Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and
analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host
Glen Ford. Coming up: Some say the term fascism was born when Europeans started
treating each other the way they’d been treating the colonized people of the world for
centuries. 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 effectively
fight police repression at home while condoning the U.S. acting like the policeman of the
But first – a new newspaper has hit the streets in Philadelphia, dedicated to the
liberation of the nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal. Pam Africa is
coordinator of International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. She
wants folks to sign a petition, in the newspaper, demanding that Philadelphia’s district
attorney stop standing in the way of Abu Jamal’s freedom.
That was Pam Africa, of International Concerned Family & Friends of
Mumia has been confined to the Pennsylvania prison system for the past 39 years. He
filed this report for Prison Radio, in memory of Cicely Tyson.
At noon on Saturday, March 6, the Black Is Back Coalition for Social
Justice, Peace and Reparations will hold a webinar on “Fascism, Neoliberalism, and the
Way Forward.” The Democratic Party claims that it is a bastion of resistance to
Republican 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 Yeshitela
offers this analysis.
That was Omali Yeshitela, of the Black Is Back Coalition, speaking from
St. Petersburg, Florida.
The U.S. Peace Council recently held a joint webinar with the Venezuelan section of the
Committee for International Solidarity and Struggle for Peace. The event’s lead speaker
was Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace.