Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The MOVE Bombing?

It’s a shame how much many of us don’t know about our history in the wilderness of AmeriKKKa…

After my stories last week on the 30th anniversary of the MOVE siege in West Philadelphia in 1985, in which Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential neighborhood, leaving 11 dead — including five children — we were surprised by how many people told us they’d never heard of the bombing. Continue reading

Here’s What Happened When Black People Tried Armed Occupation

Stark differences….

When a small group of radical militiamen linked to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on Saturday, they vowed to use violence in their fight against the federal government. Claiming the feds have no right to oversee ranch management in the U.S. — a point of contention that led to another armed standoff in 2014 — the group has called on patriots to join them at the wildlife refuge and “free” ranchers from “tyranny.” The gunman have also said they will “kill and be killed if necessary.”
Schools in the area have been shut down, and locals are afraid that people will die. But authorities have made no indication that they plan to use force against the militia — a stark shift from the way people of color perceived as threatening have been treated by law enforcement.
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