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livefromthenypl:

Today, in 1972, Angela Davis was acquitted of charges for conspiracy, murder and kidnapping after being accused of supplying weapons to Jonathan Jackson. While in jail, fellow civil rights activists and Black Panther Party members rallied for her release:Davis came to LIVE in October of 2010 for one of our biggest landmark events to talk with Toni Morrison about the importance of libraries.
ANGELA DAVIS: I was in jail in New York—I don’t know, did you mention that I was in jail? Some people don’t know. And one of the first places I went, I was able to go, in the jail was the library, and I didn’t see very many interesting books there, all right? I mean, I had just finished my studies in philosophy, and I went to the library expecting something very different, so what I did was I had people send books to me when I was there, and I wanted to share those books with all of the other women, there was something like a thousand women there. I was not allowed to do that. As a matter of fact, in the library there was a big cardboard box.
I could receive the books and I could read the books myself. It was okay for me read them, but don’t share them. And one of them was George Jackson’s book, Soledad Brothers, that was not allowed at all, although we did—you know, one of the things I learned when I was in jail there was how to secrete certain kinds of things, so we were able to—so we had these clandestine reading groups with books that were smuggled out of that box in the library, and it kind of reminded me of Frederick Douglass and Frederick Douglass’s effort to get an education, to learn how to read, and his idea that education really was liberation.
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livefromthenypl:

Today, in 1972, Angela Davis was acquitted of charges for conspiracy, murder and kidnapping after being accused of supplying weapons to Jonathan Jackson. While in jail, fellow civil rights activists and Black Panther Party members rallied for her release:
Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Nick DeWolf Photo ArchiveDavis came to LIVE in October of 2010 for one of our biggest landmark events to talk with Toni Morrison about the importance of libraries.

ANGELA DAVIS: I was in jail in New York—I don’t know, did you mention that I was in jail? Some people don’t know. And one of the first places I went, I was able to go, in the jail was the library, and I didn’t see very many interesting books there, all right? I mean, I had just finished my studies in philosophy, and I went to the library expecting something very different, so what I did was I had people send books to me when I was there, and I wanted to share those books with all of the other women, there was something like a thousand women there. I was not allowed to do that. As a matter of fact, in the library there was a big cardboard box.

I could receive the books and I could read the books myself. It was okay for me read them, but don’t share them. And one of them was George Jackson’s book, Soledad Brothers, that was not allowed at all, although we did—you know, one of the things I learned when I was in jail there was how to secrete certain kinds of things, so we were able to—so we had these clandestine reading groups with books that were smuggled out of that box in the library, and it kind of reminded me of Frederick Douglass and Frederick Douglass’s effort to get an education, to learn how to read, and his idea that education really was liberation.

Watch/listen to the event here… and watch the short here…

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People do not want—or often are not able—to perceive that they are conforming to external authority. They feel themselves to be very free—and indeed they are—as long as they conform. But power lies elsewhere. That’s as old as history in the modern period.
Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)

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There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.
Aldous Huxley

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thepeoplesrecord:

This day in Wikileaks - June 3, 2012
WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 548 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 545 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 742 days.  A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active in the US for 628 days.

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thepeoplesrecord:

This day in Wikileaks - June 3, 2012

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 548 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 545 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 742 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active in the US for 628 days.

(Source: thepeoplesrecord)

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joshuaduane:

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How Americans don’t realize America is one of, if not the, biggest terrorist group in the world is beyond me. But sure, let’s blame the Muslims. 

equating terrorism with religious fundamentalism gives foreign policy a foundation of power to ruthlessly kill an entire group of people at will, with no transparency, accountability, or conscience.
it also allows President Obama to expand the definition of “militant” to quite literally mean all military-age males in a designated strike zone, with no regard or care as to who these males might be, in order to reduce the number of reported civilian casualties to zero every time he blindly orders a drone strike in countries he does not even have the explicit approval from Congress to be in a military conflict with.
american imperalism/authoritarianism at its finest.

joshuaduane:

labyrintho:

How Americans don’t realize America is one of, if not the, biggest terrorist group in the world is beyond me. But sure, let’s blame the Muslims. 

equating terrorism with religious fundamentalism gives foreign policy a foundation of power to ruthlessly kill an entire group of people at will, with no transparency, accountability, or conscience.

it also allows President Obama to expand the definition of “militant” to quite literally mean all military-age males in a designated strike zone, with no regard or care as to who these males might be, in order to reduce the number of reported civilian casualties to zero every time he blindly orders a drone strike in countries he does not even have the explicit approval from Congress to be in a military conflict with.

american imperalism/authoritarianism at its finest.

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