Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20th, 2015, Northbay Uprising radio news

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* The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that airs every Friday from Berkeley, CA between 1-2 P.M. Pacific time on KPFA, Pacifica Radio (Free Speech Radio, 94.1 FM). The program is an extension of the work Project Censored began in 1976 celebrating independent journalism while fighting media censorship and supporting a truly free press. The program, which began in 2010, focuses on Project’s founding tagline: The News That Didn’t Make the News and Why. Co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips conduct in-depth interviews with their guests and offer hard-hitting commentary on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy. The program is now syndicated on over 25 stations around the US. To learn more about the show, propose future guests and topics, or find out how to bring the program to your local community radio station, contact:
Co-Hosts, Prof. Mickey Huff
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* "Whistleblower Protections" (2015-07-11) []. This week, co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips discuss the Importance of Whistleblowing and Whistleblower Protection. They speak with attorney Jesselyn Radack, National Security & Human Rights Director at the Government Accountability Project, about her work around clients such as Edward Snowden, Thomas Andrews Drake, and John Kiriakou, among others, and the state of Whistleblower protection in the US and around the world. To wrap up the program, Peter discusses his research about the .0001% Transnational Capitalist Class and those who attend the annual gathering at the Bohemian Grove in Northern California

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[], to end the USA's endless wars, in harmony with Principle 1 & 6 of International Law [], the 5 protocols of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW)[], and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [].

The wars against the people of northern Arabia, Libya, Baluchistan and Pashtunistan have claimed millions of lives since 1994...
* "4 Million Muslims Killed In Western Wars: Should We Call It Genocide?" (2015-08-18, []
* "Slaughter Caused by US Endless Wars Remains Largely Unnoticed by Americans" (2015-08-14, []

* "Americans rally for Korean unification at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial; In searing heat, crowds rally for unification as part of 'One Dream One Korea' initiative" (2015-08-17, []
* One Dream, One Korea declaration of intent []
* "Pro-North Korean group denies that it’s under investigation for tax evasion" (2015-08-18, []. Mike Bassett writes: This should also be a case for the Feds to raid AIPAC and other pro-Israel propaganda and espionage groups. Wonder why Joshua Stanton esq., DHS employee turns a blind eye to Israel doing worse than what he accuses these Korean Americans of doing.

* "US team beats Iranians in Robocup football final" (2015-07-22, AFP Newswire) []

* "Neocons to Americans: Trust Us Again" (2015-08-16, [] [begin excerpt]: Marching in lockstep with Israeli hardliners, American neocons are aiming their heavy media artillery at the Iran nuclear deal as a necessary first step toward another “regime change” war in the Mideast – and they are furious when anyone mentions the Iraq War disaster and the deceptions that surrounded it. America’s neocons insist that their only mistake was falling for some false intelligence about Iraq’s WMD and that they shouldn’t be stripped of their powerful positions of influence for just one little boo-boo. That’s the point of view taken by Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt as he whines about the unfairness of applying “a single-interest litmus test,” i.e., the Iraq War debacle, to judge him and his fellow war boosters. [end excerpt]

1. "60 National Security Leaders Support the Iran Deal," The Iran Project, July 20, 2015
2. "Letter to the President from over 100 former American Ambassadors on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's Nuclear Program.," The Iran Project, July 16, 2015
3. "Americans Strongly In Favor of Iran Deal," Public Policy Polling, July 27, 2015
4. "The consequences of a bad deal with Iran," Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2015
5. "Special Editorial: Kill the Deal," The Weekly Standard, April 4, 2015
6. "Big money and ads clash over Iran nuclear deal," USA Today, July 22, 2015

* "The “New Thirty Years War” in the Middle East – A Western Policy of Chaos?" (2015-08-14, []
* "U.S. vs. Iraq: 25 Years and Counting" (2015-07-30, by Mickey Z.) []

* "Longtime Iraq war opponent Jeremy Corbyn has Blair running scared" (2015-08-14, []
* "Why Israel Is So Concerned About Jeremy Corbyn" (2015-08-14, []

So that we may remember...
* "George W. Bush: May I Quote You, Mr. President?" (2015-08-16, by Prof Rodrigue Tremblay) [], a selection of 50 quotes from President George W. Bush, for entertainment or meditation

Updates on campaigns for for Peace, Justice, & Freedom across the greater Bay Area, Norcal, and Socal

* "Black and Brown Lives Matter!" photo (Rev. Floyd Harris, 2015-08-16) [], with the Brown Berets of Fresno


* "Court reopens vandalism case against Occupy Oakland protester" (2015-08-14, []. A state appeals court has reopened the case of an Occupy Oakland protester who was convicted of smashing windows at police headquarters in November 2011, but claims the prosecution withheld police videos that undermine the evidence against him.
Charges will get dropped and they will take bullshit charge off his record.

How many community liberation organizers, human-rights activists and community justice advocates are being arrested in the following circumstances and placed under the supervision of a correctional authority because of this "legal" rationale?
Hero: "What am I being arrested for?"
Pig: "Resisting arrest."
Hero: "But what did I do to be arrested to begin with?"
Pig: "You resisted arrest."

* (2015-08-12) []: The police just shot someone on 27th and mlk
People moved one block away from telegraph and 27th towards mlk at northgate and 27th. the cops are blocking MLK after murdering an unarmed black man who had his hands up!

* Joe Bart report (2015-08-13, Anti Police-Terror Project) [] [begin excerpt]: There are conflicting reports about whether or not the brother had a gun, but ACROSS the board - EVERYONE we spoke with said the brother was running AWAY from the cops and that he was shot in the BACK. And that he NEVER fired at police and there was no "confrontation" as OPD Spin Master Johanna Watson stated at the press conference.
An eye witness even said the brother was in the process of surrendering, slowing his run down, and saying "OK, OK, OK."
At that point, witnesses say he either fell or was pushed to the ground by the force of the first shot in his back and it was on the ground where he was the recipient of the remaining shots fired by OPD. [end excerpt]
Malaika H Kambon shared Patrick Swazyy's photo []: Sorry. This is serious trigger. But OPD needs to be put on blast. This was the last picture of ‪#‎joebart‬ still alive after OPD murdered him yesterday in west Oakland. Why the fuck did the pigs take his pants and underwear off. After they shot him in the back five to seven times, they disrobed him. Why???? Wtf????absolutely no dignity or humanity here. ‪#‎ftp‬

* "Police Killing of Nathaniel Wilks Re-Ignite Protests in Oakland" (2015-08-15, [] [begin excerpt]: Wednesday afternoon, a 27 year old man was shot by Oakland police following a pursuit and alleged carjacking attempt in West Oakland. Alameda County Coroner’s Office identified 27-year-old Nathaniel Wilks as the  suspect involved in the fatal shooting. After Wilks was shot, he was later taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
The police chase originally started when officers claim to have spotted what they believed to have been a stolen car. Officers attempted to pull the driver over, but Wilks fled the scene, resulting in a full-on police chase complete with helicopter tracking and lasted roughly seven miles until the man crashed into another car on 27th Street between Northgate Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
According to the police account, the man allegedly ran from the car (allegedly armed with a gun) and tried to carjack another driver. As police ran up, there was a confrontation with the suspect – according to some news accounts at least one officer opened fire, while other accounts state that all three officers opened fire. (We will let you decide what you think is more likely to have occurred until more information is released from more reliable sources.) [end excerpt]
* Two photos (2015-08-13) []: Oakland protests has shut down the 980 Highway. In response to the police shooting and killing of Joe Bart. People are getting out of their cars to join and beeping thier horns to the BLack Lives Matter chant. Lots of police just showed up in riot gear.

* Photo (2015-08-14) []: Demanding an end to police terror at 27th and MLK


Justice 4 Richard Linyard, AKA Afrikan Richie !
Update: Ms. Jessica Gatewood has informed me that there will be a press conference on August 20th at NOON, at Oakland City Hall. It is imperative that we all be there to support her. Following the press conference we will move forward with rallying in front of OPD to demand Justice for Richard aka Afrikan Richie as well as request that his belongings be returned to his mother. If you are interested in helping organize email



* "The real news about Alex Nieto! Analysis and evaluation of the San Francisco District Attorney’s report deciding not to file criminal charges against San Francisco police officers who killed Alex Nieto on march 21, 2014" (Benjamin Bac Sierra, M.A., J.D., who adds "I have had less than 20 hours to prepare this statement. The San Francisco District Attorney had 10 months to investigate and to write a flawed eight page report.") [] [begin excerpt]: According to the bottom of page two, no 911 call or radio dispatch claims Alex Nieto is doing anything that is erratic or violent. We now have confirmed evidence that Alex never threatened anyone, yet the SFPD rushed up to Bernal Hill in an aggressive military manner to kill someone.
On page three, according to Officer Sawyer, as Alex walked down the hill, he continued eating from his bag of chips. Consider Alex’s intent and mindset: he had no clue that anyone had called the police on him because he had done nothing wrong. He was minding his own business eating his chips. He did not imagine that the police were there for him. Any reasonable police officer seeing someone eating a bag of chips should have known that this person is not a violent threat. Yet they approach him in a daunting, life threatening manner with their guns drawn on him.
On page three of the report it states that when officers see Alex they believe he is the suspect. Officer Sawyer believes he sees a bulge under his jacket that may be a gun. Officer Schiff certainly sees what he believes is a holstered weapon.
Officers exit their patrol car with guns drawn on Alex.
They state that then Alex lifted his arms and exposed what appeared to them to be a holstered weapon.
Let’s review: They both now know that Alex Nieto has a pistol and they have their own guns aimed right at him; their weapons are drawn.
They then claim that Alex takes his weapon out of his holster and points it at both of the ready and trained officers, and the officers allow him to do this.
For argument’s sake, let us accept this narrative yet question it. If Alex had drawn his weapon, and the veteran police officers have their own pistols aimed right at him, and they justifiably believe he has a gun, why did they not immediately shoot when Alex even attempted to reach for his weapon? Why would trained police officers allow themselves to be tracked by someone with a gun?
This narrative is completely unbelievable. Once Alex would have reached for his weapon, officers would have immediately fired, especially since they already had their weapons drawn and pointed at him.
Why would Alex Nieto even point a taser at police officers when he has done nothing wrong? He is ready for work as a security guard (he’s scheduled in less than two hours). He has no criminal history and has never been arrested in his life.
On page three, why does the report reference the first shots fired by Officers Sawyer and Schiff as “a number of shots?” Why can’t they say exactly how many shots they fired at that moment and who fired first?
This D.A report’s summary of the shooting is completely inconsistent with the audio. There were first two shots and then there was a seven second pause. Then there was more firing, what we now know was a total of 59 shots! [end excerpt]


Words of Wisdom:
* "When it comes to the human and democratic rights of the rich, presidents, governors, and judges hold these rights to be sacred and zealously enforce them to the full extent of the law. But when it comes to the human and democratic rights of workers and others without big bank accounts, the Constitution has no bearing in the eyes of the powers that be. As a matter of fact, when it comes to protecting the poor from the rich, the guarantee of democratic and human rights is not the U.S. Constitution. Rather, it is the kind of mass action in the streets and workplaces of America that have so often in the past been organized by millions of workers in mass strikes and other forms of direct action. When push comes to shove, the only way strikes have ever been won is by mobilizing as many pickets as needed to keep struck factories and other workplaces shut down tight." —Nat Weinstein, 1924-2014
* "Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say 'We have done this ourselves'." - LAO TZU



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The idea of learning about their own history and culture made George Jackson University so popular when it was first organized several years ago that 25,000 Black prisoners immediately signed up. But prison authorities moved immediately, too, not to support but to erase the concept and, at about the same time, the GJU records were destroyed by fire. Now GJU is being reorganized mainly as a source of literature. To learn more and get involved, write to Abdul Olugbala Shakur, s/n J. Harvey, C-48884, CSP Cor SHU 4B-1L-19, P.O. Box 3481, Corcoran CA 93212. – Art: Damu Katika Chimurenga, s/n Hayward L. Mayhan, P-60322, 4A-2L-6L, P.O. Box 8800, Corcoran CA 93212

* "Prisons, gangs, witchhunts and white supremacy" (2015-02-01, by Steve Martinot, [] [begin excerpt]: There is a trick that the California prison administration (hereafter “Admin”) pulls on African Americans in prison. It is to charge them with gang activity if they refer to “George Jackson” or any of his writings or ideas or to the “Republic of New Afrika” or the politics of New Afrikans.
Any such reference will be interpreted to mean one is a member of a group called the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) and thus guilty of promoting gang activity. Thousands of people, mostly Black and Brown, have been held in solitary confinement (Security Housing Unit, or SHU) for years and even decades, because “gang activity” constitutes a “security threat to the prison,” according to the Admin.
Yet even prisoners held in solitary can be brought up on charges of “gang activity,” which is hard to imagine. Four times in the course of a single year, Abdul Olugbala Shakur, a long-timer in Pelican Bay, has been so charged for letters to friends on the outside. Each time, he was convicted of gang activity and his solitary confinement extended. I recently obtained access to the write-ups of those various hearings, called “Rules Violation Reports.” In them, one sees a species of witchhunt in modern form. [end excerpt]
* "Political or Gang Activity? “New Afrikan” Prisoners in Solitary Confinement" (2012-08-07, [] [begin excerpt]: Three “New Afrikan”  prisoners in California Security Housing Units (Pelican Bay and Corcoran State Prisons) have recently written to Solitary Watch criticizing their continued isolation for being members of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF), the only black prison gang in California that will lead to placement in the SHU.
According to Mutope Duguma (legal name James Crawford) at Pelican Bay, it’s his political views “that got me placed in solitary confinement and labeled a BGF member, which I am not, but in order to place you in solitary confinement IGI/ISU/OCS have to label you a BGF if you’re a New Afrikan.”
He has been in solitary for over a decade. “My cell has a concrete slab bed, the cell is white with a concrete brick slab for TV holding. Toilet and sink connected all in one and the steel front panel door and a white painted wall in front. No trees. No animals. No sun. No life. Just prisoners isolated from the world,” he writes.
Life for men in the SHU is bleak, reports Duguma., “I get up at 5:30 AM, go to the yard when my rotation comes around for 90 minutes, then I am back in my cell for the rest of the day.”
Prisoners labeled BGF are routinely validated on the basis of their political views. In a June 2012 ruling, the California Court of Appeals found that Duguma’s political writings were wrongly used to prevent outgoing mail to the San Francisco Bay View newspaper.  Duguma referred to himself as a “New Afrikan Nationalist Revolutionary Man.”
A Correctional officer intercepted the letter and sent a “Stopped Mail Notification”, indicating that the letter “promotes gang activity,” and that his writings were a reference to “ideology created by the Black Guerilla Family.”
Stanford Professor James Campbell, after reading the letter, told the court that Duguma is “a serious political thinker using terms such as ‘New Afrikan’ and ‘New Afrikan Nationalist Revolutionary Man’ that were ubiquitous in Black urban life in the 1960s and 1970s…”
The court ultimately ruled that “without any evidence showing the letter to promote violence or otherwise threaten security, the confiscation violates the First Amendment” and ordered that the letter finally be sent to the Bay View.
According to accounts by men in California’s SHUs, drawings are also used to justify their continued isolation. One common image used to validate prisoners is any drawing of a dragon. For the BGF, one of their symbols is a dragon squeezing a prison guard tower. [end excerpt]

* "Racialized Poverty in America has Nearly Doubled in 21st Century; New report finds mid-sized cities like Detroit and Milwaukee are ground zero for dramatic rise in segregation" (2015-08-10, []
* "Throughout the Country, Potential Black Jurors Face High Rejection Rates" (2015-08-17, []


* "Tear gas & ‘flaming barricade’: Protesters confront St. Louis cops over fatal shooting" (2015-08-19, [] [begin excerpt]: St. Louis police have been confronted by residents after officers fatally shot a black suspect. At least three people were arrested, police said, but continued protest resulted in officers deploying tear gas and rubber bullets. Several fires were reported. [end excerpt]

* "State of emergency declared in Ferguson" (2015-08-10, []
* "St. Louis police bought Israeli skunk spray after Ferguson uprising" (2015-08-13, []
* "Police Arrest 50 Demonstrators as State of Emergency Declared in Ferguson" (2015-08-10, []
* "A St. Louis Police Officer Is Bragging About His 'Annual Michael Brown Bonus' " (2015-08-15, []

The Whole World is Watching!
* "British reporter in Ferguson finds whites openly carrying rifles and peaceful blacks being arrested" (2015-08-11, [], video []
* "North Korean TV on shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, USA" []


* (2015-08-14, Lorenzo Komboa Ervin):
So, some friends got together with us last week in Memphis. One, a Black activist lawyer from NYC, and the other a sister from the original BPP in NYC, along with her husband who had been an anti-war activist when they met many years ago in NY, and had moved to Memphis. So, my wife and I met them at the library, and then went out with them to a restaurant in the entertainment district downtown on Beale St., for a few hours last weekend. We talked about a lot of things that day, reminisced about the struggle of the 1960's and 70's, and so on for hours. The one thing that I will remember however is that after we were heading for where our cars were parked, the lawyer said she could feel the racism from whites in Memphis, and also the fear of Blacks in Memphis, as if they were still in slavery. I told her that I felt that everyday, and that unless you come here or have been here for anytime, it is not possible to pick it up. Most people don't believe it or cannot really imagine it as somehow different from where they live. It, for sure ain't all about Elvis and that damn hound dog! This is a racist hellhole.

* "Yesterday my cousin was a victim of a #hatecrime In Clinton, Iowa! Her attacker screamed racial slurs and cut her in the face and she will have to have surgery to fix her face!" (2015-08-13) []
This type of terror attack happens frequently, but rarely makes it in the monopolist news media. Another example of this type of terrorism:
* "Native Mother Attacked and Beaten, Skinheads Suspected" (2011-07-21, []

The antagonisms shown between certain former members of the old Black Panther Party (1966 to 1983) and the Leadership of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP) is threatening to dispose of the long-fought Black Unity coalition building.
A polemic against the NBPP: "Plundering the Panthers, Manipulating the Movement: Re-Branding the Black Panther Party" (2009-12-02, []

* "Responding to the Terrorism on Black America" round-table flier []
* "#OperationShutdown and Drawing Political Lines" (2015-07-19, by Dhoruba bin-Wahad) []
* "Dhoruba bin Wahad disrupts NBPP Summit" []
* "Official NBPP statement on Dhoruba bin- Wahad and Operation Shut em' Down" (2015-08-14, []. The archived version of the page does not have the images presented, but by clicking on where the images should be at, you can view them, including the one presented here, showing the camaraderie between Wahad and NBPP, 2010, around the release of a documentary, "New Panthers to honor legacy of the Black Panther Party and BLA" (2010-10-19, NBPP) []

* (2015-08-14, Davey D) []: This is beyond heartbreaking to hear... Our elder, former Black Panther and BLA member and political prisoner who served 20 years in jail, was beaten and stomped out by 25 people from the New Black Panther Party at the orders of Malik Zulu Shabazz.. He was in surgery for 6 hours to repair his jaw which was broken in 3 different places.. Folks are not stomping out the George Zimmermans, Jon Burges or Johannes Mehserles of the world, but they do this to Dhoruba?? The man is 71 years old.. Below is press release about this...
* "Did Malik Zulu Shabazz of the NBPP order an attack on 71 yr old elder activist?" (2015-08-13, []. Photo: Activists Dhoruba Bin-Wahad and Kalonji Jama Changa reportedly attacked on the orders of NBPP leader Malik Zulu Shabazz.

* "Movement Activists Violently Attacked at Atlanta Conference" (2015-08-13, New Afrikan Press International) [newafrikanpressint@)] []:
On Saturday, August 8, 2015, a group of six Black Liberation Movement activists were violently attacked at a downtown Atlanta hotel. The group included members of the Free The People Movement, including their Coordinator, Kalonji Jama Changa, members of the Nation of Gods and Earths and Dhoruba Bin Wahad, the internationally recognized former Black Panther Party leader and political prisoner of 19 years. The group was jumped by 25 to 30 members of The New Black Panther Party at “The Power Belongs to the People 2015 Summit” in Atlanta, Georgia, an event hosted by the New Black Panther Party.
According to eyewitnesses, 71 year-old Dhoruba Bin Wahad and the others approached the side of the stage where attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz was speaking. While standing there, Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party asked, “Who is that?” Bin Wahad replied, “You know who I am!” Shabazz responded “WAHAD! We’ll deal with you later!” Bin Wahad countered with “You can deal with me now…” Knowing that Dhoruba Bin Wahad was there with information that would publicly expose Shabazz’s government affiliations that contradict his stance as a Nationalist and activist for Black liberation, Shabazz immediately ordered the NBPP members in attendance to “Get his b*tch ass out of here!” At that point the whole group was mobbed and violently attacked by at least 25 members of the audience. As they defended themselves, the men were struck with chairs and other objects. Bin Wahad’s jaw was broken in three places, one of his associates was choked unconscious and others received head gashes that required staples.
As of this release, Bin Wahad is undergoing a 6-hour surgery to reconstruct his jaw and the others have been treated and released. More details will follow as information is gathered.

* (2015-08-15, response from Chawn Kweli): People from all over want to know what happened August 8th 2015 in the Ramada Ballroom when Dhoruba Bin -Wahad and 9 man posse, came to our summit to carry out a plan intent on disrupting , strong-arming and shutting the summit down.. Endangering the children, women, and men there - who came to be in black unity and fight for Black Power. Witness to the was baba Mukasa Rick (founder of black Power), CEO Michael V Roberts, Student Minister David Muhammad and others  WE HOPED THEY WOULD CLAIM THEIR PLAN AND OWN UP TO THEIR ACTIONS (WHICH THEY DID NOT)
So, We have taken the time to detail the events in it's entirety (before and after) to expose the hidden hands involved in the failed operation which backfired on the attackers who now are in damage control seeking sympathy.
I am aware that many people have their feelings on what took place august 8th in the Ramada ballroom between young members of the NBPP, Dhourba Bin Wahad and Kalonji Changa- from what I have observed most of you were not there, and have made decisions based on hearsay or emotionalism.
I was there I seen the 8 to 9 men march down the leftside wall and head straight to the stage in a packed house. I saw the leadership greet DBW respectfully, and his belligerent demeanor towards attorney shabazz and the host.
He was asked to leave.. refused .. punched a young man, was subdued after pulling a knife after the fight ensued - the 9 men involved had weapons and pulled them, but were disarmed
the women and children were all in panic and endangered, and there was no re guard shown for them or the safety of others baba Mukasa Ricks was there and had to ball up his fist to protect his wife kalonji changa would run leaving DBW and the others he came with to shut the summit down
none of us are happy about dBW being involved , none of us had any idea of his operation shut em down, we were hoping that those involved would be honest but they have not been
both video and audio were rolling and those who lied can only try to do damage control for a attempted plan gone terribly wrong. not to forget that men were injured on both sides due to this insane plan .
If you were not there please quit lying to the public, those involved need to take responsibility for their actions many more innocent people could have been hurt were it not for the trained brothers on security you cannot plan to attack something, then attack it - and then when it goes wrong masquerade like they attacked you. [end message]
[further comment] let me be clear i am still in disbelief and shock, and don't celebrate this ... ain't none of the soldiers happy about this ...we are all taught to honor our elders and those who come before us, you can't plot, plan, an move on people who treated you peaceful, even in light of harsh political commentary; I just thought those involved would own their part in it. that's the worse part.
I stand firm in saying I don't like it on either side, hind sight is 20/20 there are alot of things all of us would have done differently if we knew that was the intention, or that things would get to that level, I do believe he may have been manipulated or influenced to come in there since this is not the first time Kalonji Changa has done this and he ran after he came in there with them according to the talking drum collective [].

* (2015-08-13, Response from Babu Omowale, National Minister of Defense, under Chairman Qahhar of The People's New Black Panther Party) []: This had nothing to do with the People's NBPP under the leadership of Abdull Qahhar. We wear the same uniform and patch but our political ideology is not the same. As we do not have the details of the incident we refrain from speaking on the issue. Just be clear, be specific in your intentions as the entire NBPP is not involved in this issue. [end]

Chairman Abdul Qahar is among the original BPP organizers of the early 1970s who remained active, read more about his history alongside his wife's story at "Shirley Qahhar" (2010-07-16, [].
* The Peoples NBPP is affiliated with other groups and NBPP chapters [].
* Chairman Abdul Qahhar speaks at the Oppressed People's Nation '2nd annual Day of Awakening' (2010), pt. 1 [], part 2 []
* "Resisting Kleveland Killer Kops: 21 Cops Fire 137 Shots, Kill Couple, Community Outraged" (Black Left Unity Network, []

The People's NBPP is organizing in unity with the Huey P. Newton Gun Club (HPGC) of Cleavland [] and Texas, with the Houston NBPP [].
* "Black Open Carry Protest For Sandra Bland Shuts the Police Down" (2015-08-13, []
* "Sandra Bland rally held outside Waller County Jail" (2015-08-12, []
* Statement from The People's NBPP (2015-08-12), video []: Under the leadership of national chairman Abdull Qahhar the People's New Black Panther Party, along with members of Huey P Newton Gun Club, rally for Sandra Bland and others who have been murdered in amerikka's jails and prisons. RIP Sandra Bland and Ahja Dixon, both murdered in Texas.
* SANDRA BLAND RALLY announcement from NBPP Housotn Chapter (2015-08-10) []: The People's New Black Panther party will be hosting a rally for our dear sister, Sandra Bland on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 701 Calvit St. Hempstead, Tx 77445 at the Waller County jail from 1-3p. THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE FOR AFRICANS LIVING IN AMERICA!
* Photos from the Sandra Bland Rally (2015-08-12, NBPP Houston) [] [] []

* "Sandra Bland Still Speaks" (2015-08-10) [], video []: Inside Waller County Jail lobby. As we chant "Sandy still speaks" Waller Police didn't take to that too well before they began aggressively pushing protesters.  We didn't do anything to warrant the aggression from cops but utilize free speech loudly. SANDY STILL SPEAKS!

* HPNGC: We started off small in 2013 now we here 2014 and 2015 summer training. Three photos []

NBPP in Africa [], with the Pan-African Congress of Azania, and APLA.

Dr. Khalid Muhammad: No Chill []
It's one thing to be ignorant, lacking in knowledge, lacking in self love, spewer of hate but to understand your enemy and tell them so, Dr. Khalid Muhammad was that man. Like many his upbringing was no different than any black man, woman, and child. He was the assistant of Louis Farrakhan before his Kean College speech, which due to the validity of his speech, his direct assault towards the oppressor, he was told by the racist Gov to desist. Farrakhan removed him from public speaking, this led to the birth of the New Black Panther Pary. Where most were scared to speak from the heart, he wasn't and this video proves it.

August 22, 2015 bus trip to the land of Nat Turner as we celebrate the birthday earthdate August 21, 2015. Get on the bus 301-437-2369. Flier [].

* "The real story of NWA" (by Minista Paul Scott) [] [begin excerpt]: During a period in the late 80’s when rap artists like Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions were succeeding in getting a nation of millions to stop selling crack and to stop killing each other, out of nowhere a group of rappers came along and destroyed the foundation that they were building and leaving as their legacy the broken bodies and shattered dreams of millions of black men and grieving mothers…
For those of us who were fortunate enough to live through the Reagan/Bush Era, we know the truth. The problems facing African Americans in 2015, are no different from the problems that we faced during the 80’s with police brutality, white on black violence, black on black violence etc. And just like during the 80’s, when black political awareness was rising here comes NWA again to lower the intelligence bar and turn potential revolutionists into apolitical thugs. [end excerpt]

The following article begins with a falsehood and ends with a surprising admission that police know who ordered the killing of Dr. Huey P. Newton, exposing the lie that he was killed "buying crack rocks"! The CIA had monopolized the cocaine trade into the USA and directed the trafficking into New Afrikan communities, presided over by deputized police departments, specifically to incapacitate the nation. Therefore, potentially revolutionary organizations like the BGF have historically had members (or autonomous sets) who (for lack of a better terminology) are CIA assets and can be used to disrupt the nation. The initial falsehood is that the author claims the BGF, originally a communist street organization, began in 1966 by adopting the SLA's militia structure. The problem is that the SLA was founded in 1974 by white urban guerrillas.
* BLACK GUERRILLA FAMILY ( [] [begin excerpt]:
The Black Guerrilla Family was founded in 1966 by George Lester Jackson, W.L. Nolen, David Johnson, James Carr and other black racist convicts in California’s San Quentin state prison. The revolting gang’s founding fathers were inmate writ writers and adopted the ideology and militia structure of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). There objective in starting the gang was to unite incarcerated black inmates and kick off a violent uprising against what they believed was a racist white prison administration.
The BGF attracted thousands of angry African-American offenders with little to lose. The ruthless gang was responsible for dozens of staff assaults and even the brutal murder of a Marin County court judge in 1970.
On January 13, 1970, Black Guerrilla Family co founder W.L. Nolan was shot to death by guards during a bloody BGF vs. Aryan Brotherhood prison race riot in California’s Soledad State Prison. The BGF received another low blow shortly after Nolan’s death when sniper guards at the San Quentin State Prison shot and killed the BGF leader George Jackson after an unsuccessful prison escape.
Leaderless BGF soldiers lost moral and ditched the gang’s original Communist Mao Tse-tung ideology. The gangs new leader Ruben Williams, lacked political vision and developed an interest in robbery, extortion and drug trafficking. The BGF formed alliances with the Nuestra Familia prison gang in 1971 and assisted the NF in taking complete control of the northern California drug trade once dominated by the Mexican Mafia and Aryan Brotherhood.
In August 17, 1980, leaders of the BGF ordered the murder of two black inmates at the Vacaville, California State Prison and violated their own principal rule of prohibiting its members from shedding the blood of fellow black people. The BGF proceeded brake it’s rule for a second time on August 26, 1989 when BGF member Tyrone Robinson gun downed Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton in Oakland, California. The BGF ordered the slaying after Newton demanded that the BGF stop selling heroin to black addicts. (Associated Press) [end excerpt]
The New York Times (1989-08-26) [] publicized the theory that he died over a bad drug deal, although three days before, the New York Times [] and Los Angeles Times [] publicized the fact that the murder had nothing to do with drugs, also mentioned by family of Dr. Huey P. Newton as published in the Los Angeles Times the following day [].

I've read about space camp. This is a truly an interesting photo...and one that should have been published widely instead of all of the photos attempting to criminalize Trayvon Martin, and "justify" his killer's actions.
George Zimmerman, murdering vigilante and cop wannabe, has done nothing in the interim of being exonerated of his guilt in the lynching of Trayvon Martin but commit one crime after another, for which he doesn't ever do any jail time, and for which he isn't ever held accountable. He continues, in other words, to prove himself to be a useless waste of flesh.
Trayvon Martin's innocence, on the other hand, has been repeatedly proven, as was his intelligence. Afrikan intelligence being the rule rather than the exception - this is not surprising - and is one of the reasons Tryavon Martin was lynched and his killer was set free.
Zimmerman is now claiming to be homeless (what happened to the thousands of dollars raised for him on social media?) and claims that he suffers from PTSD.
Trayvon Martin, had he lived, might have become an astronaut - Skittles and all....

Witnesses say he was shot "execution-style" by the police. But as usual, the mainstream, corporate media is just accepting whatever the police tell them, without questioning ANYTHING!
* "Witnesses Say Police Forced Teen To Kneel Down, Then They Shot Him In The Back" (2014-06-27, []

* "Trenton 14-year-old was unarmed when shot 7 times by police, family's lawyer says" (2015-08-12, []

The question isn't why the following White man wasn't shot, the question is why are so many New Afrikans shot for so much less of an offense?
* "Police: Man injures seven officers during fracas" (2015-08-12, [] [begin excerpt]: A man was in court Tuesday after an alleged overnight brawl with police.
Officials said the assault started on the street and continued later as the man was booked at the station.
Seven officers were reportedly injured. Two were hospitalized and are expected to recover.
"The defendant rolled down the window and said 'I know why you stopped me.' The defendant then made reference to the events in Ferguson, Missouri," according to the criminal complaint.
Joseph Parker, 34, in a wild rant, threatened to kill police, then pounced, police said. He punched 57-year-old Lt. Jeremian Goodwin, knocking him out.
From the overnight scene to lockup, Parker allegedly injured seven officers. The police chief says the man battled, nearly breaking the metal detector.
"When he was finally placed in handcuffs and put into the cruiser, he attempted to kick out the window by wedging his feet between the cage bars," the criminal complaint stated. "Once inside his cell, the defendant then bashed his head against the glass." [end excerpt]

* PRAYING FOR POLICE (2015-08-18, ABC 7 Chicago) []: Chicago church members pray for these police officers' safety before they patrol the streets today. In my opinion, being a police officer is one of the most difficult jobs. I couldn't do it. They get up and do it every morning, every day.
 * "The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' ; ‘They disappeared us’: protester details 17-hour shackling without basic rights" (2015-02-24, []
* "A Black Site in Chicago? Police Accused of Running Secret Compound for Detentions & Interrogations" (2015-02-26, []
* " 'I sat in that place for three days, man': Chicagoans detail abusive confinement inside police 'black site' ; Four black men recall prolonged shackling and off-the-books interrogation" (2015-02-27, []
* "Chicago’s “Black Site” detainees speak out" (2015-02-26, []

* "Ferguson Protester Faces Four Years' Jail Over Charges of Kicking SUV" (2015-08-13, []

* "Black Lives Matter Shuts Down another Sanders Event" (by Richard Mellor Afscme Local 444, retired) []
* "Clinton Campaign Shuts Down Black Lives Matter Protest" (2015-08-12, []
* "#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Force Jeb Bush To Abruptly End Nevada Town Hall" (2015-08-14, []

* "Janelle Monàe Cut Off During Her Message About Black Lives On 'Today' ; 'Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon' " (2015-08-14, [].
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* Obama, the young socialist, as told by a neo-Conservative who knew him in college [] []

* (2015-08-19): A great man had a bday a few ago...the great Sam Anderson, author of Black Holocaust for Beginners...An 'ol Panther...A SNCC veteran who was ride or die in Lowndes County Alabama where the Panther tradition began...An unsung long distance runner of struggle...

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* "Teamsters Take on Silicon Valley" (2015-08-13, []. Teamsters are taking on Silicon Valley! Complaints have been filed against Bauer, one of the largest tech shuttle bus operators in San Francisco, for spying on its workers and union-busting tactics. Teamsters are not letting them get away with it! ‪This week workers stopped two Bauer shuttle buses at stops in San Francisco's Mission District to call attention to Bauer's anti-worker tactics.
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* "How Social Workers Unionized at Portland's Janus Youth Programs" (2015-08-10, []

* "The Absurd, Cowardly, and Morally Bankrupt NLRB Decision Against the Northwestern Football Union" (2015-08-16, []

* "The Strike And Struggle For Labor And Human Rights At San Quintin, Baja By Agricultural Workers" []
* (2015-08-18, Al Rojas): We met this last Thursday at "Driscoll's" recently newly hired Multimillion dollar Public Relations Firm in San Francisco. They are Deadly afraid of the "Driscoll" Boycott they even Admitted in anger that they had sent one of thier "Agents" to attend our "Boycott Driscoll SF Committee meetings & Screamed at me " We know who you are ! You Declared WAR !" on our Firm & the Driscoll Corporation Did you Not ? ", I responded "Yes We Did !,When your Company Clients the "Driscoll & Berry Mex ordered the Federal Military,State Police,Municipal Police that's a Declaration of WAR ! Against innocent unarmed Human beings asleep in THIER homes you Arbitrarily brutally Beat Club Kick arrest injure with Rifle Rubber Bullits severely injure over 100 men women Children the Arrest detain over 100 Innocent Families & Still are holding in Prison 14 Farm Workers in jail with a 1 Million Peso "Bond" while you pay them a wage of 70 pesos a 12 hour Work day ? You think that's ok ? Well welcome to your greatest Nightmare "Yes we have Declared the "WAR" Against the "Driscoll,Kasuma,Rancho Los Pinos,Bery Mex the
Theirs a Full Report Pending
En Solidaridad "

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* (2015-08-18) []: About a week ago Moni, her family, and I went to a campsite underneath the overpass by Hwy 37 and 29. There were over 15 people and two dogs at the campsite that I was aware of, but I'm sure I didn't see everyone that was present. Some people couldn't even get up because of how sick they were. With deplorable conditions, people made their efforts to try and maintain stability with what little they had. Many people who were there wanted to succeed and get out of the realm that they had been trapped in through their self-described poor choices, but they found it hard to have many people take them seriously.
I just want to remind everyone that there are people out there, in the United States of America, living in substandard conditions. We like to think of our country as put-together and able to help everyone else, when in reality we're pretty far behind for a "1st world" country. Yes, because of poor choices they made, but also because they didn't have access to the help they needed. Rehab centers are available, but sometimes it's hard without a proper ID or an address. And not everyone has the mental fortitude to get up and fight another day like some like to boast about. We don't all fight the same, as some of us are battling countless demons/struggles at once. People on the street have battled, literally, as in, some are veterans with PTSD, others have witnessed horrendous abuse and they too have PTSD amid other personality and mental health issues that arise from unstable living conditions. And I know life isn't supposed to be fair or easy, but we could try and be more mindful of what other go through. Be gentle and love kindly, even if it's just to yourself.
I wanted to post this sign that was left at the encampment by Hwy 37 and 29. My issue is that adequate numbers and addresses were not issued for people to go to after they were ordered to evacuate the premises. Ordering people to leave doesn't resolve much except force people to migrate to other places and perpetuate their circumstances, as in continue to use drugs to forget their hunger and emotional pain, slowly lose grip of what little reality they have left.

* Freedom Sleepers of Santa Cruz []



Community Fascism in Vallejo, "the City of God":


Documenting human-rights abuse by domestic security agencies

* (2015-08-18, by D. Finley‎ in Vallejo): I'm from st Louis, the Vallejo police just came in my house with guns drawn to the wrong house, guns pointed at my fiance and children. The officers that came inside took off quickly when I asked for a search warrant or what was going on. Remaining officers outside wouldn't give me the officers name that came inside. I'm wondering who a tall skinny white police officer is, was followed by a short Mexican officer.

* "Man with one leg taken down by 14 SFPD officers" (2015-08-04) []: This happened a few seconds away from some of the biggest tech companies in the world, on August 4 2015. Footage by Chaédria LaBouvier.
* "I Watched 14 Police Officers Take Down a One-Legged Homeless Black Man Outside Twitter HQ. And nobody could stop them" (2015-08-17, []

* "The Baltimore Police Union contract and the Law Enforcement Officers’s Bill of Rights: Impediments to Accountability" (2015-05, by Samuel Walker, University of Nebraska at Omaha) (.pdf) []. Samuel Walker of the University of Nebraska at Omaha says the role police union contracts play in impeding accountability is largely ignored by activists.
I have not read the report yet, but have read many protocol and procedure handbooks. ALL state that in the event of excessive force or death the file is immediately marked confidential. The chief of police has four copies be distributed, no one who has knowledge is to speak on it, etc etc. Also if an officer does something that would in any way make the city look bad...confidential and taken care of. Man, no wonder these cops are on a killing rampage...absolutely no accountability for their actions!

* "Woman killed by LAPD after robbery reported in South L.A." (2015-08-13, []. The woman was the 25th person shot by Los Angeles police so far this year. Thirteen, including her, were killed. Over several decades, LAPD has shot about a person a week, and killed about a person a month. So thirteen killings so far this year, not even halfway through August, means a steep climb over the long term average (which had been edging up towards 16 a year) In other words, oink oink, bang bang, everyday the same damn thing!
No doubt. The police union contracts, law enforcement bill of rights and police department policy manuals contain provisions that place police officers above the law.

Domestic Security Agencies and private-sector partners 
* "AT&T Collaboration with the NSA Reveals US Corporate-intelligence Nexus" (2015-08-17, []

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* "We’re #1! United States Passes Old Soviet Union For Largest Prison System In History" (2014-07-08, []
* "6 shocking revelations about how private prisons make money Private prison companies are striking deals that guarantee high prison occupancy rates" (2013-09-23, []
* "Aerial Photos Expose the American Prison System’s Staggering Scale" (2015-01-09, []

* "Tennessee prison employees used inmates as slave labor for personal profit" (2015-08-17, []
* "Inmates say they worked for free for jail officials" (2015-08-16, AP Newswire) []
* "Bernie Sanders calls for ending the Exploitation of the Prison Labor" (2015-08-15, []

* "Why is Rev. Edward Pinkney in Prison? Another Case of Political Persecution" (2015-08-13, []

* "CIA Whistleblower to Civil Rights Groups: Where are You? In open letter, Jeffrey Sterling questions groups' absence in his case" (2015-08-13, [].
"Where were you when I, one of the first black officers to do so, filed a discrimination suit against the Central Intelligence Agency?" Jeffrey Sterling asks civil rights groups in his open letter.  (Screenshot via The Invisible Man)

* "US Military threatens chelsea Manning with indefinite solitary confinement" (2015-08-12, []

* "Mumia Abu-Jamal files suit over prison’s refusal to provide medical care" (2015-08-15, Abolitionist Law Center) []

* "Beloved political prisoner Hugo ‘Yogi Bear’ Pinell, feared and hated by guards, assassinated after 46 years in solitary" (2015-08-14, by Dr. Willie and Mary Ratcliff, []
* David Johnson, of San Quentin 6 speaks on his comrade Hugo Pinell []
* Statement for Hugo Pinell (2015-08-16):
Hugo Pinell was assassinated at new Folsom State Prison. this is another example of the racism people of color inside those prisons are confronted with on a daily basis. ,like Comrade George, Hugo has been in the cross hairs of the system for years. His assassination exemplify how racist working in conjunction with prison authorities commit murderous acts like this. We saw it on the yard at Soledad in 1970 and we see it again on the yard at Folsom in 2015.
His life was a living hell. We witness the brutality inflicted on him by prison guards as they made every effort to break him, he endured more than fifty years of sensory deprivation, for decades he was denied being able to touch his family or another human being, as well as attempts on his life. This is cruel and unusual punishment! Hugo is not the monster that is being portrayed in social media / news media. The CDC is the real monster.
During the six trial we really got to know Hugo. He was as we all were under a lot of stress. His stress was heavier than mines because he had the additional load of being beaten on regular occasions. We saw the strength of his of his spirit, and through it all he manage to smile.
We mourn the loss of our comrade brother, yogi. We have been hit with a crushing blow that will take some time to recover from. We must expose those who under the cover of law orchestrated and allowed this murderous act to take place. The prisoners who did it acted as agents of the state. It comes at a time when prisoners are collectively trying to end decades of internal strife. Those who took his life have done a disservice to our movement, their actions served the cause of the same oppressor we fought against! No longer do you have to endure the hatred of people who didn’t even know you and never dared to love you. You have represented George & Che well, and we salute you!
David General Giap Johnson
Luis Bato Talamantez
Willie Sundiata Tate

* "In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful Praise be to Allah, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, And Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way. Peace be upon those who do good.
My name is Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the former H. Rap Brown. I am a devoted servant of Allah, and an unwavering devotee to His cause. For more than 30 years, I have been tormented and persecuted by my enemies for reasons of race and belief. I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.
On March 16, 2000, Fulton County Sheriff Deputy Ricky Kinchen was killed and Sheriff Aldranon English was shot and injured in the neighborhood where I have lived, worked, and prayed. Indeed, this tragedy occurred across the street from the Mosque I founded. I have been accused by the State of Georgia of having committed these crimes. Let me declare before the families of these men, before the state, and any who would dare to know the truth, that I neither shot nor killed anyone. I am innocent of the 13 charges that have been brought against me. Let me also declare that I am one with the grief of this mother and father at the loss of their son. I am joined at the heart with this widow and her children at the loss of a husband and a father. I drink from the same bitter cup of sorrow as the siblings at the loss of a beloved brother. I am powerless to do anything to ease your pain and suffering except pray that Allah comforts you in your hour of need and grants you peace for the remainder of your days.
. . Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard, as a representative of the state, has asked for my death.
. . . They have sought to marginalize my humanity and humiliate my family. They have done their level best to reduce me to a one-dimensional monster. . . . I am no monster. I am a human being created by Allah and am an instrument of his purpose. I am entitled to every right and every consideration as every other human being including fairness, a fair trial and the presumption of innocence.
. . . Let me declare before the families of these men, before the state, and any who would dare to know the truth, that I neither shot nor killed anyone"
#FreeHRapBrown #FreeEmAll

If the SHU Fits - Voices from Solitary Confinement
Total Isolation for 23 hours daily. Sensory deprivation. No contact with family.  Poor food.  Minimal access to medical needs.
Hear the stories of those who have been held in state-sanctioned torture.
A Reader's Theatre performance script compiled by Andy Griggs and Melvin Ishmael Johnson
Produced by If the Shu Fits Collaborative: Dramastage Qumran * LA Laborfest * Public Works Improvisational Theatre
If the SHU Fits - Voices from Solitary Confinement will be performed throughout the Los Angeles area on the 23rd of every month as part of Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC), launched by Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition. Holding these performances and other related actions on the 23rd emphasize the 23+ hours every day that people are held in solitary confinement.
Next Performance: Sunday August 23, 2 pm
At the KPFK-FM Parking Lot, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West,  North Hollywood, California, CA 91604
For information, call [310-704-3217] or email [lalaborfest@)]
Admission is Free, Donations are Appreciated
Wheelchair Accessible and Dis-ability Affirmative For Accommodations Contact us 72 hrs in advance
Please make a donation so we can bring If the SHU Fits to many more audiences, and encourage them to take action to end solitary confinement.


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* "Environmental Incompetence" (2015-08-16, photos and text by Doug Darling):
This business is located immediately adjacent to a Wetland. You can't possibly tell me that they are not aware of the mess that is in spitting distance from their parking lot. Most of this trash comes from their parking lot. When this property recently expanded, why wasnt a fence installed to protect the White Slough from trash? City of Vallejo fails to exhibit the most basic level of environmental awareness, leadership or protection of our watersheds. Considering the MANY sub-watersheds within our community, this should not be allowed to happen anywhere in Vallejo. Revolting indeed! Sadly, trash is a part of society, but in the business world, we are to manage the negative impacts associated with our footprint in any given environment. That a Corporation would allow this type of neglect is shameful. Regular maintenance would prevent such unnecessary impacts.
Shame on Smart & Final and Shame on City of Vallejo!! Let the Shame begin!!!!
I don't see this as a Letter to editor or city council resolve. If you, I and others comment on their own facebook page, leaving a review, adding the link to the photo album for others to see and leave a review recommending a statewide boycott until this matter is resolved, I expect the mess will be cleaned up withing 10 days. Here is the facebook page, [] and here is the Corporate email address, send them a copy of the the link to the album and a copy to the facebook page with negative reviews. 10 days.
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* "More Than 5,000 Acres Protected for Rare Wildflower in Santa Barbara County" (2015-08-10, []

* "Pact with devil? California farmers use oil firms' water" (2015-07-03, AFP Newswire) []

* "LA’s Shade Balls: The ecological costs of plastics in water" (2015-08-16, []

* "Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover" (2015-06-30, []

* "Synthetic Coral Could Remove Toxic Heavy Metals From the Ocean" (2015-07-23, []

* "Spokane sues Monsanto over Spokane River contamination" (2015-08-03, []

* "Toxic spill from Colorado mine creeps through US southwest" (2015-08-11, AFP Newswire) []

* "The phenomenon that can not be spoken in Florida continues as salt water intrusion moves inland" (2015-03-19, []

* "How Dick Cheney Kicked off an Era of Cancer Clusters and Eco-Disasters from Fracking; The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which holds the Halliburton Loophole, exempts oil and gas firms from environmental protection laws" (2015-08-13, []

* "Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan" (2015-08-14, AFP Newsiwre) [], and, for some reason, a socialist would have brought a jobs plan for the "dirty energy" states funded by corporate taxpayers. Yet again, the antagonistic rhetoric against Obama's socialism fails the test of reality. The coal extraction companies are equally as hypocritical as they do have the capital but not the will to invest in technologies like this: "Process concept for a zero-emission route to clean middle-distillate fuels from coal" (2015-08-04, []

SAN PABLO BAY EPA: Health and the Human Ecology
Monopolists enforce a regime that does not recognize the natural right to health and life

* "THE TEFLON TOXIN: DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception" (2015-08-11, []

* "Nutritionists Slam Coca-Cola Funded Scientists Over Deceptive Soda Message" (2015-08-11, []

* "Same Govt that Locks People in Jail for Cannabis, Just Approved OxyContin for Young Children" (2015-08-14, []
Redmenace Martin writes: It's simple, all that needs to happen is the marijuana growers all need to chip in and start paying off politicians, come on guys, you make enough. Start a lobby and see how fast it becomes legal. But you have to keep the growing part illegal like the liquor industry prohibits the public from making booze, that way you keep the supply under control for price manipulation, monopolize the industry and who knows maybe even charge more for legal pot than illegal pot. The prison Industrial Complex won't mind because they will be filled with people who try to grow their own. That's how America works!


SAN PABLO BAY EPASave The Birds [link]! and the Bees [link]!
A campaign to preserve and expand the habitat and populations of pollinators in the San Pablo Bay Area.

* "What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?  Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won't the EPA do more?" (2015-08-18, []

* "Study to help suburbanites have a pretty and bee-friendly lawn" (2015-08-07, UPI Newswire) []

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* "Study: Apes may not be that far away from talking" (2015-08-13, []

* "New evidence of cultural diversification between neighboring chimpanzee communities" (2015-07-22, University of Cambridge) []. Newly discovered tool-length 'subcultures' in our closest living relatives provide striking parallel with cultural differences observed between adjacent groups in human societies.

* "Underwater espionage? Hamas 'arrests' Israeli spy dolphin" (2015-08-19, []

ANIMAL RIGHTS: Save the Whales!
* "Humpback Whale Recovery in Australia – a Cause for Celebration" (2015-07-28, []

* "Faroe court convicts five anti-whaling activists" (2015-08-07, AFP Newswire) []

* "Patrick Stewart endorses Snotbot whale research drone" (2015-07-25, UPI Newswire) []

[] Documenting the process of fascism, and for whom it benefits.

"The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickled down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the driest little spot. But he didn't know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow’s hands." --Will Rogers

The Walmart Family of Billionaires: What are they going to do with that $6 billion free gift courtesy of the middle class that they couldn't do with their $144 thousand millions? Why are they not paying TAXES? Why are they not helping to pay for the Iraq war? Why are we paying and not them? This is like giving one child 10,000 pizzas while 30,000 children in the same room are starving. The problem is that the one child with the 10,000 pizzas already has 200,000 pizzas in the kitchen and is getting 10,000 more.

* "U. S. Steel plans to permanently close blast furnace and most flat-rolled finishing facilities at Fairfield Works" (2015-08-17, []. Redmenace Martin writes: U$A U$A U$A Jobs jobs jobs!!! No doubt US Steel will get away with this, get away from pensions and even make a billion or two dismantling the last manufacturing jobs in the country. Of course they will get to keep all of the government contracts!

* "How U.S. Achieves a 5.3% Unemployment Rate: If You Earn No Money, You Can Still Be Counted as Employed" (2015-08-10, []

* "These U.S. States Could See Job Losses from China’s Devaluation" (2015-08-12, []
* "What China’s Devaluation Means to the U.S. Economy" (2015-08-11, []

Fascists (and other idiots) simply say "get an education, get a degree" to those who make minimum wage. Since 1978, the minimum wage (adjusted for inflation) has dropped by 25% while the cost of a college degree has risen on average by 1120% (not including the increase in price for tuition at a reputable trade or vocational college). How is that working out for you?


There is nothing liberating about a fenced-in, corporate-sponsored, slutfest. Spectacle and exhibitionism is, by its nature, an ego-centric expression of sexuality, perfect for capitalism as it rewards the kinds of consumers who value self-image above "politics" (like human rights), and who are documented as being loyal customers of the services and products provided of Pride Parade sponsors. In fact, increased spending habits are connected to a customers with a negative self-image reinforced by the sight of attractive people (as shown in cosmetics advertising).
* "How Corporations are Profiting from Gay Pride Targeting the gay community can make for more, loyal customers" (2012-06-11, []

Modern LGBTQ Pride parades don't include anything "political". We have never seen a single Community Liberation organization or community justice campaign listed as sponsors of any Pride parade, as shown in the following links: New York City [], Indiana [], San Francisco [].
This explains why Pride Parade committees appear to intentionally censor historical or current campaigns for justice, or memorials to victims of Police lynch squads, because to do so puts into jeopardy their funding from their fiscal sponsors.
* "These Are the U.S. Trans Women Killed in 2015" (2015-07-27, []
* "Missing transgender woman found dead in ‘crude’ North Carolina grave" (2015-08-15, []


* "Trickle-down kids' TV: Sesame Street will air on HBO 9 months before PBS" (2015-08-15, []

We knew it. We've always known it. We saw "unplanned maintenance closures" of refineries every time prices went down.
* "Huge oil company gains a sign of gas price gouging" (2015-08-17, [] [begin excerpt]: The days when oil companies could easily deny they’ve gouged California motorists through much of this year should have ended with the second-quarter financial reports of Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp., which together control about 40 percent of the California gasoline market.
Valero saw California gasoline profits rise from $24 million last year to $294 million in the April-through-June period this year. Per-barrel profits rose from 99 cents in 2014 to $11.23 this year.
Tesoro, meanwhile, reported a record profit of $668 million in the same time period, far outstripping its previous record of $415 million, set in 2007. Tesoro gasoline is sold under brand names like Arco, Shell and USA." [end excerpt]

* "The People Who Rebuilt New Orleans Are Still Waiting to Get Paid; Estimates of the wages pilfered from construction workers after Hurricane Katrina run to the tens of millions of dollars" (2015-08-17, []

USA FASCISM: Military State
* "US Military Uses IMF and World Bank to Launder 85% of Its Black Budget" (2015-08-13, []

* "Private Intelligence Contractors as Public Relations Arm of Military Industrial Complex" (2015-08-12, [] [begin excerpt]:
Private Intelligence Contractors (PICs) are an important component of the “perception management” branch of the machine.
Ostensibly, private intelligence contractors offer evidence-based “intelligence” that serves to inform policy-makers with a view to making sound decisions, but too often, these agencies manipulate intelligence for the benefit of a warmongering agenda, and an uninterrupted flow of lucrative, publicly-funded contracts.
Vested interests over-ride public interests at home and abroad, and the “War Machine”, as described by Peter Dale Scott in his book, “American War Machine/Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan” [vii] metastizes, largely beneath the public radar, as it sows death and destruction throughout the world.
Science Application International Corporation (SAIC)[viii] is likely the largest (and least known) PIC,  with a huge staff (about 40,000 in 2007, likely more now), and it is fully integrated into the War Machine.
Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele report in “Washington’s $ Billion Shadow”, that
“SAIC’s friends in Washington are everywhere, and play on all sides; the connections are tightly interlocked. To cite just one example: Robert M. Gates, the new secretary of defense, whose confirmation hearings lasted all of a day, is a former member of SAIC’s board of directors…”[ix]
In the same article, Bartlett and Steele also report that
“SAIC personnel were instrumental in pressing the case that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, and that war was the only way to get rid of them. When no weapons of mass destruction were found, SAIC personnel staffed the commission set up to investigate how American intelligence could have been so disastrously wrong, including Gordon Oehler, the commission's deputy director for review a 25-year CIA veteran, Jeffrey R. Cooper, vice president and chief science officer for one of SAIC's sub-units and Samuel Visner, a SAIC vice president for corporate development who had also passed through the revolving door and back to the NSA.”
We now know that Washington chose to use these intelligence findings – and not the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the UN Special Commission on Iraq (UNMOVIC) findings[x]  --as part of its rationale for waging the on-going war of aggression against Iraq.
The fact that SAICs board of directors is not only interlocked with Washington and governing agencies such as the DoD and Homeland Security but also with a myriad of powerful companies from the MIC, including Boeing, and Raytheon as examples,[xi] raises reasonable questions about its ability to provide “objective” intelligence. [end excerpt]

* "Latest Version of Blackwater Still Landing Government Contracts" (2015-08-13, []
The U.S. Army placard in the photograph says they are, "On A Mission For Both God and Country"

* "In times of war, Pentagon reserves right to treat journalists like spies" (2015-07-31, [] [begin excerpt]: The Pentagon has produced its first Department of Defense-wide Law of War Manual [] and the results are not encouraging for journalists who, the documents state, may be treated as "unprivileged belligerents." But the manual's justification for categorizing journalists this way is not based on any specific case, law or treaty. Instead, the relevant passages have footnotes referring to either other parts of the document or matters not germane to this legal assertion. And the language used to attempt to justify this categorization is weak at best. [end excerpt] Read the manual (.pdf)[]
* "The Obama Administration’s War on the Press Could Become a Touch More Literal; Pentagon manual calls for potentially treating journalists like ‘unprivileged belligerents' " (2015-08-11, []
* "Pentagon manual justifies war crimes and press censorship" (2015-08-11, []
* "Pentagon under fire for guidelines that liken war reporters to 'belligerents' " (2015-08-10, []

* "Police Threaten Journalists, Targeted, Abused and Arrested in Ferguson for 'Doing Their Job' " (2015-08-15, by Stephen Lendman, []
* "Two U.S. Journalists Charged Months After Being Arrested In Ferguson" (2015-08-12, []
* "Charges Against Journalists Raise Troubling Questions About Press Freedom in Ferguson" (2015-08-11, []

* "Mask Ban Results In Arrested Protesters Facing 10 Years In Prison" (2015-02-25, []

USA FASCISM: Two Party Dictatorship
The pendulum swings from the populist, fiscally responsible Democrat Party, to a financially risky laissez-faire regime under the Republican Party, then back again... []

Bill Clinton, George Bush sr., and noted racist George Wallace ("Segregation Forever"). What is NOT known here is that Bill Clinton saw Hale Boggs off on his fated last flight (Boggs was going to become the House Majority leader and move to reopen the JFK Assassination with a real investigation...); Clinton was CIA in Cambridge while a student funded by a Rhodes Scholarship; Clinton went on the be Arkansas Governor during the time cocaine was being taken into the USA through Mena airport, a CIA operation to fund the Contras.....

* "For $26 and an 8th Grade Education, You Can Hack a Voting Machine" (2015-08-11, []

Russian Election Chief: American Elections Are a Pathetic Fraud.
* "Top Russian Official Mocks US, Declines to Recognize Texas and New Mexico; Russia's Election Czar: 'All Dirty Campaigning Techniques Were Invented in US' " (2015-07-28, []

* "Presidential Candidates, Each Sold Separately" (2015-08-14, []

* "Michele Bachmann Supports Donald J. Trump In Interview" (2015-08-16) []


On May 26, 2011, Republican House Speaker John Boehner vowed to help America bring back the jobs that the Bush Recession destroyed IF Americans gave Republicans the Congress. Since then, Republicans have done nothing but waste time and money on symbolic votes to "repeal" Obamacare and political "investigations" into their favorite fake non-scandal, Benghazi. Shame on them.

* "Explaining Donald Trump’s Rise With Economic Misinformation" (2015-08-07, []
* "Donald Trump tells Sean Hannity that 'we have to go in with force and take the oil' from Iran" (2015-08-13, []

* "The phenomenon that can not be spoken in Florida continues as salt water intrusion moves inland" (2015-03-19, []

* "Kill the Rich", photo (2015-08) []: A campaign poster for Socialist Action Party candidate Sawant, possibly faked by local haters to discredit her campaign.

USA FASCISM: State Media Watch
* "Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood" (2009-09-21, []

* "How and Why the U.S. Media Carry Out Propaganda Against Russia" (2015-08-17, by Eric Zuesse, []

* Mozilla updates its Firefox browser (v40) to include censorship of Russia Today news (, read more [] [] []

* (2015-08-14, Benjamin Bac Sierra) []:
Disney Corporation owns ABC news. The entire media system is a sham.
“My Mother Used to Holler, ‘No Dejan Que te Laban El Cerebero!’” (Don't let them brainwash you!)
Learn your ABC of news
To surrender to what
Mickey Mouse wants
He’s not playful
He is a rat
Who gnaws and scratches at your soul
That tastes better than cheese and is less sticky than peanut butter
You are the one trapped
In his reports about
Black people as savages
Brown people as stupid and
Snow White as beautiful truth
Because it comes from within
From what is important
A discovery of depth
Without a voice
The only one brainwashing you
Should be you

The question is, what kind of culture are the editors of Fox News pandering to?
* "Ann Coulter: Women Who Say They've Been Raped Are Typically Just 'Girls Trying To Get Attention' " (2014-12-16, []

* "Ben Carson Once Did Research On 17-Week Aborted Fetal Tissue; He has since slammed Planned Parenthood over its link to the same research" (2015-08-13, []

Provided by Northbay MDS Committees, and the 5th World News service [], including Institutions of Self-Government not recognized by the United Nations. USA State Dept.'s legal statement supporting unilateral declarations of independence (2009-07) [.pdf link]: "The legal principle of territorial integrity does not prevent non-state entities from peacefully declaring its independence." Legal mandate set by the UN International Court (2010-07-22) []: "No general prohibition may be inferred from the practice of the Security Council with regard to declarations of independence,” and “General international law contains no prohibition on declarations of independence."

Documenting the global economic dictatorship

* "Mass layoffs worldwide as corporate mergers near new record" (2015-08-15, []

This is as good an example as any of how capitalism, far from advancing technological innovation, holds it back - usually through intellectual property.
In this case patents which prevented anyone other than Kodak from developing digital camera technology.
* "In 1975, this Kodak employee invented the digital camera. His bosses made him hide it" (2015-08-14, []
* "Kodak’s First Digital Moment" (2015-08-12, []

Weapons for a New World Order
* "Rise of the brain-controlled robot ARMIES: Chinese military trains students to control machines with their minds" (2015-08-12, []

* "Research underway on graphene-based camouflage" (2015-08-10, UPI Newswire) []

* "A small, modular, efficient fusion plant; New design could finally help to bring the long-sought power source closer to reality" (2015-08-10, []

* "Directed-Energy Weapons: No Longer Science Fiction" (2015-08-10, []

* two photos (2015-08-15, NBC 2 News) [], showing a mystery beam appearing and disappearing out of the clouds...
Weaponized hologram emitters have been around since the 1970s when the USSR developed them (1976 Soviet Life magazine)... this technology's tested alot in the Northbay, usually dismissed as UFOs or whatever), but, this a video set by someone in the Northbay shows some of what is seen
Of course, Turkey's dictator did his weaponized hologram at night, article [],
video [].
More likely: The beam appears to be a digital artifact when one is snapping a photo of lightning.
More photos of what the same phenomenon: [] [] [] [] [] []

European racial vanguards
* "Melbourne, Australia — a report from the streets: Huge rally confronts fascists and explodes the myth of police neutrality" (2015-08, Freedom Socialist Party) []
* "Melbourne coalition turns out to fight fascists" (2015-08, Freedom Socialist Party) []

* "US Government 'Protection' of Al-Qaeda Terrorists and the US-Saudi 'Black Hole' " (2013-08-05, by Prof. Peter Dale Scott, []
* "Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World" (2015, by J. Michael Springmann) [] [begin excerpt]: Al-Qaeda (Arabic for “The Base”) grew out of and became identical with the Arab-Afghan Legion, those terrorists recruited by the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Originally sent to Afghanistan, they fought the USSR’s army and air force following the Soviet Union’s intervention of that country. Later, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, the Agency) directed them to cross the border and destabilize the Muslim republics of the Soviet Union. Still later, the American government moved them into the Balkans to destroy Yugoslavia, and then similarly to Iraq, followed by Libya and Syria.
They received visas to travel to the United States, usually from Saudi Arabia, for training, debriefing, and other purposes. In enabling their passage, American government officials violated the Immigration and Nationality Act as well as the State Department’s regulations, codified in its Foreign Affairs Manual.
I know. I was there. I issued the visas, and I objected to gross violations of law and regulation. As a result, as happens to nearly all whistle-blowers, I was fired. [end excerpt]

Canada, Quebec, & the federation of First Nations
* "Prison Watchdog Says Solitary Confinement in Canada Is 'Out of Control' " (2015-08-12, []

* "Canada’s Stephen Harper Wants to Redesign a New Collective Memory of World War II" (2015-08-17, by Prof. Yakov M. Rabkin) []

USA Homeland's resident nations
Nations exist alongside the Federal [], and State governance []. Demographic maps: 2000 [], 2010 [], religion []. The New Afrikan nation, the nation of Nueva Aztlan, the Boriqueno, and of the overseas territories each have their own section separately on this news page.


American Nation, including the State Sovereignty campaigns []

* "Oath Keepers Reportedly Attacked By Law Enforcement And Rioters" (2015-08-12, []

* "Pentagon asks armed 'citizen guards' to stand down" (2015-07-25, AFP Newswire) []

* Nyberg Battle Flag, aka the Threeper, was made popular as of 2009 [] []

* Third Continental Congress, articles from [] [], the historical context [].
* Call to establish a Third Continental Congress (1996-03) []
* "Grievances Against the Federal Government" issued by the Third Continental Congress (Posted by The United States Theatre Command, 1999-03-14) []

Why is the following "lone nut" militia man being given attention by the monopolist media and those in the alternative media which follows in its wake?
* " ‘Likelihood for blood will be high': Anti-Muslim militia man threatens bloodshed at October Farrakhan rally" (2015-08-14, []

* "Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong" (2015-07-01, [] [begin excerpt]: History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort what they had done, and why. Their resulting mythology went national a generation later and persists — which is why a presidential candidate can suggest that slavery was somehow pro-family, and the public believes that the war was mainly fought over states’ rights.
The Confederates won with the pen (and the noose) what they could not win on the battlefield: the cause of white supremacy and the dominant understanding of what the war was all about. We are still digging ourselves out from under the misinformation that they spread, which has manifested in both our history books and our public monuments.
Neo-Confederates also won western Maryland. In 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) put a soldier on a pedestal at the Rockville courthouse. Montgomery County never seceded, of course. While Maryland did send 24,000 men to the Confederate armed forces, it sent 63,000 to the U.S. Army and Navy. Nevertheless, the UDC’s monument tells visitors to take the other side: “To our heroes of Montgomery Co. Maryland / That we through life may not forget to love the Thin Gray Line.”
Perhaps most perniciously, neo-Confederates now claim that the South seceded for states’ rights. When each state left the Union, its leaders made clear that they were seceding because they were for slavery and against states’ rights. In its “Declaration Of The Causes Which Impel The State Of Texas To Secede From The Federal Union,” for example, the secession convention of Texas listed the states that had offended them: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. These states had in fact exercised states’ rights by passing laws that interfered with the federal government’s attempts to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act. Some also no longer let slaveowners “transit” through their states with their slaves. “States’ rights” were what Texas was seceding against. Texas also made clear what it was seceding for: white supremacy. The Declaration reads, "We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable." [end excerpt]

Sovereign nations of the "Indian Country", and of traditional lodges.
Map [], News [] []

* "Navajo Nation 'Lifeline' Under Threat from Toxic Mine Spill" (2015-08-12, []
* " ‘Get off our land!': John McCain chased off reservation by angry Navajo Nation activists" (2015-08-16, []
* "Watch: Navajo Tribe Members Chase John McCain Off Their Reservation" (2015-08-16) [], another article of the same name with different text [], video []: In this video, protesting members of the Navajo Nation literally chase Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) off of their reservation. McCain was running from their frustrated questions, demanding answers for the Senator’s decision to trade away land containing a Navajo sacred site to a foreign mining company. In addition, they are enraged by the slow response to the recent Gold King Mine spill, which has contaminated local drinking water with arsenic, lead, and mercury. After declining to address the issues, McCain flees to his SUV while being pursued by chanting and drumming Navajo protesters. It’s a humbling moment for an outspoken man whose Native American constituents have called for him to be removed from the Senate Committee for Indian Affairs. “This man has no regard for human life. In his state alone the Navajo Hopi Land Dispute continues, tribes are losing their water rights, and over half the Navajo Nation now lives off the reservation” reads the letter. It is far past time Arizona elected itself a government that will fight for the rights of minorities.
* "Navajo: Remove John McCain from Senate Committee on Indian Affairs" (2011-02-28) []

* "Native American Activist Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest" (2015-07-26, []


Demonstration against canonization of Junípero Serra, on Sat Sept. 13 ,4607 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
"We can not free the Indians, relinquish directing their future, or give up the authority to use punishment. “...spiritual fathers should punish their sons, the Indians, by blows… Saints don’t seem to be any exception to the rule… Saint Solano gave directions for his Indians to be whipped...I do not see by what law or reasoning (my Indians) should be exempt [from being whipped].”
Junipero Serra’s response to Spanish King Carlos III’s request to the California missions: free the Indians, give them legal representation, and stop whipping them, dated January 7, 1780


Puerto Rico
* "50 years since Death of Puerto Rican Leader, Tortured By US" (2015-04-21, []

* "The struggle against Puerto Rico’s unpayable debt" (2015-08, []. Francisco Fortuño Bernier of the Movement Socialista de Trabajadores (Workers’ Socialist Movement) and its student counterpart Unión de Juventudes Socialists (Union of Socialist Youth) speaks about his experience in the Puerto Rican student movement that carried out strikes against the unpayable $72 billion debt the island has accrued through the colonial relationship under U.S. domination. Half of people in Puerto Rico already live in poverty. Now, austerity programs will continue to expand – an attack that will be met with increased struggle.


Regional insights for the lands of
Anahuac, Carib, and Abya Ayla ("Latin" America) 

* "Isolated indigenous group reaches out in Peru's Amazon" (2015-07-27, AFP Newswire) []

Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA)

* Photo (2015-08-13): Today in Havana, Cuba of Fidel Castro, Evo Morales, and Nicolás Maduro. In time of doubt fellow socialists, look to those who came before us who proved that we CAN win. ‪#‎Cuba‬ ‪#‎Bolivia‬ ‪#‎Venezuela‬ ‪#‎United‬
 * "9 Instances of Fidel Castro and Cubans Helping Black People Fight Colonialism and White Supremacy" (2015-08-14, []

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 
[] []

* "Venezuela’s Maduro to Present Evidence of US Economic Sabotage as Gold Tumbles" (2015-08-11, []

* "Venezuela's Economic War: Tons of Food Found Buried Underground" eight photos (2015-08-17, []:  Authorities discovered on Thursday 50 tons of food and other types of products like detergent, toothpaste, in the northwestern port of Maracaibo, the second largest city of the country and capital of the state of Zulia. The discovery comes amid continuing reports of food shortages in the country by international corporate media and Venezuelan opposition groups that seek to portray the South American country in the midst of an economic crisis.

USA propaganda censors the role it plays in economic destabilization.
* "Venezuela should be rich, but its government has destroyed its economy" (2015-01-21, []

United States of Mexico 
* "Dissident journalists persecuted in Mexico" (2015-08-10, []
* "In Mexico, Hunted Down for Speaking Out; Once a refuge, Mexico City has become a hunting ground where journalists end up reporting on the assassinations of their colleagues — and wondering who will be next" (2015-08-06, []

* "Mexico hands out free TVs to the poor in massive giveaway" (2015-08-10, []. Mark Mason writes: How to suppress the poor - Smart. Now more poor Mexicans can be fed corporate propaganda. I stopped watching TV 14 years ago, but Mexico is handing out TVs.

The Good Government and the EZLN ("Zapatistas")
[] [] []

* "Zapatista Communities: 'Resistance and Rebellion Are Our Weapons' " (2015-08-11, []

Central America, an "Economic Sacrifice Zone"
* " 'Our Central American spring': protesters demand an end to decades of corruption" (2015-08-14, []

Republic of El Salvador (ALBA Affiliate)
* "How El Salvador’s Supreme Court Is Undermining Democracy—With Washington’s Help" (2015-08-08, []. CISPES writes: As you’ve probably seen, stories of spiraling gang violence in El Salvador are hitting the front page news here in the US. Indeed, violence in some cities has reached historic highs, as the Salvadoran government takes an increasingly militarized approach to breaking the power that gangs and organized crime networks have over many communities.
But most of these stories stop at the body count. They don’t offer a full picture of the complex forces at play, or who might be willing to benefit from this crisis for their own political aims.
That’s why this new article in The Nation about right-wing destabilization underway in El Salvador comes at such a critical time. If you haven’t seen it already, please take a look.
Over the past few months, the Salvadoran government, FMLN and our partners in the social movement have gone public about a variety of concerning “incidents” – from armed military contingents planning to march against the government to Supreme Court decisions blocking funds for community programs that could potentially help end the violence.
They’re calling it a ‘soft coup’ strategy – and you may not be surprised to learn that the US Ambassador is playing a role, too.

* "Drought causes $100 million in crop losses in El Salvador" (2015-08-10, AFP Newswire)p []

Federation of Brazil 
* "Extremists Demand Military Coup in Brazil, as Right Wing March" (2015-03-14, []
* "Brazil's right wing exploits scandal to promote coup calls" (2015-03-14, []
* "Brazil: Right-wing marches raise coup fears amid corruption scandal" (2015-03-23, [], photo: A protester calls for a 'military intervention' against Brazil's elected government at one of the large March 15 rallies.

* "As Brazil marks 50th anniversary of the coup, more people open up about the dictatorship" (2014-03-31, []

* "BG Group churns out more Brazilian oil" (2015-08-03, UPI Newswire) []


[], with the Green Charter Committee, for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity and Liberation!

* "Torture and Show Trials Are Common in Neo-Colonial Libya" (201-508-11, [] [begin excerpt]:
Pro-Gaddafi Demonstrations Held in Benghazi -
Meanwhile a pro-Gaddafi demonstration was held on August 4 in Benghazi, the birthplace of the counter-revolution of 2011. This protest was broken up immediately through gunfire scattering the crowd.
According to a recent article published by the Guardian, such is the despair with the counter-revolution, “in the past few days small numbers of Libyans have demonstrated in several cities, including Benghazi, holding up pictures of Saif and chanting: ‘Zintan, Zintan, free Saif al-Islam.’”
Due to the repressive atmosphere inside the country this is a rare occurrence indeed.
Supporters of the former government have been banned from involvement in political activity in Libya. Efforts to rehabilitate the image of the rebel regimes in the country have failed and even officials of the same imperialist states that overthrew Gaddafi have been forced to acknowledge the chaos prevailing since 2011. [end excerpt]

* "DR Congo must protect civilians in Katanga ethnic strife: HRW" (2015-08-11, AFP Newswire) []

* "Uganda's farmers battle palm oil Goliaths for land" (2015-07-25, UPI Newswire) []

* "Zimbabwe company inks $1.1bn thermal power deal with China" (2015-07-23, AFP Newswire) []

* "West Africa: Next big deal in oil?" (2015-07-08, UPI Newswire) []

European Union (EU) / NATO
Documenting economic and political trends across the EU jurisdictions, and international operations, map [] 

* "Wind energy provides 8% of Europe’s electricity" (2015-07-23, []

* "France must secede from the United States" (2015-08-14, []

United Kingdom of Great Britain (UKGB) 
* "West Yorkshire Police shame homeless couple with 'disgraceful' tweet after seizing uninsured car" (2015-08-13, []

* "Send unemployed youths to ‘boot camp’ – Tory minister" (2015-08-17, []

* "London scrubs some renewable subsidies" (2015-07-22, UPI Newswire) []

Republic of France 
* "French MPs vote to halve energy use, slash nuclear dependence" (2015-07-22, AFP Newswire) []

Republic of Lithuania
* "Russian citizen not allowed into Lithuania because of Soviet symbols" (2015-08-18, []

Republic of Moldova
* "Unrest in Moldova" (Foreign Policy Diary, video [], article [].

* "The Rule of the Oligarchs: Moldova, A Feudal and Corrupt State" (2015-08-15, []

Republic of Ukraine (EU / NATO associate state)
* "Ukrainians are voting with their feet against war and economic disaster" (2015-08-12, []

* "Ukraine Proposes 12-Year Prison Sentence for Use of Word ‘Russia’ " (2015-07-07, []

* "How Ukraine’s New Memory Commissar Is Controlling the Nation’s Past Volodymyr Viatrovych was the driving force behind new laws that restrict free speech and regulate how history is written" (2015-08-16, []

* "Ukraine gov’t issues initial list of banned books" (2015-08-12, []

* "Ukraine includes report on human rights violations on its list of banned Russian publications" (2015-08-12) [] []
* IGCP Human Rights report for Ukraine 2013 - 2014 (.pdf, Russian language) []

* "Ukies Attack OSCE - and other 'Forgettable' Crimes of Kiev" (2015-08-14, []

* "Neo-Nazi summer camp: Ukrainian kids taught to shoot AKs by Azov battalion members" (2015-08-13, []

As this unit was formed in Kiev from Maidan activists, I suppose it is Kyiv-1 Battalion. Kyiv-1 is known to be sponsored by Vitali Klitschko and his UDAR part. (This Slavyangrad article says "Sponsor: Klitschko brothers, Arsen Avakov")
* "Ukraine’s Punitive Battalions" (2014-09-16, []
* "Ukrainian Volunteer Battalions: Brainwashed Nazi Marauders" (2015-08-17, part 1 [], part 2 [], part 3 []

* "Volunteer battalions in eastern Ukraine: who are they?" ( [], the chart []

* []: Career officers from western countries fight in the Ukrainian Army in Donbass. This conclusion was reached by American blogger Steven Laak.
Details were published on the site "Russian Spring" . The blogger analyzed messages in social networks and online forums, and concluded that in the ranks of the Ukrainian law enforcers are not only foreign mercenaries but military personnel from Europe.
Before they go into battle they get Ukrainian documents. If they die, then their bodies are disposed of, Laak wrote on his page "Doubting Steven".
He also said that the forum "" answered questions from several foreigners who are fighting in the Donbass. And a big part of what they are told contradicts official reports of Kiev, and therefore was censored. However, the publication is online now suggest how Western countries involved in the conflict in the east of Ukraine, writes Doubting Steven.
One of the key points - a testimony by the Swedish National Guard reservist and a veteran of battalion "Azov". Under the nickname Sinkomies he posted a message in which confirmed that in the Ukrainian volunteer units serve commanding officers and agents of the secret services of European countries, for example, employees of the State Security Service in Sweden. Here on the forum wrote their relatives had lost touch with them in Ukraine.
Officers from Poland and the Baltic states are fighting on the Kiev side. Laak wrote that he was able to establish the names of at least three. He also reported that the majority of foreigners in the Ukrainian army are mercenaries, for whom war is just a job. However, there are those who, under certain conditions are willing to work for free.
In personal correspondence forum members found that some foreign military issued Ukrainian documents and insignia. "Doubting Steven" emphasizes that in this way they are completely under the control of Kiev. If they die, it will be difficult to learn anything about their fate. The blogger claims that he was aware of cases of "friendly fire" from the Ukrainian side, when foreigners could be captured.
More info at [].


* "Saakashvili participates in FBI police training in Odessa" (2015-08-18,[]: Video for The FBI is training police in Odessa, which is set to become a beacon of hope in a “swamp” of corruption, announced Mikhail Saakashvili, ex-president of Georgia and recently appointed governor of the coastal Ukrainian region.
* "FBI to train new ‘anti-corruption’ police unit in Ukraine’s Odessa – Gov. Saakashvili" (2015-07-024, []

* "Ukraine’s Odessa court bans gay pride march" (2015-08-13, []
* "Kyiv LGBT Hand-Holding Experiment Ends In 'Neo-Nazi' Attack" (2015-07-24, []
* "Gay pride march in Kyiv attacked by extreme right, many injured" video (2015-06-06, EuroNews) []

* "Putin's Crimea visit aims to stir up Ukraine conflict: Poroshenko" (2015-08-17, []. And a response: "Mr. President, since the US State Department set up the coup that brought the government previous to your's into power in Ukraine, the IMF has forced "austerity" on Ukraine and the US government has forced your government to relax it's land ownership laws to allow Monsanto onto some of the best farmland in Europe, which is Ukraine's.
In the United States, the public wants genetically modified foods labelled, but the corrupt US government protects Monsanto from that and other "free market" factors that they talk about but don't practice.
You could say no to this, and you should.
They have used the neo nazis as a pressure group against you. When you spoke about the possibility of coming to terms with the Eastern Ukrainians, they invited you to Washington. When you arrived back home, the neo nazis were in the Maidan saying that if you don't give the army the tools it needs to "expel the invaders", they'd throw you out the same as they threw out Yanukovych.
This is what the US has brought to Ukraine; controlled chaos, which they're in charge of through their various pressure groups that they can manipulate.
As for Crimea, it was given symbolically to Ukraine by Krushchev in the '50s. It's almost 60% Russian, and the Crimeans don't want to live under the rule of Kiev. Why not concede that Crimeans have done what they wanted to and quit letting the US government use that as an excuse to keep sanctions on Russia? Hafez Al Assad was smart enough to not do everything the superpowers wanted him to do, and he got a better deal out of them for that. You are no doubt considerably more intelligent than he is.
The US government is using your country, and it's obvious at this point that it isn't to Ukraine's benefit.
I have no doubt that if you quit allowing the US to direct your foreign policy, you could come to a good understanding with Russia, and they would probably be willing to share Crimea, provided that they are guaranteed access to the naval base and that the US is never allowed onto the penninsula.
Wouldn't that be far better than the situation that exists now between Russia and Ukraine?
Russia will also be able to help you get Monsanto and the US bio-tech companys' poison off your farmland.
This is far better than the plans the US has for Ukraine."

* "Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War" (2015-08-16, by Eric Zuesse) []


Union of People's Republics of Novorossiya
For more info, with maps, and link, visit [].

* "Ukraine battles pro-Russian rebels for access to key port" (2015-08-12, AFP Newswire) [] [begin excerpt]: Ukraine on Wednesday reported intense battles with pro-Russian insurgents near the last major government stronghold in the former Soviet country's separatist east.
A military spokesman in Kiev said clashes north of the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol had killed one soldier and injured three.
The rebels reported the death of a civilian in a different part of the Russian-speaking war zone. [end excerpt]

Attacks against the People's Republics of Novorossiya (a daily calender) 
* "Drunken Ukrainian Troops Shoot Donbass Beachgoers... Just for Fun" (2015-08-15, []

* "Residents of Donetsk describe Ukrainian shelling of their homes" (2015-08-16, [], videos 1 [], 2 []

Novorossiya Armed Forces (NAF) Operations
Looks like NAF has made great progress this year! smile emoticon
‪#‎Quote‬: This is in addition to 33,400 so-called “illegal armed formations” of Russian-backed separatist soldiers inside eastern Ukraine, with 400 main battle tanks and close to 2,000 armoured troop carriers reported to be at “full combat readiness”.
* Murz: "Lieutenant's standard nightmare" + “Debaltsevo operation: inside view” + “Errors in reorganizing Novorossiya armies” (2015-08-15, []. This piece combines two articles on four connected subjects, and talks about the problems in transitioning the NAF from multiple militia groups into two army corps. In some ways, it could be seen as a counterpart to the piece about UAF problems. Since it was written, things in the NAF reportedly improved, but, as they say, "war will show".

* "Ghost Brigade roots out neo-fascist saboteurs" (2015-08-18, []
* " 'Ghost' fighter: Root out right-wing nationalists in Donbass By Eugene Wallenberg Ghost Brigade political department" (2015-08-14, Translated by Greg Butterfield, []: Donbass needs no fascism, no Nazism, absolutely no nationalism. Our work and our homeland don’t need radical right-wing ideology or right-wing trash in general. Dump them.
A trash heap often produces a stench similar to the dissemination of neo-Nazi ideology. In Donetsk, Lugansk, and all the cities of the Republics, it is not enough to close our eyes to these manifestations. It is necessary to clean out the trash from our home. We are common people and 99 percent of us are internationalists! Strongly drive the scum from our ranks!
Please note that modern neo-Nazis, or nationalists, as they like to call themselves, masquerade under different wrappers. One is "Slavic Neo-Paganism," another "Russian patriotism." It's all pseudo-ideology, a false version of the Russian world.
Donbass is an international workers’ region. In my division rooted in Donbass, there are Russians and Ukrainians, Armenians and Azeri. And so it is everywhere.
Beat the Nazi scum wherever they are! Our strength lies in the unity of the working people, not national myths!

Federation of Russia
* "Russia Gave The US a 9/11 Memorial" (2014-06-07, [], videos [] []

Russian Repression Report: Actual incidents and false stories explained
* "British Expert Names Two Biggest Obstacles for Western Propaganda in Russia" (2015-08-05, []

* "CIA agents phone call leaked: Mh17 shot down by Kiev military with CIA help" (2015-03-08, [], audio of the leaked phone call [], original [].
* "Propaganda Watch: Listen to Two Russians Badly Impersonate CIA Spies to Pin MH17 on U.S." (2015-08-12, []
* "Propaganda Botch: FP Tries Its Hand at 'Information Warfare' on MH17" (2015-03-18, [] [begin excerpt]: Apparently thinking it was on the tail of a new propaganda campaign, Foreign Policy magazine "debunked" an audio recording provided to Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda by one Sergei Sokolov, who claimed to have conducted an investigation of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash.
Foreign Policy did not identify the source of the recording as Sokolov and his company, which in its prior incarnation as "Atoll" security company worked for late Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. It also does not note that out of three experts interviewed by the tabloid, two said that they disagree with it and one, a former military pilot, said it could be "brought to attention." More tellingly, the tabloid's own response to the theory was titled "I Don't Believe It!"
What did Foreign Policy "debunk" then? It's not clear, but the publication felt it was necessary to translate the article into Russian, possibly so that Russians, apparently "brainwashed" by this tabloid material, have a hope of reaching the "truth." The translation was almost immediately republished by foreign media translation service InoSMI, a part of Rossiya Segodnya media group together with Sputnik.
A visit to the website of the "Federal Information Center 'Analysis and Security'" shows that it is a limited liability corporation which presents itself as an anti-corruption non-government organization. The organization also has a list of partner sites, most of which are defunct, although one, presented as a consumer protection agency, operating out of the same building as the investigative agency.
Russian media have previously accused the "Federal Information Center" of conducting fake anti-corruption investigations against organizations such as Russian Railways to fulfill personal goals of its members.
With such a background, the origin of the recording with "CIA agents" becomes clearer. The group, which has no clear source of funding or revenue, has also given interviews with the same "evidence" to LifeNews. Employees of the organization often give press interviews, mostly on issues of personal safety and corruption, but at times also international politics.
The falsified evidence then could help the organization maintain a media presence with a sensationalist material. At the same time, the media which picks up the "story" would be able to retain its reputation by immediately saying that the theory is wrong while also gathering considerable views and therefore ad revenue (both LifeNews and Komsomolskaya Pravda are privately-owned media outlets). [end excerpt]

Arabs were behind ISIS, and it is politically correct to say so. Israel's clandestine agencies were instrumental in the violent coup against the Republic of Ukraine, but is NOT politically correct to say so. It is ok to say "Muslim terrorists", but against the law in the European Union to say "Jewish terrorists"... the double standard is demeaning to serious discourse.
* "Top rebel leader accuses Jews of masterminding Ukrainian revolution" (2015-08-12, []
* Photo []: "What does this tell you !!! Photo today from Nazi Ukraine Front - Dnipro-1 battalion"


Republic of Belarus
* "Lukashenko and his son Nikolai harvest potatoes, melons in Drozdy" (2015-08-`17, []


Eurasian Union (EEU) / Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
* "For Russia, The Path To Laos Runs Through Vietnam" (2015-08-04, []

* "Nuclear Friendship: Kazakhstan to Deliver 5k Tons of Uranium to India" (2015-07-08, []

* "Russia, Vietnam Sign Agreement on Construction of Nuclear Plant" (2015-08-14, Sputnik Newswire) []

Republic of Turkey (NATO member state)
* "Turkish dictator Erdogan vows to bury all Kurdish fighters under concrete" (2015-08-12, []

* "Turkey Accused of Using Chemical Weapons against PKK" (2010-08-12, []

* "U.S. Bombs from Turkey as Turkey Steps Up Attack on Kurds" (2015-08-14, []
* "U.S. sends six jets, 300 personnel to Turkey base in Islamic State fight" (2015-08-09, Reuters Newswire) []

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* "Polar Reorientation In the Mideast (US-Iran)?" (2015-08-14, part 1 [], part 2 []

Republic of Iraq
* "Lack of funds threatens food aid for millions in Iraq" (2015-08-09, AFP Newswire) []

Arab Republic of Syria
[] [] [[[]

* The Situation in Syria map (2015-08-01) []

* "What’s Behind Russia’s Latest Round of Syrian Diplomacy?" (2015-08-17, []

* "Israel Planning Ground Operations in Syria? US-NATO-Israel Plans to Balkanize Syria, Redraw the Map of the Middle East" (2015-08-17, by Stephen Lendman) []

* "Syria's Christians Back Assad" (2011-07-07, []
* "Obama: Assad Protected Christians In Syria" (2014-09-12, []

Global Islamic Caliphate / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL ; ISIS)
* "US ex-intelligence chief on ISIS rise: It was 'a willful Washington decision' " (2015-08-10, [] [begin excerpt]: Al Jazeera notes that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn became “the highest ranking intelligence official to go on record,” saying the US and other states, notably Turkey and the Gulf Arab states, were sponsoring Al-Qaeda-led rebels in Syria with political support and weapons in an attempt to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
When Al Jazeera’s Hasan asked Flynn why he didn’t attempt to stop the US coordinating arms transfers to Islamic extremists, the retired general said: “I hate to say it’s not my job, but my job was to ensure the accuracy of our intelligence,” said Flynn, who also served as director of intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the US hunt for Bin Laden.
With the Al-Qaeda’s notorious founder killed in Pakistan in 2011, the former DIA head admitting the US sponsored Al-Qaeda-associated groups a year later in Syria should come as a shock to American media outlets, such as the Daily Beast, which criticized the DIA memo as unworthy.
Author for the Levant Report, Brad Hoff says hours after he published a rebuttal to the Daily Beast article, he was contacted by a personal friend, a high level official with CIA Public Affairs, who urged Hoff to drop his comments regarding the IS issue, insisting the Daily Beast article had been “written insightfully.” [end excerpt]
* The CIA statement (published through an asset) "The ISIS Conspiracy That Ate the Web" (2015-06-06, []
* The rebuttal to the CIA: "Mocking the DIA Report on the Creation of ISIS" (2015-06-13, []

* "Special Forces disguised as ISIS fighters operating in Syria – military sources" (2015-08-03, []

* "How to Understand Those 60 Trainees" (2015-08-14, [] [begin excerpt]: “I can look out at your faces and see you had the same reaction I do, which is that that’s an awfully small number.” So said American Defense Secretary Ash Carter in testimony before an incredulous Senate Armed Services Committee on July 7, explaining that the $500 million American project, announced over a year ago, to train and arm a new Syrian rebel army to bring the Islamic State to its knees and force a political settlement on the Syrian regime simultaneously has, to date, trained just 60 fighters. [end excerpt]


Kurdistan in Iraq
* "Kurdish government in Iraq selling more oil" (2015-07-07, UPI Newswire) []

Rojava (Western Kurdistan)

* (2015-08-14) Michael from US, joind YPG forces in Rojava against ISIS,describing the situation []: This is not only a war against ISIS and their supporters in Turkish government. The YPG is creating a revolutionary environment in Rojava, where liberated communities are not treated as conquered people but instead empowered, allowed to self govern and be the masters of their destinies.


State of Israel and international operations
[] []

* "Univ. of Illinois official who fired Steven Salaita admits to destroying evidence" (2015-08-10, [] [begin excerpt]: More than 1,000 pages of newly released emails expose unethical and possibly illegal behavior by campus officials regarding the University of Illinois’ decision to fire Steven Salaita after he made tweets critical of Israel’s assault on Gaza last summer.
The emails show that top officials colluded to conceal information and one administrator even destroyed what might be key evidence.
But just as stunning are the developments leading up to the university’s release of the emails.
On Thursday, 6 August, a federal judge cleared the way for Salaita’s lawsuit to proceed against university administrators and trustees for breach of contract and violation of his First Amendment free speech rights.
Salaita alleges that the officials fired him to appease, among others, pro-Israel donors.
The judge’s ruling all but demolished the university’s key arguments that it did not have a valid and binding contract with Salaita. But the judge did not allow the claims against as yet unnamed donors to proceed. [end excerpt]
* "Steven Salaita, Palestine and Free Speech" (2015-08-11, []
* "What Illinois Kept Secret" (2015-08-10, []
* Photo: Philanthropist Lester Crown, left, presents the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s “Spirit of Courage” award to former Univ. of Illinois trustee Christopher Kennedy for overseeing the firing of Steven Salaita, 11 June, in Chicago.


State of Palestine, exile community, and occupied territories
[] []

* "How global real estate giant RE/MAX profits from stolen Palestinian land" (2015-08-12, []

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & GCC Council member states
* "Saudis Expand Price War Downstream" (2015-07-30, Oilprice News) []

Islamic Republic of Iran, and international operations
* "China to Build Two Nuclear Power Plants in Southern Iran" (2015-07-22, []

Towards a People's Republic of India
[] [] [] []

Freedom for Dr Saibaba! Freedom for Muhammad Allan!


People's Republic of China  
History & the Current Context []

* "China Goes Global: Space, Sea, Polar Regions Added to Draft Security Law" (2015-06-25, []

* "China’s New Military Recruitment Video Scares US Media" (2015-08-15, [], video []

* "Millions of silver pieces for China's official Christians" (2015-07-03, AFP Newswire) [] [begin excerpt]: Chinese priest Lin Xiuqiang is pleased with his new Catholic church, its tall tower topped with a cross -- and grateful to the Communist officials who paid $19 million to build it. [end excerpt]

* "Three "civil disobedience" activists in China subversion trial" (2015-07-23, AFP Newswire) []

Republic of Korea (RoK) in southern Korea
* "One of Korea’s top universities to offer course teaching creationism" (2015-08-12, []

* "Non-DPRK Hackers, or Another Scandal in the Korean Intelligence Service" (2015-08-15, [] [begin excerpt]: Some time ago, the author of this article and some of his colleagues, including foreign ones, began receiving strange letters, with attachments representing rather clumsy attempts to hack mailboxes or to access computer files. Some of these colleagues, who had no particular sympathy for North Korea, assumed Pyongyang had a hand in this, but a big scandal unfolding today in Seoul indicates that these hacking attempts most likely came from a completely different side of the 38th parallel. The Korean intelligence service was again at the center of the scandal, and again we are talking about its Internet activities. Only this time, its staff did not take part in political battles under false names but tried to gain access to the personal data of thousands of citizens using spyware. [end excerpt]

* "Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea" (2014-12-30, [] [begin excerpt]: The films made and exhibited prior to World War 2 were strictly censored by the occupying Japanese colonial government. From 1910-1945, Korea existed as part of the Japanese Empire and censorship designed to suppress political dissent was severe, especially film. Police were required to be present at movie screenings. When the U.S. went to war with Japan, American movies disappeared. In 1942, Korean language films were banned.
Between World War 2 and the Korean War, the Korean film industry was significantly disrupted. According to the Korean Film Archive, 40 percent of the films made in Korea prior to World War 2 have been lost. When the World War ended, the film industries in war torn countries were unable to match U.S. production untouched by Asiatic or European bombing and foreign films flooded their box offices.
Finally free of Japanese interference, Korea elected its first autonomous government in almost half a century. One of the first actions of arriving U.S. military personnel was to outlaw it and reinstate many of the Japanese colonial administrators.
Korea didn’t have another opportunity at self-governance until after the Korean War, eight years later.
Only, the Korean War never ended.
If the tension seems odd, it is only because very few Americans take into account that if the Soviet Union had not developed an atomic bomb in 1949, the United States would have dropped one (or more) on Korea during the war []. And not just the North, Samuel Cohen, whose work would later be instrumental to neutron bomb development, was sent to Korea during the war to determine how nuclear weapons could be employed in the battle to retake Seoul without destroying too much of the city.
Bolstered by American support, the first president of Korea following Japanese occupation, and through the Korean War, was Rhee Syngman (이승만) an autocrat who jailed, tortured, and killed suspected dissidents. Supported by United States, Rhee murdered an estimated 100,000 political prisoners, including at least 23 children under the age of ten, dumping their bodies in mass graves. Known as the Bodo League Massacre [], it was only one in a long line of U.S. approved terror perpetrated against the Korean people by ROK and U.S. forces including the Jeju Uprising [] and the No Gun Ri Massacre [], the latter of which saw American troops open fire on unarmed refugees, killing approximately 60 children under the age of 15, as well as women and elderly men.
For many years after, Rhee’s government blamed North Korean guerrillas and made it a crime for survivors to speak of the killings.
Following the Korean War, President Rhee exempted film companies from taxation, courted foreign investment, and Korean cinema experienced a renaissance. According to, by the end of Rhee’s presidency, domestic production of Korean movies went from “[eight] in 1954 to 108 in 1959.”
Rhee also amended Korea’s constitution to allow himself an unlimited amount of presidential terms. In response, the April Revolution protests erupted in much of the country. President Rhee resigned soon thereafter and was secreted out of the country to Hawaii by the American CIA. Rhee died in exile five years later. [end excerpt]

Pak Geun Hee like her father, has become hell bent on reversing the prospects for Korean reunification. Park Chung Hee actually constructed one of the world' concrete highest walls during the 1980s, dividing the north and south of Korea. I get the impression that the ruling Saenuri Party in south Korea is after making any incident or provocation against the DPRK. The latest example of Seoul blaming Pyongyang, lacks any credibility at all. How can a party of Korean Peoples Army soldiers cross the DMZ, which is the most heavily guarded area on the planet, without detection and plant a land mine on the southern side? Most likely that the case of the landmines is another illustration of the south Korean regime manufacturing a situation, so as to distract public opinion off the domestic weakness of the Saenuri Party rule.
Latest poll conducted shows Park Geun Hye's popularity increased by 0.4 % to 39.9%, back to 40% which dropped tremendously during MERS breakout. indicating land mine incident has positive effect on Saenuri government.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in northern Korea
Info collected by Juche-Buddhism Friendship Society, for Peace through Knowledge! [], []

"Is north Korea really not lit up at night?"

We must always be on the look out for the truth about the DPRK in order to help promote peace. All of the false stories published about DPRK by the monopolist media makes one skeptical of even the most evident assertion []. Even the idea that the ISS photos showing lights-off in DPRK are faked is tantalizing, at best, when shown satellite photos like this one [], from "A country of cities" (2013) []. Another photo showing DPRK lit up [], from a Sputnik newswire article [], are not real, but help to envision the new now in the DPRK..
* "Russia and DPRK May Develop $20-30 Billion Power Grid Project" (2015-01-24, [].
According the World Bank [], the DPRK exported 5% of their energy production.
The ISS images showing that the DPRK is dark at night were originally released in the USA during January, 2014 [], and a response from the DPRK was later released []. There are only a few ISS images showing northern Korea at night, the original being [] [], and this one [], and another being this one (the darkest of them all) [].
What's strange is that another photo of "dark Korea" [], by a USA astronaut, presumably at an altitude lower than that of the International Space Station, shows Pyongyang being much more faint than in any ISS image []. Maybe the Pyongyang authorities turn off the lights when visitors leave? Here are photos by visitors [] [].

Stream DPRK television channels to your PC or mobile [mms://] with Live Media Player, a free app []. The hours of broadcast are 4pm to 11pm, And 9am to 11pm at weekends or special events.

* "Byungjin Lives as Kim Seeks Guns and Butter" (2013-04-01, []
* "Is North Korea's 'Byungjin Line' on the US-China Strategic Agenda?" (2015-06-09, []

* "North Korea may cautiously roll out economic reforms in 2015" (2014-12-19, [] [begin excerpt]: Next year will be Kim Jong-un's fourth in power. Having proved himself no pushover on the global stage—and therefore a worthy heir to his father, Kim Jong–il—North Korea's young leader will now move cautiously towards the changes that are needed to deliver the second leg of his proclaimed guiding policy ("byungjin", or development of nuclear weapons and the economy in tandem). However, these two policy goals remain incompatible in several ways. Squaring this circle will be difficult in the absence of greater engagement with the wider world. Kim Jong–un may at last make his first overseas visit as leader. Over the past 35 years, the opportunity cost to North Korea of refusing to implement reforms like those adopted in China since 1979 has been immense. The North's per head GDP led South Korea's until the 1970s, but by 2013 the ratio had fallen to 1:21, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK, the South's central bank). [end excerpt]
* "North Korea Touts Dark Satellite Photo in Editorial" (2015-02-10, [] [begin excerpt]: Though there was a time in the early 1980s when North Korea’s per capita power consumption exceeded that of South Korea, population roughly 50 million, the World Bank’s most recent data show that in 2011, North Korea’s per capita consumption was 739 kilowatt hours compared with South Korea’s 10,162. [end excerpt]

* "Pyongyang food store" photo (2011-09) []: It was rather rare that we got to get to a food store but I have been in some - with or without a guide. I do get annoyed when people ask me if there are "fake" foods. That is ridiculous.

* "Kiosk selling goods to locals on Kwangbok Street Pyongyang North Korea" photo (2009) []: A rare moment in a very dark neighborhood we escaped and ran wild snapping photos. The darkness brings freedom - they do not know you are a foreigner. You begin to see Koreans as they live. I do not recommend it but the curiosity is too much. This one at least had a light bulb. This kiosk was in a part of Pyongyang tourists do not see. We were there in the dark in the fall of 2009 and got a chance to walk around. The guides were not happy but we got to see the after work food pick-up scene. Some of the kiosks had more food. Generally this surplus is sold by the workplace as people receive a meal at their factory. Now we are seeing so many independent sellers of food even in the small towns.


* "North Korea stages unification rally in DMZ as tensions rise" (2015-08-15, AP Newswire) []
* Mass Rally for Korean reunification at border in Panmunjom, video (2015-07-16) []

Shoulder to shoulder, WPK and CPGB-ML. Joined in struggle!

* "Lenin and Karl Marx statues removed from North Korea's Kim Il-sung Square" (2012-10-15, [], photo [].

* "Protest Against Unpopular Park Geun Hye Government's and ROK Consulate "North Korea Human Rights Week" Ignorance & Hypocrisy" (2015-08-19) []

The source of many misconceptions regarding the North.
* "South Korea's Academic Lobby" (1996, [] [begin excerpt]: American universities and academics have been a major target of (South) Korean lobbyists and intelligence agents for the past quarter-century. Reams of testimony gathered during the "Koreagate" investigation of the mid-1970s document the inception of this effort. After that scandal came and went, however, many Americans acted as if (South) Korean academic lobbying also ended. That is far from the case; instead things have only gotten worse in the past twenty years.
...So it goes, and so it has gone since the early 1970s. (South) Korean funding sources now blanket the American field of Korean studies, and the resultant intellectual blight is clear. All it would take to change things would be for the field to stand up to Seoul, on what one would think are the most basic grounds of academic freedom, proper procedure, and independence. [end excerpt]

* The rumour of Koreans being given falsified world cup footage actually originated from a satire video by British .travel writer Alun hill []

* "PROPAGANDA" (2012) [], a North Korean-themed documentary/mockumentary that harshly critiques the Western culture and its hypocrisy towards cultures and ideologies it considers in opposition to its own.
* Interview with Slavko Martinov [], creator of the film 'Propaganda', a documentary made from the perspective of North Korea, which serves as a critique against the hyper capitalist structure, political manipulation, and consumerism that characterizes the western world.


You remember that story that blew up over the internet that a biological weapons expert apparently fled North Korea with 15 gigabytes of evidence that North Korea was experimenting on their own people? They said he was going to release his evidence by the end of July. well It's been 18 days and I'm still waiting...
* "North Korean defects with data on 'chemical warfare tests on humans' " (2015-07-03, [].
Whatever the truth may be, in reality, the UK did this in the 50s and 60s with conscripts and used it to develop the V-series of Nerve agents. Funnily enough the whole development and testing process (that left multiple participants dead and many more with permanent and terminal medical problems) is still highly classified.

* "A North Korean Defector’s Regret" (2015-08-15, [] [begin excerpt]: Since the late 1990s, some 28,000 North Koreans have fled to South Korea.
Only one, as far as anyone knows, has ever asked to go back.
Kim Ryen-hi, a 45-year-old dressmaker from North Korea, says her defection to the South four years ago was a terrible mistake. She says she has been trying since she got here to return to the impoverished, repressive North to be with her husband, daughter and ailing parents. But her efforts have only brought her more trouble, including imprisonment on spying charges. [end excerpt].
"Only one, as far as anyone knows, has ever asked to go back."
Wrong. Plenty have claimed to want to return, the South Korean government does very little to help defectors and NGOs will only give them money if they do scripted videos and interviews to defame North Korea. They had a place to live, a job, healthcare, and more handed to them in the DPRK. Many not-so-famous defectors have claimed to miss that. In the ROK they have absolutely nothing. There have been people who have not only wanted to go back, but who have returned. It seems, however, that this woman is destined to remain in South Korea for the rest of her life.

* "Uncle Sam wants you – yes, YOU – to topple North Korea!" (2015-08-16, [] [begin excerpt]:
Uncle Sam is seeking a few freedom and democracy-loving patriots to topple North Korea!
It is highly likely that Seoul will be destroyed as a result; and there may be a risk of destabilizing all of Asia. There is a possibility that North Korea will retaliate by parking a submarine in the Potomac Basin and launching nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles into our nations Capital; but don’t fret, we are sure we can manage it.
Uncle Sam plans to assist your activism by siphoning millions from American taxpayers into various North Korea Human Rights (NKHR) NGO’s and distributing via the National Endowment for Democracy. [*spreading of democracy is not to be confused with imperialism]
If you join an NKHR NGO, the media and the government will fully support all actions you take against North Korea. Don’t worry about laws that typically apply to domestic terrorists, or about FBI Piracy laws – you will be protected! Everyone will look the other way. That we guarantee.
Every major media bureau chief and copy editor is working for us. We also have numerous scholars and SME’s within our reach to help frame a pathway in support of this action. We manage to keep the narrative framed by character assassinating anyone who challenges it, so don’t worry about being undermined in your efforts.
We want your HRNK NGO to lure North Koreans along the border regions with money and material goods, and convince them that their life will be infinitely better in South Korea (if they join the cause).
We recommend distributing Animal Farm, The Interview, and Friends as far and wide as possible. The magic crystal ball says these three combined will surely cause a revolution in the country, and cognitive dissonance in their minds. Our magic crystal ball has informed us that hardliners will not react by massacring anyone in wavering factions.
When your defector arrives in ROK, the Hanawans and NIS will issue them guidance about what to say and not to say. If they know what’s good for them they will abide by it (or else be imprisoned for violating the NSL).
We’ve funded a few think tanks and sent “international advisors” on grants to build English language and assimilation schools, and from there are selecting during audition, only the brightest and most beautiful defectors to ascend to The Golden Soapbox.
Once your defector makes The Golden Soapbox, they must remember the guidance given them about their country. Uncle Sam depends on the defector to help the media frame the specific narrative about “the ongoing holocaust that their hell on earth country is.” Please understand, we cannot have defectors talking about the “”imperial”” “”proxy”” war; or saying anything good about their homeland, or anything that implies quality of life improvements since the 1990’s.
Defectors who abide by this will realize lifelong fame and fortunes, world travels, and luxuries unimaginable to even most global elites. A ghostwriter of highest quality will be assigned to your defector to write their autobiography for them – which could turn into a movie – so it is of utmost importance to mission success that defectors know their story! We recommend hiring choreographers, speech writers, and PR agencies. [end excerpt]


DPRK's international solidarity is an under-represented topic in our studies, and shows another side to DPRK history.
During the 1980s, DPRK military delegation in Nicaragua began training peasents in defending their land against the terrorist brigades known as the "Contras"... and the RoK had already been training members of the "Contras" in death-squad operations to murder socialists. RoK military advisors tried to engage the DPRK delegation in a fire fight but failed in their attempt at assassinating members of the delegation...
The former regime in Nicaragua before the socialist revolution of 1979 was backed by the USA and had enforced an artificial famine that killed (literally) millions over a few decades through preventable deaths (children and elders)... which is why the socialist government in Nicaragua was popular, and was voted into office again last decade. The land lords who benefited from the artificial famine (their land did not grow food, but bananas and coffee for export, and the land was originally taken from peasants at gunpoint, which is what lead to the artificial famine) wanted a return to their anti-socialist dictatorship, and relied on allies like the RoK to attack those who supported the socialist government in Nicaragua. Here's more about how the RoK was involved in the war against socialism in Nicaragua, from "Washington's War on Nicaragua" by Holly Sklar (via Google books) [].
In Angola, the DPRK along with Cuba, helped defeat the US backed South Africa-lead dictatorship.
* "North Korea Relations with the Third World" [] [begin excerpt]: By 1990 North Korea had provided military training to groups in sixty-two countries--twenty-five in Africa, nineteen in Central and South America, nine in Asia, seven in the Middle East, and two in Europe. A cumulative total of more than 5,000 foreign personnel have been trained in North Korea, and over 7,000 military advisers, primarily from the Reconnaissance Bureau, have been dispatched to some forty-seven countries. As of mid-1993, military advisers from North Korea were in approximately twelve African countries. North Korea is a convenient alternative to the superpowers for military assistance. [end excerpt]


Towards a People's Republic of the Philippines
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* "The National Liberation Movement in the Philippines and the 'terrorist listing by foreign powers' " []

* "Relevance of the Communist Manifesto to the Filipino people's struggle" (2013-02-21, Jose Maria Sison, CP of the Philippines) []

research from the Committee for the Study of

An interpretation of the original 1609 land grant to the Virginia Colony roughly matches the eventual homeland of the USA, an example of how capitalism motivated a form of land-grabbing as the deed holders to the Virginia chartered lands, pooled their capital together to protect their entitlement. Washington was the largest land-holder of what became the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1776.
"When Charles I had ascended the English throne, and war and bloodshed arose between him and his Parliament — when he had been dethroned, captured, and beheaded in front of his palace, and Oliver Cromwell had been made dictator, Virginia, through all these trying times, remained faithful to her sovereign, and even sent a small vessel to Flanders, where Charles, the son of the beheaded king, was suffering exile, and invited him to come across the ocean and establish his throne upon her territory. So gratified was he at the conservatism and loyalty of Virginia, that he proclaimed her an independent member of his empire, which consisted of England, Scotland, Ireland and Virginia, and ever since that time she has been called 'the Old Dominion'.'' —from the Journal of Proceedings of the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, 1876

Virginia would include most of North America, as seen on the map below.  In earliest days of English exploration, before the establishment of New England at Plymouth Rock, 'Virginia' was what the English called 'North America', or at least English North America lying between French and Spanish America. Also Bermuda, and any other island within 900 miles (300 leagues) of the Virginian mainland, which would include most of the Caribbean Islands, and would extend through the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. These historic boundaries are described in Section 1-301 of the Code of Virginia.

The map is included in an article which conserves previously existing interpretations of the Federal constitution, and the information contained in it reflects archival materials that document the acts of reinterpretation of constitutional powers and treaties, and advocates for the creation of self-governing republics, perhaps as parallel institutions until such time as necessary to seize state power. Read more at "50 Free, Sovereign, and Independent Nations" ( []. Another piece of research material preserving previous interpretations of constitutional law is a book titled "The Law that never was, vol.1", banned and considered an enhancement to charges brought against obstructive constitutionalists [], the link includes ordering instructions!


* "Is the automatic claim by police/DA's/courts of, "Justifiable Homicide", the Modern-Day, 1669, "the Casual Killing Of Slaves", law?" (thanks to Joseph Anderson for sending us the following):

The Dred Scott decision of 1857
Dred Scott (1857), was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court, in a 7-2 decision, held that, according to Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the authors of the U.S. Constitution had viewed all blacks as, "beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they [Black people] had no rights which the white man was bound to respect."

Preceding law:
"the Casual Killing Act of 1669"
In 1669, an act was passed in Virginia regarding the casual killing of slaves. The law established that, "if any slave resists his master and by the extremity of the correction [i.e., in the course of any punishment, however severe] should chance to die, that his death should not be accompted felony [i.e., is not murder, or even manslaughter, or any violation of the law]."
1660 — 1680: Slave Laws Further Restrict Freedom of Blacks and Legalize Different Treatment for Blacks and Whites
1669 - An act about the "casual killing of slaves" says that if a slave dies while resisting his master [or upon punishment by his/her master], the act will not be presumed to have occurred with “prepensed malice.”
1669: Virginia passes an act regarding the casual killing of slaves: “If any slave resist his master (or other by his master’s order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be accompted felony.”
Is ["]Justifiable Homicide["] The Modern Day “Casual Killing Of Slaves” [law]?‏
This article, Is Justifiable Homicide The Modern Day Casual Killing Of Slaves?, is dedicated to the memory of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Yvette Smith and all of the other men and women who were unjustifiably murdered under the guise of “justifiable homicide”.
Unfortunately, not a year goes by without a news report of some young man or woman dying in the hands of the police (or someone who acts as if they are the police). Usually, these cases are polarized by the factor of race. The victim is usually identified as “Black” or “African-American”, while the perpetrator of the act is usually identified as “White”. Recently, we were exposed to the graphic viral video of a New York police department officer putting a 43 year-old asthmatic husband, father of 6 children and grandfather of 2 grandchildren, in a chokehold which led to the man’s death. The man’s name is Eric Garner.
The use of the chokehold to restrain someone has long been prohibited by the NYPD. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who used the chokehold on Eric Garner, was previously sued twice for using the exact same chokehold. Now, it stands to reason to ask the following question: why would the NYPD keep an officer who was sued twice for using a prohibited chokehold?
The answer to that question, and the answer to why such killings continually take place, may lie within an old-time slave code.
The oldest U.S. slave laws are found in the State of Virginia. There is a publication entitled The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia, volume 2 (1823) by William W. Henning. This publication contains the Virginia Slave Codes. Among these codes is a document, dated October of 1669, which is entitled “An act about the casual killing of slaves”. This act states the following:
“Whereas the only law in force for the punishment of refractory servants resisting their master, mistress or overseer cannot be inflicted upon negroes, nor the obstinacy of many of them by other than violent means suppressed, Be it enacted and declared by this grand assembly, if any slave resist his master (or others by his masters order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be considered a felony, but the master (or that other person appointed by the master to punish him) be acquit from molestation, since it cannot be presumed that malice existed (which alone makes murder a felony) [or that anything] should induce any man to destroy his own estate.”
The relevance of this act becomes more apparent when one looks into the Supreme Court case of Tennessee versus Garner. Tennessee vs. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985), was a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court decided that, under the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, when a law enforcement officer is pursuing a suspect, the officer may apply deadly force to prevent escape if he or she has “probable cause” to believe that the suspect poses a threat. Needless to say, it is very difficult to prove that a law enforcement officer does not have “probable cause”. In the case of Eric Garner, a “black” man who weighed about 400 pounds, one can guess how the NYPD might use this to their advantage.
In criminal law, the idea of justifiable homicide exists between the legal definitions of an excuse and a justification. In law, homicide becomes justified when it prevents greater harm to others. A homicide can be justified if it can be proven that it was reasonable to believe that the victim posed an imminent threat to the life or well-being of another. A homicide in this case is blameless, and is distinguished from the less strict criteria allowing deadly force in the stand your ground law (which was used to justify the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman).
Unfortunately, in the United States, Asiatics of Moorish descent have been categorized under the labels that delude to slavery (i.e. negro, black, colored, African-American, etc.). As a result, they are still viewed as slaves. In this sense, the “casual killing of slaves” in the form of justifiable homicide applies.
Those terms, which delude to slavery, were defined as objects of commercial trade in the Law of Nations. This definition carried over into the U.S. slave laws and later on, into the various statues that are in effect today. A slave is one who is void of a nationality, as nationality determines one’s political status and a slave has no political rights. The nationality of Moors was taken away from them in 1774 and the words “negro”, “black” and “colored” were given to Asiatics, of America, who were of Moorish descent. A perfect example of how nationality works is in the case of the lynchings of Italian-Americans in New Orleans during the 1890’s. As a result of the efforts of the Italian consul,the U.S. government actually paid indemnities for the killings.
In this day and time, it is of utmost importance that we proclaim our nationality in order to reclaim our birthrights and be recognized as natural persons as opposed to state property. Prophet Noble Drew Ali taught us about the importance of nationality and birthrights. In his editorial entitled “A Divine Warning By The Prophet For The Nations”, he stated: “The citizens of all free national governments according to their national constitution are all of one family bearing one free national name. Those who fail to recognize the free national name of their constitutional government are classed as undesirables, and are subject to all inferior names and abuses and mistreatments that the citizens care to bestow upon them. And it is a sin for any group of people to violate the national constitutional laws of a free national government and cling to the names and the principles that delude to slavery.”

* "The U.S. has 35,000 museums. Why is only one about slavery? Here's why I opened the country's first slavery museum" (2015-08-13, [] [begin excerpt]:
The United States is home to more than 35,000 museums that memorialize our nation’s culture and history. Revitalized plantations that commemorate the old South are popular among them, celebrated as “bastions of genteel culture,” in the words of an official New Orleans Web site, and monuments to the rural beauty of a bygone era. Many have been romanticized as tourist attractions and wedding venues. But none were dedicated to telling the story of the people who sustained them — slaves.
In fact, the United States did not have a single museum devoted entirely to slavery until last December, when I opened the very first one. It’s housed at the Whitney Plantation, a former indigo and sugar farm that I had purchased 15 years earlier outside of New Orleans.
More than 350 individuals had been enslaved on that land before 1865. That realization began my education on the history of the Atlantic slave trade, from its origins in the 1400s through the lives of the people who worked on the Whitney Plantation. As a lifelong Southerner, I realized that there had been a glaring omission in my education of the nation’s history, and that I was not alone in my ignorance. While everyone knows that slavery existed in America, for many people, the details are sorely lacking. For instance, many Americans do not realize that religious institutions supported slavery. From the papal order in 1452 permitting the king of Portugal to keep Africans in “perpetual slavery” to the published lectures of an American Protestant doctor of divinity in the 1850s justifying slavery as an “appropriate form of government,” religious institutions were complicit in this atrocity.
Likewise, many do not fully understand the economic impact of slavery on the developing United States economy. The web of people who profited from the labor of enslaved Africans and their descendants stretched from New Orleans to New England. Beyond the obvious fortunes made by slave traders, cotton planters and sugar cane farmers, businesses that profited from American slavery extended far beyond the boundaries of the Confederacy. In the North as well as the South, lawyers and notaries created documents for the sale, lease and manumission of slaves; insurance companies wrote policies on slaves and slaving voyages; and northern shipyards built vessels to transport slaves and plantation cotton. New England textile mills used cotton picked by slaves and New York manufacturers produced what was designated as “Negro clothing.” In the 1850s, the I.M. Singer Company in New York advertised the development of a “new, improved sewing machine especially adapted to the making up of Negro clothing.” New England distilleries manufactured rum from from molasses produced on Louisiana sugar plantations. That cheap rum was used as currency in West Africa to purchase people. Every region of the U.S. and arena of American prosperity owes a debt to the forced labor of African slaves.
That not one of America’s 35,000 museums had been dedicated solely to the facts and experiences of slavery is an egregious national failure. The Sept. 11 museum opened just 10 years after that tragedy. There are museums dedicated to the Confederacy and antebellum life in Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and most other Southern states. The United States has more Holocaust museums than Israel, Germany and Poland combined. The country found the funds and the will to build the $168 million Holocaust Memorial Museum just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, a building constructed largely by slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries.
But 150 years after emancipation, our nation still hasn’t seen fit to create a national institution to teach the facts and honor the victims of our own national tragedy.  [end excerpt]

* "Europe’s Forgotten History: From “Human Zoos” to “Human Trophies” Displayed in Colonial Museums" (2015-08-16, by Garikai Chengu, []

Jewish Ghettos established by Germany, 1939, were each governed by a Jewish council which provided medical services (1st armband), food distribution and work orders, and Police services (2nd arm band), all staffed by "citizens" of the Ghetto.


* "Atlanta’s First Black Police Officers" (2013-08-22, [].
A group photo of the first eight African American police hired by the Atlanta Police Department in 1948. Because of segregation these officers could not carry a gun or arrest a white person.


"Remember, several modes of slavery have defined, confined, and controlled Black life in the USA. We're just living in the most recent one."
"The ghetto and the prison are now locked in a whirlpool, when it is no longer clear which is the egg and which is the chicken: the two look the same and have the same function (p. 115). The life in the ghetto almost necessarily leads to more criminal behavior,yet Wacquantnt presents statistics that show that the distribution of crime between black and white has not changed. Instead he shows that a black, young, man is now "equated with 'probable cause' justifying the arrest" (p. 117). And in the prisons, a black culture is being reinforced by "professional" inmates, a culture which later affects the street."
 — From Loic Wacquant's article "From Slavery to Mass Incarceration: Rethinking the 'Race Question' in the US"New Left Review volume 13, January-February 2002.


In 1958, the Ku Klux Klan KKK planned a rally in Maxton, NC to harass Lumbee tribal members and other non-whites. On the night of their rally over 500 Lumbee men showed up to the KKK rally with guns and sticks. The Lumbees went on the attack. The KKK members were routed and ran out of town in what is now called the Battle of Hayes Pond.


Image from [].
"One day, to everyone's astonishment, someone drops a match in the powder keg and everything blows up." James Baldwin
On August 11, 1965, a young black motorist was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by white California Highway Patrol officer Lee Minikus just outside of Watts in Los Angeles. The motorist, 21-year-old Marquette Frye, was driving his brother Ronald home in his mother's 1955 Buick. According to the police, after failing a field sobriety test, Frye was placed under arrest and officer Minikus radioed for the Buick to be impounded. Marquette's brother Ronald was unable to claim the car, so he walked two blocks to inform their mother of the situation. Onlookers began crowding around. According to accounts, Frye's mother, Rena Price, was visibly upset when she arrived at the scene. Frye became agitated, yelling that he was not drunk and did not need to go to jail. Someone shoved Rena from behind, launching her into another officer. Ronald intervened, but was struck on the forehead by the officer's baton. Another officer pulled out a shotgun, further escalating the situation. Onlookers began throwing objects and yelling at the police. Rena Price, Ronald Frye, and Marquette Fry were all arrested, but the police were unable to disperse the crowd.
The incident sparked 6 days of massive protest and open rebellion against the police. Almost 1,000 buildings were destroyed (today, the equivalent of $200 million dollars in property damage), dozens were killed, thousands were arrested, and approximately 14,000 National Guard troops were deployed to enforce martial law on the streets of Los Angeles. Racial tensions were further exacerbated when LAPD Police Chief William Parker (pictured above) said that the people in the streets were like "monkeys in the zoo." Parker was known for recruiting police officers from the Mississippi Delta and hiring Marines as drill instructors. Under his command, the LAPD faced numerous accusations of police brutality and racism.
The 50th Anniversary of the Watts Riots coincides with the first anniversary of Mike Brown's killing on the streets of Ferguson by police officer Darren Wilson. Brown's death and subsequent failure to indict Wilson resulted in several nights of protest and unrest. Comparisons of Ferguson and Watts demonstrate the persistence of racist police violence and economic disparity in our supposedly post-Civil Rights era.



* "Israel, the Contras and the North Trial" (1988, [] [begin excerpt]: Oliver North’s trial this spring surprised everyone: It actually produced some new information. But some of its most important revelations -- those touching on Israel’s role in Central America -- received little or no attention in the press. The trial memorandum actually begins with a discussion of Israel’s role. In 1983, CIA Director William Casey asked the Pentagon to help obtain infantry weapons Israel had captured from the PLO in Lebanon in 1982. “Following discussions between Maj. Gen. Meron of Israel and retired Maj. Gen. Richard Secord of the United States government,” the memorandum discloses, “Israel secretly provided several hundred tons of weapons to the Department of Defense on a grant basis in May 1983.” (Secord later became North’s private agent for dealings with both Iran and the contras.) This operation, dubbed Tipped Kettle, supplied about $10 million worth of arms and ammunition.
The CIA, again working through the Pentagon, arranged another delivery of weapons in the summer of 1984 in Operation Tipped Kettle II: “Although CIA advised Congress that the weapons would be used for various purposes, in fact many of them were provided to the Nicaraguan resistance as appropriated funds ran out.” At the time, as the memorandum notes, the CIA had run up against a ceiling on aid and turned to Israel. In August, Congress finally passed its complete ban on aid to the contras, known as the Boland amendment. By then, the administration’s obsession with raising third-country support for the contras, through such sources as Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, South Korea, the People’s Republic of China and Brunei, reached a point of desperation. Israel was always at or near the top of the Reagan team’s list of donors. [end excerpt]

Eleven years ago the Guardian ran an article called "HOW BUSH'S GRANDFATHER HELPED HITLER'S RISE TO POWER" - all about the evidence then emerging that showed Prescott Bush had bankrolled the Nazi party in the 1930s, and continued to do so even after the declaration of war by the US in December 1941. No better emblem of the Guardian's slide into low-IQ chat mag and propaganda tabloid than today's piece by the supremely low-IQ and self-satisfied Shaun Walker, sniggeringly titled "'Hitler was an Anglo-American stooge': the tall tales in a Moscow bookshop", in which this historical fact is downgraded to the status of a "conspiracy theory" and lumped in, ad hoc with a lot of junk about human asexual reproduction and psychic readings. We recommend looking at both these pieces to get a full flavour of the ethical and journalistic decline.
* "How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president" (2004-09-25, []
* " 'Hitler was an Anglo-American stooge': the tall tales in a Moscow bookshop" (2015-08-14, []

* "Did the Fall of the Berlin Wall Hurt Economic Growth?" (2014-11-07, []

* book review []: The Triumph of Evil: the Reality of the USA's Cold War Victory documents the fact that the "bad" guys won the Cold War. In the Introduction, it is shown that the Americans have deliberately killed more unarmed civilians than any other country in world history. The remainder of the book conclusively demonstrates (using new information, especially from Germany) that communism was a much more efficient and benevolent system than the American capitalist one. Nevertheless, the USA essentially won the Cold War because its prior exploitation of peoples around the world had enabled it to accumulate enormous wealth, and its propaganda was successful in causing people to naively associate capitalism with the prosperity that everybody wants. Contrary to that false propaganda, this book documents the fact that the USA triumph in the Cold War has increased economic suffering and wars, which are shown to be endemic to the New World Order under USA capitalist domination.

* "Hungary: Better Off Under Communism?" (2010-04-28, page 1 [], page 2 [] [begin excerpt]: A remarkable 72% of Hungarians say that most people in their country are actually worse off today economically than they were under communism. Only 8% say most people in Hungary are better off, and 16% say things are about the same. Prior to the revolutions of 1989, Hungary was an economic pioneer among Eastern bloc countries, practicing “goulash communism,” which mixed aspects of the free market with a planned economy. As a result, Hungarians enjoyed somewhat better living standards than their Iron Curtain neighbors. Two decades later, however, Hungarians give their economy dismal ratings, and they are generally less enthusiastic about the free market than others in the region. [end excerpt]

* "Struggling Romanians yearn for communism" (2012-08-30, page 1 [], page 2 [], page 3 []. An expat from Romania writes (2015-08-14): This article is a good example of how stupid intellectuals really are: "Those who care more about safety than about freedom end up looking back nostalgically,". you have the freedom to die starving. people are starving, there are not even unions: what "freedom" does he mean? it's a horribly repressed population, and it's because capitalism. they try to smear these people for refusing to be starved, humiliated, robbed and destroyed. boia thinks communism is the 80s IMF austerity. on the other hand, the communist party here was full of right wingers and nationalists, so as far as I'm concerned those people were not communists. in the past years, of "freedom" we had people eat leaves and grass to survive, we had old people and children being systematically starved. we witnessed a child dying in shit because the "freedom" refused them toilets at school, since they were poor they did not deserve even that. when you want to tell anyone about what gulag really is, tell them about this. we need a world tribunal for all these capitalist crimes, and I hope boia and the author of this piece of capitalist propaganda stand trial too. I'm so sick of them.
also, boia lies. there is nostalgia indeed, but it's nostalgia after the 30s when the propaganda he supported too claimed everything was beautiful and great. 70% were illiterate, the same percentage were starving. the 30s romania was a fascist dictatorship, almost the entire intellectual class was horribly fascist and supportive of fascists. just like today. he is also a privileged ignorant who is ignorant of present facts around him, how can anyone expect him to actually make any assessment about the past? he has no idea here 1 in 3 kids are hungry all the time because of him too.
and the political quarrel is about the imf: some want to kick the imf out, the robot they call president wants to keep them screwing us; he's a stooge of merkel.

Gunnar Angeles writes: How can people honestly say that the agricultural collectivization and rapid industrialization in the USSR, "Didn't work" when they defeated the largest invasion force in history and became an industrial superpower with in a single generation? Even many Anti-Communist Capitalists and Fascists had to acknowledge to some extent Socialism, "Did work", but of course not in the interests of their ruling class.
[Comment]: Within eights years from 1927, USSR's development was so great that there was almost nobody unemployed, education and healthcare was free, housing was available to everybody, women were completely liberated from patriarchy and equally participating in society at all levels, agriculture had become greatly mechanized, industrial production, supply and consumption had surpassed most developed economies in capitalist countries with heavy industry and technological advancement. Classes had been abolished.
Famines during agricoll is outright capitalist propaganda invention against socialism. The truth is rich peasants were rebelling against USSR by destroying crops, killing cattle and shooting government assistants. They caused whatever was there of "famines". When Soviet government tried to control it, then, these very "famines" became, in turn, Stalin's "crimes", "Gulag concentration camps", "oppression" in bourgeoise press and books. The fact is that agricoll could not have been possible without controlling this rebellion of petit-bourgeoisie, Menshevik and pro-imperialist elements against workers government. Middle and poor peasants were gradually organized through Party by workers and Kolaks were barricaded though according to bourgeoisie moral principles, they should have been shot dead for rebelling against state!
The most effective economic system in history. Capitalists keep trying to bad mouth it because they don't want everyone knowing how much better it is. To put it very simply lol!

The book "The Unknown Story" about Mao is nuts! It said that he owned several large estates and lived lavishly during the starvation of the GLF.
Tried to independently verify that claim, couldn't find a single source outside of the book.
In the academic reviews of it, it was pretty universally slaughtered. Routledge published 14 of the leading reviews against it in a book called "was mao a monster?"
From what I found digging around on my own, many of their sources came from unverifiable KMT propaganda. Jung Chang is a fucking creep. She thinks the dowager empress is a 'feminist figure', but not Mao Tse Tung, who helped enshrine the first laws in China's history of universal equality for women (something the USA refuses to do, even by Executive Order).
The Black Book Of Communism has fucking math mistakes in it concerning the so-called "death count"!

* Minutes, Mao’s conversation with a Yugoslavian Communist union delegation, Beijing (1956-09) []

* "People all over the world are now discussing whether a third world war will break out. On this question, too, we must be mentally prepared and do some analysis. We stand firmly for peace and against war. However, if the imperialists insist on unleashing another war, we should not be afraid of it. Our attitude on this question is the same as our attitude towards any disturbance: first, we are against it; second, we are not afraid of it. The First World War was followed by the birth of the Soviet Union with a population of 200 million. The Second World War was followed by the emergence of the socialist camp with a combined population of 900 million. If the imperialists insist on launching a third world war, it is certain that several hundred million more will turn to socialism, and then there will not be much room left on earth for the imperialists; it is also likely that the whole structure of imperialism will utterly collapse." - Mao Zedong, On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People (February 27, 1957), 1st pocket ed., pp. 67-68.

* "Stalin's repressions or a Russian civil war?" (2015-08-14, translated by Kristina Rus, []:
Interview with Valentin Katasonov - the chairman of the Sharapov Russian Economic Society, professor of international finance at MGIMO, video []:
My grandpa, Katasonov Vyacheslav Andreevich, was imprisoned in 1937, he was a director of Kemerovo school in Kuzbass. For what - is a big mystery, but he told me that Stalin was good.
I said, "Granpa, why, you have been jailed under Stalin!"
He explained, and unfortunately many people today don't understand what was happening:  "Valya, don't you understand, there was a civil war. Only the textbooks say that the Civil war ended in 1922. In reality it only ended with the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Beyond the Urals practically the entire party leadership were the Trotskyists. Therefore beyond the Urals the prisoners were mostly Stalin's supporters.  And here - the Trotskyists and the representatives of the new opposition. It was a kind of a Civil war."
This is why many of those jailed in the Stalin Gulag believe that they have been jailed for their support of Stalin.
Beyond the Urals, the secretaries of governorates [governors - ed] were almost all Trotskyists.
By the way, with great pleasure I later found concrete evidence by Yury Mukhin, who has described what happened in one of his books. He said, beyond the Urals everything was occupied by the Trotskyists. This is why my Katasonov family has suffered, my grandpa worked on the gold mines in Kolyma, he has been rehabilitated in 1956, but he viewed Stalin more then positive.
[end article]

* "The Soviet Union Did Not Fail" (by Steven Argue) [] [begin excerpt]: The Soviet Union did not fail. The Russian Revolution turned one of the poorest countries in the world into an industrial powerhouse capable of defeating two major imperialist invasions, including the Nazis, and rebuilding to provide everyone with a job, education, and health care. The example of the gains of the Russian Revolution also forced western imperialist countries to give women more rights like the vote, forced western European countries to provide free health care and education, and supplied some important material aid to the anti-imperialist revolution. Despite surviving the invasion by 14 imperialist armies, including the United States, combined with the imperialist backed White Army and an imperialist economic blockade, the USSR emerged out of this attack greatly wounded. The U.S. backed White Army murdered 100,000 Jews just in Ukraine alone. It was under these conditions of war, hunger, and White terror that emerged the growth of a more conservative layer in the bureaucracy that did not agree with the program and ideals of Lenin and Trotsky. There were several reasons for this, including the fact that many of the best worker communists were killed at the front as well as the fact that the party and bureaucracy had to take in many people who never really agreed with the ideals of the revolution. After Lenin died, Stalin was able to capture power with the backing of this more conservative layer. [end excerpt]

* "In Defense of Socialism: Say No To Bush-Yeltsin-Gorbachev Counterrevolution in the USSR" (1991-09, by Sam Marcy, Workers World Party), original cover [], complete pamphlet (.pdf) []

* "Now U.S. imperialism is quite powerful, but in reality it isn't. It is very weak politically because it is divorced from the masses of the people and is disliked by everybody and by the American people too. In appearance it is very powerful but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of, it is a paper tiger. Outwardly a tiger, it is made of paper, unable to withstand the wind and the rain. I believe the United States is nothing but a paper tiger." - from "U.S. Imperialism is a Paper Tiger" (1956-07-14, Mao Tse-tung) []


Still, who believes the following?


A list of gatherings, workshops, and educational events in the greater Bay Area region

Why Confront Ultra-Right Bigots?
Slideshow: July 18 Anti-KKK Protest in South Carolina
When anti-Jewish white supremacists announce a rally or commit threatening racist acts, pundits often advise the public to “just ignore them” as a lunatic fringe. Meet two unionists who believe that mobilizing our communities to stand up and show unity in action is key to burying neo-fascists.
- Toni Mendicino—Member Teamsters 2010 and  feminist organizer who protested the Ku Klux Klan in Columbia, South Carolina
- Daryle Washington—Recology worker, Teamster and fighter against white supremacy, terrorism and noose incidents in the workplace
- Slideshow by Nancy Reiko Kato, eyewitness participant in the anti-KKK protest
Friday, August 28, 7:00pm
Doors open 6:30pm, Door $3, Snack Plates $6
Sliding scale and work exchanges available
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St., San Francisco
(at Ellis near Civic Center BART/Muni, on the #19, #31, #38 Muni bus lines)

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