By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal
Cazembe Murphy Jackson is a black trans man, “a queer communist” organizing for queer and trans liberation and living wages in Atlanta, Georgia.
Recruited from a Trayvon Martin rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2012, Cazembe Jackson moved into Freedom Road front group Concerned Citizens for Justice and began to rise quickly through the Freedom Road ranks, earning a place on the organization’s powerful National Executive Committee.
With Concerned Citizens for Justice I helped to mobilize communities across race, class, religion, gender, ability, immigration status and sexual orientation. I grew up missionary Baptist. I read about all kinds of revolutionaries who loved God and who explained Jesus as a revolutionary who was executed by the state. Through my work with CCJ I discovered Freedom Road Socialist Organization and started doing political education with some local members. Since becoming a member I have participated in building and implementing curriculum for political education for all types of learners, writing organization documents, and serving on our National Executive Committee. Strategy and tactics are the most alluring parts of organizing to me. They are the two components that made me want to join a revolutionary organization. While I have seen and felt the power of prayer many times in my life, I do not think that prayer alone will cure oppression. These systems of oppression like white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, ableism, capitalism, have been expertly designed to kill us. I believe in FRSO’s strategy to defeat who we have identified as the main political enemy to marginalized people in this country.
Freedom Road is targeting the South. They intend to turn the South blue through massive voter registration drives among poor black and Hispanic populations – and to create a Race War in those very same communities.
Keep an eye on Cazembe Jackson. He looks harmless. He’s probably a very nice man. But the organization he represents is capable of doing huge damage to this country.