jamil abdullah al amin

anonymous asked:

do you know any pdfs for malcolm books or any others? btw have you heard of "lies my teacher told me?" i think its right up your alley

Unfortunately, the Tumblr Readabookson was deleted. They had hundreds of books in PDF form. What I’ve told people is to start going to libraries because many books can be easily gotten there. If your local library doesn’t have a certain book, it can be ordered from another library to yours for a pick up. Some of the books on here you should be able to find for cheap on Ebay. I have heard of that one, and I will be reading it. Right now I have a long list I have to read first, but thanks for the recommendation.

I’ve also set up my own resource center where you can find all sorts of excerpts from dozens of speeches, interviews, videos, and books here (with sources) depending on who you want to read (this is updated almost every day):

Malcolm X: There’s a Worldwide Revolution Going On

http://freedombyanymeans.tumblr.com/

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere

http://silence-is-betrayal.tumblr.com/

Fred Hampton: Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win

http://chairman-fred.tumblr.com/

Robert F. Williams: We Must Protect Ourselves, We Must Defend Ourselves

http://negroeswithguns.tumblr.com/

Assata Shakur: She Who Struggles

http://to-my-people.tumblr.com/

Amílcar Cabral: The Weapon Theory

http://return-to-the-source.tumblr.com/

Medgar Evers: We Cannot Let Up Now

http://medgar-evers.tumblr.com/

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael): Organization Is The Weapon Of The Oppressed

http://readyforthe-revolution.tumblr.com/

Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap. Brown): If you can’t beat yourself you can’t beat nobody else. Everybody can fight but everybody can’t win

http://rapbrownrap.tumblr.com/

George Jackson: I’ve been patient, but where I’m concerned patience has its limits. Take it too far and it’s cowardice.

http://capitalismmustbdestroyed.tumblr.com/

Eldridge Cleaver: Either you’re part of the solution, or part of the problem

http://babylon-burning.tumblr.com/

Dr. Amos N. Wilson: We must prepare for revolution and prepare for war

http://beyond-analysis.tumblr.com/

Patrice Lumumba: Africa will write its own history, and to the north and south of the Sahara, it will be a glorious and dignified history.

http://longlive-africa.tumblr.com/

Thomas Sankara: When the people stand up, imperialism trembles

http://the-upright-man.tumblr.com/

These are other resources:

Dr. Earl Grant: Archivist of Malcolm X

http://dr-earl-grant.tumblr.com/

James Baldwin:

http://james-baldwin.tumblr.com/

Black Panther Party resource:

http://black-panther-party.tumblr.com/

When we talk about El Hajj Malik Shabazz or Malcolm X, we have to look at the integrity of his example because he symbolized conscious struggle in its highest pinnacle; that is that theory becomes practice. He wasn’t just saying something but he was doing. He was consistent in word and deed. And this more than anything else becomes evident when people try to understand what is being said when the person who is saying it, when he is applying it, then it becomes a living example to the message he is delivering.
—  Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (Formerly known as H. Rap Brown).

anonymous asked:

According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out

I don’t recall calling you a terrorist.

There have been 22,206 Islamist terrorist attacks in the world in the last twelve years. I get the feeling you were only talking about terrorist attacks in America for some reason, but forgot to specify that (perhaps because you are American?).

Christian anti-abortionists have killed a grand total of 8 people in America. 8. What was the death toll on 9/11? 3,000 wasn’t it?

Now, assuming I’m right and you’re only talking about America for some reason, let’s look at the statistics. Assuming your figures are accurate and complete (I’d like to see a source), this would mean that Muslims represent 13% of terrorists in the US. And yet Muslims are only 1% of the population of the US. 1% of the population representing 13% of terrorists is a huge over-representation. So you’ve shot yourself in the foot even with your own bullshit figures, because you don’t understand statistics. There are more Christians in America than Muslims. You need to look at proportions of the general population, not just raw figures.

But I don’t think your figures are accurate anyway. You claim there have only been 19 Muslim terrorists (in America) in the last twenty years. That’s impossible. There were 19 Muslim terrorists involved in September 11 alone. We then need to add all the other Muslim terrorists involved in all the other Muslim terrorist attacks in America in the last 20 years, for example:

I’m not interested in adding up how many individual Muslim terrorists were involved in all these (pro-tip: it’s more than 19), you can do that yourself if you want. While you’re at it, add up your Muslim tears.

Malcolm X again … The integrity of the conscious struggle that he waged is something that we relate to, but as to try to project ourselves to what he would be doing now, it don’t even matter. He’s not here. It’s on you. You got to perform now.

He left you an understanding, and he said you got to be true, in word and deed. You got to do this, man. He said when you find something wrong, he said you got to move beyond that. He said if it don’t make sense, you gotta get off the fence.

So if you not prepared to do that, you’re not living the legacy that he left for you. And that’s the only important thing. But to glorify and try to revel in what he did, you can’t pimp off of his past, man. He’s gone. So what you gonna do? The struggle didn’t stop right there. So again, what was his true example? What was the true assessment of what he brought to the game? What did he bring to the table, man?

He brought truthfulness. He brought manhood, the concept of manhood. He brought the whole sense that we have to be able to define, and as to me trying to think about how he would define a thing now, that’s irrelevant, man. How do I define it, based upon the skills that he gave us to use, by his example? You got to pimp or die, Jones. That’s how it go.

—  Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (Formerly known as H. Rap Brown).
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H. Rap Brown.

If I’m not posting, look into all the information I’ve uploaded and posted in the meantime. I spent a long time putting this together, and I continue to add to it constantly. It wouldn’t matter if this gets deleted since I have all of it elsewhere, but I want to have it here for everyone to read. Learn about these individuals and groups:

Malcolm X: There’s a Worldwide Revolution Going On

http://freedombyanymeans.tumblr.com/

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere

http://silence-is-betrayal.tumblr.com/

Fred Hampton: Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win

http://chairman-fred.tumblr.com/

Robert F. Williams: We Must Protect Ourselves, We Must Defend Ourselves

http://negroeswithguns.tumblr.com/

Assata Shakur: She Who Struggles

http://to-my-people.tumblr.com/

Amílcar Cabral: The Weapon Theory

http://return-to-the-source.tumblr.com/

Medgar Evers: We Cannot Let Up Now

http://medgar-evers.tumblr.com/

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael): Organization Is The Weapon Of The Oppressed

http://readyforthe-revolution.tumblr.com/

Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap. Brown): If you can’t beat yourself you can’t beat nobody else. Everybody can fight but everybody can’t win

http://rapbrownrap.tumblr.com/

George Jackson: I’ve been patient, but where I’m concerned patience has its limits. Take it too far and it’s cowardice.

http://capitalismmustbdestroyed.tumblr.com/

Eldridge Cleaver: Either you’re part of the solution, or part of the problem

http://babylon-burning.tumblr.com/

Dr. Amos N. Wilson: We must prepare for revolution and prepare for war

http://beyond-analysis.tumblr.com/

Patrice Lumumba: Africa will write its own history, and to the north and south of the Sahara, it will be a glorious and dignified history.

http://longlive-africa.tumblr.com/

Thomas Sankara: When the people stand up, imperialism trembles

http://the-upright-man.tumblr.com/

These are other resources:

Dr. Earl Grant: Archivist of Malcolm X

http://dr-earl-grant.tumblr.com/

James Baldwin:

http://james-baldwin.tumblr.com/

Black Panther Party resource:

http://black-panther-party.tumblr.com/

anonymous asked:

I'd follow you during the revolution if only you'd start it.

“Individuals do not create rebellions; conditions do.”

— Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown)

We got work to do. Nothing happens overnight and nobody can build movement’s alone. 

We Need Organization - Tumble Is Not Enough
It is going to take more than analyzing history to have an active role in this struggle. It is definitely going to take much more than having a blog to be effective against those we are against. Without us joining organizations, creating organizations, or attending meetings and demonstrations to help build up a power base for us and our communities, we will be powerless and hypocritical in our stance to fight oppression. You can know all the revolutionary theory you want, but if you are not putting those ideas into practice you are wasting your time. Now I have to ask, what are you going to do to elevate your role in the struggle besides just blogging about it?

At the most, this website should educate and inspire us into action. This is not an endpoint. Of course, educating and organizing in your community will be difficult because when you try to act sane in an insane society, the society will look at you as if you are insane. We need to study, have discipline, be serious, be committed, and be uncompromising. Remember that when leaders go out and work in their communities, many of them put in 20 hours a day working for the people. Over here I feel that we get defeated after seeing something that is longer than a paragraph.

Here I can offer the words of those who came before us, or happen to be imprisoned today on false charges by the power structure. Learn from them and correct their mistakes. Many movements from the past have been destroyed, but we will come back stronger.

Malcolm X: There’s a Worldwide Revolution Going On

http://freedombyanymeans.tumblr.com/

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere

http://silence-is-betrayal.tumblr.com/

Fred Hampton: Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win

http://chairman-fred.tumblr.com/

Robert F. Williams: We Must Protect Ourselves, We Must Defend Ourselves

http://negroeswithguns.tumblr.com/

Assata Shakur: She Who Struggles

http://to-my-people.tumblr.com/

Amílcar Cabral: The Weapon Theory

http://return-to-the-source.tumblr.com/

Medgar Evers: We Cannot Let Up Now

http://medgar-evers.tumblr.com/

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael): Organization Is The Weapon Of The Oppressed

http://readyforthe-revolution.tumblr.com/

Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap. Brown): If you can’t beat yourself you can’t beat nobody else. Everybody can fight but everybody can’t win

http://rapbrownrap.tumblr.com/

George Jackson: I’ve been patient, but where I’m concerned patience has its limits. Take it too far and it’s cowardice.

http://capitalismmustbdestroyed.tumblr.com/

Eldridge Cleaver: Either you’re part of the solution, or part of the problem

http://babylon-burning.tumblr.com/

Dr. Amos N. Wilson: We must prepare for revolution and prepare for war

http://beyond-analysis.tumblr.com/

Patrice Lumumba: Africa will write its own history, and to the north and south of the Sahara, it will be a glorious and dignified history.

http://longlive-africa.tumblr.com/

Thomas Sankara: When the people stand up, imperialism trembles

http://the-upright-man.tumblr.com/

These are other resources:

Dr. Earl Grant: Archivist of Malcolm X

http://dr-earl-grant.tumblr.com/

James Baldwin:

http://james-baldwin.tumblr.com/

Black Panther Party resource:

http://black-panther-party.tumblr.com/

Somebody asked me somewhere down the archive the other day something along the lines of “what can I do?” It’s gotten buried to the point where I can’t find it, or the person who asked, but I’ll try to explain by giving my own and other examples.

The first step I took was the revolutionaize my mind and unlearn the poisons the society has built into me. This is a criminal society (what some call a crimogenic society), that can corrupt you and turn you into a criminal unless you are careful. When you have a situation today where racial and other violence runs rampant and with impunity, it encourages others to commit these acts because they feel they can get away with it.

Education, or self-education, was the first and most important step for me. Books were the begining. I walked into a library and looked into a random aisle and bay. The first book I saw and grabbed was the autobiography of Malcolm X. After reading that, I was never the same. I looked more into who he was, and soon enough, I learned about the Panthers and began reading about others such as Huey Newton, Fred Hampton, Assata Shakur, George Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, H. Rap Brown (Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin), Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), and Robert F. Williams. Reading about them led to other people such as Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, Amilcar Cabral, and Thomas Sankara. From there, I would look up books and get my hands on any I could find on them. Because I was unemployed and not going to school at the time, I spent a whole year dedicating myself to this. At the same time, I used social networks and other means to communicate with my friends and share with them what I was learning. The essential point here is that we have to start by engaging in serious study. Youtube and other video websites can help you watch speeches and see the anger and passion these people had and what some still have. Watching them speak gave me confidence and inspiration.

Through Malcolm X and the others, I learned to be careful with the institutions of this country and how they share information. The best information is in that that is hard to get or not well known.

Second was to begin educating the community. Any chance I get, I spread the message with friends, with co-workers, family, and strangers on the street. We have to do this because the more you talk about an issue, the better you get at articulating and debating it. Of course, there were tensions, and some so-called friends, especially my rich so-called friends, branded me as some kind of racist demagogue. When you try to act sane in an insane society, the society will look at you as if you are insane.

Third is the question of finding out your skills. What are you good at? Are you good at writing? investigating? Drawing? Public speaking? In organization, everyone has a role to play, but it’s up to you to see what role suits you best.

Fourth is discipline. You can’t get involved with struggle if you aren’t disciplined. Video games, Television, movies, being out with friends; it’s all good once and a while, but if you are serious, you’ll have to dramatically cut the time you spend on these, sometimes all of it, to get involved. This includes being on this website and using it as an effective resource; not something you use for 8 hours every day where you joke around 90 percent of the time. You’re activism has to go beyond a blog. Organization is more than a job; it’s a day by day lifetime committment.

You have to remember that there is something more important than you; that is the movement. Don’t get involved thinking you are going to become some kind of popular celebrity where you’ll eventually get the “good life.” Struggle is what it is: you have to struggle. No such thing as easy struggle. Just a side note: realizing that this is what I want to do, it has given me a sense of belonging and a purpose. This give me a sort of high that makes me confident and never discouraged with myself and the people.

Fear is another obstacle and has to be overcome. It’s obvious that this country has a counter intelligence program set up to neutralize freedom fighters and revolutionary organizations. We know what the NSA, the police, the CIA, the FBI, and all those other gangs are doing, but we can never be afraid. Don’t censor yourself. Be cautious, but don’t let that turn you into a coward.

Fifth is organization. You have to join and organization or create one that’s fighting for the people. You have to attend local rallies and organizational meetings. Check out what local colleges are doing, as well as cultural centers and whatever else you hear from here on from other people.

There’s much more to cover, but I’ll stop here. Any longer and no one will read this.