Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. the national prison strike that began on September 9, continues, although the corporate media has almost completely ignored the story. Pastor Kenneth Glascow is the chief spokesman, on the outside, for the Free Alabama Movement, which spearheaded the strike. Glascow says the revolt against slave labor behind the bars began in Alabama’s Holman Prison. The Obama administration has spent billions of dollars waging a proxy war against the government of Syria, in a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and now threatens to ignite a war with Russia. Two weeks ago, U.S warplanes attacked a Syrian military base, killing over 60 government soldiers who were fighting the Islamic State. We spoke with Duboisian scholar and veteran political activist Dr. Anthony Monteiro, and asked if he believed Washington’s claim that the bombing was a mistake.The Uhuru Movement held its annual conference in Ferguson, Missouri, this month. Kalambayi Andenet is president of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement. She says the liberation movement must be based among the same people that it wants to set free.The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement is part of the African People’s Socialist Party, led by Omali Yeshitela. He said the current movement is a continuation of the struggle that began 600 years ago, with the European assault on Africa. In recent months, the one-party ethnic dictatorship in Ethiopia has killed hundreds of protesters from the Amhara and Oromo groups. Ethiopia is a main U.S. ally in Africa, despite its horrific human rights record. Tsigereda Mulugeta is the U.S. based vice president of the Ethiopian People’s Congress of Struggle, or SHENGO. 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.
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