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[Abuse] [DeBerry Special Needs Facility] [Tennessee]
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Gladiator's Academy in Tennessee

I long ago came to the realization that oppression exists everywhere, regardless of our current position or circumstance. Within concentration camps such as this "La Lucha Continua" - The Struggle Continues! When we submit and allow our oppressors to dictate our actions and decisions then we lose major points within our struggle. Our oppressors know that we're more of a threat alive than dead and so that's why our oppressors strive to push us into that fatal state of defeatism. And so, for those comrades who've walked a suicidal line, for those who're contemplating suicide, I say "Live! Our youth need you! The community needs you! And brothers within this crooked system such as myself need you!"

Every time I receive a newsletter from MIM(Prisons) I read about comrades in Wisconsin, California, Texas, Arizona, and Illinois! And so, I want to give our readers a peep behind these steel doors and concrete walls in the state of Tennessee. In a failed attempt to mentally and physically break me into submission because of my rebellious nature against oppressive authority, the warden at West Tenn State Prison (WTSP) had me transferred here to DeBerry Special Needs (DSNF) and placed in Unit 7 which is supposed to be a mental health program, but to all TDOC employees and correctional officers here, Unit 7 is knows as the "Gladiator's Academy!"

Everyday, prisoners who are mentally stable or unstable are verbally, physically and sexually assaulted, abused, mistreated and tortured. In Unit 7, L, D and F pods, TDOC correctional officers will give a prisoner a razor blade or 2 sheets and tell him to make the world a better place! From 2003 to 2010 several prisoners died suicidal and violent deaths at the hands of these TDOC employees who've sworn to uphold the law (their law)! Certain prisoners won't get fed for days and the results of this type of torture is fatal for the prisoners.

If a prisoner files a grievance in regards to this matter then he's immediately placed on rec, shower, mail and food restriction. And it's not uncommon to witness a gang of TDOC employees beating a prisoner or hitting him with the taser gun or electric shield because he refused his prescribed psychotic medicine. The warden here, Jennie L. Jobe, and the deputy warden Debra Johnson are fully aware of what's going on in Unit 7 here, yet they've made no move to put an end to this madness.

Here at DSNF in the state of Tennessee and everywhere else in the world, oppressors/downpressors are at their best because they're united! If only all of us would do the same...unite!! I don't consume any type of psychotic (or non) medicine yet I'm still here. I've requested to be discharged several times but all of my requests have been ignored. And if I become too rebellious then in the name of mental health my oppressors will inject me with their poison medicine. I know that one small dose could alter or completely destroy my mind.

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[Security] [Censorship] [California Correctional Institution] [California] [ULK Issue 18]
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Watching Me

The pigs at CCI Tehachapi SHU are monitoring revolutionary correspondence and materials coming through the mail; not censoring but delaying them by as much as three to four weeks. This specific instance was a personal experience, but it can be concluded that if one individual's revolutionary activity is being monitored, then all revolutionaries may be monitored.

Due to a medical condition, I must be taken out of my cell and to medical for a weekly injection which I use as an opportunity to butter up loose-mouth pigs and gather intelligence, catching a general idea of the internal condition of the pigs' camp. Never at any time have I mentioned or alluded to my revolutionary standpoint or activities in any way.

While going to medical this past week a pig made a very revealing statement inadvertently, immediately tipping me off that my mail was being monitored, specifically what I'd mailed to MIM(Prisons) the previous week. The pig's statement could not have been reaching because it contained the word "revolution" and related content of a letter to MIM(Prisons).

Let this be a warning to revolutionary activists and comrades across the U.$. injustice system, and California concentration camps in particular, that even if there is no censorship at your facility, if you participate in any serious revolutionary activities, then it's sure to be monitored.

Practical steps may be taken to combat this issue, such as working with and notifying MIM(Prisons) of censorship issues while going through the grievance and court system, if able to do so. Keeping eyes and ears open to detect if you are being monitored is not difficult to do.

If it feels like you are being watched, then you are. Remember, paranoia can be the better part of prudence in the control unit.


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[Control Units] [Tamms Supermax] [Illinois]
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Activists Labeled a Threat and Locked in Tamms

I have recently received your MIM Theory 13 magazine and your letter and the ULK newsletter. I am a Tamms C-Max incarcerated individual who has been living and experiencing the Tamms life of daily struggles and misfortunes for the past year of what seems like an estimated five to ten years before review and actual consideration for an eligible transfer. Although fixed annual and quarterly reviews are held for us here, nobody goes anywhere, especially for what most of us are down here for which is allegedly being gang leaders and influencers over a Security Threat Group(STG). Really we're just conspired against by those in general population who can't stand to live among a different mindset which is hated on by those who can't figure one out.

So the birds chirped and the masses spoke to get rid of yet another innocent man just trying to get back in count and enjoy a few contact visits. I was brought here in January and have kept to myself since then. I'm antisocial and goal oriented, silent to the land but outspoken and observant for the blind. So with that said, I've been silent to the land concept and scheme which revolves around my 90 thousand dollar a year head and stay here in the worst of the worst prisons. I've observed enough and must now speak out for those who are blind and out of sync with what's really transpiring behind the walls of Tamms.

On my first day here from being transferred I wasn't fed on the ride here so I spoke up and was told my next meal was going to be a 3-11 shift, but then I stood light headed till four that afternoon hungry from breakfast which was my last meal before waking up at 7 to be told to pack up what property never got sent here to my possessions. I got discriminated and retaliated against for something I wasn't even a part of. I only retrieved my personal electronics, clothing and food but all my legal mail and personal mail never showed up... "mistake", i think not.

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[Political Repression] [Censorship] [Green Bay Correctional Institution] [Wisconsin] [ULK Issue 18]
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Reading Non-Fiction = Threat to Security

Last month in October a brother was written a misconduct report for having Soledad Brother and From Niggas to Gods. They reasoned that George Jackson is a "known Panther" as if that is a valid reason to write him up. They said From Niggas to Gods was banned in Green Bay Correctional Institution. I guess 'cause they don't want us to go from calling ourselves niggas, behaving like niggas, to calling ourselves children of God or behaving as such. They want us to still be their niggas and we best not be caught trying to learn or read any books of substance. But we can read an "urban" novel that promotes all type of Black-on-Black murder and violence. He was given 210 days in the hole.

On November 2 2010 my comrade's bunk was searched and the racist pig Van Laden took several books from him, i.e. Soledad Brother, Noam Chomsky, Niami Akbar, Cornel West's Reader and a couple more. They also took some 4struggle newspapers because they mentioned the Black Panther Party. For several days they didn't give him the conduct report. They usually come within 2 days. He was called out to talk to the pig Van Laden and Van Laden told him that he will see him in court, meaning at the conduct report hearing.

On November 8 2010 he was given the conduct report. It is a witch hunt. The pig Van Laden says Soledad Brother mentions the Black Panthers, that 4struggle mentions the Panthers' 10 point platform, and phrases like "clenched fist," "power to the people," "red black and green." This pig said the material and books are "black supremacy" literature! I'm still trying to understand what is Black supremacy and what does that mean. The use of the word supremacy means one group is saying that they are superior to another. Nothing in any of the material points to that because if it did he would have written "page so-and-so of this book says they are superior and whites are inferior." But he can't because that is not what any of the material advocates. He claims to be a Security Threat Expert and states in the report that the Panthers are on the list as a security threat group. Thus any material that mentions it is banned and anyone caught with it is in violation for having this reading material. Same as slavery.

But dig this, comrade has receipts for every book they say is a threat to their security. They let them in, then say you can't have them. They have a list of banned books and none of his books are on the banned book list. Not even Soledad Brother, because nothing in it is a security threat. George ain't advocating nothing of so-called violence or Black supremacy. Like I said before this is just a witch hunt to break us up. The two brothers I mentioned are in the dorm with me, we are in a social environment, not fighting each other, and teaching these younger brothers. That is the security threat to them. They don't want us to learn about our history and gain a sense of self. They want us ignorant running around here being good n's. Reading is forbidden unless it's fiction. He was charged with Group Resistance and Petition and awaits to go on his hearing.

On November 5 2010 I was called up to the CO desk and asked how another prisoner got my book. She said if I didn't give it to him she would write him up for theft. I said the regular CO Zellner that works here said he can read it as long as I get it back by the end of the night. She said "well I'm giving you a ticket for unauthorized transfer of property." She called another brother to the desk and gave him his book back without writing a ticket for him. The title of my book was Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party. That is why she wrote me up but gave the other brother his book back.

I got the conduct report on November 8 2010 and Group Resistance and Petition was on it too. This charge is one that they use to lay someone down in the hole or send to Wisconsin's supermax in Boscobel where I have been for over 4 years already. The report says I gave my book to someone else to read which is a violation 9.e. unauthorized transfer of property. Even if a CO gave you permission it is still unauthorized transfer of property under their 1984 newspeak semantics. It also says that the Black Panthers are an "unsanctioned" group, and the book is confiscated. But I worked in the library here before and I've seen this same book come in on inter-library loan on several occasions; Soledad Brother and From Niggas to Gods too.

The fix is in. My comrade and I still await our hearings. We talked to white shirt and the security director about this fix. This way they have knowledge of it and can be added to the lawsuit. Because none of this is a threat. I had this book for almost six and a half years! We're trying to get the word out about this. They have a list of banned books but none of these books we are written up for are banned.

Also I wrote a book about change and let a young brother read it. His bunk was searched and a new pig brought it up to the Sergeant and he called me up to the desk and asked if it was my book. I said yes. He asked, "who gave you permission to write this?" I said, "my mind! What you mean who gave me permission?" He said he was calling up to security to see if I could do that. About an hour went by and he called me to the desk and gave me the book back. But the thing is "who gave you permission?" As if I need someone's permission to write down my own thoughts. This same pig has a confederate flag tattoo on his left arm.

Saying we can't read or gain a sense of self by learning our history or that we need "their" permission slip to write our thoughts is the same as the slavery that our ancestors went through. But most can't see it. They just see these racist pigs as having a job. This is not a job, this is a form of oppression. Capitalism is a form of oppression. We are a means for them to be employed through our oppression. And I try to get these young and older brothers to see this. Slavery was capitalism. Prisons are capitalism. Whites were the ones that ran the plantations. Whites are the ones that run the prisons. It's all the same just a new way.

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[Campaigns] [Legal] [Organizing] [Censorship] [Scotland Correctional Institution] [North Carolina] [ULK Issue 18]
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Legal Mail at Scotland Opened

I am a prisoner at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg, North Carolina. I am writing to you because of the fact that the legal mail that you sent out to several prisoners here [containing a letter MIM(Prisons) sent to the Director of Prisons regarding ongoing censorship at Scotland CI] was opened by the mailroom staff and treated as regular mail.

Even though the mail had "Legal Mail" stamped on it, the mailroom staff still opened it. By DOC policy I have to witness them opening my legal mail, and I have to sign for legal mail. By them opening this legal mail, they violated DOC policy and broke Federal law.

This requires some sort of action. I am filing a grievance on this matter and when I receive a response I will send it to you.


MIM(Prisons) adds: This letter is just one example of the long history of mailroom staff at Scotland CI unjustly censoring, banning, and trashing mail from MIM(Prisons), with the collusion of Assistant Superintendent Karen Stanback. While this comrade is filing grievances and organizing other prisoners around the issue, another comrade in North Carolina is working on bringing a case against the NC DOC to hopefully reformat the whole censorship and grievance system. If you want to get involved, or support this case, get in touch. Both methods are correct and necessary if we want to combat censorship.

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[Control Units] [Political Repression] [ULK Issue 18]
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Solitary for Studying instead of Fighting

Revolutionary Greetings,

...I would have responded much sooner to give notice to the fellow comrades at MIM(Prisons) that I received ULK 16. However, at the time I was forced to remain in solitary confinement for organizing an intellectual study group, which included members affiliated with organizations such as Bloods, 5 Percenters and Latin Kings. This oppressive institution of confinement and confusion charged me with "group demonstration." I am currently housed in Administrative Segregation for that charge and serving a 365 day sanction. But in any event, I received the ULK 16 and wish to be added to your mailing list.

Thank you very much!

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[Abuse] [Civil Liberties] [High Desert State Prison] [California]
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HDSP Obstructs Legal Work

Sergeant S. S. Crandell, Yega, S. Motto, S. Byers, and Fish victimized me on 15 October. They stole my television and lied, saying it had wires sticking out.

Guard Yega handcuffed me and took me to the program office over a 602 [grievance] for indigent envelopes I never received. When I returned to the cell, all my legal materials were in a large pile on the floor, covered with shampoo, coffee, hair styling gel and baby powder. My television was gone. Officer S. Motto threatened to kick my ass if I 602ed it.

Can you please help? My aunt has cancer, and my family is sick living on a fixed income.

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[Abuse] [Northern Correctional Institution] [Connecticut]
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Handcuffing in the Exercise Yard

I want to tell my story about what's happening to me and others like me. I'm labeled a Security Risk Group Threat Member (SRGTM) because I fight against oppression. Me and other members of groups are being targeted. We are being punished, and the form of punishment being use is violating the United States Constitution 8th Amendment. During our legally mandated meaningful hour recreation in outside air, I and other SRGTM prisoners are being handcuffed behind the back, and we can't properly get exercise while handcuffed in this painful way. After a half hour with my hands cuffed behind my back my wrists and shoulders are in pain, and this pain continues even after the cuffs are removed. And all SRGTM have been going through this for 5 to 6 months, maybe more. I believe this is cruel and unusual punishment.

Here's what I wrote to the unit manager captain Marinelly. I also wrote to Deputy Warden Faucher, Warden Angel Quiros, and Commissioner Leo Arnone. These people, these pigs of oppression, don't have morals or principles.


Mr. Marinelly,

I am hereby addressing this policy that the administration has put into effect. This is my second complaint, since early this year about this condition where security risk group threat members have to be handcuffed behind the back. This in fact is a violation of my 8th amendment, the right to be free "cruel and unusual punishment", as guaranteed by the eighth amendment of the United States constitution...

I am an A.S./Phase 2 prisoner, I am also labeled as a Security Risk Group Threat Member and due to that label I am forced to be handcuffed with my hands behind my back if I want to go outside to exercise for my entitled one hour recreation. I already have pain in my wrist and shoulders being cuffed from the back for an hour. How can I exercise like that?

Sir, if you take a look at the "Connecticut prisoners right handbook" and look at chapter 8 page 66, "Exercise and Recreation," you'll in fact see how serious and severe this violation is.

Paragraph 2 explains this: Prison officials cannot take a prisoners' "exercise privileges for a substantial amount of time without a good reason. Restrictions on exercise must be limited to 'unusual circumstances in which exercise is impossible because of disciplinary needs.'"

Indeed, the fact that a prisoner is violent may justify segregating him or her from general prison population, but does not necessarily justify prison failure to make other exercise arrangements. In addition, prison may not invoke cost consideration in denying prisoners the opportunity to exercise.

Prisoners' right to exercise does not require prisons to provide games or weight equipment for indoor or outdoor exercise areas since reliance on running, calisthenics, and isometric and aerobic exercise satisfies the exercise requirements of the 8th amendment. Prison need only provide time and space.

Sir, how can one do any of the above mentioned exercises that satisfies the requirements of the 8th amendment with his hands cuffed behind his back. This situation isn't for a week or two weeks, but for however long it takes for those who are "SRGTM" to get to 2 East, those of us have to do 4 months as phase 1 with our hands cuffed behind our back. So a month in AS/phase 2 and 4 months in phase 1 of the SRGTM equals 5 months or more. I believe that is a substantial amount of time, wouldn't you agree?

This violation not only deprives me of my adequate exercise. May I remind you that's protected by our 8th amendment of the United States constitution. It also puts me in danger, how can one defend himself if someone slips his cuffs off and attacks me while my hands are cuffed behind my back. I am asking, Sir. Marinelly that this violation be investigated and corrected immediately.


MIM(Prisons) adds:
This is yet another example of the brutality of the Amerikan criminal injustice system which barely pays lip service to even following their own rules and regulations. Because these are not just individual cases, MIM(Prisons) focuses on fighting the entire system. We know that we can't win until imperialism is defeated. But exposing the injustice system and organizing prisoners in a United Front are important for developing the anti-imperialist struggle here in the belly of the beast.

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[Spanish] [ULK Issue 19]
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Edificando Fronteras Unidas, rodeado por el enemigo: caso estudiado de la caída del mercado domiciliario en EEUU

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Fronteras Unidas es la teoría de unir grupos diferentes por líneas de clase para un objetivo común y interés, mientras manteniendo la independencia cuando estos grupos no están de acuerdo. La aplicación de la teoría de la frontera unida es como el reconocer de las diferentes contradicciones en la sociedad y utilizarlas en el interés del proletariado internacional. La primera frontera unida es la Frontera Unida del Anti-imperialista, la cual está formada por la mayoría de las personas quienes intereses materiales se basan en el fracaso del imperialismo. Esta es una frontera unida estratégica basada en la principal contradicción.

En este artículo hablaremos de un par de asuntos contemporáneos en los E.U. y analizaremos su potencial para el trabajo de la frontera unida. Veremos que muchos de los conflictos grandes en un país del Primer Mundo están entre las clases enemigas, pero eso no quiere decir que siempre vamos a sentarnos en el banquillo. Algunas formas de las Fronteras Unidas son tácticas y requieren una acción inmediata basada en conocimiento a fondo. Para navegar exitosamente la potencial de las Fronteras Unidas en el Primer Mundo que sirve a los intereses del Tercer Mundo proletariado, debemos tener un análisis correcto de nuestras condiciones. La primera sección de este artículo se proporciona un fondo rápida de hacernos comenzar.

La Tierra, Vivienda y la Nación de Colonos

Un argumento contra la tesis trabajo del aristocrática es que las corporaciones no tienen el interés en sacrificar sus ganancias para pagar más a los trabajadores de países del Primer Mundo, y no hay una conspiración corporativa para hacer cumplir esta conducta. Esto se basa en la teoría de mercado libre capitalista, o solo por leer los primeros capítulos de El Capital por Marx y aplicándolos como un modelo de realidad específico en todos lugares por todo el mundo. Como una clase, los capitalistas depende en la aristocracia del trabajo no sólo políticamente sino económicamente como los consumidores y engranajes de su sistema de pirámide de crecimiento de capital financiero. Y hay un lugar, al menos, donde los imperialistas EEUU pueden ejercer su voluntad como una clase social (mucho más estos días) - se llama el gobierno EEUU La promoción de propiedades domésticas por los federales es uno de los mayores ejemplos del imperialistas conscientemente construyendo una aristocracia del trabajo en el corazón del imperio.

La propiedad doméstica en la América ha sido un elemento básico de la riqueza de América desde que los colonos le robaron la tierra de la Primeras Naciones y construyeron sus hogares en ella. El valor neto de las familias americanas comparado con las primera nación y los descendientes de esclavos en los EEUU es una herencia de esta forma primitiva de acumulación. Mientras la propiedad de la tierra entre los invasores europeos los más tempranos era 100% (este es porque vinieron a las Américas), por la Guerra de Independencia de 1776, la propiedad de la tierra era todavía a 70% para la nación euro-americana.(1) Arghiri Emmanuel señaló que los salarios americanos fueron capaces de permanecer tan altos en el periodo temprano del desarrollo capitalista, aunque la propiedad de la tierra cesó de ser universal, porque la abundancia de tierra "gratis" - robada de las Primeras Naciones presentaba un plan alternativa para los colonos europeos.(2) Esta primitiva acumulación a través del genocidio fue la base de la riqueza que las trabajadores aristocráticas americanas disfrutaron mientras la industrialización transformó más de los colonos a trabajadores asalariados.

Siguiendo la lucha inter-imperialista de WWI, los EEUU han llegado a ser el podar imperialista dominante. La afluencia de riqueza que vino con esto permitió la integración de la parte de inmigrantes del sur y del este de Europea a la nación blanca conducía a la Gran Depresión.(1) Desde 1900 hasta 1950 el promedio de la propiedad domestica en los EEUU era casí un 45%, con los precios lo más bajo en la cinturón negro del sur y el más alto en los estados del Norte que eran dominados por Europeos.(3) Después de la recuperación económica que comenzó después de WWII, los EEUU se embarcó en la sub-urbanización de América con incentivos numerosos del gobierno federal para traer la propiedad domestica encima del 60% de nuevo.

Desde 1960, la propiedades doméstic se mantenido encima del 60% para los ciudadanos de los EEUU en su conjunto.(4) Esta tasa fue superior al 70% de los estadounidenses blancos en los últimos años, pero el censo no cuenta con estadísticas comparables por la raza que se remonta muy lejos. La tasa de propiedad de la vivienda por los negros y los latinos es poco menos del 50%, a pesar de la opresión nacional ha asegurado que actualmente se enfrentan la ejecución hipotecaria en forma desproporcionada.

Las teorías de Emmanuel en el "Cambio Desigual" demuestran que como los salarios significantemente más altos de las personas del primer mundo en realidad transfieren las riquezas desde el Tercer Mundo a los países imperialistas, reforzando sus ventajas económicas. Del mismo modo, la nación opresora tiene la equidad, y es capaz de aumentar la riqueza de una manera que las semi-colonias internas no son capaces de hacer a pesar de acceso a empleos de nivel explotador. Todo esto encaja con la tendencia general del capitalismo, que es la acumulación de capital. Cuanto más se tiene, más se tiende a obtener.

La Caída del Mercado Domiciliario en US

El ala izquierda del nacionalismo blanco (si se describan anarquistas, socialistas, Maoístas o democráticos) ha estado diciendo que el incremento en la reposesión de domicilios es una indicación de las contradicciones aumentados entre el proletariado americano y el capitalismo. Estas personas defienden la tierra robada que ha sido la base de riquezas para los colonos de América y la esquema pirámide moderna de propiedad domestica que es la base del sueño Americano hoy.

No solo han perdido millones de gente su domicilio por reposesión en años recientes, sino los traficantes del miedo señalan que en el "mercado hipotecario de alto riesgo resultó en la desaparición de 13 trillones de dólares en la riqueza domiciliario americano entre el medio-año de 2007 y marzo 2009. . . en el promedio, el domiciliario estadounidense ha perdido un cuarto de su riqueza en ese periodo."(5) Tantas alarmistas ignoran que estadounidenses ganaron 10 millones de dólares desde 2006 a 2007 llegar a un nivel alto más alto, y que el valor neto de los ciudadanos del país ha generalmente ha amentado a tasas incrementando desde WWII.(6) Las subidas y bajadas más grandes en todos los mercados financieras son seguramente señales de crisis, pero para actuar como los americanos se han estado hundidos a condiciones del Tercer Mundo en el 2010, es ridículo. ¡Si solamente esas activistas gritaran tan fuerte para ellos que realmente tienen que vivir en condiciones del Tercer Mundo por toda sus vidas y generaciones!

La mayoría, si no toda, la pérdida del valor neto americano es contada por carteras de acciones y valores de domicilios (las cuales se vende y se compra como acciones hoy) en otras palabras pérdidas del capital financiera. Tradicionalmente, la pequeña burguesía marxista no fue explotado, ni tampoco ha significantemente explotado de ningún otro. Para decir que ellos que ganan de inversión de capital financiera son algo menor que los miembros de la pequeña burguesía es un rechazo a la definición marxista. Con la propiedad doméstica alrededor de 68% en años reciente, eso es un sólido dos tercios de las gente en los Estados Unidos que ciertamente cae en la categoría de la clase media, o más alto, incluye 50% de Negros y Latinos (mínimo). Este grupo tiene 210 millones de gente, o solo 3% de la población mundial en 2010, pero ellos tienen más riqueza neta de la capitalización total del mercado de todas compañías que cotizan en bolsa en el mundo.(7)

Nuestros críticos señalan a las iniquidades grandes de riqueza en los Estados Unidos como una razón de organizar americanos para la revolución. Entonces déjemos mirar sólo al 80% inferiores de los americanos, quienes eran dueñods de 15% (un insignificante arañazo de la mása) de la riqueza neta en los E.U. en 2007 (y esta fue un mínimo de 15 años para ellos).(8) Mientras su parte ha bajado unos pocos porcentajes desde 1983, un total de la riqueza neta en los E.U. se ha incrementado por cinco veces. Por eso lo más inferior 80% de americanos fueron acerca de $2.2 trillones de riqueza neta en 1983 hasta casi $10 trillones en 2007.(9) La clase media en América tiene activos que superan el Producto Interno Bruto de China(10), la potencia industrial del mundo que representa casi 20% de la población mundial. Eso se compara solo las clases americanas "media" y "pobre" a toda la nación de China, incluye su clase capitalista muy desarrollada.

Puesto que el proletariado, por definición, tiene un valor neto insignificante en forma de activos, dejemos a mirar a sus ingresos.(11) El ingreso generalmente crece proporcionalmente con la riqueza neta alrededor del mundo.(12) Casi una mitad de la población mundial vive en menos de $1000 al año. Eso es 3.14 billones de la gente vive en menos de $3 trillones en un año.(13) Ahora, antes de condenar los activos grandes americanas, hay que estar seguro que ellos son mejores en el ahorro y también el invierto de su dinero que el proletariado. En 2005 el 20% del mundo lo más rico contaba con 76.6% de todo del consumo privado de bienes. el 50% lo más pobre contaba con sólo 7.2% de consumo(13) Una estimación conservativa nos deja con los americanos consumiendo al menos de 27 veces más que la persona promedia en la mitad del mundo lo más pobre.(14) Entonces las habilidades de administrar el dinero no pueden explicar la riqueza neta americana grande.

Una sociedad humana justo y sostenible requiere que la aristocrática obrera americana se reduzca a los niveles de consumo mucho más cercanos a los del Tercer Mundo. Pero este ejercicio demuestra que esto está muy lejos de pasar, peso a los gritos de los alarmistas.

Últimamente, la contradicción que estamos describiendo está entre la aristocracia obrera y el imperialismo. Los imperialistas, en particular el capital financiero, son un clase oportunista dinámica. En contraste, las obreras aristocráticas se benefician de la estabilidad del estado actual de los asuntos.

Los capitalistas financieras eran capaces de hacer unas ganancias rápidas por la venta en corto de la aristocracia obrera, entonces los americanos están disgustados. Aunque tal vez empuja la aristocracia obrera hacia el fascismo, los capitalistas financieros están malvendiendo al consumismo de los americanos en lo que su sistema depende tanto. Lo que estamos presenciando es una contradicción interno en el sistema capitalista llevando a cabo. Los dos grupos controlan trillones de dólares en riquezas del Tercer Mundo, y anti-imperialista Frontera Unidas no tiene un interés en uno de ellos teniendo más que el otro. Hay que mantenernos sentados fuera de nosotros.

La Migración a los EEUU

Como discutido arriba, altos salarios y crecientes valores domiciliarios se reafirman en nuestro sistema económico actual, haciendo el rico más rico. Sin embargo, no podría mantenerse sin levantar una frontera afuera de lo que estas dos cosas no puede fluir. Entonces mantener los salarios y el valor domiciliario de alto está directamente relacionado con la lucha por la creciente represión de trabajadores migrantes en las fronteras de los EEUU. La contradicción en esta lucha es entre las naciones

oprimidas que están tratando de acceder a puestos de trabajo en los EEUU y la nación opresora que está intentando de mantenerlos afuera. Esta desafío a los privilegios de los países imperialistas indica que la lucha por los derechos del inmigrante es parte de la lucha anti-imperialista.

Mientras la gente del Tercer Mundo y algunos jóvenes americanos enfrentaron las obreras aristocráticas americanas en la calle, fue el Tribunal del Distrito de los E.U. quien puso en marcha una orden judicial contra la mayoría de lo dispuesto en el proyecto de ley del senado del estado de Arizona 1070 (SB1070) a la luz de una demanda presentada por el departamento de justicia (DOJ) contra el estado de Arizona. El DOJ sostuvo que la inmigración es de la jurisdicción federal y que el DOJ tenía un plan para todo el país para equilibrar sus diversos intereses relacionados con la inmigración que Arizona no se le permitiría echar a perder.

El interés de los miembros de la clase media internacionalista esta en teniendo acceso gratis a los mercados y trabajadores, no mencionar que también relaciones internacionales. Este campo incluye el gobierno federal y sus capitalistas financieros como también los negocios pequeños que solo operan en los EEUU pero dependen en el trabajo de inmigrantes. Su conflicto es con los intereses de otros miembros de la clase media y la mayoría de de la clase media americanos cuya posición de privilegio viene del elitismo de quienes son permitidos entrar a sus fuentes riquezas.

Entonces hay una frontera unida efectiva entre el internacionalismo de los más resistentes a SB1070 en ambos lados de la frontera con Méjico y el gobierno de EEUU que actua a favor de los miembros de la clase media internacional. Y por ahora, son los imperialistas quienes son los que realmente lanzan una llave en el trabajo de los americanos, aunque la contradicción es básicamente entre naciones oprimidas y naciones opresoras.

Una mayoría de los americanos, en una serie de encuestas, apoyo a SB1070, o una ley similar. El mayor porcentaje que figura en un artículo, 79% no estuvieron de acuerdo que los "inmigrantes ilegales tienen derecho a los mismos derechos las libertades fundamentales como un ciudadano de los EEUU."(15) Esta es la definición del chovinismo estadunidense. A lo mejor, un quinto de ciudadanos americanos no piensan que ellos merecen más que otras personas humanas por la virtud de haber sido nacidos en EEUU. Eso es porque nosotros dejamos de buscar un rayo de luz en el imperialismo del primer mundo.

Con los latinos, nosotros podemos ver rápidamente esta consciencia desarrollar por siguir el porcentaje de coco en la población. Una encuesta de decisiones latinas que encontró que un 12% de la población latina de votantes de la segunda generación en Arizona estaban de acuerdo con SB1070. Por la cuarta generación ha incrementado a 30% de acuerdo con la posición de coco (16) El americanismo es una creciente enfermedad que ha aclamado proporciones significantes de las semi-colonias internas de los EEUU.

Une a todos los que puedan unirse

Mientras muchos dogmáticos todavía critican a Mao por aliarse a los comunistas chinos con la clase media nacional, podemos tomar la teoría de Fronteras Unidas aún más y llegar a ejemplos de fuerzas progresivas aliándose con el gobierno de los superpoderes imperialistas del mundo contra una nación opresora. Esto nos enseña que no podemos dejar que las ideas de extrema izquierds de la pureza prevenirnos aliarse con aquellos que podrían ayudar a nuestra causa.

Los errores de la derecha en aplicar la teoría de Fronteras Unidas sucede cuando tenemos líneas incorrectas en otras partes. No reconocer que la Frontera Unida trabaja con una clase enemiga, ni llegando a ser convencida que otras contradicciones han sido resueltas y no empujada a una posición secundaria son la formas principales del derechismo para protegerse. Mao tuvo que luchar el derechismo con otros comunistas quienes pensaban que los comunistas y la clase media nacional deberían fundirse en uno, donde inevitablemente la clase media reaccionaria llevaría a causa de su poder relativo. El derechismo en los EEUU se ve como gente que se encontró con batallas legislativas sobre los derechos de obreros migrantes. Sin la liberación nacional no hay libertad para las naciones oprimidas bajo al imperialismo. Y los imperialistas siempre se oponen eso, como las nacionalistas se fajaron con los comunistas en una guerra civil cuando los Japoneses fueron forzados afuera.

No buscamos unidad por el privilegio de estar unidos. Buscamos la unidad que usa todas las fuerzas posible para parar la principal contradicción, o las batallas que empujan la contradicción principal adelante. Cuando encontramos grupos en los cuales podemos unirnos estratégicamente, las Fronteras Unidas también ofrecen un base para la unidad - crítica - unidad la cual avanza la lucha y depende de unidades revolucionarias y toda gente oprimida por un futuro mejor.

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[Control Units] [National Oppression] [Nebraska] [ULK Issue 18]
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Isolation for Symbolic Drawing

As of this writing I've been confined to a special management unit because, of all things, a drawing. The artwork however is not the problem, but what it supposedly represents. From a larger standpoint the censoring of such work is another form of passive cultural destruction. What they can't control they restrict. What they don't understand, they tend to fear. And of course the "they" I'm speaking of are those upholding Amerikan values of whitewashed virtues.

The drawing was one I chose to adopt because of its high symbolism and esoteric meanings. But because this symbol was first used by the Nation of Gods and Earths (Five Percenters), a branch of the Nation of Islam, which is deemed a "security threat group" within penal institutions in six states, I was also branded a threat. I have no affiliation with that organization or any gang. I don't adhere to the NOGE's or NOI's religious dogmas. I do however share in their militant outlook and agree, for better, with what they've done to reeducate Black youth to the realities of this system. Because of this they, and anyone even duplicating a representative symbol of such organizations, are deemed a threat.

I must assume the motivation behind the government labeling a peaceful, cultural religious organization as a gang can be found in a real warranted fear of this group's objectives. To name just a few: its obvious work in enlightening individuals about this police state, its very successful strategy in reducing the recidivism rate, and most importantly empowering youth to be leaders and conduits of true culture in their families and communities. These priorities, and numerous others, are something to fear, especially when privatized institutions can prospectively lose millions annually.

The programming of the masses through corporate-owned media propaganda has not been done haphazardly. Sensationalism, violence, stereotypes and desensitization through repetition of crime and cop shows has not only controlled opinion but has thoroughly turned people into mindless robots, keeping the rich in control, middle class happy and poor discontented but helpless. Any organization that exposes this government for what it is and directs its energies to providing and teaching what true responsibility is to a community, is one I'd gladly be a part of.


MIM(Prisons) responds:
We agree with this prisoner that the criminal injustice system has a real reason to fear any organization that is educating people about the prison system, working to reduce recidivism, and organizing oppressed nations. These organizations threaten their use of the prison system as a tool of social control. And it is true that the media plays a major role in promoting imperialist policies to the Amerikan people. However, this is not the only reason the masses are passive. Amerikan citizens are acting in their economic self-interest when they play the role of happy robot and accept imperialist policies. See our article Amerikkkans: Oppressing for a Living in ULK 2.

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