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This Struggle Now
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Saturday Dec 29th, 2012 8:29 AM
[Mumia Abu-Jamal is a political prisoner in the United States. In 1981 he was framed-up by the Philadelphia police on false charges of killing a cop. Amnesty International, despite the general conservative nature of the organization, investigated the case and said his trial did not meet minimal international standards for a fair trial. As a jailed journalist, Mumia cannot directly distribute his work to the public. While the U.S. government attempts to silence Mumia, Liberation News is proud to do our part in making Mumia's writings available to the public. --Steven Argue for Liberation News]
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THIS STRUGGLE NOW
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Written 12/5/12

Friends, comrades, Brothas & Sistas—

We are at a new phase of this struggle; due to your work, I am no longer on Death Row; I am on ‘slow death row.’

A new place, yes – but, more importantly, a new phase of the struggle for freedom.

The challenge before us is not to say that which is easy to say; it is to build the Movement that makes freedom not only possible – but inevitable.

This, I am convinced, we can do.

We have more than enough tools to reach and touch others; more than enough to build this Movement; more than enough to break free from the shackles and chains of legalized bondage.

Let us do so!

Join us! Build a Movement that shakes the earth!

Think about this. What the system has done isn’t about me.

It’s about you!

They want to destroy, weaken or scare you off. They want to stop you, from organizing, from building, from being.

That’s because you are all examples of Resistance.

You are all examples of the simple power of people saying, “No!”

Never underestimate that power!

So, say “no!” to the Death Penalty!

Say “No!” to Slow Death Row!

Say “No!” to the Prison Industrial Complex!

Back in September, I told you all that We Are the People!

We are the People that can roll back mass incarceration!

We are the people that can roll back the growth –and abolish—solitary confinement!

We are the People that can change the world as it is; to the world that we need to come into being!

Join us!
Build the Movement!

Ona Move! Long Live John Africa!
Long Live the Struggle to Bring Change!

Love,
Your brotha,
Mumia

--© ’12 maj

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by Unity Jack
Saturday Dec 29th, 2012 11:05 AM
The famous phrase such as Military-Industrial Complex, in truth has left out the full expression of that unity of words. What I mean is that it is not a complete expression of the full meaning of the sentence. Unity must be fully expressed to see full meaning. It really is a Military-Industrial-Prison complex. Eisenhower cut out the Prison expression as it isn't good politics and he didn't want to associate himself with anything demeanor to the images of the ruling capitalist elites.

However military-industry could not work in America as it stands to-day, and Imperialist Empire which uses military and industry does so tied to the prison complex. That is their way of keeping the working classes under them and towing the line of the bosses. We ought to consign the one percent to the instruments of horror that their system has created, and then the 99% can take a new path of liberation from militarism, and prisons are an integral part of the war machine since they originated as Roman Slaveholder Pens of gender discriminaltion.

Thusly they weakened the peoples resistence to unjust rulers, now seen as the one percent owning over seventy percent of the wealth. While the majority live in pollution and aggressive war terror. A declining empire for sure.

Workers of the world unite!! End pollution wars, not endless wars for more and more pollution. Ye yet have a world to win!!