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The People’s War – Episode 15: Black Community Control of the Police

Guests on this week’s program are both from St. Louis, MO: Jabreia Taylor, law student at the Saint Louis University School of Law and President of Law School’s Street Law Chapter Kalambayi Andenet, President of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement We discuss: The police occupation of the black community and other colonial conditions facing African […]

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The People’s War – Episode 14: African women must lead

We talk with Yejide Orunmila, President of the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO) about: How to stop violence against African women—colonial (police) and horizontal (within the community) Efforts to stop the forced removal of African children from their families Support for African women in prison ANWO’s July 11-12 online international organizing conference The program concludes […]

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The People’s War – Episode 13: Black Power Matters in the NYC

The People’s War Radio Show returns to New York City to talk with: New York City Councilwoman Inez Barron representing the 42nd District in Brooklyn. Born and raised in Brooklyn, a graduate of Hunter College and the Bank Street College of Education, she worked in primary and secondary education for 36 years, serving as an elementary […]

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The People’s War – Episode 12: Fighting colonial violence, from Minneapolis to Atlanta

Protests opposing police violence against the black community continue unabated in hundreds of U.S. cities and across the globe, even as coronavirus cases spike in many areas. More killings of African people by police and white vigilantes are exposed almost daily. Calls for defunding the police and promises of reform are discussed in today’s show. […]

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The People’s War – Episode 11: Reports from the Ground: Haiti

A month ago, Haiti’s number of COVID-19 infections barely registered on the global radar screen. But a leading medical group warns that that has now changed alarmingly. At the end of April, Haiti had reported only 81 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths. Those COVID-19 figures have since spiked to more than 3,000 cases and […]

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The People’s War – Episode 10: Reports from the Ground: The Pandemic and George Floyd protests in California and Mexico

“The death rate from COVID-19 in Tijuana is 7 times the death rate in neighboring San Diego. These 2 cities are about the same size in population, but San Diego has over 30 hospitals while Tijuana has 3. San Diego has 900 respirators. Tijuana has 10. Tijuana was created as San Diego’s Cuba – for […]

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The People’s War – Episode 9: Reports from the Ground: Africans and the pandemic in the Midwest

This week The People’s War radio show goes live to Chicago to talk with Kamm Howard, Co-Chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America and head of the Reparations Working Group for the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. We discuss: The Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd […]

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The People’s War – Episode 8: Reports from the Ground: The Pandemic and Africans in the Northeast U.S.

New York City has been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. African communities in New York City⁠—already hard hit by homelessness, gentrification, police brutality and murder, joblessness, hunger⁠—are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 deaths. On May 18, The New York Times wrote, “Neighborhoods with high concentrations of black and Latino people, as […]

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The People’s War – Episode 7: Expose corporate rip-off & profiting from COVID-19, make Wall Street pay reparations!

As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc on African, Mexican, and Indigenous communities, the U.S. government is bailing out the Wall Street banks with trillions of dollars. The COVID-19 so-called ‘relief’ stimulus package, signed into law by U.S. president Donald J. Trump, allocated a whopping $425 billion for corporations. That $425 billion is going to the […]

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The People’s War – Episode 6: The politics of medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic

The vastly disproportionate death rate of African people in the U.S. from COVID-19 is attributed to so-called “pre-existing health conditions”. These conditions are imposed on the African community because we can’t afford the profit-driven healthcare, have limited access to healthy food, and are forced to live in poor, high density housing, among other symptoms of […]

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