AIMS, OBJECTIVES AND GENERAL GUIDELINES

Greetings Warrior Kings, Queens, Brothers. Sisters & Others,

We must have an undying love for Our People and we can not alienate Our People because they are Ours. Our discussions/debates must remain non-antagonist and should be principled, based in facts, and non-personalized. Assata Shakur Forum will not tolerate ANY acts of alienating of Our People, Our historical allies, and/or freedom fighters of different Faiths or Cultures. This includes, yet not limited to, attacks on:

Our Indigenous (Native American) Sisters and Brothers
Our Spanish speaking Sisters and Brothers
Our Sisters and Brothers for being Muslim, Christian, or any other belief system,
Our Sisters and Brothers for being "mixed," biracial, or albino

Also there is a zero tolerance policy for attacks on Our Sisters and Brothers in the Welcome Warriors thread. If a person decides to do this their post will be deleted along with their account. Our welcoming threads are strictly for welcoming and making Our People feel wanted, welcomed, and comfortable. Attacking a member as they are making their 1st post is just plain stupid and Will Be Crushed Without Further Warning!!..

Immediate beheading will occur when posters SPAM, post PORN, or TROLL the forums. Warnings, suspensions and beheadings/banning are given according to severity of infraction by staff, and will be issued for Harassment or abuse by members on the forum or via PM; Thread disruption and general silliness; and Failure to comply with staff warnings issued on case by case basis. If family members note an issue occurring which is contrary to any of the above, feel free to contact the forum moderator and/or an administrator via pm. Questions/comments regarding the suspension/banning of a family member are to be directed to that member and not the staff. Rules/Guidelines may be amended as necessary, please re-read them regularly.

As Freedom Fighters we support all People’s struggles against any and all forms of oppression, exploitation, neo-colonialism, imperialism, genocide and occupation. With this being said:

We support the resistance in Palestine!
We support the resistance in Iraq!
We support Cuba lead by Fidel!
We support Venezuela led by Hugo!
We support Zimbabwe lead by Mugabe!
We support our Chicano Warriors!
We support our Indigenous (Natives American) Warriors!
We support the Millions More Movement and any mass movement involving our People.
And most of all
We Support AfriKa And Our People's At Home And A broad Undeniable Struggle To Be Free, PERIOD!

We will promote and advance for all, understanding of our Political struggle, Cultural reorientation and Spiritual Renaissance.

Assata Shakur Forums is and will maintain a pro-PanAfriKan and Pro-Afrikan Centered position. Opposing views are welcome, but will not be allowed to undermine the value of these Ideologies, Afrikan Centered Spiritual Systems and Aims. This position holds true in topics including religion/spirituality, history, education, culture and in all other areas of human activity.

We uphold and honor the spirit of all of our warrior mothers and fathers who were writers, photographers, and publishers, who alerted and incited this country and the world to the evils being perpetrated against our ancestors, and now include independent media revolutionaries via radio, tv, film, music, internet, and beyond who are still very necessary to reporting our ongoing hellacaust and thus we will forever remain dedicated to the Free Flow of Information!

It is our hope that you reading this now can agree with this missive, but if for any reason you can't we understand and offer a big asante sana for all that you have done, at speeding up the day of our total liberation from all forms of oppression, and our re-connecting to our Traditional Belief Systems, so that we will indeed be free! We will leave you with these quotes....

“Many of our people's mind have been white washed. If a Negro comes up to you and you turn your back on him, he's got to run to the honky. We're going to take time and patience with our people because they're OURS!...they're OURS!”

Undying love for our people, If we do not do that, we will be wiped out. We must develop and undying love for our people. Our slogan will become, "First our people, then, and only then me and you as individuals." Our people first..

Following from that came secondly the slogan, "Every Negro is a potential black man; we will not alienate them! "We will not alienate them! ...We will not alienate them!"

"We must be willing to give our talents, our sweat, our blood, even our life for our people. Nothing else! Not this country, OUR people! OUR people! [applause] We must develop the concept that every Negro is a potential black man. You do not alienate your potential allies. Let's bring our people home! Let's bring our people home! We must understand the concept that for us, the question of community is not geography, it is the question of US: black people, wherever we are. So we have to consciously become a part of the 900 million black people that are separated over this world. We were separated by [tape skip][the white man?]... We are blood of the same blood and flesh of the same flesh. We do not know who is our sister, who is our brother, or where we came from. They took us from Africa and the put thousands of miles of water between us. But they forgot: blood is thicker than water. We coming together! "

--Excerpts: Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), 1968 at Free Huey Rally

-yours in struggle
The Talking Drum Collective