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Anniversary of NY8 + Message
Ona Move! Congratulations
to the N.Y. 8+ on their 20th Anniversary! Congratulations on continuing
to struggle for liberation and against racist and political repression.
To look out
on the American political landscape today, is like looking into
a mirror of the past.
during the 1960s, radicals and revolutionaries warned of the 'fascism'
of the Nixon Regime and the repressive actions of the nefarious
J. Edgar Hoover, head *capo* of the FBI.
The late Black
Panther Party Minister of Information, Eldridge Cleaver, used to
say that when fascism comes to America, it won't wear the swastika
armband, or dress in the flared riding trousers of the Nazi S.S.;
He said fascism in the U.S. would be 'yankee doodle fascism,' waving
red, white and blue flags, and boasts of patriotism.
In the '60s
and '70s, we talked about fascism, but some of this was hyperbole;
political speech meant to provoke and engage, and to warn of the
trends that were possible under what was called the Nixon/[John]
Mitchell/Hoover Regime. Yet, if pressed, I wonder if we could've
really defined the term, beyond brutal police repression.
How many people
know what fascism *is*? It's the merger of state and corporate power
like what happened in Italy under Benito Mussolini; or in
Nazi Germany under Adolph Hitler and if we really look at
our disastrous present at this mad war for corporate wealth
in Iraq, for example what do we have?
of state and corporate power.
Dr. Huey P. Newton called California a "military state"
that should properly
be called "California-Lockheed", for the influential defense
corporation. Perhaps if
Huey were alive today, he would be referring to the "United
States of Halliburton", for the merger of state and corporate
power isn't a theory today it is a reality.
Marx said the
state is little more than an executive committee of capital
words government is a mere employee of those with great wealth.
The state is the
form; capital is the essence.
We live in
an age of the PATRIOT ACT, so-called to camouflage the war against
American's alleged 'civil rights.'
What is the
PATRIOT ACT? It is the codification of everything that was done
decades ago during the COINTELPRO era, but now it's legal. Relentless
taped phone calls; snitches, and frame-ups (the N.Y. 8+ *knows*
all about this!).
The state serves
the interests of the well-to-do; yet wages war against the poor.
As I told Lateefah,
fascism ain't creeping; it's running! It's rampaging. It's in secret
laws; secret courts; and the repressive status quo.
And it's to
be fought, in the words of Malcolm, 'by any means necessary!'
Ona Move! Long
Live the Resistance!
2004 Mumia Abu-Jamal
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