Organizers trained by Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) and the Workers World Party met to discuss taking control of local government. The plan involved infiltrating People’s Alliance and Durham Association of Educator to impact who gets elected. They set their eyes on the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, but white guilt couldn’t be used to penetrate one of the nation’s most prominent Black political action committees.
“FRSO is recruiting and building towards the creation of a new Communist Party based on Marxism-Leninism,” the FRSO website states. “This is necessary to lead the way to socialism and liberation.”
A group of leaders with ties to FRSO made inroads into local politics – Jillian Johnson was elected to the city council, Sendolo Diaminah was elected to the board of education before returning to his organizing work with Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), Bryan Profitt was elected president of Durham Association of Educators before becoming vice-president of North Carolina Association of Educators.
Kaji Reyes, another FRSO trainee, heads Durham for All. Organizers from the Southern Vision Alliance help in organizing multiple projects under the same entity. They show up in unison while giving the impression they represent different organizations. The strategy allows them to out vote anyone in the room.
The local strategy is funded nationally by individuals and organizations who regard Durham critical to the revolution. With resources in hand, FRSO trained organizers have moved from across the country and found housing in East Durham to organize Black residents.
There’s limited transparency related to their relationship with FRSO and the World Workers Party. Black residents aren’t informed about the broader agenda. The rule of secrecy is part of the strategy. In the 1970’s, members of the Marxist movement were killed for pressing their agenda.
The plan is working. They control People’s Alliance and Durham Association of Educators. Now, the plot thickens. The next step is to dismantle Durham City and County Governments by forcing the removal of Durham County Manager Wendell Davis and to impact the decision in the hiring of the next city manager.
The March 8, 2021 “People’s Alliance Board Statement on City and County Leadership” makes that point.
“In doing so (selecting the next city manager and voting on the county manager’s contract) it is the prerogative of elected officials to appoint a manager whose governing philosophy and leadership style most aligns with their own,” the PA Board states.
Up next in the Rev-elution series on the plan to take over Durham, a conversation involving how the FRSO agenda plays out in a city known as the home of the Black Wall Street.