Instead of driving up the price of Lipton Tea with their outdated useless and juvenile "Tea Parties", conservatives angry about bailouts and mounting debt, most of which was accumulated under their man George Bush, should get behind Republican Ron Paul's effort to pass legislation to audit the non-governmental institution that gave the first bailout without Congressional approval to AIG. The Federal Reserve is not part of the United States Government despite the fact that Republicans and… Continue
Commonality of Interest (Part 1)
America Needs Black History Month
1964 - 1984 - 2009
“The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or
the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people" Claiborne Pell (1918 - ).
The strength of Black History Month (BHM) is the opportunity for us of color to express their commonality and connection with each other. Regardless of the shades and tones of our… Continue
The Innocence Project helped secure major breakthroughs in Mississippi and South Dakota. Both states passed laws granting post-conviction access to DNA testing, leaving just four states in the nation without such laws.
When the Innocence Project began working in 1992 to overturn and prevent wrongful convictions, not a single state in the country had a law allowing prisoners to seek post-conviction DNA testing. Today there are 46 states with DNA access laws.
New York State's Rockefeller drug laws mandate extremely harsh sentences for sale or possession of even small amounts of drugs. Like similar laws in other states, the Rockefeller laws disproportionately discriminate against people of color.
We've been working with our New York State Conference to repeal the Rockefeller drug laws, which, since 1973, have incarcerated thousands of low-level drug offenders and committed over 4,000 people to long prison terms for simple… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on March 28, 2009 at 7:56pm —
As Obama takes over the presidency of the United States, Horace Campbell contextualizes an Obama presidency in the realities of Africa and the ongoing global finance crisis. He argues that "capitalism should not be reconstituted and rebuilt on the backs and bodies of Africans." For Campbell, the crisis is not simply a cyclical crisis of capitalism; it is a fundamental shift in the global political and economic order. In light of this fast… Continue
Ours is a nation of laws, guided by principles that reflect the essential goodness of the American people. Many of these values – adherence to the rule of law, equality before the law, and the applicability of Due Process – are as well-known as they are timeless. And yet, these principles can only truly be the animating force of our legal system if we, both individually and collectively, make it so. That is why, Mr. President, I pledge to you, to my fellow Department of…Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on March 27, 2009 at 2:07pm —
We can guarantee healthcare for all if we give every American the freedom to choose between keeping their private insurance - if they have any - and a universally available public healthcare option like Medicare.
Tonight at 10pm EST, the ABC News program 20/20 will do a story on the worst example of judicial corruption in the history the United States court system. The story will focus on two disgraced judges from Wilkes-Barre County, Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges. Former judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were caught trying to hide millions of dollars of kickbacks they received from private juvenile detention… Continue
H.R. 40 would acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and it would establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, and to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies.
Rush Limbaugh says there is class warfare in America, the rich against the poor and that poor people are simply envious of rich people. He is right, there is class warfare with the haves ripping off the government for millions of dollars meant to encourage entrepreneurship and start small businesses in poor and middle class under-developed regions of the country.
SBA Needs Thorough Overhaul in Wake of HUBZone Scandal
Uncovering the criminal actions that occurred under Bush's neo-con policies isn't being left up to the Obama Administration and whether or not they will declassify documents related to violations of International law. Other countries allied with Bush in his "War on Terror" are doing their own investigations and hopefully this will prevent the Obama Administration from sweeping the prior administration's criminal misdeeds under the rug.…
During a Saturday interview with WWTC 1280 AM flagged by Smart Politics, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) slammed President Obama’s cap and trade plan, warning that it would have “the impact of forever changing our country.” She was particularly incensed that the bill was meant to address global warming, which she flatly denied was a human-caused problem:
BACHMANN: And actually, we want this debate because the science is on… Continue
Rush Limbaugh who somehow has propped himself up as the non-elected leader of the Grand Ole Party, with the help of clueless conservatives is a gate keeper for the elite bankers and other corporate entities destroying America. The clueless conservatives are so simple minded and brainwashed that they allow people like Limbaugh to misdirect them and focus their attention on Democrats, when in fact both parties have protected the status qou and prevented the United States… Continue
Republicans still want President Obama to fail because losers love company and they want the whole country to wallow in their shame and share in their misery. Governor Piyush Jindal of Louisiana is the latest knuckle head to utter this ridiculous rhetoric. Instead of complaining about the stimulus bill, the idiots should be taking advantage of it by creating small businesses which create jobs which increases tax revenue to pay down the national debt. It takes money to make money, everybody…Continue
During the 80's, conservatives blamed welfare fraud and abuse on "Welfare Queens" driving Cadillacs while living in public housing and collecting food stamps. There was no truth to this myth but political rhetoric often has no basis in truth. Ronald Reagan and his media consultants were playing upon divisions in the American population that are often drawn along racial and social economic lines and to get the white blue collar vote, putting a urban face on welfare fraud was quite effective.…Continue
AIG is striking back at the U.S. Government, perhaps in response to bills aimed at taxing up to 90% of the bonuses due to be paid to individuals in the company who helped cause the financial meltdown. American International Group is reportedly planning to sue the U.S. Government for $306 million in taxes it claims it overpaid when they took advantage of an extension of NAFTA in a tax haven set up by the Bush Administration.…
Tonight revolutionary brother Carl Dix joins the broadcast to inform us about an upcoming event he and Cornel West will be hosting in NYC to stop the maddening mass incarceration going on in the United States.
"Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide. Act to STOP it Now!" Monday May 20, 2013, 7:30pm, The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew 263 W. 86th St (between Broadway and West End Ave), #1 train to 86th, For tickets: 212-691-3345 or online @ http://revolutionbooknyc.org
In 1996, Dix co-founded the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of Generation. Most recently, Dix has been a central figure in the campaign to Stop "Stop and Frisk" aimed at opposing the New York Police Department's efforts to stop hundreds of thousands of people in New York City and frisk them for weapons, drugs or other items. Dix has long addressed questions about imperialist war, revolutionary struggles and the oppression of Black people. Other news out of New York pertaining to the NYPD Gestapo & Frisk campaign against Black people. The newly appointed Black Chief of Department wastes no time in fulfilling his duties as a racially showcased weapon of mass confusion as he goes to a white borough to tell them Gestapo & Frisks is not racial profiling.
Keeping it in NYC, a bronx based Hispanic religious organization shows up to the Gestapo Frisk civil trial to show their support for a suspected racist NYPD Deputy inspector caught on tape telling officers to target Black boys and men.
Conservatives in Congress just won't let Benghazi go and there is talk about impeaching President Obama concerning lies pertaining to a terrorist attack. Hillary Clinton is another one in their sights but again, this is manufactured outrage as well. The answer to why four Americans were killed in Benghazi is very simple, tune in for the answer.
Guatemalan dictator and US ally Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty on charges of genocide against Mayan villagers, some are asking if US officials will be charged in connection to their support of genocide in South America. Ronald Reagan staunchly supported this mass murderer and was complicit in many crimes against humanity.
New information on the killing of Malcolm Shabazz brings more questions and suspicions. Two men have been arrested in the murder of the emerging activist but other activist believe the Mexican labor activist Manuel Suarez had something to do with the murder as his story does not pass the smell test.
Today on May 13, 1985, the City of Philadelphia used its police force to commit an act of terrorism against the Move family by dropping a two pound bomb on their home from a helicopter killing several members of the group including children. The resulting fire destroyed over 60 homes.
Racism is not "accidental" it is conscious activity.
This and probably more tonight on Black Talk Radio News.
Truth Minista Paul Scott and Robbie YasinWiseguy Alexander (ThreesixtyWiseguy) dropped in again to discuss the news of Lil Wayne being dropped by Mountain Dew and the rapper Tyler is angry that his Mountain Dew ad was banned for being racist. Why Lil Wayne, or his publicist, issued an apology, Tyler the Creator still does not get why his ad was racists and says Dr. Boyce Watkins is some "old dude" disconnected from the times.
Followed up on the news that the FBI added Black activist Assata Shakur to its most wanted "terrorist list" and erected "wanted" bill boards in Newark, New Jersey, where the film Mumia: Long distance revolutionary was banned from the only theater in town which is co-owned by the racially showcased Shaquille O'Neil.
Join me for Political Prisoner Radio tonight to discuss the breaking news concerning the tragic murder of Malcolm Shabazz, a political and human rights activist and organizer who reportedly was found murdered today in Tijuana, Mexico.
Earlier today I spoke to attorney activist Nkechi Tiafu who shared statements from the NY National Lawyers Guild and The National Conference of Black Lawyers in reference to Assasta Shakur being labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the United States government.
Join me for Political Prisoner Radio tonight with Sis. Pam Africa to discuss corporate and state sponsored environmental terrorism, seedless veggies possibly destroying the seeds in our wombs, the Newark, NJ cancellation of Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary and more.
Before we hear from Sis. Pam Africa, I want to share an important update about Sis. Assata Shakur as the United States government, perhaps angry at the attention Cuba received after Jay-Z and Beyonce visited the island which caused a new generation to question why the United States has a travel ban on the country, the FBI has double its reward for her capture and placed her on its "most wanted terrorists" list possibly making her a target for President Obama's drone assassination program.
According to supportdaniel.org, Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist from New York City. He was charged in federal court on counts of arson, property destruction and conspiracy, all relating to two actions in Oregon in 2001. Following his arrest, Daniel was offered two choices by the government: cooperate by informing on other people, or go to trial and potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. His only real option was to plead not guilty until he could reach a resolution of the case that permitted him to honor his principles. After many months of litigation and negotiation, Daniel was able to admit to his role in these two incidents, while not implicating or identifying any other people who might have been involved.
Our guest tonight is Leslie Pickering former Earth Liberation Front spokesperson and owner of Burning Books in Buffalo, NY. According to the website lesliejamespickering.com, Leslie James Pickering was a Founder and Spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office, serving with the organization from early 2000 until the summer of 2002.
During this period the Press Office sustained two raids by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and local law enforcement agencies, responded to over a half dozen grand jury subpoenas, conducted public presentations, produced booklets, newspapers, magazines, and a video on the Earth Liberation Front and handled the public release of communiqués for dozens of the most vital Earth Liberation Front actions.
"I don’t think that slow progress is going to do it, though. This isn’t a quality-of-life issue that we’re dealing with, the environment. It’s not something that we can pretend will be solved with our nonprofit, tax-deductible donations. This is a global catastrophe, and if we don’t act accordingly, the planet’s going to be dead. It’s not going to matter how uncomfortable we are with arson, or sabotage, or property destruction, or violent revolution, when the planet is dead. It’s not going to matter." - Leslie James Pickering
There will be no justice for the family of Ramarley Graham unless another indictment against NYPD Officer Richard Haste is issued by another grand jury. Ramarley Graham is a teen who was shot in his grandmother’s bathroom while allegedly trying to flush a small amount of marijuana down the toilet. A Bronx judge tossed the indictment of the officer who shot and killed Graham claiming he had a gun but none was found. Citing mistakes…
By TRUTH Minista Paul Scott, 5/13/2013 news, culture
“We Want in/Or let the revolution begin” - Various Shades of Black-Rakim
There was a time when Rev. Cleophus Johnson, head of the Negro League of Colored Black People ,Inc could call for a march and thousands of people would show up. So, he was confused when his latest call to integrate BigBubba's Beer and Burger Barn was only answered by a couple of elderly…
The inquiry into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya by conservatives to this point has been little more than an expression of white supremacy and political theater. What the inquiry is saying is that only "American" lives matter and not the lives of the thousands killed in Libya or those that are still being killed and displaced from their homes due to ethnic cleansing by forces backed by the United States. The…