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The People’s War – Episode 49: Justice for Kevin Desir who died in custody of Broward County, FL Sheriffs

On January 27, 2021, Kevin Desir, a 43-year-old black man, died in the custody of the Broward County (Florida) Sheriffs Department – a week after an “altercation” with jail staff had left him in a vegetative state with irreversible brain injury. Desir had been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana despite the fact that […]

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The People’s War – Episode 48: “Judas and the Black Messiah” COINTELPRO and African martyrs, part 2

In this episode we talk with African People’s Socialist Party Chairman about the recently released movie, Judas and the Black Messiah, putting it in context of the far-reaching U.S. government counterinsurgency program that militarily defeated the Black Power movement of the 1960s. Judas and the Black Messiah recounts the FBI COINTELPRO (counterintelligence program) responsible for the assassinations […]

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The People’s War – Episode 47: “Judas and the Black Messiah” COINTELPRO and African martyrs, part 1

On February 12, 2021, Judas and the Black Messiah, was released in theaters and on HBO. The film recounts the FBI COINTELPRO (counterintelligence program) responsible for the assassinations of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and member Mark Clark. We talk with L.A.-based activist, hip-hop artist, writer and student Honey Blu about the film and the […]

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The People’s War – Episode 46: “How the streets were made” interview with Yelena Bailey

In this episode we talk with Dr. Yelena Bailey, author of How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America.  The hood, the ghetto, the streets, regardless of what we call it, in her new book, Dr. Bailey argues that the streets are not just a physical geographical space but that they […]

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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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