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Jason Walker attacked by prison clansmen for reporting their brutality

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by Jason Renard Walker

Jason Renard Walker

I’m sad to report that I was attacked and beaten by clansman as Black guards watched. I sent out a report on this but left out info I felt would cause the message to be banned, delayed or thrown away. This attack was in response to my November Bay View piece that circulated around the prison like wildfire.

Until I don’t have hands to write and eyes to see and a tongue to speak, I will continue to expose such attempts to repress my freedom of speech. As long as the oppressor recognizes it can use justified brutality to chill prisoners’ rights of exposing acts that shock the conscience and deter others from expressing them, they won’t stop.

Death is the only thing that will stop me; history has proven that Texas officials are more than up to the challenge. I’m here and…

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The Lobby-USA, Parts 1-4

This is an incredibly important film that everyone, especially those who live in the U.S. and who believe that they live in a democracy or that they live in a country that supports human rights or that they live in a country that allows freedom, should see.

Freedom isn’t having twenty brands of (mostly) toxic toothpaste, dozens of cancer-feeding, sugar-filled drinks and hundreds of genetically-modified, pesticide-infested, chemically enhanced quasi-food “products” to choose from at the grocery store. It isn’t having a multitude of life-destroying fossil fuel vehicles to choose from to selfishly drive while we choke on toxic fumes, then buy toxic chemicals to treat our breathing. It isn’t having hundreds of channels of corporate indoctrination and dysfunctional social conditioning to watch on television and other various electronic devices designed to keep us tame. It isn’t having two corporate puppets to “choose” between in (S)elections.

It’s having the right to our own minds instead of selling them to the highest bidders. It’s retaining the intelligence and integrity to be informed of what’s going on in our country and around the world and being able to perceive right from wrong and not support dictators, genocidal maniacs and corporate prostitutes – and calling them leaders.

Let’s take a look at ourselves a little more often and stop obeying the demands of narcissists and psychopaths. It’s not only a matter of moral courage and integrity, it’s survival.

via The Lobby-USA, Parts 1-4

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Richie Havens – On The Turning Away

 

Richie Havens was a rare talent – as a singer, a guitarist, a songwriter, an artist, a poet, an actor, and especially, as a person. Instead of living “the good life” by taking advantage of celebrity worship and soulless endorsement of anything anyone’s willing to sell, he was a passionate, pro-peace activist. He educated people about ecology, imperialism and civil rights. His endeavors in the area of civil rights included advocating for the rights of the Indigenous people of North America.

In 2002 he released his 19th studio album, “Wishing Well”, and on it he recorded a unique version of a song by Pink Floyd. It’s quite different in style from the original. On Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”, it’s a beautifully crafted, melodic rock song with inspirational lyrics. Though the lyrics are about something horrible happening to humanity, the version by Richie Havens has a meditative quality to it. Though that might seem to be a strange mix, it may be the perfect vehicle to allow the listener to relax into a contemplative state and be open to the profound message.

The message is that we’re drowning in a cesspool of ignorance, hate and insensitivity and need to open our hearts to take an honest look at what we’re doing to each other (and to all life) in this insane world we’ve designed. We’ve allowed cruelty and indecency to prevail over kindness and compassion. We need to feel again – feel the pain and suffering we inflict on “others” and allow to spread. The cold wind of apathy is blowing out of control and people are freezing to death. A death of the heart.

Please, no more turning away.

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Evolution Or Extinction?

Nature is amazing.

There are so many types of life on this planet alone, never mind throughout the rest of the universe. The diversity on planet Earth is astounding, from single-celled nanobacteria to the blue whale and the Pando aspen forest in Utah. Some breathe air, some breathe water, some live in the air, some spend most of their lives in soil. Some have fascinating lives and some muddle through what would seem to be dull, repetitive existences. I find some of the more interesting types of organisms living on Earth to be parasites.

There are many types of parasites, from parasitic worms such as tapeworms and roundworms to plants such as mistletoe and the genus Rafflesia (28 species with no roots, stems or leaves, only flowers that smell like rotting flesh) to animals such as the lamprey, the cookie cutter shark and the snub-nosed eel.

Though they exist in various orders of living beings, parasites have their own categories according to how they feed on their hosts. There are endoparasites which exist inside their hosts and ectoparasites which exist outside their hosts.

A trait that is common among all acknowledged parasites throughout the four Kingdoms of the Eukaryota domain is that they are unable to understand that their behavior is parasitic – or even what parasitism is. They don’t understand that other forms of life need to die for them to live as they do, they know no other way to survive. It’s what they do.

Some of these parasites contribute to disease in human beings. Until recently it was believed that there were three types: two, protozoa and helminths, are classified as endoparasites and one group as ectoparasites.

Today some of us have come to realize that there is another class of parasite that poses a significantly more dangerous threat to human life (and, in turn, to all life on the planet). Interestingly, it is a subclass of human beings. The initial infection manifests as a mental illness. Normally, a mental illness is identified as such and the unfortunate people suffering from it are treated with drugs and therapy. The more deeply infected are often placed in hospitals and given more extreme drugs and/or undergo cutting edge medical procedures.

But this isn’t so with this new class of parasites.

This relatively new group of parasites aren’t treated as sick despite the fact that they weren’t born that way. They have chosen to be parasitic. Seriously, they actually choose to be parasites. Is that the most revolting thing ever conceived in human history? They could use their complex brains, feel compassion and attempt to evolve along with other human beings, but opt instead to spread ignorance, hate, violence and injustice.

These supposedly intelligent beings could work toward peace in the world. They choose instead to profit financially. They could help provide shelter, clothing and nutrition for people who are victims of natural and unnatural disasters. No, they choose to horde their wealth. They could help provide clean drinking water and proper sewerage for everyone on the planet. It wouldn’t be difficult or put them in the proverbial poorhouse, but they choose to pretend that approximately 2 MILLION children don’t die every year due to a lack of clean drinking water and proper sanitation. And that’s just human children, never mind the uncounted animals that suffer from habitat destruction because they aren’t considered deserving of life’s necessities.

Decades of social conditioning by those who first exhibited this treacherous behavior has caused an epidemic of mental and emotional disorders in modern society. One result of this conditioning has been to create an acceptance of the existence of parasites among the human population, allowing this subclass to thrive. While there are variations among these disorders, there are certain traits common to them all: a fear-based ideology which has led to a dogmatic adherence to the religion of capitalism and character flaws resulting in reduced compassion and increased ambition. These character flaws increase obedience to the state-sponsored religion which rewards obedience as well as controlled ambition and suppression of compassion and the entire system feeds on itself (bringing to mind the saying “a vicious cycle”). It’s a form of cannibalism with the ownership class feeding voraciously on the hearts (courage) and minds (intelligence) of the majority of society.

Though these beings are definitely dangerous to the existence of most life on the planet, amazingly there seems to not only be an increase in acceptance of their presence, an increasing number of humans actually embrace the suicidal ideology they have imposed on many of us. Yes, this new strain of mental illness appears to be contagious. It has become a plague.

Have we reached the tipping point, the point of no return? Is there any chance that the sick can be rehabilitated or are we doomed to a sterile existence of obedience, hate and violence eventually ending in collective suicide? The people who control most of our media are afflicted, therefore their insidiously clever program of spreading the dis-ease seems to be unstoppable.

As dismal as this phenomenon is, I would like to end this with a promise of hope.

Compassion. Understanding. Education.

And hard work and patience. If we don’t set aside our many differences and work together we will not only commit suicide, we’ll wipe out a significant amount of other life forms who’ve done nothing other than what they’ve done for millions of years – exist without hatred or malice. And if we fail to stop this criminally insane descent into de-evolution, at least some life will continue to exist and other types of life will form from the extinction of humanity.

Yes, nature is amazing.

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‘Intoxicating Freedom, Gripping Fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal On Life As a Black Panther

A brilliant, eloquent, thoughtful man like Mumia Abu-Jamal languishes on death row while a racist, narcissistic sexual predator/economic terrorist resides in the White House corrupting what’s left of a crumbling democracy, furthering the insidious agendas of corporate control and white supremacy, increasing destruction of the environment, creating international tensions that could lead to war, dividing the U.S. population to a level which causes people to fear civil war, continues corporate welfare while helping wealthy business executives financially rape the rest of us and put more families in the streets…

Do I need to continue?

Law, uh, I mean Order Enforcement powers started a war on the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s when they saw people who looked and thought differently than they creating a place where the religion of Capitalism wasn’t needed. They were showing us that you can feed, clothe, educate and provide decent lives for ALL chilldren – not just “our” children. They showed us that medical care could be given to ALL people without putting corporate profits above the well-being of human beings. They tried to show us a different way – one in which compassion counted and profiting on misery is accepted as the horrible crime it is everywhere outside the self-deceived world of Capitalism.

The business executives currently running the U.S. are parasites. Mumia Abu-Jamal is a hero. Let’s regain compassion, justice, integrity and truth.

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Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.
 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer

The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently with the city’s police force 40 years ago, sending nine of them to prison for decades.

The author was Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is the closest thing that exists today to an imprisoned Black Panther celebrity. He joined the Black Panther party in the 1960s when he was just 14, and later became a prominent advocate for the Move organization.

For the past 36 years he has been incarcerated in Pennsylvania prisons, including two decades spent on death row, having been convicted of murdering a police officer at a Philadelphia street corner in 1981. His case has reverberated around the…

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Robert Seth Hayes Receives Parole

Robert Seth Hayes was born in Harlem, New York in October 1947. His father, John Franklin Hayes, was the child of sharecroppers and came to New York City from South Carolina. His mother, Francine Washington Hayes, moved to New York from Pittsburgh. Both of Mr. Hayes’ parents were employed by the U.S. Postal Service, working to provide a better life for Seth and his four siblings. A desire to better the community was impressed upon the family at a young age.

“My mother taught me to visualize family universally, not individually.”

Growing up in an area ripe with poverty, Seth saw one neighborhood after another suffering from neglect, desperation and frustration – yet he also saw, over the years, flashes of hope and determination which fueled an intensity to fight for justice and a better life for those he saw struggling. 

His desire to help change what he viewed as a despicably unjust system inspired him to join the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. As we all know, that is something that is not allowed to happen without recrimination. The powers that be cannot accept a movement with beliefs that conflict with the parasitic system of Capitalism.

Robert Seth Hayes was framed and convicted of the murder of a NYC police officer in 1973. Charged with seven counts of attempted murder and one count of murder in the first degree, he was denied parole many times – strictly because of his political ideology and work with the Black Panther Party. 

As many people have worked hard to undo the injustices inflicted upon members of the Black Panther Party for decades, the work has finally paid off for Seth.

The following is from the NYC Free Mumia Website, via Jericho Movement:

From New York Jericho:

We are elated to report that respected elder Robert Seth Hayes was granted parole and released July 24, 2018, having met all criteria for release according to his sentence.

The parole commissioners recognized his progress after serving 45 years in prison and granted his parole application at his eleventh parole hearing.

He is looking forward to being reunited with his family and friends. We welcome him home!

We are keeping this off of FB, Twitter, Instagram and other social media for now.

We spoke with Seth today, and he is grateful to all of his friends and supporters. Once he gets settled in, he plans to write a statement of his own.

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Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is Back at Red Onion — and In Solitary

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Kevin “Rashid” Johnson has been moved to Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. His lawyer’s office received a letter from him sent from Red Onion on Saturday.

All Rashid’s property was transferred with him, but the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) confiscated it and won’t give it to him. He has none of his legal materials, no reading glasses, no medications, nothing. This is in a situation where he has litigation deadlines coming up in lawsuits regarding mistreatment in the Oregon and Texas prison systems.

The prison administration had him placed in a pod with all empty cells, totally isolated. They have him in the wing of the prison created to cause sensory deprivation (B-3 pod). Rashid wrote about B-3 pod eight years ago in his article Abu Ghraib Comes to Amerika: Torture Unit under Construction at Virginia’s Red Onion State Prison.

Indeed, this is not the first time…

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