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Anatomy of a Movement Squandered

17

Sep

When the “Freedom Riders Came to town by Dr Reynaldo Anderson

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How did we get here? Dr Reynaldo Anderson breaks down Labor Day weekend 2014.

3 years ago going into Labor Day weekend, a group of black activists came to town to support the people in the Ferguson Movement that had popularizted the term “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” and introduced themselves as the new “Freedom Riders” on my campus Harris-Stowe State University. Someone had put them in contact with me as a reliable progressive/ radical scholar, Vice President of the faculty Union (NEA) at the time, and sympathetic to what the Ferguson Movement was evolving into, a potentially anti-systemic model that could inform other largely ostensibly Black Communities and enclaves across the country around the issue of police brutality and social inequality.
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03

Sep

Photo – A year ago we were warned. This is playing out right now..<br><br>”The collapse and co-opting of the Ferguson Uprising by November 2014 by outside elements led to a “Sectarian Winter” that lasted until the spring of 2015. Subsequently, local activists became demoralized and operational unity collapsed. Alot of these tensions remained out of public view. <br><br>However, the assassination of Darren Seals is bringing these tensions out into the open and will be recalled as the beginning of the “Civil War” within the movement for Black Liberation and this will probably spread across urban enclaves throughout the country. The questionable ideological positons of “The New Freedom Riders” as they initally called themselves when they arrived in Saint Louis Labor Day Weekend 2014 is now being called into questioned. <br><br>The elements involved in this conflict will be those faux studio activists supported by entities like the Soros Open Society foundation and various “Liberal” organizations vs. local self-sustaining grass-roots formations within the communities of interest.” – Dr Reynaldo Anderson

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A year ago we were warned. This is playing out right now..

"The collapse and co-opting of the Ferguson Uprising by November 2014 by outside elements led to a "Sectarian Winter" that lasted until the spring of 2015. Subsequently, local activists became demoralized and operational unity collapsed. Alot of these tensions remained out of public view.

However, the assassination of Darren Seals is bringing these tensions out into the open and will be recalled as the beginning of the "Civil War" within the movement for Black Liberation and this will probably spread across urban enclaves throughout the country. The questionable ideological positons of "The New Freedom Riders" as they initally called themselves when they arrived in Saint Louis Labor Day Weekend 2014 is now being called into questioned.

The elements involved in this conflict will be those faux studio activists supported by entities like the Soros Open Society foundation and various "Liberal" organizations vs. local self-sustaining grass-roots formations within the communities of interest." - Dr Reynaldo Anderson


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21

Aug

Anatomy of a Movement Squandered | Intro by Reynaldo Anderson

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Intro from Dr Reynaldo Anderson,

“The people who support the concept of Black Lives Matter are not the same, nor do they have the same ideological orientation as the organization or its founders. You may disagree, but to date there is no BLM chapter in Saint Louis. Moving right along today, 3 years ago as Ferguson was still in unrest, local black people in the Saint Louis region, with a few allies, little or no resources other than what came out of their pockets, unarmed, but fearless were building the momentum towards generating intergenerational solidarity across class, gender, and other boundaries. Little did they know that other forces from across the country were about to descend upon the city, infiltrate them and appropriate their struggle for their own ideological purposes.
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