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|As you know the FTP Movement has been a
consistent force in the fight
against oppression and various forms of injustice.
Since 2004, we have
served over 100,000 meals nationwide to our
homeless brothers and
sisters through The Feed The People initiative, we
numerous police brutality and political prisoner
campaigns, set up youth
programs, gang intervention summits, political
education classes and
What many of you may not know is that we do not receive
or non-profit funding; instead we are fueled by the
strength of the
people in order to maintain our efforts. Although the
labor may be
tiring, the love of our people is motivation to move
We know that the fight for freedom is not free, and we
need you to help
us continue. By committing to
making a monthly financial contribution of any amount, as
little as $1
or whatever you can give, you can aid us in our fight. We
are asking all
of our comrades, allies, associates and supporters to
donate $1 a month
to help fund our initiatives and programs. With this small
pledge more and more of you will become involved in our
watch and receive our quarterly progress reports as we
put these funds
Encourage your friends and family to support our
movement as well or
simply pledge $1 per month for each member of your
Pledge $12 (or more) for the year-today and as a token
appreciation we will send you a
Remember, “There ain’t no nation like a donation”.
Asante Sana for your
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|A message to all members of FTP MOVEMENT
Grassroots Movement with National Support Hits the Streets of Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA – December 1, 2010 – Every second and
fourth Sunday of each month, FTP members fellowship while creating lunches and
hygiene bags for people who have involuntarily made the streets their home. A
bounty of men, women and children crowd around tables of bread, lunchmeats,
condiments, and personal products to serve the less fortunate. After the bags
are prepared, a caravan of cars travels around Atlanta, stopping under bridges
and overpasses, walking through parks, abandoned buildings, and dropping by
shelters to serve those who have been underserved for far too long.
In Atlanta, the FTP Movement
had been laying low as members plotted a world of change. Now stronger, deeper
and still putting in work, group members have been hitting the streets with
their Feed the People initiative. Lunches are purchased, assembled and
distributed by the devoted hands of members and volunteers.
The FTP movement
was formed in response to the system’s disregard for the poor and oppressive
conditions that support poverty. With a focus on uplifting the community,
unity, justice, freedom and self-sufficiency, FTP strives to work on behalf of
the people in the absence of wealthy donors and tax write-offs. As a true
grassroots organization, FTP operates through the hearts of its members, who
consistently serve with the passion to work as activists and revolutionaries.
In an effort to
cover more ground and reach more people in need, the FTP Movement is calling
for people in Atlanta
to lend a hand and a heart. The organization provides a bit of solace for two
days out of each month. However, there’s much more need, and while the movement
serves a steady 300-500 meals when they hit the streets, many continue to
contemplate where their next meal will come from.
The Feed the
People initiative is just one program headed by the growing organization. Under
the FTP Movement umbrella sits the Siafu Youth Corps, Mama’s Army, FTP Artists
Collective, MOBBB (Mothers of Black and Brown Babies) and Behind Enemy Lines
(political prisoner program). Events in which the organization coordinates
include the Black August Commemoration, Happily Natural Day, Poets 4 Political
Prisoners and Crew Love.
of the FTP Movement is embodied by their logo, an artistic representation of the
Siafu Ant of Eastern Africa. These ants paint
the picture of teamwork. The Siafu has no eyes, no venom - only strong jaws.
Individually they are small, but as a team they can strip a water buffalo down
to the bone in less than an hour. The FTP Movement is much like the Siafu Ant –
small in size, but powerful beyond measure.
More About the FTP Movement
FTP was founded
in June of 2001 as a performance group. Their original mission was to use music
as a vessel to engage others in the struggle for liberation. In 2004, the
group’s founder, Kalonji Changa, moved to Atlanta.
It was then that the FTP Movement’s first consistent programs began.
The FTP Movement is where theory meets practice— minus the empty rhetoric,
mindless activism and fashionable militancy. The organization views the Liberation
Struggle as an ongoing process with reachable goals that could be met through
consistent dedication. With members spreading across the nation, FTP’s
foundation is built on love, respect, loyalty, discipline and principled unity.
Their mission is to raise political awareness, and engage and inspire people to
take an active role in building the community.
FTP represents globally, with active chapters in Atlanta,
Los Angeles, Oakland,
San Diego, Jacksonville,
Denver and Newark,
NJ. The movement’s list of
supporters include members of Public Enemy, Arrested Development, Dead Prez,
The Welfare Poets and a bevy of independent artists around the country.
FTP Movement’s Feed The People Program
Visit FTP MOVEMENT at: http://ftpmovement.ning.com/?
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AUDIO: "WE ARE [STILL] TROY DAVIS" Grassroots Town Hall Meeting
TROY DAVIS ARTSHOW 11/11/11
|Check out the discussion
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Wednesday 12 October 2011 by: J.A. Myerson,
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|Here's what's new
from FTP MOVEMENT:
Atlanta's Hip Hop
Community on the subject
Hear the timeless words of
Afrika Bambaataa, The
GodFather of Hip Hop Kulture
as he presents on the subject
of UNITY, along with an
introductory, Golden-Era Hip
Hop set by FTP Movement's
own DJ 4th Wurld.
Afrika Bambaataa's address took
place on October 25, 2011 in
Atlanta, GA and was hosted by
the Universal Zulu Nation, Temple
of Hip Hop, and FTP Movement.
J O I N T H E W U R L D to F R E
E T H E P E O P L E ! ! !
|Organization 101: Political Education Class
"Afrikan Centered Education: Building Character in
Pursuit of Sovereignty"
Join us for The Organization 101: Political Education Series! Each solution-based
session will focus on advancing the Political Education of not only organizers, but
also the masses of the people. There will be guest facilitators dealing with an array
of topics pertaining to community organizing. The classes will address everything
from coalition building to knowing your rights. Classes are free and open to the
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:
EVERY THURSDAY 7PM-10PM
*WE BEGIN EACH CLASS BY WRITING A POLITICAL PRISONER SO
PLEASE BE ON TIME (IF POSSIBLE)!!!
@ The Shomrey HaTora Cultural Center
1386 Ralph David Abernathy (Next to Mutana’s)
Atlanta, GA 30310
*NOTE THERE WILL BE FOOD & BOOK VENDORS ON DECK
FOR MORE INFO FEEL FREE TO EMAIL:
|WE ARE STILL TROY
DAVIS MEMORIAL RALLY
|Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Robert Woodruff Park. 91
Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303