Another Year of COINTELPRO

March 8th marks the 44th anniversary of the Media, Pennsylvania break-in that helped expose COINTELPRO to the world. The story received even more attention last year when after living with the information for 43 years, the eight anti-war activists who broke into the FBI field office, decided to come forward. For some, the identity of […]

State Of The Union: A Conversation With Former Politikal Prisoner Eddie Conway

By Sean Nevins Deindustrialization, joblessness, drugs infiltrating communities, America’s enemies — a lot has changed since a former Black Panther Party member was imprisoned in 1970. But now he’s out and has some ideas on how to change things for the better. From left to right: Attorney Robert Boyle, Marshall “Eddie” Conway, Attorney Phillip Dontes […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins For years I have been reading about Assata Shakur. I read newspaper articles; I watched discussions about her on Democracy Now! and other radical news outlets; I’d seen her name emblazoned on shirts, and some of my favorite revolutionaries quote her. Last week, I finally picked up her autobiography. I couldn’t put it […]

U.S. kopz kill at 100 timez rate of other kapitalist kountriez

by Richard Becker Capitalist politicians here often promote the reactionary and dangerous idea of “American exceptionalism,” by which they mean that the United States is superior to all other countries. In May 2014, President Obama told graduating West Point army cadets, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.” One area in […]

Long live a free Puerto Rico!

by Berta Joubert-Ceci Excerpted from a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci to the Workers World Party national conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. We are seeing the effects and the consequences of this stage of capitalism — what we have called “capitalism at a dead end.” The intensification of the attacks at all levels on […]

Dear Assata: You Are More of a Woman than Amerika Told You

By Christine Ohenewah Recent news about the FBI’s latest addition to their Most Wanted Terrorist list and the strong recommendation of my mentor prompted me to pick up Assata Shakur’ s autobiography. Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, New York.  Adapting an African name, she took on […]

Shooting Blackz with Immunity

Hands Up Don’t Shoot (image by http://thedialoguechronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/HandsUpDontShoot-kids.jpg) By Joseph Clifford Anyone who is familiar with grand jury procedure knows full well, if a prosecutor wants an indictment he will get it, because in the grand jury the prosecutor is the only side to make a presentation. It is a one sided show with no defense […]

J. Edgar Hoover’z ‘Suicide Letter’ to Martin Luther King Jr. Iz Even Worse Than We Knew

  This 1964 photo of Martin Luther King Jr. was taken by a New York World-Telegram & Sun photographer. Wikimedia Commons Half a century ago, FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover had what he clearly considered to be a big problem in the form of civil rights galvanizer Martin Luther King Jr. In late November 1964, […]

An American Fascism – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)

Mr. Conway says, by targeting the Panthers, the FBI and other state and local agencies were functioning as a national secret police. That was COINTELPRO; it carries on under The Patriot Act. Related articles 44 Years in Prison, Still a Revolutionary – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8) COINTELPRO 101, the documentary Lessons for […]

Local police kill at least 400 people a year, mostly minorities – a black person 4 a 2 week average

    © AFP/Getty Images/Spencer Platt A white police officer in the United States killed a black person on average of twice per week from 2005 to 2012, according to homicide reports offered to the FBI. But this data is limited, as only about 4 percent of law enforcement agencies contributed. There was an average […]