Sunday, April 27, 2014

What Happened To The Left: From Revolution To Reformism

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One thing for younger activists to understand is that in this current period, individuals, groups and Leftist movements that in the past (the "radical" period of the 1960's) were posturing as revolutionary or radical, and even presented themselves as struggling to destroy the capitalist state, have now gone over to reformism and are in league with Left-Liberals to build a base in this economy and the government. Many have become businesspeople, politicians, political pundits, or administrators of nonprofit organizations. How did this happen and why did this happen, and what does it mean now? On this week's Black Autonomy Federation Radio, we talk about "What Happened To The Left: From Revolution To Reformism".

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Internal Colonialism in 21st Century Black America

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For 184 years, black activists have argued that black people in America exist as a colony within the United States. Join us for a discussion about the history of Black America as a colony of the U.S. government; how this colonization has today caused mass black unemployment, poverty, imprisonment, and other problems for poor, low income and working class black people; and what we must do to organize against it.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Direct Democracy vs. Electoral Politics II

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April 5, 2014
This week on Black Autonomy Federation Radio we will once again broach the topic of "Direct Democracy as an Alternative to Electoral Politics".

Direct Democracy part 2. What was Participatory Democracy in the 1960's and why has corporate power and money has killed liberal reformist politics in this period? The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Students for a Democratic Society, Black Panther Party and other radical movements in the 1960's pressed for direct democracy and "all power to the people", rather than the gov't and corporations dictating the social and political life of the country. What does all this mean, and what can we do about it on the grassroots level?