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The People’s War – Episode 35: The “white people’s State”- pilgrims, proud boys, police

Last week, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail where he was being held on murder charges after killing 2 people who were protesting the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed African man. Rittenhouse’s 2 million dollar bond was raised through a crowdfunding effort that drew popular support from white people around […]

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The People’s War – Episode 34: Culture, the “war of ideas” and the Black Power movement

2020 has been a year of African resistance – resistance to police violence, poverty and mass incarceration. This episode looks at the role that culture plays in the “war of ideas” – how books, movies and music can express the worldview and serve the interests of the oppressor or those of the oppressed. Aundrey Jones, […]

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The People’s War – Episode 33: Philadelphia – democracy for who?

Philadelphia is credited with sealing a victory for Joseph Biden in the U.S. presidential race and “saving democracy”. At the same time, the city is reeling from nightly protests demanding an end to police violence against the African community. This episode of The People’s War radio show looks at the city’s legacy of violence against […]

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The People’s War – Episode 32: Land, water, police violence and Black Power in the French West Indies

The struggle for Black Power is reaching a critical point in the so-called French West Indies. Massive protests have been growing against the poisoning of the people, land and water of Martinique and Guadeloupe by continuing use of the internationally-banned pesticide, chlordecone, by plantation owners. Activists are demanding an immediate end to the use of […]

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The People’s War – Episode 31: #EndSARS: Necolonialism vs. a united socialist Africa

Militant protests against police repression and murder of African people have spread across Nigeria, strategic oil supplier to the western world. Widespread reparations raids on stores and government warehouses along with attacks on police precincts and prisons have rocked the country. Lagos – Nigeria’s financial hub whose population is 3 times larger that NYC – […]

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The People’s War – Episode 30: Video gaming, black representation and capitalist exploitation

This November, Sony and Microsoft will be releasing their newest gaming consoles, Playstation 5 and the XBOX Series X. It’s estimated that by 2024, Sony and Microsoft will sell over 100 million of these new gaming units. Africans are overrepresented as gamers but underrepresented as creative workers in the industry. Approximately 7% of whites and 11% […]

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The People’s War – Episode 29: Breonna Taylor, Mike Brown and the role of the grand jury in protecting the police

 Following the Kentucky grand jury failure to indict any police for the murder of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, we talk with: Jamahl Kersey, of the Kersey Law firm. For over 10 years, Kersey has defended working class people in a range of issues before the court – from criminal cases to the defense of […]

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The People’s War – Episode 28: Black People’s March on the White House, Black Power Matters!

In the midst of a continuing pandemic, worldwide uprisings against police containment of the African community and a desperately contested U.S. presidential election, we turn to Chairman Omali Yeshitela for answers and a way forward. Chairman Omali is: Leader and founder of the Uhuru Movement over 5 decades, initiated campaigns to defend the democratic rights of […]

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The People’s War – Episode 27: The shooting of L.A. Sheriffs in Compton – response to legacy of police violence?

On September 12, 2020, a gunman opened fire on two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies at the Willowbrook Blue Line Transit Station in Compton California. The deputies were taken to the nearby St. Francis Medical Center in the neighboring city of Lynwood. Outside of the hospital, protestors gathered, not in support of the officers but in […]

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The People’s War – Episode 26: COVID-19 and the Black Ankh free Telehealth program

As U.S. COVID-19 deaths exceed 200,000, we talk with two African professionals about: The state of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the African community along with the state of health and healthcare in general, for African people in the U.S. and around the world. What African people can do to guard against infection […]

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