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2021 Action Plan for New Black Nationalists

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 02/10/21

In our January 1, 2020, message New Black Nationalists stated "The 2020's will be a decade of crisis, war, revolution, and the collapse of American Empire." 

After fifteen million Black-led protesters revolted against George Floyd's murder across the globe; 450,000 COVID-19 pandemic deaths, two impeachment trials' of Donald Trump, and a deadly white nationalists coup to overrun the U.S. Capitol last month, our predictive model is tracking with the confluence of events. 

The current trajectory of American Empire is unstainable.    

As things now stand, developments threaten to outpace our ability to process the theories and analysis needed to convert the looming existential crisis and civil war into a grand strategy to create a Black nation. New Black Nationalists are therefore compelled to modify and accelerate production of the theoretical instruments of insurgency.   

The four critical projects outlined here reflect the critical areas we must address to prepare for an escalating national struggle. Beginning in February 2021, New Black Nationalists will take up the following tasks this year;  

1. Adopting the corpus of Franz Fanon works as the guiding ideological system of the New Black Nationalist Movement on February 28, 2021, and completing  an analysis of how Fanon's writings (Fanonism) align with NBN's Statement of Principles by February 2022. 

2. Increase the international outreach and influence of the new Black Diaspora Movement initiative we launched in September 2020. 

3.  Expand our exchanges and deepen our relationship with the broader Black Feminist Movement.

4. Initiate a study project on the history, practice, and theories that have guided "Black majority rule" in South Africa from 1994 to the present.  

Background, Notes, and Study Materials for 2021
These tasks grow directly out the advances we made in 2020 in tripling our website's readership. They acknowledge the need to prepare for the transition from a pre-revolutionary to a revolutionary period. 

When the NBN-Movement coalesced in early 2018, our mission to rebuild the canons of Black Nationalist thought first required that we demarcate our trend from Black  Atlanticists, Afrofuturists, Afrocentrists, Afropessimists,  Pan-Africanists, Black Separatists, Religious Nationalists and the Black-left.   

Second, we needed to re-establish the foundational principles Black Nationalism by reaffirming Black people in Americas' settler state constitute a historically developed nation, with a distinct Black identity and culture. We also reaffirmed that the historic goal of Black Nationalism since the Martin Delaney's attempts in the 1850's to create a Black nation in Africa, is the struggle for land and the establishment of a Black majority-led nation.   

Adopting Fanonism

Having accomplished these two objectives and developed the "Statement of Principles" in January 2020, it became clear that our project was still incomplete. 

We lacked an overarching philosophy concerning the nature of knowledge, reality and existence that cohered with the ideological belief system embodied in our Black Nationalist principles. Frantz Fanon's extensive works emerged as the  nexus fusing New Black Nationalists ideology to a celestial philosophical universe powered by phenomenology, dialectics, and "the lived experience."

The Black Diaspora Movement

In the course of 2020, New Black Nationalist thought also began making inroads among radicalizing youth and millennials in the U.S. and internationally whose protests migrated outside the political boundaries of the legacy Black Lives Matters Movement. 

Our analysis identified a new global BLM 2.0 tendency, marked by divergent millennial and radical feminist impulses of Black consciousness. In October 2020, we initiated a new Black Diaspora Movement to test the proposition that the largest black international uprising in history is signaled the sunrise of a new Global South. 

We were moved to action by Professor Sebabatso Monoeli's observation that, "The current discourse on Black Lives Matter does not yet include anti-Black racism beyond how the west and white settler states experience and theorize it" (We Have No Harlem in Sudan - June 30, 2021).  

A Strategic Alliance with Black Feminists

Central to New Black Nationalists theory of revolutionary possibilities and nationhood in the 2020's is continuing our efforts to develop a strategic alliance with Black Feminists. 

Among our writings in 2020, we engaged on the matters of Feminism in the Afrofuturist and Africanfuturist movements, the feminist underpinnings of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Black Feminism and Black identity and Black Nationalism, and Black Feminism and Frantz Fanon.

We cannot emphasize enough that the cornerstone of our revolutionary nationalist project is our relationship with the broad and complex Black Feminist Movement. It's no accident that many of our analytical articles are influenced by Black Feminist thought. Since the 1960's Black feminists have been flipping the world right-side up, while Black Nationalists have languished somewhat in the nostalgia of the Black Power.      

The South Africa Study Project

While completing our projected year-long project to comprehensively development our analysis of Fanon's works, secondarily we are beginning a new study project on the South African revolutionary experience since Mandela and the ANC took power in 1994. 

There are several good reasons and benefits to study the South African experience now. 

Arguably, South Africa's Black radicals, Feminists, Afropessimists, Nationalists, Marxists and Biko/Fanon Black Consciousness adherents are the most well versed readers of revolutionary theory on the planet. The ruling African National Congress alone was founded 110 years ago. 

With all the revolutionary experience the ANC and its allies possessed being legal, then banned organizations before ascending to power as a ruling coalition, how did Black majority rule leave the old white dominated neo-colonialist system of exploitation in place? 

New Black Nationalists' point is that the same thing could happen here in the midst of an existential crisis and governmental collapse. It is entirely possible that an imminent government collapse combined with the prospects of a long, bloody, and inconclusive civil war could lead to a brokered deal allowing left-Social Democrats, and Black and Hispanic Democrats to run most of the country. 

Concessions could be granted allowing regional white majority rule in the Mid and Mountain West, while essentially leaving the ruling class in power with restrictions on its control of capital, profit-taking and the macro-economy. Indeed, the "Browning of America," could conceivably become the "Bleaching of America."  Such are the times we live in.        

On behalf of, we look forward to a great 2021. We thank our network participants, all organizations and parties we interacted with, and our international and U.S. readers for making 2020, a great year for our revolutionary movement. 

Selwyn Trench, 

Below please find the recommended reading materials:

Frantz Fanon:

The Wretched of the Earth     --    Toward the African Revolution
Black Skin, White Masks       --    A Dying Colonialism

Frantz Fanon by Peter Hudis
Frantz Fanon Conflicts and Feminisms by C. Denean Sharpley Whiting
Frantz Fanon, A Biography by David Macey
Fanon's Dialectic of Experience of Atu Sekyi-Oto  

On South Africa

The President Keepers by Jacques Pauw 
Nelson Mandela, Dare Not Linger by Mandla Langa
After the Party by Andrew Feinstein
Thabo Mbeki, Battle for the Soul of the ANC by William Gumede  

Black Feminists 

Becoming Black by Michelle Wright
Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory by Patricia Hill Collins
Black Feminism Reimagined by Jennifer Nash

Culture and Literary Theory 

African American Literary Theory, Edited by Winston Napier
The Black Arts Movement, James Edward Smethurst


The 117th Congress: Guns, Tribes & Getting Mobbed-Up

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 01/30/21

Three weeks after the January 6, "MAGA Coup" attempt, the new 117th Congress is an active war zone. 

Donald Trump's white nationalist terror syndicate and Nancy Pelosi's, AKA, "Power Nana," California-based family are "going to the mattresses."  

On Friday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Green (MTG) and Rep. Cori Bush's sharp verbal exchange over MTG not wearing a face mask went viral. Come on. We all know what time it is. If MTG wanted to make a go of it, Cori would have smacked her into the next zip code. But Cori didn't take the bait, and she damn sure isn't trying to get COVID-19. 

Instead, Bush moved her office and staff to avoid another dust up, but this is an alarming indicator of how far things are spiraling out of control at the Capitol.   

If you thought things would cool down after the deadly January 6, assault on the U.S. Capitol, think again. Two Republican congressman were stopped trying to bring guns on the House chambers floor. Another GOP congressperson is under investigation for taking January 6, riot participants on a reconnaissance tour of the Capitol layout the day before the insurrection.  

The FBI is investigating several Republican congressional members with high profile ties to white nationalists groups: the Three-Percenters, The Oath Keepers, Q-anon and the Proud Boys, whose Afro-Cuban leader was unmasked last week as an FBI informant.        

As for MTG--the "The QAnon Lady,"--events escalated this week when it was revealed in January 2019, her Facebook page posted a "like" to a comment calling for "a bullet to the head" of Speaker Pelosi. That prompted some Democrats to call for her expulsion from the House. 

Pelosi, still pissed off that Trump's stormtroopers sent a hit-team to "neutralize" her on January 6, called for more money for Capitol security enhancements. Reimbursements for forty members who purchased bulletproof vests have been approved, and other members are requesting personal security details. "Power Nana" said the security measures had to be taken to deal with "the enemy within."    

Clearly, Marjorie Taylor-Greene was out of her depth when she crossed swords with hard-hitting Rep. Cori Bush. But endorsing a Facebook contract on "Power Nana's" life, took things to a whole new level." 

Apparently, 'shorty' from Milledgeville, Georgia, doesn't know who she's f---king with. "Power Nana," is the daughter of Thomas "Big Tommy" D' Alesandro Jr. 

"Big Tommy was elected to the U.S. Congress representing Baltimore from 1938-47, and mayor from 1947-59. He was a major player connected to New York's Lucchese crime family operatives Luigi Morichi, Tommy Carbo, and the Corbi brothers. "Big Tommy" served as a front man and contract fixer with businesses and unions in exchange for kickbacks.

How big was Pelosi's father?" In 1961, when President Kennedy complained that D' Alesandro needed to be investigated for contract deals that blocked his administration's federal negotiating efforts, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover told Kennedy to "forget about it." 

MTG may want to think twice before becoming a stone in "Power Nana's" shoe. Nancy ain't Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden: she's the apple that didn't fall far from "Big Tommy's" tree.                
Now obviously, New Black Nationalists are trying to inject a modicum of levity into a serious and escalating situation. But despite 2,000 Capitol police, several thousand National Guardsmen ringing the capitol, metal detectors, and state of the art electronic surveillance, the capitol complex and its 535 congressional members are on edge. 

Since the civil war's opening shot was fired on January 6, the back-and-forth between Trump's sycophants and Democrats shows no signs of abating. Quite the opposite, tension is sharpening in Congress as Republicans have overwhelmingly endorsed insurrection, and coup plotting as legitimate forms of opposition. Thus, the GOP has officially declared itself to be an instrument of white nationalists authoritarian rule. 

On Thursday, House Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy, flew to MAGASTAN's exile government headquarters at Mar a Largo in West Palm Beach, to kiss Trump's ring. If he can't discipline MTG for endorsing the execution of the Speaker of the House, then America is certainly moving down a path that can only end in civil war.       

With Trump's impeachment trial for "Incitement to Insurrection" scheduled to begin the week of February 8, a Homeland Security directive warned that Trump's white nationalist legions are preparing for further attacks. Five-thousand National Guard will remain in Washington, D.C.   

Two weeks ago, New Black Nationalist noted that for the first time in modern American history, the security state under Biden's administration has an open national mandate to smash significant sectors of violent white supremist movements. 

Protecting and holding these racist mercenaries in reserve, until they are needed to put "uppity" Black people back in their place, has been the standard operating procedure. But, as the Black Lives Matter 2.0 protests in the summer of 2020 demonstrated, the days of terrorizing Black people into submission are over. 

We are anxious see what "Fighting Joe," who supported locking up millions of Black people in the 90's, is going to do now with these violent white nationalists scum.   

As of January 26, approximately 150 riot participants have been arrested on charges from disorderly conduct to conspiracy to riot. Interestingly enough, the Q-Anon Shamon dressed in fur skins and a horned helmet, the "zip tie guy" who propelled into the Senate chambers with plastic handcuffs, the woman who stole a laptop from Pelosi's office, and the armed wingnut who sat in Pelosi's chair, ransacked and stole a document from her desk, were all released by local authorities when they returned home. They were only detained when federal judges in Washington, D.C., overrode local judges decisions allowing them to roam the streets. 

New Black Nationalists also raised the question if violent white nationalists would be going underground, to step up their campaign of protracted asymmetric warfare against the U.S. government. The "Accelerationist" trend among white nationalists are committed to this path as a strategy of speeding up the internal crisis and collapse of American Empire. 

Based on the response we have witnessed thus far, violent white nationalists will likely continue to have a robust public presence. They feel emboldened. When Trump is found not guilty in his second impeachment trial, they will feel even more emboldened. Indeed, many of them are biding their time, waiting for the next green light from MAGASTAN headquarters in South Florida to go into action. 

Just as alarming is the fact a number of riot participants were ex-military personnel. That is a dangerous sign of the potential for significant sections of the military to back a future right-wing white nationalist coup. As we learned last week, it took the U.S, military three hours to respond to the Capitol Police request for support.      

We fully expect a growing underground white nationalist movement to  increasingly engage in terrorism and destabilizing actions. As one commentator put it, "We could be headed for a period in which the U.S. looks and feels like Northern Ireland three decades ago.   

The fights, skirmishes, and melodramas unfolding in Congress in Washington, D.C., may appear to be somewhat petty and pedestrian on the surface. People avoiding metal detectors, trying to sneak guns on the floor of Congress, and tweeting about executions of public officials sounds like adolescent teenagers with too much time on their hands. It's not.

They are signs that we have a entered a new period: the opening stages of the civil war to come.      




Trump's Coup Opens Civil War Between Whites

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 01/17/21

After years of spewing incendiary racist invective against Blacks and Latinos to ride white resentment to power, Donald Trump's "Capitol Coup," to overturn the 2020 elections has opened America's second civil war. Ironically, the first battles of this post-truth conflagration finds far-right white nationalists attempting to vanquish white conservatives and accommodationists Republicans.   

We may also be witness something that's hasn't happened since Black Reconstruction--a different type of war. Biden's Justice Department will have an open mandate to smash operational units and bad actors of the violent white nationalist movement for their involvement in the January 6th seditious coup attempt. Historically, White nationalists have always been a protected species of sorts in the domain of "American" justice.  

Military checkpoints, concertina wire, concrete barriers, security fencing, shuttered federal buildings, and 25,000 National Guardsmen patrolling the streets, will mark Joe Biden's inauguration. Washington, D.C. has been transformed into a garrison town--an embarrassing rendition of Baghdad's "Green Zone" on the Potomac. 

Every state capitol in America is supposedly on a state of "high alert." Preparations for armed assaults by white nationalists mobs and cells are in tow.  Cable news channels percolate with lead-ins that the nation is on edge. Some suggest democracy itself hangs in the balance. 

If the hype and response to the "Capitol Coup" seems a bit overblown, it's not because violent white nationalists have a wealth of firepower, operational sophistication, and strategic planning. 

No, its because as information leaks out, it's becoming clear these crack forces received aid and support from elements inside the security state and rogue law enforcement elements. Joe Biden, requesting a change to his former Vice-Presidential Secret Service detail is no accident.    

So the question is how far will Biden and his cerebral Attorney General, Merrick Garland go to smash the white nationalist terror network that is holding the country hostage? 

Conversely, will the extremist white nationalist movement respond by  going underground and starting protracted asymmetric warfare to destabilize the U.S. government? Are they resolute and resourced enough to pursue such an enterprise or will they bide their time for a second opportunity?  

Impeached for "Incitement to Insurrection," Donald Trump's motley assortment of white nationalist jackboots brought ropes and constructed wooden gallows on the capitol grounds to hang Mike Pence. Death squads roamed the corridors of congress with spear-tipped Confederate flags hunting for Nancy Pelosi. 

Other Neanderthal elements dispensed with lynching rituals and search parties. They simply bludgeoned a white policeman to death with a fire extinguisher, and battered others with American flagpoles and pipes.   

Make no mistake, the days of white nationalists and "Lost Cause" Johnny Rebs bringing nooses to the party to visit death on Black flesh are far from over. But before pursuing their main objective of seizing the government and establishing a white minority-ruled apartheid state, the white nationalist movement must win the internal argument among center-right whites. 

They must convince a significant section of whites that being governed by a non-white majority poses an existential threat that can only be averted through extra-constitutional means.  

Indeed, Trump proposed just such a Faustian bargain to preserve and expand white skin privilege and racial dominance. In exchange, Trump's minions would tolerate unfettered grifting by his family, support immunity for their "Dear Leader" from criminal prosecutions, and accept authoritarian rule under the color of white nationalism.  

Both sides upheld their end of the bargain. 

Trump caged children and families of refugees seeking asylum and built 47 miles of new border wall. Barr's Justice Department refused to shut down violent white nationalists despite being designated by the FBI as "the most significant terror threat facing the U.S." Trump provided cover for them, referring to the rioters in Charlottesville as "fine people." Trump kept his promise not to start any new foreign wars, and to attack China's unfair trade policy--although he lost the trade war.  

In return, Trump's coalition of ex-Tea Partiers, Obama Truthers, Second Amendment shills, evangelicals, anti-abortion extremists, nativists,  COVID-19 deniers, Neo-Nazis, Qanon cultists, and right-wing militias upheld their end of the bargain. To the surprise of many, Trump received nine million more white votes in 2020 than in the 2016 elections. 

The problem however, was that seven million more people voted against Trump. Voter suppression, congressional gerrymandering, and the electoral college, that had previously allowed Republicans to win the presidency while losing the popular vote, finally collapsed like a house of cards in 2020. 

Having failed to manipulate state legislators, presidential electors, Republican congressmen, and finally Vice-President Pence to reverse his election defeat, Trump green lit the "Capitol Coup." 

At the January 6, rally Trump told his legions "They're trying to steal an election. We just can't let that happen." The "Stop the Steal" war cry  was aligned with Trump's overall message to whites. For years he told whites their jobs, their taxes, their benefits, their sense of security were all being stolen by immigrants and "other people" who didn't deserve it. 

Because traitors like Georgia's Republican Governor and Secretary of the State, and Vice-President Pence refused to do their jobs, Trumps supporters had to act to stop the steal and disrupt the Electoral College count at the capitol. 

Pro and con, the arguments will go on whether Trump was delusional about the prospects of the coup succeeding. New Black Nationalists believe Trump knew the coup would fail. That wasn't the point. 

Trump had to create a spectacle of resistance to validate "The Big Lie" that he won the election. He needs the oxygen and the mantle of being victimized by a rigged system to sustain momentum and legitimacy for a possible second presidential run.                   

Thus, the bloody January 6th "Capitol Coup" attempt marked a transition point for white nationalists and the Alt-Right. Without Trump as a figure-head and Enabler-in-Chief procuring aid, political cover, and resources, their political strategies and tactics must be recalibrated.

What happens to Trump after he leaves office on January 20, is uncertain. Unless information emerges directly tying Trump to planning the assault on the capitol, the Senate is unlikely to garner 67 guilty votes to convict him on "Incitement to Insurrection" charges. Thus, the Senate cannot vote to ban Trump from holding future office. 

As for Trump's universe of legal problems, we believe if the New York State Attorney General pursues charges on how the Trump organization valued its assets, and submitted dubious financial statements to obtain loans, Trump will be convicted. The same is true of the New York City Manhattan DA's probe into Trump's loans with Deutsche Bank. But the length of time for trials and appeals could drag on for years.     

At the end of the day, Trump is headed to Mar a Largo, Florida where he will set up a shadow white-nationalist government in exile; call it  MAGA-STAN. Together with his loyalists cronies, Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, Cory Lewandowsky, Michael Flynn and Michael Lindell they will began plotting Trump's reality show comeback, like Napoleon's return from Elba.  
Team Trump will quickly get on with the business of threatening  Senate and House Republicans that didn't vote to overturn the elections. They will excoriate any Republican Senator that votes to convict in his impeachment trial. With Trump loyalist Rona McDaniel still running the Republican National Committee, Trump will prosecute his civil war inside the GOP to eliminate any competitors for the 2024 presidential race.   

Just as Trump will continue to use his "low information" working class base to terrorize Republican Party establishment officeholders, he'll also attempt to use hard-core White Nationalists to police his white "working class" legions. The message behind the "Hang Pence" chant reverberating in the catacombs of the capitol was clear; all team players must remain "on side."  

At the top of Trump's agenda is re-establishing a communications and media network. His expulsion from Facebook and Twitter has severed his unfiltered lifeline to his legions. With Google and Apple removing their store apps from Parler, and Amazon cutting Parler off as its web site host, Trump desperately needs an alternative communications platform. 

Whether Trump has the wherewithal to tap his vast pool of international resources to launch a new multi-media platform or television network is anyone's guess. Trump is like a plague that never goes away. We wouldn't count him out just yet.    

New Black Nationalists will be watching with great interests how American Empire's security state processes the white nationalist terror network. 

Independent of Donald Trump, white ethno-nationalists' have their own plans to establish an oligarchic apartheid state of white minority-rule. 
Just as Trump was using far-right white nationalists to project power and intimidation, so too the far-right has been using Trump to recruit, train, and deploy its forces. 

Nor are our insurrectionists happy about some Trump apologists' efforts to shield them by claiming the coup was an Antifa operation. They want the world to know they breached the U.S. Capitol by force of arms, and one day will do it again. January 6, was their revolutionary manifesto for generations to come.    

In the weeks and months ahead, an avalanche of information is going to surface about the January 6, Capitol Coup." We urge our readers to pay close attention. There is much to learn here from Trump's final curtain call.  


Why Trump's "Capitol Coup" Succeeded

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 01/07/21

This article is updating the original publication on January 7. Events are fast moving. A draft article of impeachment against Donald Trump titled "Incitement of Insurrection" is now circulating and gaining momentum for a vote on Monday. In part it reads, "Donald John Trump engaged in High Crimes and Misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States." 

Nancy Pelosi spoke with Joint Chief of Staff Mike Milly about precautionary measures to prevent Trump from initiating military conflicts and accessing the nuclear codes. 

Talk is thickening of complicity between the Capitol Hill security establishment and Trump's coup plotters. 

News accounts revealed the dead Capitol Hill policeman had his head bashed in by a fire extinguisher. 

On Friday morning Twitter employees besieged management saying they could no longer work there if the company continued posting Trump's tweets. 

Twitter permanently suspended his account "due to the the risk of further incitement of violence." Facebook and Instagram followed, depriving Trump of the oxygen that fueled Wednesday's practice-run for a real future coup.         

By every measure, Tuesday's "Capitol Coup," was a success for Donald Trump. 

History will chronicle January 6, as the first coup attempt to topple the U.S. government. It was also the opening shot of the coming civil war in the 2020's. It fused Hitler's 1923 Beer Hall Putsch and bombardment of Ft. Sumter in 1860,  into a spectacle of subversion. 

That's exactly what Trump wanted: that's what he got. The January 6 coup which Trump plotted for months wasn't meant to succeed as an actual takeover. 

It was staged as a test run that would also maximize political and psychological effect. The Capitol Coup conjured visions of a sensational surprise attack, memorable imagery, dead martyrs and jailed hero/warriors. 

It shattered the hallmark of peaceful transitions of power, and legitimizing the unthinkable--a White Nationalist takeover unfettered by legislative laws and jurisprudence.

The trashing and defilement of the Capitol as the crown jewel of American Empire, was a metaphor for Trump's frontal assault on the charters of democracy. 

He alone, not weak legislative bodies or courts represents the will of White people. The ease in which the protestors penetrated the fortress of imperial rule symbolized the hollowness of Pax Americana and its precipitous state of decline.        

Knowing for weeks that Trump called his jackboots to Washington, D.C., to disrupt Congress, the Capitol Police were severely undermanned. Two offers by the FBI to provide additional support to earlier in the week were rejected by Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund. 

In the middle of the attack one Maryland congressman called the governor of Maryland, and told him the capitol was under siege. He agreed to send Maryland State Troopers, but they couldn't enter the District of Columbia, without the permission of the "Acting" Secretary of Defense who couldn't be reached for two hours. 

The "Capitol Coup" simply repeated the White militia occupation of Michigan's state capitol three months ago. Just like Trump instructed his jackboots to "liberate" Michigan" his high noon speech to "the faithful" green lit the Capitol Coup and inflamed the passions of sedition. 

Trump triggered his mob into believing that Vice-President Pence had the power presiding over the vote to make Trump President-for-Life. Pence said no. It's no mystery then why the White Nationalist mob chanted "Kill Mike Pence" as the swarmed the hallways banging on the doors of his office.   

At the rally, Trump told the mob he was going to stay in power. Then he said, "After this, we're going to walk down there the capitol. We're going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong."  

An hour later, White Nationalists easily overran Capitol Police, as if they were under order to offer the least amount of resistance. The MAGA fascists brushed the police and light barricades aside, bum rushed the doors, broke out the windows and roamed the Capitol corridors at will, defacing offices, scaling walls, and seizing the Senate chambers. 

White Nationalists rioters hung nooses on wooden beans in the Capitol and took selfies with Capitol policemen,  When they finished pilfering the Capitol, they were allowed to just walk out the building and go home. Meanwhile, across town pipe bombs were found at the Democrat and Republican Party headquarters. 

Where was the FBI, AFT, Justice Department or the Attorney General holding a press conference to explain what happened? Why weren't they ready for the rioters when the internet was humming with Qanon and Proud Boy White Nationalists plans to breach the capitol the past two weeks?     

Trump got his martyr: a young dead woman protestor shot by the Capitol police. Three other people mysteriously died of undisclosed medical emergencies. 

Trump got his images: Senators hiding under chairs and tables; protesters sitting in the Senate's president's chair, and Secret Service agents with guns drawn inside the House chambers. Biden's coronation was suspended, as the Capitol was placed on lockdown, and congressional members were forced to "shelter in place."   

Black House Majority Whip James Clyburn's unmarked private office was ransacked and his laptop computer stolen. How did the terrorist know where his undisclosed office was? Another white terrorist was apprehended with 15 Molotov Cocktails, and several others with plastic zip cuffs, as if they planned to capture and detain hostages.    

Undaunted, the House and Senate reconvened business at 8:30 p.m. They had to demonstrate the strength and resiliency of American democracy.  Crawling out from under their desks they proclaimed  the U.S. government would never surrender to monarchy and fascists. "Really?"  

The base hypocrisy of partisan speeches urging acceptance or rejection of Biden's slate of electors to certify him as president was on full display. So was the fear etched on the faces of these mouthpieces of American Empire, knowing the country just crossed the Rubicon and could never return to the pre-"Capitol Coup Moment."  

Over the next two weeks, no one should be surprised by the "Capitol Coup" spreading to other state capitols across the country. Nor is Trump done. Fourteen days in his hands is an eternity.      

History tells us that successful coups and extra-legal grabs for power are often preceded by failed coup attempts. January 6, was that day. On January 20, Citizen Trump will return to Mar a Largo, Florida to lead a White Nationalist government in exile. 

Along with Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, Ret. General Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, Ivanka, Jared, and Don Trump JR, the "Sith Lord of White Nationalism" will resume his coup plotting. No doubt Team Trump are temporarily transferring their accounts to Parler's platform and preparing to stand up alternative right-wing media outlets and television stations.  

The "Capitol Coup" and Trump's eviction from the Oval Office, is not the end, but the beginning of a new phase of struggle for power. Think what you will, but Donald Trump has an army, with an estimated 20% that are willing to be motivated to action. Trump has access to unlimited financing to bankroll his subversive enterprises, from fellow authoritarian nationalists like Russia's Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Victor Orban.         

So should it be for Black communities. We must begin to disabuse ourselves of notions that Trump is a one-off phenomenon--an exotic outlier. Trump's successors lie in wait, scheming to inherit his base, when he can be pushed aside.

Black people must come to grips with the fact that there will be no returning to normal. Buried in the news today, was the heavy lifting Black women performed marshalling Black voters to flip Georgia's two Senate seats and hand Biden the majority. The question now is what are Black progressives and Social Democrats doing to drive a more radical agenda? 

The same question must be asked of all self-identifying Black Nationalists, who hold that bourgeois democracy is nothing more than the dictatorship of the imperialist ruling class?    

We end by correcting some revisionist history constantly repeated on Tuesday by media hacks and historians. Repeatedly, they chimed the Capitol has only been breached two times; once in 1954, when four Puerto Rican Nationalists penetrated the House of Representatives and shot five congressmen, and second, when the British torched the capitol in the War of 1812. 

Actually, it was ex-Black slaves enlisted in the British Army, who burned the Capitol to the ground, after they kicked Americans ass in the Battle of Bladensburg. They were rewarded by being granted their freedom and safe passage to Canada, England, and the British West Indies to establish free communities when the war ended. Remember that.  

Since August, New Black Nationalist forecasted in several articles that Donald Trump was plotting a coup contingencies by Inauguration Day. We are there now. 

Last week New Black Nationalists released the text of its new thought paper:  Crisis Theory: The Collapse of American Empire. Right now American Empire is in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis: not an existential crisis but a significant crisis that foreshadows things to come. We commend the document for your review. 

These are interesting times we live in, and 2020 was just the start. On behalf of the stateless maroons of New Black Nationalism, we urge the Darker Nation to "stay woke."     




2020: A Great Year for Black People and our Liberation Struggle

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 01/01/21

If you're one of those people that said "Good riddance, I can't until 2021 gets here. I'm putting 2020 in the rear view mirror," heh, we get that. Happy New Year, it's 2021. 

But before you pop too many champagne corks this weekend, New Black Nationalists want to leave you with this thought; "When the history of this period is written, 2020 will be remembered as the critical turning point in the Black liberation movement. And, you were part of it. 

Twelve years from now, how many of you will be telling your kids and grandkids that you stood in line six hours in the rain, without using the bathroom, to vote Trump's ass out of office? 

Which one of you is going to show your nieces and nephews pictures of that George Floyd protest march you attended and say, "I was there. The police tear gassed us, but I picked up the cannister and threw it back at them. I was a rebel back in the day?"

What nurse will tell a new young hospital employee that things were so bad during the pandemic, that after working 12 hour shifts I went home and had to make my own masks and PPE with plastic bags because the government wouldn't provide them? 

Now, its cool if you need to spice your story up a little bit, embellish a few details here and there. We get that too. But when it comes down to the real life and death stakes of 2020, you can also share this;   

2020 was the year Black people stopped Donald Trump and the Republican Party dead in their tracks from establishing a White Nationalist authoritarian government.   

2020 was the year Black voters registered, mailed in ballots, and stood in lines for hours in record numbers during a pandemic to turn the fascist thug Trump out of office. 

2020 was the year Black people decisively won the argument, here and across the globe, that the debasing existence of institutionalized racism and state-sanctioned anti-Black violence is an indispensable pillar of American imperial rule, not an aberration.  

2020 was the year 15 million Black-led protesters marched for a month in the largest demonstrations in American history to condemn state-sanctioned police murder and gratuitous violence visited on Black bodies.

2020 was the year Black activists responded in kind to militarized police and National Guard attempts to crush protests with armored vehicles, tear gas, pepper spray, flash bangs, batons, taser guns, rubber and real bullets. The Black resistance launched their own offensives with rocks, bottles, bricks, laser beams, Molotov Cocktails, dumpster fires, returned fire from revolvers that took down two cops in Louisville and burned police stations to the ground in Minneapolis.    

2020 was the year Black people began preparing for a coming civil conflict in response to Trump and his White Nationalist supporters'  threats to start a civil war if he lost the election. When 1000 armed "Not Fucking Around Coalition" Black militia members marched on July 4, new Black militias formed across the country. Black gun clubs experienced unprecedented growth. Black women became the leading subgroup of new gun purchasers.   

2020 was the year that an international tidal wave of Black-led protests erupted from West Papua and Australia, to twenty European capital cities, to Nigeria's anti-SARS movement to the favelas of Brazil, all supporting the protests against the police execution of George Floyd.   

2020 was the year Black women commandeered a confused and rudderless Democratic Party, weighed down by too many feckless white liberals, and steered its ship to victory over Donald Trump, thereby electing the first woman Vice-President.    

2020 was the year a new cohort of more militant, confrontational, and grassroots radical Black feminists bucked the leadership of the original founding members, thus sparking a new global Black Lives Matter 2.0 movement.       

Finally, 2020 was the year that Black people lost 49,994 souls to the COVID-19 pandemic as of December 10. This is real and unforgettable pain that cannot be minimalized. But had Blacks not taken the coronavirus and prevention seriously, like some other communities, it could have been much worse. It you compare the mortality rate of Black deaths (19%) to whites (25%) for COVID-19, it's actually less than the disparity rate gap between Black and white deaths from heart disease, diabetes, homicide, HIV, suicide, and unintentional deaths. Moreover,  given the numbers of Blacks employed in front line jobs that worked during the pandemic, the numbers of Blacks with inadequate and no health care coverage, the high number of Blacks with co-morbidities, and the increased risk associated with Blacks standing in long lines on election day and participating in in the summer protests, New Black Nationalists believe the Black community did remarkably well under these circumstances. 

The hard truth is that structural racism "baked in" a certain level of disparity that would have made it close to impossible for Black mortality rates to be equivalent with Blacks' percentage of the population. We highly commend the Black communities' response in handling the things we could control. The challenge is remaining vigilant in 2021, and deciding how to address the issue of taking the vaccine.           

So, give it some thought. Before you "put 2020 in the rear view mirror," take heed of the warning: "Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear."  

It's exactly because we kicked ass and took names in 2020, that Trump,  the Republicans, White Nationalists, the police, and the national security state are going to step up their counter-attacks on Black communities and our allies. They will be in our rear view mirror.

On January 6, Trump and his little fascist legions are going to stage their final coup attempt to take back the White House when the House of Representatives and the Senate confirm the electoral college votes. No worries. This is just one more propaganda ploy that is active preparations for a future coup. Virtually every successful coup in history was proceeded by one that failed.  

Going forward to 2021, we wanted to advise you about one right-wing conspiracy theory that is gaining currency. The talk is that the ruling elites buried a story about Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and his brother James's involvement in a scandal involving taking Chinese bribes until after the election. FOX News and conservative media have been all over this story since Biden's President-Elect Committee announced Hunter Biden's taxes are under FBI investigation. Once Biden is sworn in, the mainstream media is going to turn on Biden and chase him out of office. Guess who will be president?  

There you are. Josh Hawley, Donald Trump, Tom Cotton, and Ted Cruz, all running for president in 2024, against an "illegitimate" Black-Indian woman from the Bay Area. It's a White Nationalist dream. Stay tuned.  

So rest up this weekend and enjoy your friends and family. You deserve it. On Monday, we're back in the cockpit, navigating the dangers and opportunities radiating from American Empire's spiraling decline and impending collapse.   

On behalf of the stateless maroons of the New Black Nationalist Movement, Happy New Year.     


New Black Nationalists Support the "Frontlines of BLM" Chapters Statement

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 12/05/20

This week, New Black Nationalists received a copy of the Black Lives Matter Global Network "Statement From the Frontlines of BLM." 

The statement noted that a declaration was recently issued, in which Patrice Cullors was appointed Executive Director to the Black Lives Matter Global Network "Foundation."

What's the difference between BLM Global Network and BLM Global Network "Foundation?" One difference is obviously the $12 million that is held and controlled by the "Foundation." Presumably, Ms. Cullors will now play a major role in directing the use of those funds. 

The "Frontlines" letter also stated that recently, two new Black Lives Matter formations have been created: a Black Lives Matter Political Action Committee, and BLM Grassroots. 

Whatever lobbying a new BLM-PAC engages in, it will require some level of paid staffing that Ms. Cullors will also greatly influence. As for BLM Grassroots, we can only refer back to our analysis called "BLM 2.0," issued in August, in which Ms. Cullors stated on June 17, 2020, that $6 million would be dispensed to "grassroots organizations." 

Your Frontlines letter noted that "The newly announced formation, BLM Grassroots, does not have the support of and was created without consultation with the vast majority of chapters." 

Thus, it appears the chapters signing the Frontlines letter don't anticipate receiving any of those funds. Indeed, your statement went on to say "To our knowledge, most chapters have received little to no financial support from BLMGN since the launch in 2013." 

The problems outlined in your letter mirror the past history of failures of BLM's co-founders, Patrice Cullors, April Tometi, and Alicia Garza. 

They failed to provide leadership for the organization's vaunted decentralized leadership model; they failed to commit resources to their chapter members; they failed to provide leadership training for local leaders; they failed to provide intellectual and analytical depth to the organization, and they failed to own their mistakes and shortcomings.

Instead they engaged in secretive backroom dealing, instead of practicing open and transparent political engagement with its members and supporters. Their lack of transparency and leadership is a massive tragedy.   

Worst of all, the manner in which they shamelessly traded on and tarnished the legacy of radical Black feminism, with their selfish and bottom feeding mentality is inexcusable. 

On behalf of the New Black Nationalist movement, we support the efforts of the signatories of the "Frontline Statement." Your demand for accountability marks an important moment in our movement's history. 

One of BLM's founding principles was inclusionary leadership, and centering those who had been marginalized and left out of leadership roles. Unfortunately, Cullors and company have strayed far from from those principles: so far that those principles are longer recognizable to them. 

We also commend the Frontline group for trying to work through these difficult issues and preserve the BLM movement you have been indispensable in building. You shouldn't concede the ground you have fought for. 

At the same time there may come a time when you may have to embark on a separate journey. Cullors and company are attempting to align themselves with powerful forces that have no interests in supporting a group that is "committed to collectively building an organization of BLM chapters that is democratic, accountable, and functions in a way that is aligned the ideological values and commitment to liberation." 

Should you stay true to your principles, as you are doing now, you will continue to make a profound contribution to our struggle for liberation in the cataclysmic upheavals that are gathering in the 2020's. 

New Black Nationalists look forward to being on the "frontlines" with you.               


Free Grandmaster Jay-"Not Fucking Around Coalition" Commander Arrested

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 12/03/20

John Fitzgerald Johnson, A.K.A. "Grandmaster Jay," the Supreme Commander of the "Not Fucking Around Coalition" Black militia, was arrested on Thursday, December 3, on federal charges. 

New Black Nationalists condemn the U.S. government's deliberate attempt to decapitate the "Not Fucking Around Coalition" by permanently removing its leader. Furthermore, Johnson's arrest is a direct attack on Black people, their right to armed self-defense, and to bear arms. 

These trumped up charges were brought against Johnson, who allegedly pointed his rifle at Louisville policemen and Secret Service agents on a rooftop overlooking Armory Place at night. The incident in Louisville was supposed to have occurred on September 4, 2020, after a rally supporting Justice for Breonna Taylor. Johnson is being held in Oldham County Jail in LaGrange, Kentucky with no bail.

The criminal complaint states that Johnson "forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with federally deputized task force officers" when he aimed a rifle at them. If convicted Johnson would face 20 years in federal prison.      

Details about the targeting of Johnson are sketchy. The Louisville Police said they were conducting watch over a crowd at Jefferson Square when they were notified of the presence of six to eight heavily armed people at Armory Place. Officers claimed when they looked down, they were "blinded by a light" which they determined was a flashlight mounted on a rifle Johnson pointed at them. 

Those same "blinded" officers looking down at night from the rooftop made positive identifications of Johnson. Really? They also said Johnson knew they were policemen when he pointed his rifle at them because two of the LMPD were wearing body armor with a semi-reflective placard clearly identifying them. Okay, they are actually testifying what Johnson saw. But hey, this is Louisville. We know their  dubious history with telling the truth.        

To buttress the LPMP's story, the FBI released a photo of a person pointing a rifle upwards. We assume that photo was enhanced or lightened as it appeared to be taken in the daytime. Newspaper reports tagged the grainy photo as Johnson.  

New Black Nationalists will continue to follow the developments surrounding this attempt to neutralize Grand Master Jay and intimidate the Not Fucking Around Coalition. 

Since the July 4, 2020 NFAC march on Stone Mountain, Georgia, we have expressed our support for the NFAC, as well as its pronouncements supporting the creation of a Black state. 

We have supported their promotion of armed self-defense for the Black community. And while we are not defenders of the U.S. Constitution, we have defended their right to bear arms. In our view, the NFAC is one of American Empire's worse nightmares--disciplined armed Black women and men with guns, and lots of them. 

It was inevitable that the FEDs were going to try to take the NFAC and the charismatic Johnson down. This Cointelpro 2.0 operation must not be allowed to stand. This is political hit on Grandmaster Jay, and it must be fought as a political battle. Now is the time for all Black organizations and individuals to demand that Johnson be released on bail. 

New Black Nationalists implore all self-identifying Black radicals, revolutionaries, progressives, and Black Nationalists to unify to stop the railroading of "Grandmaster Jay" Johnson. Now is the time to demand freedom for Grandmaster Jay Johnson.           

Trump's Fall Means Time to Step up the Struggle

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 11/07/20

In seventy-three days, Donald Trump will be dismissed from the White House. Exterminators will fumigate the COVID-19 laced din of proto-fascism, and presumably Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take control of the Resolute desk.

Assuming there will be a transfer of power, until Trump leaves Washington, D.C., all progressives, radicals, and revolutionary forces should remain on guard. Trump is unbalanced, vindictive, and impulsive. He is going to exact retribution against his perceived adversaries or  anyone FOX News commentators Tucker Carlson and Shaun Hannity tells him are "enemies of the state."     

For New Black Nationalists, the threat posed by the "Sun King of White Supremacy," a White Nationalist Republican Party, their legions of 70 million supporters, white supremist militias, and Bob Barr's Gestapo Justice Department will temporarily recede. But this pause will likely be short lived.  

Trump may be vanquished from the Oval Office, but he is still the architect and sustaining force animating the new White Nationalist movement. 

An unhinged Trump conjuring chaos from his palatial estate in Mara Lago will pose a different kind of threat than when partially constrained by the government he attempted to dismember. But Trump, and his crazy ass sons who are intoxicated with visions of becoming a political dynasty aren't going away, unless its to jail.  

Trump's defeat is not a time of celebration for New Black Nationalists: it's a respite. During this interregnum, we should be engaging in cool contemplation about the dangers and opportunities that lie ahead. Need we remind you that the return to "regular order" under "Lock um up" Joe and the Attorney General from Oakland, won't be a walk in the park either.     

Atrophy has depleted our ranks since the Black Power movement of the 60s, down to a few thousand activists, if that many. Moreover, Black Nationalists were caught flatfooted by the sudden rise of Trump and White Nationalism. 

Black Nationalists were not a key player in the first wave of the Black Lives Matter movement that surfaced in 2014. Quite the opposite, BLM's radical Black feminist organizing principles--with real justification--repudiated what they called the "narrow Black Nationalist" experience of the sixties.

By 2020, however, a new radical spirit convulsed Black communities after the assassination of George Floyd. The 20 million people who participated in Black-led protests were far more confrontational, uncompromising, and anti-government than the original Black Lives Matter movement. New Black Nationalists characterized this second wave which included an unprecedented Black global surge on every continent, "Black Lives Matter 2.0."

BLM 2.0 also gave rise to a second critical development: the emergence of a decidedly nationalist--leaning Black Militia Movement led by the "Not Fucking Around Coalition." 

That coalition also includes the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the Huey Newton Gun Club and other new party crashers. These Black militias were embraced by more traditional Black reformist and civil rights forces. That reality underscores the fact that the depth of the partisan and racial divide is generating new political configurations. 

With Trump and his enforcer, Attorney General Bob Barr heading for the exits, Black Nationalist forces have acquired sorely needed breathing room, expanded political space and more time to renovate our political profile and agenda. 

The perception and the reality, that Black Nationalist theory, and rhetoric is stuck in the exclusionist, male-dominated revolutionary romanticism of the 1960s, must be addressed with a sense of urgency, honesty, and humility. We are changing and adapting to millennial sensibilities, but not fast enough. 

The New Black Nationalist movement began to coalesce in 2018, to help rebuild the analytical and theoretical arsenal of Black Nationalists. Our goal is creating an independent Black nation-state. 

From the beginning, we have maintained that American Empire is spiraling into a period of decline that will culminate in an existential crisis and governmental collapse in the 2020's. 

The ascendency of Donald Trump to the presidency and his revanchist White Nationalist movement signifies how fast the crisis of American Empire is maturing. The United States is now a profoundly divided country that's been engaged in race-based cultural warfare prosecuted by Trump the last five years. 

That cultural warfare has now pushed the country to the brink of civil and racial conflict. Too many whites who aren't already consciously embracing White Nationalism are susceptible to racist demagoguery, as the 55% of white women who voted for Trump demonstrated.        

As New Black Nationalists move forward to develop alternative theoretical concepts to guide our liberation movement in the 2020's, we must also seriously study the Trump White Nationalist phenomenon. It foreshadows the playbook for instituting authoritarian rule and the security state's blueprint for suppressing Black people as a subversive element hostile to the continued rule of American Empire.  

We trust that Black Nationalists will take full advantage of this brief political reprieve to reposition our movement. If the 2020's have taught us anything in these first eleven months, it is that the speed and force of developments are accelerating. Impeachment, pandemics, global Black revolts, and political instability are emerging as the order of the day, not the exception.  

On behalf of the stateless maroons of the New Black Nationalist movement, we encourage the conscious element to step up and meet the moment.            

Black Nationalists Stand With #EndSARS Movement in Nigeria

by W. Bernell Brooks lll on 10/15/20

Update:  October 22, 
#ENDSARS Protesters Shut Nigeria Down:    

On Wednesday, Nigeria's #EndSARS protesters ramped up their offensive against the Buhari government and its hated Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) mercenaries. 

Protesters sacked and burned police stations and courthouses, and attempted to storm the Ikoyi Correctional Center to lead a mass jailbreak. Sound familiar?  It should. 

Like Minneapolis, Kenosha, Louisville, Rochester, and Portland, protesters focused their rage against the hard targets of state repression and murder. This is the new playbook in the era of Black Lives Matter 2.0, and Nigeria is on script. 

Indeed, #EndSars activists also paid a friendly visit to a TV station pumping out state-run news airing Buhari's rant urging protesters "to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating our nascent democracy." What? 

Are the Nigerian people misinformed about the thugocracy of SARS after thirty years? Are the Nigerian people confused about who slaughtered twelve unarmed peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Plaza?  "Truncating nascent democracy?" What the hell is that: a threat to go back to the good old days of "dictatorship and order?

It is the Nigerian government that is denying reality, as Buhari's national emergency speech refused to even acknowledge the killing in Lagos of his own citizens. It is Buhari and his corrupt government that are being used by Western imperial governments, big oil corporations, and the IMF, who are subverting the national destiny of the Nigerian people. 

Meanwhile, the Biafra Nations Youth League BYNL, issued a warning the against security operatives in the country, that any attempt to apply "Lekki style" attacks on protesters in the South-East and South-South regions will be met with strong resistance. 

According to the Daily Post, the BYNL said all necessary arrangements have been made should the ongoing crisis result in war. The warning was issued by BYNL national leader Princewill Chimezie Richard. Richard accused the Buhari regime of "planting hoodlums among peaceful protesters to escalate the crisis and declare a state of emergency.

On Thursday, gunfire rang out around Lagos. Other parts of the city were deserted. The 24-hour curfew imposed on the city is nothing more than a rolling state of emergency before another crackdown--it mirrors the state of the country. 

Nigeria is in a state of emergency. As New Black Nationalists have insisted this crisis began, nobody knows where this spiraling crisis is going to end. What we do know is that with each passing day, the governance crisis in Nigeria deepens. So does the determination of the #EndSARS movement to create a new future. Stay tuned, the struggle for Nigeria's future is just beginning.           


Update: October 20, 2020
#EndSARS Protesters Killed in Lagos, But You Can't Murder a Revolution

Today, New Black Nationalists in America's settler state, condemned the massacre of #EndSARS protestors in Lagos. The shootings occurred just hours after Lagos state Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu tweeted that the growing protests against police brutality had "degenerated in to a monster that threatening the well-being of our society. The attacks bore all the hallmarks of pre-meditated mass murders. 

At the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza on Tuesday, soldiers showed up around 6:45 in the evening, and barricaded an area where peaceful protesters were demonstrating. Once the soldiers opened fire, the protestors were trapped in the "kill zone," and ambulances could not breach the barriers to treat the wounded.   

Reports are surfacing that the police fired on demonstrators for more than an hour, and were collecting the dead and injured as the killing continued.  

The Lekki Toll Gate Plaza massacre was a planned deliberate attempt to drown Nigeria's two-week mass protests demanding an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in blood. But you can't murder a revolution. Calling out the army won't do it. Quite the opposite, it is going to inflame millions more against Nigeria's criminal regime.    

As New Black Nationalists have stated since the global protests began after George Floyd's assassination, we are now in the era of Black Lives Matter 2.0. Whether in Kenosha, Louisville, West Papua,  Brisbane, Sao Paulo or Lagos, Black people are not going to be intimidated by riot police, army tanks and curfews. Those days are over, as Nigeria corrupt government is discovering. 

Today also marks the first day of the Nigerian Army's first two-month national exercises called Operation Crocodile Smiling. The operations that usually take place in Nigeria's Delta region are expanding nationwide. 

Army spokesman Sagir Musa, denied the exercises have anything to do with smashing the spreading protests, despite the fact that the army issued a statement warning it was ready to support the civil authority to maintain "law and order" in dealing with "subversive elements and trouble makers." It's already started today in Lekki.   

Nigeria's Buhari-led government is in deep trouble. The Nigerian people gagged but swallowed the fuel price hikes; they endured rising food prices; they swallowed the tanking economy racked by COVID-19, but the damn broke with the wonton violence and corruption visited on its people. 

Nigeria may be headed to place where the country hasn't been, at least since the civil war in Biafra. Things are spinning out of control.

What is also absolutely stunning is the silence in European capitals and in Washington, D.C. The country with the second largest economy on the African continent after Egypt, is tottering on brink of disaster. 

Yet,  there are no urgent cables, press conferences and public diplomatic "statements of concern," emanating from from foreign embassies. Indeed, all the noise is being made by Nigerian diaspora protesters at the gates of embassies scattered across the world. In Maryland, on Tuesday night, #EndSARS protesters besieged Nigeria's American embassy.

Western imperialist enablers of Nigeria's government are caught between a rock and a very hard place. They can either back Buhari's murderous reign of blood and authoritarian crackdown to restore order, or side with the people, and risk isolating Buhari's faltering rule.  

The Nigerian people's unrelenting struggle, led by its millennial youth is earth shaking event for Nigerian, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Black diaspora. In the United States, Black communities everywhere must step up their support for the #EndSARS revolutionary movement.            

Statement on October 17, 2020 
On behalf of New Black Nationalists in America's settler state, we congratulate the youth, and all #EndSARS activists in Nigeria and throughout the diaspora in forcing President Buhari to direct the disbanding of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad. On October 12, Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu announced the dissolution of SARS.   

We are under no illusions that Adamu's announcement proclaiming the end of SARS 28-year reign of kidnappings, extra-judicial killings, rape, theft, torture, and extortion will magically end. It is a subterfuge to mask the reassignment and redeployment of these lawless elements to other units and special jurisdictions. 

They won't get away with it. They don't understand that this generation of Nigerian youth is unlike any other. They are committed, unafraid, inspired by the global Black Lives Matter movement, and End-SARS marches in the UK, Germany, Canada, the U.S., and other countries in the diaspora.  

The 30 million #EndSARS tweets registered over a 48-hour span before October 12, overwhelmed #BlackLivesMatter's global hashtag dominance. This is staggering accomplishment, whose long-term implications are yet to be imagined. 

In August, New Black Nationalists characterized the global Black consciousness upsurge since George Floyd's execution in May, as Black Lives Matter 2.0. Nigeria's #EndSARS movement bears all the hallmarks of BLM 2.0. It is millennial-based, determined, uncompromising, creative, digital, confrontational and expansive in its horizons.   

New Black Nationalists are animated by Nigeria's youth taking a bold stand that that the entire Nigerian police structure must be reformed. Governors in places like the River State are discovering they are no longer free agents, exempt from making serious changes. When River State Governor Nyesom Wike said anti-SARS protests would be banned, he immediately felt the people's wrath and reversed his statement. 

As we go to print, protests continue to spread to additional Nigerian states. In Ibadan, Nigerian army troops crossed over to join the marchers. That imagery paints a very disturbing picture for Nigeria's powers that be. The insurgency is spreading and sinking deeper roots. 

New Black Nationalist support the five demands signed by "A Nigerian Youth" calling for the immediate release of all persons arrested during the protesters, justice and compensation for all who have died at the hands of Nigeria's police, establishing an independent body to investigate and prosecute all law enforcement personnel engaged in police misconduct, and psychological evaluations for all officers before their transfer to other units.  

The #EndSARS movement actually marks the beginning of a counter-carceral movement that could metastasize across Africa. As Rosebell Kagumire, editor of pointed out, earlier this summer police in Nairobi, Accra, and Kampala violently dispersed protesters demonstrating against the draconian police measures in their own countries. 

Nigeria's revolutionary upsurge is an extremely important part of the new global Black consciousness movement that is raging from the liberation struggles of indigenous Blacks in West Papua's against Indonesian colonization to Brazil's growing Black identity movement. 

It's also one of the reasons New Black Nationalist are urging Black activists across the planet to join the conversation on creating a new Black Diaspora Movement. As the revolt across Nigeria signifies, we are moving into a new era of struggle, decolonization, liberation and revolution.           


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