Banner carried at protest, Columbia, South Carolina June 23, 2015.
Banner carried at protest, Columbia, South Carolina June 23, 2015. Photo: special to

Columbia, South Carolina June 23, 2015

Columbia, SC, 6/24/15: Activists wearing the "BA Speaks REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!" T-shirts and carrying a banner with Carl Dix' statement "Outrage in Charleston—This IS America!" stepped up to agitate and ridicule two racists who were defending the Confederate flag. Photo: special to

Some Confederate Flags Down… A System of White Supremacy to Go


July 13, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


In the wake of worldwide outrage over the massacre of nine Black people during Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church by a white supremacist who posed online with a Confederate flag, the powers-that-be (including hard-core racist sections) suddenly discovered it to be in their best interests to take down that flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.

About fucking time! This is the flag of slavery and oppression and the Ku Klux Klan. It is a flag that was revived in the 1960s to spit in the face of and threaten people demanding equality for Black people. The fact that it flew, and continues to fly, all over this country is one more damning indictment of how deeply the oppression of Black people is embedded in the whole system. Some of these hated symbols of white-supremacist terror are being taken down, and they all need to come down now. And there’s a whole fight to be waged to uproot the oppression of Black people everywhere, and to uproot the system of white supremacy with revolution.



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