listening to eric holder rant out all the nastiest invectives in his thesaurus at those who shot the 2 cops in ferguson,it seems he wasn't as personally offended when the young children were terrorized in cleveland, ohio. IMAGINE. a cop car rolls up quickly into the schoolyard, a cop jumps out and BANG! BANG! A FRIEND OF YOURS IS SHOT.
Blog #33: Future Focus
In seven years, by 2023, the U.S. will be 40 percent minority, and 50 percent of the entire population will be under 40 years old. These are the demographics that cannot be ignored as progressives move forward building opposition to institutional racism and plutocratic governing.
The absence of Joy, void of contentment
when feelings only feel loss, and ideas
are absorbed in delusion.
It speaks in monosyllables, if at
all, in the tone of E-flat, neither
screeching or beseeching, bleaching
anguish from a wound discovered
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
“Innallahi wa innallayhi Raji’oon”
THE NATIONAL JERICHO MOVEMENT,
ITS COMRADES, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS,
ALL SEND LOVE, RESPECT AND CODOLENCES FOR
Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23,
Greetings My Friends, Relatives and Supporters:
Jaan Laaman - Jan. 27, 2015
The U.S. Parole Commission conducted a hearing for a 15 year reconsideration of my case on 5 November 2014. The last 15 year continuance (“hit”) was set to expire in December, 2014. The hearing examiner went through the usual things: offender characteristics; the circumstances of my 1979 offenses; a 1983 escape attempt; ancient disciplinary infractions.
To lose a child under any circumstances is heart-wrenching for any parent. This is especially true when it is done by a representative of government. When the police kill, particularly a child, more specifically a man-child of color, it raises many questions about justification.
One of my most prophetic statements is that the “law” is what “they” want it to be at any given time. Witness the Dred Scott decision, the Japanese internment cases of World War II, and the Scottsboro and other legal lynching cases.