AJAMU BARAKA—The white outside agitator trope. If it wasn’t frightening enough to see images of young white kids marching shoulder to shoulder with African and other colonized peoples, seeing white kids actually engaged in militant engagement with police authorities, which went beyond the approved forms of resistance, triggered a cognitive dilemma almost as serious as when they tried to comprehend and explain how China could escape the COVID-19 with five thousand deaths while the virus was killing tens of thousands in the U.S.
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Larry Hamm, chairman of Newark, New Jersey’s Peoples Organization for Progress, “is one of the most consistent freedom fighters in Newark since the great Amiri Baraka,” said activist and public intellectual Cornel West. The Harvard professor said the entrance of movement leaders like Hamm into electoral politics “can help consolidate a larger mass opposition and bring about the collapse of the duopoly.” Hamm is running to unseat Sen. Cory Booker.
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GLEN FORD—There has been nothing approaching this level of unrest since April, 1968, when 100 cities burned in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Back then, the U.S. corporate order responded to the challenge from below with massive expansion and militarization of local police forces, intensive secret police operations to eradicate Black and radical movements, and a program of mass Black incarceration that, over the past half century, has boosted the national prison population from less than 200,000 in 1970, to 2.2 million , today – an 11-fold increase.
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TIM WISE—The truth was there, but invisible to most whites when we told pollsters in the mid-1960s — within mere months of the time that formal apartheid had been lifted with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — that the present situation of black Americans was mostly their own fault. Only one in four thought white racism, past or present, or some combination of the two, might be the culprit.
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GLEN FORD—The indictment must be initiated by Black America, the most deeply harmed victims of preventable mass death at the hands of a morally depraved white ruling class. The very nature of mass slaughter by Covid-19 demands that the entire system of political economy – of racial capitalism — in the United States be put on trial, and that the humans that have profited from, bolstered and defended that murderous system be removed from power and punished.