Sunday, July 27, 2014

Let’s Organize The ‘Hood: Fighting Homelessness, Unemployment and Poverty

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Black people make up 12 to 15 percent of the U.S. population. However, some 45 percent of homeless people in America are black, 12 percent are unemployed, and 25 percent live in poverty. Suffering from unemployment, underemployment, poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental health problems and abuse, the homeless in America are the result of capitalism, and the division between the super-poor and the super-rich in this period. All homeless people, but particularly those who are black and other people of color, are treated like criminals because of poverty and unemployment. Listen as we talk about how to build a Poor People’s Survival movement in this period, and to fightback against a society that values the lives of rich people over the poor and low income workers.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The New Generation of Political Prisoners in America Today

In the 1960′s and the 1970′s, hundreds of radical political activists who organized against poverty and institutional racism in America were framed, convicted, and sentenced to long prison terms because of their beliefs. Many of them are still in prison and deserve support, but their campaigns can no longer dominate all prison support work. But we are in a new period, with new forms of government repression.

This is not COINTELPRO run by the FBI and used to destroy the earlier social movements. This is counterinsurgency to criminalize the entire population of young Black people and other peoples of color. Join us as we talk about how to build a mass movement based around this new reality, and who these new political prisoners are.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Mental Health of the Black Community

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The Mental Health of the Black Community is the topic for tonight. Join us for a discussion about the impact of depression on the mental health of the black community,

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Creating Radical Media Sources

The government and the big corporations brainwash a large part of the American public by spreading lies in the mass media about what the government does. Join us for a discussion about how radical media sources, like underground blogs, community newsletters, social media, and Internet radio, such as Black Autonomy Federation Radio, can organize the 'hood to fight against the propaganda of the ruling class. 

 Black Autonomy Federation Radio is an extension of the Memphis, Tennessee based Black Autonomy Federation. BAF Radio advocates building Black Liberation from below centered within the Black poor & unemployed and working-class. This assessment is based on the present social/political in the 21st Century. Contact Black Autonomy Federation: P.O. Box 16382, Memphis, TN 38186-0382 or