Black Agenda Radio for Week of June 28, 2021
US Acting as “Rogue State” in Shutting Down Iranian News Site
The US seizure of the Iranian news site Press TV shows that Washington “will continue to operate as a rogue state as long as it can get away with it,” said Ajamu Baraka, national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace. Moreover, there is “no real protection from the US state moving against Black Agenda Report” and other left web sites “in this growing neofascist environment.”
Reparations Supporters Need to Unite Around Specific Demands
Efia Nwangaza, director of the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination in Greenville, South Carolina, is trying to unite the member organizations of the South Carolina Reparations Coalition behind specific demands for repair of Black US descendants of slaves. Prisoners were exempted from the post-Civil War amendment against slavery, allowing forced human bondage to continue and grow into mass Black incarceration. Slavery never ended, said Nwangaza.
Community Control of Police is the Best Remedy
Chicago leads the nation in moving towards community control of the police, with a majority of the city’s board of aldermen in favor. Jasman Salas, co-chair of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression, which is spearheading the measure, said, “We cannot beg officers to change…or for more training…or for body cameras…or for window dressing and superficial changes. We must demand community control of the police.”
Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 11:am ET on PRN. Length: one hour.