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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 tourism, gambling, sexual tourism.”
– Dr. Matsemela Odom.

This week the People’s War radio show talks with:

  • Dr. Matsemela Odom, Black Studies educator at the University of San Diego and other schools including UC San Diego, San Diego City College and San Diego Mesa College. Odom has published numerous articles on the history of black people throughout southern California, analyzing the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, police brutality, segregation, the crack cocaine epidemic, hip-hop music, white hate groups and black resistance rebellions.
  • Muambi Tangu, former student organizer at San Diego State University and current Membership Coordinator for the International People’s Democatic Uhuru Movement. Tangu has been organizing for African self-determination and Black Power in San Diego for nearly two decades.

Hosted by Ticharwa Masimba and Matop Nyungu, the weekly People’s War Radio Show features guests covering all aspects of the current crisis – providing health and medical tips and resources, economic survival information, analysis of the political and international impact, how to prepare for the future and organize for community self-determination.