Friday, September 26, 2008

9-28-2008~W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Special: Free Troy Davis!!! Dismantling The 21st Century Prison Death Industry Complex...

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Date: Sunday September 28, 2008

Time: 4PM C/5PM E/2PM P

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Topic: Free Troy Davis!!! Dismantling The 21st Century Prison Death Industry Complex

“In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."”

~Dr. King from the “I Have A Dream” Speech

“Don't push me, cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
It's like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under”

~Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five from “The Message”

Some Words From R2C2H2 Tha Artivist:

On Monday Sept. 29, 2008, The U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide If An Innocent Man On Georgia’s Death Row Will Live Or Die...The Story Of Troy Davis , a poor innocent Black man who was wrongly convicted in the murder of a police officer almost 19 years ago based on faulty witness testimony and evidence proves that being born poor and black is a sin in our society which can mean an automatic death sentence from The State...This past Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, Davis, who was due to die that evening, was spared by the U.S. Supreme Court...

Realize that Bro. Troy Davis is just one of many in this Just Us System who has basically been railroaded by a system where race and class are the x-factors in determining guilt or innocence...TODAY HIM, BUT TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOU!!!

In a time where financial powerhouses are succumbing to the Great Depression II, the prison death industry complex is one of the fastest growing businesses in the U.S. and for that matter in the world...The U.S. holds 25% of the World’s prison population with an additional 4 million folks on probation and parole...The U.S. has the largest number of prisoners of anywhere in the world...We have more prisoners than Russia and China...Nearly half of the prisoners are Black and Brown, many of whom are in prison for non-violent drug offenses...There’s also a disproportionate number of people of color on Death Row...Black folks only represent 13 percent of the U.S. general population...With an exception of a few states, more state budgets are going to the proliferation of prisons than education...On Wall Street, human misery is once again commercialized and privatized (don’t forget enslaved Africans were seen as human commodities to be traded and were directly involved in building Wall Street both economically and physically) by the trading of stocks linked to the prison death industry complex...Small town America where factories were once plentiful pre-NAFTA are now thriving on the prison death industry complex...Blue collar working class whites are being gainfully employed through the by product of the imprisonment of poor Blacks at an astonishing rate...This is the new plantation politics for the 21st Century...One man’s hell is another man’s heaven...

1out of every 100 Adult Americans are in prison...We are living in a prison police state and many of us don’t even know it...The prisons that are being built are the new concentration camps of our society...The same contractors that are building state of the art prisons are also building state of the art public schools...As a matter of fact many of the new schools that our young people are attending look like prisons...

Unfortunately, the prisons seem to have a better attendance record than the schools...Black students are only graduating at a 50% clip nationally...Many of our graduates are already young parents and are functional illiterates...We are raising another generation mired in poverty and crime...We are in the process of eliminating the middle class and creating a permanent poverty/prison underclass in the richest nation in the history of the world...

The two twin towers of true empowerment, education and economics, are being undermined and under terrorist attack by dark external and internal forces that want to turn our citizens into mindless robots/ zombies willing to be used as the new fossil fuel in the burning furnace of empire and corporate greed...The American Dream is quickly turning into The American Nightmare...

Please join W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio in dissecting the Troy Davis case and the growing Prison Death Industry Complex epidemic in our community with an all-star panel of guests which includes...

1.) Anti-Death Penalty Activist & Scholar Prof. Patrick Dyer

2.) Former Death Row Inmate & Activist Bro. Darby Tillis

3.) Bro. Julien Ball of The National Headquarters for The Campaign To End The Death Penalty


*Bonus~The Angola 3's Robert King Wilkerson Interview

Bro. Robert King Wilkerson, a Black Panther & Prison Activist, spent 29 consecutive years of his life in solitary confinement in arguably America's most notorious and bloodiest prison, the 18,500 acre prison work farm known as Angola in Louisiana...His crime and reason for punishment??? Trying to better prison living and working conditions, stopping the sex slavery, rape and violence that was rampant in Angola in the 1960s and 1970s through political organizing and racial solidarity and integration...

Bro. Wilkerson's dedicated efforts were paying off...He was drawing major media and political attention to the horrible conditions of Angola...He was gaining support from influential people for his efforts...He was also making powerful enemies...

To slow him and the prison reform movement down, Bro. Wilkerson was framed for the murder of a prison guard...His fellow comrades Bro. Herman Wallace and Bro. Albert Woodfox were also framed for the murder of the same prison guard...Unfortunately, Bros. Wallace & Woodfox were also put into solitary confinement for nearly 36 consecutive years each!!! They recently got out of solitary confinement in March 2008 and are still waiting to be freed...

Bro. Robert King Wilkerson earned his freedom on February 8, 2001...He currently speaks around the world on behalf of his imprisoned comrades as well as other political prisoners of conscience still locked up in the world's biggest prison state, the U.S.A....The U.S.A. possesses 25% of the world's prison population (the most anywhere in the world)...Of the 2 million people locked down, half are people of color...The U.S.A. also have 4 million people on probation/parole...1 out of every 100 Americans are locked down...Sobering numbers...

Bro. Robert King Wilkerson makes a famous candy he created while in prison called 'Freelines' (similar to pralines and pronounced the same way)...You can order the deliciously sweet candy at his website

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