N
   

Donate Email Alert Links Photo Gallery Mumia' Abu-Jamal's Radio Essays Prison Radio

Prison Radio
Mumia' Abu-Jamal's Radio Essays
Photo Gallery
Links/Resources
Mumia Email Update
Donate
Mumia Gear
Radio Programmers
Contact Us

 

PLEASE DONATE

 

Mumia Abu-Jamal's Radio Broadcasts

Higher Quality Audio files available info@prisonradio.org

Copyright 2010 Mumia Abu-Jamal/Prison Radio

"Wars Against Ourselves"

Recorded 11-28-10

 

1) 2:59 Wars Against Ourselves (long) Mp3

2) 2:25 Wars Against Ourselves (short) Mp3

War Against Ourselves
[col. writ. 11/24/10] (c) '10 Mumia Abu-Jamal

 As the 20th year passes since the West waged war against the late Saddam Hussein, and the state of war slips into greater violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is another war being waged today, one which gets little coverage on TV, radio and/or newspapers.
 That war has its own psychic and physical carnages, its losses, its losers -- and yes, its winners.
 The losers have been forced out of their homes. They have been forced out of their jobs. Some have been driven to the mouth of madness and beyond. And yes -- there has been death; but again -- this has been hidden from published view. 
 That's because this war has been essentially a class war -- a war against the poor and working classes, on behalf of the ruling classes and the financial industry.
 The weapons of this war have been joblessness, foreclosures, and tightening of credit lines. And while money has been withdrawn from the purses and pockets of millions, public monies have been used to top off the coffers of the banks, but also to fund mad wars abroad -- like the almost $3 trillion to fund the forays into Iraq and Afghanistan, often to undergird the corrupt and narco kleptocratic governments in power.
 It bears repeating; trillions in public monies are being spent to fund  utterly unnecessary wars abroad, and hundreds of billions are doled out to private banks and financial institutions, while joblessness, homelessness, and hopelessness swells to truly epidemic levels, not seen for generations.
  Schools are crumbling (when they function -- which is rarely), libraries are closed, public services dry up like rain on summer bricks.  And prisons burst at the seams.
  Wars are always against both sides -- the victors and the losers.  And in the age of the military industrial complex (MIC), war becomes the fuel of wealth for a narrow ribbon of businesses.
  But, it has costs, far beyond the beflagged caskets, the shattered limbs, the howling winds blowing through damaged minds, and something so banal as body counts of any imagined 'enemy'.
  It brings about the very woes of the instant recession: joblessness, foreclosures, homelessness, and yes -- hopelessness.
  It is a war against ourselves.

--(c) '10 maj

 

PLEASE CONTACT:
International Concerned Family & Friends of MAJ
P.O. Box 19709
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone - 215-476-8812/ Fax - 215-476-6180
E-mail - icffmaj@aol.com
AND OFFER YOUR SERVICES!

Send our brotha some LOVE and LIGHT at:
Mumia Abu-Jamal
AM 8335
SCI-Greene
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370

WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM CAN *NOT* REST!!

Submitted by: Sis. Marpessa

Subscribe: mumiacolumns-subscribe@topica.com
Read: http://topica.com/lists/mumiacolumns/read
Subscribe ICFFMAJ email updates list by e-mailing
icffmaj@aol.com!

[Check out Mumia's latest: *WE WANT FREEDOM:
A Life in the Black Panther Party*, from South
End Press (http://www.southendpress.org); Ph.
#1-800-533-8478.] 

"When a cause comes along and you know in your bones that it is
just, yet refuse to defend it--at that moment you begin to die.
And I have never seen so many corpses walking around talking about
justice." - Mumia Abu-Jamal

For additional information and to order Mumia's new book We Want Freedom,

visit: southendpress.org

Check out Mumia's NEW book:
"Faith f Our Fathers: An Examination of the Spiritual Life of African and African-American People" at www.africanworld.com