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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Jeffrey Blankfort

May 7, 2015 episode of the Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV Show

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Commentary re Youth Uprising for 12/18/14 Freedom Is A Constant Struggle, by Kiilu Nyasha

For the first time in nearly 45 years, I’m really excited about young people rising up all over the country in the wake of police murders of Black and Brown people, esp. the blatant killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. In those cases, neither of the rogue cops was indicted or had any charges filed against them.  As a former Panther, police brutality and murder is nothing new.

From Ferguson, Mi. where Michael Brown was left to bleed to death for 41/2 hours to NYC where Eric Garner was choked to death – Black youth have been in the forefront of a mass movement taking to the streets.

In solidarity with Blacks, who’ve been the most targeted by racist police, people of all backgrounds and ages are collectively protesting this open season on Black people,.

Malcolm X Day Speech – May 17, 2015 By Kiilu Nyasha

We are gathered here today to honor our martyred hero, El Hajj Malik el Shabazz, Malcolm X, who would be 90 years old had he survived another 51 years. Born on May 19, 1925, Malcolm X was assassinated Feb. 21, 1965 in NYC’s Audubon Ballroom. It’s notable that he and Martin Luther King were assassinated when both were 39 years of age.

I want to share with you some quotes you rarely hear expressing Malcolm’s changed ideas. More often his anti-white notions are propagated, virtually ignoring his transformation once he returned from the Hajj in Mecca and visits to Northern Africa. Only about a month before he was murdered, he clarified his positions on race, segregation, and capitalism. E.g., In Jan. 1965, on New York’s WBAI, he said:

"We don’t judge a manby the color of his skin. We don’t judge you because you are white; we don’t judge you because you’re black….We judge you because of what you do and what you practice.”

Friday, May 8, 2015

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ayana Labossiere and Robert Roth on Haiti

This April 2, 2015 episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle features Ayana Labossiere of Haiti Action Committee and Robert Roth of Haiti Emergency Relief Fund.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ruchell Cinque Magee and the August 7th Courthouse Slave Rebellion By Kiilu Nyasha, 2008

On Wednesday, August 6, 2008 9:13 PM, Kiilu Nyasha <> wrote:

I can hardly believe that 38 years have gone by since the Marin Courthouse Slave Rebellion of August 7, 1970.  Ruchell is now 69 years old, same as me.  It's a sin and a shame the fascist state has taken this brother's whole life, damn near.  And he has never seriously injured anyone.  Quite the opposite, Ruchell has been responsible (through his jailhouse lawyering) for the release of countless prisoners over the decades he's been incarcerated.  

Fast forward to April 2015 and Ruchell has now been locked up for a total of 60 years, 52 in California gulags and 8 in Angola State Prison, Louisiana.

Ruchell Cinque Magee and the August 7th Courthouse Slave Rebellion

“Slavery 400 years ago, slavery today, it’s the same but with a new name”.-- Ruchell Cinque Magee