Tuesday, January 26, 2016

KPOO interview: Kiilu Nyasha and Terry Collins remember Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell


(Hugo 'Yogi' Pinell, artwork by Kiilu Nyasha, 2015)

(Transcription of KPOO interview from SF Bay View Newspaper)

This interview was broadcast live on Aug. 18, 2015, on Terry Collins’ show, The Spirit of Joe Rudolph. Listen to it in full here; these are highlights. Read more about Hugo Pinell here.

Terry Collins:  A lot of people around here are definitely in deep mourning for the murder of Hugo Pinell on the 12th of August, this month. From my correspondence with him over the past three or four years, I know he was a person full of love.

I loved Hugo or Yogi Bear, as he was called, and he really helped me sustain myself through some of the problems I thought I had with growing old and still trying to keep the struggle going on. I know you love Hugo also, so tell me some of the things you want to talk about.

Kiilu Nyasha:  If there was one word that could describe Yogi Bear, it would be love. His love energies are what sustained him for 45 years in solitary confinement beginning December 1970.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ida McCray




October 1, 2015 episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle, featuring Ida McCray, Director of Families With a Future.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Raj Patel




September 17, 2015 episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle, featuring author and activist Raj Patel.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Pierre Labossiere and Emiliano Echeverria




September 3, 2015 episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle, featuring Pierre Labossiere and Emiliano Echeverria.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Black August (parts one and two)



August 6, 2015 episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle, featuring an interview with host Kiilu Nyasha.




August 20, 2015 episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle, featuring Willie "Sundiata" Tate and David Johnson of the San Quentin Six.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Dylcia Pagan on Puerto Rico and Pierre Labossiere on Haiti




July 2, 2015 episode of the Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, with guest Dylcia Pagan.

See also a 2011 interview with Dylcia Pagan, alongside Francisco Torres of the SF8, entitled Dylcia and Cisco on Panthers and Independistas.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Terry Collins and Avotcja




June 18, 2015 episode of the Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Speech for May 19 2015 Political Science Graduation at San Francisco State University

NOTE:  This beautiful plaque was presented to me on stage at McKinney Auditorium right after my speech.  I was stunned.  The whole experience was surreal -- a completely unexpected honor.


First I want to thank you and my neighbor, Candice Bell, for this honor and opportunity to speak to your graduating class in political science.

I think of myself as a political social scientist and a revolutionary journalist.

I was active in the Black Panther Party from 1969 to 1971, where I was introduced to Marx, Mao, Che, and Fanon – and committed my life to serving the people and fighting their enemies.
As Frantz Fanon noted in The Wretched of the Earth,

“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it...”

That’s the question to ask your selves individually and collectively.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Michelle Cordova



June 4, 2015 episode of the Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV Show

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Phavia Kujichagulia and Call-in with Pam Africa



May 24, 2015 episode of the Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV Show