On todays show Voices from the Frontlines present a conversation with David Monkawa


Your National Movement Building Show

“Wake up and smell the revolution”

Tuesday March 14, 2023 | 8 AM PST


On todays show Voices from the Frontlines present a conversation with

David Monkawa

Veteran Asian/Pacific Islander revolutionary organizer

Eric and David discuss the multiracial solidarity event hosted at Strategy and Soul Center theater, and David’s long distance political life. The participant were Progressive Asian Network for Action, an organization fighting for bi-cultural healthcare and social justice, (Asian with Attitudes), AWA , AWA  is a grassroot movement whose efforts are centered in uniting all Asian, building bridges of  diversity to fight against racism and hate. The Nation of Islam,   The Nation of Islam is a religious, Black nationalist, and liberation movement, Strategy and Soul Center  and the Bus Riders Union. Strategy and Soul and the Bus riders Union are a  Think /Act tank for regional, national and international movement building, founded in 1989 and based in the 10 million-person world city of Los Angeles. Its campaigns, projects, and publications are rooted in working class communities of color, and address the totality of urban life with a particular focus on civil rights, environmental justice, public health, global warming, and the criminal legal system. Strategy and Soul Center build consciousness, leadership, and organization among those who face discrimination and societal attack–people of color, women, immigrants, workers, LGBT people, youth, all of whom comprise its membership. Linking mass struggles to the need for radical, structural change, Strategy and Soul develop campaigns and demands that help build a revitalized world united front that can stop the rising tides of war, racism and imperialism, the ecological crisis and the growing police state. Strategy and Soul Center work often challenges both major political parties and takes on the organized Right. Strategy and Soul Center fight to win.

In the last half of the show Eric holds a conversation with Channing Martinez, Lead Organizer at the Strategy and Soul Center, and the Bus Riders Union. Channing reports from the ground and the frontlines of the battle field and  informs the listeners on the politics of the ground work to achieving change and reforms within the imperialistic system. In particular, Channing informs the listener about a recent incident of police brutality in which excessive and unnecessary force was deployed against several High School student.  And the action and works he along with Strategy and Soul Center are doing on the ground to  eliminate police brutality and and bring about social justice for everyone.


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Listen to Voices from the Frontlines Tuesdays at 8AM PST on KPFK 90.7FM, KPFK.org.


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