From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: Santa Cruz Indymedia | U.S. | Government & Elections | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice
Whores of Babylon
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Saturday Dec 29th, 2012 8:23 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]
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Written 12/9/12

It is possible now to live in a major American city, which boasts of a Black mayor, a Black police chief, and a Black president of a local legislative body, say, a city council, or county commission.

That’s largely because of Black population concentrations in urban districts, and their utilization of their voting power.

It is also possible to live in such a city or community, and to witness the abysmal quality of public education, the stark, naked repression of local police, and alleged representation by a political class that could hardly be more disconnected, more venal, more removed and more uncaring of those they claim to represent.

The amazing this is, we consider that to be progress!

We are so far behind, that we don’t know where the starting line begins!

That’s the politics of failure. That’s the politics of even when you win – you lose.

We need new politics. One far different than what we have here and now.

It is long overdue.

--© ‘12maj

Distributed by Liberation News, subscribe free: