Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary andanalysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-hostGlen Ford. Coming up: Some say the term fascism was born when Europeans startedtreating each other the way they’d been treating the colonized people of the world forcenturies. We’ll discuss the subject with Omali Yeshitela, of the Black Is Back Coalition.And, Ajamu Baraka, of the Black Alliance for Peace, warns that you can’t effectivelyfight police repression at home while condoning the U.S. acting like the policeman of theplanet.
But first – a new newspaper has hit the streets in Philadelphia, dedicated to theliberation of the nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal. Pam Africa iscoordinator of International Concerned Family &amp; Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Shewants folks to sign a petition, in the newspaper, demanding that Philadelphia’s districtattorney stop standing in the way of Abu Jamal’s freedom.
That was Pam Africa, of International Concerned Family &amp; Friends ofMumia Abu-Jamal.
Mumia has been confined to the Pennsylvania prison system for the past 39 years. Hefiled this report for Prison Radio, in memory of Cicely Tyson.
At noon on Saturday, March 6, the Black Is Back Coalition for SocialJustice, Peace and Reparations will hold a webinar on “Fascism, Neoliberalism, and theWay Forward.” The Democratic Party claims that it is a bastion of resistance toRepublican fascism – but it is the Democrats that are most eager to put limits on free
speech and access to the Internet. Black Is Back Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitelaoffers this analysis.
That was Omali Yeshitela, of the Black Is Back Coalition, speaking fromSt. Petersburg, Florida.
The U.S. Peace Council recently held a joint webinar with the Venezuelan section of theCommittee for International Solidarity and Struggle for Peace. The event’s lead speakerwas Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace.