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Striking Star Salute To Fidel Castro: A Skying Revolutionary Life Comes To A Close At 90

by Jonathan Azaziah

I was only 10 years old when my Bedstuy, Brooklyn neighborhood was lit ablaze by the classic joint “Victory” and I heard legend Biggie Smalls spit the following bars: “… Used to call me fatso/Now you call me Castro/My rap flow’s, militant…” I remember asking all the old heads on my block who “Castro” was, thinking he was some Nostrand Avenue OG so fearsome and slick that he was never caught by “the authorities”. And to my surprise, when a gentleman put me on game–a Cuban brother who was down with the 1959 Revolution and wanted to go home but ended up getting pinched for gun-running–that’s actually ***EXACTLY*** who he was, albeit in an entirely different setting. This man who the Notorious B.I.G. name-dropped was indeed an OG, but a Cuban not a Brooklynite, and he was indeed as hardcore, slippery, fiery and brilliant as they come, but the “authorities” he defied weren’t Blue Bacon and Feds but the American regime, especially its CIA, the usurping ‘Israeli’ entity and the global Zio-Imperialist system at large. And from this moment forward, I, like y’all, and not millions or even tens of millions but HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of other Moustazafeen (oppressed ones) worldwide, was infatuated with, in awe of, and inspired by this sky-toppling giant known as Castro. Continue reading Striking Star Salute To Fidel Castro: A Skying Revolutionary Life Comes To A Close At 90

“Arab Spring”-Style Revolt About To Pop Off In Angola

by Jonathan Azaziah

‘ARAB SPRING’ ALERT. According to the Qatari despot’s Al-Jazeera, the Angolan government has locked up 17 “youth activists”–love the Sorosite-Amnesty-HRW language, don’t you?–for trying to overthrow President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Now, Santos is no peach, nor is he exactly an anti-Zionist or an anti-Imperialist, but, the man is clearly pro-Africa and has helped wean Angola, Africa’s second-largest oil producer and third biggest economy, off foreign aid and steady the economy into something resembling functional and independent. He’s also at the forefront of getting the continent to break away from the blood diamond trade–i.e. International Zionism and its network of sanguinary Jewish gangsters–and transitioning into a system of African-African cooperation on mining the stones and using them to benefit the peoples of the continent. Continue reading “Arab Spring”-Style Revolt About To Pop Off In Angola