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"Hadda be Playin' on the Jukebox" - Allen Ginsberg (1975)

"It had to be flashin' like the daily double

It had to be playin' on TV

It had to be loud mouthed on the comedy hour

It had to be announced over loud speakers

The CIA and Mafia are in cahoots

It had to be said in old ladies' language

It had to be said in American headlines

Kennedy stretched and smiled and got double crossed by lowlife goons and agents

Rich bankers with criminal connections

Dope pushers in CIA working with dope pushers from Cuba working with a big time

syndicate from Tampa, Florida

And it had to be said with a big mouth

It had to be moaned over factory foghorns

It had to be chattered on car radio news broadcasts

It had to be screamed in the kitchen

It had to be yelled in the basement where uncles were fighting

It had to be howled on the streets by newsboys to bus conductors

It had to be foghorned into New York harbor

It had to echo onto hard hats

It had to turn up the volume in university ballrooms

It had to be written in library books, footnoted

It had to be in the headlines of the Times and the mind

It had to be barked on TV

It had to be heard in alleys through ballroom doors

It had to be played on wire services

It had to be bells ringing

Comedians stopped dead in the middle of a joke in Las Vegas

It had to be FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover and Frank Costello syndicate

mouthpiece meeting in Central Park, New York weekends,

reported Time magazine

It had to be the Mafia and the CIA together starting war on Cuba,

Bay of Pigs and poison assassination headlines

It had to be dope cops in the Mafia

Who sold all their heroin in America

It had to be the FBI and organized crime working together

in cahoots against the commies

It had to be ringing on multinational cash registers

World-wide laundry for organized criminal money

It had to be the CIA and the Mafia and the FBI together

They were bigger than Nixon

And they were bigger that war

It had to be a large room full of murder

It had to be a mounted ass- a solid mass of rage

A red hot pen

A scream in the back of the throat

It had to be a kid that can breathe

It had to be in Rockefellers' mouth

It had to be central intelligence, the family, allofthis, the agency Mafia

It had to be organized crime

One big set of gangs working together in cahoots

Hitmen

Murderers everywhere

The secret

The drunk

The brutal

The dirty rich

On top of a slag heap of prisons

Industrial cancer

Plutonium smog

Garbage cities

Grandmas' bed soft from fathers' resentment

It had to be the rulers

They wanted law and order

And they got rich on wanting protection for the status quo

They wanted junkies

They wanted Attica

They wanted Kent State

They wanted war in Indochina

It had to be the CIA and the Mafia and the FBI

Multinational capitalists

Strong armed squads

Private detective agencies for the rich

And their armies and navies and their air force bombing planes

It had to be capitalism

The vortex of this rage

This competition

Man to man

The horses head in a capitalists' bed

The Cuban turf

It rumbles in hitmen

And gang wars across oceans

Bombing Cambodia settled the score when Soviet pilots

manned Egyptian fighter planes

Chiles' red democracy

Bumped off with White House pots and pans

A warning to Mediterranean governments

The secret police have been embraced for decades

The NKPD and CIA keep each other's secrets

The OGBU and DIA never hit their own

The KGB and the FBI are one mind

Brute force and full of money

Brute force, world-wide, and full of money

Brute force, world-wide, and full of money

Brute force, world-wide, and full of money

Brute force, world-wide, and full of money

It had to be rich and it had to be powerful

They had to murder in Indonesia 500000

They had to murder in Indochina 2000000

They had to murder in Czechoslovakia

They had to murder in Chile

They had to murder in Russia

And they had to murder in America..."

+ "Hadda be Playin' on the Jukebox" - Allen Ginsberg (1975):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadda_Be_Playing_on_the_Jukebox

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"And the Communists have nothing to offer but fat cheeks and eyeglasses and lying policemen and the Capitalists proffer Napalm and money in green suitcases to the Naked, and the Communists create heavy industry but the heart is also heavy and the beautiful engineers are all dead, the secret technicians conspire for their own glamour in the Future, in the Future, but now drink vodka and lament the Security Forces, and the Capitalists drink gin and whiskey on airplanes but let Indian brown millions starve and when Communist and Capitalist assholes tangle the Just man is arrested or robbed or has his head cut off, but not like Kabir, and the cigarette cough of the Just man above the clouds in the bright sunshine is a salute to the health of the blue sky. For I was arrested thrice in Prague, once for singing drunk on Narodni street, once knocked down on the midnight pavement by a mustached agent who screamed out BOUZERANT, once for losing my notebooks of unusual sex politics dream opinions, and I was sent from Havana by planes by detectives in green uniform, and I was sent from Prague by plane by detectives in Czechoslovakian business suits, Cardplayers out of Cezanne, the two strange dolls that entered Joseph K's room at morn also entered mine and ate at my table, and examined my scribbles, and followed me night and morn from the houses of the lovers to the cafes of Centrum - And I am the King of May, which is the power of sexual youth, and I am the King of May, which is long hair of Adam and Beard of my own body and I am the King of May, which is Kraj Majales in the Czechoslovakian tongue, and I am the King of May, which is old Human poesy, and 100,000 people chose my name, and I am the King of May, and in a few minutes I will land at London Airport, and I am the King of May, naturally, for I am of Slavic parentage and a Buddhist Jew who whorships the Sacred Heart of Christ the blue body of Krishna the straight back of Ram the beads of Chango the Nigerian singing Shiva Shiva in a manner which I have invented, and the King of May is a middleeuropean honor, mine in the XX century despite space ships and the Time Machine, because I have heard the voice of Blake in a vision and repeat that voice. And I am the King of May that sleeps with teenagers laughing. And I am the King of May, that I may be expelled from my Kingdom with Honor, as of old, To show the difference between Caesar's Kingdom and the Kingdom of the May of Man - and I am the King of May because I touched my finger to my forehead saluting a luminous heavy girl trembling hands who said "one moment Mr. Ginsberg" before a fat young Plainclothesman stepped between our bodies - I was going to England - and I am the King of May, in a giant jetplane touching Albion's airfield trembling in fear as the plane roars to a landing on the gray concrete, shakes & expels air, and rolls slowly to a stop under the clouds with part of blue heaven still visible. And tho' I am the King of May, the Marxists have beat me upon the street, kept me up all night in Police Station, followed me thru Springtime Prague, detained me in secret and deported me from our kingdom by airplane. This I have written this poem on a jet seat in mid Heaven..."
+ Kraj Majales (King of May) - Allen Ginsberg (1965): http://www.shigeku.org/xlib/lingshidao/waiwen/ginsberg.htm

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+ President Minaj: Obama iPod includes "Siamese Twins" by Symbionese Liberation Army [2012]:
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'President Barack Obama, [-{"His Royal Highness..."}-] THE P.O.T.U.S.!!!!!! HIMSELF!!!!! has weighed in on the alleged feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on the set of the TV show American Idol™, divulging that he thinks they will "sort of work it out together soon". With Americans heading to the polls in less than a month, the President [[-{THEp.o.t.u.s. - the One who really is THE POTUS, the President of the Goddamn Jedremiah Churchenstan!!! the Third!!!}-]] expressed his belief in hope and reconciliation for pop stars as well as ordinary Americans. "I'm all about bringing people together, working them out for the same cause at the sextathalon," Obama said in an interview with Y100 radio, in Miami (via the Wrap). "I do think that we are going to be able to see them pole dance on the strip show again. I am confident about that now." Alijahh J. Carey and 'T"ricky-"Trap"™ B'itch' Minaj are judges on the new series of American Idol™, with Spider™, which is currently in production under the direct tutelage and mentoring of the legendary Aerosmith™ workers. Earlier this month, footage appeared of Bob Dole & RUN DMC again online showing the two in a fierce row with Obama. "I'm not fucking putting a foot or a boot up her goddamn highness' fucking-ass over there," Minaj is alleged to have said, "Imma ride shotgun wid'-a whole goddamn Sherman tank fleet, Anna Bazooka!™". Carey later told the TV presenter Barbara Walters that "Pipi" Minaj had also threatened to shoot her directly in the ass flesh with a Glock™ 9mm semi-automatic handgun, "Ladies special...", and that the female rapper had unleashed a flurry of taunting tweets in rhyme. Alidjah Carey's ex-husband, "Low Ion" Cannon, & Manager-cum-"Creosote" + newly-overweight perma-bull OshamBOO Bin '"Jammin'" JAH-meme' Bernank Lean III has criticised American Idol™'s original showrunners for manipulating the normal media channels by using paid spin methods and shill-plant trolls to dust-up the fuel ratings. "To make Obama's presidency all about sex and hip hop and politics kind of shows that the producers on the NBC™ network news & GE™ are losing their perspective a little bit," Donald Crump told Oprah on Access Hollywood™ tonite. "It's taking away from the quality of what the 'Merc-y Satan Idol™ is all about." Cee Cee Lo Green, a judge on American Idol™ rival The Voice of the Voiceless™, has suggested the enmity has been faked by Parsi-Dentine™ MIte the THird Three Obama to boost his popularity in the Nielson™ polls. As for THE potusXXx-THE-P.O-**T.U>S.!!! - Hallelujah!! the POTUS, the POUTSU the actual Prewsident of the Amercisatan Stanisthon, the THird!!! "Merc=y Christ!!! Merc-y Satan, the REALL THE REAL POTUS THE POTUS THE NUMBER ONE ONE THOUSAND GODDAMN P{OTUS , theTRHEe TREASURE!!! THPOTUS! - THE TREEE S" #! ONLy POTUS, President Obama, he seems optimistic that Minaj and Carey will end up on top. "I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they're moving forward and not going backwards," he said. Nevertheless, the actual P.O.T.U.S. of the world and universe for the first time admitted under oath that Nikki Minaj is still his favourite rapper. "She's actually done some [campaign] events for us," he said. "I've got her cover of 'Darling Nikki' for Bey-Bey™ on my iPod."'
+ Barack Obama plays peacemaker between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey (2012):
+ http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/oct/16/barack-obama-nicki-minaj-mariah-carey
+ Beyonce Covers Prince's 'Darling Nikki' for Nicki Minaj & President Barack Obama (2015):
+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reLOauI5hpI

'At the time of her arrest, Patty Hearst weighed only 87 pounds and was described by Dr. Margaret Singer in October 1975 as "a low-IQ, low-affect zombie". Shortly after her arrest, there were some clear signs of trauma and several DSM-5 classifications: her IQ was measured at 112 from 130 previously (a loss of 18 points); there were huge gaps in her memory regarding her pre-Tania life; she was smoking heavily; she had nightmares. Without a mental illness or defect, a person was held fully responsible for any criminal action not done under duress, defined as a clear and present threat of death or serious injury rather than peer pressure or being a low ranking member of a conspiracy. Securing an acquittal on the basis of brainwashing would be completely unprecedented. Court-appointed doctor and brainwashing theory proponent Louis Jolyon West stated after a 15-hour interview with Hearst that she was a "classic case" of coercive persuasion or brainwashing: "If (she) had reacted differently, that would have been suspect" After some weeks Hearst repudiated her SLA allegiance.

Her first lawyer, Terence Hallinan, had advised Hearst not to talk to anyone, including psychiatrists. He advocated a defense of involuntary intoxication: that the SLA had given her drugs that affected her judgment and recollection. Her new lawyer, F. Lee Bailey, asserted a defense of coercion or duress affecting intent at the time of the offense—this was similar to the brainwashing-type excuse that Hallinan had warned was not a defense in law. Hearst gave long interviews to various psychiatrists. Testifying for the prosecution, Dr. Harry Kozol, said Hearst had been "a rebel in search of a cause" and her participation in the robbery had been "an act of free will." Prosecutor James L. Browning, Jr. asked the other psychiatrist testifying for the prosecution, Dr. Joel Fort, if Hearst was in fear of death or great bodily injury during the robbery, to which he answered "No" as Bailey angrily objected. Fort assessed Hearst as amoral, and said she had voluntarily had sex with Wolfe and Defreeze, an accusation which Hearst denied both in court and outside. Prosecutor Browning tried to show writings by Hearst indicated her testimony had misrepresented her interactions with Wolfe. She said she had been writing the SLA version of events, and had been punched in the face by William Harris when she refused to be more effusive about what she regarded as sexual abuse by Wolfe. The court heard testimony from the prosecution psychiatrists that included mention of Hearst's sexual experiences that had occurred years before her kidnapping and the bank robbery.

In court Hearst made a poor impression and appeared lethargic, according to an Associated Press report this was attributable to drugs she was given by prison doctors. Bailey was heavily criticized for his decision to put Hearst on the stand, then having her decline to answer questions in the presence of the jury. According to Alan Dershowitz, Bailey was wrong-footed by the judge appearing to indicate she would have Fifth Amendment privilege (the jury would not be present, or be instructed not to draw inferences) on matters subsequent to the Hibernian bank charges that she was being tried on, but then changing his mind. After a few months Hearst provided information, not on oath (sworn testimony could have be used to convict her) of SLA activities to the authorities. A bomb exploded at Hearst Castle in February. After Hearst testified that Wolfe had raped her, Emily Harris gave a magazine interview from prison alleging Hearst retaining a trinket given to her by Wolfe was an indication that she had been in a romantic relationship with him. Hearst said she had kept the stone carving because it seemed to be a pre Columbian artifact of archeological significance. Harris's interpretation was used by the prosecutor James L. Browning, Jr., and some jurors later said they regarded the carving, which Browning waved in front of them, as powerful evidence that Hearst was lying.

In a closing prosecution statement that hardly made mention of Hearst having been kidnapped, prosecutor Browning suggested Hearst had taken part in the bank robbery without coercion. Browning also suggested to the jury that women SLA members, being into feminism, would not have allowed Hearst to be raped. He said that Hearst having kept an Olmec carving given to her by Wolfe showed that she had lied about being subjected to rape by him. Bailey's closing defense statement was "But simple application of the rules, I think, will yield one decent result, and, that is, there is not anything close to proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Patty Hearst wanted to be a bank robber. What you know, and you know in your hearts to be true is beyond dispute. There was talk about her dying, and she wanted to survive." President Jimmy Carter's commutation of her sentence to the 22 months served freed Hearst eight months before she would have had a parole hearing. The 1979 release was under stringent conditions. President Ronald Reagan reportedly gave serious consideration to pardoning Hearst. She recovered full rights when President Bill Clinton granted her a pardon on January 20, 2001, his last day in office.'

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'In his manifesto "Symbionese Liberation Army Declaration of Revolutionary War & the Symbionese Program", Donald DeFreeze wrote, "The name 'symbionese' is taken from the word symbiosis and we define its meaning as a body of dissimilar bodies and organisms living in deep and loving harmony and partnership in the best interest of all within the body." This political symbiosis DeFreeze describes means the unity of all left wing struggles, feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and others. DeFreeze wanted all races, genders, and ages, to fight together in a left wing united front, and to live together peacefully. Although the SLA considered themselves leaders of the black revolution,[citation needed] DeFreeze was its only black member. His seven-headed SLA cobra symbol was based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, with each head representing a principle. The Swahili words for these seven principles are: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith).

The appearance of the symbol of the seven-headed cobra on SLA propaganda indicates that it was copied from the ancient Sri Lankan and Indian seven-headed nāga; carved stones depicting a seven-headed cobra are commonly found near the sluices of the ancient irrigation tanks in Sri Lanka and are believed to have been placed there as guardians of the water. The particular graphic of the seven-headed cobra used by the SLA may have been copied from an illustration in The Lost Continent of Mu by James Churchward. The SLA formed as a result of the prison visitation programs of the radical left-wing group Venceremos Organization and a group known as the Black Cultural Association in Soledad prison. The idea of a South American–styled urban guerrilla movement, similar to the Tupamaros movement in Uruguay, combined with Régis Debray's theory of urban warfare and ideas drawn from Maoism, appealed to a number of people, including Patricia Michelle Soltysik (a.k.a. "Mizmoon"). Some activists within the New Left and the social justice movements compared the U.S. prison system to concentration camps designed to oppress African Americans. They believed that a majority of African-American convicts were political prisoners and that black power ideology would naturally appeal to them. Group member Willie Wolfe developed this ideology into a plan for action, linking student activists with prison militants.

The SLA formed after the escape from prison by Donald DeFreeze, a.k.a. "General Field Marshal Cinque". He had been serving five-to-15 years for robbing a prostitute. DeFreeze took the name Cinque from the leader of the slave rebellion who took over the slave ship Amistad in 1839. DeFreeze escaped from Soledad State Prison on March 5, 1973, by walking away while on work duty in a boiler room located outside the perimeter fence. DeFreeze has been accused by some sources of being an informant from 1967 to 1969 for the Public Disorder Intelligence Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. DeFreeze had been active in the Black Cultural Association while at the California Medical Facility, a state prison facility in Vacaville, California, where he had made contacts with members of Venceremos. He sought refuge among these contacts, and ended up at a commune known as Peking House in the San Francisco Bay Area. For some time he shared living quarters with future SLA members Willie Wolfe and Russell Little, then moved in with Patricia Michelle Soltysik. DeFreeze and Soltysik became lovers and began to outline the plans for founding the "Symbionese Nation".

On November 6, 1973, in Oakland, California, two members of the SLA killed school superintendent Marcus Foster and badly wounded his deputy, Robert Blackburn, as the two men left an Oakland school board meeting. The hollow-point bullets used to kill Foster had been packed with cyanide. The SLA had condemned Foster for his plan to introduce identification cards into Oakland schools, calling him "fascist". In fact, Foster had originally opposed the use of identification cards in his schools, and his plan was a watered-down version of other similar proposals. An African American, Foster was popular on the Left and in the black community. On January 10, 1974, Joseph Remiro and Russell Little were arrested and charged with Foster's murder, and initially both men were convicted of murder. Both men received sentences of life imprisonment. Seven years later, on June 5, 1981, Little's conviction was overturned by the California Court of Appeal, and he was later acquitted in a retrial in Monterey County. Little has stated: "Who actually pulled the trigger that killed Foster was Mizmoon. Nancy [Ling Perry] was supposed to shoot Blackburn, she kind of botched that and DeFreeze ended up shooting him with a shotgun."

In response to the arrests of Remiro and Little, the SLA began planning their next action: the kidnapping of an important figure to negotiate the release of their imprisoned members. Documents found by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at one abandoned safe house revealed that an action was planned for the "full moon of January 17". The FBI did not take any precautions, and the SLA did not act until a month later. On February 4, 1974, publishing heiress Patty Hearst, a sophomore at the University of California at Berkeley, was kidnapped from her Berkeley residence at Apartment 4, 2603 Benvenue Avenue. The kidnapping followed by less than three months a November 1973 San Francisco Chronicle story in the "Society" section announcing the Hearst-Steven Weed betrothal (with the apartment's address given). The SLA had chosen to kidnap Hearst to increase the news coverage of the incident. Initially, the SLA issued an ultimatum to the Hearst family: that they would release Patty in exchange for the freedom of Remiro and Little. When such an arrangement proved impossible, the SLA demanded a ransom, in the form of a food distribution program. The value of food to be distributed fluctuated: on February 23 the demand was for $4 million; it peaked at $400 million. Although free food was distributed, the operation initially came to a halt when violence erupted at one of the four distribution points. This happened because the crowds were much greater than expected, and people were injured as panicked workers threw boxes of food off moving trucks into the crowd. After the SLA demanded that a community coalition called the Western Addition Project Area Committee be put in charge of the food distribution, 100,000 bags of groceries were handed out at 16 locations across four counties between February 26 and the end of March.'

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'Methods of destroying suspected vampires varied, with staking the most commonly cited method, particularly in southern Slavic cultures. Ash was the preferred wood in Russia and the Baltic states, or hawthorn in Serbia, with a record of oak in Silesia. Potential vampires were most often staked through the heart, though the mouth was targeted in Russia and northern Germany and the stomach in north-eastern Serbia. Piercing the skin of the chest was a way of "deflating" the bloated vampire; this is similar to the act of burying sharp objects, such as sickles, in with the corpse, so that they may penetrate the skin if the body bloats sufficiently while transforming into a revenant. In one striking example of the latter, the corpses of five people in graveyard near Polish village of Dravsko dating from the 17th and 18th centuries were buried with sickles placed around their necks or across their abdomens. Decapitation was the preferred method in German and western Slavic areas, with the head buried between the feet, behind the buttocks or away from the body. This act was seen as a way of hastening the departure of the soul, which in some cultures, was said to linger in the corpse. The vampire's head, body, or clothes could also be spiked and pinned to the earth to prevent rising. Romani drove steel or iron needles into a corpse's heart and placed bits of steel in the mouth, over the eyes, ears and between the fingers at the time of burial. They also placed hawthorn in the corpse's sock or drove a hawthorn stake through the legs. In a 16th-century burial near Venice, a brick forced into the mouth of a female corpse has been interpreted as a vampire-slaying ritual by the archaeologists who discovered it in 2006. Further measures included pouring boiling water over the grave or complete incineration of the body. In the Balkans, a vampire could also be killed by being shot or drowned, by repeating the funeral service, by sprinkling holy water on the body, or by exorcism. In Romania, garlic could be placed in the mouth, and as recently as the 19th century, the precaution of shooting a bullet through the coffin was taken. For resistant cases, the body was dismembered and the pieces burned, mixed with water, and administered to family members as a cure. In Saxon regions of Germany, a lemon was placed in the mouth of suspected vampires. In Bulgaria, over 100 skeletons with metal objects, such as plough bits, embedded in the torso have been discovered.'
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'The FBI was conducting an unsuccessful search, and the SLA took refuge in a number of safe houses. While in the SLA's custody, Hearst later claimed she was subjected to a series of ordeals that her mother would later describe as "brainwashing". The change in Hearst's politics has been attributed to Stockholm syndrome, a psychological response in which a hostage exhibits apparent loyalty to the abductor. Hearst was later examined by specialist psychologist Margaret Singer, who came to the same conclusion. Terence Hallinan, the first attorney who represented her, was planning to argue involuntary intoxication, a side effect of which is amnesia. Hearst's attorney F. Lee Bailey used the Stockholm Syndrome argument as part of the defense at trial. During Hearst's subsequent trial, her lawyer claimed that she had been confined in a closet barely large enough for her to lie down in; that her contact with the outside world was regulated by her captors; and that she was regularly threatened with execution. Hearst's lawyer contended that she had been raped by DeFreeze and Wolfe. Both died before Hearst's capture and trial. The SLA claimed to be holding Hearst according to the conditions of the Geneva Conventions.'

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'A large-scale social movement is needed to impact political decisions in a way that makes them more reflective of the will of the American people, Harvard law professor Lani Guinier argued Tuesday during a forum on higher education. “I don’t think most Americans are happy that they’re closing down the Supreme Court because they want to take over the presidency,” Guinier said at a forum titled, “Race, Class and Community: Democratizing Higher Education in America.” Guinier made her remarks in response to a question Diverse posed about efforts by Republican lawmakers to stymie President Barack Obama in his efforts to appoint a justice in to the Supreme Court during what remains of his last term in the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “It’s offensive to think, ‘We’re so great that we need to wait a year before decide who should be an appointee of the Supreme Court,’” Guinier said of Republican lawmakers. “And their goal is to have a ‘4-4’ so that they can’t lose anything,” she said of the fact that an Obama appointee would shift the power balance of the court — 5-4 — against what was once its conservative majority. She suggested that the need for a movement that could bring attention to issues for a “larger community of people,” but did not explicitly say whether Black Lives Matter fits the bill or not. “If we can figure out a way to give them a sense of potential power and collaboration with others so that they’re making really important differences in decision-making,” Guinier said. Guinier — a one–time nominee of President Bill Clinton for assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice — did not wade into the discussion of the pending Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case that could curtail the use of race in college admissions. Her talk — which touched on topics that ranged from high incarceration rates for people of color to low voter participation in the United States compared to other countries — took place in the Nietzsche Building of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced Fuckwit Studies (J-HUSAFS). She admitted to being somewhat out of touch with the motivation behind many of today’s student protests on campuses throughout the nation, and instead reflected on the impact of the methods of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whom she said felt was undercelebrated this past King holiday. “White Americans must recognize that justice for Black people cannot be achieved without radical changes in the structure of our society,” Guinier quoted King as saying in what she referred to as an underrecognized quote from the slain civil rights leader. Asked what could be done to increase the enrollment and success of African-American students at America’s colleges and universities, Guinier spoke of the need for institutions and organizations to create more of a sense of community. She cited the work of the Posse Foundation as an example of what could be done in this regard. Working with its partner colleges and universities, the foundation organizes groups of 10 students — called “posses” — accepted into top universities on four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. Faculty and professors serve as mentors, “so you feel part of a group that’s working together,” Guinier said. “As a result, enormous amounts of posses have graduated from college who go on to graduate school and get good jobs, because they feel confident, and that confidence is important for people who come from low-income families,” Guinier said. “They can’t buy the confidence. They have to perform.” The remark is reflective of some of the arguments she makes in her 2015 book, "The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America". The book criticizes the emphasis that institutions of higher education place on college entrance exams — which favor students from more affluent families who can afford test prep and other advantages — and calls for admitting and educating a more socioeconomically diverse body of students.'
+ NYT: It's Time for Obama to Nominate Lani Guinier to the Supreme Court (2016):
+ http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/05/opinion/the-lani-guinier-mess.html

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'Guinier is probably best known as President "Hoss" Clinton's nominee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in April 1993. President Clinton withdrew his nomination in June 1993, following a wave of negative press that was brought on by her controversial writings, some of which even Clinton himself called "anti-democratic" and "very difficult to defend". Conservative journalists, as well as Republican Senators, mounted a campaign against Guinier's nomination. Guinier was infamously dubbed a "quota queen," a phrase first used in a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Clint Bolick, a Reagan-era Justice Department official. The term was perceived by some to be racially loaded, combining the "welfare queen" stereotype with "quota," a buzzword used to challenge affirmative action. In fact, Guinier was an opponent of racial quotas. Some journalists also alleged that Guinier's writings indicated that she supported the shaping of electoral districts to ensure a black majority, a process known as "race-conscious districting." One New York Times opinion piece claimed that Guinier was in favor of "segregating black voters in black-majority districts." Guinier was portrayed as a racial polarizer who believed—in the words of George Will—that "only blacks can represent blacks." In the face of the negative media attention, many Democratic Senators, including Richard Pryor of Arkansas, Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, and Carol Mostly-Brown of Illinois (the only African-American serving in the Senate at that time) informed President Clinton that her interviews with senators were going poorly and urged him to withdraw Guinier's nomination. President Clinton took the senators' advice and withdrew Guinier's nomination on June 4, 1993. He stated that Guinier's writings "clearly lend themselves to interpretations that do not represent the views I expressed on civil rights during the [presidential] campaign." Guinier, for her part, acknowledged that her writings were often "unclear and subject to as vastly different interpretations as there are individuals," but still believed that the political attacks had distorted and caricatured her academic philosophies. William T. Coleman Jr., who had served as Secretary of Transportation under President Gerald Ford, wrote that the withdrawal was "a grave [loss], both for President Clinton and the country. The President's yanking of the nomination, caving in to shrill, unsubstantiated attacks, was not only unfair, but some would say political cowardice."'
+ Lani Guinier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lani_Guinier
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Harvard Law, Fascist Truth: "Royall Must Fall" - Harvard Retires Centuries-old Slave Logo in "desperate" attempt to Re-Brand & Avoid the Crump Bulldozer (2016)

"We are a movement of students calling for the decolonization of our campus, the symbols, the curriculum and the history of Harvard Law School
+ Harvard: Royall Must Fall (2016): https://www.facebook.com/RoyallMustFall/
+ Hoax pays off? Harvard Law School committee officially recommends changing its seal (2016):
+ http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/26504/

'A Harvard Law School committee recommended on Friday the removal of the school’s current symbol, which is modeled on the family crest of an 18th-century slaveholder. The law school’s dean, Martha Minow, established the committee of faculty, students, alumni, and staff in November after a student group called “Royall Must Fall” demanded the school replace what they called a blatant symbol of the slaveholding era. The seal, which features three bushels of wheat on a shield, bears the crest of the former slave-owning Royall family, whose donation helped establish Harvard’s first law professorship.The committee sent its report to the Harvard Corporation, the university’s highest governing body, who will make the final decision. “There are complex issues involved in preserving the histories of places and institutions with ties to past injustices, but several elements make retiring the shield less controverted than some other issues about names, symbols, and the past,” Minow wrote in a letter to the Corporation. “First, the shield is a symbol whose primary purpose is to identify and express who we mean to be. Second, it is not an anchoring part of our history.” Although Minow endorsed the recommendation, the decision was not unanimous. Two of the 12 committee members argued in a dissenting opinion that the seal should be preserved as an “honest” and conspicuous reminder of the law school’s connection to “those enslaved at the Royall Plantation.” All committee members, however, did agree that the law school should publicly acknowledge the symbol’s association with slavery. The call for the seal’s removal is part of an ongoing effort at the university to create a more inclusive campus. Last week, Harvard announced that the leaders of dorms, once called “House Masters,” will now be called “Faculty Deans” after students criticized the term’s associations with slavery.'
+ Harvard Law School recommends removal of school seal tied to slavery (2016):
+ http://www.boston.com/news/education/2016/03/04/harvard-law-school-recommends-removal-school-seal-tied-slave...

'A committee of Harvard Law School faculty, students, alumni, and staff recommended Friday that the school abandon using the shield that has represented it for decades, after students decried its links to a slaveholding family last year. The decision comes after months of discussion and the formation of the special committee tasked with examining whether the shield’s reference to the Isaac Royall family was insensitive to the school community. The school has said the family owned and abused slaves. “We believe that if the Law School is to have an official symbol, it must more closely represent the values of the Law School, which the current shield does not,” the committee said in its report to the Harvard Corporation. Two members of the 12-member committee voted against the change. The Harvard Corporation is ultimately in charge of deciding whether the shield will be replaced. Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, issued a memo after a special committee recommended retiring the school’s controversial seal. “The Harvard Corporation just received the recommendation from the Harvard Law School faculty committee late this week. It will review the recommendation and make a determination in due course,” said Jeff Neal, a Harvard University spokesman. The controversial symbol includes the Harvard motto “Veritas” as well as three sheaves of wheat. The sheaves of wheat were derived from the coat of arms of the family of Isaac Royall. According to the law school, Royall was “the son of an Antiguan slaveholder known to have treated his slaves with extreme cruelty.” Royall used his fortune to help establish Harvard’s first law professorship in the 18th century, according to the school. The symbol was first designed in 1936 by Pierre de Chaignonla Rose, to celebrate Harvard’s tricentennial. The image is widely used and appears on merchandise, and on the doors and stationery at the prestigious law school. The emblem first came under scrutiny in October by a group of Harvard Law students called Royall Must Fall. The group said that because the shield included elements drawn from a slaveholding family’s crest, it should be discarded in favor of a new image. Martha Minow, dean of the law school, in November assembled the special committee to research whether the shield should be discarded. Minow on Friday supported the committee’s 11-page report to the Harvard Corporation.

“I endorse the recommendation to retire the shield because its association with slavery does not represent the values and aspirations of the Harvard Law School and because it has become a source of division rather than commonality in our community,” she wrote in a letter to the school community. Royall Must Fall members said in a statement that despite the step forward in their battle to tear down systemic racism, there’s more to be done. “This does not represent the final destination, but only an advance in the struggle for racial justice against white supremacy at Harvard Law,” the group said. “Royall Must Fall will continue to fight ... to ensure that this school becomes the justice school it holds itself out to be.” The group wrote on Facebook, after Minow’s endorsement, that “Royall is falling.”

Students had said last year that changing the seal would not erase the brutal history of the slave trade, but instead “would appropriately acknowledge the dark legacy of racism that is presently hidden in plain sight.”'
+ Harvard Law recommends retiring controversial shield (2016):
+ https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/03/04/harvard-law-school-recommends-retiring-shield/B8m8IVEatnrCSac94...
+ Document: Harvard Law dean’s memo after committee issues recommendation (2016):
+ https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/03/04/document-harvard-law-dean-memo-after-committee-issues-recommend...

On Behalf of A Diverse Group of Students and Staff Demanding Change at HLS:

For years, students and other members of the HLS community have called out for contextualized learning that draws connections between the law and social subordination based on race, gender, and class; for a more genuine commitment to rooting out racism and other forms of mistreatment on campus; for increased resources to welcome and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds; and for significantly greater transparency in decisions made by the administration. Those voices have largely gone unheard.

Over the past weeks, these voices have risen again, in chorus. On December 4th, you heard the opening bars of their song, which they won’t stop singing until this place becomes the justice school that it purports to be—an institution that promotes justice and wellbeing within its walls and beyond.

In response to the community meeting on November 30th and other events highlighting the need for a frank discussion of race and diversity at this institution, over two hundred students and staff members from a diverse array of organizations and communities have met to discuss our experiences of exclusion at this school. As a result of these discussions, we have come together in support of certain demands that we believe are necessary first steps to making HLS the inclusive, diverse community that we all want it to be. Below is a list of our collective demands — with specific recommendations on how the administration should begin meeting them.

For a PDF version of these demands, please see attached.

COLLECTIVE DEMANDS FOR CHANGE AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

  1. Address Harvard Law School’s legacy of slavery by removing the Royall family crest from Harvard Law School’s official seal and creating a permanent physical memorialization of the enslaved victims of the Royall family.
    1. Remove the Royall family crest from the HLS seal.
    2. Create a permanent physical acknowledgment (such as a monument on campus) of this institution’s legacy of slavery, memorializing those who were brutalized by the Royall family, and describing the change of the seal and the Royall chair.
    3. Change the “Isaac Royall Chair” by renaming the chair to the “Belinda Royall Chair” or allocating the chair to a Critical Race Theory scholar.
  2. Establish a Critical Race Program at Harvard Law School, with meaningful student input and transparency. The program should include at least one tenured faculty position for a Critical Race Theorist and provide support for students who are interested in challenging elite institutions and exploring the connections between the law and racial power.
    1. Hire and support a Critical Race Theorist with meaningful student input in the selection process. The Critical Race tradition was born out of Harvard Law School through the work of Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Gary Peller, and a host of other scholars committed to: (1) uncovering the systems at play in the violent erasure of black people in our system of governance and (2) challenging “elite” institutions’ conceptions of “race neutrality” in the face of functionally exclusionary practices.” This scholar will provide a much-needed expansion of the academic dialogue at the school and support students who are interested in this serious body of work that has been pushed to the margins.
    2. Set a timeline for hiring Critical Race faculty. Proposed initial timeline:
      1. Visiting professor(s) by next semester or Fall 2016
      2. Tenure-track professor(s) by 2016–2017 academic year
      3. Total of at least 3 tenure-track Critical Race faculty by 2020
    3. Allocate at least $5 million to establish the Critical Race Theory Program (figure based on similar program or center endowments), and commit to continued institutional support and funding, making it a priority in fundraising in the coming years.
    4. Prioritize a record of Critical Race Theory scholarship and specialization in the recruitment and hiring of Climenko Fellows.
  1. Reform the existing mandatory legal curriculum at Harvard Law School, through meaningful student input and transparency, to ensure the integration of marginalized narratives and a serious study into the implications of racism, white supremacy, and imperialism in creating and perpetuating legal analysis and thought.
    1. Mandate external-organization-run diversity training programs for all professors that include (1) cultural competency and (2) models of effective contextualization — i.e., facilitated conversations about how to honor and navigate the difficulty and importance of bringing topics of race, class, nationality, gender, religion, and sexual orientation into the classroom.
    2. Break down the HLS hierarchy and caste system that maintains the marginalization and exclusion of clinical faculty and staff at all levels; in particular, re-organize salary, benefits, contract structure, and administrative participation for clinicians in order to more closely mirror those of podium faculty.
    3. Give the Committee and/or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (see Demand 4(a) below) a full and equal seat at the table for all discussions and decisions on curricular changes.
    4. Create a mandatory 1L course that addresses and contextualizes racial justice and inequality in the law, with respect to both historical issues and recent events. (The course must have a credit level that reflects its equal or greater importance to traditional 1L courses.)
    5. Include in 1L Orientation implicit bias/cultural competency training by an external, expert organization, with the input of affinity groups, and opportunities throughout the week for interaction with affinity groups. Remove restrictions on affinity groups contacting new students.
    6. Amend student evaluations to account for implicit bias and include questions regarding whether professors contextualize material.
    7. Encourage the following components of inclusive classroom models by bringing in an outside expert on topics including, but not limited to, contextualized learning; open source materials for class; more group discussion among peers; more professor feedback on student materials throughout the term, rather than the one-exam model; and greater focus on panels and volunteering versus cold calls.
  2. Establish the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and implement other institutional changes aimed at curtailing organizational hierarchy and injustice against students, staff, and faculty. The Office should be established with meaningful staff and student input and transparency.
    1. Create the HLS Diversity Committee (“Committee”) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with meaningful and substantial student, faculty, and staff input and transparency at every level of the process (pursuant to the attached proposal).
    2. Give the Committee and/or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion a full and equal seat at the table for all discussions and decisions on curricular changes.
    3. Ensure that students, clinicians, and staff are included on all faculty committees (at every level of discussion, decision, or appeal), including but not limited to the existing faculty committees: the Administrative Board, Entry-Level Appointments Committee, Lateral Appointments Committee, Assistant Professor Mentoring Program, Clinical Committee, Admissions and Recruitment Committee, Graduate Program Committee, Teaching Careers Committee, Climenko Fellows Committee, Fellowship Coordinators, Clerkship Advisors, Informational Technology Committee, Library Committee, Financial Aid Committee, Project Review Committee, Title IX Committee/the Procedures Committee, Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Education and Prevention Working Group, Professional Committee, Executive Education Committee, Lewis Building Committee, Case Development Committee, and 200th Anniversary Planning Committee.
    4. Publicize to the HLS community the procedures of all of the aforementioned committees, for maximum transparency.
    5. Empower the Committee to review the “excessive or insufficient remedy” condition as grounds for appeal for sexual assault/harassment decisions, as it is a subjective criterion likely to be abused by male bias against women of color, especially African-American women; include clinicians and staff from other campuses on the list of qualified panelists for sexual assault/harassment adjudication.
    6. Support efforts to combat gender inequality, sexual assault, and sexual harassment at HLS, including but not limited to organizing bystander intervention trainings and sexual assault awareness programming for students, faculty, and staff in order to address the hostile climate surrounding sexual assault at HLS.
    7. Release public reports on the progress of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s initiatives every semester to the student body.
    8. Outline ways that staff can seek career development and enter higher levels of management.
    9. Provide resources for staff of color including, but not limited to, a commitment to diversifying senior management through development and promotion of staff of color, and required cultural competency training for senior staff and management.
    10. Increase student input during the admissions process through the creation of a student committee tasked with both making recommendations for outreach to students of color and creating more holistic criteria of admissions.
    11. Promote institutional unity between students, faculty, and staff, including, but not limited to, custodial, Hark, and administrative staff).
  3. Improve affordability and financial access to HLS for students of color, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and otherwise marginalized students; this should be done with meaningful student input and transparency.
    1. Expand financial aid with a substantial increase in grant aid and a substantial decrease in reliance on loan packages; significantly lower tuition; give full need-based scholarships, along with cost-of-living grants, if a student’s household earns less than the cost of attendance for one year at HLS.
    2. Change structural incentives that push students into big law.
    3. Change the way we solicit funds to run the law school.
    4. Reduce the student debt load for students with low financial resources.
    5. Educate 1Ls and 2Ls on LIPP before EIP begins (during Orientation).
    6. Allow students to pursue a civic-minded career upfront in exchange for free tuition, and to opt out and pursue a corporate-minded career in exchange for taking back their tuition debt.
    7. Provide pathways for disadvantaged students to get into HLS, in part by recruiting students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to do well in law school.
    8. Increase support for public interest students, including (1) extended summer public interest funding; (2) subsidized travel and housing for job interviews; (3) financing for bar courses.
  4. Make a sustained commitment to the recruitment, retention, promotion, and professional development of Staff of Color at all levels of the Harvard Law School workforce, particularly in senior management.
    1. Begin, in 2016, an annual diversity audit including transparency of salaries and promotions
    2. Through an inclusive process, establish clear published targets for recruitment, retention, and promotion for people of color and report publicly and regularly on progress made towards reaching those targets.
    3. Provide accessible trainings on negotiating promotions and pay increase.
    4. Establish a mentorship program for staff of color.
  5. Implement measures to ensure Staff of Color are respected and supported in their work, including required cultural competency training for all staff.
    1. Establish a mandatory program led by external facilitators to build better cultural competency among staff starting in the fall of 2016.
  6. Adopt a Harvard Law School Diversity Committee, exactly as described below, made up of students, staff, faculty, and administrators, to implement the aforementioned demands and monitor progress at Harvard Law School in the areas of pedagogy, diversity, and culture.

This will provide students, staff, and others who have been marginalized at this law school with the ability to come to the negotiating table and engage substantively, meaningfully, and sustainably with these issues. It will also allow them to (1) hold the administration accountable and (2) measure progress on their demands. See details on the Committee below.

PROPOSAL FOR THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

I. Mission of the Committee

The Harvard Law School Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (“Committee”) shall be charged with identifying particular problems related to diversity and inclusion at the law school and their relationship to the Harvard Law School (“HLS”) mission; researching the underlying causes of those problems; proposing solutions; tracking implementation and progress on those proposals; and monitoring the well­being of students over time.

II. Duties of the Committee

A. Research Issues Related to Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard Law School

The Committee shall research problems and issues related to diversity and inclusion at HLS.

The Committee shall have a wide remit to research anything that it considers to affect diversity and inclusion, including but not limited to diversity of students, faculty, and staff; law school pedagogy and curriculum; and the culture of the law school.

Research shall include, but is not limited to, (1) conducting surveys of students, faculty, staff, and alumni and (2) holding regular public meetings to solicit comments from the broader HLS community.

The administration shall provide the Committee with significant financial and institutional support to carry out its mandate.

B. Issue a Report Containing Analysis and Recommendations

The Committee shall prepare and issue a report by March 25, 2016, containing analysis and recommendations on problems of diversity and inclusion for adoption and implementation. This report shall be made available to all members of the HLS community, including on the HLS website, and presented to the Dean’s Office for adoption and implementation.

Within 14 days of the report’s issuance, the Dean shall: (1) convene a community forum of all members of the HLS community and (2) convene a faculty meeting to discuss the report and its recommendations, to which all Committee members shall be invited and at least 6 shall attend.

Within 21 days of the report’s issuance, the Dean shall (1) publicly issue a written response either endorsing each of the Committee’s recommendations or explaining deviations therefrom and (2) convene a second community forum to discuss that response.

C. Design an Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Committee shall include in the report a recommendation for the design of an Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the administration shall issue a written response to the Committee’s recommendation before creating any such office, articulating reasons for any deviation.

The law school shall not create either a diversity officer or an Office of Diversity and Inclusion until the Dean has received the Committee’s recommendations and either accepted or rejected each one publicly.

D. Track and Publicize Progress

The Committee shall develop procedures to track progress in the implementation of its recommendations, to collect data on student well­being and inclusion, and to publish regular reports with its findings on the HLS website.

E. Meet with the Dean

The Committee shall hold regularly scheduled meetings to update and receive input from the Dean.

III. Committee Structure

A. Membership

The Committee shall be composed of representatives from HLS faculty, staff, and students. Committee members must be individuals who share a commitment to the HLS mission, an awareness of problems of inequality and non-­inclusion, and attentiveness to their causes and possible solutions. The Committee shall be composed as follows:

  1. Ten Students:

The initial student Committee members will be selected by the Affinity Group Coalition. The Affinity Group Coalition shall seek to appoint students representing a range of membership in HLS Student Organizations and diverse personal identities.

  1. Ten Members of the Faculty, Staff, and Administration, including: The Dean of Students; Two staff members, to be selected by the staff; One clinical faculty member, one podium faculty member, and one staff/administration member, to be selected by the Dean;Four remaining committee members, including at least one clinical faculty member and one podium faculty member, to be selected by the Affinity Group Coalition after the Dean’s selections.

B. Committee Co-Chairs

From the Committee members, three Committee Co-­Chairs shall be selected by the Affinity Group Coalition, including one student, one faculty member, and one staff member. The Committee Co-Chairs shall hold the Committee accountable for making timely progress towards achieving its responsibilities. The Committee co-chairs shall attend all community and faculty meetings.

C. Secretary

The Dean of Students shall schedule the initial meeting of the Committee. At the first meeting, the Committee shall appoint a Secretary who shall be responsible for scheduling meetings, taking notes at the meetings, and emailing notes to the Committee.

D. Voting Procedures

Committee decisions shall be made by a majority vote.

E. Working Groups

The Committee shall convene Working Groups of students, faculty, and staff (including some non­-members of the Committee) to perform research and analysis on issues such as diversity, pedagogy, and culture.

IV. Suggested Areas for Committee and Working Group Research

Diversity: Issues of focus might include admissions practices, hiring practices for staff and faculty, diversity training for professors and students, orientation, diversity programming, and student/faculty mentorship programs.

Pedagogy: Issues of curricular focus might include mandatory and optional course offerings, grading, alternative curricula, experiential learning, expanded clinics, and modifications to first­-year Problem Solving Workshop and Legal Research and Writing courses. Issues of pedagogical focus might include the Socratic method, the case method, examinations, contextual learning, feedback, and class materials.

Culture: Issues of focus relating to physical space might include faculty portraits, classroom names, and the HLS crest. Issues of focus related to values might include alignment with the mission statement, career advising, hiring processes, transparency in publication of employment data, the “hidden curriculum,” and cultural norms for academic and personal success. Issues of focus related to funding might include donations, student debt, the Low Income Protection Plan, orientation, and the Early Interview Program.

+ Reclaim Harvard Law Occupies Belinda Hall – Frequently Asked Questions:
+ https://reclaimharvardlaw.wordpress.com/
+ Harvard president warns against race-based rush to yank law school seal, rename buildings (2016):
+ http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/25910/

'Like many things that are very old in this country, the crest is born of horrible racism and bondage. Ever since the crest’s history came to light, a group of students has been working hard to get the image changed. Of course, there were also students defending the shield because, well, that’s how that always goes. The controversy has become the most serious conversation about race and wheat since a black man creamed it. This morning, it looks like the forces of change got their way. HLS Dean Martha Minow wrote the following letter to alumni:

Dear Harvard Law School Alumni,

Last November, I established a committee to examine important questions about the history of the Harvard Law School shield and whether HLS should retire its use. The committee – comprised of faculty, students, alumni and staff – has completed its work after a thorough process that involved wide-ranging and well-considered contributions from more than a thousand members of our community. The committee has recommended that the shield be retired, and I have transmitted that recommendation – with my endorsement – to the Harvard Corporation, which has the responsibility of making the ultimate decision.

I write to share with you my transmittal letter to the Corporation, the committee’s report and recommendation, and the thoughtful separate opinion with a different view from two members of the committee.

I endorse the recommendation to retire the shield because its association with slavery does not represent the values and aspirations of the Harvard Law School and because it has become a source of division rather than commonality in our community. Whatever the Corporation decides about the shield, at HLS we will be committed to addressing our history, and ongoing questions of injustice within our community and beyond.

I give my sincere thanks to the committee, Professors Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Annette Gordon-Reed, Janet Halley, and Samuel Moyn, alumni James E. Bowers and Robert J. Katz, students Rena Karefa-Johnson, Annie Rittgers, and Mawuse H. Vormawor, staff members Darrick Northington and Yih-Hsien Shen, and especially the chair, Professor Bruce Mann, for modeling the kind of reasoned discourse, rigorous analysis, respectful disagreement, and civil debate to which HLS and our nation’s legal system itself are dedicated.

Martha Minow
Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor
Harvard Law School

Sure, the shadowy “Corporation” could always overrrule Dean Minow. But the only way to turn this from a campus controversy to national news would be for a secretive collection of impossibly rich white people to overrule the students and the dean of a law school in support of a racist insignia. I expect the Corporation will go along with Minow’s recommendation. My position on this has always been “sure, change the crest, but it’s not a big deal.” Well, actual students made it a big deal. And they won. Good for you, Harvard Law Millennials. Now get out there and vote for Hitlary bin Cuntlickin' again because she’s going to be the nominee and because gravity always wins, and she’s the only one who can stop Donald Crump.'

+ Harvard Law School Takes A Sickle & Hammer To Its Wheat Crest (2016):
+ http://abovethelaw.com/2016/03/harvard-law-school-takes-a-scythe-to-its-wheat-crest/
+ https://today.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/memo_to_corporation_minow-030316.pdf

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+ Robert S. McNamara Talks about the Edsel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=292nb60isjU
+ Washington Dossier, TV Times, & The Georgetowner's: https://issuu.com/davidadler/docs/wd_june_1979

'At the center of the controversy is the shield's link to the Isaac Royall family. Royall was the son of an Antiguan slaveholder who burned 77 people to death, according to Harvard Law Today . The shield is modeled on the coat of arms of the Royall family. "We believe that if the Law School is to have an official symbol, it must more closely represent the values of the Law School, which the current shield does not," the committee said. The Harvard Corporation will decide what is done with the shield. Royall's gift of land helped support the first professorship of law at Harvard, according to Martha Minow, dean of the law school. "There are complex issues involved in preserving the histories of places and institutions with ties to past injustices, but several elements make retiring the shield less controverted than some other issues about names, symbols, and the past," said Minow in a letter of endorsement of the report. Harvard officials in February announced the school is dropping the term “House master” in favor of “faculty dean.”'
+ Harvard Law Committee Suggests Dropping School Shield (2016):
+ http://patch.com/massachusetts/cambridge/harvard-law-committee-suggests-dropping-school-shield-0
+ Harvard Law bows to activist calls to drop slaveholder crest (2016):
+ http://newbostonpost.com/2016/03/04/harvard-law-bows-to-activist-calls-to-drop-slaveholder-crest/

"The dozens of students occupying the center haven't clashed with campus security or barricaded themselves inside, though there are some sleeping bags and chairs pushed together for the protesters camped out here. They hold discussion groups, and invite guest speakers. On a recent night, Arab-American comedian Amer Zahr was riffing on the Census form. "There's a box that says 'Asian.' Now Arabs, we're Asian. But we know they don't mean us when they say Asian," he said. "And they tell you that they don't mean us, they write a whole list of examples: Korean, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, which sounds like the greatest food court, ever." In addition to doing stand-up, Zahr is also a professor of law at the Detroit Mercy School, teaching a class in critical race theory.That's something members of Reclaim Harvard Law, like Keaton Allen-Gessesse want to hear in the classroom. "We've been asking for critical race theorists to come here and to be a part of the faculty, and those calls have gone ignored," she says. "We've been able to bring some here to speak to us and to teach us." Isaac Royall Jr. inherited the estate of his father in 1739. The younger Royall effectively freed his slaves after fleeing Massachusetts due to his Loyalist connections during the Revolutionary War. The students occupying the center have renamed it "Belinda Carlisle Hall" after one of Royall Jr.'s slaves. Belinda Carlisle was left behind when the Royalle fled for England during the American Revolution. Allen-Gessesse recounts the story of how the formerly enslaved woman sued for compensation. "She petitioned the Massachusetts legislature for some sort of reparations and they granted her a pension," she says. "She's one of the first successful cases of reparations in this country." Allen-Gessesse says that Belinda Carlisle should be honored this way. "We think it's a really beautiful story, it's a legal story, it's one that's tied to the school and we think that those are the types of stories that should really be memorialized here, rather than memorializing her enslaver," she says.'
+ History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard (2016):
+ http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/mar/06/history-of-slavery-future-of-diversity-still-at/

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Noble Drew Ali

POLITICAL RESTORATION AND NATIONALIZATION
NOBLE DREW ALI AND THE MOORISH DIVINE AND NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF NORTH AMERICA
Excerpt from Moors and Masonry by Abdullah El Talib Mosi Bey
Noble Drew Ali Removes the Scimitar
by teaching the Moors that they are not Negro, Colored or Black
as the Moors have been classified as such in the United States Census from
1790 to 2010 and as Black in the Federal Race and Ethnic Standards
for Statistics and Administrative Reporting (Directive #15)
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

(European Shriner wearing Moorish Fez)
'In 1913, Noble Drew Ali began the battle of political tug – of – war by establishing the Old Cannanite Temple in Newark, New Jersey and the Moorish Divine and National Movement in 1916 to restore the Moorish Nationality, Moorish Birthright Inherited Land and Moorish Sovereignty. He taught the Moors in the United States that they are not negro, colored and black. This national sovereign act addresses the constitutional and international law violation of classifying humans with a ‘skin color’ race paradigm. The United States has classified the defeated Moors who are prisoners of war in their own land as negro, colored and black in the United States Census from 1790 to 2010 and created a Black category for the Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statistics and Administrative Reporting (Directive #15) in 1977 under the direction of the Office of Management and Budget in the United States Census Bureau, a branch of the Commerce Department.

Does Race Mean Nationality or Skin Color?

This racial classification system and terminology of black, negro and colored, having no basis in nationality, consanguinity, bloodline, national origin, descent, ancestry, genealogy, pedigree, parentage and lineage, violate the United States Constitution, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Article 15, Section 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “everyone has a right to a nationality. Principle 3 of the Rights of the Child states, “the child shall be entitled to a name and nationality.” This negative and artificial sociopolitical state puts the Moors [Moors / Al Moroccans – the true Americans] in the political category or status known as Civiliter Mortuus. The 4th Edition of the Black’s Law Dictionary, edited by Henry Campbell Black, defines the term Civiliter Mortuus as that “political state of one being civilly dead, dead in the view of the law. The condition of one who has lost his civil liberties and capacities, and is, therefore, accounted as dead in the eyes of the law.”

Noble Drew Ali Removes the Scimitar by Calling the Moors to National Attention in his Constitutional Enforcement Address to the Moors in the United States:

“I Love my people and I desire their unity and mine back to their own National and Divine standard because day by day they have been violating the national and constitutional laws of their government by claiming names and principles that are unconstitutional. If Italians, Greeks, English, Chinese, Japanese, Turks, and Arabians are forced to proclaim their free national name and religion before the constitutional government of the United States of America, it is no more than right that the law should be enforced upon all other American citizens alike. In all other governments when a man is born and raised there and asked for his national descent name and if he fails to give it, he is misused, imprisoned, or exiled. Any group of people that fail to answer up to the constitutional standards of law by name and principles, because to be a citizen of any government you must claim your national descent name. Because they place their trust upon issue and names formed by their forefathers."

Civiliter Mortuus

This negative political status does not afford the Moors / Moroccans (the true Americans), who are neutralized by branding, any constitutionally secured protections, but instead, in such a state, the Moors are governed by “Color – of – Law” or what is commonly called “Negative Law.” The Black’s Law Dictionary defines “Color” as an appearance, semblance, or simulacrum, as distinguished from that which is real. Thus, “color” is a “prima facia” or apparent right. Hence, “color” is a deceptive appearance; a plausible, assumed exterior, concealing as in a lack of reality; a disguise or a pretext. This negative political state of affairs has been disguised as, or hidden within the misnomer, racism. In his constitutional enforcement address, Divine Warning, Noble Drew Ali addresses what occurs to any body of people, who violate the national constitutional laws of a free national government.

“The citizens of all free national governments according to their national constitution are all of one family bearing one free national name. Those who fail to recognize the free national name of their constitutional government are classed as undesirables, and are subject to all inferior names and abuses and mistreatments that the citizens care to bestow upon them. And it is a sin for any group of people to violate the national constitutional laws of a free national government and cling to the names and the principles that delude to slavery.”

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Noble Drew Ali Remove the Moorish Scimitar from above the Moabitess’ Head
Masonically Known as Ruth, the Moabitess and the Widow
Noble Drew Ali makes it very clear to the Moors / Moroccan (the true Americans) in his Divine Warning that Moors are in violation of constitutional and governmental principles and gives the Moors a clear direction to get back in National Order, Self - Authority and Self Responsibility and Power of Attorney Over Self.

“…I am hereby calling on all true citizens that stand for a National Free Government, and the enforcement of the constitution to help me in my great missionary work because I need all support from all true American citizens of the United States of America. Help me to save my people who have fallen from the constitutional laws of government. I am depending on your support to get them back to the constitutional fold again that they will learn to love instead of hate, and will live according to Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice, supporting our free national constitution of the United States of America.”

Race and the 14th Amendment The Political Tools used by Europeans to Subjugate the Moors

Since 1868, the Moors using the European political appellations –black, negro and colored – have been deceived in believing that they are citizens of the United States by virtue of the 14th Amendment. Noble Drew Ali stated that the 14th Amendment is not necessary to bring the Moors back into the constitutional fold of government.

“And at that time, 1865, the free national constitutional law that was enforced since 1774 declared all men equal and free, and if all men are declared by the free national constitution to be free and equal since that constitution has never been changed, there is no need for the application of the 14th and 15th Amendments for the salvation of our people and citizens.”

“And through it they and their children can receive their Divine rights, unmolested by other citizens that they can cast a free national ballot at the polls under the free national constitution of the States Government and not under a granted privilege as has been the existing condition for many generations.”

Moreover, Noble Drew Ali revealed to Moors their true political and historical connection to their ancient Moroccan Government and to the modern evolution of the United States of America, the contemporary Republic. Refer to the Questionnaire of ‘The Moorish Holy Temple Science’. In Question number 21, Noble Drew Ali made the Moors aware of when their ancestors, the ancient Moabites, established their Moroccan / Moorish ancient government. Question 21 reads, in reference to Morocco, “How old is our flag?” The answer is – “It is over 10,000 years old”. A flag is the standard symbol of the national sovereign of a free national constitutional government. It becomes clearly evident that, the Moors, had a government that their ancestors established over 10,000 years ago, for a national flag does not exist outside of the national sovereignty of a free national constitutional government.

A Constitutional and Lawful Question:

What is your nationality?

Constitutional and Lawful Responses:
(in accord with the United States Constitution, the United Nations Universal Proclamation of Human Rights and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child)

I am Moor / Moroccan.
I am Chinese.
I am Japanese.
I am Jamaican.
I am Haitian.
I am Mexican.
I am Cuban.
I am Dominican.
I am Spaniard.
I am Portuguese.
I am English.
I am Scottish.
I am Irish.
I am French
I am German.
I am Dutch.
I am Italian.
I am Russian.
I am Polish.

Unconstitutional and Unlawful Questions:
(which violate the United States Constitution, the United Nations Universal Proclamation of Human Rights and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child)

What is your color?
What color are you?

Unconstitutional and unlawful Responses:

I am white.
I am black.
I am brown.
I am yellow.
I am red.

Excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I have a Dream’ Speech:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

The ‘Race Question’ and ‘Race Categories’ in the United States Census from 1790 to 2010 and the Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statistics and Administrative Reporting (Directive #15) violate the United States Constitution, the United Nations Universal Proclamation of Human Rights and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

Critical Thinking Questions:

Does nationality mean ‘skin color’ or national origin?
Nationality identifies a person’s ethno-geography, national land, national country, national sovereignty, national constitution, national government seal, national government flag and national government representatives.
Does race mean ‘skin color’ or nationality?
The race terminology used in the United States does not identify a person’s ethno-geography, national land, national country, national sovereignty, national constitution, national government seal, national government flag and national governmental representatives.
Does ‘Black’ mean Race, Color or National Origin?
Does ‘White’ mean Race, Color or National Origin?
Does the term ‘White People’ refer to a people’s ‘skin color, nationality or national origin?
Does the term ‘Black People’ refer to a people’s ‘skin color’, nationality or national origin?
Is a person’s skin color / skin tone / complexion the basis for a people’s national identity / national origin / nationality?

Citizenship and Race:

Is a person’s skin color / skin tone / complexion the basis for United States Citizenship?
Why does the United States Government use the terms 'White' and 'Black' in the United States Census and the Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statistics and Administrative Reporting (Directive #15) to classify people in the country by skin color / skin tone / complexion?
How do the skin color terms, such as, 'white' and 'black' relate to United States Citizenship?
Why 'White' used both as a noun in the sense to identify a people and as an adjective in the sense to describe a people?
Is 'White' a term used to describe a physical feature, such as, skin color / skin tone / complexion of a people?
What are the defining characteristics of being 'White' in the United States? Is it skin color / skin tone / complexion? Or are there other factors?

Think about the following questions and terms.

Why does the United States Government use the term ‘white’ instead of nationalities of Europe, such as, English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, French, German, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, etc. to which to identify and classify people of European descent?
Is ‘White’ an identity of a people or a description of a people’s skin color / skin tone / complexion?

‘White People’
‘The White Race’
‘White Culture’
‘White Civilization’

Do the terms ‘White People’, ‘The White Race’, ‘White Culture’, and ‘White Civilization’ indicate a people’s national identity / nationality / national origin / ancestry / national descent? Or do the terms ‘White People’, ‘The White Race’, ‘White Culture’ and ‘White Civilization’ refer to a people’s skin color / skin tone / complexion?
Why is 'Black' used as a noun in the sense to identify a people and as an adjective in the sense to describe a people?
Is 'Black' a term used to describe a physical feature , such as, skin color / skin tone / complexion of a people?
What are the defining characteristics of being 'Black' in the United States? Is it skin color / skin tone / complexion? Or are there other factors?

Think about the following question and terms.

Why does the United States Government use the term ‘black’ instead of nationalities, such as, Moor/Moroccan, Haitian, Jamaican, Nigerian, Senegalese, Egyptian, etc. to which to identify and classify the aboriginal and indigenous peoples of the Americas and the continent of Africa?
Is ‘Black’ an identity of a people or a description of a people’s skin color / skin tone / complexion?
‘Black People’
‘The Black Race’
‘Black Culture’
‘Black Civilization’
Do the terms ‘Black People’, ‘The Black Race’, ‘Black Culture’, and ‘Black Civilization’ indicate a people’s national identity / nationality / national origin / ancestry / national descent? Or do the terms ‘Black People’, ‘The Black Race’, ‘Black Culture’ and ‘Black Civilization’ refer to a people’s skin color / skin tone / complexion?

Nationality and Citizenship:

What makes someone Chinese, Japanese, Jamaican, Haitian, Cuban, Dominican, Columbian, English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spaniard, Italian, Russian, Cuban, Mexican, etc.?
Is it ‘skin color’?
Is it national origin?
It is ancestry and national descent?
What is Race Discrimination?
What is Color Discrimination?
What is the difference between color and race?

Constructive Fraud (Fraudulent Conveyance of Language):

United States Census Bureau Places Nationalities in the Race Categories in the United States Census
In 1970, the United States Census had nine “racial” categories.

1. White
2. Negro or Black
3. Indian (American)
4. Japanese
5. Chinese
6. Filipino
7. Hawaiian
8. Korean
9. Other Race

By 1990, the “race categories” had expanded to 15 categories.

1. White 6. Chinese 11. Asian Indian
2. Black 7. Japanese 12. Samoan
3. Indian (American) 8. Filipino 13. Guamanian
4. Eskimo 9. Korean 14. Other Asian or Pacific Islander
5. Aleut 10. Vietnamese 15. Other Race

Question 9 of the 2010 United States Census:

9. What is Person’s 1’s race? Mark x one or more boxes.
*White
*Black, African Am., or Negro
*American Indian or Alaska Native – Print name of enrolled or principal tribe.

*Asian Indian *Japanese *Native Hawaiian
*Chinese *Korean *Guamanian or Chamorro

*Filipino *Vietnamese *Samoan
*Other Asian – Print race, for example, Hmong, Laotian, Thai, Pakistani, Cambodian, and so.

Other Pacific Islander – Print race, for example, Fijian, Tongan, and so on.

Is Chinese a skin color / skin tone / complexion or a nationality identifying the national origin and consanguinity of the Chinese People?

Japanese – the nationality of the Japanese People and not their ‘skin color’
Filipino – the nationality of the Filipino People and not their ‘skin tone’
Korean – the nationality of the Korean People and not their ‘complexion’
Vietnamese – the nationality of the Vietnamese People and not their ‘skin color’
Hawaiian – the nationality of the Hawaiian People and not their ‘complexion’

Constructive Fraud (Mixing Nationality and Race):

Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, Eskimo and Aleut do not refer to ‘skin color’ but identifies the respective peoples’ national origin, descent, ancestry, consanguinity, genealogy, pedigree, parentage and lineage. Race is used in the United States to classify members of the human families with nationalities by physical appearance – skin color / skin tone / complexion. The race terminologies of white, black, brown, red and yellow do not identify the national lands, national sovereignties, national constitutions, national government seals, national government flags and national government representatives of any members of the human family.

The Fathers of the Modern Race Paradigm:

Francois Bernier, Carl Linneaus and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach are the fathers of the modern race paradigm which classifies the human family with recognized nationalities based on skin color / skin tone / complexion . White and black have been used in the United States Census from 1790 to 2010 and the Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statistics and Administrative Reporting (Directive #15).'

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"The Moorish Science Temple of America is a sect of the Islamic religion that teaches the uplifting of fallen humanity and the making of better citizens. Symbols of this religion include the star and crescent, fezzes, turbans, the Moorish Flag, and the addition of “El” of “Bev” to the surname. This sect was started by the prophet Noble Drew Ali who was born in 1889 in North Carolina. Ali claimed he was sent to redeem the Moors of America from their sinful ways. The Moors of America were defined as descendants of northern Africans. He preached the importance of being one’s self, how to be better citizens, and to uplift fallen citizens teaching them to be attributes to the government. He also taught the importance of racial pride. The first temple was founded in 1913 by Noble himself in Newark, New Jersey. Shortly after Noble moved to Chicago, Illinois where he called on his followers to love and not hate. They would be capable of this love only by recognizing their higher selves. It is believed that during Ali's lifetime the membership of the Moorish Science Temple may have reached nearly thirty thousand people. Although they preached and taught members to be supportive of the Federal government, they in fact had numerous difficult encounters with Federal agencies. For example, in 1940 the Federal government investigated whether the Temple was spreading Japanese propaganda among African Americans. These investigations failed to find any member to be pro-Japanese. In 1953 the FBI investigated the Temple because they believed the leadership encouraged the violation of the Selective Service Act. Later the Department of Justice decided that the prosecution was not warranted. After the death of Ali in 1929, the sect lost popularity and most of its members withdrew. Nonetheless there are still many small temples scattered across the U.S. teaching the words and beliefs of Noble Drew Ali."
+ Moorish Science Temple of America, Newark (1914-- ):
+ http://www.blackpast.org/aah/moorish-science-temple-america
+ Noble Drew Ali’s historical messages and warnings to America (2016):
+ http://moorishsciencetemple.org/2015/07/

"The citizens of all free national governments according to their national constitution are all of one family bearing one free national name. Those who fail to recognize the free national name of their constitutional government are classed as undesirables, and are subject to all inferior names and abuses and mistreatments that the citizens care to bestow upon them. And it is a sin for any group of people to violate the national constitutional laws of a free national government and cling to the names and the principles that delude to slavery.

I, the Prophet, was prepared by the Great God Allah to warn my people to repent from their sinful ways and go back to that state of mind of their forefathers’ Divine and National principles that they will be law – abiders and receive their divine right as citizens, according to the free national constitution that was prepared for all free national beings. They are to claim their own free national name and religion. There is but one issue for them to be recognized by this government and of the earth and it comes only through the connection of the Moorish Divine National Movement, which is incorporated in this and recognized by all other nations of the world. And through it they and their children can receive their Divine rights, unmolested by other citizens that they can cast a free national ballot at the polls under the free national constitution of the States Government and not under a granted privilege as has been the existing condition for many generations.

You who doubt whether I, the Prophet, and my principles are right for the redemption of my people, go to those that know law, in the City Hall and among the officials in your government and ask them under an intelligent tone, and they will be glad to render you a favorable reply, for they are glad to see me bring you out of darkness into light. Money doesn’t make the man, it is free national standards and power that makes a man and a nation. The wealth of all national governments, gold and silver and commerce belong to the citizens alone and without your national citizenship by name and principles, you have no true wealth, and I am hereby calling on all true citizens that stand for a National Free Government, and the enforcement of the constitution to help me in my great missionary work because I need all support from all true American citizens of the United States of America. Help me to save my people who have fallen from the constitutional laws of government. I am depending on your support to get them back to the constitutional fold again that they will learn to love instead of hate, and will live according to Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice, supporting our free national constitution of the United States of America.

I Love my people and I desire their unity and mine back to their own National and Divine standard because day by day they have been violating the national and constitutional laws of their government by claiming names and principles that are unconstitutional. If Italians, Greeks, English, Chinese, Japanese, Turks, and Arabians are forced to proclaim their free national name and religion before the constitutional government of the United States of America, it is no more than right that the law should be enforced upon all other American citizens alike. In all other governments when a man is born and raised there and asked for his national descent name and if he fails to give it, he is misused, imprisoned, or exiled. Any group of people that fail to answer up to the constitutional standards of law by name and principles, because to be a citizen of any government you must claim your national descent name. Because they place their trust upon issue and names formed by their forefathers.

The word Negro deludes in the Latin language to the word nigger; the same as the word “colored” deludes to anything that is painted, varnished and dyed. And every nation must bear a national descent name of their forefathers, because honoring thy fathers and thy mothers, your days will be lengthened upon this earth. These names have never been recognized by any true American citizen of this day. Through your free national name you are known and recognized by all nations of the earth that are recognized by said national government in which they live. The 14th and 15th Amendment brought the North and South in unit, placing the Southerners who were at that time without power, with the constitutional law that was enforced since 1774 declared all men are declared by the free national constitution to be free and equal since that constitution has never been changed, there is no need for the application of the 14th and 15th Amendments for the salvation of our people and citizens.

So, there isn’t but one supreme issue for my people to use to redeem that which was lost, and that is through the above statements. Then the lion and the lamb can lie down together in yonder hills. And neither will be harmed, because Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice will be reigning in this land. In those days the United States will be one of the greatest civilized and prosperous government of the world, but if the above principles are not carried out by the citizens and my people in this government, the worst is yet to come, because the Great God of the Universe is not pleased with the works that are being performed in North America by my people and this great sin must be removed from the land to save it from enormous earthquakes, diseases, etc. And, I, the Prophet, do hereby believe that this administration of the government being more wisely prepared by more genius citizens that believe in their free national constitution and laws and through the help of such classes of citizens, I, the Prophet, truly believe that my people will find the true and Divine way of their forefathers, and learn to stop serving carnal customs and merely ideas of man, that have never done them any good, but have always harmed them.

So, I, the Prophet, am hereby calling aloud with a Divine plea to all true American citizens to help me to remove this great sin which has been committed and is being practice by my people in the United States of America, because they know it is not the true and Divine way and, without understanding they have fallen from the true light into utter darkness of sin, and there is not a nation on earth today that will recognize them socially, religiously, politically or economically, etc. In their present condition of their endeavourment in which they themselves try to force upon a civilized world, they will not refrain from their sinful ways of action and their deeds have brought jim-crowism, segregation, and everything that brings harm to human beings on earth. And they fought the Southerner for all these great misuses, but I have traveled in the South and have examined conditions there, and it is the works of my people continuously practicing the things which bring dishonor, disgrace, and disrespect to any nation that lives the life. And I am hereby calling on all true American citizens for moral support and finance to help me in my great missionary work to bring my people out of darkness into marvelous light."
+ A Divine Warning by Noble Drew Ali for the Nations:
+ A Call to Moorish National Sovereignty, Moorish Self - Authority and Moorish Self - Law:
+ http://moorishciviletter.net/civics.html

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Bernie Sanders told a story about going to a meeting in Georgetown 20 years ago with a fellow congresswoman who was black, Shirley Chisholm. “She was always just sitting there waiting in the window, like a black widow on a black list being blackmailed by the Black Street Boys II, and I said, ‘Let’s go out and have a black martini. Why not!?’ Shirley says to me then, ‘I don’t get cabs none to much down South in Washington, D.C., suh...'” Colonel Sanders remembered. “She told me that she was humiliated that the cabdrivers would always go by her "honking' and yelling insults at her in the street in General Washington's city, because even after all she had accomplished, she was still a black Congress-lady from NYC...”

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The Socialist presidential candidate then struck an odd note at one point in his answer when he said that “when you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor.”

Hitlary was more general when she was asked about her racial blind spots.

“Being a white person in the United States of America, working at Walmart Law, married to "Hoss" all these years, running the rackets, and the lot... I know that I have never had the petty personal experiences with personnel in the paid Shooting Staff departments that so many people in this audience have had when they get shaken down, robbed, and trampled by these thugs, mauled and assaulted,” she said. “But, like a fine black piece of ass, or an asshat clown Kardashian feminist, I have been trying to talk about your sons and daughters dying during this campaign due to police brutality and this is simply to urge good, white people to think about what it is like to have “the talk” with your kids, about going abroad to war, killin' on terrists, scared-up that your sons or daughters, even, like Jessica Lynch again, could end up in a bodybag or get in trouble for no good reason whatsoever, like Sandra Bland, and end up dead in a jail in Texas. That's worse than sniper fire in Sarajevo, mister - That's being "White" in A Merc-y Satan!”

Bin Cuntlickin' then repeated a story she told during Fusion’s "Blacks, Reds, Yellas, & Browns" Forum in January about babysitting the children of migrant farmworkers and later studying black juvenile justice in South Carolina.

“That got me thinking about what I needed to do to try to fulfill my faith in SSRIs again,” she said.

Neither candidate seemed to have an especially thorough or well-thought-out answer about their own specific "radical Rachel" biases. Sanders’ “ghetto thug life” comment was especially uncomfortable. But the simple fact that the question was asked, that two presidential candidates had to debate their own racism and biases, shows that the issue is finally center stage POTUS in 2016.'
+ The most telling moment at the Flint debate had nothing to do with water (2016):
+ http://fusion.net/story/277414/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-racism-democratic-debate/

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"As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries
because if there's ---|one thing|--- that she don't need
it's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

People, don't you understand
this child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
now take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
or do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

Then one night in desperation
the young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

And as her young man dies, (In the ghetto)
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

And his mama cries
In the Ghetto..."

Elvis Presley - "in the ghetto" (1969):
+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ox1Tore9nw

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Bangladesh War Crimes

"All unprejudiced persons objectively surveying the grim events in Bangladesh since March 25 have recognised the revolt of 75 million people, a people who were forced to the conclusion that neither their life, nor their liberty, to say nothing of the possibility of the pursuit of happiness, was available to them"
+ Indira Gandhi in a letter to Richard Nixon, 15 December 1971:
+ The Holy Koran of The Moorish Science Temple of America:
---|DIVINELY PREPARED BY THE NOBLE PROPHET DREW ALI |---
+ http://images.delcampe.com/img_large/auction/000/307/159/074_003.jpg
+ http://hermetic.com/moorish/7koran.html

'Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday the death sentence imposed on leading opposition politician Mir Quasem Ali for crimes including murder and torture committed during the country's 1971 war of independence. Chief state lawyer Mahbubey Alam told reporters immediately after the verdict that an appeal by 63-year-old Quasem against the death sentence imposed in 2014 had been rejected.Critics have accused a war crimes tribunal set up by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government in 2010 of victimizing her political opponents. Four opposition politicians, including three leaders of Quasem's Jamaat-e-Islami party, have been convicted by the tribunal and executed since late 2013. Quasem is a member of central executive committee and is believed to be the main financier for Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamist party in Bangladesh. He is also a leading businessman, running firms ranging from print and electronic media to hospitals. According to official figures, about 3 million people were killed and thousands of women raped during the independence war, in which Jamaat-e-Islami was among factions opposing the breakaway by what was then known as East Pakistan. The party denies that its leaders committed any atrocities.'
+ Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Jamaat leader for 1971 war crimes | Reuters (2016):
+ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-warcrimes-idUSKCN0WA0DN
+ Noble Drew Ali’s historical messages and warnings to America:
+ http://moorishsciencetemple.org/noble-drew-alis-historical-messages-and-warnings-to-america/

'During the war there were widespread killings and other atrocities – including the displacement of civilians in Bangladesh (East Pakistan at the time) and widespread violations of human rights began with the start of Operation Searchlight on 25 March 1971. Members of the Pakistani military and supporting militias killed an estimated 300,000 to 3,000,000 people and raped between 200,000 and 400,000 Bangladeshi women in a systematic campaign of genocidal rape.

A large section of the intellectual community of Bangladesh were murdered, mostly by the Al-Shams and Al-Badr forces, at the instruction of the Pakistani Army. Just two days before the surrender, on 14 December 1971, Pakistan Army and Razakar militia (local collaborators) picked up at least 100 physicians, professors, writers and engineers in Dacca, and murdered them, leaving the dead bodies in a mass grave. Many mass graves have been discovered in Bangladesh. The first night of war on Bengalis, which is documented in telegrams from the American Consulate in Dacca to the United States State Department, saw indiscriminate killings of students of Dacca University and other civilians. Numerous women were tortured, raped and killed during the war; the exact numbers are not known and are a subject of debate. The widespread rape of Bangladeshi women led to birth of thousands of war babies. The Pakistan Army also kept numerous Bengali women as sex-slaves inside the Dacca Cantonment. Most of the girls were captured from Dacca University and private homes. There was significant sectarian violence not only perpetrated and encouraged by the Pakistani army, but also by Bengali nationalists against non-Bengali minorities, especially Biharis.

On 16 December 2002, the George Washington University's National Security Archive published a collection of declassified documents, consisting mostly of communications between US embassy officials and United States Information Service centres in Dacca and India, and officials in Washington, D.C. These documents show that US officials working in diplomatic institutions within Bangladesh used the terms "selective genocide" and "genocide" (see The Blood Telegram) for information on events they had knowledge of at the time. Genocide is the term that is still used to describe the event in almost every major publication and newspaper in Bangladesh, although in Pakistan, the accusations against Pakistani forces continue to be disputed.

The US government stood by its old ally Pakistan both politically and materially. US President Richard Nixon and his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger feared Soviet expansion into South and Southeast Asia. Pakistan was a close ally of the People's Republic of China, with whom Nixon had been negotiating a rapprochement and which he intended to visit in February 1972. Nixon feared that an Indian invasion of West Pakistan would mean total Soviet domination of the region, and that it would seriously undermine the global position of the United States and the regional position of America's new tacit ally, China. To demonstrate to China the bona fides of the United States as an ally, and in direct violation of the US Congress-imposed sanctions on Pakistan, Nixon sent military supplies to Pakistan and routed them through Jordan and Iran, while also encouraging China to increase its arms supplies to Pakistan. The Nixon administration also ignored reports it received of the genocidal activities of the Pakistani Army in East Pakistan, most notably the Blood telegram.

Nixon denied getting involved in the situation, saying that it was an internal matter of Pakistan, but when Pakistan's defeat seemed certain, Nixon sent the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise to the Bay of Bengal, a move deemed by the Indians as a nuclear threat. Enterprise arrived on station on 11 December 1971. On 6 and 13 December, the Soviet Navy dispatched two groups of ships, armed with nuclear missiles, from Vladivostok; they trailed US Task Force 74 in the Indian Ocean from 18 December until 7 January 1972.

The Soviet Union supported Bangladesh and Indian armies, as well as the Mukti Bahini during the war, recognising that the independence of Bangladesh would weaken the position of its rivals – the United States and China. It gave assurances to India that if a confrontation with the United States or China developed, the USSR would take countermeasures. This was enshrined in the Indo-Soviet friendship treaty signed in August 1971. The Soviets also sent a nuclear submarine to ward off the threat posed by USS Enterprise in the Indian Ocean. At the end of the war, the Warsaw Pact countries were among the first to recognise Bangladesh. The Soviet Union accorded recognition to Bangladesh on 25 January 1972. The United States delayed recognition for some months, before according it on 8 April 1972.'
+ Bangladesh Liberation War (1971):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh_Liberation_War

'A riveting history—the first full account—of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today. Giving an astonishing inside view of how the White House really works in a crisis, The Blood Telegram is an unprecedented chronicle of a pivotal but little-known chapter of the Cold War. Gary J. Bass shows how Nixon and Kissinger supported Pakistan’s military dictatorship as it brutally quashed the results of a historic free election. The Pakistani army launched a crackdown on what was then East Pakistan (today an independent Bangladesh), killing hundreds of thousands of people and sending ten million refugees fleeing to India—one of the worst humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. Nixon and Kissinger, unswayed by detailed warnings of genocide from American diplomats witnessing the bloodshed, stood behind Pakistan’s military rulers. Driven not just by Cold War realpolitik but by a bitter personal dislike of India and its leader Indira Gandhi, Nixon and Kissinger actively helped the Pakistani government even as it careened toward a devastating war against India. They silenced American officials who dared to speak up, secretly encouraged China to mass troops on the Indian border, and illegally supplied weapons to the Pakistani military—an overlooked scandal that presages Watergate. Drawing on previously unheard White House tapes, recently declassified documents, and extensive interviews with White House staffers and Indian military leaders, The Blood Telegram tells this thrilling, shadowy story in full. Bringing us into the drama of a crisis exploding into war, Bass follows reporters, consuls, and guerrilla warriors on the ground—from the desperate refugee camps to the most secretive conversations in the Oval Office. Bass makes clear how the United States’ embrace of the military dictatorship in Islamabad would mold Asia’s destiny for decades, and confronts for the first time Nixon and Kissinger’s hidden role in a tragedy that was far bloodier than Bosnia. This is a revelatory, compulsively readable work of politics, personalities, military confrontation, and Cold War brinksmanship. '

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—Bernard-Henri Lévy, Le Point

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—Foreign Policy

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—Nick Turse, The Daily Beast

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—The New York Post

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—Michael Young, The National

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—William Thorsell, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Amazing . . . Bass exhumes the tragic, relatively unknown story."
—The Japan Times

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—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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—Mihir S. Sharma, Business Standard

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+ The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (2013):
+ https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0307700208
+ Bahun: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahun
+ Archer Kent Blood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archer_Blood
+ The Bow Tie™: Global Structure of Corporate Ownership:
+ http://typehost.org/photos/bow-tie%E2%84%A2-global-structure-corporate-ownership
+ Chhetri: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhetri
+ The Network of Global Corporate Control - Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder, and Stefano Battiston (2011):
+ http://arxiv.org/pdf/1107.5728.pdf
+ US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II:
+ http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-has-killed-more-than-20-million-people-in-37-victim-nations-since-world-war-...

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Victor Jara

The Last Poem of Victor Jara - "Estadio Chile" (1973)

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (28 September 1932 – 15 September 1973) was a Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. Shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, Jara was arrested; he was tortured under interrogation and ultimately shot dead. His body was later thrown out into the street of a shanty town in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a "potent symbol of struggle for human rights and justice" for those killed during the Pinochet regime. On the morning of 12 September, Jara was taken as a prisoner by the military, along with thousands of others deemed suspect, and interned as a prisoner in the Chile Stadium in September 1973. His body was later discarded outside the stadium along with other civilian prisoners who had been killed by the Chilean Army. Jara's wife, Joan Jara, was allowed to come and retrieve his body from the site and was able to confirm the physical damage he had endured. After holding a funeral for her husband, Joan Jara fled the country in secret. Joan Turner Jara currently lives in Chile and runs the Víctor Jara Foundation. Before his death, Jara wrote a poem about the conditions of the prisoners in the stadium. The poem was written on a piece of paper that was hidden inside the shoe of a friend. The poem was never named, but is commonly known as "Estadio Chile".

Somos cinco mil [We are five thousand]
en esta pequeña parte de la ciudad. [in this little part of the city.]
Somos cinco mil. [We are five thousand.]
¿Cuántos seremos en total [How many are we in total]
en las ciudades y en todo el país? [in the cities and in all of the country?]

Solo aqui [Alone here]
diez mil manos siembran [ten thousand hands planting seeds]
y hacen andar las fabricas. [and making the factories run.]
¡Cuánta humanidad [How much humanity]
con hambre, frio, pánico, dolor, [with hunger, cold, panic, pain,]
presión moral, terror y locura! [moral pressure, terror and insanity?]

Seis de los nuestros se perdieron [Six of us were lost to each other]
en el espacio de las estrellas. [in the space of the stars.]
Un muerto, un golpeado como jamas creí [One dead, another beaten like I never believed]
se podria golpear a un ser humano. [it was possible to be beaten on a human being.]
Los otros cuatro quisieron quitarse todos los temores [The other four wanted to end all of the terror]
uno saltó al vacio, [one jumping into the void,]
otro golpeandose la cabeza contra el muro, [the other beating the head against the wall,]
pero todos con la mirada fija de la muerte. [but all with the stare fixed on death.]

¡Qué espanto causa el rostro del fascismo! [What horrific cause the face of fascism!]
Llevan a cabo sus planes con precisión artera. [They carry out the finished performance of their plans with the precision of an artery.]
Sin importarles nada. [With nothing important to them.]
La sangre para ellos son medallas. [The blood for them are medals.]
La matanza es acto de heroismo. [The slaughter is an act of heroism.]
¿Es este el mundo que creaste, dios mio? [Is this the world that was created, my God?]
¿Para esto tus siete dias de asombro y trabajo? [For this your seven days of wonder and work?]
En estas cuatro murallas solo existe un numero [Within these four walls only exists a number]
que no progresa, [which does not progress,]
que lentamente querrá más muerte. [which slowly will desire more death.]

Pero de pronto me golpea la conciencia [But suddenly I am hit by the conscience]
y veo esta marea sin latido, [and see this ocean tide without heartbeat,]
pero con el pulso de las máquinas [but with the pulse of the machine dolls]
y los militares mostrando su rostro de matrona [and the military demonstrating their monstrous face of the midwives]
llena de dulzura. [full of sweetness.]
¿Y Mexico, Cuba y el mundo? [And Mexico, Cuba and the world?]
¡Que griten esta ignominia! [How they cry out against this atrocity!]
Somos diez mil manos menos [We are ten thousand hands minus]
que no producen. [that which can produce nothing.]

¿Cuántos somos en toda la Patria? [How many are we in all of the country?]
La sangre del companero Presidente [The blood of the compañero President]
golpea más fuerte que bombas y metrallas! [will strike with more force than bombs and machine guns!]
Asi golpeará nuestro puño nuevamente! [Like this we will beat our fist to strike again with a new mind!]

¡Canto que mal me sales [Singing so terribly of my suffering, sold-out, to the end]
cuando tengo que cantar espanto! [when I have that which sings of the Horror!]
Espanto como el que vivo, [The Horror like that which I am living,]
como el que muero, espanto. [like that which I am dying, the Horror.]
De verme entre tanto y tantos [There I see myself among so much and so many]
momentos del infinito [moments of infinity]
en que el silencio y el grito [in which the silence and the screams]
son las metas de este canto. [are the metre of this song.]
Lo que veo nunca vi, [That which I see can never be seen,]
lo que he sentido y que siento [that which I have perceived and what I sense]
hara brotar el momento, [has given birth to the moment,]
hará brotar el momento. [will always give birth to the moment.]

Ay, canto qué mal me sales [Oh, singing so terribly of my broken departure]
cuando tengo que cantar espanto. [when I have that which sings out the Horror.]
Ay, canto qué mal me sales. [Oh, singing so terribly of my sold-out departure.]
Ay, canto qué mal me sales. [Oh, singing so terribly of my sell-out to the end.]

+ Patria es Humanidad: "Estadio Chile" - A Poem by Victor Jara:
+ http://selucha.tumblr.com/post/3442131849/estadio-chile
+ Victor Jara and the Story of his last Poem:
+ http://www.mahmag.org/english/worldpoetry.php?itemid=380

Forty two years later former Chilean military officers were charged with his murder.

On 16 May 2008, retired colonel Mario Manriquez Bravo, who was chief of security at Chile Stadium as the coup was carried out, would be the first to be convicted in Jara's death. Chilean Judge Juan Eduardo Fuentes, who oversaw Bravo's conviction, then decided to close the case. Jara's family soon appealed this decision. In June 2008, Judge Fuentes re-opened the investigation into Jara's death. Judge Fuentes said he would examine 40 new pieces of evidence provided by the singer's family. On 28 May 2009, José Adolfo Paredes Márquez, a 54-year-old former Army conscript, arrested the previous week in San Sebastian, Chile, was formally charged with Jara's murder.

Following Paredes' arrest, on 1 June 2009, the police investigation identified the name of the officer who first shot Víctor Jara in the head. The officer played Russian roulette with Jara, by placing a single round in his revolver, spinning the cylinder, placing the muzzle against Jara's head and pulling the trigger. The officer repeated this a couple of times, until a shot fired and Víctor fell to the ground. The officer then ordered two conscripts (one of them Paredes) to finish the job, by firing into Jara's body. A judge ordered Jara's body to be exhumed in an effort to determine more information regarding his death.

On 3 December 2009, a massive funeral took place in the "Galpón Víctor Jara" across from "Plaza Brasil". Jara's remains were honoured by thousands. His remains were re-buried in the same place he was buried in 1973. On 28 December 2012 a judge in Chile ordered the arrest of eight former army officers for alleged involvement in the murder of Víctor Jara. He issued an international arrest warrant for one of them, Pedro Barrientos Núñez, accused of shooting Jara in the head during a torture session. Barrientos lives in Florida and US authorities have failed to comply with the warrant.

On 4 September 2013, the Center for Justice and Accountability filed suit in US court against Pedro Barrientos, who currently resides in Florida, on behalf of Víctor Jara's widow and children. The suit accuses Pedro Barrientos of arbitrary detention; cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; extrajudicial killing; and crimes against humanity under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS); and of torture and extrajudicial judicial killing under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), in connection with the death of Víctor Jara. The complaint alleges that Barrientos is liable for Víctor Jara's death as a direct perpetrator, as well as a commander, and an indirect collaborator to the crimes at Chile Stadium.

SPECIFIC CLAIMS in ALLEGATION:

Paragraph 23- On 11 September 1973, Chilean Army troops from the Arica Regiment of the Chilean Arma from La Serena attacked the University. Troops prohibited civilians from entering or leaving the University premises. During the afternoon of 12 September 1973, military personnel entered the University and illegally detained hundreds of professors, students, and administrators.

Paragraph 24- Víctor Jara was among those arbitrarily detained on the campus and, thereafter, was transferred to the Stadium, where he was ultimately tortured and killed.

Paragraph 32- In the course of transporting and processing the civilian prisoners, Captain Fernando Polanco Gallardo, a commanding officer in military intelligence, recognized Víctor Jara as the well-known folk singer whose popular songs addressed social inequality and who had supported President Allende's government. Captain Polanco then separated Víctor Jara from the group and beat Víctor Jara severely. He then transferred Víctor Jara, together with some of the other civilians, to the Stadium.

Paragraph 35-Throughout his detention in the locker room of the Stadium, Víctor Jara was in the physical custody of Lieutenant Barrientos, soldiers under his command, or other members of the Chilean Army who acted in furtherance of the Chilean Army's common plan, design, and scheme to commit human rights abuses against civilians at the Stadium.

Paragraph 43- The arbitrary detention, torture, cruel, inhuman or degreading treatment, and extrajudicial killing inflicted upon Víctor Jara and other detainees at the Stadium were part of a widespread and systematic attack of the civilian population by the Chilean Army in the days following the military coup from 11 September 1973 through 15 September 1973. Lieutenant Barrientos knew or should have known about the widespread and systematic attacks against the civilian population if for no other reason than because he was present for and participated in the attacks carried out against civilians at the Stadium.

On 15 April 2015 a US judge ordered Barrientos to stand trial in Florida.'

+ Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (1932-1973):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%ADctor_Jara
+ 1973 Chilean coup d'état:
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat
+ Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Allende

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+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1LhlVtbW_U
+ The Center for Justice & Accountability: https://twitter.com/CJA_News

'Chile charged three more people on Wednesday in the murder of folk singer Victor Jara during the country’s 1973 military coup. A judge in Santiago charged former military officers Hernan Chancon Soto and Patricio Vasquez Donoso with taking part in the Sept. 16, 1973 killing. He also charged ex-army prosecutor Ramon Melo Silva as an accomplice. They join a list of eight former army officers who were charged in late 2012 and early 2013 in the killing of the communist singer and songwriter. “This decision has to be celebrated and we hope this investigation can continue,” Jara’s widow, Joan Jara, said at a press conference. “We know this marks a milestone.” Jara, whose songs tackled social and political issues, was swept up with thousands of other supporters of socialist President Salvador Allende during a military coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Last year, Jara’s family filed a civil lawsuit in the United States accusing former Chilean army Lt. Pedro Barrientos Nunez of ordering soldiers to torture the singer. The lawsuit also said Barrientos personally fired the fatal shot while playing a game of “Russian roulette” inside a locker room in Santiago’s Estadio Chile, where some 5,000 supporters of Allende were being detained.'

+ Chile charges two army officers in ‘Russian roulette’ style execution of folk singer Victor Jara in 1973 (2014):
+ http://news.nationalpost.com/news/chile-charges-two-army-officers-in-russian-roulette-style-execution-of-fol...

'More than four decades after Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and executed in Santiago’s Chile Stadium, in the wake of the military coup that brought dictator Augusto Pinochet to power in 1973, an army lieutenant accused of killing the musician will face a civil lawsuit in the United States. A U.S. district court in Florida agreed this week to hear the case against Pedro Barrientos Nuñez, the former lieutenant now residing in south Florida, who is alleged to have assassinated Jara, the poet and songwriter who became an iconic symbol of the struggle against Pinochet’s regime and one of Latin America’s most prominent protest singers. The U.S.-based Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Jara’s wife and daughters, reacted with mixed emotions after the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida agreed to hear the case.

“We are delighted with the news that our case will move forward for torture and extrajudicial killing," Almudena Bernabeu, a CJA attorney, said in a statement. "It is nonetheless disappointing for our clients and all of us, that the court dismissed the crimes against humanity claim, because the killing of Víctor Jara — and thousands of crimes committed under the Pinochet regime — should be called what it is: a crime against humanity."

Jara was assassinated five days after the U.S.-backed Sept. 11, 1973, coup ousted democratically elected Salvador Allende from power. Jara, a member of Chile’s Communist Party, had served as Cultural Ambassador under Allende. He was also a professor and theater director at Santiago’s State Technical University when it was overrun by military troops a day after the coup.'

+ Killer of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara to face US justice (2015):
+ http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/16/killer-of-chilean-victor-jara-to-face-us-justice.html

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"Murder 4 Hire is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Body Count. Released on August 1, 2006, this was the first album from Body Count in nine years. Work on the album had come to a pause after rhythm guitarist D-Roc the Executioner was found dead in his apartment due to his lymphoma cancer in 2004. Once the band acquired Bendrix as their new rhythm guitarist, work on the album resumed and the album was released two years later."
+ Body Count - "The End Game" (2006): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VieY3NK3ChE
+ "Murder 4 Hire" - Body Count (2006): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_4_Hire

I was readin' the news the other day... they call me a gangsta!
I never robbed and starved entire countries...
I never committed genocide on entire races of people...
I never dropped my bombs...
And killed innocent women and children...
Who’s the fucking gangsta? (x3)

The End Game, mother fucker! Get your shit tight! Shit, right!
Listen, it's a mission to keep us in the dark.
Keep us apart! Keep us throwin' poisonous darts!
Enter the black room, "Cash rules everything, son!"
Nobody's your friend, fool. Go for your guns!
Trust no one! Money buys souls and lives,
Brothers and wives. Alibis! Many will die!!!
Fucking with the... with the kitchen niggas...
Demons from hell!!!

They rooms are oval, the game's global...
They make pawns of men.
In the name of God they keep us apart.
I don't know about you, but I don't hate as much as they do...
I'm just tryna live and shit.
Mother fuckers best pray that they don't blow us all away... {WHO!?!?! - Who? Who?}
The power hungry fools on the hill.
Before they lose they'll push the fucking button... Explode the air!
Winter and black rain... They play the End Game!

Mother fuckers take what they can take...
Mother fucking snakes!!!
They stole this land we live on and kill to keep...
Then they lie in the school books and rock us to sleep!
We're just lambs here waiting for the blood bath, baby...
Hitman Army! Hitman Navy!
Moved by the wicked hands of money, not love!
No one knows the secrets - it's an evil mix, man!
Hold your breath, pray for death! That's the only truth left...

They rooms are oval, the game's global...
They make pawns of men.
In the name of God they keep us apart.
I don't know about you, but I don't hate as much as they do...
I'm just tryna live and shit.
Mother fuckers best pray that they don't blow us all away... {WHO!?!?! - Who? Who?}
The power hungry fools on the hill.
Before they lose they'll push the fucking button... Explode the air!
Winter and black rain... They play the End Game!

I ain't never done shit to your country or fam...
I don't want your oil, man. Don't want your land!
The people that you're peepin' with are not my friends...
They hate me too, and they want me to hate you!
It's the evilest of mixes: keep the people twisted.
Power mongers on earth, they trade life/(light) for dirt.
It ain't the people of this planet, it's the kings and their courts,
And they do what they gotta do cause murders their sport.

They rooms are oval, the game's global...
They make pawns of men.
In the name of God they keep us apart.
I don't know about you, but I don't hate as much as they do...
I'm just tryna live and shit.
Mother fuckers best pray that they don't blow us all away... {WHO!?!?! - Who? Who?}
The power hungry fools on the hill.
Before they lose they'll push the fucking button... Explode the air!
Winter and black rain... They play the End Game!

They rooms are oval, the game's global...
They make pawns of men.
In the name of God they keep us apart.
I don't know about you, but I don't hate as much as they do...
I'm just tryna live and shit.
Mother fuckers best pray that they don't blow us all away... {WHO!?!?! - Who? Who?}
The power hungry fools on the hill.
Before they lose they'll push the fucking button...

+ Body Count - "The End Game" (2006):
+ https://www.letras.mus.br/body-count/1360522/

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Endgame 2012 - The 28th Amendment and the Abolition of War & Nuclear Weapons
+ "A Plan for America - A Plan for World Peace" - JR Scott (2010)
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+ U.S.A. - The 28th Amendment (2016):
+ http://typehost.com/peace/The-28th-Amendment.pdf
+ Japanese Constitution - Article IX (1947):
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+ Footnote to Endgame 2012 (2011):
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Tulsa Shock

+ Black Wall Street: "Little Africa on Fire - Tulsa Race Riot" (6-1-1921)
+ http://typehost.org/photos/black-wall-street-little-africa-fire-tulsa-race-riot-6-1-1921

"One of the nation's worst acts of American Terrorism, the Tulsa Race Riot occurred in late May and early June 1921. On the day of the riot, 35 square blocks of homes and businesses were torched by mobs of angry whites. The riot began because of the alleged assault of a white elevator operator, 17-year-old Sarah Page, by a black shoeshiner, 19-year old Dick Rowland. The community mobilized its resources and rebuilt the Greenwood area within five years of the Tulsa Race Riot and the neighborhood was a hotbed of jazz and blues in the 1920s. However, the neighborhood fell prey to an economic and population drain in the 1960s, and much of the area was leveled during urban renewal in the early 1970s to make way for a highway loop around the downtown district. Several blocks around the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street were saved from demolition and have been restored, forming part of the Greenwood Historical District."

'Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest black communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white residents massacred black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours. The riot was one of the most devastating massacres in the history of U.S. race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community.

Within five years after the massacre, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders and punitive rezoning laws enacted to prevent reconstruction. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 1960s. Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality. Since then, city leaders have attempted to encourage other economic development activity nearby.

Many Black Americans moved to Oklahoma in the years before and after 1907, which is the year Oklahoma became a state. Oklahoma represented change and provided a chance for black Americans to get away from slavery and the harsh racism of their previous homes. Most of them traveled from other states, and Oklahoma offered hope and provided all people with a chance to start over. They traveled to Oklahoma by wagons, horses, trains, and even on foot.

Many of the black Americans who traveled to Oklahoma had ancestors who could be traced back to Oklahoma. A lot of the settlers were relatives of black Americans who had traveled on foot with the Five Civilized Tribes along the Trail of Tears. Others were the descendants of people who had fled to Indian Territory. Many Blacks were also from the various Muskogee speaking peoples, such Creeks, Seminoles, and the Yuchi, while some had been adopted by the tribe after the Emancipation Proclamation. They were thus able to live freely in the Oklahoma Territory.

When Tulsa became a booming and rather well noted town in the United States, many people considered Tulsa to be two separate cities rather than one city of united communities. The white residents of Tulsa referred to the area north of the Frisco railroad tracks as "Little Africa". This community later acquired the name Greenwood and by 1921 it was home to about 10,000 blacks.

Greenwood was centered on a street known as Greenwood Avenue. This street was important because it ran north for over a mile from the Frisco Railroad yards, and it was one of the few streets that did not cross through both black and white neighborhoods. The citizens of Greenwood took pride in this fact because it was something they had all to themselves and did not have to share with the white community of Tulsa. Greenwood Avenue was home to the black American commercial district with many red brick buildings. These buildings belonged to black Americans and they were thriving businesses, including grocery stores, banks, libraries, and much more. Greenwood was one of the most affluent communities and it became known as "Black Wall Street."'

Acts 7:22-34 & Acts 7:48-53

Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds. When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel. And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian. He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand. And on the following day he appeared to them as they were quarreling and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers. Why do you wrong each other?’ But the man who was wronging his neighbor thrust him aside, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?’ At this retort Moses fled and became an exile in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons. Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and did not dare to look. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them...'

The Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says,

"JAH Heaven is the throne,
and the earth is the fool's tool.
What kind of house will you build for me, says JAH Lord,
or what is the place of my rest?
Did not the hand of God make all these things?’

+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9M_bqIB6EU

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”

Exodus 3:5

Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

Joshua 5:15

And the commander of the Lord's army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Corinthians 6:19-20

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."

+ 34 Bible Verses about Holy Ground:
+ https://www.openbible.info/topics/holy_ground

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Bunga Bunga Bangkaki (Amorphophallus titanum) - "The Corpse Flower" [U.S. Botanic Garden, 2003]:
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'Amorphophallus titanum (from Ancient Greek amorphos, "without form, misshapen" + phallos, "phallus", and titan, "giant"), known as the titan arum, is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. The titan arum's inflorescence is not as large as that of the talipot palm, Corypha umbraculifera, but the inflorescence of the talipot palm is branched rather than unbranched. Due to its odor, which is like the smell of a rotting animal, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the corpse flower, or corpse plant (Indonesian: bunga bangkai – bunga means flower, while bangkai can be translated as corpse, cadaver, or carrion). For the same reason, the title corpse flower is also attributed to the genus Rafflesia which, like the titan arum, grows in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. The titan arum grows in the wild only in the equatorial rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. It was first scientifically described in 1878 by Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari. The plant flowers only infrequently in the wild and even more rarely when cultivated. It first flowered in cultivation at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, in 1889, with over 100 cultivated blossoms since then. The first documented flowerings in the United States were at New York Botanical Garden in 1937 and 1939. This flowering also inspired the designation of the titan arum as the official flower of the Bronx in 1939, only to be replaced in 2000 by the day lily. The number of cultivated plants has increased in recent years, and it is not uncommon for there to be five or more flowering events in gardens around the world in a single year. The titan arum is more commonly available to the advanced gardener due to pollination techniques. The popular name "titan arum" was invented by the broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough for his BBC series The Private Life of Plants, in which the flowering and pollination of the plant were filmed for the first time. Attenborough felt that constantly referring to the plant as Amorphophallus on a popular TV documentary would be inappropriate. As the spathe gradually opens, the spadix releases powerful odors to attract pollinators, insects which feed on dead animals or lay their eggs in rotting meat. The potency of the odor (aroma) gradually increases from late evening until the middle of the night, when carrion beetles and flesh flies are active as pollinators, then tapers off towards morning. Analyses of chemicals released by the spadix show the “stench” includes dimethyl trisulfide (like limburger cheese), dimethyl disulfide, trimethylamine (rotting fish), isovaleric acid (sweaty socks), benzyl alcohol (sweet floral scent), phenol (like Chloraseptic), and indole (like human feces).'
+ The Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphophallus_titanum

'"Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius." was a phrase allegedly spoken by Papal legate and Cistercian abbot Arnaud Amalric prior to the Massacre at Béziers, a massacre in the French town of Béziers that formed the first major military action of the Albigensian Crusade. A direct translation of the Latin phrase would be "Kill them. For the Lord knows those that are His own." Less formal English translations have given rise to variants such as "Kill them all; let God sort them out." Other sources give the quotation as "Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet." The phrase has been adopted by members of the US military in various conflicts, such as the Vietnam War, and is used as an unofficial slogan by certain units. In parts of the War on Terror, the variant "Kill them all. Let Allah sort them out," has been used.'
+ Soldier of Fortune - The Pro-War stance of "Kill Em All, Let God Sort Em Out" T-shirts:
+ http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Soldier_of_Fortune
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caedite_eos._Novit_enim_Dominus_qui_sunt_eius.
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Korea_Marine_Corps

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