29 July 2007

Uncle Sam's Colombian Narco-Terrorists Make News... Again!

Exposés detailing the high-level collusion between Colombian Narco-terrorists and their allies within that country's government seem to make their way into the news cycle here on Uncle Sam's plantation just about once a month. Despite their redundancy, these stories remain profoundly relevant because of Plan Colombia's deadly consequences.

The Colombian people find themselves doubly threatened: on one hand, Plan Colombia authorizes by Killers for Hire like Dyncorp to use massive quantities of poisonous chemical weapons against them as a means of both monopolizing their own coca profits and terrorizing the population into accepting Narco-Terrorist Alvaro Uribe's corrupt government.

In addition, Uncle Sam uses his imperialist lackeys in the Colombian government as money-launderers to cover-up His role in the arming and training of Narco-Terrorists with money earmarked for the military operation.

On Thursday, the AP division of Uncle Sam's propaganda ministry reported on a developing scandal that bring together these the two elements:
Colombian investigators have arrested three people allegedly involved in recruiting recently retired army officers to work for the country's largest drug cartel, authorities said Thursday.

The allegations are an embarrassment to an army receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid for arms and training to fight the world's largest heroin and cocaine industry.

The three arrested include a secretary in the army's central human resources office in Bogota... The secretary allegedly passed on the resumes of recently retired army officers to a former sergeant working for the Norte del Valle cocaine cartel.

The retired sergeant, who like the others was arrested in June, is accused of head hunting candidates to train hit men and run security operations for one of Colombia's largest traffickers, Diego Montoya...

Another man, who sells military supplies and is alleged to have helped pass along information to the cartel, was also arrested.
While information reported here is valuable, it is, in essence, a "limited hangout." The authors disclose something important while failing to connect the dots in a way that illuminate Uncle Sam's role in what has occurred. This intentional, since the AP's editors ultimately answer to Uncle Sam. In this case, the authors chose to leave out the essential fact, which Paul Richter and Greg Miller reported in March, that Montoya, a key figure implicated in the story above, "has been a favorite of the Pentagon and an important partner in the U.S.-funded counterinsurgency strategy called Plan Colombia."

Much like the DIA's admission that the Colombian President is a Narco-Terroist, Richter and Miller's disclosure that the Pentagon's favorite lackey is a one, too, further illuminates the real objective behind Plan Colombia: allowing Uncle Sam to control the profits of the drug trade by collaborating with Drug Runners at the highest levels of government.

The bourgeois media may provide us with this information, but they will never make the connections that help us see this bigger picture. That, after all, is not their job - it is ours.

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28 July 2007

Did Uncle Sam Kill Pat Tillman?

In light of new evidence made available by a FOIA request, the comrades over at The Truth Will Set You Free ask an interesting question.

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27 July 2007

Savage Meltdown
Debt, Credit, and Financial Crisis
Part I: The Historical Antecedent

Despite the silent yet obvious presence of Uncle Sam's Plunge Protection Team, as of 1PM EST today Uncle Sam's stock-market has fallen roughly 600 points in 3 days. While Bubble TV (i.e., CNBC) suggests that now is the time to invest, for months the serious mouthpieces of bourgeois economists - The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal - have warned their readers about the risks posed by a credit crunch brought on by the collapse in the housing market. While these risks have only begun to make themselves manifest on the floors of the world's stock exchanges, their ramifications have shaken the confidence of the ruling order.

In a series of essays, Savage Justice will use mainstream sources as reference points to explore the current turbulence within the global economy. We begin today by examining the economic crash of 1929 to give an historical context to the current credit crunch. We will then analyze, in detail, the most volatile and dynamic economic phenomena that threaten global capitalism today: the housing 'bubble', hedge funds, CDOs, the carry trade, debt, and the money supply. Finally we will conclude with an investigation of these economic indices with respect to oil politics and the current geopolitical chessboard.

1929: Fake Money & Economic Collapse

In 1929, a worldwide depression came about due in large part to a loss of faith in capitalist growth brought on by an unwillingness of international financiers to lend money as it had throughout the decade. Uncle Sam's Stock Market crashed that year when banks and brokerage houses began calling in massive quantities of the margin loans that had in large part fueled the stock market explosion of the 1920s. These loans required people to cover only 10% of a stock's value and banks would front the remaining 90%. This system 'conveniently' allowed people to parlay their 'profit' in the stock market into more stock, which in turn yielded more 'profit'.

And this worked... for a while.

Their 'profit,' however, existed only on paper. Nominally it belonged to the investor, but in reality the stock belonged to the banks themselves.

In the present context, we see the same phenomenon at work when people refinance their homes. Individuals get credit - an immediate infusion of cash - while the bank takes real ownership of the home. The system works magnificently until home values stop appreciating.

The same was true in the 1920s as stock values climbed higher and higher.

As it does today, corporate propaganda downplayed the inherent risks in this scheme, and like today many people came to believe that the commodity in which they owned only a tiny fraction was actually theirs. But in reality the bank owned it, as evidenced by their ability to call in the margin loans at any time for any reason.

And this is precisely what happened.

Goldman Sachs and other over-exposed banks grew increasingly wary of the structural weaknesses of an economic system sustained not by material reality but on speculation, debt, and a metaphysical belief in perpetual growth. The very banks initially responsible for easy credit became concerned about the risks posed by their exposure to such large quantities of suspect stocks so, to cover themselves, they began to call in the margin loans that most concretely threatened their financial viability.

This onset of margin calls by the market's foremost cheerleaders precipitated a snowball effect, causing stock values to fall quickly and investor confidence to wane markedly. To cover the margin calls, stockholders often tried to sell the stocks themselves. But there were few buyers. The increasing pace of the sell-off of unwanted stock caused their prices, already determined chiefly by the faith of stockholders, to come crashing down. This in turn led to additional margin calls.

In their haste to obtain the capital necessary to cover their debts, those who used 'house money' ran to the banks. But the banks, too, held mountains of paper that had, almost overnight, become ostensibly worthless. When the banks themselves were incapable of producing the necessary capital to cover the margin calls, many had to shut their doors and sell off their own assets at pennies on the dollar.

We do not mean to suggest that the situation in 1929 overlaps perfectly with our present circumstances. However, the fundamentals remain the same. At all times, capitalism must grow. And that engine of growth - today as yesterday - is credit.

Then, as now, we see the effects of a sudden refusal by major financial institutions to extend cheap credit to all comers.

In the corporate world, a tightening of the credit market has recently shown itself in the inability to finance major buyouts like the one involving DaimlerChrysler and the collapse of the BearStearns Hedge Fund due to the worthlessness of debt obligations (CDOs) packaged as investments. The explosion of bankruptcies and the apocalyptic claim that "we are experiencing home price depreciation almost like never before, with the exception of the Great Depression" made by people like Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo reveal a similar crisis slowly unfolding in the consumer credit market.

Two decades before the stock market crash of 1929, JP Morgan precipitated the economic crash of 1908 that ultimately gave rise to the birth of Uncle Sam's central bank, the Federal Reserve, by calling into question the ability of banks to cover their loans.

While material economic reality is determined exclusively by the available productive forces, the markets rely principally on an almost religious faith in their own capacity to grow. Without saying so, however, that 'faith' presupposes an endlessly available supply of credit. When the credit supply dries up, the market's growth engine ceases to operate, producing a crises in confidence that can lead to a global crash.

For a host of reasons and in a number of ways, we see the beginnings of such a phenomenon occurring today. In the coming days, we will explore them.

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Slave Revolt Radio
Reconstructions End, The Terrorists Gains
Part II

Slave Revolt Radio
Reconstructions End, The Terrorists Gains: Colored Ballots, White Bullets
Part II

by Tracey James

In the second part of his two-part program on White Terrorism during the Reconstruction period, James goes into the dynamics of how the White Line and other groups systematically used terrorism and violence as a means to regain control of the South in the decade following the Uncle Sam's Second Revolution.

James explains that "while the Civil War was essentially about Slavery it was not about true Black human emancipation or liberation." In fact, Uncle Sam did nothing to punish this terrorism. Instead, he cut a deal during the 1876 election that ended Reconstruction and gave Vanilla Terrorists their day in the sun.

James links the similarities between the treatment of Black people found themselves in during the economic crisis of the 1870s with the Native Aboriginals of the time. He shows how the North's 'victory' in the civil war and the Republican 'victory' during the election of 1876 really marked a 'victory' for industrial capitalism and the centrality of a new type of slavery - Wage Slavery - on Uncle Sam's plantation. It was for the Capitalist Class of the Northern Industrialist's benefit.

James concludes the show with a commentary - 'Happy 4th of Jul-lie, it ain't our independence day' - that helps highlight the abomination that is the "American Experiment."

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26 July 2007

Savage Pigwatch:
Philly's 'Finest' & the KKK Team-Up to Entrap Antifascists;
Your Support Needed!!

We at Savage Justice have often noted the close proximity with which Pigs work with their fascist and neo-nazi brethren. At a recent KKK rally in Philadelphia, that collaboration was made manifest in the most concrete and systematic way.

Working hand-in-hand their KKK allies to entrap and frame-up a group of anti-fascists, the FBI successfully forced upon them a protracted and costly legal battle. We have posted their solidarity appeal below.

While the seriousness of this case pales in comparison to the Philly Pigs' attack on MOVE or their frame-up of Mumia, this case exposes just as clearly Uncle Sam's criminality and the need for support and solidarity.
Anti-Racists Face Serious Legal
Battle in Philly:

On Monday July 23rd, four anti-fascists from the Philadelphia, PA area were arrested at what was supposed to be a Ku Klux Klan rally in Center City Philadelphia. Jared Schultz, Tom Keenan, Jason Robbins - all of Philadelphia Anti-Racist Action - and Jim McGovern - of the Progressive Labor Party - were all arrested and charged with a series of trumped up misdemeanors in a situation that - for all practical purposes - was straight up entrapment.

Rumors spread through Philadelphia starting Friday July 20th that the Ku Klux Klan was supposed to show up for an 11AM rally on Monday at Love Park. While anti-fascists were present in the area starting at 10:30AM, no racists showed up for the rally until noon when two men wearing what appeared to be neo-Nazi t-shirts showed up in the area. Anti-fascists approached the men, confirmed they were neo-Nazis and told them to leave. Words were exchanged between the Klansmen and the anti-fascists, and then the neo-Nazis said they were leaving. The anti-fascists then followed behind them to make sure that they kept their promise.

Strangely, Civil Affairs cops remained on the other side of the park the entire time and made no efforts to follow the group even when they were out of their sight. The boneheads got into an SUV around the corner and were driven away. As they attempted to drive off, conveniently blocked by traffic, a verbal confrontation ensued with the anti-fascists lasting several minutes before a window of the SUV was smashed. The driver - who could have flashed his badge at anytime to disperse the crowd - then ordered Schultz, Keenan, Robbins and McGovern against the wall.

While the arresting officer was a Philadelphia Police Department detective, the SUV was, according to paperwork received by the arrestees, the vehicle of FBI Special Agent Sean Brennan, also present during the arrests. What an FBI agent was doing escorting neo-Nazis away from the park remains a total mystery.

After the arrests, all four of the anti-fascists were transported to the 9th Police Precinct where they remained for approximately 27 hours awaiting notice of their charges and bail amounts.

Initially, the arrestees were informed that for some odd reason, Internal Affairs was investigating their case and that they would be facing 10 charges - 4 felonies and 6 misdemeanors. In the end, however, all of the felonies were dropped, leaving the arrestees with 8 misdemeanor charges of varying degrees upon being bailed out. The fact that the charges were dropped so quickly proves just how trumped up these charges are. However there's still a lot at stake for The Love Park 4.

Currently, everyone is facing the same 8 charges - Possession of an Instrument of Crime With Intent, Criminal Conspiracy Engaging with Possession of Instrument of Crime with Intent, Institutional Vandalism/Illegal Possession, Reckless Endangering Another Person, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact, and Disorderly Conduct/Grading.

At this point, everyone is out of jail, doing fine and just taking some time to relax for a few days before what could be a lengthy and expensive legal ordeal. All of the defendants are scheduled for court on October 3rd, and are in the process of establishing a legal defense fund and securing legal counsel.

We are confident that with the right resources, all of the anti-fascists arrested will be able to defeat these outrageous charges which could result in tens of thousands of dollars in fines and years of jail time

*But we sure can't go it alone*

We need the resources to win this legal battle and you can help right now!

Simply go to http://www.paypal.com, click on the "send money" tab and make
a donation to cyndipitt @ gmail.com . If you wish to send funds through the
mail a check or well concealed cash to

Heartsville Community Space
PO Box 5917
Philadelphia, PA 19137.

Make sure to note that it is for The Love Park 4.

Write to philly_ara @ yahoo.com to receive updates on how you can lend a hand. They'll be plenty of work to do.


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Do you have what it takes to

Every now and then I like to challenge to my Zionist readers: if you're really a Zionist, prove it.

And since Apartheid Israel's defeat at the hands of Hizbullah last summer, the Zionist media offers me this opportunity with exceeding frequency. Today in the the Pro-Apartheid Jerusalem Post, Yaakov Katz reports on a wonderful opportunity for Zionists to dispense with their rhetoric for a fortnight and advance the Palestinian genocide in a serious way. Katz writes:
In an effort to increase the number of former soldiers who perform reserve duty in the West Bank, the IDF has launched a campaign asking such soldiers living abroad to come to Israel to help out...

Those under the age of 65, a high-ranking officer told The Jerusalem Post this week, are eligible to join the Central Command's Seam Line Volunteer Unit, also known as the Hatikva Unit, which assists regular IDF units stationed in the West Bank...

"There are already a number of volunteers who come from the United States, Canada and France," the officer said.

According to the high-ranking officer, in recent years the number of Israel-based volunteers has declined....

Anyone seeking further information can contact Yamini at +972-(0)50-623-4004.
There you have it! So put down that cheeseburger, turn off the gay porn, and pick up the phone!

Apartheid Israel needs YOU!

Lots of people who frequent this blog - some of whom occupy a spot on the Savage Klanwatch - express a deep commitment to the genocidal goals of Zionists. This wonderful opportunity affords them the chance to put their money where their mouth is, travel to Apartheid Israel, and work hand in hand with Mahmoud Abbas for the extermination of the Palestinian people.

While I won't hold my breath, I encourage any takers to please comment here.

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24 July 2007

Recent Manifestations of Zionist Terrorism

Over the last month, events surrounding the coup undertaken by the Palestinian political faction of Zionist collaborators - led by President Mahmoud Abbas and Muhammed Dahlan - and their institution of a Vichy-type government in the Zionist-occupied West Bank has taken center stage. Yet this shift in focus away from the actions of Apartheid Israel and towards the machinations of their collaborators and lackeys must not distract us from the ever-present brutal reality of life under occupation, which takes many forms.

Rarely does a day go by that Apartheid Israel doesn't attack civilians in its eternal quest to wipe the Palestinian people off the map. Often it does so using direct means - bombs and rockets fired from helicopters given to the Zionist colony by Uncle Sam. But Apartheid Israel has other means of enforcing genocide as well. Terrorism in the form of property destruction remains the tactic of choice among Zionist settlers: "Israeli settlers from Yitzhar settlement set fire to large tracts of agricultural lands planted with olive and almond trees belonging to Palestinian farmers of Einbos village southeast of Nablus."

Far from risking punishment, the settlers engaged in terrorism serve as the tip-of-the-spear, or Shock Troops, charged with greasing the skids for future Land-Theft by the Zionist colony. For example, the Zionist Knesset has recently passed a measure which mandates that land stolen from Palestinians be granted to Jews only. There is nothing new or surprisingly about this other than the audacity with which it was carried out - even the pro-Apartheid Ha'aretz entitled their editorial on the measure, "A racist Jewish State."

A pedagogical controversy over whether or not to teach the factual record has exposed the same Nazi-esque venom. Some White European Zionists simply cannot tolerate that Arab Israeli children use textbooks containing a sanitized account of al-Nakba, the massive campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide undertaken by the White European invaders which served as the point of departure for their Apartheid colony. Jewish children will never have to learn this true history, of course, since the Apartheid education system separates Jewish children from Arabs. This has not stopped various elements of the Zionist government from having an absolute snit, however.

None question the event itself. Rather, they wish to erase it from history. They realize, more than anyone else, that the greatest enemy of Zionism isn't Palestine or Arabs or even Iran. Their most troubling adversary is true history and the factual record because it exposes their own criminality.

The desire to whitewash the Zionists' campaign of ethnic cleansing retains its importance because it continues today. At the Rafah Crossing, which separates Occupied Palestine from Egypt, more than five-thousand Palestinians remain stranded without adequate provisions. Many of these people, who have traveled to Egypt to receive medical care or visit family members, cannot return to Palestine because of the campaign by Apartheid Israel and its allies to keep them from doing so.

This policy - a policy of pure terrorism - affects only innocent civilians. And in this context, we should view Apartheid Israel's recent prisoner release with great skepticism. After all, Zionists have proven time and time again how little they value human life that isn't their own. Not surprisingly, however, Uncle Sam's embedded media couldn't help falling over themselves to laud the 'magnanimous' release of 250 Palestinian prisoners. Yet these same media routinely fail to mention the more than 10,000 prisoners still held in the Zionist dungeons, including many thousands held in indefinite administrative custody without charge or explanation for why Apartheid Israel has kidnapped them.

In coming days, we at Savage Justice will have much to say concerning some of the disgraceful actions undertaken by Mahmoud Abbas's Zionist Coup Government. But irrespective of what Palestinian collaborators do, Apartheid Israel's actions and behavior towards the people of Occupied Palestine retain their barbarity just the same.

This is due, in part, to the overall weakening of the Zionist ideology. The united front shown towards Apartheid Israel between Iran and Syria, Hizbullah's decisive victory last summer of the Zionist invasion of Lebanon, the electoral victory of Hamas in January 2006 and this summer's defeat of treasonous elements within the Palestinian government have stripped away much of Apartheid Israel's regional leverage. To compensate for this loss, the Zionist colony has increased the degree of savagery and brutality towards the must vulnerable people over whom it rules with an iron fist.

But the arc of history is long, and the actions by the white European colonizers against the regions inhabitants will ultimately serve as the fuel that incinerates the Zionist nightmare that is Apartheid Israel.

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Release Kenneth Foster NOW!
DOWN with Uncle Sam's Police State!

On 30 August, Uncle Sam and the state of Texas plan to use an arbitrary legal technicality called the "law of parties" to murder author and poet Kenneth Foster for the crime of driving a car near the scene of a murder.

Predictably, Foster's court-appointed lawyer did little to defend him, paying lip-service to both his categorical innocence and the extenuating circumstances of Foster's case. For this he no-doubt earned an assist from Uncle Sam and furthered his career.

Like most death-penalty cases, Foster's case has nothing at all to do with the crime itself and everything to do with Uncle Sam's system of Vanilla Justice. He uses this form of legalized murder today just as he used lynching during Jim Crow - to send a message and intimidate the oppressed, often through its arbitrariness, about who has power.

In that respect, Uncle Sam's murders here on the Plantation serve the same function as his concentration camps abroad. These modes of coercion embody the perverted use of justice in a Police State.

To add your name to the growing chorus of people who want to see Foster released, visit the Save Kenneth blog or click on the title above for more information.

"Police State" by dead prez
from their debut album let's get free

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22 July 2007

Slave Revolt Radio
Reconstructions End, The Terrorists Gains

Slave Revolt Radio
Reconstructions End, The Terrorists Gains: Colored Ballots, White Bullets (Part 1)
by Tracey James

During the Reconstruction period, armed White supremacist terrorist groupings like the White League (The armed branch of the Democratic party) aimed to destroy human beings and eviscerate their basic human rights. As the legislative branch of White supremacy during the period, the actions of the Democratic party shed a bright light on the real America. The quagmire Black people found themselves in and the horror we faced can only be compared to the Native Aboriginals populations of this land. For while the Civil War was essentially about Slavery it was not about true Black human emancipation and or liberation - there is a difference.

In this (Beyond The Shadows) two part program called 'Reconstructions End, The Terrorists Gains: Colored Ballots, White Bullets,' Slave Revolt shoots straight into this topic. We examine how the Elite White Planter Class of the South (raw material producers that exploited Slave labor) and the Elite White Industrial class (Railroad, Steel, Bankers, etc)of the North (the raw material manufactures that exploited Wage laborers) had two different visions of domination and expansion for America. This Political, Economic, World view was settled by the Northern Industrialist Capitalist Class destroying the Southern Elites labor base - Slave labor - during the Civil War. Yet this was not for Black peoples benefit. It was for the Capitalist Class of the Northern Industrialist benefit, which becomes clear as Black people try to Reconstruct their lives in the Reconstruction period in the south.

Clip from Eric Foner (Author of the epic Reconstuction as well as many other books, including Forever Free), Nicholas Lemann (Author of the book Redemption, the last battle of the Civil War) and others along with a Tracey James Commentary 'Happy 4th of Jul-lie, it ain't our independence day' help highlight the abomination that is the "American Experiment" - an Experiment that needs to Experience another Civil War For the Slaves By the Slaves so that the Slaves can truly benefit.

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20 July 2007

Release POCC Minister of Defense Aaron Patterson Today!

Earlier today, Uncle Sam held a sentencing hearing for Political Prisoner Aaron Patterson in Chicago.

Stephanie Joy Tisdale summarizes the trumped-up case against Patterson in The Liberator:
Aaron Patterson’s journey with the political structure of Chicago began in April 1986, when an elderly couple was stabbed to death and he was arrested as a possible suspect... Patterson was tortured during his “interrogation”—including severe beatings and suffocation... [He] etched into a bench while in police custody: “Aaron 4/30 I lie about murders. Police threaten me with violence. Slapped and suffocated me with plastic. No lawyer or dad. No phone. Signed false statement to murders.” (Ironically, the message would remain in the bench close to 20 years later and would help to further prove that Patterson was, in fact, tortured)....

“Chicago is the torture capital,” says Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. “Chicago’s Area 2 Violent Crimes Unit is called the ‘House of Screams’ due to the torture of prisoners including everything from electric shock on sexual organs to being hand-cuffed to radiators and doused with water.” The chief coordinator of Area 2 was Lt. Jon Burge “who’s name came to stand for police brutality” (Chicago Tribune). Burge was a military policeman during the Vietnam War and later joined the Chicago Police force. He was fired in February 1993 after being implicated for the torture of Andrew Wilson in 1982. Subsequently, more than 100 victims came forward with allegations of torture by Burge or his subordinates: Aaron Patterson was one of them. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s Jon Burge, fresh out of Vietnam, extorted “confessions” from detainees using tactics like suffocation with typewriter covers, the use of cattle prods, electric shocks, beatings and "Russian Roulette..." In 1990, after years of complaints and public pressure, a formal investigation of Burge and his detectives finally took place and he was let go. To date, Jon Burge resides in Florida where he receives a pension and benefits.
A pension & benefits for a sadistic torturer? Now that's Vanilla Justice! Tisdale continues:
As the case against Burge defined itself, Cook County State's Atty. Richard Devine attempted to bribe Patterson and others—offering to reduce their sentences if they admitted guilt and dropped their claims against Burge. Patterson refused, stating in a Chicago Tribune interview: “Much as I'd like to get out of here, I'm going to stay until we get this thing right. I'm pretty much certain they know now I didn't do it, but they're trying to wiggle their way out of it... But I'm not so frantic that I just want to get out. If you're innocent, you've got to make your stand..."

Aaron Patterson would remain on death row until January 2003, when Illinois Gov. George Ryan pardoned him and three other death row inmates on the grounds that their confessions were a result of police torture... Upon release, Patterson became a central figure in the campaign to expose Burge and the impropriety of the Chicago political structure....

Patterson continued to advocate on behalf of tortured prisoners and victims of the Chicago political structure, many of whom remained on death row. He would go on to file a civil suit (which is still pending) and to run for office, while also working as the Minister of Defense for the POCC. “Aaron ran for State Representative in the 2nd District and on his platform he used the African Anti-Terrorism Bill,” says Chairman Fred. And that is when things took a turn for the worse..."

“Operation Revolving Door” was launched that same day by Joe Gorman, Jr... which would result in the arrest of Aaron Patterson in August 2004. The charge: attempt to purchase weapons and narcotics from an undercover informant... Since then, Aaron Patterson has been incarcerated based on the testimony of police informant Mario Fox, who was himself incarcerated for cocaine possession and subsequently released from jail in order to work as an informant.

Aaron Patterson’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 20th, 2007. It is important to remember that Aaron Patterson was pardoned in 2003 and released from jail only to be rearrested (on hearsay) less than two years later... As with Mumia Abu-Jamal and so many unjustly incarcerated individuals, Aaron Patterson needs and requires our support, our energy and our commitment to freedom for all.

Send love to Aaron Patterson:
Aaron Patterson
ID # 21664424
Metropolitan Correctional Center
71 West Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60605

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For Stephon Marbury:
A Revolutionary Salute

19 July 2007

Comrade Galloway Suspended for Opposing Genocide in Iraq

Watch Comrade George Galloway's statement and response to questions concerning his 18-day suspension from Britain's Parliament.

The decision undertaken by the pro-war body to punish its most outspoken critic illuminates the Parliament's reliance upon hypocrisy and denial to whitewash its criminality.

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18 July 2007

The Case of Victor Toro:
Uncle Sam picks up where Pinochet left Off

While hardly surprising, the news that on 6 July child pornographers working in Uncle Sam's Department of Homeland Security had torn long-time community organizer Victor Toro from his seat on a passenger train and arrested him on trumped-up 'immigration' charges serves as a depressing reminder of the direction in which the struggle for immigrant rights has moved.

In his piece on Toro in the New York Times, Anthony Ramirez summarizes his political 'odyssey' of nearly 40 years.
It began in the 1970s when he was a political prisoner in the jails of Gen. Augusto Pinochet in Chile, veered for a time into Europe and Mexico, then into New York City, where he became known for more than two decades of community and political activism...

When he was a left-wing political activist, General Pinochet’s regime tortured him after the coup that toppled Salvador Allende on Sept. 11, 1973, he said.

Both he and Nieves Ayress, now 56, who later became his wife, have said they had electrodes attached to their genitals in Chilean jails.
As a dutiful New York Times propagandist, Ramirez avoids any mention of Uncle Sam's complicity in the rampant torture carried out during the Pinochet dictatorship. He continues:
In 1976, he fled Chile... For years, Mr. Toro went from country to country, finding himself at last in Mexico.

In 1984, he... crossed the border into the United States at El Paso, settling later in the Bronx....

Mr. Toro and Ms. Ayress... started Vamos a la Peña del Bronx in 1987, a storefront group that provided clothing and food for poor people, help with immigrants’ problems, shelter for battered women and health education for those who were H.I.V. positive.

In 1998, the group won an award and a $50,000 grant from Union Square Awards in Manhattan for community service. “We were looking for groups that were operating on pure passion but who had no economic resources,” said Iris Morales, director of the philanthropy.
Once DHS saw the grave and gathering threat posed by the longtime homeless advocate and AIDS activist, they took action. Bang-up work, fellas!

Last week, Toro posted bail but the charges remain and deportation still looms.

Declared dead by the government of Chile and under attack by Uncle Sam here on the Plantation, the next step for Toro is unclear. Thanks to his work in The Struggle, he has many comrades on whom he can rely. But one mustn't harbor illusions that this support will make a request to Uncle Sam for asylum more likely to be granted. If anything, the opposite may be true. His popularity in the community has grown out of his anti-imperialist politics, and just as the decision to torture Toro in the 1970s ultimately rested with Uncle Sam, so too does the decision to torture him by other means today.

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17 July 2007

Savage Sexwatch
Rudy Giuliani: Pornographer or Pusherman?

Rudy G's gang is at it again: first the news that he doles Viag-Rush Limbaugh Oxycontin, then his campaign gets caught pushing Crack use and the KKK, and now we learn that he's marinated in the sex trade.

It almost makes you forget about his role on 911 as a WarOn Terrorist, doesn't it?

Any thoughts about the riotous 2008 campaign?

MUMIA in 2008

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Slave Revolt Radio
Utopian Capitalism on Sam's Plantation

Slave Revolt Radio
Utopian Capitalism:
Over-spending, Over-consumption and Intentional Economic, Psychological, and Physical Debt Servitude
by Tracey James

The over consumption over spending 'Life' style of much of the American population is a trap. It's a poor imitation of the Elite. It's a labor class that's been beat down and in turn lost of much of it's own class identity, only for it to be replaced with the decadent destructive 'life style of the rich and famous' class groupings. The real 'price' for such Utopianism is devastating mentally, emotionally, economically, and culturally.

In this (Ruins of Empire) segment called Utopian Capitalism: Over Spending, Over Consumption and Intentional Economic, Psychological, and Physical Debt Servitude' Slave Revolt will try to explore some of these dynamics.

Clips from Juliet Schor, Monie Love, Ayesha aka Najahface, John Coltrane, and others help bring this debt servitude to the light. A 'life' style where the labor masses are putting on a minstrel performance of the rich.

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10 July 2007

Flashpoints Exposes Uncle Sam's Treachery

Monday's edition of Flashpoints is a must-listen:

The Knight Report opens the show. Robert Knight reported on Uncle Sam's Genocide in Iraq and the latest statement from the Iraqi National Resistance in which its leader, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, pledged "jihad and escalating jihad, until the last soldier of the enemy flees the land of Iraq." Al-Douri went on to announce that, "your enemy is collapsing and is being defeated, so are its followers, agents and spies as a result of your giant jihadi march."

Knight's report details Uncle Sam's failed military campaign, his attempted oil seizure, his quisling government, and a possible Turkish invasion of Northern Iraq.

While we see a high body count among Iraqi civilians - one of Uncle Sam's objectives - we see little in terms of military progress or military success. In the face of this news, Uncle Sam had a Wet Dream in which Iraq became like Apartheid Israel:
In places like Israel, terrorists have taken innocent human life for years in suicide attacks.

The difference is that Israel is a functioning democracy and it's not prevented from carrying out its responsibilities. And that's a good indicator of success that we're looking for in Iraq.
Nora Barrows-Friedman knows all about Zionist "responsibilities" to Uncle Sam. She spoke with Unembedded Journalist Dahr Jamail.

While Apartheid Israel has been Uncle Sam's chief WarOn Terrorist in his Holy Crusade for Petroleum, Europe has served as Apartheid Israel's midwife and Nanny so that Vanilla Zionists can Genocide Palestine.

Uncle Sam, Apartheid Israel, and Europe: the Vanilla Entente!

Sam wants Genocide in Iraq, and the testimony Jamail has gathered from Iraq demonstrates just how similar Sam's Genocide and the Genocide in Palestine really are.

After Jamail's interview, Dennis Bernstein reports on another kind of Ethnic Cleansing taking place in San Francisco's Historic Mission District, where Vanilla Snitches serve as the shock-troops for Uncle Sam's WarOn Immigrants.

Bernstein also interviews John Ross concerning the ongoing battle taking place in Mexico over WarOn Commie Felipe Calderon's 2006 coup.

Finally, JR of the The Block Report interviews the parents of an unarmed 15-year-old shot through the face from behind on 3 July by the Oakland Pigs.

Of course this has nothing to do the the youngster's relation to Richard O'Neal of the San Francisco Eight, a group of Black Panthers framed up on Torture-Induced confessions.

Predictably, Oakland's Pigs assert without evidence that the boy was armed with multiple guns and using drugs.

Vanilla Justice!

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04 July 2007

"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
by Frederick Douglass
July 5, 1852

"What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?"

Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? and am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?

Would to God, both for your sakes and ours, that an affirmative answer could be truthfully returned to these questions! Then would my task be light, and my burden easy and delightful. For who is there so cold, that a nation’s sympathy could not warm him? Who so obdurate and dead to the claims of gratitude, that would not thankfully acknowledge such priceless benefits? Who so stolid and selfish, that would not give his voice to swell the hallelujahs of a nation’s jubilee, when the chains of servitude had been tom from his limbs? I am not that man. In a case like that, the dumb might eloquently speak, and the "lame man leap as an hart."

But, such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day? If so, there is a parallel to your conduct. And let me warn you that it is dangerous to copy the example of a nation whose crimes, lowering up to heaven, were thrown down by the breath of the Almighty, burying that nation in irrecoverable ruin! I can to-day take up the plaintive lament of a peeled and woe-smitten people!

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