The Politics of Oppression

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

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
 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…

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

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
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.…

Prisoners Endure A Nightmare ‘Gulag’ In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain Sight

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
BY AVIVA STAHL   JUN 19, 2018  (Madeleine Crenshaw / Gothamist) Half a block behind Manhattan’s federal courthouse, two blocks from City Hall, three blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, and less than a mile from the hustle-and-bustle of Wall Street, sits a detention center that has been condemned by a United…

Don’t Do It by Ralph Nader

This is potentially one of the most dangerous foreign policy issues facing the United States today. It scares me to see how many people are able to ignore the extreme danger of the insanely provocative behavior exhibited by the Imbecile-In-Chief. We are encouraging a new wave of terrorist attacks against civilians who are innocent of […]

Mergers & Acquisitions Or Murders & Executions?

Are we going to allow Bayer and Monsanto to join forces in their war on life? Bayer, corporate supporter of Nazi Germany, who used Jewish slave labor in their factories during WWII and whose parent company invested in a company that manufactured Zyklon B nerve gas? Monsanto, the U.S. company annually voted the world’s most […]

It Feels Like Being on Death Row

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
by GEORGE YANCY After hearing about the two Sacramento police officers who tragically shot and killed 22-year-old unarmed Black male Stephon Clark because they thought that he had a gun when in fact he had a cell phone, I was seized yet again by that profoundly uncomfortable feeling of trying…

The World Is Watching

Photo credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP   Fifty eight Palestinians were brutally murdered by the Israeli war machine this past Monday, May 14th. This was, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “the bloodiest day of the protests by far, as Israeli security officials had predicted.” Hmmm, as Israeli “security” officials predicted. Did they see the potential for extreme […]