A History through the life of Dhoruba Bin Wahad
by Dhoruba Bin Wahad
COINTELPRO, presumably set up to protect national security and prevent violence, actually engaged in other actions “which had no conceivable rational relationship to either national security or violent activity. The unexpressed major premise of much of COINTELPRO is that the Bureau has a role in maintaining the existing social order, and that its efforts should be aimed toward “combating those who threaten that order.”
This meant that the Bureau would take actions against individuals and organizations simply because they were critical of government policy. The Church committee report gives examples of such actions, violations of the right of free speech and association, where the FBI targeted people because they opposed U.S. foreign policy, or criticized the Chicago police actions at the 1968 Democratic National Convention….
Beggars on Horseback
Creating a Pan-African Power Paradigm for the 21st Century
“Set a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride to the devil…”Tshiluba proverb
This is an Essay on Africa written on the eve of the 21st Century. Initially penned while the author was living in Africa as a cofounder of the Institute For the Development of Pan-African Policy, IDPAP, this essay was intended to serve as that NGO’s Geopolitical, and Economic Overview at the time. While the corporate (and white-controlled) media..
Adding Insult to Injury
Media Bias Against Dhoruba Bin-Wahad and Other Political Prisoners
While the corporate (and white-controlled) media often renders people of color either invisible or criminal, the coverage of imprisoned political activists of color intensifies these distortions.
Were such people jailed in any other country, the U.S. media would correctly consider them — convicted on either fabricated allegations or “criminal” charges for clearly political acts — to be political prisoners.
U.S. African & Mideast Policies
War As Foreign Aid and Regime Change As Democratic Transition
Africans in the Diaspora are in a crisis of conscience searching for what it means to be “African centered” or Pan-African, and citizens of Racist Nation-states with histories of Imperial domination. We are confronted today with “New Age Imperialism” where national elites collaborate to oppress the poor and hungry of the planet rather than wage war with each other over the control of strategic resources.
An Unpublished Letter
By Dhoruba Bin Wahad
To the Editor of the New York Times:
Your editorial of August 24, 1989, “The Black Panther’s Two Paths” proved once again that the aversive face of racism still relies firmly upon half-truths and distortions of the Black Experience in America and that the white media is as dedicated as ever to perpetuating such distortions.
On Racist Double Standards…
By Dhoruba Bin Wahad
Joe Biden’s Mischaracterization of…Political Protest
“American colonials proclaimed “no taxation without representation ” starting with the Stamp Act Congressin 1765. They had no representatives in the British Parliament & so rejected Parliament’s authority to tax them. Protests steadily escalated to the Boston Massacre…