Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 10 March 2020

10 March 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of March 9, 2020 

Black Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence in UK / NYC To Celebrate Release of Last Move 9 Prisoner / Teaching bell hooks / Marx’s “Capital” as a Literary Experience

Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence in UK 

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One reason Black women are in the forefront of British anti-police violence campaigns, is to counter the capitalist smear that Black families are “not capable of raising children, leading to criminality,” said Adam Elliott-Cooper, an activist and PhD candidate at King’s College, in London. Black women fight back by “articulating their love for family by challenging police violence.” Elliott-Cooper wrote a paper which concluded that every recent campaign to protest the killing of Blacks by British police has been led by a woman.

Teaching bell hooks 

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One of the books Boke Saisi most enjoys sharing with her students at the University of California at San Diego, is bell hooks’ “Where We Stand: Class Matters.” Saisi is a PhD candidate who contributed a column to Black Agenda Report’s feature, “Books I Teach.” The chapter “Being Rich” is especially useful in showing how “racism and racist caste systems are inherent parts of the capitalist system,” said Saisi.

Marx’s “Capital” as a Literary Experience 

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Columbia University PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature Tiana Reid finds that her students benefit from reading volume one of Karl Marx’s “Capital.” “There are so many literary ways to read it, which I don’t think blunt the more radical political reading,” said Reid, who conducts research in Black Studies, Marxism and feminism.

NYC to Celebrate Release of Last Move 9 Prisoner 

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“We want to show our appreciation and love for what this 73 year-old man has gone through,” said Gwen DeBrow, one of the organizers of a reception for Delbert Africa, who was released from prison after 42 years of confinement in the death of a Philadelphia policeman. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, at the Holyrood Episcopal Church in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. DeBrow, of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, described the surviving members of the Move family as “stronger than ever, committed revolutionaries to the liberation of all forms of life.”

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