Black Power: America’s armed resistance.

July 2024 Forums General discussion Black Power: America’s armed resistance.

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    Ozymandias
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03t9g3j/black-power-americas-armed-resistance

    Is this the beginnings of a race war or something else? 

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    alanjjohnstone
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    I recall watching Fox news and the O'Reilly Factor where he is defending the right to bear arms to protect liberty and defend amerikkka from abuse of government power. The person being interviewed at one point responded, "i agree with you. We should arm every african american", whereupon O'Reilly quickly replied …"oh, that's too extremist"I think i have always had a soft spot for the Black Panthers from the 60s and 70s. Armed self-defence, openly carrying legal weapons, that then evolved into feeding and educational programmes in the ghettoes and led to a better understanding

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    We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I'm talking about the white masses, I'm talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism. – fred hampton 

     I can't use BBC I-Player outside the UK  

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