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the bullshit
in our lives

(N) Nudity, and (X) Who Knows?


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COME, ENVISION...

and In

the so-called

movement that holds us

aint got enough problems


as it is?

back from building a

genuine movement based


Welcome to the First
Official issue of Anarchist Panther, the

on the enjoyment of life,


Well, for me, I describe

diversity, practical selfdetermination and multi-

myself as a panther who


has come to identifiy
with the creative, outlaw

zine that introduces anar

faceted resistance to the

chism and the cuttingedge of current post


modernist revolutionary

Babylonian Pigocracy. This Pigocracy is in our "heads," our relationships


as well as in the institu

brand of revolutionary-

anarchist thinking and

thinking and activity to


the Black community of
communities in its defi

activity that takes ALL


POWER TO THE

tions that have a vested interest in our eternal


domination.

PEOPLE! seriously (the attempt of the


Revolutionar-

ant struggle for survival


and liberation. This will

provoke a lot of ques


tions, like:

y People's
Constitution al Convention

Being a pan
ther was the

greatest expe
rience for me

What the fuck is an

of the Black

Anarchist Panther?, and

Panther Party
in

(outside of

honoring both

Why, out of all the phi losophies and ideologies,


does someone wish to in

Phillyl970?).
Panther anarchism is

my Family and my Peeps). What endures


with me from those days

ready, willing and able to challenge old nationalist


and revolutionary no
tions that have been ac

troduce "chaos,' lawless

are a profound love for

ness & disorder, or just another european tiling


into the MIX now? Like
the so-called movement

the people, an unquench


able thirst for learning

cepted as "commonsense." It also challenges

and experimentation, and


ACTION - creative, criti-

October 1999 Edition 1 #

Volume 1

cal, concrete, conceptual


A

tion/new afrikan/religious
communities that mainly
come together on Satur

nnd courageous ACTION, 'lliis is the legacy that I


value. This is within the
toolbox that I find indis

o
o

<0

0
O h

day or Sunday / squatter


communities / outlaw

pensable for compre

communities / kemetic
communities / ibo-

hending and dealing


with these crazy post
modern times in the
MATRIX.

ghannian-sierra leonean-

etliiopian-rasta neighbor
hoods / nomadic poetartist tribes / and then

A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE;
and Franz Fanori said if
we smack that mutha

ALL POWER'IX) THE


PEOPLE!

those of us who just be


plain ignant and harm

across the face, drive

that pig outta your terri

ALL POWER THRU THE


PEOPLE!

less and crazy when we

tory at the point of a gun


IS LIBERATING FOR
THE SOUL.

have to be and fun-loving


and like to journey
through and between
communities and some

WHAT IF ? Envision it ...


HOW ?

times just create new mixed one ... WHAT IF ?


... and HOW?

."No one person, concept


or idea is beyond

Ella Baker said we can 'SSFJ&.


do it if we can trust our

QUESTIONING when it
comes to the total libera

C0ME,EfMSI0N...
Envision a world, of
worlds within our world

selves and get away from leadership-led revolution;

tion of our people and de stroying through


INSURRECTION ...

htvesi Balagoon said we


where there's principled
co-existence WITHIN the

can do it if we willing to
create a chaos that will

The BABYLONIAN EMPIRE.

shut this mutha down;


wonderful diversity of

the Black Community.

Audre Lorde said we


can do it if we LEARN TO Liberation from this

Gk*

harlems / Spanish har-

LOVE AND RESPECT OUR BEAUTIFUL

nightmare, though, can


not end in being shackled
to cut-throat politicians
and celebrities out to en rich themselves on fame

lems / watts / hip-hop


communities / villages off
the Carolina coast / col

DIVERSITY' and reject

the tools of our oppres


sors; Harriet Tubman

lege communities / gaylesbian-transgender com


munities / zulu na

said aint a better way to


live THAN AT-WAR FOR

and fortune at grassroots


expense.

ber 1999 * Edition 1 # Volume 1

'"I'M SORRY, HE'S NOT HOME

DESTROY COMMUNITYIMPERIALISM,
TAKE CONTROL,

HOW, HEIS-OUX FIGHTING FOR

0PPRE3SE0 PEOPLES^

What moti
vates me

BIT BYBIT t
expense.

more than

ing Earth-loving peoples


with a loving Earth.

anything else
about anar

Radical anarchism, femi

nism & post-modernism


are about ...

Through the
Imagination, All is possible.
We do not

chism and its


relevance to

CUTTING THROUGH
THE

Revolution

Is that It

BULLSHIT. want to lead or be led. We


want to be

has offered me some power

ful Insights Into why we have


not been able to recover from

our defeat (the '60s


free.

Revolution) and advance for


ward to the kind of unities, ALL POWER

organizations and activities

ALL POWER

*Vj.*4

TO THE that make for Invincible revo PEOPLE!

TO THE PEOPLE!

lutionary movements- Today


I am most concerned with our visions of a new world and

ALL POWER THRU THE PEOPLE!!

ATT. POWER THRU THE


PEOPLE!

C9(u0 p6 \<3
structing
t hose
s i o n s .

who's constructing those vi


They draw on the best of
the '60's movements and

sions. Today I am most con

$ottow line is,

cerned with how we

spirit, and offer challeng ing thinking about 21st


Century Insurrection for

rflLL tOWER, fO

"organize" ourselves.. Top-

down organizations are lead

^^ $ EO$LE

ership organization are rela


tionships based on some being the brains and most

creating the Impossible:

Toesm Just ths>t...


^ILL power ...to-

Like Huey Newton's com munity of communities,


beyond nationalism and fully self-determining, em

being brainless and therefore


IN NEED OF those with the

the $fiBB- Not


to the cele&rtttes,
the ^ofoaD^s
ODes or the

brains.. I reject that. I love

myself and I love People


and therefore we all got

bracing our diversity of


beliefs, lifestyles and non-

brains and together are

smarter than any small

exploitative economic ar rangements, and reunit

group of muthafuckas

Speakers.
Edition 1 #

claiming to be my/our

Volume 1

leaders. Today I am most


concerned with how greatly
times have changed to the

TOP-DOWN model. Ella

Revolution
In

Baker, Kwesl Balagoon,


Martin Sostre, the Ibo

Babylonian

point of rendering most of


our Ideas of revolution obso

Women's War of the 1920s,

history
since the

countless Indigenous peoples

lete, even our notions of na

forms of participatory de
mocracy, and others, both

IWW of the 1920s. Anarchism

tionalism and family and


sexuality and community, etc

Is merely about applying its lessons for the 21stCentury


times AND WINNING-.

past and present demonstrate

Postmodernist thinking Is
rocking these notions to such
an extent that when one

that there are, IN FACT, alter


natives to TOP-DOWN disre

spect for the People

TOTAL UBERATION.

looks at the movie MATRIX


one realizes that it reflects

leadership, that COLLECTIVE


or what Ella called

All P0W6R n m
Tk6 P60PLB.

more about "reality" today than any nationalist, marxJst

"Community-led leadership Is

possible. Tired of sharpton,

or militant religious speech,


newspaper and book analy

khallld and our well-meaning


black natlonsllsts and marx-

sis. Therefore, we need to jar


ourselves and re-think alot that we have taken for
"common-sense." Anarchism

ists who just cant seem to

fathom that the same way we


know how to run our homes
WE CAN POSSIBLY RUN A REVOLUTION & OUR OWN

1tcAains? Woman, 9fust don'/ fiAe


it. you can neuer Anow Aow Aardit is

gives me ways to look at

QViLOMBO for
the c^dvonccmcnt of

black organizations critically


for such symptoms as inter nalized oppressions.. Such
behaviors as cause belittle-

COMMUNITIES. ANd lastly, I want to be among those who


seriously want to break down

for me lo pretendtAal lAey don'/


SotAer me. 9Ae visits; in court; people
tAal 9 foue; people wAose fooe means

c-ZJrmnsnie postmodern
Revolutionary

the barriers to all of our peo


ple, who seriously want to
bring forth those WE HAVE
MADE "OTHER,"

euerylAiny lo me, seeiny me fiAe lAat!


006. you and 9 coufdlaAe lAe slaae
a.AlAe wAofe worldassembled'around

ment, pain, silence, exploita tion among our own people

c^nnrcbist Struggle
e/o c?Z\shonti CJmowali
Colston

under the guise of leadership and followership, politicallycorrect family and personal

u:. 9 ccufdpare you lo lAe sAin, ancf then you coufd do lAe same for me. "JAe ritual riyAl lAere. 9 wouldSe completely relaxed'. 9 couldperform self-criticism on lAe same siage, reveal my deepestfaults Sefore lAe entire worldwilAoul anxiety. 93uI lAe cAains...surface tAinys from lAe pit! UAinys tAal 9must Aeep Aidden, tAinys tAal woulddestroy me if lAeu

3j^s5iuyS5|l2p3! >
Women

relationship, and business re


lationships- This is cultural
shit, shit we've been raised on

Gay & Lesbian


Youth

-mml:

the Illiterate

the revolutionary and the mad person, alcholic, the poet, the prophet,
the homeless, etc

nnnrcbistpnntber@botmnil.com

and have accepted as natural or normal (not having been

exposed to any other alterna


tives). Today I want to work

Dedicated to Panthers Kwesi

roAe loose. Jfere 9 aisAyou coufd


do afew" wilA me so lAatyou would
at feast Aaue an idea of wAal it Aas

Balagoon, Breeze Barrow,

with those who I respect and


who respect me, with those

The Black Panther Party is a


FRESH MEMORY It was the

Frankie Ziths,
SL4M/FIST/MXGM & ALL Political Prisoners

been fiAe, 24 Aours a day, in sAifts, lAe foufest oflAouyAts from lAe fanyuaye of racist"jlmeriAa.

who want to work collectively and not the disrespectful

most DYNAMIC organized ex pression of the desire for

(Anarchists included)

Edition 1 # Volume 1

Question One:

We had the nerve to challenge &take over the "leadership" of the

ership," in the '60's. We believed very deeply in ourselves. You know the Jesse's, farrakhans, rev. al's are the NEW, old conservative "leadership call your ELDERS, former panthers, malcolmists, whatever? In the inter
ests of building a TRUE REVOLUTION, what do you NEED to do to
"move on over" us ideological elders???

movement from the old, civil rights and reformist black nationalist "lead

FRUSTRATING the building of a true revolution. But what about us you

Question Two:

They asked me to write down the questions


I would ask of entering students. I gave them
three questions: HAVE YOU HAD A GOOD ORGASM?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN REALLY HURT,


PHYSICALLY OR EMOTIONALLY?

ARE YOU WILLING TO CARRYING A GUN FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE?

You aren't really ready to learn without these


things.

FELIPE LUCIANO, a leader of the YOUNG LORDS,

in his application to a new experimental college.

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