Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Man Who Armed the Panthers

From Center for Investigative Reporting
Aug 20, 2012
The man who armed the Black Panthers turns out to have been an FBI informant. FBI files, uncovered by journalist Seth Rosenfeld, reveal that Richard Aoki, a prominent activist in the 1960s who was the first to supply the Black Panthers with guns and weapons training, was also an undercover FBI source. A mysterious character who always sported sunglasses, even at night, Aoki was a militant leader of the Third World Strike and an activist with the Asian American Political Alliance at UC Berkeley.

The revelation about Aoki's role as an informant emerged from FBI files obtained by Rosenfeld and an interview with the FBI agent who says he recruited Aoki. Rosenfeld has spent the last 30 years researching the history of the FBI and radicals in Berkeley for his new book, "Subversives," published August 21st.


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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dub Side Of The Moon

 EASY STAR ALL STARS have come as close as possible to re-making, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, a rock and roll classic, better than the original. Combining reggae, dub, jungle and roots, the EASY STAR ALL STARS made an excellent album perfect. It is a tribute to the outstanding songwriting of Roger Waters.


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The Juggler's Song


It's never straight up and down
In the juggling world
Juggle with lives
Juggle with lies
It's never straight up and down
In the juggling world
Juggle many lines
Make your desires fly
It's never straight up and down
In the juggling world
Juggle out of jams
Not to get scammed
It's never straight up and down
In the juggling world
Keep your eye on the ball
Without letting it fall
It's never straight up and down
In the juggler's world
-Der Kosmonaut

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Introducing House of Love

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Introducing Charles Bradley

"How Long/Home Again" Live at Osheaga 2011 


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Thought Of The Month August 2012


"Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into some still subtler form."
-Herman Melville in Moby Dick

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The truth behind the history of the Olympic games and Pierre de Coubertin

Duci talks about how the Olympic games, the spiritual treasure of the Greek people, were stolen by the Pierre de Coubertin, a racist and a proto-fascist who bestowed all of his work upon the Nazis and called Hitler "the greatest architect of modern times".

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The London Olympics. The Death Games.




Text and illustration by  Ljubodrag Duci Simonović

The Olympic Games.
The most important festival of the capitalist world.
“The blue lodge” is full.
The executioners of humankind are getting together.
The Queen is also present.
The British Royal Family…
The bloodiest criminal organization in history.
London is celebrating!
The battle ships, military planes, missiles, police forces, commandos…
The true Olympic surroundings.
Fanfares, marches…
The robots are paraded.
Ave cæsar! Morituri te salutant!
The Queen is waving.
The Queen is laughing.
The Queen is yawning.
“The doves of peace” are disappearing in the darkness of a poisoned sky.
Those are The Olympic Games, dummy!
Laugh!
All must be happy!
“Sport is the cheapest spiritual food for the working masses –
keeping them under control.”
Good old Coubertin.
He knew how sport could rule the people.
The Olympic Games.
They were “The Festival of Youth”.
Today, they are The Festival of Death.
The Queen fell asleep.
Let her.
Let her fall into the endless dream.
Along with Blair, Bush, Clinton, Sarkozy, Obama…
Along with all capitalist criminals.
Sleep! – you Olympic Angels.
Sleep! – you Olympic Bastards.
And never wake up.    

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