|Jul 11, 2013 - Issue 524|
only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with
every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the
people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba – yes Cuba too... I'm for
truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for
or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for
whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
However, none of these despicable realities
should come as a surprise, in view of the fact that they emanate from
an irretrievably corrupt, corporate-owned government that imprisons
myriads of political prisoners of all colors within the sadistic
confines of the U.S. prison gulag system inside this nation itself.
The massive spying and surveillance (so-called
'intelligence' gathering) by Barack Obama's government against many
millions of everyday ordinary people nationally and internationally
(including supposed allied governments and diplomats) is not merely
about the gathering of information and the destruction of personal
privacy – it is about using the 'private' details of people's lives to
intimidate, coerce, and blackmail the ordinary people of this nation
and world into total submission in a de facto police state. This is
also about the utter destruction of the fourth amendment of the U.S.
Constitution, not to mention international law. The nightmare of the
infamous COINTELPRO activities of the U.S. government have now come
full circle both nationally and internationally under the auspices of
Mr. 'hope and change,' drone man, 'kill list' Barack Obama and his
Democrat and Republican corporate-owned minions. It must be reversed.
It cannot be tolerated.
BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board member and Columnist, Larry Pinkney, is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil / political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click to read excerpts from the book.) Click to view Larry’s interview of October 26, 2012. Click to contact Mr. Pinkney.