Friday, 24 May 2013
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013
edl in woolwich
The woolwich attacks today are a disaster for all our communities, especially the Muslim community, esp Black and Brown communities, and especially for any viable united movement in this country against the imperialist policies of this government. The far-right white nationalist of the english defence league and other similar far-right formations were bound to use this incident to stoke up more divisions and violence in the interests of the british state, and this is what is going on now. There already reports of three mosques being attacked, and probably there are increased racist attacks and fights between Muslims and whites. It is very important that we all look out for each other against these attacks and any other dodgy moves by the media, police and intel services. - Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
English Defence League supporters have thrown missiles at police in Woolwich after a machete attack that left one man dead.
A group of between 75 and 100 men gathered at The Queen's Arms pub on Burrage Grove, where they sang nationalistic songs.
Sky News correspondent Alistair Bunkall, who is at the scene, said: "As soon as the EDL got into the town centre ... it became not only a lot harder for the police to try and contain anything, but also the aggression (increased) quite considerably.
"A few missiles have been thrown, glass bottles and the like. The police are trying to surround them and they've been charging them as well with batons."
It came after two men were arrested following separate attacks on mosques hours after the suspected terrorist incident in Woolwich.
A 43-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of attempted arson after reportedly walking into a mosque with a knife in Braintree, Essex.
Local MP Brooks Newmark said on this Twitter account: "Local mosque in Braintree attacked by man with knives and incendiary device. Man arrested. No one injured.
"Just met with leaders of local mosque in Braintree which was attacked this evening. Thanked local police for their swift response."
Essex Police confirmed a 43-year-old from Braintree had been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and attempted arson after the incident in Silks Way at 7.15pm.
Meanwhile police in Kent were called to reports of criminal damage at a mosque in Canterbury Street, Gillingham, at 8.40pm.
A spokesman said a man was in custody on suspicion of racially-aggravated criminal damage.
I pray to WaheGuru/Allah/God those who carried out the attack in woolwich are not East African/Somali, its bad enough this has happened to our communities, its bad enough that they are non-white, its bad enough that which the brits are directing in Libya, Iraq, Syria etc is coming onto our streets, let alone that our East African family have to face even more pressure, harassment, oppression etc than they are. We need to close ranks with all our communities. Keep in mind also, woolwich/SE london is probably the area in london with the highest rates of racial tension. This is so disastrous.
brit/usa/france inspired bonkers-brigade bring to london what they being doing to Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Mali, Iraq and anywhere else they put their disgusting hands on. Now do people understand why our side - Putin, Gaddafi, Assad etc - fight these maniacs? And using Islam and imperialist foreign policy to conduct this depravity is pathetic, another indication to the utter moral bankruptcy of theirs taght to them by their imperialist masters.
- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
cameron and sarkozy openly promoted crazed death squads in Libya abusing religion (Islam) for their depraved ends, now france, britain and usa are doing the same in Iraq and Syria and beyond
Reports thus far *seem* to indicate that this was an attack on a serving british soldier, and IF the attackers considered themselves Muslim then we have some serious problems as it is 'western' govts that have been directly bringing to life this nutty and bonkers profoundly sectarian and death squad movement first in Afghanistan in the 1980s with major Saudi money and Pak ISI facilitation (the brits were DEEP in this game), then played a double game of promoting them and AT THE SAME TIME giving them further credit by making out they are enemy number one, they spread this cancer across Asia and Africa including Chechnya, Bosnia, and most recently in Iraq, and now in Libya, and Syria (and also giving them life through the Arab sting in Tunisia, Egypt).
The brits OPENLY allied with such mad people in Libya and Syria. The brit intel services basically use 'AlQaeda' as their entrapment tactic, attract young foolish minds to AlQ, then use them to achieve their white supremacist aims of besmirching a whole religion and peoples across the world who are Black and Brown and making people hate Islam in so doing.
Realise these games, support our peoples who are anti-imperialist AND fighting imperialism 'AlQaeda' death squads liker Assad in Syria and Gaddafi before in Libya, as well as the Russians who wiped them up good and proper for the most in Chechnya. If you dont wanna support, then dont complain about things like Woolwich.
Various online reports have confirmed what is being reported as a "major incident" in Woolwich in South East London, as people drop feed information about what the Metropolitan Police has so far described as an "assault".
Eyewitnesses have reported a beheading with a 'machete' or 'meat cleaver' and claimed that police armed units responded to a scene in John Wilson Street, Woolwich.
The shots are said to have been fired close to the Royal Artillery Barracks in London after an alleged sword attack, The Sun reports.
While the incident has yet to be confirmed, local residents and social media users report that two black men ran over a white man in a car, before "hopping out" and attempting to decapitate him. It is not yet known if the attempt was successful, though reports suggest that the two men were shot by armed police arriving at the scene.
The Boyadee Twitter account has what claims to be an eyewitness report of the incident, though its veracity is yet to be confirmed.
One man working in nearby Woolwich New Road told the News Shopper website: "All I heard was a couple of people had been shot. "It was about an hour or so ago. I heard they were trying to behead someone and were shot by police."
Police were called to the scene in South east London, at around 2.20pm today and the immediate area was shut down.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers have responded to an incident in John Wilson Street at 2.20pm today.
Reports also suggest that the victim was a serving soldier.
UPDATE: An eyewitness told LBC Radio that, "five feet away there was a blue Vauxhall if I'm not mistaken" that has "crashed into a signpost".
There were, he said, "two guys with what we know know is the victim, who was on the floor. We thought they were helping him."
He then said his partner let out an "almighty scream" and saw "big knives like that from a butchers". He stated there was "no samurai sword" but the attackers were "hacking at the poor guy [on the floor]" with a "meat cleaver".
One of the men is then reported to have pulled a gun from the car and told witnesses to get back in their cars. The eyewitness then told LBC Radio that the men were "chopping this guy to pieces, literally hacking at something like it was a piece of meat. These guys were animals. They then dragged the poor guy, he was obviously dead.... dragged him from the pavement an dumped his body in the middle of the road".
The men are then reported to have stood at the side of the road, waving a gun and knives about. Armed response units apparently took 20 minutes to arrive on the scene, and police "at the end of the road" did not respod to the event, according to the eyewitness, because they were not armed and able to deal with the incident. The eyewitness said there were "brave women" with the man on the floor who were trying to shield the body. "There were people filming it on their phones". One of the attackers then approached a bus and told people to take photos of him, after the incident.
"There were six shots fired and both men went down... I'd say they were in their mid-20s".
Note: the eyewitness information was transcribed live from LBC Radio. We apologise in advance for any errors.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
May 13, 2013
Africans all over the world mourn the death of Al Hajj Malcolm Al Shabazz, grandson of the great African revolutionary, Al Hajj Malik Al Shabazz (Malcolm X).
ARM is in no doubt that this young African freedom fighter, who was using his legacy to inspire a whole new generation, was targeted for assassination.
Anyone familiar with the aims and objectives of COINTELPRO can immediately read the signs. He wasunder constant surveillance as a result of his activism at home and abroad and the circumstances surrounding his death reeks of a set up. The Empire is in deep crisis and knows that the final blow will come from the mounting internal resistance to its reign of terror. Young Malcolm’s assassination comes at a time when the Empire’s state terrorist apparatus is intensifying its harassment of militant African organizations and leaders, and has recently placed Assata Shakur at the top of its most wanted terrorist list.
We send our deepest sympathy to the Shabazz family. As revolutionaries we know only too well the toll that our struggle takes on our families and the sacrifices they must make. The Shabazz family has made the ultimate sacrifice too many times, and it is with deep appreciation and respect that people all over the world are praying for and with them at this time.
The corporate media’s shameless attempts to discredit this young warrior, has fallen largely on deaf ears, since it is clear to all that these agencies of mass deception are simply in the service of Empire.
There is hardly an African family in the Diaspora whose young sons have not had issues with ‘the law’. As many African scholars have noted, it is in fact ‘the law’that has issues with our youth who are targeted globally. Truth be told, no youth on this earth has suffered more than African youth. No amount of slandering or character assassination by a discredited corporate media can detract from the stature of this young son of Africa who is mourned worldwide.
May Allah welcome him as a martyr, who died like his grandfather, in the service of his people.
In unity and struggle,
Yahaya Ezemoo Ndu
ARM (African Revolutionary Movement)
Gerald A. Perreira
ARM (African Revolutionary Movement)