Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 15, 2018
MLK vs. Black Misleadership Class
Reigniting Dr. Martin Luther King’s movement against the “triple evils” of racism, militarism and materialism “requires a very tough ideological struggle against the neoliberal elite, including those in the Black misleadership class and the intelligensia,” said Philadlephia-based scholar and activist Dr. Anthony Monteiro. Monteiro is part of a yearlong, citywide project to promote the life and work of W.E.B. Dubois.
Peace Requires Social Transformation
The peace movement “must recognize that war is an instrument of class rule, and that we have to overthrow this enemy and build and new society, on a new basis,” said Ajamu Baraka, one of the keynote speakers at a national conference of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, in Baltimore. Baraka, the 2016 Green Paty vice presidential candidate, is lead organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace.
Mumia: 36 Years Behind Bars
The nation’s best known political prisoner is locked in a complex legal battle that might overturn his 1982 conviction in the death of a Philadelphia cop. The trial of Mumia Abu Jamal was marked by “perjured testimony, false ballistics, false confessions” and a judge that said he would help prosecutors “fry the nigger,” said Gwen Debrow, of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.
Blacks Mark New Orleans’ 300th Birthday
Dr. Clyde Robertson will oversee three days of events marking three centuries of Black experience in New Orleans, beginning January 18. Robertson is director of African and African American Studies at Southern University, New Orleans. He was among the 100,000 Blacks exiled from the city in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina, including “the politicized community” that had taken the lead in community affairs.
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.