Dedon Kamathi:; Producer and Host of Freedom Now contact: Dedon.Kamathi@gmail.com 323-646-4814
Hotep this is Sista Zionne with Freedom Now’s agenda for this Tues March 10. Tonight we will have the Raising the Bars prison segment with a update on the political prisoner “Jamil Al Amin” formerly known as “ H. Rap Brown” a major figure in the civil rights, Black Power and Islamic social change movement. We will follow with the African Drum beat historical calendar with Brotha Dedon as well as a commentary on the TARP program of the Treasury Department .
Our central theme is on the Sudan and the recent indictment of the President of the Sudan Omar Al Bashir.We will look at the machinations of the Israel Lobby and the Black Caucus on the issue of the Sudan with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. We will follow with Lawrence Freeman of the Executive Intelligence Review Magazine who will look critically at the International Court and who is funding this effort. We will follow with Hodarai Ali Executive director of “Give Peace and Chance Foundation ’ to address why is the Sudan in the target of both US Presidents Bush and Obama. We will be taking telephone calls during the last 5 minutes of the program.
Our music mix will include:
Zap Mama, a Brazilian piece, Oscar Brown Junior, Mixit up Rap, Dub 13, the Impression, Kobash, Mohammad Ibrahim , and Queen Etime.
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Lawrence Freeman : Executie Inteligence Review Magazine: 410-277-3325
Hodari Ali: 301-728-8949
African Drumbeat Historical Calendar
Chimerenga. This is Dedon Kamathi with Freedom’s now calendar of Historical events for the week of March 10. This weekly presentation is to honor and guide us in our continued struggle for liberation from the triple -forces of class, national and gender oppression by taking inspiration from the culture of resistance of prior generations.
March 10, 1977
Lumumbist forces of the Congo begin armed class war against the Neo-colonial fascist regime of Mobutu financed by the U. S. CIA and a host of right wing European Christian fundamentalist movements all seeking to keep control of the bountiful natural resources of the Congo.
March 12, 1947
The Truman doctrine is proclaimed by the United States proclaims itself the protector of the world from socialism the working class ideology which seeks to redistribute societal wealth to all not just to the super rich. Socialism whose origins are in the communal societies of pre-class stratified Africa, Asia and the Americas has been the most challenging ideology to colonialism and neo-colonialism for the past 500 years.
March 12, 1927
Minerva Mirabal the oldest of the 3 Mirabal sisters – Dominican woman -who defied the Trujillo dictatorship and the United Snakes invasion and occupation of their country. All 3 sisters were executed on November 25, 1960 due their militant anti-US colonial activism.
March 12, 1791
Benjamin Banneker one of the greatest African architects of his period is commissioned to lay out the complete city and capital of the United States the District of Columbia.
March 12, 1938
German Troops under Adolph Hitler march into Austria and annex it in Germans bid to replace the US, France, Britain as the world’s colonial superpowers.
March 13, 1979
The revolutionary forces of the New Jewel Movement in Grenada led by Maurice Bishop overthrow the British stooge government of Eric Gary thereby bringing to the people of Grenada free medical care, education; subsidize foods, housing and pride in their African culture. The New Jewel Movement served the people of Grenada and not the Multi-national food and spice corporations.
March 13, 1967
Students representing seven California colleges meet to form the United Mexican American Student Association. Later the Black Student Alliance and UMAS at Cal State Los Angeles united and voted to establish the Minority Student Program which evolved 1 year later into the Educational Opportunity Program the premier program for the massive inclusion of so called minority students in the de facto segregated California university school system.
March 14, late 17 Century
Tituba- African Native America healer from Barbados persecuted as a “witch” due to her practice of traditional African culture was the slave of a Salem Christian Minister. Tituba shunned the Puritan lifestyle and religion and openly practiced her African medicinal cultural rituals and was much sought after as a healer. The 1692 hysteric witch hunts against women targeted her for hanging.
March 14, 1883
Karl Marx, the leading European theoretical and revolutionary of the contemporary communist movement dies in abject poverty. His critique of Capitalism in the 3 volume master piece “Capital” as well as Wage-Labor and Capital among 25+ books becomes the bases for the world wide anti-capitalist and anti-colonialist and anti-neo-colonialist movements of the 20thand 21st centuries. Rooted in a critique of European political economy with the rise of Imperialism it became a critical ideological tools for deconstruction the European economic stranglehold over Africa, Asian, the Caribbean and Latin America... It exposes the inevitable contradiction between labor or the workers, and capital or the capitalist dies. Components of Marxism was used as a part of the ideological weapons by Russian, Cuba, Vietnam, China , Guinea, Ghana among more than 60 countries in the world with its searing analysis of the fundamental anti-social essence of Capitalism.
March 15, 1997
The international day against Police Brutality begins in 1997 as an initiative of the Montreal, Canada collective. Police brutality is a capitalist’s tactic to terrorize the youth and working class from uniting and conducting class and national struggle against the national and class exploitation that is the bases of the super profits of the ruling oligarchy.
March 15, 1961
The Bakongo clan of West Africa rise against the Portuguese and took control of Northern Angola, though temporarily defeated with over 50,000 deaths and over 300,00 fled to the Congo. The freedom loving warriors regroup and inevitably organize under the leadership of the Movement For the Liberation Of Angola and not only overthrew the colonial government but set in motion the overthrow of the dictatorship of Portugal and the rise of a Socialist government inside Europe.
March 16, 1827
Ist African owned and operated newspaper was founded. The same year slavery was abolished in New York. The paper served to counter the plethora of racist commentary published in mainstream America newspaper. I feature articles o Haiti, Sierra Leone. By the start of the Civil war over 40 Black owned and operated flourish in the US many underground.
March 16, 1947
Hyda Sha’Rawi crosses over. She was a pioneering Egyptian women’s rights advocate and indepence leader. She was a leader in the elimination of the harem system a meaning a forbidden place were a multi-wife system were the wives and all the female members of the women were forbidden contact with men except for the husband /father.,
We will close with a chant of unity from the continued struggles in South Africa. We say Amanda you response Awethu. Which means the power to rule, the power of the land the power of humankind belongs to we the people?