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We recently received news that a dear comrade and revolutionary Latin King, Gabriel Concepcion, AKA King Blaze, passed away in February. Due to internet email glitches, the news is very late in getting to us.
Blaze was a former prisoner and long time street member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN). Since his imprisonment in the mid 90′s, Blaze became a devout revolutionary. He dedicated his life to trying to transform the ALKQN into a street level revolutionary organization. He was released from prison in 2007, and became involved with organizing back in his hometown of the Bronx in New York City. He passed away at his mother’s home on February 25, 2012.
The grief of this loss is very overwhelming, as this news very recently reached us. A longer writing will surely come. But for now, we invite you to read two articles about Blaze’s work with the former Allied Resistance Network, a prisoner revolutionary organization active from 2003-2009.
In love and solidarity! Remember our dead and fight like hell for the living!
King Blaze, ¡Presente!
A Statewide Conference: Our Responsibility to Oppose The Abuse of State Power “Moving Together Towards a More Humane Society”
Several North Carolina-based grassroots organizations are organizing a day-long summit about the abuse of state power in the United States and our responsibility as people living in communities across our state to organize. Our objective is to help build a powerful movement to create a more humane, just society. All are welcome to come and participate in a broad-ranging discussion of issues including: racially-targeted mass incarcerations; increasing attacks and repression against Latinos and Muslims; torture and extraordinary rendition; police brutality, misconduct and corruption; solitary prison confinement as torture; repression of dissent, abuse of the RICO statute, and other related issues. (more…)