Commentary

Politicians: Servants of the Wealthy

[Col. Writ 9/9/15] © 2015 by Mumia Abu-Jamal It is impossible to look at the current crop of political presidential aspirants and not be struck by their level of subservience to the wants and needs of the owner class. Like Puppies panting in the presence of their masters, the politicians, emboldened by the unconscionable Citizens…

What It Means to Be a Socialist (Excerpts)

by Chris Hedges http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/what_it_means_to_be_a_socialist_20150920 We live in a revolutionary moment. The disastrous experiment that attempted to organize human behavior around the dictates of the global marketplace has failed. The prosperity that was to have raised the living standards of workers through trickle-down economics has been exposed as a lie. A tiny global oligarchy has amassed…

Beyond Greece

by John Imani Though it is a question and an important one at that “whether Greece will stay in the EU?” is not addressed here, as there is a larger issue that is at stake. Where Greece is cited, it serves only as an example: “De te Fabula Narratur”. ‘Combined and uneven development’ exists not…

The King Is Mad

by Ray Jones While in the law library preparing legal documents for a case I was litigating, I found a book of legal maxims and phrases, many in Latin vulgate, including popular phrases like “pro bono,” (for a good cause or purpose, rather than for a fee), “ad hoc,” (for this [time], temporary), “prima facie,”…

A Response to the Charleston Massacre

White People For Racial Justice, a white anti-racist collective in Los Angeles, wonders, why is the mainstream media so hesitant in calling this a terrorist act? In cases of mass shootings, which seem to occur with a profound frequency, such as in Sandy Hook and Columbine, there is media outcry when the victims are white….

On Baltimore, Ferguson, Los Angeles 1992

by John A. Imani Lay the cause of the Baltimore outbreak at the feet of where it belongs.  Where?  The death of Freddie Gray?  The viciousness of the police?  The protesters?  Black people, period?  Welfare?  No.  Though some of these contributed as matchstick while others served as long-harvested fuel in stoking the flames, it is…

Ferguson, USA

[col. writ. 3/5/15] © 2015 Mumia Abu-Jamal With breathless news reports, the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Pattern and Practice Study paints a damning picture of a long, cruel and bitter train of maltreatment, mass profiling, police targeting and brutality against Black people in the Missouri town of Ferguson. What may be even worse, however, is…

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