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2008 December

Monthly Archives: December 2008

Assassination of Chairman Fred Hampton

This brief video offers some insight into why the great Fred Hampton, 21-year-old chairman of Chicago's chapter of the Black Panther Party, was assassinated...

Blame the takers, not the makers

Recently we've seen a profound political distaste for the auto companies, with a special vehemence for the United Auto Workers (UAW), who are portrayed as greedy, lazy "ne'er-do-wells," who are paid far more than they're worth.

Resist Africom!

To an African hip hop beat, learn about the struggle by Africans and Americans to stop the U.S. military from occupying Africa - on...

KPFK breaks the silence on Congo

On Nov. 11, KPFK radio host Dedon Kamathi interviewed Kambale Musavuli from the Congo, who is the coordinator of the global student movement...

Odetta joins the ancestors

"Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77" headlines the New York Times story that describes Odetta as "the singer whose deep voice...

Dignified Entertainment: an interview wit’ veteran actor and director Delroy Lindo

Veteran actor and director Delroy Lindo is currently directing the August Wilson play, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre through Dec. 14. Lindo is best known in the Black community for his role in the classic film "Malcolm X," where he played West Indian Archie.

What to do about the carmakers

With the auto industry's tradition of employment of Blacks in well-paid jobs and bellwether social responsibility practices, the decisions Congress makes in regard to Big Three automakers is important to Blacks.

Holiday events and gifts to uplift

Traditionally, the holiday season is a time of good will, great food, community, family and gift exchanges. But for some, the holidays are just another reminder of the people who are missing from our communities, our loved ones who are in jails and prisons.

Mumia on Barack

Protest to free Mumia and Troy Davis, two innocent men facing execution, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 4:30pm, at the Federal Courthouse, 7th & Mission, San Francisco. Mumia and Troy are challenging the “law of the land” that says, “Innocence is no defense.” Pennsylvania and Georgia seek their execution. We demand their freedom.

Free Haiti’s political prisoners! Free Ronald Dauphin!

Grassroots activist Ronald Dauphin, a supporter of President Aristide, was arrested by armed paramilitary troops on March 1, 2004 - the day after U.S. officials forced Aristide into exile. Mr. Dauphin has spent five years in jail without having been convicted of any crime.