Thursday, March 17, 2011

Remedial revolution

San Francisco BayView National Black Newspaper (rolls trippingly off the tongue!) has an interview by Minister of Information JR ("M.O.I. JR" for short) with the director of Cointelpro 101, a "documentary" playing in Frisco (as natives call it) late this month. Interesting facts and figures:
“COINTELPRO 101” is a recently released documentary that takes a long hard look at the deeds of the U.S. government under the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program. We are featuring this interview because it was the government’s program to crush resistance that led to the deportation of Marcus Garvey, the assassinations of Malcolm X, George Jackson, Fred Hampton, Martin Luther King Jr., Bunchy Carter, Filiberto Rios and others, the incarceration on trumped up charges of Mumia Abu Jamal, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, the Angola 3, the MOVE 9, the Omaha 2, Veronza Bowers, Mutulu Shakur, Oscar Romero, Leonard Peltier and others who are still languishing in this country’s concentration camps.
Angola 3, MOVE 9, Omaha 2: Add those up and and you get Veronza Bowers. Wart is mentioned and, of course, waxes gaseous in the movie. Nothing in the interview you haven't heard a million times, but be sure not to watch the trailer.

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