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News :: Prisons

Execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Stanley “Tookie? Williams, co-founder of the Crip street gang in Los Angeles, was executed in San Quentin Prison on December 13 just after midnight. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger coldly and callously refused to grant him clemency, saying that “the facts do not justify overturning the court decision.? Even though Tookie Williams had changed and became a very outspoken advocate against gang violence and for peace. They showed him no mercy. But it is deeper than this. In a highly political statement, Schwarzenegger also said that Tookie Williams' 1998 book Life In Prison was “dedicated to people like Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu Jamal? and particularly “Black militant George Jackson? which, according to Schwarzenegger, “is a significant indicator that Williams is not reformed and that he still sees violence and lawlessness as legitimate means to address societal problems.?
 

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Commentary :: Right Wing

The Politics of Inversion

A fundamental feature of extremist regimes is the absolute requirement of an adversary. If a real or perceived enemy loses its opponent status then a bogeyman (under the bed) mentality is cultivated until the negative effects of that strategy (fear, loathing etc.) can be successfully superimposed onto a suitable ‘candidate’. The ‘successful’ candidate would then immediately attract the fear, loathing and violence of the extremist society (or group) in question.
 

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Commentary :: Labor & Class

The Truth About SPFPA

 

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News :: Protest Activity

ITALY, NO-TAV protests: 50.000 fight against the police!

- the protesters managed to re-occupie the valley -
 

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News :: Media

Bob Avakian on Richard Pryor

Recently I was reading reports of police assaults on Black people and of Black people fighting against the police in Memphis and Miami. This called to mind a story I was told a while back. A rookie cop was riding in his police car with his veteran partner when a report came in that there was a Black man in the vicinity with a gun. As their car screeched around the corner, a young Black man suddenly appeared sprinting up an alley--into a dead end. "Shoot him!", the older cop screamed, "Go on, shoot him-- it's free!" "It's free!" Think about that for a second. "It's free!" In other words, here's a chance that gets a pig to sweating and salivating with anticipation--a chance to "kill a nigger" with the already provided cover that a Black man--a Black man, any Black man--was reported in the area with a gun. This is an opportunity too good to pass up: "Go on, shoot him--it's free!" Well, in this case, the rookie was not ready for that--perhaps he was one of those rare ones who joins a police force actually believing the "serve and protect" bullshit-
 

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Commentary :: Miscellaneous

BTL:Congress Does Little as Energy Company's Record Profits Prompt Calls for...

...Investigations of Disaster Profiteering ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's energy program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
 

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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

The true Messiah asks for your help, now!

Until we decisively disprove the foundational lies used against all of us by our deceptive leaders, humanity's ages-old struggles and suffering will never end! With that realization, I urge you to suspend any inclination to scoff at unfamiliar or contrary knowledge, be patient, and truly seek to understand what I am now revealing. I am providing the long-awaited "keys" to understanding and exposing ages-old lies, thereby empowering humanity to end widespread evil, for good!
 

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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Stop the PATRIOT Act!

 

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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights : Education : Gender and Sexuality : Globalization : Women

National Conference on Organized Resistance 2006

This year's NCOR will be held on February 3-5, 2006!
 

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Commentary :: Miscellaneous

BTL:Peace Movement Works for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq as...

...Congressional Debate Heats Up ~ Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
 

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