Malcolm, Michael & (Ban Ki) Moon

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#MalcolmX, #MichaelBrown & The #UnitedNations | “…The United Nations has what’s known as the charter of human rights; it has a committee that deals in human rights. You may wonder why all of the atrocities that have been committed in Africa and in Hungary and in Asia, and in Latin America are brought before the UN, and the Negro problem is never brought before the UN. This is part of the conspiracy. This old, liberal who is supposed to be your and my friend, supposed to be in our corner, supposed to be subsidizing our struggle, and supposed to be acting in the capacity of an adviser, never tells you anything about human rights. They keep you wrapped up in civil rights. And you spend so much time barking up the civil-rights tree, you don’t even know there’s a human-rights tree on the same floor.

When you expand the civil-rights struggle to the level of human rights, you can then take the case of the black man in this country before the nations in the UN. You can take it before the General Assembly. You can take Uncle Sam before a world court. But the only level you can do it on is the level of human rights. Civil rights keeps you under his restrictions, under his jurisdiction. Civil rights keeps you in his pocket. Civil rights means you’re asking Uncle Sam to treat you right. Human rights are something you were born with. Human rights are your God-given rights. Human rights are the rights that are recognized by all nations of this earth. And any time anyone violates your human rights, you can take them to the world court.

Uncle Sam’s hands are dripping with blood, dripping with the blood of the black man in this country. He’s the earth’s number-one hypocrite. He has the audacity — yes, he has — imagine him posing as the leader of the free world. The free world! And you over here singing “We Shall Overcome.” Expand the civil-rights struggle to the level of human rights. Take it into the United Nations, where our African brothers can throw their weight on our side, where our Asian brothers can throw their weight on our side, where our Latin-American brothers can throw their weight on our side, and where 800 million Chinamen are sitting there waiting to throw their weight on our side.

Let the world know how bloody his hands are. Let the world know the hypocrisy that’s practiced over here. Let it be the ballot or the bullet. Let him know that it must be the ballot or the bullet.

When you take your case to Washington, D.C., you’re taking it to the criminal who’s responsible; it’s like running from the wolf to the fox. They’re all in cahoots together. They all work political chicanery and make you look like a chump before the eyes of the world. Here you are walking around in America, getting ready to be drafted and sent abroad, like a tin soldier, and when you get over there, people ask you what are you fighting for, and you have to stick your tongue in your cheek. No, take Uncle Sam to court, take him before the world…” – Malcolm X / ‘The Ballot or the Bullet’ / 1964.

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‪#‎REGIMECHANGE: The Farrakhan Affidavits

 Back in 2006, I put together this lengthy polemic that picks apart Louis Farrakhan’s narrative of the Malcolm X assassination and concludes that the NOI leader was ‘less than candid’ when he delivered his ‘What Really Happened’ sermons at Malcolm X College (1990) and Saviours Day (1993). I feel the time has come to share it with those of us engaged in the campaign to secure the publication of the Malcolm X files. The YouTube page for the video features a lengthy summary of the presentation’s content (complete with time stamps) and will hopefully prove useful to those not acquainted with the subject.

With reports that Mr Farrakhan has arrived in Jamaica to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 1995 ‘Million Man March’ the time has come for the NOI leader to practice the ‘atonement’ he preaches by fully confessing his role in the cowardly 21st February 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. In addition, Mr Farrakhan must publish all of the NOI’s membership records on the Malcolm X killers: William X Bradley, Leon Davis, Talmadge Hayer, Albert Benjamin Thomas and Wilbert McKinney – as well as its files on former Newark Mosque #25 lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart who has recently emerged as a person of interest where the Malcolm X assassination is concerned. Having acknowledged his own role in setting the stage for Malcolm’s assassination – and in light of the historical guilt borne by Muhammad’s Mosque #25 in New Jersey for producing the assassins who carried out the atrocity – both Mr Farrakhan as well as the serving minister of Mosque #25 have a profound moral obligation to march a battalion of FOI soldiers down to William X Bradley’s First Class Championship Development Center located at 936 Bergen Street in Newark and demand that he immediately surrender himself to the authorities. As former participants, in one form or another, in the murder of Malcolm X, Mr Farrakhan and Newark’s Mosque #25 must now lead the world in bringing closure to this tragic episode. 3rd December 2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s legendary address at Oxford University in which he delivered a clarion call to all mankind to unite in creating a better world. Sadly, that date also marks the 50th anniversary of Louis Farrakhan’s homicidal screed in the Muhammad Speaks newspaper in which the NOI leader declared that a man as heroic and noble as Malcolm X was “worthy of death”. It’s time for Mr Farrakhan to ATONE.

THE MATRIX vs THE MINISTER

Hollywood actor Harry Lennix (who plays Commander Lock in ‘Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions’ and General Swarnick in ‘Man of Steel’ and the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’) confronts Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan about his claims that Elijah Muhammad supersedes Prophet Muhammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh as the final messenger of God. This encounter, via Skype, was aired on 12th October 2014 on the Muhammad and Friends cable TV show.

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21st February 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Malcolm X assassination and we demand that Louis Farrakhan publish all of the NOI’s files and records, in full and without alteration, on the five known assassins of Malcolm X: William X Bradley, Leon Davis, Talmadge Hayer, Albert Benjamin Thomas and Wilbert McKinney. In addition, we demand that Mr Farrakhan make available to the public all of the NOI’s files and records on former Fruit of Islam (FOI) lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart who has recently emerged as a person of interest where the Malcolm X assassination is concerned. We are also appealing to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to publish all US federal government files and records, without alteration or redaction, relating to the 1965 crime.

PETITION: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-obama-publish-all-federal-records-on-the-malcolm-x-assassination-without-redaction-or-alteration

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Black is the new Blue

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‘…Not only would (the election of Adam Afriyie as PM) make British political history, but by virtue of the fact that his victory would instantly vault him to the perch of becoming, by default, the first black leader of a European state in the annals of its continental existence, would likely deliver a louder thunderclap and convulse the planet with greater cyclonic force than the 2008 election of US President Barack Obama…

…But mightn’t Mr Afriyie’s candidacy fall victim to a slumbering British variant of America’s so-called ‘Bradley Effect’ and thus set us all up for an epic let-down come the morning of May 8th? Many feared the same prospect lay in store for one Barack Hussein Obama in 2008. Long had many an American political pundit peddled the pernicious myth that white voters, while happily telling pollsters one thing regarding their voting intentions where a black candidate was concerned, would duly turn around on Election Day and with curtains safely drawn, proceed to cast their ballots for the white guy. This turned out to be the slanderous lie many had long suspected when those self-same voters elected and then re-elected Mr Obama to two consecutive terms as their president.

And since few, if any, Tory voters jumped ship and voted for Labour’s Jim Callaghan in 1979 in response to Margaret Thatcher’s appointment as her party’s first female leader, there is reason for optimism that were Mr Afriyie to emerge as the Conservative Party’s first black candidate for prime minister such a development, far from triggering a ‘white flight’ into Mr (Nigel) Farage’s gleeful embrace, would likely inspire its opposite: to the avalanche of BME voters who would pour into the Conservative Party would be added millions of white Labour, Lib-Dem and UKIP supporters who might switch sides and vote Tory for the first time (a) because Mr Afriyie happened to be a candidate whose platform they favoured (b) as the only way to keep Mr Farage at bay and (c) because, oh heck, why not make some history while we have the chance…?

…Mr Afriyie, the mixed-race son of an English mother and Ghanaian father and who was raised in abject poverty on a council estate in Peckham, is the ultimate poster child for the Conservative Party’s aspirational credo and the supreme exemplar of the values Toryism purports to uphold. Exposed to vile racial slurs as a child, Mr Afriyie swept them aside and battled his way through a degree in agricultural economics at Wye College, eventually switching over to computer programming and UNIX code, and going on to lead a team of engineers at an IT start-up in Dulwich. He’s since built and run several successful businesses and made a multi-million-pound fortune in the process. To have done so as a black man against whom the societal odds are purportedly stacked makes him the person best suited to serve as the leader and public face of the Conservative Party ahead of the 2015 general election. He is Toryism’s walking manifesto and a man whose backstory puts Barack Obama’s to shame – to say nothing of Cameron’s, Miliband’s, Farage’s or Clegg’s…

…The implications for the Labour Party – and for the ideological Left as a whole – of Mr Afriyie’s potential candidacy are impossible to overstate. For if the supposedly reactionary and xenophobic Tory Party, having already shattered glass ceilings by giving Britain its first Jewish and first female prime ministers in Benjamin Disraeli and Margaret Thatcher, beats Labour to the punch and nominates a black man to lead the Conservatives into the next general election – and he goes on to win – this development could sound the death knell for Labour as a party and the Left as an ideology in Britain…

…Those delicate souls in Middle England who may dread the prospect of a black prime minister opening Britain’s floodgates to every illegal immigrant on Earth can rest easy. As a black man Mr Afriyie comes equipped with an ethnological Kevlar vest, which renders him impervious to the kinds of accusatory munitions that all too often perforate the thin skins of white politicians and restrain them from addressing this issue more forcefully than they otherwise would.

Unperturbed by such concerns, a black prime minister would be at liberty to act with far greater dispatch against those aliens whose documents weren’t in order precisely because of his relative immunity from the lament of ‘racism.’ Simply put, a black prime minister of Great Britain would be an illegal immigrant’s worst nightmare

…As for our national economy, Mr Afriyie’s prescriptions for addressing its woes would likely be no less radical. With a background as a computing entrepreneur and as the first British premier to have run several such companies – in an age where information technology is shaping our economic future – Britain would at last have a PM who knows his API from his C++…’

Black is the new Blue / 1st March 2014.

The Laughing Lieutenant…

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#NATIONFILES | Lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart of Muhammad’s Mosque #25 in New Jersey (seated to the left of Louis Farrakhan) is suspected of leading the team of assassins who murdered #MalcolmX on 21st February 1965.

From page 294 of The Death and Life of Malcolm X by Peter Goldman:Life bought up some photos one of the brothers had taken immediately after the shooting stopped. The pictures, when the police got hold of them, identified and placed still more witnesses. One of them showed a known Muslim (Cathcart), the man who had got into the hall wearing an FOI pin and was allowed to stay once he took it off. The camera caught him standing there staring at Malcolm’s body. He looked as if he were laughing…’

#CBK: Senator Cory Booker, Minister Louis Farrakhan & the Malcolm X Killer

#CoryBookerKilla | Democrat Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey appears in a truly chilling 2010 campaign commercial with one of the Malcolm X assassins, William X Bradley – and Louis Farrakhan’s ‘Final Call’ (or is that ‘Phoney Call’?) newspaper tries to hush the whole thing up….

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In shocking footage, junior Democrat Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey featured one of the Malcolm X assassins, William X Bradley (aka Al-Mustafa Shabazz), in a TV campaign commercial for his 2010 Newark mayoral race. As this incredible video reveals, Bradley was himself captured on film outside the Audubon Ballroom attempting to free his fellow murderer, Talmadge Hayer, shortly after both he and Hayer had just savagely gunned down Malcolm X on the 21st of February 1965. These scenes are excerpted from the 2011 Omar Shabazz documentaries ‘Conspiracy – Why Not?’ and ‘Inside Job’. Bradley’s appearance in the Cory Booker TV ad was first spotted by researcher Abdur Rahman Muhammad of the Singular Voice blog.

As for Bradley himself – the man has never spent a single day in jail for his role in the Malcolm X assassination and has lived happily ever after in Booker’s state of New Jersey where he runs the First Class Championship Development Center located at 936 Bergen Street in Newark. And, no, I’m not making any of this up.

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21st February 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Malcolm X assassination and we demand that Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan publish all of the NOI’s files and records, in full and without alteration, on the five known assassins of Malcolm X: William X Bradley, Leon Davis, Talmadge Hayer, Albert Benjamin Thomas and Wilbert McKinney. In addition, we demand that Mr Farrakhan make available to the public all of the NOI’s files and records on former Fruit of Islam (FOI) lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart who has recently emerged as a person of interest where the Malcolm X assassination is concerned. We are also appealing to Senator Cory Booker to prevail on President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to publish all US federal government files and records, without alteration or redaction, relating to the 1965 crime.

#NATIONFILES: A Demand to Louis Farrakhan to Publish all Nation of Islam Membership Files on the Malcolm X Killers

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While his periodic calls for the US government to release all federal files relating to the Malcolm X assassination are to be commended, many have been deeply dismayed by Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan’s persistent failure to permit the editorial staff at his Final Call newspaper (FCN) to follow the lead set by other national and international journals in publishing its own expose of the recently-unmasked Malcolm X assassin, William X Bradley.

In the wake of the 2011 publication of Manning Marable’s biography Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, numerous national and international publications carried articles relating to one of the book’s key revelations, namely that Mr Bradley (known today as Al-Mustafa Shabazz), a former member of the NOI’s Newark Mosque #25 and suspected assassin of Malcolm X, had recently been discovered hiding in plain sight in the South Ward area of Newark, New Jersey. Mr Bradley – who, along with his wife Carolyn Kelley Shabazz, operates the First Class Championship Development Center located at 936 Bergen Street in Newark – has never served a single day in jail for his alleged role in the 21st February 1965 atrocity and has instead spent the intervening years gleefully thumbing his nose at the entire world.

Mr Farrakhan, whose FCN prides itself on being the most widely-read and independent Black newspaper in the United States of America, has yet to carry a single story on the shocking reappearance of Mr Bradley. Indeed, the FCN had previously failed to cover the widely reported 2010 parole of confessed Malcolm X assassin Thomas Hagan whose release from prison sparked outrage throughout the world. Far from seizing on Mr Hagan’s release to renew calls for a new investigation into the Malcolm X assassination, Mr Farrakhan’s FCN imposed a total news blackout on what was plainly an NOI-relevant story.

Having voiced his conviction on numerous occasions that the Malcolm X killing had likely been carried out by what he termed ‘zealots’ from Newark Mosque #25, it struck many as odd that Mr Farrakhan would let slip by a golden opportunity to atone for the Newark mosque’s historical sins by directing its current Fruit of Islam (FOI) members, who pride themselves on closing down crack houses, to march on Mr Bradley’s establishment and demand that the suspected assassin immediately surrender himself to the authorities.

And while the FCN website has an entire features section devoted to the role played by the US government in the Malcolm X murder, no comparable effort has been made by Mr Farrakhan and the FCN staff to publish the NOI’s own internal membership files and records relating to the four individuals whom Mr Hagan named in his 1977-78 sworn affidavits as his co-assassins. With the sole exception of three minor references to ‘Talmadge Hayer’ (Mr Hagan’s erstwhile moniker) there is not a single mention anywhere on the FCN website of William X Bradley, Albert Benjamin Thomas, Wilbert McKinney or Leon Davis – the individuals who accompanied Mr Hagan into the Audubon Ballroom that fateful day. Instead, Mr Farrakhan and the NOI continue to conceal their own internal records on each of these killers – records which could help to confirm whether or not these individuals were registered members of the Newark Mosque #25 FOI at the time of the killing.

Many felt deeply insulted by the vitriol which Mr Farrakhan spewed at his audience when he addressed the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 1996. The bare-faced effrontery he displayed in castigating those present for what he depicted as their intellectual subservience to the dictates of their white bosses while brazenly ignoring the total absence of editorial independence at the FCN, of which he is both publisher and editor-in-chief, was breathtaking to behold.

And while Mr Farrakhan is to be applauded for launching a (now closed) petition urging the US government to ‘open the Malcolm X files’ many wonder why his FCN has failed to adopt a more aggressive editorial stance when it comes to outing Mr Bradley as the cold-blooded murderer of Malcolm X. This wilful negligence can only strengthen widely-held suspicions that Mr Farrakhan has been paying Mr Bradley ‘hush money’ to keep him from revealing the chain of command through which the instructions he received to murder Malcolm X were transmitted – a chain of command which may or may not have included Mr Farrakhan himself.

Like Mr Farrakhan’s reprehensible 1998 decision to appoint convicted Malcolm X assassin Norman 3X Butler to serve as chief of security for Harlem’s Mosque #7 following his release from prison, many are convinced that Mr Farrakhan and the NOI operate a corrupt system of patronage through which individuals known to possess potentially incriminating information relating to the Malcolm X killing receive regular payments or perks from Chicago in return for their silence.

Mr Farrakhan’s periodic demands that the US government declassify all of its Malcolm X files (a call he most notably issued during his 1995 reunion with Malcolm’s widow, Dr Betty Shabazz, at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre) stands in marked contrast to his own singular failure to lead by example through the publication of the NOI’s own records on Malcolm’s known assailants. Even more galling has been the FCN’s refusal to mobilise public opinion by plastering Mr Bradley’s homicidal visage on the front pages of its online and print editions.

As leader of the NOI, Mr Farrakhan is uniquely placed to positively identify Al-Mustafa Shabazz as being little more than an older and greyer William X Bradley, the long-suspected shotgun assassin of Malcolm X. Mr Farrakhan’s continued failure to do so can only fuel suspicions of his complicity in Mr Bradley’s crime.

Having long maintained that the killers of Malcolm X were unregistered ‘zealots’ from Newark Mosque #25, Mr Farrakhan now has a moral obligation to publish all of the NOI’s membership records on William X Bradley, Leon Davis, Talmadge Hayer, Albert Benjamin Thomas and Wilbert McKinney. In addition, Mr Farrakhan must make available to the public all of the NOI’s records on former Newark Mosque #25 lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart who has recently emerged as a person of interest where the Malcolm X assassination is concerned.

These records should clearly indicate the dates on which these individuals joined the NOI, the locations of the NOI temples to which they were affiliated, the positions or ranks they each held within the NOI, the exact dates on which they left the organisation and the precise circumstances and reasons for their departure. Of equal importance must be the publication of all registered membership records for Newark Mosque #25, Harlem Mosque #7, Boston Mosque #11 and Springfield Mosque #13 covering, at a minimum, the period 1960-1970.

These ‘Nation Files’ are not the US government’s to release; they are the jealously guarded secrets of Mr Farrakhan and his NOI. He must now publish them in full and without alteration, in downloadable PDF format, on the FCN website and in its print edition, by a date no later than the 21st of February 2015 – the 50th anniversary of the Malcolm X assassination. Their contents should be verified by current and former NOI mosque secretaries, auditors and book keepers (under the supervision of independent outside experts) in order to confirm their authenticity, integrity and completeness.

Any delay in their publication or any alteration, amendment, tampering with or falsification of their contents will be construed as prima facie proof of Mr Farrakhan’s personal involvement in an NOI cover-up and incontrovertible evidence of his complicity in the Malcolm X killing.

Having acknowledged his own role in setting the stage for Malcolm’s assassination, and in light of the historical guilt borne by Muhammad’s Mosque #25 in New Jersey for producing the assassins who carried out the atrocity, both Mr Farrakhan as well as the serving minister of Mosque #25 have a profound moral obligation to march a battalion of FOI soldiers down to Mr Bradley’s First Class Championship Development Center located at 936 Bergen Street in Newark and demand that he immediately surrender himself to the authorities.

As former participants, in one form or another, in the murder of Malcolm X, Mr Farrakhan and Mosque #25 must now lead the world in bringing closure to this tragic episode. And one way in which the FCN can conclusively demonstrate the editorial independence of which it so often boasts, but of which the world has seen precious little, would be to publish this letter in full within its own pages.

The Malcolm X Team / 5 October 2014.