VOICES Radio: The MTA’s Anti-Blackness; Mark Masaoka Talks Unionism, Racism at GM Plant
The MTA’s Anti-Blackness; Mark Masaoka Talks
Unionism, Racism at GM Plant; and Horace Silver
performs his classic, Song for my Father
On this edition of Voices from the Frontlines, Eric Mann and Channing Martinez urge the MTA to “Stop Genocide Against Black Passengers”. They say it’s time for Voices listeners to get off the sidelines and join us on the Frontlines.
Support the Bus Riders Union motion to this Thursday’s MTA board by contacting Channing Martinez at Channing@thestrategycenter.org
We also have part two of a three-part discussion with Mark Masaoka, in conversation with Eric Mann. They share memories and analysis of the great work in the United Auto Workers by socialist and communists in the auto factories of Ford Pico Rivera, GM Southgate, and GM Van Nuys—Mark’s and UAW Local 645 in the fight against anti-Japanese chauvinism.
There are also segments with Ernesto Arce and the South Central Third World News, Vijay Prashad on the hypocrisy of US climate criminals passing the buck to China and India.
We’ll hear the Great Horace Silver playing “Song for My Father” and a bit of background on the bop classic.
Also, Channing Martinez joins us to invite listeners this weekend to Strategy and Soul located at 3546 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, just around the corner from the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.