Edward Snowden: If We Are Going To Protect The Rights Of Anyone, We Have To Be Able To Protect The Rights Of Everyone

HERO

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Edward Snowden talks about FBI’s COINTELPRO, CIA’s MK-ULTRA and Black Lives Matters

acTVism Munich on Jan 17, 2017

In this interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden we talk about the history of intelligence agencies and some notable whistleblowers.

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Abby Martin: Puerto Rico’s Debt to its Oppressors

UNOCCUPY PUERTO RICO

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jun 23, 2016

Puerto Rico’s massive debt has been discussed at length in Congress and the media, all omitting the most important fact: the history of being a colonial subject for over 500 years, still owned and controlled by the United States.

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Abby Martin: An Unparalleled Act of Police Terror

May 2, 2015 Justice For Freddie Gray Baltimore Victory Rally 4

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Feb 26, 2016

On May 13, 1985, one of the most shameful, horrific attacks ever by U.S. police took place in West Philadelphia. 11 people—including five children—were killed in a deliberate massacre. A racist and political attack on a radical community group known as the MOVE Organization, city and police officials were revealed to have intentionally set their home ablaze, let the fire rage, and violently kept escaping men, women and children trapped inside.

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Abby Martin and Cornel West: Capitalism Cannot Exist Without Racism

You can't have Capitalism without Racism

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Feb 14, 2016

During Black History Month, as the U.S. pays homage to African Americans who have changed the course of history, the establishment shows us a revised version that omits a critical piece: the Black radical political tradition.

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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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Dandelion Salad

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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The American Oligarchy, Civil Rights and the Murder of Martin Luther King by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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Dandelion Salad
November 29, 2010

3. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights act...

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Civil Rights and Social Control

As the American civil rights movement emerged in the 1950s, the established American oligarchy, in all its various forms and avenues of influence, set in motion simultaneous attempts to control the evolution of the movement, in order to both divide the movement and its leaders against each other, and also to control its direction. The Civil Rights Movement arose as an independent and people-driven movement in a struggle for black rights in America. In this, the movement presented a great threat to the establishment oligarchy, as historically the subjugation of black people within western society was not merely a result of western policies, but lies at the very foundations and bedrock of western ‘civilization’, politically, socially, and economically. Thus, challenging the segregation of race inevitably challenges the entire political, economic and social system.

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John Judge: A Talk about 9/11 (2002)

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talkingsticktv | October 14, 2010

Talk by John Judge, co-founder of Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA) and co-founder of 911citizenswatch.org, given prior to a talk at the University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Center February 12, 2002 in Seattle.

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Making free speech a crime

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SocialistWorker.org
Oct. 6, 2010

Protest of FBI Raids on Anti-War Activists

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The federal government is using a time-honored tactic–smear radicals who support struggles of the oppressed as backers of violence and terrorism.

BACK IN June, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 6-3 decision in the case of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, SocialistWorker.org called the ruling a “license to witch-hunt.”

Little did we know how correct that label would be.

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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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