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The bloody mattress at the scene of the assassination of Fred Hampton.

COINTELPRO: How the U.S. state dealt with the last radicalization

Twenty-one-year-old Black Panther Party deputy chair Fred Hampton and his comrade Mark Clark were assassinated in a 1969 pre-dawn raid in Chicago. Arguably the most talented and politically astute of the Panther leaders, Hampton was renowned for inspiring activists of all colours. But he was betrayed by William O’Neal, his bodyguard and the Panthers’ head […]

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Marlon Craft - Gang Shit (Official Music Video)

Marlon Craft – Gang Shit (Official Music Video)

Craft takes us inside prison for a chilling, hair raising verse from a ‘black’ gang  member. He encompasses an identical, mirrored reality. Birthed into a gang with allies as brothers until death, he strikes fear before it strikes him.  He clears up the controversy in one simple lyric, ‘we all on our gang shit’.

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The Corporatist State 2011 Shankbone - The first day of Occupy Wall Street, September 17, 2011. Wall Street barricaded and Zuccotti Park taken. (Photo: David Shankbone)

A stock market boom amidst a real economy crisis

Altogether, as philosopher Cornel West put it, the U.S. is showing every sign of being a “failed social experiment”. And yet there is a veritable boom in the U.S. stock market. The stock market index Nasdaq has increased by more than 40 per cent since March 23 and is now “within striking distance of all […]

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