Saturday, May 18, 2019

End the Prison State



I have to thank Myrna Lim for inviting me to discuss mass incarceration in the United States. At about 7 minutes, 20 seconds into the video you can watch Joe Biden's racist "dog whistle" remarks made during debate of the 1994 Crime Bill.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

KPFA Interview on Julian Assange

I spoke to Sabrina Jacobs on her show A Rude Awakening. We talked about the need to support Julian Assange. Listen here at about 14 minutes into the program.  

Monday, May 06, 2019

Dialogue with Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela


Jorge Arreaza is Venezuela's foreign minister. This April 25th talk in New York City inspired my latest column. You can only watch this video on Youtube. Watch it here.

He gives good background information on the current situation. The day after he spoke he was personally sanctioned by the U.S. government. The fool's errand coup attempt was hatched and failed on April 30th.

Solidarity with Venezuela

On April 25 I was fortunate to hear Jorge Arreaza, foreign minister of Venezuela, speak in New York City. I was inspired to write my next Black Agenda Report column about his country. As I was finishing it I learned that the U.S. had attempted a bizarre coup attempt against president Maduro. This is the result, Solidarity with Venezuela.

Telesur Interview

I spoke to Telesur EnglishEnglish on April 30, 2019, the day of the U.S. backed coup against Venezuela. If the screen is partially cut off watch here.



Saturday, April 20, 2019

The "Resistance" Is Silent on Julian Assange

"This resistance is little more than a collective hissy fit from dead ender Democrats who insist on following a party that can’t even reliably stay in office. They have spent the last three years railing against Trump but bite their tongues when he commits an act that reeks of fascist ideology."

So sayeth yours truly in my latest column in Black Agenda Report. The so-called resistance is silent and won't speak for Julian Assange. Read my thoughts here.

#Unity4J 26.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks



I joined the latest Unity4J 26.0 online vigil in support of Julian Assange. Even though Assange is now in custody it is still important to speak on his behalf.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

#Unity4J 25.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks



"I’m thoroughly disgusted with liberals who've been calling themselves the resistance, who've been calling Trump a fascist. And this is straight up, 100%, card carrying fascism, and you hear crickets. Or youhear criticism of Julian because he did this or because he did that or because he did this or that other thing. And now is their chance to speak up for the press. Trump gets into some stupid pissing match with Jim Acosta or whoever the hell about nothing. And here we have the rights of journalism being subverted completely by a man the liberal resistance claim to hate and they don’t say anything. Or what they do say is critical of Julian, the person who is the victim." - Yours Truly

On April 11, 2019 the Ecuadorean government violated its own laws and expelled Julian Assange from his place of asylum in the United Kingdom embassy. The UK government immediately took him into custody. The United States has indicted him and wants to bring him to the United States to stand trial.

The charges are in regard to the 2010 leak from Chelsea Manning to Wikileaks. The Collateral Murder video is among the documents that Manning provided. It clearly shows evidence of U.S. war crimes committed in the killing of one dozen Iraqi civilians.

I am very proud to have been invited to participate in the #Unity4J online vigils in support of Assange. This video was recorded on April 12th and includes Daniel Ellsberg and others. I didn't speak for very long, but you can see my comments at 2 hours 37 minutes, 2 hours and 54 minutes and 3 hours and 17 minutes.

What's Going on in Venezuela?


On April 9th I moderated a panel discussion on Venezuela. I was joined by Ajamu Baraka, Sara Flounders, William Camacaro, Danny Haiphong and Raymond Turner. The National Writer's Union hosted the event in New York City. Ajamu and Sara recently returned from Venezuela as part of a U.S. Peace Council delegation. William is a native Venezuelan and also discussed a recent visit.

#HandsOffVenezuela

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Margaret Kimberley: 'Honor MLK's Anti-war Legacy'


Here I am speaking at the Black Alliance for Peace 2nd anniversary celebration which was held in Washington DC on April 4th. I spoke about how BAP fulfills the need for a black led, people centered anti-war movement.

The event also kicked off our domestic campaign which focuses on mass incarceration, ending police exchanges with Israel and the 1033 program which militarizes police departments across the country.  You can see all of panelists and learn about our 2nd anniversary activities in our newsletter here.

No Compromise! No Retreat!
Defeat the War Against African/Black People in the U.S. and Abroad!

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Overcoming the mainstream propaganda war – Margaret Kimberley #ProtectJu...



If you only want to see me the folks at #Unity4J created this video of my participation in the latest online vigil in support of Julian Assange.