Comrades, the global food system is falling apart, and falling FAST. Globally, food prices are rising at the fastest rates in a DECADE. For essential food items, prices have skyrocketed in the past 12 months—like corn by 88%, soybeans by 73%, grains 38% and sugar 34%.
According to the World Bank, a colonial-capitalist institution, this rise can be blamed on China. Do they really think it’s that easy to fool us Colonized people (people of color)? That we don’t realize that the colonial food system has been a failure for the majority of us since DAY ONE!!
This will make food even more inaccessible to poor and working class colonized people, who have suffered malnutrition and hunger since the colony came into being.
But that is not all y’all! I’m sure by now many of you have heard of popular chicken-wing outlet Wingstop creating a new brand called “ThighStop”. They wanna say that it’s because they want to utilize all parts of the chicken. Seriously, how gullible do they think we are???
Similar to the winter storm in Texas, climate change (which again, is caused by colonialism) related extreme weather events have been wreaking havoc on food supplies globally. Earlier this year, France was hit by a devastating frost which impacted 80% of its vineyards. Madagascar has been facing extreme droughts, cyclones, dust storms, and locust attacks.
According to the World Food Programme, worldwide, 1.14 million people are food-insecure and 400,000 people are headed toward starvation. Climate change is fuelling famine and hunger worldwide.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, over 34 million people are grappling with emergency levels of acute hunger—meaning they are one step away from starvation—across the world.
I hope those reading this article by now have an understanding that worldwide (yes, even in capitalist haven of the u.$.) grocery stores are already or going to run out of food. Even if they’re stocked, the prices will be out of reach for the vast majority of us. Harvests will fail en masse due to diseases, extreme heat, extreme cold etc.
Food is the basis of our survival. If we do not figure this out, all of humanity is in danger.
So what is the solution? It’s COLONIZED CONTROL over food production. Climate change, malnutrition, food insecurity are all colonial problems. When Colonized people had control over our food, we did not have these contradictions because we were in tune with Mother Earth and natural phenomena and our agricultural practices reflected that!
We did not have a food supply chain based solely on profit but rather its ability to feed our people adequately. I am here to tell you that we can have this—and MORE— once again.
The Food Ministry Committee of Black Hammer is organizing Colonized people WORLDWIDE to grow our own food, to teach people agriculture and to combat hunger in our communities through food distribution programs. We already have gardens in Brazil, Gambia, Utah, TriState and the list is constantly growing.
Given the urgency of this situation, we need YOU to join us and help us out. You can be a gardener for your chapter! You can help organize these gardens and food programs WORLDWIDE to feed the people. If you’re interested, email [email protected] today to join our committee or to learn more about how you can get involved!
You can also support our work of starting these gardens, getting supplies etc. by taking part in our GARDEN RAFFLE!
Send $7 to our Cash App $BHCampaigns (with “raffle” in the notes) to enroll and have the chance to win crocheted plant hangers, pressed flower journals, and plant cuttings—all sourced from our very own Hammers.
Use your writing talents to further the Liberation of all Colonized People by joining Black Hammer Times today! We are looking for journalists, reporters, poets, and more, so do not worry; there is a spot on our team for you.
You can also submit your work to us, and as long as it unites with our 4 Principles of Unity, you will see your writing published on all of our platforms.
We are also looking for donations to solve the water crisis in amerikkka which continues to take the lives of innocents to this day. Donate to our Science and Technology Committee CashApp at $BHOSCITECH so that we can provide clean water to Colonized communities worldwide!