third World population  to a  situation where  th e  apartheid system will be the  norm  in urban communiti communities. es.  And to put blue and white collar workers into law enforcement thereby havin g control over  th e  system  as related  situations, thereby a whole. E   REVOLUTIONARY ARMED   TASK   FORCE   asses

ed that the time to respond was NOW . It could no   wait-and-see see program.  T he  normal onger be a   wait-and  watchdog committees, that generally halted  conspirof

  these

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acies, such   as the  NAACP,  the th e  Urban League,  an d  Klan Watch,  have been ineffective in exposing the  true  nature of

the  crisis. The  fact  that  the  Black Liberation Army  had  interwoven

into   the th e  fiber  of the  Black community clandestinely allowed th e   Army  to  have  a  finger  on the  pulse  of the  Black Community  as  well  as the  Anti-imperialist  movement.  The left  movement  ha s  emphasized  its it s  work against  th e  pronuclear forces  an d  works within  th e  bourgeois framework. They   are  unprepared  to understand the  fact  that  they  have been   targeted and are  therefore incapable o f responding.  T he lack   of response lack of response   by  by  progressive people to the  the  Moral Majority   Majority   allowed   right wing backlash   women. ha s   for a   against  all al l responded ponded  to the On   th e  other hand,  th th e  Black Comm unity res propaganda and conditions by resisting at the basic level  of survival. The astronomical astronomical amou nt of law law enforcemen t films, th e   blatant average American racist disrespect  o f  Black people,  and the  conditions illustrated  from  talk shows  a n d editorials,  to the  passive wait-and-see attitude toward  th e effects   of  Re a ga nomi c s  on  Black people  an d  poor people, illustrated to us that the time to respond and to stop the  flow of   fascist  racist repression  is now and in th is peri period. od.

 

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H E   COMRADES  WHO are in  in  jail  jail  are not  not  criminals. War,  an d  they  they  a re They are   Prisoners   of of   War,  re   HEROES. They are  are   heroes struggling against  RACISM,  FASCISM,   A N D  IMPERIALISM. T IMPERIALISM. T he he   Black  combatants  follow  follow   in th e   tradition  tradition  of of   Denmark Vesey,  Vesey,  N at  at  Turner, Mark Essex, Ahmed Evans,  Harriet  Tubman, Twyman  Myers and all  those w ho   have stopped  stopped  th e  flow  of violence  a nd of   uncontested violence  repression  against  the   Black community.  The   white combatants follow  in the  tradition  of  John Brown, w Brown, w h o organized the  tradition  of John masses   of masses   white people people    fight   against slavery  slavery  an d of    to

repression.

  Y o u  a re  dealing  with  a  cold, c a lc ula ting  international  machine (the   U.S.  Government)  that s   so criminal  in its  objectives an d motives . . .   it has the  seeds  of its own destruction  right  in it. Bro. Malcolm X

Even   though this particular military battle failed,  the Even goals should always  set the   example  for our   youth  and  true revolutionaries.   To set the  revolutionaries. the  record straight,  straight,  W E  HAVE N E V E R  SHOT O R KILLED  K ILLED ANYON E WITH T THEIR HEIR HANDS IN   THE AIR  S U R R E N D E R I N G .  W e have n ot kicked i n  doors with   guns  guns  in in   hand  hand  to to   murder sleeping people. Even though w e   know where many children  an d  families  of the law live w e have never charged t charged t h e wife  fo r en f o r cemen t  t  agencies live w the   crime  of the   husband  nor   attacked innocent  children. charge  th e  Black co m m u n i t y  to — We   charge  to   relinquish their   fear of   the   enemy and to  stop robbing each other,  and to go to the fascist multi-national   corporations where t where thh e  risk is risk is the  the  same an d   the act   more political. —W e charge  th e intellectual aspects  of the Black community   to to   come forward  forward  an d  clearly identify this  this  era of  of  Black Resistance  to   imperialism a nd  colonialism  and   interpret  the current events  events  to the  the  Black community. — We   charge   the   artists   to   create   a   clear  presentation  of our   conditions wherever they can. —W e  charge   the   Black  and   progressive   press   to do the investigation   of our   intelligence  reports   to   celebrate  the factual   information from  our   heroes.  To  speak  to the  Geneva factual Accords   in Accords relation  to our  Prisoners   of  War. in   relation  of War. — To   al l  conscious Black  Black  an d  Third World people: remain intend  to don't  be  afraid   to diligent. If you  you   don't intend  to   fight, don't  be afraid to   speak an d   resist. —T o   our   comrades   in Azania/South   Africa,  who we   have aided politically, economically,  economically,  a n d  militarily,  militarily,  o u r  continued support is assured. support is We   send  send  ou r  solidarity  solidarity  to all  all  members  members  of the  Revolution

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N E   C L E A R  FACT  is   that  all the   racist organizations are  well financed. financed. Different from  the   1960s  and   early 70s, when Black  people   offered  their  money,  checks and funds   to  to  enhance  enhance  th e  public resistance  resistance  to to   racism, cutbacks  and  loss  of  jobs  have eliminated   monies available  to Black   people. Black people have  no   control over  their communities.  Jobs  do not  exist,  welfare  lines  are  longer.  The money   to   feed  the   handicapped,  the   aged,  and the   unem-

  all   have  respect   elders  in ployed been cut. th e   Black community community    level  level for   nationalist    The and  lack the  oflow  low   of of the programs have  led our   youth  to   respond  to the   programs  of oppression   and   their   insecurities   as   human  beings   by  inflicting   petty vicious crimes internally.  internally.  W e oppose such crimes, and   since   we   understand   the   conditions  that   create   these situations, the   Revolutionary Armed  ask Force decided that: 1. The   masses  in the   urban  areas   must develop  people s self-defese  units  to  defend themselves NOW 2.   Programs  are   needed  to set   positive revolutionary examples  for our  youth,  an d  must  must  b e developed  developed   in our  youth,  in   practice an d   in  theory NOW 3.  The  urgency  to  accumulate millions of  dollars  under  the political   control  of the  most advanced revo lutio nary elements  for the use of   various types  of   programs  in the communities, from   cultural, child  care,  to  health care, must be   secured NOW 4.   There  will  be no  BLACK  HOLOCAUST.  It  will  be the motiva tion  a n d  determination of the  combatants in the  field

to  prevent such  an  occurrance. Th Therefore erefore  w e  say:

ary ar y   Armed  Task  Force TH E   BODY  A N D  M I N D  OF MTAYARI  SHABAKA SUNDIATA  (s/n Samuel Smith) WI L L N OT BE LAID TO REST IN  I N VA IN .  W E  WI L L  CONTINUE IN HIS  SPIRIT  A N D DISCIP L I N E   T O  C A R R Y  OUT HIS  RESPONSIBILITIES  IN THE INTEREST  OF THE  COLLECTIVE AND HIS   PEOPLE. WE   MUST HAVE A NATION WE   MUST   HAVE THERE THERE    BE  AN NO   ARMY   WILL BLACK  HOLOCAUST

Where  is the  Blackman's Army —Marcus   Garvey Now  more   Our backs are against the wall.  Now than ever we  need  an army  to  defend   nd fight  for our liberation. ourselves  ourselves — ssata   Shakur

 

thought ht they killed y o u   They  thoug but 1 saw you  yesterday Assata Shakur Youngblood

NewAfrikan   Freedom   Fighter

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February  18 1944  October 2 3.  1981 Murdered  by  Detective  rwin Jacobson. NYPD

How can we  talk   about   a nation  and

not talk about   an army.

That s  no t   realist realistic. ic. Every nation   has an  army.   S o ,  p ower   to the people s army. The nation m ust come to fr fruiti uition on through revolutionary action.  SHABAKA SUND|ATA   MJAYAR| SHABAKA MJAYAR| COMMITTEE TO HONOR NEW   FRIK

National   Committee  To  Defend New Afrikan  Freedom Fighters

N  FREEDOM  FIGHTERS

P.O.  Bo x 

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Manhattanville   Station Ne w  York,  N Y 10027   212) 864-6944

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