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I WAS A CHILD MEMBER OF MT ZION CHURCH IN THE 1950s

I WAS A CHILD MEMBER OF MT ZION CHURCH IN THE 1950s WHEN REV DAVIS WAS REPLACED BY THIS NEO- COLONIAL IMPORT TO SEATTLE. HIS RICO RACKETEERING CLIQUE GOT RICH OFF OF ROBBING AND PIMPING THE “MODEL CITIES” POVERTY PROGRAMS (MILLIONAIRE PREACHERS WITH NO JOBS?) THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTED $22 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR TEN YEARS ($222 MILLION DOLLARS) DIRECTLY INTO “AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT (MODEL CITIES EAGLE FROM MADISON TO MCLELLAND AND 34TH TO YESLER TERRACE)

AFTER DR. KING WAS ASSASSINATED THIS CLIQUE OF ROGUE PREACHERS LED BY “MESSY” JESSE JACKSON (“MESSY” JESSE JUNIOR INHERITED HIS “BI-POLAR MONEY DISORDER FROM HIS INFAMOUS RELATIVE) WAS USED TO MIS-DIRECT ACTIVITIES AWAY FROM DR KING’S ANTI-WAR PROFITEERING AND ANTI-INJUSTICE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING. THESE “PROSPERITY PREACHERS” WERE PUT ON MAJOR BANK BOARDS AND APPOINTED “BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERS” WITH NO PLANS FOR AFRICATOWN CULTURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT???

ENTER THE FBI / CIA DRUGS, LSD / HEROIN FOLLOWED BY OLLIE NORTH’S CONTRA “CRACK COCAINE” (METH IN THE SUBURBS). ADD TO THIS MIX “GANGSTER RAP” WITH THE B….. WORD AND N…..WORD AND THE IMPORTATION OF 8 MILLION AK- 47’S FROM RUSSIA (SEE 10/4/1994 REUTERS PRESS RELEASE, “STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN MIKE MCCURRY SAID YESTERDAY THAT 250 U.S. FIRMS HAVE ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT 7.6 MILLION RIFLES AND PISTOLS AND MORE THAN 7 BILLION ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION FROM RUSSIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION THIS YEAR.”). THE REST IS HISTORY (VIOLENT YOUTH GANGS AND CRACK COCAINE DRUG MADNESS).

IF 19TH IS RENAMED, 23RD SHOULD BE RENAMED “AL CAPONE AVE.” TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENCY??? YES, ORGANIZED CRIME ( EUROPEAN SETTLER COLONIAL TERRORISM) AND THE “TOLERANCE POLICY” IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SEATTLE AND ACROSS AMERICA. JUST ASK OUR NATIVE AMERICAN / INDIAN / HISPANIC / LATINO ECT. BROTHERS AND SISTERS????

Omari Tahir, FOUNDER / VICE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND CULTURE CENTER AT FORMER COLMAN SCHOOL SITE AND CO-CHAIR OF BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION FROM 1970 TO PRESENT, WORLD TRAVELER AND AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT HISTORIAN

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People killed by US law enforcement agencies

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How much Integration can the Black Community Bare? NO MORE ITS KILLING US!

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How much Integration can the Black Community Bare? NO MORE ITS KILLING US!

Sundiata Acoli, Man Who Murdered State Trooper, To Be Released On Parole

Murder suspect Clark Edward Squire of the Black Panthers is

AP – Posted: 09/29/2014 12:55 pm EDT Updated: 09/29/2014 12:59 pm

A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still provokes strong emotion among law enforcement more than 40 years later was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday.

Sundiata Acoli was known as Clark Edward Squire when he was convicted of the 1973 slaying of state trooper Werner Foerster during a stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. Now in his mid-70s, he was denied parole most recently in 2011, but the appellate judges reversed that ruling Monday.

In a 28-page opinion, the panel wrote that the parole board ignored evidence favorable to Acoli and gave undue consideration to past events such as a probation violation that occurred decades earlier.
One of the three people in the car when it was stopped was Joanne Chesimard, who also was convicted of Foerster’s slaying, but eventually escaped to Cuba and is now known as Assata Shakur. Last year, state and federal authorities announced a $2 million reward for information leading to her capture, and the FBI made her the first woman on its list of most wanted terrorist.

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Blacks Were Targeted for CIA Cocaine. It Can Be Proven

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Blacks Were Targeted for CIA Cocaine. It Can Be Proven
By Michael C. Ruppert

January 28, 1999

For a long time, many people have believed that African-Americans were targeted by the Central Intelligence Agency to receive the cocaine which decimated black communities in the 1980s. It was, until now, widely accepted that the case could not be proven because of two fallacious straw obstacles to that proof. Both lie smack dab in the misuse of the word “crack” and that is why, in my lectures, I have strenuously objected to the term “CIA crack”.

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Swindler’s List: A Brief Look at the Holocaust Reparations Racket

A lot of people would probably assume that, yes, some sort of redress did occur, but that whatever it was, most likely was paid out in one, two, three, or perhaps four lump sum payments, and that the matter was over, settled, and done with, oh, say maybe five years after the war, or ten at most. Few people—or at any rate few who aren’t Jewish, or who don’t make a regular habit of reading the Jewish press—would guess that today, fully 67 years after the war, Germany continues to pay reparations to Jews, or that the benefits doled out keep going up every year, rather than down. But this is indeed the case.

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Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the Palestinian call for a BDS campaign against Israel

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Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the Palestinian call for a BDS campaign against Israel

We, Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the Palestinian call for a BDS campaign against Israel, inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid. We also call on others to do the same.

We are devoted to the promotion of just peace and true democracy in this region. We are particularly opposed to Western governments’ decision to boycott the Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, most especially in besieged Gaza. This is particularly outrageous given the same Western governments’ prolonged support of Israel’s apartheid and other daily violations of international law.

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Caribbean countries unlikely to see slave-trade reparations from Europe

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ROAD MAP FOR REPARATIONS FOR NATIVE GENOCIDE AND SLAVERY
IN THE CARIBBEAN

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A coalition of Caribbean nations is threatening to sue 11 European countries over the lingering effects of the Atlantic slave trade. But while they have a slim chance of seeing reparations granted in court, they could gain political leverage by elevating the issue at the United Nations. The controversial move could have widespread repercussions for countries that facilitated the slave trade — and benefits for those who suffered from it.

The 15 countries bringing the lawsuit are pressuring governments that participated in the slave trade, including those of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France, to come to the negotiating table with the aim of agreeing on what they believe to be fair restitution. But the nations say they are not looking to be compensated for slavery itself — rather, they are contending that the present-day underdevelopment of the Caribbean islands is a result of the lasting legacy of the slavery trade, and they are attempting to claim benefits for present-day injustice, rather than historical suffering.

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Mandela’s radicalism often ignored by Western admirers

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The South African leader was a politically complex figure shaped by national liberation struggles and Cold War tensions.

For many who followed his life closely, that commitment to socialist values and instinctive solidarity with those he saw as fellow strugglers against oppression, colonialism and imperialism continued to burn strongly even in the years after his release from prison and the end of apartheid.

“He came out of prison a senior statesman-in-waiting. He went into prison as a militant revolutionary leader,” said Peter Hain, a veteran anti-apartheid campaigner and friend of Mandela’s.

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Africatown members arrested at Horace Mann released

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http://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/video-behind-the-barricades-of-a-school-taken-over/vCH4Fk/
KIRO 7 cameras take you behind the barricades and inside a Seattle School

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Police arrest a man on trespassing charges for being inside the vacant Horace Mann school in Seattle’s Central District.

SEATTLE —
Four men arrested for squatting in the Horace Mann School were released hours later, vowing their battle is not over.
The men are part of a group called Africatown that occupied the Horace Mann School since the beginning of summer.

Seattle Public Schools plans to remodel it and turn it into an alternative high school. The folks from Africatown wanted it devoted to a school with a culturally-based curriculum for African-American students.

Most of the group reached an agreement with SPS to find another facility for their programs, but four men decided that wasn’t enough. They remained in the Horace Mann building.

Early Tuesday afternoon, SWAT teams from Seattle Police moved in.
The school district notified police last week that they were at an impasse with the remaining Africatown members, and they wanted them removed.
Detective Renee Witt said police chose to move in “when there would be no children and the least amount of people.”
Officers swarmed the school.  Chopper 7 even saw some officers on the roof. Police say they had “received intelligence” that the remaining squatters might have firearms or might booby trap the building with explosives.
A thorough search turned up nothing but the men themselves.
All four were arrested without incident and will face criminal trespass charges.  They were released this afternoon at the East Precinct on Capitol Hill to a small crowd of supporters.
Many in the small crowd were recognizable to those who are familiar with various protests around the city.  They immediately targeted KIRO 7’s photographer, blocking her lens and trying to force her to stop filming, even while each one of the four men arrested said they wanted to talk to KIRO 7.

The leader of the group, Omari Tahir-Garrett said he thought the occupation of Horace Mann –and the arrests — were worth it.
“Since we’ve occupied this building, now all of a sudden, this issue of the black achievement gap is back on the table,” he said.

He added that he plans to keep pressing the school district for changes, “The curriculum needs to be so everyone feels good about their culture and themselves.”

Meanwhile, Seattle Public Schools says now it can move ahead with the remodeling of Horace Mann.  The project was significantly delayed because of the squatters, but they’re unsure whether they will have to pay any fees to the contractor for the delay.

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Why is South Africa such a violent society

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by Sean Jacobs

Post by Palesa Mazamisa

The heinous brutal rape and subsequent slaughtering of Anene Booysen in South Africa’s Western Cape province has brought into the open, once again, the miry underbelly of our rainbow nation. At the heart of violence that Anene was subjected to, lies a bigger issue that South Africans wilfully shunt and ignore. This issue is our Achilles heel. It is what has our nation wondering at the gruesome nature of the violence committed against Anene with our mouths agape, spit dripping from our lips, trying to figure out what makes South Africa such a violent society.

In our post-apartheid state it is fashionable to reduce apartheid to a simple administrative error that has since been corrected. This flippant attitude to our past has resulted in a perception being pushed that the real problem facing a democratic South Africa is the vicious reverse racism that places white South Africans under a type of oppression and threat not yet seen or experienced anywhere or at any time in history.

This flippant attitude further suggests that white people have done their share for this country by voting ‘yes’ in the 1992 referendum, even allowing blacks on their teams in rugby and cricket, and referring to themselves as Africans–for heaven’s sake, only Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and the Kardashians have done more for humanity. When will the consistent and annoying references and allusions to apartheid and racism end already?

It is unfortunate that the same flippant attitude is a prevailing one, as it leads us to maintain a façade of unity. With the pretensions of a rainbow nation firmly in place, we fail to reflect with honesty on the state of our nation. A nation with a history marked by brutal and persistent violence sustained over centuries.

Cultural writer Bongani Madondo expressed it succinctly when he wagered that Anene’s hideous rape and murder can be traced to South Africa’s recent excessive violent past, in particular between 1959 to 1992. Over three and a half decades, he argues, excessive violence ripped out the bowels of black families, children dancing over burning bodies of their neighbours, dogs feasting on bodies of black men, parcel bombs ripping matchbox homes apart, rape by the white system, rape by the capitalist system, rape, looting and handcuffing by police and their askaris, black brother against black brother in the Vaal, East Rand, Johannesburg Central, extreme poverty, incest, and three revolutions crushed by merciless state violence: 1960, 1976 and 1985-1990. Plus the excessive violence of the liberation parties in exile; remember Mkatashinga 1984 in Angola.

It is this reality of the violent nature of oppression that we seek to sweep under the carpet.

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