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"The largest prison company, private prison company, in the United States, the Corrections Corporation of America, sent a letter to 48 governors basically with an offer:  'We will buy your state-run prisons in exchange for a promise, a guarantee, that you will keep these prisons filled at least 90% capacity.’  You know, these kinds of agreements and incentives are not in the public interest. What would be in the public interest is a commitment to reducing crime so that our prisons empty. But instead private prisons want a commitment from state governors that these prisons will be kept filled by any means necessary –which virtually ensures a high level of commitment by politicians to these get-tough measures, mandatory sentences, war on drugs, to keep prison beds filled."
                                                                                                                  --Michelle Alexander

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“The system functioned relatively automatically, and the prevailing system of racial meanings, identities, and ideologies already seemed natural. Ninety percent of those admitted to prison for drug offenses in many states were Black or Latino, yet the mass incarceration of communities of color was explained in race-neutral terms, an adaptation to the needs and demands of the current political climate."
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Longest-Serving U.S. Prisoner in Solitary Ordered Free Again,
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POEM FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY


You can see it in the walk
the way some Black men stroll down the street
with that rhythmic swagger
strutting cool and smooth
bold and confidant
a dance step
that declares, “I own this piece of real estate,”
I earned it with my sweat and blood.
There’s something defiant in the walk that proclaims
to those that know history
I am still here
I endure despite all you have done to my people.
I am still here
despite the stench in the hole of that slave ship
millions of us brought here in chains
torn from our mother land.
I am still here
despite the whipping and beating I took
picking the cotton that made you rich
and built the wealth of the South that despised me.
I am still here
despite the rape of our women
the same beautiful black women who cooked your food
cleaned your homes and suckled your newborns.
I am still here
despite the broken promise of forty acres and a mule
the humiliation of being called “boy”
despite Jim Crow and poll taxes
the terror of the KKK, the burning cross
despite the lynchings while you and your kin
picnicked beneath my twisted neck and dangling feet
my agony a play thing for your enjoyment.


Yes, I am still here
despite the murders of Medgar, Martin, and Malcolm
the beating of Fanny Lou Hammer
the red lining, the mortgage rip offs
the run down schools, the rat infested ghettos
the fear of driving while black
and the racist cops who beat us and shoot us every single day.
Yes, I am still here
despite the lies of your Fourth of July celebrations
for I was never free.
That revolutionary war you celebrate
that demanded independence from King George
was the very same war fought to birth a republic
wedded to preserving the chattel slavery
that enriched your high and mighty founding fathers.
Yet I helped build the railroad that crossed the country
and my hands erected the capital building
yet nowhere is that in your history books.
I fought your wars and built your ships
yet when I returned I was not welcome at your lunch counters.
But I am still here
despite robbing me of my language, my history, my culture
my freedom and my dignity.
Perhaps now you can understand
my sorrow songs, my spirituals, my gospel shouts
the jazz I play and the blues I sing
because despite all I endured
despite all that was taken from me
I am still here
head upright, spirit unbroken
and without my being here
your Fourth of July would be a pale celebration indeed.


©David Glick
June 29, 2014

 

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together
in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for
and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Nelson Mandela - April 20, 1964, facing the death penalty during the Rivonia Trial

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We Must Celebrate the Life & Work of Nelson Mandela Bill Fletcher 120813

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"March for Dignity" Seeks Release of Marissa Alexander & Resignation of Prosecutor Angela Corey 072613

Juror B29 Says Zimmerman "Got Away With Murder," Intensifying Scrutiny of Prosecution & Florida Laws 072613

Cornel West: Obama’s Response to Trayvon Martin Case Belies
Failure to Challenge "New Jim Crow"
 
072213

Michelle Alexander: "Zimmerman Mindset" Endangers Young Black Lives with Poverty, Prison & Murder 071713

Rashad Robinson, Joyce DeGruy on Trevon Martin, aquittal of George Zimmerman plus extra hour of community input 071413
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LGBT Movement Wins Defeat of DOMA & Prop 8, Fueling Momentum for Next Steps in Fight for Equality 062713

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act, Sparking Fears of Rollback for Minorities Long After Jim Crow 062613

Eve Ensler on New Memoir & Confronting Gender Violence with Congolese Activist Christine Deschryver 062513

Dead Man Walking: Extended Interview with Sister Helen Prejean
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061913

Michelle Alexander Extended Interview - PBS 060713

Undocumented and Undaunted: DREAMer Artists Speak Out 042613

"Love Has No Color": Georgia High School Students Set to Hold First Integrated Prom 042613

A Class Divided - 1985 PBS Special of Jane Elliot's
Brown-Eye / Blue-Eye Experiment

Jane Elliot: “How Racist Are You?” Brown Eye-Blue Eye Experiment
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Scenes From the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington 082413

A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration 070913

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“Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement”: Film Portrays Lesbian Couple
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032813

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"Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement"

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Michael Lange - Nat Turner's rebellion 031113 (begins @00:30:00)

International Women's Day 030813
Beth Richie - Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence,
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The Girl: Abbie Cornish Stars in Film About Tragic Smuggling of Immigrants Across US-Mexico Border 030713

Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"
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022113

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Andrew McAfee - Technology and the future of jobs 00:06:10
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Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

King: Montgomery to Memphis

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"The whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to."
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Leonard Peltier Speaks Out From Prison on Denial of Medical Care, Bid for Clemency 121912
Michael Moore’s Poetic Plea to Obama: "Dear Mr. President, Please Let Leonard Peltier Come Home" 121912

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East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA

TEDxMumbai - Lakshmi Tripathi - 04/03/10

Milagros Phillips - Crucial lessons in race, culture, self-definition and healing from a remarkable teacher and activist

Audio from Teaching What We Need to Learn w/Raphael Cushnir 091012

"How Racist Are You?" | part 1 (of three) |
Jane Elliott's Brown Eye- Blue Eye Experiment

From Jane Elliot's Peabody Award Winning Documentary

A Class Divided - 1985 PBS Special of Jane Elliot's experiment

Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, on the Struggle to Win –and Now Protect–Voting Rights in U.S. 071012

In Victory for Marriage Equality, Appeals Court Rules DOMA Discriminates Against Same-Sex Couples 060112

 

Simran Jeet Singh - As a Sikh-American I Refuse to Live in Fear 080512

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Dr. Joy DeGruy - Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome 021112

Michelle Alexander Lecture: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness: THE NEW JIM CROW 011211

Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women

Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival)

Outrage Over "Stand Your Ground" Laws After Trayvon Martin Killing Sparks Corporate Exodus from ALEC

45 Days After Killing Trayvon Martin & Sparking National Outcry, George Zimmerman Finally Charged
Walking While Black: The Killing of Trayvon Martin

Cop in Fatal Shooting of Ex-Marine Kenneth Chamberlain ID’d, Sued in 2008 Racism Case

Women Fight Back as Virginia, Georgia Curb Reproductive Rights: "When We’re Screwed, We Multiply"

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Audio from KPFA Letters and Politics 022112

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander on "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words

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Philip Dray -- Capitol Men: Reconstruction through the Lives
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Paul Dixon and The Bonus Army

Audio from KPFA Letters and Politics 122811

Love Makes a Family

Crippling the Right to Organize: GOP Inaction May Leave National Labor Relations Board Inoperable

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu Calls for Release
of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Immigrant Money Making Machine: Wells Fargo

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Just Scrap the Cap (We're Movin' In)

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Trio of Women for Championing Gender Equality, Peace-Building

Corey Robin - The Reactionary Mind

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Burzynski: Cancer is a Serious Business
Anyone concerned about cancer MUST see this!

California Ending Death Penalty?

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Renee Saucedo & Katie Joaquin -- Domestic Workers

Audio from KPFA Sunday Show

 

 

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William Gould - Crippling the Right to Organize 121611

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Ellen Brown: Supercommittee Deadlock: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose 111811

50 Ways to Leave Your Banker

Chris Hedges: A Movement Too Big to Fail 101611

Naomi Klein - Occupy Wall St: The Most Important Thing in the World Now 100511

Wisconsin May Take an Ax to State Workers’ Benefits and Their Unions 021111

How Wall Street Profits from the Criminalization of Immigrants and Lobbies for More To Be Locked Up 100810

Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman 040309

CORETTA SCOTT KING: 1927-2006 - A Force for Civil Rights 020106

Harry Belafonte on Bush, Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and having his conversations with Martin Luther King wiretapped by the FBI 013006

Race in New Orleans: Shaping the Response to Katrina? 090206

 

Richard Wolff: Debt Showdown is "Political Theater" Burdening Society’s Most Vulnerable

Wealth Gap between Minorities and White Americans Doubles after Housing Crisis, Recession

ALEC Exposed: State Legislative Bills Drafted by Secretive
Corporate-Lawmaker Coalition

ALEC Exposed

What Are We Capable Of?  THIS IS ANONYMOUS

Dear Mr. President - Senator Bernie Sanders
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Women's Voices - Belvie Rooks, Tami Simon, Jehmu Greene

Recording from Inspiring Women Summit

Hamza Yusuf - The Violence of Avarice

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50th Anniversary of the First Freedom Ride

Noam Chomsky - UCL Rickman Godlee Lecture 2011

Court Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Death Sentence is Unconstitutional

War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World

Kucinich Rallies Wisconsin 3/12/11

"The Wellbriety Movement: Journey to Forgiveness"

"Democracy Uprising” in the U.S.A.?: Noam Chomsky on Wisconsin’s Resistance to Assault on Public Sector

The Egyptian Revolution:
A Democracy Now! Special on Mubarak's Resignation
021111

Democracy Now!’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous Live from Egypt:
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013111

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Asmaa Mahfouz &the vlog that Helped Spark the Revolution 020111
A woman whose Facebook message sparked Egyptian unrest

 

 

Earl Ofari Hutchinson - Poverty begets looting 090205

50 Years after the Murder of Emmett Till, the Investigation Continues 082605

Museum of the American Indian Opens in Washington DC 093004

Nudging Darwin over the rainbow - Nature is diverse. There are gay sheep and lesbian lizards. A transgendered Stanford biologist tells all 062704

Bill Moyers: Keynote speech, Inequality Matters Forum 060304

Robert Kuttner: America's Hidden Issue of Poverty 061604

Massachusetts Becomes First State to Grant Same Sex Marriages 051704

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Marriage's lineage a bit convoluted 022504

Laila Ibrahim: Same-Sex Marriage - Civil marriage is a civil right 022304

Tanveer Ahmed: Identity and Islam 021004

Irshad Manji - A Muslim calls for reform -- and she's a lesbian 011904

NAFTA's legacy -- profits and poverty 011404

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The Moth Presents Lt. Dan Choi: Made to be Broken 113010

Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks 071910

Peace Week - Sept 14 - 21, 2010 -- Calendar
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Part II: Michelle Alexander on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” 031210

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander on "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" 031110

Unheard Voices of a Forgotten Land
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Memories of Red Crow - Floyd Westerman 110709

John A. Powell's implicit bias presentation at the Momemtum
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Recording from Sacred Awakenings - Center for Transformative Change

Don't Divorce Us 020509

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ReDEFINING the DREAM 042007

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How to Fix Congress

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.


Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no
pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the
Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American
people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same
health care system as the American people
.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.
Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned
citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home
and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the
message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
If you agree with the above, paste this into an email and pass it on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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