Will Griffin: Ideology of the US Peace Movement and its Failures + Will Griffin and John Rachel: The Peace Dividend

no more endless wars fueled by capitalism

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
January 27, 2020

“99% of the radicals are divorced from the masses. They attend rallies and protests but lock their doors when driving through oppressed neighborhoods. They don’t know how to do mass work, how to agitate and organize. They think it’s their opinions that matter, that they fulfill their political duty by expressing them. Whereas, they need to create a presence on the street, amongst the oppressed workers and nationalities, and time is of the essence.” — Kevin Rashid Johnson, New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter

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Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal Granted Right Of Appeal + Court Decision Likely Win for Mumia

Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal Granted Right Of Appeal + Court Decision Likely Win for Mumia

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Updated: Jan. 19, 2019

TheRealNews on Jan 8, 2019

The world’s most renowned death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been granted the right of appeal after 30 years. Eddie Conway, former Black Panther wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 44 years himself, now released, discusses Mumia’s case with Scholar Anthony Monteiro.

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What Is COINTELPRO? by The Anti-Social Socialist

What Is COINTELPRO? by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“We don’t think you fight fire with fire best; we think you fight fire with water best. We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism. We’ve stood up and said we’re not going to fight reactionary pigs and reactionary state’s attorneys like this and reactionary state’s attorneys like Hanrahan with any other reactions on our part. We’re going to fight their reactions with all of us people getting together and having an international proletarian revolution.” — Fred Hampton, Speech delivered at Olivet Church, 1969

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Chris Hedges and Mumia Abu-Jamal: 32nd Anniversary of MOVE Bombing

Chris Hedges and Mumia Abu-Jamal: 32nd Anniversary of MOVE Bombing

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 13, 2017

This week, imprisoned writer and activist Mumia Abu Jamal joins On Contact by phone from prison to discuss the new-slave narrative and state persecution. And on the 32nd anniversary of the Philadelphia police bombing of the radical MOVE organization headquarters, Chris Hedges is joined by MOVE members Ramona and Pam Africa. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Chris Hedges: State Violence and Counter Violence

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Aug 24, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former member of the Black Liberation Army Ojore Lutalo to discuss their roles in the radical movements in the 1960s and early 1970s, and the state’s use of violence to crush them.

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Noam Chomsky: Prison Industrial Complex (clip from Long Distance Revolutionary) + Mumia and The Black Panther Party

Stop and Frisk

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with Noam Chomsky

mumiathemovie·Jan 23, 2013

Long Distance Revolutionary opens NYC February 1, 2013
Opens Seattle February 22, 2013
Opens LA March 1, 2013

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Brother Larry Pinkney on Obama’s Wars, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
February 6, 2011

(SOAPBOX #86) This Sunday (February 6th), Cindy celebrates February by hosting Larry Pinkney, previously a two time January guest (in 2009 & 2010) – in this month instead.  Brother Larry Pinkney is an editorial board member of Black Commentator, a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa and a former political prisoner.  He’s the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  He’s been a distinguished activist and solidly established as an intelligent and perceptive commentator for a good time now.  Continue reading

The Black Panthers and the Assassination of Fred Hampton (1971)

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by Hans Bennett
www.towardfreedom.com
11.02.2009

On the morning of December 4, 1969, lawyer Jeffrey Haas received a call from his partner at the People’s Law Office, informing him that early that morning Chicago police had raided the apartment of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton at 2337 West Monroe Street in Chicago. Tragically, Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark had both been shot dead, and four other Panthers in the apartment had critical gunshot wounds. Police were uninjured and had fired their guns 90-99 times. Throughout the assault Hampton had remained unconscious strong evidence emerged later that a paid FBI informant had given Hampton a sedative that prevented him from waking up and after police forced his 8-month pregnant fiancee, Deborah Johnson, out of the bedroom, two officers entered the room where Hampton still lay unconscious. Johnson heard one officer ask, “Is he still alive?” After two gunshots were fired inside the room, the other officer said, “He’s good and dead now.”

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via The Black Panthers and the Assassination of Fred Hampton

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