Agenda for Freedom Now Produced & Hosted By Dedon Kamathi
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Hotep this is Sista Zionne with Freedom Now’s agenda for this Tues Feb.10.2009 .Our central theme is the Black Agenda Report, the most progressive, popular on-line journal of African American political thought and action in the United States. A relatively new publication birth in the fall of 2006 it has brought together some of the most progressive African journalist who speak with impunity to the ruling class and their sub-ordinates including the Black Caucus and of course President Barak Obama. Glen Ford the journals co-founder and a former Black Panther will be our live in studio guest. The Black Agenda Report has been at the cutting edge of critical analysis of the Obama campaign and presidency as well as of all Black elected political officials and of course the US ruling class.
Broth G-Bone will will give us a brief update on his continued master piece of film “41st and Central the untold story of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party with an announcement of a pre-release screening coming up.
Brotha Mateef will address the political prisoner crisis in the US prison system and Dedon will provide the African Drum Beat historical calendar. Our music mix will include:
Zap Mama, Montell Williams , Bama, Edey,Yosef Ndour, Observers and clips from the Doc.on the Black Panther Party.
So keep your radio and web browser locked, and take note that Tonights program can be reheard for the next 90 days at KPFK.org, Audio Archives scroll to Freedom Now.
We thank you for your support during our fund drive and as always we stand ready for the Revolution
Contact Dedon at Dedon.Kamathi@gmail.com 323-646-4814
Guy Lumumba speaking at Cal.State University at Domiguez
La Tortia Hall Rm 103 5:30 - 7:30
41th & Central History of the Black Panther Party of Southern California
U.C.Riverside 6 pm Feb.19 1201 University Ave University Theater,/riverside
Further Info: Ultrawave Media.com
Glen Ford : BlackAgendaReport .com
African Drum Beat Historical Calendar
Alafia to our listening audience during our fund drive This is Brotha Dedon with the African Drum Beat Historical Calendar for the Week of Feb.10 . Freedom Now provides this historical calendar to further contribute to our appreciation of the struggles and the inevitability of victory of human and spiritual values over greed and super profits . No where on the AM or FM dial or even on the web will you find such a historical calendar that cover the world from a revolutionary perspective. . We urge you to make your contribution for a more just world for our
children.February 11 1890
The US opens 11 millions acres of traditional Native America Sioux land to all white settler in a continued effort at genocide by forceable taking the land from the indigeneous peoples and giving it to Europeans.February 11, 1990
Nelson Mandela released after 27 years of imprisonment on Robben Island in South Africa. The US CIA provided the logistics for the capture of Nelson Mandela but the world wide free south African movement forced the racist apartheid regime to free Mandela and subsequently with the rise of the African National Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress the elimination of racial apartherid though economic apartherid has grown.February 12, 1968
British dockworkers refuse to unload California table grapes as organized labor support of the United Framworkers grape boycotts spreads throughout Europe.February 12, 1831
Nat Turner’s revolt in Virginia begins with a divine signal a solar eclipse.Feb. 12,1909
The NAACP founded in New York City. The oldest civil rights movement in the United States and in many areas the most militant from the rank and file membership.Feb.13 1837Flours riot in Hew York City where the cost doubles due to speculators and the masses break into the flour dealers wherehouses causing a police response and the masses take to the street in rebellion. Feb. 13, 1800Canadian court ruling outlaws slavery in Quebec a full 50+ years before the United States outlaws slavery.Feb. 13, 1949
Sorjini Chattopadhyaya Naidu a Indian sista who worked for a society where the Dalit or untouchables would become the leaders of India society crossed over to the ancestor world. She was a Indian poet,, political leader who was born into a highly respected Brahmin family, she rebelled by marrying out of her caste, and becoming political leader in the decolinization struggle with a focus not just on British Colonialsm but also upper caste oppression of lower caste. . She was jailed more than Ghandi and built organizations that were inclusisve regardless of color, caste or gender. After independence she served as governor of United Provices until her death.
Feb. 13, 1923
The Ist Black professional basketball team “The Renaissance is organized”Feb. 14, 1914
Sista Me Kitili a Kenya militant sister freedom fighter against British colonialism escapes from prison and leaders armed struggle.
February 15,m 1851
African abolitionist strom a BAoston courtroom and resuce fugitive slaves.
February 15, 1961
Africans in the US, The Carribbean and Africa protest the slaying of the Congo’s democratically elected president Patrice Lumumba by disrupting the United Nations session for the role of the UN in the US orchestrated assassination.
February 16,1960Fidel Castro becomes premier of Reolutionary Cuba. Feb. .16, 1975Black Liberation Army launches a amphibious assault on Rikers Island prison to free Assata Shaku. Feb. 16, 1958
Elisabeth Kaaxgal.att a Tlingit or indigeneious sista from Alaska who was a ferocious leader against the aparatheid system imposed by Europeans living in the America against the indigeneous peoples of Alaska. . She was the Grand Camp President of the Alaska Native sisterhood.
Feb. 16 Ist sCentury ADPhung Thi Chinh Vietnamese woman warrior and leader who while pregnant, led the Vietnamese peaseanst in batatle against the Chnese. During battle she gave birth, then strapped her newborn baby on her back and prceeded to hack her way through a sea of Chinese soldiers.
This has been the African Drum Beat Historical Calendar here at Freedom Now 90.7 FM in Southern California and 98.7 FM in the Santa Barbara area. We ask you to join us in an African Chant of unity. Amandla Awethu means the power belongs to the people.