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Iran President Knocks America, Trump Over U.N. Speech: U.S. Has ‘No Achievements’

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani responded to President Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations by saying that America, contrary to what Trump said, has absolutely “no achievements” to list.

Rouhani’s remarks came on the heels of Trump’s widely watched presentation to the United Nations, during which he said his White House has ushered in more successes than almost any previous administration.

The anti-U.S. entities at the United Nations laughed.

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But it’s true: This president has indeed been an “America First” leader. And that’s why the United Nations hates him.

That’s also why Rouhani and Iran destest him, too.

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The United States was not able to register any achievements at the United Nations General Assembly meeting which took place this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday.

Rouhani and US President Donald Trump exchanged threats and insults during their speeches at the UN assembly.

“The Americans had no achievements in this public assembly,” Rouhani said at a news conference broadcast on state TV on his return to Tehran.

The assembly had shown America’s isolation, he added.

“When Mr. Trump was speaking and at the beginning of his speech bragged a lot about the accomplishments of his two year old administration, everyone laughed.”

“What’s important is that today, other than one or two countries, no one is supporting America,” he said. “It’s a historic political isolation that is rare for America.”

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VICIOUS Anti-Semitic Muslim Prime Minister who railed against ‘hook-nosed Jews’ is being given a feted tour of Britain

The gall of this antisemite, who compares Jews to Nazis. How many Jews were in the Handscharr SS Division – my mistake, they were all Muslims.

More Muslim outreach and tolerance for “moderate” Malaysia.

Revealed: Anti-Semitic Malaysian Prime Minister who railed against ‘hook-nosed Jews’ taking over Europe is being given a feted tour of Britain

  • Malaysia’s PM Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, 93, is being feted on a tour of Britain
  • He visited Imperial College where he met dignitaries and has given a speech at Oxford University
  • His visit has caused controversy because the PM is a self-confessed anti-Semite
  • In 2012, Dr Mohamad said that he was ‘glad to be labelled anti-Semitic’ because Jews have the same ‘cruelty and hard-heartedness’ as Nazis

His other vile quotes include ‘Jews run this world by proxy’ and ‘Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively’

By Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Global Editor, Daily Mail, 28 September 2018:

The prime minister of Malaysia is being fêted on a tour of Britain despite the fact that he is a self-confessed anti-Semite who has railed against ‘hook-nosed’ Jews, MailOnline can reveal.

Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, 93, who was elected as prime minister for a second time in May, has visited Imperial College London and given a speech at Oxford University.

In 2012, Dr Mohamad said that he was ‘glad to be labelled anti-Semitic’ because Jews have the same ‘cruelty and hard-heartedness’ as Nazis.

His other vile quotes include ‘Jews run this world by proxy’ and ‘Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively’.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, is being fêted on a tour of Britain despite the fact that he is a self-confessed anti-Semite who has railed against ‘hook-nosed’ Jews

Dr Mohamad, elected as prime minister for a second time in May, has visited Imperial College London and given a speech at Oxford University

At a conference in 2010, he said: ‘Even after their massacre by the Nazis in Germany, [Jews] survived to be a source of even greater problems to the world.’

The anti-Semite’s whistle-stop tour of Britain kicked off on Monday with a visit to Imperial College, where he was welcomed by the Provost, Professor Ian Walmsley, and Vice President Professor Maggie Dallman.

The firebrand was then treated to a presentation by two fourth-year engineering students who showed off inventions such as a chess robot and skin for androids.

At no point was the Malaysian leader apparently confronted about his multiple inflammatory comments about Jews.

He then made his way to Oxford, where he gave a speech entitled ‘The Challenge of Good Governance in the Muslim World’ at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Next week, the controversial leader is due to return to Britain to give a speech at the distinguished think tank Chatham House.

A spokesman for the organisation said: ‘Chatham House provides a neutral convening environment. Attendance of a speaker does not imply endorsement.

‘A key condition of anyone speaking here is that speakers must participate in open Q&A.

‘As such, a speaker’s expressed views can be subjected to rigorous scrutiny and held to account in an on-the-record forum where media are also invited to ask questions.’

Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, said: ‘It is utterly appalling that at a time when antisemitism is so raw, a man who is proud to be an antisemite is being courted.

‘It is equally unforgivable that he was invited to tour our most prominent educational institutions and share his opinions with students.

‘Those who have extended the red carpet treatment to this abhorrent racist and self-confessed antisemite must apologise.

‘We are looking into whether universities may have breached their own codes on racist speakers.’

Imperial College London and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies did not respond to requests for comment.

Nonagenarian Dr Mohamad served as Malaysia’s prime minister between 1981 and 2003, and was re-elected for another term this year.

The son of a schoolmaster qualified as a doctor before turning to politics in 1964.

His anti-Semitism was evident from the start. In 1970, he wrote: ‘The Jews are not only hooked-nosed but understand money instinctively.

‘Jewish stinginess and financial wizardry gained them the economic control of Europe and provoked anti-Semitism which waxed and waned throughout Europe through the ages.’

In 1984, he cancelled a visit by the New York Philharmonic orchestra because it was intending to play music by a Jewish composer.

Two years later, he accused ‘Zionists’ and Jews of trying to subvert Malaysia through allegedly Jewish-controlled media, before banning the Asia Wall Street Journal, claiming it was ‘Jewish owned’.

His anti-Semitism first came to international attention when he gave a major speech attacking Jews days before he retired as prime minister in 2003.

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Der Großmufti von Jerusalem [Amin al Husseini] bei den bosnischen Freiwilligen der Waffen-SS. Der Großmufti ist auf dem Truppenübungsplatz ein[getroffen] und schreitet die Front der angetretenen Freiwilligen mit erhobenem Arm ab.

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Palestine, TX – Palestine, Texas Map & Directions – MapQuest

Palestine (/plstin/ pal-e-steen) is a city in Anderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 17,598, and 18,458 in the 2009 estimate. It is the county seat of Anderson County and is situated in East Texas. Palestine was named for Palestine, Illinois, by Daniel Parker.The largest employer is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which employs more than 3,900. Another 1,600 work at two Wal-Mart distribution centers. Other significant employers include a thriving medical and healthcare sector that tends to the large population of retirees.Palestine entered the news in February 2003, as one of the East Texas towns that received much of the debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, where seven astronauts were killed, including the first Israeli astronaut. Palestine is also home to the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (renamed after the shuttle crash), which has flown 1700 high-altitude balloons for universities and research agencies.

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Amazon.com: Hate Crimes [5 volumes] (Praeger Perspectives …

“Edited by criminologist Perry (Ontario Inst. of Tech), this wide-ranging collection of articles written by scholars and practitioners sheds considerable light on the victims and perpetrators of hate crimes. Hate crime, by definition, is ‘an assault against all members of stigmatized and marginalized communities.’ . . . BOTTOM LINE A vividly written collection of articles, this is highly recommended for university libraries and special libraries within government, law enforcement, law firms, news organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.” – Library Journal

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OSCE – ODIHR | Hate Crime Reporting

Hate crimes are criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards particular groups of people. To be considered a hate crime, the offence must meet two criteria. The first is that the act constitutes an offence under criminal law. Secondly, the act must have been motivated by bias.

This website presentsinformationfrom OSCE participating States, civil society and inter-governmental organizations abouthate crime. Information is categorised by the bias motivations OSCE/ODIHR has been mandated to report on by participating States.

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Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights …

Jonathan Rauch is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, a senior writer and columnist for National Journal, and a writer in residence at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books on public policy, culture, and economics, including Government’s End: Why Washington Stopped Working. His work has appeared in The New Republic, The Economist, Harper’s, Fortune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate, among other publications. He is vice president of the Independent Gay Forum and lives near Washington, D.C.

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Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror …

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Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger.

According to the author Michael Scheuer, the greatest danger for Americans confronting the Islamist threat is to believeat the urging of U.S. leadersthat Muslims attack us for what we are and what we think rather than for what we do.Blustering political rhetoric informs the public that the Islamists are offended by the Western worlds democratic freedoms, civil liberties, inter-mingling of genders, and separation of church and state. However, although aspects of the modern world may offend conservative Muslims, no Islamist leader has fomented jihad to destroy participatory democracy, for example, the national association of credit unions, or coed universities. Instead, a growing segment of the Islamic world strenuously disapproves of specific U.S. policies and their attendant military, political, and economic implications.

Capitalizing on growing anti-U.S. animosity, Osama bin Ladens genius lies not simply in calling for jihad, but in articulating a consistent and convincing case that Islam is under attack by America. Al Qaedas public statements condemn Americas protection of corrupt Muslim regimes, unqualified support for Israel, the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and a further litany of real-world grievances. Bin Ladens supporters thus identify their problem and believe their solution lies in war. Scheuer contends they will go to any length, not to destroy our secular, democratic way of life, but to deter what they view as specific attacks on their lands, their communities, and their religion. Unless U.S. leaders recognize this fact and adjust their policies abroad accordingly, even moderate Muslims will join the bin Laden camp.

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Black Power movement – Wikipedia

This article is about a social movement. For the slogan, see Black Power.

The Black Power movement emphasized racial pride, economic empowerment, and the creation of political and cultural institutions for black people in the United States.

The movement grew out of the Civil rights movement, as black activists experimented with forms of self-advocacy ranging from political lobbying to armed struggle. The Black Power movement served as a focal point for the view that reformist and pacifist elements of the Civil Rights Moment were not effective in changing race relations.

Motivated by a desire for safety and self-sufficiency that was not available inside redline neighborhoods, Black Power activists founded black-owned bookstores, food cooperatives, farms, media, printing presses, schools, clinics and ambulance services.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The international impact of the movement includes the Black Power Revolution in Trinidad and Tobago.[7]

While black American thinkers such as Robert F. Williams and Malcolm X influenced the early Black Power movement, the Black Panther Party and its views are widely seen as the cornerstone. It was influenced by philosophies such as pan-Africanism, black nationalism and socialism, as well as contemporary events like the Cuban Revolution and the decolonization of Africa.[8]

At the movement’s peak in the early 1970s, some of its more militant leaders were killed during conflicts with police, prompting many activists to abandon the movement.

The first popular use of the term “Black Power” as a social and racial slogan was by Stokely Carmichael (later known as Kwame Ture) and Willie Ricks (later known as Mukasa Dada), both organizers and spokespersons for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. On June 16, 1966, in a speech in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the March Against Fear, Carmichael led the marchers in a chant for black power that was televised nationally.[9]

By the late 1960s, Black Power came to represent the demand for more immediate violent action to counter American white supremacy. Most of these ideas were influenced by Malcolm X’s criticism of Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful protest methods. The 1965 assassination of Malcolm X coupled with the urban uprisings of 1964 and 1965 ignited the movement. New organizations that supported Black Power philosophies ranging from socialism to black nationalism, including the Black Panther Party, grew to prominence.[10]

The organization Nation of Islam began as a black nationalist movement in the 1930s, inspiring later groups.[11] Malcolm X is largely credited with the group’s dramatic increase in membership between the early 1950s and early 1960s (from 500 to 25,000 by one estimate; from 1,200 to 50,000 or 75,000 by another).[12][13] In March 1964, Malcolm X left the Nation due to disagreements with Elijah Muhammad; among other things, he cited his interest in working with other civil rights leaders, saying that Muhammad had prevented him from doing so.[14] Later, Malcolm X also said Muhammad had engaged in extramarital affairs with young Nation secretariesa serious violation of the group’s teachings.[15] On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed while speaking at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, New York.[16] Three Nation members were convicted of assassinating him.[17][18][19]

After the Watts riots in Los Angeles in 1965, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee decided to break its ties with the mainstream civil rights movement. They argued that blacks needed to build power of their own, rather than seek accommodations from the power structure in place. SNCC migrated from a philosophy of nonviolence to one of greater militancy after the mid-1960s.[20] The organization established ties with radical groups such as the Students for a Democratic Society.

In late October 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. In formulating a new politics, they drew on their experiences working with a variety of Black Power organizations.[21]

The Black Panther Party’s Ten-Point Program included point five, “We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present day society.” This sentiment was echoed in many of the other Black Power organizations; the inadequacy of black education had earlier been remarked on by W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Carter G. Woodson.

With this backdrop, Stokely Carmichael brought political education into his work with SNCC in the rural South. This included get-out-the-vote campaigns[22] and political literacy. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton used education to address the lack of identity in the black community. Seale had worked with youth in an after-school program before starting the Panthers. Through this new education and identity building, they believed they could empower black Americans to claim their freedom.

The Black Panther Party initially utilized open-carry gun laws to protect party members and local black communities from law enforcement. Party members also recorded incidents of police brutality by distantly following police cars around neighborhoods.[23] Numbers grew slightly starting in February 1967, when the party provided an armed escort at the San Francisco airport for Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s widow and keynote speaker at conference held in his honor.[24] By 1967, the SNCC began to fall apart due to policy disputes in its leadership and many members left for the Black Panthers.[25] Throughout 1967 the Panthers staged rallies and disrupted the California State Assembly with armed marchers.[26] In late 1967 the FBI developed COINTELPRO to investigate black nationalist groups and other civil rights leaders.[27] By 1969, the Black Panthers and their allies had become primary COINTELPRO targets, singled out in 233 of the 295 authorized “black nationalist” COINTELPRO actions. In 1968 the Republic of New Afrika was founded, a separatist group seeking a black country in the southern United States, only to dissolve by the early 1970s.

By 1968, many Black Panther leaders had been arrested, including founder Huey Newton for the murder of a police officer (Newton’s proseuction was eventually dismissed), yet membership surged. Black Panthers later engaged the police in a firefight in a Los Angeles gas station. In the same year, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, creating nationwide riots, the widest wave of social unrest since the American Civil War.[28] In Cleveland, Ohio, the “Republic of New Libya” engaged the police in the Glenville shootout, which was followed by rioting.[29] The year also marked the start of the White Panther Party, a group of whites dedicated to the cause of the Black Panthers. Founders Pun Plamondon and John Sinclair were arrested, but eventually freed, in connection to the bombing of a Central Intelligence Agency office in Ann Arbor, Michigan that September.[30]

By 1969, the Black Panthers began purging members due to fear of law enforcement infiltration and engaged in multiple gunfights with police, and one with a black nationalist organization. The Panthers continued their “Free Huey” campaign internationally. In the spirit of rising militancy, the League of Revolutionary Black Workers was formed in Detroit, which supported labor rights and black liberation.

In 1970 the Honorary Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party, Stokely Carmichael, traveled to various countries to discuss methods to resist “American imperialism”.[31] In Trinidad, the black power movement had escalated into the Black Power Revolution in which many Afro-Trinidadians forced the government of Trinidad to give into reforms. Later many Panthers visited Algeria to discuss Pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism. In the same year former Black Panthers formed the Black Liberation Army to continue a violent revolution rather than the party’s new reform movements.[32] On October 22, 1970, the Black Liberation Army is believed to have planted a bomb in St. Brendan’s Church in San Francisco while it was full of mourners attending the funeral of San Francisco police officer Harold Hamilton, who had been killed in the line of duty while responding to a bank robbery. The bomb was detonated, but no one in the church suffered serious injuries.[33]

In 1971, several Panther officials fled the U.S. due to police concerns. This was the only active year of the Black Revolutionary Assault Team, a group that bombed the New York South African consular office in protest of apartheid. On September 20 it placed bombs at the UN Missions of Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and the Republic of Malawi.[34] In February 1971, ideological splits within the Black Panther Party between leaders Newton and Eldridge Cleaver led to two factions within the party; the conflict turned violent and four people were killed in a series of assassinations.[35] On May 21, 1971, five Black Liberation Army members participated in the shootings of two New York City police officers, Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones. Those brought to trial for the shootings include Anthony Bottom (also known as Jalil Muntaqim), Albert Washington, Francisco Torres, Gabriel Torres, and Herman Bell.[citation needed]

During the jail sentence of White Panther John Sinclair a “Free John” concert took place, including John Lennon and Stevie Wonder. Sinclair was released two days later. On August 29, three BLA members murdered San Francisco police sergeant John Victor Young at his police station. Two days later, the San Francisco Chronicle received a letter signed by the BLA claiming responsibility for the attack.[citation needed] Late in the year Huey Newton visited China for meetings on Maoist theory and anti-imperialism.[36] Black Power icon George Jackson attempted to escape from prison in August, killing seven hostage only to be killed himself.[37] Jackson’s death triggered the Attica Prison uprising which was later ended in a bloody siege. On November 3 Officer James R. Greene of the Atlanta Police Department was shot and killed in his patrol van at a gas station by Black Liberation Army members.[38]

1972 was the year Newton shut down many Black Panther chapters and held a party meeting in Oakland, California. On January 27, the Black Liberation Army assassinated police officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie in New York City. After the killings, a note sent to authorities portrayed the murders as a retaliation for the prisoner deaths during 1971 Attica prison riot. To date no arrests have been made.[citation needed] In the same year, MOVE was founded and engaged in demonstrations for environmentalism and black power.[39][self-published source] On July 31, five armed BLA members hijacked Delta Air Lines Flight 841, eventually collecting a ransom of $1 million and diverting the plane, after passengers were released, to Algeria. The authorities there seized the ransom but allowed the group to flee. Four were eventually caught by French authorities in Paris, where they were convicted of various crimes, but one George Wright remained a fugitive until September 26, 2011, when he was captured in Portugal.[40] After being accused of murdering a prostitute in 1974, Huey Newton fled to Cuba. Elaine Brown became party leader and embarked on an election campaign.[41]

In the late 1970s a rebel group named after the killed prisoner formed the George Jackson Brigade. From March 1975 to December 1977, the Brigade robbed at least seven banks and detonated about 20 pipe bombs mainly targeting government buildings, electric power facilities, Safeway stores, and companies accused of racism. In 1977, Newton returned from exile in Cuba. Shortly afterward, Elaine Brown resigned from the party and fled to Los Angeles.[42] The Party fell apart, leaving only a few members.[43]

MOVE became a communal living group. When police raided their house a firefight broke out; one officer was killed, seven other police officers, five firefighters, three MOVE members, and three bystanders were also injured.[44]In another high-profile incident of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, Zayd Shakur and Sundiata Acoli were said to have opened fire on state troopers in New Jersey after being pulled over for a broken taillight. Zayd Shakur and state trooper Werner Foerster were both killed during the exchange. Following her capture, Assata Shakur was tried in six different criminal trials. According to Shakur, she was beaten and tortured during her incarceration in a number of different federal and state prisons. The charges ranged from kidnapping to assault and battery to bank robbery. Assata Shakur was found guilty of the murder of both Foerster and her companion Zayd Shakur, but escaped prison in 1979 and eventually fled to Cuba and received political asylum. Acoli was convicted of killing Foerster and sentenced to life in prison.

In 1978 a group of Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground members formed named the May 19th Communist Organization, or M19CO. It also included members of the Black Panthers and the Republic of New Africa.[45][46] In 1979 three M19CO members walked into the visitor’s center at the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women near Clinton, New Jersey. They took two guards hostage and freed Shakur. Several months later M19CO arranged for the escape of William Morales, a member of Puerto Rican separatist group Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacin Nacional Puertorriquea from Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where he was recovering after a bomb he was building exploded in his hands.[45]

Over the 1980s the Black Power movement continued despite a decline in its popularity and organization memberships. The Black Liberation Army was active in the US until at least 1981 when a Brinks truck robbery, conducted with support from former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, left a guard and two police officers dead. Boudin and Gilbert, along with several BLA members, were subsequently arrested.[47] M19CO engaged in a bombing campaign in the 1980s. They targeted a series of government and commercial buildings, including the U.S. Senate. On November 3, 1984, two members of the M19CO, Susan Rosenberg and Timothy Blunk, were arrested at a mini-warehouse they had rented in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Police recovered more than 100 blasting caps, nearly 200 sticks of dynamite, more than 100 cartridges of gel explosive, and 24 bags of blasting agent from the warehouse. The M19CO alliance’s last bombing was on February 23, 1985, at the Policemen’s Benevolent Association in New York City.

MOVE had relocated to Philadelphia after the earlier shootout. On May 13, 1985, the police, along with city manager Leo Brooks, arrived with arrest warrants and attempted to clear the building and arrest the indicted MOVE members.[48] This led to an armed standoff with police,[49] who lobbed tear gas canisters at the building. MOVE members shot at the police, who returned fire with automatic weapons.[50] The police then bombed the house, causing a large fire.[50][48])[51]

In 1989, well into the waning years of the movement, the New Black Panther Party formed. In the same year on August 22, Huey P. Newton was fatally shot outside by 24-year-old Black Guerilla Family member Tyrone Robinson.[52]

After the 1970s the Black Power movement saw a decline, but not an end. In the year 1998 the Black Radical Congress was founded, with debatable effects. The Black Riders Liberation Party was created by Bloods and Crips gang members as an attempt to recreate the Black Panther Party in 1996. The group has spread, creating chapters in cities across the United States, and frequently staging paramilitary marches.[53] During the 2008 presidential election New Black Panther Party members were accused voter intimidation at a polling station in a predominantly black, Democratic voting district of Philadelphia.[54] After the politically upsetting shooting of Trayvon Martin black power paramilitaries formed, including the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, African American Defense League, and the New Black Liberation Militia, all staging armed marches and military training.[citation needed]

Some have compared the modern movement Black Lives Matter to the Black Power movement, noting its similarities.[55]

Just as Black Power activists focused on community control of schools and politics, the movement took a major interest in creating and controlling its own media institutions. Most famously, the Black Panther Party produced the Black Panther newspaper, which proved to be one of the BPP’s most influential tools for disseminating its message and recruiting new members.

WAFR was launched in September 1971 as the first public, community-based black radio station. The Durham, North Carolina, station broadcast until 1976, but influenced later activist radio stations including WPFW in Washington, D.C. and WRFG in Atlanta.[56]

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Iran President Knocks America, Trump Over U.N. Speech: U.S. Has ‘No Achievements’

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani responded to President Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations by saying that America, contrary to what Trump said, has absolutely “no achievements” to list. Rouhani’s remarks came on the heels of Trump’s widely watched presentation to the United Nations, during which he said his White House has ushered in more successes than almost any previous administration. The anti-U.S. entities at the United Nations laughed. Watch here: But it’s true: This president has indeed been an “America First” leader. And that’s why the United Nations hates him. That’s also why Rouhani and Iran destest him, too. From the Algemeiner: The United States was not able to register any achievements at the United Nations General Assembly meeting which took place this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday. Rouhani and US President Donald Trump exchanged threats and insults during their speeches at the UN assembly. “The Americans had no achievements in this public assembly,” Rouhani said at a news conference broadcast on state TV on his return to Tehran. The assembly had shown America’s isolation, he added. “When Mr. Trump was speaking and at the beginning of his speech bragged a lot about the accomplishments of his two year old administration, everyone laughed.” “What’s important is that today, other than one or two countries, no one is supporting America,” he said. “It’s a historic political isolation that is rare for America.”

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VICIOUS Anti-Semitic Muslim Prime Minister who railed against ‘hook-nosed Jews’ is being given a feted tour of Britain

The gall of this antisemite, who compares Jews to Nazis. How many Jews were in the Handscharr SS Division – my mistake, they were all Muslims. More Muslim outreach and tolerance for “moderate” Malaysia. Revealed: Anti-Semitic Malaysian Prime Minister who railed against ‘hook-nosed Jews’ taking over Europe is being given a feted tour of Britain Malaysia’s PM Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, 93, is being feted on a tour of Britain He visited Imperial College where he met dignitaries and has given a speech at Oxford University His visit has caused controversy because the PM is a self-confessed anti-Semite In 2012, Dr Mohamad said that he was ‘glad to be labelled anti-Semitic’ because Jews have the same ‘cruelty and hard-heartedness’ as Nazis His other vile quotes include ‘Jews run this world by proxy’ and ‘Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively’ By Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Global Editor, Daily Mail, 28 September 2018: The prime minister of Malaysia is being fêted on a tour of Britain despite the fact that he is a self-confessed anti-Semite who has railed against ‘hook-nosed’ Jews, MailOnline can reveal. Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, 93, who was elected as prime minister for a second time in May, has visited Imperial College London and given a speech at Oxford University. In 2012, Dr Mohamad said that he was ‘glad to be labelled anti-Semitic’ because Jews have the same ‘cruelty and hard-heartedness’ as Nazis. His other vile quotes include ‘Jews run this world by proxy’ and ‘Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively’. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, is being fêted on a tour of Britain despite the fact that he is a self-confessed anti-Semite who has railed against ‘hook-nosed’ Jews Dr Mohamad, elected as prime minister for a second time in May, has visited Imperial College London and given a speech at Oxford University At a conference in 2010, he said: ‘Even after their massacre by the Nazis in Germany, [Jews] survived to be a source of even greater problems to the world.’ The anti-Semite’s whistle-stop tour of Britain kicked off on Monday with a visit to Imperial College, where he was welcomed by the Provost, Professor Ian Walmsley, and Vice President Professor Maggie Dallman. The firebrand was then treated to a presentation by two fourth-year engineering students who showed off inventions such as a chess robot and skin for androids. At no point was the Malaysian leader apparently confronted about his multiple inflammatory comments about Jews. He then made his way to Oxford, where he gave a speech entitled ‘The Challenge of Good Governance in the Muslim World’ at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Next week, the controversial leader is due to return to Britain to give a speech at the distinguished think tank Chatham House. A spokesman for the organisation said: ‘Chatham House provides a neutral convening environment. Attendance of a speaker does not imply endorsement. ‘A key condition of anyone speaking here is that speakers must participate in open Q&A. ‘As such, a speaker’s expressed views can be subjected to rigorous scrutiny and held to account in an on-the-record forum where media are also invited to ask questions.’ Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, said: ‘It is utterly appalling that at a time when antisemitism is so raw, a man who is proud to be an antisemite is being courted. ‘It is equally unforgivable that he was invited to tour our most prominent educational institutions and share his opinions with students. ‘Those who have extended the red carpet treatment to this abhorrent racist and self-confessed antisemite must apologise. ‘We are looking into whether universities may have breached their own codes on racist speakers.’ Imperial College London and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies did not respond to requests for comment. Nonagenarian Dr Mohamad served as Malaysia’s prime minister between 1981 and 2003, and was re-elected for another term this year. The son of a schoolmaster qualified as a doctor before turning to politics in 1964. His anti-Semitism was evident from the start. In 1970, he wrote: ‘The Jews are not only hooked-nosed but understand money instinctively. ‘Jewish stinginess and financial wizardry gained them the economic control of Europe and provoked anti-Semitism which waxed and waned throughout Europe through the ages.’ In 1984, he cancelled a visit by the New York Philharmonic orchestra because it was intending to play music by a Jewish composer. Two years later, he accused ‘Zionists’ and Jews of trying to subvert Malaysia through allegedly Jewish-controlled media, before banning the Asia Wall Street Journal, claiming it was ‘Jewish owned’. His anti-Semitism first came to international attention when he gave a major speech attacking Jews days before he retired as prime minister in 2003. Muslim armies for Hitler: Der Großmufti von Jerusalem [Amin al Husseini] bei den bosnischen Freiwilligen der Waffen-SS. Der Großmufti ist auf dem Truppenübungsplatz ein[getroffen] und schreitet die Front der angetretenen Freiwilligen mit erhobenem Arm ab.

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Palestine, TX – Palestine, Texas Map & Directions – MapQuest

Palestine (/plstin/ pal-e-steen) is a city in Anderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 17,598, and 18,458 in the 2009 estimate. It is the county seat of Anderson County and is situated in East Texas. Palestine was named for Palestine, Illinois, by Daniel Parker.The largest employer is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which employs more than 3,900. Another 1,600 work at two Wal-Mart distribution centers. Other significant employers include a thriving medical and healthcare sector that tends to the large population of retirees.Palestine entered the news in February 2003, as one of the East Texas towns that received much of the debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, where seven astronauts were killed, including the first Israeli astronaut. Palestine is also home to the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (renamed after the shuttle crash), which has flown 1700 high-altitude balloons for universities and research agencies.

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“Edited by criminologist Perry (Ontario Inst. of Tech), this wide-ranging collection of articles written by scholars and practitioners sheds considerable light on the victims and perpetrators of hate crimes. Hate crime, by definition, is ‘an assault against all members of stigmatized and marginalized communities.’ . . . BOTTOM LINE A vividly written collection of articles, this is highly recommended for university libraries and special libraries within government, law enforcement, law firms, news organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.” – Library Journal “This title is recommended for larger public libraries, as well as college, university, and law libraries.” – Catholic Library World

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OSCE – ODIHR | Hate Crime Reporting

Hate crimes are criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards particular groups of people. To be considered a hate crime, the offence must meet two criteria. The first is that the act constitutes an offence under criminal law. Secondly, the act must have been motivated by bias. This website presentsinformationfrom OSCE participating States, civil society and inter-governmental organizations abouthate crime. Information is categorised by the bias motivations OSCE/ODIHR has been mandated to report on by participating States.

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Jonathan Rauch is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, a senior writer and columnist for National Journal, and a writer in residence at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books on public policy, culture, and economics, including Government’s End: Why Washington Stopped Working. His work has appeared in The New Republic, The Economist, Harper’s, Fortune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate, among other publications. He is vice president of the Independent Gay Forum and lives near Washington, D.C.

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Known For (1974) (2002) (1990) (2013) Alternate Names: Dr. Simon Wiesenthal Height:6′(1.83m) Personal Quote: When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial

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Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror …

Access a Comprehensive Bibliography Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger. According to the author Michael Scheuer, the greatest danger for Americans confronting the Islamist threat is to believeat the urging of U.S. leadersthat Muslims attack us for what we are and what we think rather than for what we do.Blustering political rhetoric informs the public that the Islamists are offended by the Western worlds democratic freedoms, civil liberties, inter-mingling of genders, and separation of church and state. However, although aspects of the modern world may offend conservative Muslims, no Islamist leader has fomented jihad to destroy participatory democracy, for example, the national association of credit unions, or coed universities. Instead, a growing segment of the Islamic world strenuously disapproves of specific U.S. policies and their attendant military, political, and economic implications. Capitalizing on growing anti-U.S. animosity, Osama bin Ladens genius lies not simply in calling for jihad, but in articulating a consistent and convincing case that Islam is under attack by America. Al Qaedas public statements condemn Americas protection of corrupt Muslim regimes, unqualified support for Israel, the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and a further litany of real-world grievances. Bin Ladens supporters thus identify their problem and believe their solution lies in war. Scheuer contends they will go to any length, not to destroy our secular, democratic way of life, but to deter what they view as specific attacks on their lands, their communities, and their religion. Unless U.S. leaders recognize this fact and adjust their policies abroad accordingly, even moderate Muslims will join the bin Laden camp.

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Black Power movement – Wikipedia

This article is about a social movement. For the slogan, see Black Power. The Black Power movement emphasized racial pride, economic empowerment, and the creation of political and cultural institutions for black people in the United States. The movement grew out of the Civil rights movement, as black activists experimented with forms of self-advocacy ranging from political lobbying to armed struggle. The Black Power movement served as a focal point for the view that reformist and pacifist elements of the Civil Rights Moment were not effective in changing race relations. Motivated by a desire for safety and self-sufficiency that was not available inside redline neighborhoods, Black Power activists founded black-owned bookstores, food cooperatives, farms, media, printing presses, schools, clinics and ambulance services.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The international impact of the movement includes the Black Power Revolution in Trinidad and Tobago.[7] While black American thinkers such as Robert F. Williams and Malcolm X influenced the early Black Power movement, the Black Panther Party and its views are widely seen as the cornerstone. It was influenced by philosophies such as pan-Africanism, black nationalism and socialism, as well as contemporary events like the Cuban Revolution and the decolonization of Africa.[8] At the movement’s peak in the early 1970s, some of its more militant leaders were killed during conflicts with police, prompting many activists to abandon the movement. The first popular use of the term “Black Power” as a social and racial slogan was by Stokely Carmichael (later known as Kwame Ture) and Willie Ricks (later known as Mukasa Dada), both organizers and spokespersons for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. On June 16, 1966, in a speech in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the March Against Fear, Carmichael led the marchers in a chant for black power that was televised nationally.[9] By the late 1960s, Black Power came to represent the demand for more immediate violent action to counter American white supremacy. Most of these ideas were influenced by Malcolm X’s criticism of Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful protest methods. The 1965 assassination of Malcolm X coupled with the urban uprisings of 1964 and 1965 ignited the movement. New organizations that supported Black Power philosophies ranging from socialism to black nationalism, including the Black Panther Party, grew to prominence.[10] The organization Nation of Islam began as a black nationalist movement in the 1930s, inspiring later groups.[11] Malcolm X is largely credited with the group’s dramatic increase in membership between the early 1950s and early 1960s (from 500 to 25,000 by one estimate; from 1,200 to 50,000 or 75,000 by another).[12][13] In March 1964, Malcolm X left the Nation due to disagreements with Elijah Muhammad; among other things, he cited his interest in working with other civil rights leaders, saying that Muhammad had prevented him from doing so.[14] Later, Malcolm X also said Muhammad had engaged in extramarital affairs with young Nation secretariesa serious violation of the group’s teachings.[15] On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed while speaking at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, New York.[16] Three Nation members were convicted of assassinating him.[17][18][19] After the Watts riots in Los Angeles in 1965, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee decided to break its ties with the mainstream civil rights movement. They argued that blacks needed to build power of their own, rather than seek accommodations from the power structure in place. SNCC migrated from a philosophy of nonviolence to one of greater militancy after the mid-1960s.[20] The organization established ties with radical groups such as the Students for a Democratic Society. In late October 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. In formulating a new politics, they drew on their experiences working with a variety of Black Power organizations.[21] The Black Panther Party’s Ten-Point Program included point five, “We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present day society.” This sentiment was echoed in many of the other Black Power organizations; the inadequacy of black education had earlier been remarked on by W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Carter G. Woodson. With this backdrop, Stokely Carmichael brought political education into his work with SNCC in the rural South. This included get-out-the-vote campaigns[22] and political literacy. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton used education to address the lack of identity in the black community. Seale had worked with youth in an after-school program before starting the Panthers. Through this new education and identity building, they believed they could empower black Americans to claim their freedom. The Black Panther Party initially utilized open-carry gun laws to protect party members and local black communities from law enforcement. Party members also recorded incidents of police brutality by distantly following police cars around neighborhoods.[23] Numbers grew slightly starting in February 1967, when the party provided an armed escort at the San Francisco airport for Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s widow and keynote speaker at conference held in his honor.[24] By 1967, the SNCC began to fall apart due to policy disputes in its leadership and many members left for the Black Panthers.[25] Throughout 1967 the Panthers staged rallies and disrupted the California State Assembly with armed marchers.[26] In late 1967 the FBI developed COINTELPRO to investigate black nationalist groups and other civil rights leaders.[27] By 1969, the Black Panthers and their allies had become primary COINTELPRO targets, singled out in 233 of the 295 authorized “black nationalist” COINTELPRO actions. In 1968 the Republic of New Afrika was founded, a separatist group seeking a black country in the southern United States, only to dissolve by the early 1970s. By 1968, many Black Panther leaders had been arrested, including founder Huey Newton for the murder of a police officer (Newton’s proseuction was eventually dismissed), yet membership surged. Black Panthers later engaged the police in a firefight in a Los Angeles gas station. In the same year, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, creating nationwide riots, the widest wave of social unrest since the American Civil War.[28] In Cleveland, Ohio, the “Republic of New Libya” engaged the police in the Glenville shootout, which was followed by rioting.[29] The year also marked the start of the White Panther Party, a group of whites dedicated to the cause of the Black Panthers. Founders Pun Plamondon and John Sinclair were arrested, but eventually freed, in connection to the bombing of a Central Intelligence Agency office in Ann Arbor, Michigan that September.[30] By 1969, the Black Panthers began purging members due to fear of law enforcement infiltration and engaged in multiple gunfights with police, and one with a black nationalist organization. The Panthers continued their “Free Huey” campaign internationally. In the spirit of rising militancy, the League of Revolutionary Black Workers was formed in Detroit, which supported labor rights and black liberation. In 1970 the Honorary Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party, Stokely Carmichael, traveled to various countries to discuss methods to resist “American imperialism”.[31] In Trinidad, the black power movement had escalated into the Black Power Revolution in which many Afro-Trinidadians forced the government of Trinidad to give into reforms. Later many Panthers visited Algeria to discuss Pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism. In the same year former Black Panthers formed the Black Liberation Army to continue a violent revolution rather than the party’s new reform movements.[32] On October 22, 1970, the Black Liberation Army is believed to have planted a bomb in St. Brendan’s Church in San Francisco while it was full of mourners attending the funeral of San Francisco police officer Harold Hamilton, who had been killed in the line of duty while responding to a bank robbery. The bomb was detonated, but no one in the church suffered serious injuries.[33] In 1971, several Panther officials fled the U.S. due to police concerns. This was the only active year of the Black Revolutionary Assault Team, a group that bombed the New York South African consular office in protest of apartheid. On September 20 it placed bombs at the UN Missions of Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and the Republic of Malawi.[34] In February 1971, ideological splits within the Black Panther Party between leaders Newton and Eldridge Cleaver led to two factions within the party; the conflict turned violent and four people were killed in a series of assassinations.[35] On May 21, 1971, five Black Liberation Army members participated in the shootings of two New York City police officers, Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones. Those brought to trial for the shootings include Anthony Bottom (also known as Jalil Muntaqim), Albert Washington, Francisco Torres, Gabriel Torres, and Herman Bell.[citation needed] During the jail sentence of White Panther John Sinclair a “Free John” concert took place, including John Lennon and Stevie Wonder. Sinclair was released two days later. On August 29, three BLA members murdered San Francisco police sergeant John Victor Young at his police station. Two days later, the San Francisco Chronicle received a letter signed by the BLA claiming responsibility for the attack.[citation needed] Late in the year Huey Newton visited China for meetings on Maoist theory and anti-imperialism.[36] Black Power icon George Jackson attempted to escape from prison in August, killing seven hostage only to be killed himself.[37] Jackson’s death triggered the Attica Prison uprising which was later ended in a bloody siege. On November 3 Officer James R. Greene of the Atlanta Police Department was shot and killed in his patrol van at a gas station by Black Liberation Army members.[38] 1972 was the year Newton shut down many Black Panther chapters and held a party meeting in Oakland, California. On January 27, the Black Liberation Army assassinated police officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie in New York City. After the killings, a note sent to authorities portrayed the murders as a retaliation for the prisoner deaths during 1971 Attica prison riot. To date no arrests have been made.[citation needed] In the same year, MOVE was founded and engaged in demonstrations for environmentalism and black power.[39][self-published source] On July 31, five armed BLA members hijacked Delta Air Lines Flight 841, eventually collecting a ransom of $1 million and diverting the plane, after passengers were released, to Algeria. The authorities there seized the ransom but allowed the group to flee. Four were eventually caught by French authorities in Paris, where they were convicted of various crimes, but one George Wright remained a fugitive until September 26, 2011, when he was captured in Portugal.[40] After being accused of murdering a prostitute in 1974, Huey Newton fled to Cuba. Elaine Brown became party leader and embarked on an election campaign.[41] In the late 1970s a rebel group named after the killed prisoner formed the George Jackson Brigade. From March 1975 to December 1977, the Brigade robbed at least seven banks and detonated about 20 pipe bombs mainly targeting government buildings, electric power facilities, Safeway stores, and companies accused of racism. In 1977, Newton returned from exile in Cuba. Shortly afterward, Elaine Brown resigned from the party and fled to Los Angeles.[42] The Party fell apart, leaving only a few members.[43] MOVE became a communal living group. When police raided their house a firefight broke out; one officer was killed, seven other police officers, five firefighters, three MOVE members, and three bystanders were also injured.[44]In another high-profile incident of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, Zayd Shakur and Sundiata Acoli were said to have opened fire on state troopers in New Jersey after being pulled over for a broken taillight. Zayd Shakur and state trooper Werner Foerster were both killed during the exchange. Following her capture, Assata Shakur was tried in six different criminal trials. According to Shakur, she was beaten and tortured during her incarceration in a number of different federal and state prisons. The charges ranged from kidnapping to assault and battery to bank robbery. Assata Shakur was found guilty of the murder of both Foerster and her companion Zayd Shakur, but escaped prison in 1979 and eventually fled to Cuba and received political asylum. Acoli was convicted of killing Foerster and sentenced to life in prison. In 1978 a group of Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground members formed named the May 19th Communist Organization, or M19CO. It also included members of the Black Panthers and the Republic of New Africa.[45][46] In 1979 three M19CO members walked into the visitor’s center at the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women near Clinton, New Jersey. They took two guards hostage and freed Shakur. Several months later M19CO arranged for the escape of William Morales, a member of Puerto Rican separatist group Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacin Nacional Puertorriquea from Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where he was recovering after a bomb he was building exploded in his hands.[45] Over the 1980s the Black Power movement continued despite a decline in its popularity and organization memberships. The Black Liberation Army was active in the US until at least 1981 when a Brinks truck robbery, conducted with support from former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, left a guard and two police officers dead. Boudin and Gilbert, along with several BLA members, were subsequently arrested.[47] M19CO engaged in a bombing campaign in the 1980s. They targeted a series of government and commercial buildings, including the U.S. Senate. On November 3, 1984, two members of the M19CO, Susan Rosenberg and Timothy Blunk, were arrested at a mini-warehouse they had rented in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Police recovered more than 100 blasting caps, nearly 200 sticks of dynamite, more than 100 cartridges of gel explosive, and 24 bags of blasting agent from the warehouse. The M19CO alliance’s last bombing was on February 23, 1985, at the Policemen’s Benevolent Association in New York City. MOVE had relocated to Philadelphia after the earlier shootout. On May 13, 1985, the police, along with city manager Leo Brooks, arrived with arrest warrants and attempted to clear the building and arrest the indicted MOVE members.[48] This led to an armed standoff with police,[49] who lobbed tear gas canisters at the building. MOVE members shot at the police, who returned fire with automatic weapons.[50] The police then bombed the house, causing a large fire.[50][48])[51] In 1989, well into the waning years of the movement, the New Black Panther Party formed. In the same year on August 22, Huey P. Newton was fatally shot outside by 24-year-old Black Guerilla Family member Tyrone Robinson.[52] After the 1970s the Black Power movement saw a decline, but not an end. In the year 1998 the Black Radical Congress was founded, with debatable effects. The Black Riders Liberation Party was created by Bloods and Crips gang members as an attempt to recreate the Black Panther Party in 1996. The group has spread, creating chapters in cities across the United States, and frequently staging paramilitary marches.[53] During the 2008 presidential election New Black Panther Party members were accused voter intimidation at a polling station in a predominantly black, Democratic voting district of Philadelphia.[54] After the politically upsetting shooting of Trayvon Martin black power paramilitaries formed, including the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, African American Defense League, and the New Black Liberation Militia, all staging armed marches and military training.[citation needed] Some have compared the modern movement Black Lives Matter to the Black Power movement, noting its similarities.[55] Just as Black Power activists focused on community control of schools and politics, the movement took a major interest in creating and controlling its own media institutions. Most famously, the Black Panther Party produced the Black Panther newspaper, which proved to be one of the BPP’s most influential tools for disseminating its message and recruiting new members. WAFR was launched in September 1971 as the first public, community-based black radio station. The Durham, North Carolina, station broadcast until 1976, but influenced later activist radio stations including WPFW in Washington, D.C. and WRFG in Atlanta.[56]

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