Black Alliance for Peace: It’s Good That NATO is in Disarray
Although Democrats and militarists bemoan President Trump’s tattered relations with other NATO heads of state, Black Alliance for Peace national organizer Ajamu Baraka says the disarray in the western alliance is a “good thing.” NATO “now serves as a deployment force in every part of the world to extend and expand and deepen” the alliances military control. NATO has “proven itself to be an enemy of collective humanity,” said Baraka.
Support for Medicare for All is a “National Consensus”
“When an issue gets to the point where it has a national consensus behind it,” as does Medicare for All, “the people who profit from the system will do all they can to stop it,” said Kevin Zeese, of Popular Resistance. Democratic presidential candidate “Elizabeth Warren’s popularity dropped like a rock,” said Zeese, when she watered down her support for Medicare for All.
Lawless Judges and Prosecutors Block Mumia’s Road to Freedom
Linn Washington, the Philadelphia-based legal scholar, told a New York City teach-in in support of Mumia Abu Jamal that the nation’s best known political prisoner would be free already if not for massive prosecutorial and judicial misconduct. “If these judges ever follow the law Mumia will be out immediately – but they don’t follow the law,” said Washington.
Rastafarians Were Key to Black Freedom Movement
The Jamaica-birthed Rastafarian movement played a key role in the emergence of a global movement for African liberation, said Daive Dunkley, professor of Black Studies at the University of Missouri and author of a number of books on the subject. “This spirituality component of Rastafari was part of a package that was geared towards decolonizing Black space in the diaspora,” including the continent of Africa. Dunkley said there are now more Rastafari in South Africa than in Jamaica.
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