If education isn’t built around a praxis of liberation, it’s not education — it’s indoctrinating, pacifying, and oppressive.
Today is Racist Fuckery (10.20.14): At yesterday’s protest outside the St Louis Rams game, racist fans got rowdy and physical. Who got arrested? Two of the protesters, of course. Mike Brown means we have to fight back. #staywoke
These photo comparisons are powerful
48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther PartyPERIES: Let’s fast-forward to today. I mean, the conditions that African-Americans were facing at that time—and you look at examples of Ferguson, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, and the list goes on. But some of the conditions that you were facing at that time is still present. You got out of prison 44 years later. The conditions seems to be more or less similar, with perhaps a few games. What now for the young people that are organizing and working, trying to dismantle this horrid conditions, segregated conditions in large parts of Baltimore? What do you have to say to them?CONWAY: Well, one, I’m going to disagree about the conditions being similar. No, the conditions are worse. There is a segment of our population—I’m talking the black population right now—there’s a segment of our population that has, quote-unquote, arrived, you know, the P. Diddys, the Oprahs, the Bill Cosbys, the Jay-Zs or Beyoncés, etc., entertainers pretty much or whatever. But for the most part, most of our population is impoverished, unemployed, suffering from drug epidemics. Even those that are working and are working for large places like Walmart or Target and whatnot, they are receiving food stamps. They need food stamps to augment their salaries. So even those hard-working people that work 40 hours a week still can’t afford to live in America. So the conditions are far worse. And I think the brutality in Ferguson or Cincinnati or in New York or in Oakland—and there’s case after case after case—in Houston, in Baltimore, has gotten completely out of control. And I think young people today probably need to go back to the basics. They need to organize in their community in ways in which they can create food security. They need to create their own particular jobs. They need to start talking about community control of the police. They need to make a determination of what they can do to gain control of the housing stock, the unused land, etc. But most of all, probably—and I don’t know how successful they will be with this, but they need to develop schools and academies, or even reading our study groups, where they can start studying history and studying what’s going on and come up with some solutions of what to do. (via 48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party, see also previous)
Popular control over decisions that affect people’s freedom and well-being is becoming increasingly weaker.
With what the FBI can do expanding so rapidly, James Comey keeps this memo right on his desk to remind him of what the bureau shouldn’t do. Marked “secret,” it’s a 1963 request from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Titled, “Martin Luther King Jr., Security Matter - Communist.” Hoover requests authority for “technical surveillance” of King. The approval is signed by Attorney General Robert Kennedy.
Scott Pelley: And there was no court order. It was the signature of the FBI director and the signature of the attorney general?
James Comey: Yep. And then open-ended. No time limit. No space restriction. No review. No oversight.
Scott Pelley: And given the threats in the world today, wouldn’t that make your job so much easier?
James Comey: In a sense, but also in a sense, we would give up so much that makes sure that we’re rooted in the rule of law, that I’d never want to make that trade.
Some of the worst of the FBI’s history is in its investigation of Dr. King. So on Comey’s orders, FBI Academy instructors now bring new agents here (to the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC) to talk about values lost in the pursuit of the man who became a monument.(via FBI director on privacy, electronic surveillance - CBS News)
With what the FBI can do expanding so rapidly, James Comey keeps this memo right on his desk to remind him of what the bureau shouldn’t do.FBI Director James Comey speaks with Scott Pelley about our lives online and the need for government electronic surveillance, but only with a court order (screencap)
On October 10, 1964, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy signs his approval to this memo (bottom left). It sets in motion the bugging of King’s office and home telephone lines. October 7, 1963 In Reply, Please Refer to File No. 100-106670 100-3-116 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL RE: MARTIN LUTHER King Jr. SECURITY MATTER - COMMUNIST COMMUNIST INFLUENCE IN RACIAL MATERS [paragraph redacted] It is further requested that authority be granted to place a technical surveillance on the SCLC office at the current New York address or to any other address to which it may be moved. Respectfully, John Edgar Hoover Director (via American RadioWorks - King’s Last March)
Updates on GM recalls, Cuba’s investment in medical training, Germany’s end all tuition requirements. Major discussions of why economics education so poor and report from Santa Fe movement for public banking. Response to listeners on why no recovery from the crisis and how to think about transition to worker coop based economy.
A kindergarten Palestinian girl, Enas Khalil, 5 yrs, died of her wounds as “Israeli” fascist squatter ran over her.
Via Translators for Palestine
#Palestine #StopWarOnChildren #war crimes #israel #terrorism #occupation #Crimes against humanity #fascism #racism
Jim Crow 2.0
nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.
devil stay pulling tricks.
Former Black Panther Eddie Conway describes the political and social conditions that gave rise to the militancy and politics of the Black Panther Party for S…