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The People’s War – Episode 45: African women organizing collective childcare and resisting the colonial state

In this week’s episode we talk with Yejide Orunmila, President of the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO) about: Black Community Control of Childcare and the building of the Uhuru Kijiji Childcare Collectives in the U.S. and around the world Struggles to defend African families and prevent Child Protective Services from taking African children from their […]

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The People’s War – Episode 44: African workers of the world unite and organize

African people on the continent, in Europe, in the Caribbean and in the U.S. are facing dire conditions of poverty, lack of healthcare during a pandemic, denial of quality education and housing, and suffering violent oppression from the police and military occupation forces. This episode’s guests are African Internationalists – leaders of the African People’s […]

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The People’s War – Episode 43: All eyes on Louisiana, Justice for Reverend Errol Victor

Today’s episode looks at the campaign for the release of Reverend Errol Victor, framed and imprisoned in retaliation for challenging the system in Louisiana. We talk with: Belinda Parker-Brown, founder of Louisiana United International, Inc., and member of the Black is Back Coalition for Peace, Justice and Reparations. Dr. Zena D. Crenshaw, Assistant Chief of […]

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The People’s War – Episode 42: 60th anniversary of the assassination Congo’s Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba was elected the first Prime Minister of the Congo and took power on June 30, 1960.  Within months, Lumumba was forced out of office.  On January 17, 1961, Lumumba was assassinated under the leadership of the United States and other imperial powers. The assassination of Patrice Lumumba reverberated throughout the African world.  In […]

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The People’s War – Episode 41: Celebrate Haitian Independence Day, Vive Ayiti!

January 1, 2021 marked the 217th anniversary of the Haitian revolution against French colonialism. We talk with Elikya Ngoma, Haiti Editor for The Burning Spear newspaper and musical artist. Elikya’s family is from Haiti, she speaks Kreyòl and maintains a close connection to politics in Haiti. She is also a singer and musician who has […]

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The People’s War – Episode 40: 2020 year in review with Chairman Omali Yeshitela

In our final episode of 2020, we talk with African People’s Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela about: African community’s fight against the pandemic Uprisings against police containment and violence Global economic power shifts Completing the black revolution of the 1960s African political and economic unification and liberation Chairman Omali Yeshitela is leader and founder of the […]

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The People’s War – Episode 39: Sinterklass & Zwarte Piet, Jim Crow minstrels, black face and falling statues

“The truth is that virtually every celebration done in this country and throughout Europe, certainly since the 15th or 16th century, have been celebrations of slavery and genocide. “Sinterklaas was the patron saint of shipping in Holland. The first African captives to come to America were brought by the Dutch. I would imagine that the […]

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The People’s War – Episode 38: FBI war on today’s black activists

On December 4th, Grand Master Jay was arrested at his home in Ohio on a federal charge of pointing a rifle towards federally deputized task force officers perched on a rooftop during a rally in Louisville, Kentucky two months earlier. 57-year-old John “Jay” Johnson is leader of the Not F’in Around Coalition (NFAC), an armed […]

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The People’s War – Episode 37: 50 shots fired, 38 pierced the body of another black man killed by police in St. Petersburg, Florida

On December 2nd, 2020, six Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies fired over 50 bullets into a car and hit 20-year-old Dominique Harris 38 times, killing him. This police killing of another black man took place in a parking lot of a neighborhood store in south St. Petersburg, Florida in front of dozens of witnesses. It was […]

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The People’s War – Episode 36: Give us the land! Hands off the Bethesda African Cemetery!

The Moses African Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland, holds the remains of hundreds of African people dating back to at least the 18th century. Today the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition is fighting developers and Montgomery County to stop the desecration of the sacred site as bulldozers tear the land to build a self-storage compound. We talk […]

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