Watch the the Fall of America! issue #07

Indigenous cultures are ofttimes portrayed as a primitive people of the past, when in reality they are a people of pride, articulate manners, elaborate courtesy, and spirituality that had a love and respect for the land. There was no need to teach these people the importance of self sustainability, for that was the foundation of their well being. These people did not disappear, in fact each one of us represents in someway, shape or fashion an indigenous culture. Find out how you relate to these forgotten and sometimes belittled civilizations in the Nation19 Magazine Fall of America Issue #07. Watch and share our true history! #APDTA


 

 

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Say hello to my little boycott (scarface voice) lol

Don’t loose steam yet! Black Friday is this Friday, and we are well prepared to boycott! However we have a whole entire month ahead of us of mass marketing schemes, family peer pressure, and sad puppy looks lol.

Don’t you hate that kid on your block that reminds you its their birthday every year and is expecting you to give them something?! Well, actually that is who we are turning our children into every year, and on the other hand, that kid is also the big corporations waiting for a handout on their birthday’s (Black Friday, Christmas, etc.) .

So with that being said…what would Scarface or the good fellas do lol? Tie Santa up and throw him in a trunk!! We will leave it up to your imagination what happens next lol Watch, and Share Part 3 of the Boycott Christmas campaign ! We gotcha back! #APDTA

Written, Directed, Edited by Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq
Produced by Steve Muhammad and Nation19 magazine / APDTA
Production Assistant Ronald Muhammad
Sound recording by Ronald Muhammad
(Dolly operator) Steven Muhammad (PHX)
Cinematography by Hakeem Khaaliq
Actors: Matt Knight(DJref), Malakhan Muhammad, Talib Muhammad, Royce Muhammad aka Stickman.

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Chicago Police spent $5 million to hide the murder of black teen Laquan McDonald …here is the video!

A judge has ruled that police must release dashcam video showing the violent death of 17-year-old old Laquan McDonald, shot 16 times by officer Jason Van Dyke last October.

Judge Franklin Valderrama ruled the video must be released on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and denied a motion from the city to appeal the decision, securing the video’s release.

The video reportedly shows McDonald carrying a knife on the southwest side of the city on Oct. 20 last year, walking as far as the width of two car lanes away from police before an officer shoots him 16 times.

Obviously they are releasing the video on the day before Thanksgiving on purpose. To avoid rioting. If the streets explode, it will be hard for even the most skeptical observer to say it is anything but justified: McDonald never posed a serious threat to officers. Despite his erratic actions that included puncturing a squad car’s tire while high on PCP, the teen was clearly walking away as the fatal shots were fired.

That night, a Fraternal Order of Police spokesman told reporters what had happened in the eyes of the officers he represents in the union.

McDonald threatened the officers, said Pat Camden, the FOP rep. The officers were in fear for their lives, this former spokesman for the Chicago Police Department asserted. Jason Van Dyke, the officer identified as the killer by the Chicago Tribune, “discharged his weapon, striking the offender.”

Such is the language of all police shootings—until an autopsy occurs, or an eyewitness comes forward, or video evidence contradicts an officer’s statement.

“The story has 24 hours and it’s basically told by the police union, and the police union’s role is to defend its members,” says Jamie Kalven, a Chicago journalist who runs the Invisible Institute, a police-accountability nonprofit.

In a July interview with The Daily Beast, Kalven stressed the importance of independent autopsies—especially in cases like McDonald’s.

“What you do have with the autopsy, though, is one wholly independent piece of evidence.”

McDonald’s autopsy is a brutal document to read. I breezed through it in a conference room at the Cook County President’s Office in May, along with the 18 other autopsies detailing the deaths of those who died at the hands of the Chicago Police Department last year. Going through them, making sure they were all there, it can be easy to forget that these were once lives and not simply stacks of paper bundled four inches high.


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McDonald’s autopsy tells us the following: One of Van Dyke’s bullets grazed McDonald’s head, causing a groove in his skull one-quarter of an inch deep, one and three-quarters of an inch long.

That’s one.

A 9 millimeter bullet from Van Dyke’s service weapon was recovered from McDonald’s neck.

Two.

A bullet entered McDonald’s left upper chest and came out that same shoulder.

Three.

Another entered the right side of his chest, and a “markedly-deformed, copper-jacketed bullet” was recovered from McDonald’s torso, according to the autopsy report.

Four.

Another bullet lodged in McDonald’s left elbow. Five. One in the right upper arm. Six. One in the left forearm. Seven. Upper right leg. Eight. Left upper back. Nine. Another bullet in the left elbow and one more in the right upper arm. Ten and eleven. Two more in the right arm. Twelve and 13. One in the right hand. Fourteen.

Gunshot wounds in the right lower back and right upper leg round out the report.

Fifteen. Sixteen.

“They were completely locked down on that story,” Kalven said of police and public officials in the immediate aftermath of McDonald’s death.

And for good reason: Officer Jason Van Dyke had fired 16 shots into a 17-year-old boy—prompting the extended silence in the year and 30 days since the killing. If the accounts of those who have viewed the video—including at least one witness who says 13 shots were fired after McDonald was down—the disturbing and shocking footage may cause parts of Chicago to burn with the fires of rage that consumed Ferguson and Baltimore.

“If it is released, I don’t believe there will be any riot as the mayor fears,” said former Chicago police commander and Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) whistleblower Lorenzo Davis. “But I do believe it will prompt another increase in calls for police accountability.”

Since McDonald’s death, activists and some journalists and columnists in Chicago have called for the video to be released. Throughout that time, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and officials both in city government and within the Chicago Police Department have said the footage should remain sealed from public view. As part of a $5 million settlement between the city and the McDonald family, a judge barred attorneys from releasing the video.

Another of the McDonald family attorneys, Jeffrey Neslund, told the Chicago Sun-Times that the jarring footage will prompt chaos—and, possibly, riots.

“I met with [McDonald’s mother] and Laquan’s uncle,” Neslund said in April, “and he was really concerned. He didn’t want to see their neighborhood burned.”

Today’s decision comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by Chicago journalist Brandon Smith, who filed a FOIA request in May in an attempt to force the video’s release.

When Chicago police denied the request, Smith filed suit.

“The city hasn’t submitted evidence that releasing the video would harm any investigation,” Smith told The Daily Beast on Monday. “It has basically ceded that point in our case.”

While that may be Smith’s contention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others have cited an ongoing federal investigation as reason why the footage shouldn’t be released, saying, “There’s an appropriate way to handle when videos become public, and that procedure will be followed.”

From the beginning, Chicago police have sought to conceal information about McDonald’s death—in at least one case by apparently violating not only IPRA procedures but the Constitution when they seized security footage from a nearby restaurant without a warrant.

Eventually, McDonald family attorneys learned that police had wiped 86 minutes of footage from that tape, which doesn’t include the shooting but does show the events that led up to the fatal confrontation.

When a reporter started poking around about the missing footage, a manager at the restaurant said he didn’t realize some of the footage was going to be deleted. When pressed, IPRA released a statement:

“We have no credible evidence at this time that would cause us to believe CPD purged or erased any surveillance video,” the agency told NBC Chicago.

Davis, the former police commander and one of only two black supervisors at IPRA, countered that statement with statements made to him by IPRA employees at the time.

“There was at least a couple of investigators at IPRA who did feel like a portion of [the security footage] was erased,” he told The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

Larry Merritt, spokesman for IPRA, would not comment on the 86 minutes of video that McDonald family attorneys allege was deleted.

“All I can say right now is that the status of the case is that it is still pending,” he said Tuesday.

In addition to the reportedly missing footage, audio from the dashcam footage depicting McDonald’s death is also absent, according to the family’s attorneys. The missing audio has served to cause only more speculation into the Chicago Police Department’s actions following McDonald’s death.

Laquan McDonald was one of 19 men killed by Chicago police in 2014, according to media reports and police data compiled from open records requests filed by The Daily Beast in the past year and a half.

The 17-year-old boy’s death was by far the most egregious use of lethal force by Chicago police, a Daily Beast review found from autopsy reports, investigative findings from the Independent Police Review Authority, and statements from law enforcement regarding all 19 police-involved killings.

The McDonald story begins on Oct. 20 when police were called to an industrial area in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. There, the teen was reported by police to have been behaving erratically. Officers requested back up because they weren’t equipped with the Tasers they should have used to take McDonald down and arrest him.

McDonald was put down without the Tasers, anyway.

Van Dyke and four officers followed McDonald in their squad cars as he wandered, high on the PCP that was later found in an autopsy, waving a four-inch blade. The teen eventually teetered into the street from the side, prompting the need for officers to react, the police union spokesman Camden said. Van Dyke and other officers reportedly ordered McDonald to drop the knife.

When he didn’t comply, Van Dyke and his fellow officers tried to box McDonald in with their squad cars. McDonald responded by puncturing a tire.

What came next depends on who you believe, which is why so many have called for the release of the video that may answer the questions that have persisted since Oct. 20:

Why didn’t police wait for the Tasers to arrive?

Why did they shoot him so many times?

Why did Laquan McDonald have to die?

If the video is released—which remains up in the air because police are likely to appeal the judge’s decision—Chicago and the world may get a disturbing answer to those questions.

Michael Robbins, an attorney for the McDonald family, told the Chicago Tribune in April that the altercation “starts out as an unjustified shooting, and it turns into some kind of sadistic execution.”

A federal investigation into McDonald’s death was announced in April by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, and includes IPRA, the FBI, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

If a federal indictment is issued—which some in legal and law enforcement circles see as an inevitability—Van Dyke would be the defendant. With none of the other officers on the scene of McDonald’s death firing their weapons, Van Dyke is the lone killer. He is solely responsible for firing 16 bullets into the teen’s body as it reportedly bounced off the pavement, according to some who have viewed the troubling footage.

“I have not seen the video,” said Davis, the veteran cop, IPRA whistleblower, and police-accountability advocate. “But I’ve talked to people who have seen it, and they were horrified by what they saw.

Nation19 x 1Hood Film Screening and Launch Party!

Tomorrow November 24th we will be screening our film “#Bars4Justice” in Pittsburg Pensilvania which will include a Q&A session with Nation19 award winning filmmakers Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali along with National hiphop Activist Jasiri X in association with 1Hood. He will also be debuting his new album “Black Liberation Theology” and discussing how hiphop can be used as a tool for Social Change.

If you are in Pittsburg or surrounding areas, come join us for an evening of informative entertainment, social upliftment and engaging dialogue! Doors open at 7:00 pm, and we will be showing the film soon thereafter so come early! This is a free event for all ages so bring your entire family! This film is not available online and is only being screened in selective private theaters and venues, so don’t miss out!!

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About Bars4Justice:
Bars4Justice is a documentary film shot on location in St Louis and Ferguson. The film follows Emcee / Community activist Jasiri X who was invited to perform at a benefit concert on August 9th 2015 along with Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Cornell West, and Bree Newsome.


About Black Liberation Theology:

Black Liberation Theology is an album that investigates what is the belief system that eventually will lead to Black Liberation. This long awaited release features David Banner, Rhymefest, Tef Poe, Jacquea Mae, and 1Hood. Stellar production by Akil Esoon, Idasa Tariq, Black Czer, Twilight Tone and RLGN lays the foundation for Black Liberation Theology!


The launch party film screening, album debut, and live Q&A discussion with Queen Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Khaaliq, and Jasiri X on Hip Hop’s roll in activism locally and nationally will take place on November 24th 2015 at:

Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
For more info on the event contact:
412.204.2347 (1Hood)
11-24-15 7pm
Location + Parking

Space is limited (so come early)
Free admission
All ages welcomed


Featuring

In order of appearance
Jasiri X
Talib Kweli
Fubar St Louis
Tory Russell (Hands up United)
Kayla Reed (OBS)
Kendra Ross
The Ferguson Poet
Cornell West
Bree Newsome
Immortal Technique
Tef Poe
T-Dubb-O
Pharaoh Monch
Bun B (UGK)
M1 (Dead Prez)
Common
Family of Mike Brown
Rev. Renita Lamkin
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
Rev Traci Blackmon
Rahiel Tesfamariam (Urban Cusp)
Rabbi Susan Talve ( Reform Congregation)
Rev Michael McBride
Protestors
Davey D
Rosa Clamente
Deray Mckesson (We The Protesters)
Andre Anderson, Chief of Police Ferguson

‘Tis the season to Boycott!

As Black Friday nears we are all the more ready to Boycott! This is only the beginning! Don’t worry, we got the right ammo you need for the entire holiday season! ‘Tis’ the Season to Boycott!

People love Christmas. They are more willing to spend money during the Christmas holiday season than any time of the year. It is this innate joy that we get when we think about Christmas. We are reminded of spending time with our loved ones, of hanging up decorations as a family and giving gifts to those that we love.
We hear a rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and like clockwork, our wallets open. We are unknowingly giving in to an intense marketing scheme to make us spend money, not to spread Christmas cheer.

While consumers are excited about the prospect of the holiday season, our ingrained materialism kicks into overdrive. Big businesses are aware of this.
We are being physiologically and emotionally bombarded and hypmotised into walking talking shopping zombies.

“..Its possible to brainwash, manipulate, coherse people to do just about anything and we see this demonstrated in military training..” says Paul McKenna, Ph.D. a professional Hypnotist. “..they do things way out side the parameters of what we would consider moral..” There is a reason these corporations hire trained professional hypnotist and phycologist.

So don’t let your family become victims of the holiday season. ‘Tis the season to #boycott!! Share this campaign/video with family and friends and let them know #Christmasiscancelled Don’t get played while Big corporations get paid. #APDTA

Written, Directed, Edited by Hakeem Khaaliq & Queen Muhammad Ali
Produced Steve Muhammad & Nation19
Production Assistant Ronald Muhammad
Truck (Dolly operator) Steven Muhammad (PHX)
Cinematography by Hakeem Khaaliq
Actors: Matt Knight(DJref), Malakhan Muhammad, Talib Muhammad, Royce Muhammad aka Stickman.

Christmas is Cancelled campaign for National Boycott. (JusticeOrElse)

Christmas has become the most wonderful time of the year for corporate companies. Every end of the year they can’t wait to see you rush to buy their products. Its all a big marketing scheme to open up emotional vulnerabilities that make people feel that without their products they are defective. Corporations hire phsycologist to sell what is essentially the same product every year. Consumers are emotionally and phycologically inclined to buy during this time because “its the season of giving” when in reality it is the season of buying. Christmas has become nothing but bait, laid out for certain types of consumers and since the black consumer market has reached $1 trillion this year, its safe to say the bait is laid out for us.

This year we are killing the bait, the pole, and the fisherman by canceling Christmas. Similar to the way you would cancel a check lol No we are not saying to stop any religious beliefs, but stopping a habit that has turned into a mindless shopping ritual centered on an old fat bearded guy with elves, reindeer, and dead trees is what we are saying lol.


So share this commercial because #ChristmasIsCanceled #APDTA
Boycott Black Friday through Cyber Monday
November 27th 2015 – January 2nd 2016

Don’t give them your money this season!!


Here are some behind the scenes images of the making of the commercial.
(Dope photos by Ntosake Muhammad PHX)
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“The Family Dinner”
Written, Directed, Edited by Hakeem Khaaliq & Queen Muhammad Ali
Produced by Steve Muhammad, Nation19, and Yosoy!
Actors: Bro Sylvester, Sis Hope, Marquise Jennings, Omniya, Matt Knight(DJref) (Santa)
Sound Recording: Ronald Muhammad
Production Assistants: Ronald Muhammad & Khalfani Muhammad, Marquise Jennings
Cinematography by Hakeem Khaaliq

Why USA, FRANCE, ISRAEL, UK, EU hates Syria, Iran, Libya, and North Korea!

Notice that with every “attack” YOU have fewer RIGHTS yet the terrorists are NEVER stopped. We were trying to think of a mental picture of the country of Syria…and we could’t. Why? It’s a beautiful country with a rich history that most Americans know nothing about. So why do we suppose to hate them? We found some facts of why USA, FRANCE, ISRAEL, UK, EU hates Syria. 


1) Syria’s Central Bank is state-owned & controlled – In other words, it manages its national currency so that it serves the Syrian people and not the Rothschild-controlled global bankers operating from their New York, London, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Basel and Paris hideouts.

This means that the volume of currency it issues is in proper sync with the true needs of real economy of work, labor, production and all that is useful to Syria’s people.

By artificially distorting the volume of ‘public currency’ issued by sovereign central banks that generates no interest, countries are thus forced to resort to high interest bearing ‘private currency’ (loans) handled by the monopolistic private bankster cabal in the hands of Rothschild, Rockefeller, Warburg, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, CitiCorp, JP Morgan Chase interests.

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2) Syria has no International Monetary Fund debt.
 This means that Syria’s leadership understands that the IMF – a public multilateral agency of member governments – is controlled by the global mega-bankers, and acts as their auditor and debt collection police whenever one of its weaker member states runs into sovereign debt trouble, which is another way of saying when those countries reach a point where they cannot siphon enough money out of their real economies – the work, toil and labor of its people – to hand it over to the parasitic private global bankers.

In a sense, the IMF’s real job is to act as the global power elite’s tax office – its ‘IRS’so to speak – only that it does not tax people directly, but rather through proxy government and nation-states’ tax offices. Are we starting to understand the real roots of the ‘debt crises’ hitting Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, Argentina, Spain, Italy, UK, US, Portugal, France?

Actually, true Islamic nations rightly reject banking fractional lending and interest practices as being immoral.  That’s what Libya’s Gaddafi did, and what Syria and Iran presently do.

3) Syria has banned genetically modified (GMO) seeds – Bashar Assad banned GMO’s in order “to preserve human health,” knowing full well that the Monsantos of this world are out to control the world’s entire food supply, because coming global crises will not only be about oil, but about how much food countries will be able to put on their people’s tables.

That’s why after invading Iraq, the US ordered that only Monsanto seeds should to be used.  That’s why submissive client states like Argentina are poisoning their own soil and people by bowing down really low to Monsanto’s demands.

Check out the “Food & Health issue of Nation19 Magazine 

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4) Syria’s population is well informed about the New World Order
 – Its media and universities openly debate the global power elite’s influence in things. This means that they fully grasp the fact that real power in the West lies not in the White House, 10 Downing Street, Congress or Parliament, but rather with the complex and powerful grid of elite think-tanks led by New York’s Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Conference, Trilateral Commission, Americas Society, World Economic forum and London’s Royal Institute of International Affairs, which interact with mega-bankers, media, universities, the military, multinationals and the corporate over-world.

Syrians dare to talk about secret societies like Freemasonry or Yale University’s Skull & Bone Lodge whose members include top cats like former President George W Bush and current Secretary of State John Kerry.

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5) Syria has massive oil and gas reserves
 – Every time the West goes to war to protect “freedom, human rights and democracy,” there’s always the nauseous stench of oil; whether in Iraq, Libya, Kuwait, the Falklands, Afghanistan, Venezuela … Syria has offshore and onshore oil and gas reserves, and is helping to build a massive pipeline together with Iran, but without Western oil giants’ control. Clearly, the full militarization of all oil production and reserve zones, and the militarization of transportation routes to ‘bring oil home’ from everywhere in the world, is a key on-going joint US/UK strategy.

6) Syria opposes Zionism and Israel and Palestinian apartheid – Israel practices criminal racist apartheid against the occupied Palestinians. Syria’s leadership has no qualms in accusing Israel of being what it is: a racist, imperialist, genocidal entity, as the Wall of Hate Israel erected around Palestine clearly shows. Israel manages what can only be described as an Auschwitz-like mega-concentration camp in Palestine with millions of ill-treated, often-assassinated and humiliated prisoners.

Such geopolitical clarity of mind was shared by Gadhafi’s Libya and Saddam’s Iraq, and today also by Iran, China, Russia and India.

AIPAC (American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee), the World Jewish Congress, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), Likud, Kadima and Netanyahu/Lieberman to want to take out Syria.

7) Syria is one of the last secular Muslim states in the Middle East, whilst Zionist Jewish supremacists – in line with born-again-Israel-First-Bushite ‘Christian’kooks in the West – need for everybody to align to the will of their dark demiurge god which has its own ‘chosen people’.

The Global Power Elite’s implicit order is clear: everybody must believe in Israeli superiority, whilst our young Syrian friend aptly points out that Syria, like Saddam’s Iraq, Gaddafi’s Libya and Iran just could not be convinced of that.

She adds that in Syria, “asking about religion is not polite,” because Syria has bred many of mankind’s prime religions for thousands of years, and those millennia have taught Syrians to be sensitive, tolerant and respectful of all creeds. Something we clearly do not see in the pro-West Arabian sheikdoms, nor in the US, UK and EU with its anti-Islamic paranoia, and where laws are passed imposing the most blatant cultural, political and historical lies demanded by religious bigots who insist that their god will only accept their own holocaust offerings.

8) Like North Korea, Syria maintains and protects its political and cultural identity – she stresses how Syria “holds on to its uniqueness,” whilst respecting the uniqueness of others. The standardized coming world government simply abhors anybody standing up to its imposed standardization of thought, behavior and ‘values’, where the West’s global megabrands, shopping malls, and fashion & style dictatorships “makes every place look pretty much the same, which leads to a very boring world.”

 

Today, revolutionary thought in the West even amongst the young, boils down to choosing between Coke and Pepsi.

Coke, Pepsi, McDonalds, Levis, Lauder, Planet Hollywood and Burger King to want to take out Syria.

Check out this young Syrian woman who posted these facts back in 2012

Peace. #APDTA #nation19