Eric Mann hosts weekly radio show Voices from the Frontlines on Pacifica KPFK 90.7FM (Tuesdays at 4PM PST). #VoicesRadio boasts a large multi-racial Los Angeles audience, and increasingly, a national audience for our live, streaming webcast. Eric conducts interviews with frontline organizers from across the globe that focus on strategy
and tactics, grassroots movements, radical and revolutionary thinkers, strategists, organizers, and mass leaders--asking the question, "What is to be Done?" and looking for answers.
For many exciting years 90.7 fm KPFK has hosted Voices from the Frontlines and many other progressive movement building radio shows. On this show, Eric Mann along with radio show producer and activist Channing Martinez, and interim Director Allan Minsky host a fund drive featuring excerpts of Fannie…
Today, for #FatTuesday #MardiGras don't just buy any drink, get yourself a good drink full of knowledge. Like Katrina's Legacy Volume 2.
As Beverly Wright of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice observed shortly after Katrina:
"We need to go beyond the ‘Right of Return’ to the ‘effective Right of Return.’ We need plane tickets, bus tickets, housing, and a job or at least government benefits waiting for us when we do return. We cannot allow the Bush Administration and even many Louisiana white Democrats to support the forced and conscious dispersal of Black New Orleans and Gulf Coast evacuees to ‘new homes’ in Houston, Boston, Los Angeles, and Utah that effectively cements their disenfranchisement. They must, every one of them, be allowed to return home!"
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Just in case if you began you day today with this song and without a reading of Black History here goes:
Katina's Legacy Volume 1 and 2:
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"The central tactical demand that has united the Black and progressive movements in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and throughout the United States and that has given that movement its cutting edge, is the Effective Right of Return of 350,000 Black residents of New Orleans and comparable numbers in every other Gulf Coast city.* If the Black population of evacuees is not aided in its return, there can be no material base for Black power and no political base to challenge the racist institutions in New Orleans, the white, anti-Black majority in Louisiana, the U.S. Congress, and the anti-Black President. Areas of Black majority are critical to any possible reversal of policies that contribute to racism and national oppression. They must be fought for and defended as if all of our lives depended on it.
Without a plan to prioritize the return of Black people to New Orleans, relocation has taken the form of mass kidnapping and the forced dispersal of refugees."
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