Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and

analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host,

Nellie Bailey. Coming up: vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka says the

Green Party will fight for the rights of all oppressed people; Blacks in Ferguson,

Missouri, suspect the cops are behind the killing of a young activist; and, Blacks

in Colombia want to make sure that a peace deal between the government and

rebels also safeguards the rights of African descended peoples.

Veteran anti-war activist David Swanson is urging corporate
media networks and cable channels to hold their own debates that include the
presidential candidates of the Green and Libertarian Parties.
The Green Party held a massive rally in Chicago, recently, for Jill Stein

and Ajamu Baraka, their candidates for president and vice president. Baraka

says the people are demanding answers to some serious questions.Twenty-year- old Black political activist Darren Seals’ body was found shot

and burned inside his car in Ferguson, Missouri, last week. No one has been

charged in Seals’ murder, but folks on the street suspect that the police are

involved. We spoke with Edwin Chanell, whose New Generation Black Council

works with gang members in the St. Louis area. Chanell was a close associate of

Revolutionary Black Panther Party local leader Houdari Juelani, also known as

Angelo Brown, who was shot to death by cops in nearby Belleville, Illinois, earlier

this year. Chanell also collaborated with Darren Seals, and believes the cops

played a role in his death. Colin Kaepernick’s name is by now a household word, after the football

player’s refusal to stand and honor the national anthem. But, 31 years ago,

Hardy Williams lost his position as a Los Angeles high school coach when he

turned his back on the national anthem. Williams sued his school principle and

the school district, and won a $25,000 settlement. The life-long educator says

he’d been shunning the flag and the anthem for years before the authorities

finally took action against him, in 1985. On September 26 th , the Colombian government and FARC guerillas will

sign a peace deal to bring an end to more than 50 years of civil war. Shortly

afterwards, a national referendum will be held on the peace deal. However, Afro-

Colombians and indigenous peoples worry that their rights may be disregarded in

the process. Charo Mina-Rojas is a spokesperson for the Afro-Colombian

struggle to maintain their territorial rights. Mumia Abu Jamal, the United States’ best known political prisoner is

making an appeal for Prison Radio, which carries his commentaries and reports

from other activists locked up in the American Gulag. And that it’s for this edition of Black Agenda Radio.

Be sure to visit us at BlackAgendaReport.com, where you’ll find a new and

provocative issue, each Wednesday. That’s www.BlackAgendaReport.com. It’s

the place for news, commentary and analysis, from the Black Left. I’m Nellie

Bailey. Our thanks to the good people at the Progressive Radio Network.
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