Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 16, 2018
Confront the Black Misleader Class at the Polls
Black radical candidates must always “keep politics in command,” when challenging the misleadership class for the hearts and minds of the Black community. That was one of the themes of the Black Is Back Coalition’s Electoral School, convened in St. Louis, Missouri, last week. Listen to nine speakers address the broadest range of issues -- always with the focus on Black self-determination.
Winnie Mandela the Tallest of All
South African freedom fighter Winnie Mandela, who passed away this month at age 81, “will outlive in her glory and marvel many of the presidents we’ve had since 1994,” said Ronnie Kasrils, the former chief of intelligence of both the African National Congress and the post-apartheid South African government. “She will outlive all of the leaders, barring Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani.” Kasrils spoke on The Real News Network.
Only a Fool Believes U.S. on Syria Chemicals
“We’d have to be complete morons to believe the scenario” painted by the U.S. to justify its latest bombing of Syria, said Stephen Gowans, author of Washington’s Long War on Syria. Speaking on Phil Taylor’s CIUT radio program, Gowans said the entire western conversation on Syria is baseless. “We implicitly assume they that they actually have chemical weapons. They don’t” – having destroyed their stocks under international agreement in 2013-14.
Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 11:am ET on PRN. Length: one hour.