Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dismantling The Political Plantation

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The futility and corruption of U.S. representative politics is currently being made known to the masses of American people, more so than at any time since the right to vote was won for all in 1965. In 2014, there is widespread confusion, anger, and disappointment over the political system in America. Is this the moment to successfully struggle for radical direct democracy, and can the black revolutionary movement serve as a platform for building a new (non)political system for dual power for poor and working class people? Join us as we discuss "Dismantling the Political Plantation: The 2014 Elections and the Need for Radical Direct Democracy."

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Why Obama Won’t Prosecute The Cop Who Killed Michael Brown

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In 1957, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, after the state's segregationist governor, backed by white racist cops and vigilantes, defied federal law in an attempt to stop black students from integrating Central High School. Today, over a half century later, cops and vigilantes continue to violate the civil rights of black and other people of color.

Nevertheless, President Barack Obama has, to date, refused to use his authority to bring federal criminal charges against police officers like Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown, and vigilantes like George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin. Join us for a discussion about why Obama won't take federal action against police terror in America and why community organizing led by poor and working class people of color is the only way to get justice for those murdered by cops and vigilantes.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Black Panther Reunion movement: its importance and impact

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JoNina Ervin, Chairwoman of the BAF, was one of the original organizers of the first Black Panther Party reunion in 1986, and she has just returned from a BPP reunion in Houston, TX this past weekend. Listen to her talk about the origins of the movement, its impact in creating national interest in the legacy of the BPP, and its aftermath. Rarely discussed, but its impact is felt today, join us as we talk about the BPP reunion movement.