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.
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.
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.
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.
January 27, 2014
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.
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.
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.
from Flashpoints on KPFA http://www.flashpoints..net
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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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