WARNING: JOINING THE MILITARY IZ HAZARDOUZ

By http://www.objector.org Military recruiters tour the country selling a dangerous product with glamorous ads, just like tobacco companies or drug pushers. The ads promise opportunity and adventure — but don’t believe the hype. 1. JOINING THE MILITARY IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR EDUCATION. The military isn’t a generous financial aid institution, and it isn’t concerned with […]

Iz it illegal to be Black in Amerika?

by Kevin Cooper Sometime in the early 19th century, former United States President Thomas Jefferson stated, “Unchecked power twisted white men’s characters.” Since he was a slave owner and an oppressor, he should know what he speaks about! He also stated, “The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved […]

Remembering Black Pantherz Founder and Hero, Huey P. Newton

by ayanarashed Continue to rest up 2/17/42 – 8/22/89 #BlackKing Huey P. Newton founded the Black Panthers and spent years debating that black americans needed to arm and defend themselves while fighting for equal rights. He is a hero to most and a villain to white america. Newton founded the Black Panthers nearly 50 years ago […]

Black August: What Movementz of Today Can Learn From the Past

Saturday marked the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Black Panther Party prison chapter leader George Jackson at San Quentin State Prison. Almost half a century after Jackson’s death, people honor his memory in a month dedicated to study, fasting and struggle called Black August. Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear spoke with journalist and former […]

History (Our-story) of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in Amerika (1994)

Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/020… Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to […]

Revisiting Attica Showz How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promisez

A new book brings attention to the deadly 1971 prison uprising. Reporters for The New York Times and The Marshall Project describe what has changed since then, and what hasn’t. By Michael Winerip, Tom Robbins and Michael Schwirtz In her new book, “Blood in the Water,” Heather Ann Thompson offers the most detailed account yet […]

Black August, a story of Afrikan freedom fighterz

by Kiilu Nyasha Black August is a month of great significance for Africans throughout the diaspora, but particularly here in the U.S., where it originated. “August,” as Mumia Abu-Jamal noted, “is a month of meaning … of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective […]

Huey P. Newton’z brother Melvin speakz on their Panther historiez

BlockReportRadio.com interviews Melvin Newton, about his brother Huey P. Newton and their history in the Black Panther Party in Oakland California. Melvin talks about Huey facing the death penalty after killing Oakland Police officer Frey, the Huey Newton Defense Committee, Huey’s concept of globalization called Intercommunalism, the founding of Black Studies at Merritt College, and […]

After Attica

http://ia600500.us.archive.org/13/items/150305OSPODCASTAttica/150305-OS-PODCAST-Attica.mp3   We’re revisiting the Attica prison revolt in 1971. It began as a civil rights protest and ended in a massacre when Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered his state troopers to teargas the prisoners and open fire. In the story only now coming clear, Attica marks the twilight of the civil rights movement and the dawn of mass incarceration. […]

Learning from the Slaughter in Attica

What the 1971 uprising and massacre reveal about our prison system and the liberal democratic state. By Adam Gopnik The inmates during a negotiating session on September 10, 1971. An uprising born of panic and confusion triggered a cascade of paranoia that extended to the Nixon White House. Photograph from AP Prisons are the bad […]