(a call for mutual aid & solidarity)
by Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington
“Whether insect, plant or animal, we are all pests to the state… Creativity, Rage, Desire, and Resilience can ferment from within the worst conditions… Till the Texas skyline burns dim from the last prison’s dwindling ashes; till the last factory farm is taken over by invasive and wild beauty; till the last border crumbles under its own absurd existence; till the last ant marches on… there will be actions of resistance.”1
an excerpt from a zine; Crazy Rasberry Ants as a model for Revolutionary struggle
Revolutionary Greetings Comrades, fellow workers, and free-world allies in struggle! It is I Comrade Malik reporting in from the Texas Slave Kamp and Gulag known as Eastham-Ad-seg unit.
Many people would think that in this oppressive environment there would be an abundance of Revolutionary Minded Prisoners willing to challenge The System? Well I am sad to report that the ‘pickins are real slim round these parts’.
“The freedom of individuals is by no means an individual matter…It is a collective matter, a collective product. No individual can be free outside of human society of without its co-operation…”2
“Everything human in man is the product of a collective, social labor…To be free in absolute isolation is an absurdity invented by theologians and metaphysicians who have replaced the society of humans by that of God, their phantom. They say that each person feels free in the presence of God, that is, in the presence of absolute emptiness,–nothingness. Freedom in isolation, then is the Freedom of Nothingness, or indeed the nothingness of freedom: Slavery.”3
Now I want you to write a letter to a prisoner at Pelican Bay Segregated Housing Unit, or Florence ADX in Colorado and ask them do they feel free!!?
Red Neck Revolt
Black Women’s Defense League (Dallas TX)
The Revolutionary Communist Group (Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism) (UK)
The Freedom Socialist Party
The Nationwide EarthFirst! Network
The Black Riders Liberation Party
The New Abolitionist Movement
TORCH Antifa Network
Black & Pink
The Final Straw Radio Show
And many, many more!
Comrades, the dreams and aspirations of Kinetik Justice and Melvin Ray of the Free Alabama Movement are still alive!! Sean Swain and Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan are still in the fight! Heshima Denham of Amend the 13th and I have formed an unbreakable bond of New Afrikan Solidarity. And after 45 years of incarceration, our respected elder and Comrade Jalil Muntaqim is leading the International Fight for human rights!!
I have spoken enough. I will end Part I of this series by quoting my comrade David Gilbert:
“A System of white supremacy that was historically constructed can be historically deconstructed. A key factor for whites is the tangibility of a revolutionary alternative as opposed to the more immediate relative privileges that imperialism has to offer”4
My name is Comrade Malik and I have a vision of class solidarity which transcends Race, Creed, and Gender!! Dare to struggle, Dare to win
All Power to the People!
Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can write him directly at:
Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington
2665 Prison Rd. #1
Lovelady, Texas 75851
1 Crazy Rasberry Ants: As a Model for Revolutionary Struggle – a zine by Ruin Doppëlganger, Esq Inspired by Jayson Tx
2 Bakunin Vs. The Primitivists – a zine by Brian Oliver Sheppard
4 Looking at the White Working Class (Historically) a zine by David Gilbert (Published by Redneckrevolt.org)