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Texas in The Eye of The Storm and Government Failure

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We speak with Debbie Russell about the blackouts in Texas and the harmful impact of privatization of commons.   Guests: Debbie Russell is an activist / organizer in Austin, Texas. For several years, Russell was the unofficial spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, which named her Outstanding Activist in 2009.  


We speak with M-1 and Umi of The People’s Army about the legacy of Dr. Huey P. Newton, the Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party. Dr. Huey P. Newton was born on February 17, 1942. Mutulu Olugbala better known by his stage name M-1. He is best known for his work as one half of … Continued


We speak with Jilchristina Vest, Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith and former Black Panther member Ericka Huggins about the legacy of Black Panther women, BPP survival programs, and the mural in West Oakland that honors these women’s significant contributions. To find out more about the mural visit, https://www.wbppmural.com/ Ericka Huggins is an educator, former Black Panther Party member, … Continued


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Reimaging Public Safety and Chief Is My Belief!

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We explore the Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce with two Oakland youth who serve on the taskforce. And Brooklyn Williams an adult advisor with the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force weighs in as well. And later we speak with Fire Captain Randall West about the Black FireFighters Event – “Chief Is My Belief!” This event was … Continued


We speak with Councilwoman Carroll Fife and Dr. Connie Wun Ph.D about Black Asian solidarity and the attempts to undermine police accountability efforts. And later we speak with Tongo Eisen-Martin the eighth San Francisco Poet Laureate.   The Image: Carroll Fife and Nikki Fortunato Bas (left image) Tongo Eisen-Martin (right image)