[Video] 45 Years Ago Today, Jonathan Jackson Took Over the Marin County Courthouse to Save Soledad Brother George Jackson

Jonathan Jackson, 17, with William Christmas, James McClain and Ruchell Magee take judge, prosecutor, three jurors as hostages to waiting van Aug. 7, 1970

1: “Today is Jonathan Jackson Day” [Summary] From FTP Movement

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Today is “Jonathan Jackson Day”-45 years ago today, 17 Year old Freedom Fighter, Jonathan Jackson walked into the Marin County Courthouse (California) armed (with guns that were in Angela Davis’ name) and with the assistance of James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee announced “Gentlemen, we will be taking over from here”. And at that point they took Judge Harold Haley, Deputy District Attorney Gary Thomas and a few jurors hostage as they exited the building. Jonathan, William Christmas, James McClain and Judge Harold Haley were gunned down when police opened fire on the van they were driving. Ruchell Magee and Thomas survived. Ruchell Magee has been held over 45 years and is currently one of the longest held political prisoners in US. Jonathan (along with his Brother George Jackson), McClain, Christmas, Magee and other are a few of the reasons we commemorate Black August… Rest In Power  to “the ManChild” Jonathan Jackson!

2: Watch Short Film: “Hit the Floor” [Summary] By Race fot the Times ( RFT)
3: LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF JONATHAN JACKSON [In Depth]

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[Video/Transcription] Malcolm X : Message to the Grassroots

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 7.52.12 PMWe want to have just an off-the-cuff chat between you and me — us. We want to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand. We all agree tonight, all of the speakers have agreed, that America has a very serious problem. Not only does America have a very serious problem, but our people have a very serious problem. America’s problem is us. We’re her problem. The only reason she has a problem is she doesn’t want us here. And every time you look at yourself, be you black, brown, red, or yellow — a so-called Negro — you represent a person who poses such a serious problem for America because you’re not wanted. Once you face this as a fact, then you can start plotting a course that will make you appear intelligent, instead of unintelligent.

What you and I need to do is learn to forget our differences. When we come together, we don’t come together as Baptists or Methodists. You don’t catch hell ’cause you’re a Baptist, and you don’t catch hell ’cause you’re a Methodist. You don’t catch hell ’cause you’re a Methodist or Baptist. You don’t catch hell because you’re a Democrat or a Republican. You don’t catch hell because you’re a Mason or an Elk. And you sure don’t catch hell ’cause you’re an American; ’cause if you was an American, you wouldn’t catch no hell. You catch hell ’cause you’re a black man. You catch hell, all of us catch hell, for the same reason. Continue reading

[Video] Black Liberation and the Paradox of Political Engagement- Frank Wilderson III

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 6.01.07 PMVideo From UCD Islamic Third World Coalition

[Thank you to #UCDAVIS Black Student Union (BSU), Critical Anti-Colonial Studies, Faces of African Muslims (FAM), and UCD Islamic Third World Coalition for bringing key Afro-Pessimist thinker and anti-Apartheid fighter Frank B. Wilderson III to University of California at Davis]

In this talk, Frank Wilderson will use ideas/themes from a paper he wrote titled “The Black Liberation Army and the Paradox of Political Engagement”. See the abstract of that paper below- Continue reading

[Find Video Here ]Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Attempt to Suppress Video Of Palestinians Youth Cutting Power To Settlements

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Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google have actively suppressed videos of Palestinians cutting down power lines to a settlement west of Ramallah.

On Monday July 21st people woke up to find various posts had been deleted from social media sites. This post in particular was wiped off a number of sites, but seems to be viewable from the original source. A number of social media users who shared the post however had their accounts deleted without warning.

Here are a couple links to where the video can be viewed:

1: Liveleak

2: Shehab News Agency

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*UPDATE*

Israel to coordinate with Google, YouTube, to censor Palestinian videos of conflict

The Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely, held meetings this week with representatives of YouTube and Google, to find ways of cooperating to censor Palestinian videos from occupied Palestine, videos she dubbed as “inciting violence and terrorism”, as stated by IMEMC.

Israeli newspaper Maariv said Hotovely will be working with Google and YouTube officials in a joint mechanism that will be in charge of “monitoring and preventing” any publication of materials deemed by Tel Aviv to be “inflammatory.”