Chris Hedges: The Young Lords: A Radical History

Chris Hedges: The Young Lords: A Radical History

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 4, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the legacy of the radical group the Young Lords with Professor Johanna Fernández.

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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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Murder Incorporated by David Swanson + To Hell With Manifest Destiny

Murder Incorporated by David Swanson + To Hell With Manifest Destiny

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by David Swanson
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Let’s Try Democracy, June 17, 2018
December 4, 2018

Murder Incorporated is a three-book series by Mumia Abu Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, which I can highly recommend based on the first book. The other two are not out yet.

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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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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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Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

Occupy May Day 2012

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originally posted Feb. 11, 2014

Joe Friendly on May 30, 2014

Editors Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, join with 2 of the many contributing authors, Clifford D. Conner and Mat Callahan to discuss their book, Imagine Living In A Socialist USA, how it got published, how it has been received, and wondering how socialism might happen in the USA and what it would look like, for example how it would impact the arts and sciences. May 29, 2014 at Alwan For The Arts. video: Joe Friendly.

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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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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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Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

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January 27, 2014

Occupy May Day 2012

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Frances Goldin (Co-editor); Debby Smith (Co-editor); Michael Steven Smith (Co-editor)

Editors of the book “Imagine,” along with some of the contributors to the book, talk about the problems with capitalism and discuss what a socialist America would be like. Joining the discussion are contributors Mumia Abu-Jamal, Frances Fox Piven, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Kazembe Balagun, and Ronald Reosti [and Richard Wolff]. This event was hosted by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Meeting of the Nerds: Cornel West, James Cone and Chris Hedges

Mumia Abu-Jamal

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mumiathemovie on Jun 19, 2013

Stephen Vittoria, director of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary”, speaks with Mumia Abu-Jamal on: Edward Snowden; Mumia’s recent visit w/Chris Hedges, James Cone, and Cornel West; the release of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary” on DVD; and the forthcoming book “Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny” currently being written by Vittoria and Mumia.

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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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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 Unsilenced Voice of a ‘Long-Distance Revolutionary’ by Chris Hedges

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December 10, 2012

Mumia Abu-Jamal

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I am sitting in the visiting area of the SCI Mahanoy prison in Frackville, Pa., on a rainy, cold Friday morning with Mumia Abu-Jamal, America’s most famous political prisoner and one of its few authentic revolutionaries. He is hunched forward on the gray plastic table, his dreadlocks cascading down the sides of his face, in a room that looks like a high school cafeteria. He is talking intently about the nature of empire, which he is currently reading voraciously about, and effective forms of resistance to tyranny throughout history. Small children, visiting their fathers or brothers, race around the floor, wail or clamber on the plastic chairs. Abu-Jamal, like the other prisoners in the room, is wearing a brown jumpsuit bearing the letters DOC—for Department of Corrections.

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Michael Parenti on The State of Human Rights in the U.S.A. (clip from Long Distance Revolutionary)

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October 31, 2012

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: Inheriting an Empire

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Crossposted at Thomas Paine’s Corner thanks, Jason.

By Mumia Abu-Jamal
written on 12/20/08

When Barack Hussein Obama takes the oath of office, he will receive more than the reins to the executive office of the U.S. government; he will inherit the rulership of empire, one that no American consciously voted for.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal on Pres. Barack Obama

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Saving bankers while home owners fail by Mumia Abu-Jamal

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by Mumia Abu-Jamal on death row
Jul 20, 2008

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Excerpts from a June 29 audio column. Go to to hear Mumia’s commentaries and to get updates on his legal case and activities demanding a new trial.

Throughout the presidential primaries, while politicians amass millions from both corporate and private sources, how many times did you hear the subprime lending disaster discussed?

Over a million homeowners, most of them Black or Brown, faced foreclosure and the loss of their most valuable financial asset, and most politicians passed over it in relative silence, while they begged or lied for votes.

How can this be unless they, like most pols, were the paid-for property of corporations?

When the sub-prime mess hit, in a matter of hours, the Federal Reserve Board’s head, Ben Bernanke, slipped $200 billion bucks in government guarantees to keep the mortgage loan industry afloat. Thus, the U.S. government used its power to back the banks’ hustling of what were essentially junk bonds.

A fifth of a trillion dollars to back those who ripped off a million people with loans designed to fail; and for those who got ripped off, nothing.

Indeed, the only politician who was attacking this practice was New York’s former Attorney General (and later Governor), Eliot Spitzer. But once he was caught in the hooker scandal, this threat melted slowly away.

These sub-prime loans, saddled with balloon-like expanded repayment rates, were designed to fail, and these legalized hustles were steered at an astonishing rate—to 73 percent of high-income African-American and Hispanic families. Among white high-income homeowners, only 17 percent were recipients of subprimes.

This greed riot has sent shivers throughout the economy, not just in America, but overseas as well, because foreign companies and governments invested in these junk mortgage bonds.

The foreclosure crisis has slowed housing construction; loans are almost impossible to get; and the International Monetary Fund estimates banks and investors will lose some $1 trillion.

But for nearly a million families their losses will be infinitely greater. They lose their dreams, their homes, and perhaps their families. How many divorces have they birthed by these foreclosures? How many families have been split asunder? How many suicides?

These non-economic losses can be traced to pure, unmitigated greed of bankers, investment houses, and the willing blindness of a government.

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