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“The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther”

“So we say — we always say in the Black Panther Party that they can do anything they want to to us. We might not be back. I might be in jail. I might be anywhere. But when I leave, you’ll remember I said, with the last words on my lips, that I am a revolutionary. And you’re going to have to keep on saying that. You’re going to have to say that I am a proletariat, I am the people.

A lot of people don’t understand the Black Panthers Party’s relationship with white mother country radicals. A lot of people don’t even understand the words that Eldridge uses a lot. But what we’re saying is that there are white people in the mother country that are for the same types of things that we are for stimulating revolution in the mother country. And we say that we will work with anybody and form a coalition with anybody that has revolution on their mind. We’re not a racist organization, because we understand that racism is an excuse used for capitalism, and we know that racism is just — it’s a byproduct of capitalism. Everything would be alright if everything was put back in the hands of the people, and we’re going to have to put it back in the hands of the people.

With no education, the people will take the local foundation and start stealing money, because they won’t be really educated to why it’s the people’s thing anyway. You understand what I’m saying? With no education, you have neocolonialism instead of colonialism, like you’ve got in Africa now and like you’ve got in Haiti. So what we’re talking about is there has to be an educational program. That’s very important. As a matter of fact, reading is so important for us that a person has to go through six weeks of our political education before we can consider himself a member of the party able to even run down ideology for the party. Why? Because if they don’t have an education, then they’re nowhere. You dig what I’m saying? They’re nowhere, because they don’t even know why they’re doing what they’re doing. You might get caught up in the emotion of this movement. You understand me? You might be able to get them caught up because they’re poor and they want something. And then, if they’re not educated, they’ll want more, and before you know it, they’ll be capitalists, and before you know it, we’ll have Negro imperialists.

We don’t think you fight fire with fire; we think you fight fire with water. We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism. We’re still here to say we’re not going to fight reactionary pigs and reactionary state’s attorneys like this and reactionary state’s attorneys like Hanrahan with any other reactions on our part. We’re going to fight their reactions with all of us people getting together and having an international proletarian revolution.

Black people need some peace. White people need some peace. And we are going to have to fight. We’re going to have to struggle. We’re going to have to struggle relentlessly to bring about some peace, because the people that we’re asking for peace, they are a bunch of megalomaniac warmongers, and they don’t even understand what peace means. And we’ve got to fight them. We’ve got to struggle with them to make them understand what peace means.” – Fred Hampton

From the article by Juan Gonzalez marking the 40th anniversary of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.

More links of interest:

The Murder of Fred Hampton

The Black Panther Raid and the death of Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton

United States Has Hidden Hand in Kenya-Somalia Crisis of Relations

By Abayomi Azikiwe (Pan-African News Wire)

…Attack On Westgate Mall In Nairobi Related To White House Funding Of Mogadishu Occupation

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Billows of smoke emanated from the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya on the third day of a standoff between Kenyan, Israeli and United States forces (FBI) against the seizure of the facility by members of the Al-Shabaab Islamic resistance movement based in Somalia. Reports indicated that at least 62 people had been killed since the incident began on Saturday September 21.

Eyewitnesses reported that a group of armed men and women stormed the entrance of the mall during midday shooting at random and tossing hand grenades. Members of the armed group were quoted as saying that their operation was in response to the ongoing occupation by approximately 2,500 Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) troops of southern Somalia.

Kenya, which shares a border with Somalia, entered the troubled Horn of Africa state in October 2011 in what was called Operation Linda Nchi (protect the nation in Kiswahili). The Kenyan government at this time was led by President Mwai Kibai and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, two close allies of the U.S. administration.

KDF forces bombed the strategic port city at Kismayo in the early phase of the operation. The city was a financial base for Al-Shabaab which controlled the lucrative charcoal exports from the country.

Since the intervention of Kenya into Somalia, unrest has continued in the south of the country where resistance is escalating outside Kismayo involving Al-Shabaab guerillas who attack KDF positions on a daily basis. Even local politicians and elders not associated with Al-Shabaab have complained about the activities of the Kenyan forces which are accused of interfering in the internal affairs of the region as well as human rights violations against civilians.

The Role of the U.S. in the Somalia Crisis
The attack on the Westgate Mall is being portrayed by the corporate and capitalist government-controlled media in the U.S. and Europe as a new episode in the so-called ‘war on terrorism.’ Yet the role of the White House through the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) goes without mention.

U.S. imperialism has been involved in attempts to influence the political situation in Somalia and the Horn of Africa for many decades. During the late 1970s, former Somalian military leader Mohamed Siad Barre was courted by the Carter administration and convinced that an invasion of Ethiopia, then in alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba, would result in Washington’s economic and military support to the beleaguered state which had attempted to adopt a socialist-orientation in 1969.

The invasion of the Ogaden region of Ethiopia in 1978, where a large population of Somalis lived, proved to be a monumental disaster for Mogadishu. Cuban internationalist forces then in Ethiopia to assist the government of Mengistu Haile Mariam fought alongside the national army of Addis Ababa defeating Barre’s forces.

This ill-advised military adventure plunged Somalia into a deeper economic and political crisis that lasted for well over a decade. By early 1991, the Barre regime had collapse leaving a vast security and political vacuum inside the country.

Later in December 1992, the administration of George H.W. Bush sent 12,000 Marines into Somalia in what was called ‘Operation Restore Hope.’ The intervention was sold to the people of the U.S. and the world as a ‘humanitarian mission’ designed to address problems stemming from the drought and famine which had long plagued the country.

Nonetheless, by early 1993, Somalians had risen up against the intervention by the U.S., other western-imperialist states and United Nations forces occupying the nation. Dozens of Pentagon and UN troops lost their lives in a humiliating defeat that drove these military occupiers from Somalia in 1994.

Since this defeat in Somalia, the U.S. has never given up on controlling this region of Africa. With the overthrow of the socialist-oriented government of Mengistu in 1991, Washington enhanced its influence through working with the federal government in Ethiopia then headed by Meles Zenawi.

By 2006, the U.S. ‘war on terrorism’ was well underway with occupations taking place simultaneously in Afghanistan, Iraq and Haiti. In order to avoid the political fallout of another direct intervention, the Bush II administration encouraged Ethiopia to invade Somalia in order to displace the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) which had begun to consolidate its influence and stabilize the country after years of war and factional strife.

The main problem the U.S. had with the Islamic Courts was that it was operating outside of Washington’s influence. After two years of the intervention by Ethiopia, Somalia was again facing famine with the worst humanitarian crisis in the world at that time.

Ethiopian military forces withdrew in early 2009 and sections of the Islamic Courts were won over to a Washington-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG). A youth wing of the Islamic Courts arose known as Al-Shabaab (the youth) and began to wage war against the TFG demanding that all foreign forces be withdrawn from Somalia.

Beginning in 2007, the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) was formed with the bulk of its forces coming from the U.S.-allied government of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. Fighting has continued in Somalia since this time period with periodic and direct intervention by the Pentagon and the CIA.

U.S. and British bombing operations have been carried out against alleged Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda bases in Somalia. The country is also a base of operations for the U.S. drone programs which extends from the Horn of Africa all the way into the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles.

In addition, the CIA has a major field station in Mogadishu and has maintained detention facilities inside Somalia imprisoning purported suspects in the ‘war on terrorism.’ The combined AMISOM forces now consisting of some 17,500 troops, receives training and funding from Washington.

The Somalia operation of the U.S. is part and parcel of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) which was formally started in 2008 under Bush but has been strengthened and enhanced by the Obama administration.

Kenya’s intervention in southern Somalia in October 2011 had been planned for at least two years. The release of WikiLeaks cables in 2010 documented the plans and the role of the State Department.

In an article published by the Kenyan Daily Nation on December 17, 2010, it reports that ‘The cables also say the military action took years of planning and was not a spontaneous reaction to abductions conducted by the Islamist group on Kenyan soil as repeatedly stated by government officials. The abductions seemed to provide Kenya with a convenient excuse to launch the plan, which, officials argued, was necessary to ensure protection against threats posed by an unstable neighbor.’

This secret plan, dubbed ‘Jubaland Initiative,’ outlined the creation of an artificial state in southern Somalia in an effort to choke off Al-Shabaab from the border areas near Kenya. At a meeting in Ethiopia in January 2010, the Kenyan delegation led by the-then Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetang’ula appealed for U.S. support in the operation.

In addition to U.S. involvement in Somalia and Kenya, the state of Israel also has close ties with the government in Nairobi. Israeli economic interests are much in evidence in Kenya where tourism hotels and other businesses such as the Westgate shopping mall are owned by capitalists who are citizens of the Zionist state.

Developments in Kenya and throughout the entire region of East Africa must be viewed within the context of U.S. economic and strategic interests in partnership with its NATO allies and the state of Israel. In recent years new findings of oil and natural gas all along the coast of East Africa is of course a source of imperialist interests in the region.

At the same time flotillas of U.S. and European Union warships have been occupying the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia for several years under the guise of fighting piracy. Underlying this occupation of the Gulf of Aden is the vast economic resources that are transported through this waterway which is one of the most lucrative in the world.

The current government of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi was not the favored choice of the Obama administration during the elections in March. Washington supported former Prime Minister Odinga in the race and had issued veiled threats against Kenya if it did not vote the way the U.S. wanted.

Both President Kenyatta and Vice-President William Ruto are under indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Ruto requested and was granted an adjournment of his trial that was taking place at the time of the Westgate mall attack pending the outcome of the standoff.

Kenyatta and Ruto are accused of human rights violations during the course of a violent dispute over the results of the previous elections held in late 2007. Their prosecution by the ICC has been rejected by the Kenyan government as well as the entire 54-member nations of the African Union.

The ICC has been severely criticized by the African Union due to its exclusive pre-occupation with prosecuting continental leaders. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is also under indictment by the ICC and could be denied a visa by the State Department to attend the UN General Assembly in New York even though Washington is not a signatory to the Rome Statue that created the ICC.

From the blog of Abayomi Azikiwe (Pan-African News Wire)

‘Warren Buffett does not practice what he preaches’

by Vivek Kaul

“Why do you call “financial TV” pornography?

Pornography is formulaic, explicit subject matter is depicted to sexually excite the viewer. Financial TV shares the characteristics of pornography — sleaze, intrusiveness and a desire to titillate and shock. It is a 24/7 Joycean stream of consciousness, a financial noise machine with the inevitability and repetition of all sexual congress. No one seriously relies on financial TV for deep insight. If it is on TV, then it’s already happened. It’s entertainment. Attractive men and women cater to all possible proclivities in the audience. It’s like wall paper or eye candy – pleasant but not essential. In dealing rooms, generally you don’t even have the sound on, so it is like pornography in another sense – dialogue is superfluous. The only time financial TV is interesting is when I am invited on to offer my money making insights – buy low, sell high etc.”

read more here.

iPad iPhone Laptop Wi-Fi Radiation and Magnetic Fields

from http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/01/ipad-iphone-wi-fi-radiation-and.html

Please feel free to share the following videos with your friends who own iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other smart phones and tablets – especially parents who let their children operate these devices. A lot of people think that if the devices are not “connected” to Wi-Fi and are just on standby mode, there will be no radiation. The measurements showed that this is not true. The emission of microwave signals was continual and the levels were high.

According to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, “an average smartphone uses 35 times the bandwidth of a regular cellphone, while a tablet uses up to 121 times the bandwidth.” http://goo.gl/QHYpS ”

Wi-Fi Radiation Comparable to Cellphone Radiation
Here are 2 videos to illustrate the comparison between an iPad on Wi-Fi mode and an iPhone on talking mode:

Radiation from iPhone on Talking Mode
-Peaked at 19 μW/cm2 (microwatts/cm2). Most of the time measurements varied between 4-11μW/cm2.
-Continuous signal, but duration of use in talking mode likely shorter than internet browsing.
-Phone will be in direct contact with the ear and head (unless handsfree or headset are used).
-Wi-Fi was turned off on this phone.

Check out video:

Radiation from iPad on Wi-Fi Mode

-Peaked at 70 μW/cm2; several times higher than iphone on talk mode.
-Continual signals. Stop and spike every few seconds, from 0 to 50-70 μW/cm2 every few seconds.
Duration of use for iPad is likely longer than talk-mode on cellphone – possibly for hours a day.
-iPad will be in direct contact with the student’s hands or/and lap/abdomen.
-Note that there is no Wi-Fi network available. The iPad is not even logged onto any Wi-Fi network nor downloading anything.
-The iPad is not on airplane mode but there is no SIM card in it.

Check out video:

Scientific studies have found at:
0.002 μW/cm2 Sleep disturbance and fatigue. Altpeter et al. (1995, 1997, 2005)
0.168 μW/cm2 – Progressive decrease in number of newborns and irreversible infertility in mice after 5 generations exposure. I.N. Magras and T.D. Zenos (1997)
0.32-16.43 μW/cm2 – Attention, memory and motor function of school children significantly affected in comparison to control groups. A.A. Kolodynski and V.V. Kolodynska (1996)
2.5 μW/cm2 – Damage to blood-brain barrier. Salford et al., (1997)

Physicist and Former British Military Microwave Expert, Barry Trower, testified to the U.S. Court:

During the Cold War, the Russian Embassy microwaved the United States Embassy in Moscow with low-level microwaves for many years from across the road; why and how is outside the scope of this Declaration. After changes of staff for serious neurologic impairments, miscarriages, multiple cancers / leukaemias and other illnesses to both male and female employees and their children, the late John R. Goldsmith, M.D., was invited to investigate this matter. His investigative report on this incident showed that continuous, long-term low-level microwaves were responsible for those illnesses. Goldsmith, J. R., Radiofrequency Epidemiology, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol 105, at 1585, Supp 6, Table 8, Dec (1997). Dr. Goldsmith held 11 Professorships and was the World Health Organization (WHO) representative for Europe. Interestingly, the power of the microwaves used by the Russians in some cases was less that the power used by modern-day transmitters, with the average ranging <0.02 – 0.05 μW/cm2 and the maximum ranging 5 – 18 μW/cm2.

Radiation from Wi-Fi Laptop

More Microwave Radiation from WiFi Laptop than from Cellphone

Health Canada’s exposure limit is at an extremely high level of 1000 μW/cm2. China/Russia/Italy/Poland have exposure limits at 10 μW/cm2.

Switzerland’s general limit is 9.5 μW/cm2 and 4.25 for sensitive areas (children, elderly, medically-challenged).

The Swiss doctors’ group – Physicians for the Environment – recently issued a public statement calling for reduction of their limit by 10 times, i.e. to 0.95 μW/cm2. Luxembourg/Bulgaria at 2.4 μW/cm2. Salzburg Health Department in Austria recommends only 0.001 μW/cm2 for outdoor and 0.0001 for indoor exposure. This is 10 million times more stringent than our outdated Canadian Safety Code 6 of 1000 μW/cm2. http://goo.gl/4pzyE

Wi-Fi Router Radiation 50 times higher than 100 Ft from Celltower

Apple iPad2 High Magnetic Fields: Do NOT put iPad on your lap!

Look at the top line of the Tri-Field Meter, it shows that the magnetic fields of the iPad2 was at 15-20 milligauss even with Wi-Fi turned off and the unit is on Airplane Mode (no cellphone reception/connection). The “safe” level of magnetic fields is below 3 milligauss (the dotted line). If you allow your child to use the iPad for games, reading or typing, DO NOT let them put the iPad on their laps or in their hands, put it on the table instead!

iPad2 Wi Fi Radiation

To Parents: PLEASE… DO NOT EVER LET YOUR KIDS/TODDLERS PLAY GAMES ON AN IPAD WHICH HAS THE WI-FI BUTTON TURNED ON (even if it’s not connected to a Wi-Fi network, even if there is NO Wi-Fi network available, as seen in the video). Wi-Fi enabled devices including iPad2 are designed to send radiating signals to “seek” networks. You can see from the RF meter that there is a “burst” of radiating signal every few seconds, up to 30+microwatts/cm2, continually, until the Wi-Fi button was turned off.

If you absolutely need to let your kid play games or type on the iPad, TURN THE WI-FI button OFF! And TURN the AIRPLANE mode ON, so that it does not emit any wireless microwave signal.

30+microwatts/cm2 might be negligible according to Health Canada’s lax-standard, but this already exceeds the national exposure limits in many countries. http://tinyurl.com/6rx9lgl

The actual probe/senser of the RF meter is in the middle INSIDE the yellow ball-shape casing and is a couple centimeters from the iPad, not actually touching the iPad. For your children, however, the microwave radiofrequency is in direct contact with your kid’s lap and fingers. RF has been shown in scientific studies to harm DNA, the brain, reproductive organs, thyroid, heart and eyes. http://www.safeinschool.org/p/scientific-studies.html

The above is a demonstration of an iPad that was not connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. If connected, the radiation level will be even higher, as the microwave signals peak everytime a webpage is refreshed or a new website is accessed. If you child needs to access the internet, please use a computer with wired connection.

Also, do not carry an iPad – with Wi-Fi button on – close to your body, unless you want to have radiation beamed at you in close distance every few seconds.

The iPad 2 was put on Airplane mode to show that the signal was solely from Wi-Fi, not cellphone network.

iPhone4 Wi Fi Radiation

To Parents: PLEASE… DO NOT EVER LET YOUR KIDS/TODDLERS PLAY GAMES ON AN IPHONE OR IPOD TOUCH WHICH HAS THE WI-FI BUTTON TURNED ON (even if it’s not connected to a Wi-Fi network, even if there is NO Wi-Fi network available, as seen in the video). Wi-Fi enabled devices including iPhone and iPod Touch are designed to send radiating signals to “seek” networks. You can see from the RF meter that there is a “burst” of radiating signals every few seconds, up to 9+microwatts/cm2, continually, until the Wi-Fi button was turned off.

Also, DO NOT CARRY AN IPHONE OR IPOD TOUCH – with Wi-Fi button on – IN YOUR POCKET, unless you want to have radiation beamed at you in close distance every few seconds.

If you absolutely need to let your kid play games or type on the iPad, TURN THE WI-FI button OFF! And TURN the AIRPLANE mod ON, so that it does not emit any wireless microwave signal.

9+microwatts/cm2 might be negligible according to Health Canada’s lax-standard, but this already exceeds the national exposure limits in many countries. http://tinyurl.com/6rx9lgl

The actual probe/senser of the RF meter is in the middle INSIDE the yellow ball-shape casing and is a couple centimeters from the iPad, not actually touching the iPad. For your children, however, the microwave radiofrequency is in direct contact with your kid’s lap and fingers. RF has been shown in scientific studies to harm DNA, the brain, reproductive organs, thyroid, heart and eyes. http://www.safeinschool.org/p/scientific-studies.html

The above is a demonstration of an iPhone4 that was not connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. If connected, the radiation level will be even higher, as the microwave signals peak everytime a webpage is refreshed or a new website is accessed. If you child needs to access the internet, please use a computer with wired connection.

The iPad 2 was put on Airplane mode to show that the signal was solely from Wi-Fi, not cellphone network.

How about calling on an iPhone (or any cellphone)? Absoultely NOT for kids, unless it’s an emergency. The European Union has been warning against cellphone and Wi-Fi for the public for a few years, especially CHILDREN, BABIES, PREGNANT WOMEN, YOUTH AND MEDICALLY COMPROMISED ADULTS.

How about texting for kids? Not recommended. However, texting is better than talking on the phone. Just remember that everytime a text message is sent out, a burst of radiating frequency is set off. With that in mind, you might not want your children to be in the habit of texting frequently. When they (or you) do text, better not keep the device close to the head/brain or even the body when you hit “send”. Leave some distance.