Black Agenda Radio for Week of March 12, 2018
The Chains That Bound Blacks and Indigenous Americans
Blacks and Native Americans share a history of enslavement at the hands of European settlers, said Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and author of the new book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean. “The nature of ethnic cleansing in North America not only involved mass murder; it also involved mass enslavement,” said Horne. “You can find, today, Native American DNA all over the world, because they were sent to the slave markets of Turkey, to Madagascar – all over the world.”
Ethnic Cleansing is Still U.S. Policy
“The Black Misleadership Class” acts as “agents and collaborators” in the planned shrinkage of Black and brown populations, said veteran tenants organizer and Black Agenda Radio host Nellie Bailey, at a Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community, in New York City. Father Frank Morales, an activist Episcopal priest, said, “We have to create heat on the street, with masses of people. Then we’ll see some changes.”
Happy Birthday, Jericho Movement!
The organization created by and for U.S. political prisoners -- most of them Black Panthers, some incarcerated for nearly 50 years -- marks its 20th anniversary, March 24. The Jericho Movement has taken the struggle to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. “We’re trying to organize on an international level,” said co-chair Jihad Abdulmumit, “so that the world can see what’s going on with our freedom fighters.”
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.