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.
I just returned from Augustus Hawkins High School. 100 of us stood on the steps and demanded that President Obama end the Defense Department 1033 Program which gives military weapons to the school police. We demanded he cut U.S. greenhouse gases from 1990 levels by 50% starting Now! To see the young Black and Brown students and bus riders of all ages leading a movement to demand that the first Black president of the United States enforce our climate and civil rights--on Malcolm X's 90th birthday--was watching history in the making. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
President Obama has announced changes to the 1033 Program. We believe these "reforms" are deceptive and destructive because they maintain the entire program of military occupation while getting rid of some of the weapons--which mislead people to believe the Defense Department is banned from giving miltary weapons to local police forces. That is not true. We want the program dismantled and the weapons destroyed. Listen to KPFK @ 4pm to hear Eric's speech at the event. ... See MoreSee Less
No Cars In la No Tanks in LA Rally & Press Conference
May 19, 2015, 3:30pm
Augustus F Hawkins High School 825 W 60th St. Los Angeles, CA 90044
RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE
3:30pm in front of Augustus Hawkins High School
These are the demands that we're putting in the president
NO CARS IN L.A.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: SIGN A PEOPLE’S CLIMATE TREATY TO CUT EMISSIONS BY 50% We call on you to go to the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference in December with a binding, enforceable, front-loaded plan to cut U.S. emission by 50 percent in the next ten years starting today! The US is responsible for 45% of the world’s automobile CO2 emissions and Los Angeles is the auto capital of the world. South Los Angeles must help lead the fight for climate justice.
NO TANKS IN L.A.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: END THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT’S 1033 PROGRAM We call on you to end this program that is giving military grade weapons to urban police departments to suppress Black and Latino communities -- and to put down the urban rebellions in Ferguson, Baltimore and every other city that are soon to come. Stop the War Department from giving local police anti-mine tanks, M-16 assault rifles, military helicopters, grenade launchers, military cargo planes. No more weapons of mass destruction to be used against the Black Nation and the Latino peoples.