Chokwe Lumumba, Van Jones, Rev. Jeremiah Wright – Race Radicals, Marxist Militants
July 6, 2013
By Trevor Loudon
What do Jackson Mississippi’s radical new Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, former Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones, and former Barack Obama pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright have in common?
All of them are veterans of the Communist instigated Black Radical Congress.
The US. black Left is small, ultra-militant and both fractious and incestuous.
n March of 1997, some 70 activists from more than twenty cities across the country came together in Chicago to begin planning for a Black Radical Congress. Participants came as individuals, but represented connections to groups ranging from New Afrikan People’s Organization, Black Workers for Justice, The Labor Party, The Communist Party USA, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, African American Agenda 2000, the Chicago Ida B. Wells Forum, Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party splinter Committees of Correspondence.
This group agreed to host a Black Radical Congress and constituted itself as the continuations committee…Three subsequent national meetings of the continuations committee were held in Washington, D. C., in May of 1997, in Atlanta in September, 1997, and in New York City in January of 1998. A “Call for the Congress” was drafted and issued with the names of over 100 conveners.
The BRC organizers issued a call to support their project;
Sisters and Brothers, we stand at the edge of a new century. The moment for a new militancy and a new commitment to the liberation of all Black people, at home and abroad, has arrived. Let us build a national campaign toward the Black Radical Congress, setting in motion a renewed struggle to reclaim our historic role as the real voice of democracy in this country. Spread the word: Without struggle, there is no progress! Now’s the time!
The New Afrikan People’s Organization was connected to Chokwe Lumumba’ Republic of New Afrika. He was also a leader and founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, so it was no surprise to see comrade Lumumba on the speaking roster – in a workshop called “Organizing the South”.
Van Jones was of course also there. At the time a leader of a Maoist sect called STORM in San Francisco, Jones participated in a workshop entitled “Sustaining Community Groups and Institutions.”
Another participant was Illinois activist Judy Hatcher, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa, alongside two Marxist Barack Obama mentors , Timuel Black and Alice Palmer.
Both veteran Chicago activists, Black was a member of both Democratic Socialists of America and Committees of Correspondence, while Palmer was an official of the Communist Party controlled U.S. Peace Council and the bona fide Soviet front International Organization of Journalists.
Rev. Wright was there as well. revealing his Marxist take on Christianity for all to see.
Jeremiah wright’s workshop was ” Faith as a Weapon: Spirituality and the Role of the Church In The Radical Movement|.
What are the lessons we can learn from Nat Turner, Absalom Jones, Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Black ministers as leaders in the struggle? What is the history of spiritual motivation in the radical/liberation movement?
Panelists included Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West, of Democratic Socialists of America, and Kevin Tyson , a former Communist Party member and parishioner of Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ.
Cornel West would go on to to become a member of Obama’s 2008 Black Advisory Council, while Dyson would later become a strong public defended of the Obama/Wright relationship.
Like Barack Obama, Chokwe Lumumba came out of the Black Marxist movement.
Like that of Obama, Lumumba’s rise to power is no accident.
It’s another milestone on the way to a socialist America.
Chokwe Lumumba was born August 2, 1947 in westside of Detroit, Michigan as Edwin Finley Taliaferro which he refers to as his ‘slave name’. Lumumba was the second child of eight born to the couple, Lucien and Priscilla Taliaferro. He was prominent in the reparations and other self-determination movements of persons of African descent and was elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi on June 4, 2013.
Former New Afrika Republic Minister of Justice, and current Ward 2 City Councilman, Edwin Taliaferro Chokwe Lumumba did what he does best during the Occupy Jackson appeal hearing today: He showed his butt.
As reported by Kingfish, Councilman Quentin Whitwell moved that Occupy Jackson be allowed to protest in accordance with the original permit issued by the permit department. Whitwell stated that requiring the protesters to follow the original permit was consistent with good “law and order.” That evidently set off General Taliaferro Lumumba as he compared Whitwell to former racist Mississippi Gov. Theodore Bilbo. Kingfish has the video here.
It’s no great shock to the DJT that Taliaferro Lumumba showed his butt tonight. After all, he’s made a life of acting like a clown. In fact, we could probably devote an entire blog to TaliaferroLumumba acting like a fool. It’s also no great surprise that Taliaferro Lumumba would sympathize with the occupiers, as his own seditious proclivities support a complete occupation of the entire southeastern United States.
What we do find shocking is that gutless SoJack Councilman Tony Yarber, who was chairing the meeting, did not smack Taliaferro Lumumba down when he made the remark. In most Legislative bodies, comparing a colleague to the likes of Bilbo would result in a rebuke from the chair. But Tony Yarber is apparently too much of a coward to stand up to TaliaferroLumumba. Rather than rule Taliaferro Lumumba out of order, he shouted down Whitwell when he tried to object to the remarks. Disgraceful.
The exchange between the two councilman is in the video posted below. Councilman Tony Yarber presided over the meeting and talked over Mr. Whitwell’s objections, ordering him to be quiet. Just watch. The Bilbo reference is at 4:48.
**Councilman Whitwell is sitting on far left in video. Chokwe Lumumba is sitting to his left.**
Pay Attention America! News you may have missed: Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi
Excerpt from above Link:
Lumumba is a lifelong leader in the Black liberation movement. He is associated with the view that there is an oppressed Black Nation in the Black Belt South that has a right to self-determination. He is a co-founder and leader of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which describes itself as “an organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend the human rights of our people and promote self-determination in our community.”
Lumumba is a lawyer who has defended many Black revolutionary political prisoners over the years, including Assata Shakur during her 1977 trial. He also served as a lawyer for radical hip hop artist Tupac Shakur during some of his prominent legal cases in the 1990s, and has fought and won many campaigns against police brutality.
Lumumba was an organizer of and speaker at the February 1980 New York City march for the rights of African Americans. Five thousand people walked from Harlem to the United Nations Building to demand an international forum on the plight of minority populations in the US.
He was lead defense counsel in the “Brinks Case”, a major legal confrontation between the Justice Department and a group of revolutionaries who had been charged with the October 1981 robbery of $1.6 million from an armored car and the killing of two police officers and a guard in Rockland County, New York. On November 10, 1981, New York Judge Irving Ben Cooper barred Lumumba from representing Fulani Sunni Ali (Cynthia Boston) on charges arising from the Brink’s incident, citing his political ideology, his values as a lawyer, and his behavior on the witness stand. Of this ruling Stephen Shapiro, then chief counsel for the New York Civil Liberties Union said, “The opinion incredibly ignores two sacred rights in this country: the right to free speech and association, and the right of a criminal defendant to choose her own lawyer”. Lumumba ultimately won the right to represent Fulani Sunni Ali and her husband, Bilal Sunni Ali. The charges against Fulani were ultimately dismissed when witnesses established her whereabouts in New Orleans at the time of the Brink’s incident in New York.
On September 3, 1983, the Brinks Case ended in a stunning defeat for the US Government. Six of the eight defendants were acquitted of all major charges, and no defendant was convicted in the actual robbery. As a result of his comments to the press, Lumumba was held in contempt by the District Judge.
In 1985 Lumumba worked with a legal team that successfully uncovered evidence demonstrating how the FBI targeted and framed activist Geronimo Pratt. That work ultimately helped win Pratt’s release ten years later. In similar cases he defended Asata Shakur, Mutulu Shakur, and Mutulu’s son, the popular music performer Tupac Shakur. In 1991 he represented activists in Los Angeles protesting the videotaped police beating of a young Black man named Rodney King. Lumumba notes with pride that most of his political clients have gone on to become effective activists; Geronimo Pratt, for example, now works as a community development advocate in Louisiana and Africa.