Freedom Now agenda for this Tues Jan 27, 2009 will have four themes. We will start with a update on thee most noted Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier a spiritual elder who was recently transferred to another prison and was beat up viciously by the guards, a la Guantanamo.. The American Indian Movement’s Tony Gonzales will give us the details as part of our Raising the bars prison segment.
We will follow with Brotha JR our correspondent in the bay area who is now facing felony arson charges for his media coverage of the youth rebellion in Oakland as a response to the BART police officer assassination of Oscar Grant.
Brotha Astenu and Dr. McIntosh from CEMOTEP Committee to eliminate media offensive to African people will present an upcoming program on the recent mass meeting in Harlem New York on the theme “Is Barak Obama good for black people” pro’s and con’s”
Our central theme will be an overview on the recent developments in Ethiopia. With the ascension of Barak Obama as US president and a pledge for change it was not only the Israel Zionist who pulled out of Gaza but the Ethiopia military pulled out of Somalia. It was Ex president Bush who financed, armed and dictated Ethiopia’s futile invasion into Somalia. We will explore the impact of the Somallia war on the horn of Africa, recent developments in the on going mass movement for democracy in Ethiopia , and what can we ask for and expect from the Obama administration regarding Africa.
We will have Dedon Kamathi with the African Drum Beat Historical calendar.Our music mix will including: Zap Mama, Baba Maal,Vital dub, Watts prophet, Brenda Fassis, Lasta Sounds, and a surprise tune. . So keep your dial locked turn and for all of those on the internet, tonight program can be reheard for the next 90 days or downloaded for your archives at KPFK.org, Audio Archives scroll to Freedom Now.
We thank you , we salute you for standing with alternative radio here at KPFK and as always we stand ready for the revolution.
Contacts: JR Blocreport.com
American Indian Movement.org