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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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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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