https://youtu.be/XCCvpa7_QLw The documentary “Takeover,” which chronicles the radical actions of the Young Lords, was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 1970, the Puerto Rican collective took over a condemned hospital in the South Bronx to demand the construction of a new hospital, free healthcare for all, and more. “I’m still amazed there’s More
As we have written before, infiltration is the norm, not the exception of political movements throughout US history. History shows how this growing security state is tied to the bi-partisans in government protecting big business interests and the unfair economy.
In this [amazing] episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with two black revolutionaries and former political prisoners, former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former BLA member Ojore Lutalo, to discuss the mechanisms of state control and the various forms of organized black resistance during the civil rights movement and today.
Hedges: “We have to shut down the system,” said Gale Muhammad, another speaker and the founder and CEO of Women Who Never Give Up. “All the companies that use prison labor have to be boycotted. And we can’t stop there. We have to boycott the vending machines in the prisons and the phone companies. We have to stop spending our money. Until we hit them in the pocket they won’t listen.”
Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring By Rebecca Solnit Feb 22, 2012 TomDispatch via Truthdig When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by More
Remembering Chairman Fred Fred Hampton by Ricardo Levins Morales opednews.com Screeching tires. Flashing lights. Heavily armed men rushing up the dark stairwell open fire through walls and doors on the sleepers inside. When it is over at least 90 holes mark the trajectories of police bullets entering the apartment, mostly aimed at a young man’s More