Prisoner Prophet: Revisiting George Jackson’s Analysis of Systemic Fascism

The rise of Donald Trump has brought talk of fascism to the forefront. While comparing US Presidents to Hitler is certainly nothing new – both Obama and W. Bush were regularly characterized as such by their haters – Trump’s emergence on the national political scene comes at a very peculiar moment in US history. In […]

Redefining Veteran’s Day

By Jared Ball  Originally published in 2011 with Black Agenda Report. I am officially a veteran. Like many I was conscripted by this country’s “poverty draft” and its associated judicial-military pipeline, the one that encourages military time over jail time, and then immediately pressed into service of this nation’s imperial projects. And while I recognize this […]

THE INTENTION BEHIND COLIN KAEPERNICK’S PROTEST

By AFROPUNK On Colin Kaepernick’s birthday, let’s listen to the man’s words and why he sacrifices for his people. Colin Kaepernick gave a powerful speech in Amsterdam when he received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award 2018. //vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/nbcsports_embed/select/media/WjRWc60JczKz   Colin Kaepernick receives the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Colin Kaepernick receives the ACLU Courageous Advocate Award. […]

A thought-provoking interview on Imam Jamil & The 1968 Olympic Protest

Below is a transcript of the interview itself – it includes some historic photographs. If you appreciate the share, please consider making a much needed tax-deductable donation to the work of The Aafia Foundation, A large part of work is dedicated to Political Prisoners like Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. To donate: www.aafia.org And please give a […]

Amerikan Crime:The US invasion of Grenada, 1983

Historian Howard Zinn’s account of the American invasion of the small Caribbean island of Grenada, ostensibly to ‘protect’ US citizens, but in fact to re-assert US military and financial dominance over the region. In the autumn of 1982, President Reagan sent American marines into a dangerous situation in Lebanon, where a civil war was raging, […]

Remembering Real Malcolm x – what others think about master teacher

A home-made documentary dedicated to Malcolm X (Haj-Malik Al-Shabazz). A must watch video of Dr.Betty Shabazz, Gil Noble, Ossie Davis, Sonia Sanchez, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Peter Bailey, James Farmer, John Henrik Clarke, Wyatt Tee Walker, Tavis Smiley, Dr.Cornel West, Jan Carew, Maya Angelou, Denzel Washengton. people should care, please share and spread the message. […]

Amerikan Crime: Ronald Reagan’s Honduras— The Atrocities of “Battalion 316”

      Under U.S. President Reagan, Honduras was transformed into the major regional headquarters for U.S. counterinsurgency operations throughout Central America and Latin America. Above, Honduran soldiers operate a mortar for members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during a joint exercise, March 1988. (Photo: Department of Defense, NARA) THE CRIME: The U.S. military […]

Elementary Genocide 3: Academic Holocaust

World renowned journalist, and award-winning filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz presents the third installment of his docu-series Elementary Genocide: Academic Holocaust. The first two documentaries in the series; The School To Prison Pipeline and Elementary Genocide 2: The Board Of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration received critical acclaim and launched Shabazz as a political pundit and academic ambassador for the African […]

When the Klan Came to Town

“The Great Army for Truth and Americanism Makes Rome Tremble” (1928); Image: Wikimedia   History reminds us that firm and sometimes violent opposition to racists is a time-honored American tradition.   by MICHAEL MCCANNE In Perth Amboy, New Jersey, members of the Ku Klux Klan assembled to hear a xenophobic celebrity speak. An angry crowd gathered […]