Eric Commentary on Vijay Prashad “The Eight Contradictions of the U.S. Imposed World Order” and SEIU Teacher Strike
VOICES FROM THE FRONTLINES
Your National Movement Building Show
“Wake up and smell the revolution”
Tuesday March 21, 2023 | 8 AM PST
On todays show Voices from the Frontlines
The Eight Contradictions of the U.S. Imposed World Order
BY: Vijay Prashad and the Tri-Continental Team.
Veteran revolutionary Theorist, Author, Historian, Educator, and Organizer
Eric will read for the listeners some of the writings from Vijay’s The Eight Contradiction of the U.S. Imposed World Order, Eric will then give commentary and discuss the imperialist behaviors of the U.S. The successful Socialist growth of China, its economic viability to withstand U.S imperialism and pressures, and the peaceful growth and adaptation of socialist elements amongst third world nations. In addition, Eric discuss the historic and gradual decline of U.S. capitalisms, U.S. lost of dominance in the world and its desperate warlike behaviors and actions towards China.
In brief Eric discuss the Strategy and Soul theater’s film screening of “The Bus riders Union” film produce by Haskell Wexler . The screening will take place March 30, 2023 at Strategy and Soul theater. Click here to find out more about the event and to purchase ticket.
The Bus Riders Union film is a documentary about an activist group called the Bus Riders Union. Their focus is on improving the public transportation system in Los Angeles. The bus system there is in a sorry state. Busses are overcrowded. A rider will routinely see three busses pass her by, completely full, before being able to board. Handicapped riders find that the lift system on most busses is broken. Many riders need to take three or more busses to arrive at their destinations, and late night service on some routes is discontinued without any notice. On top of this, the MTA was planning a massive fare increase and focusing their energy on subways and trains that are costly and benefit mainly upper class white people. The B.R.U. views this struggle over Los Angeles busses as the new civil rights battle. The bus system is utilized almost exclusively by minorities and low income residents. Since the busses are so unreliable, workers are not able to predictably arrive on time and therefore have trouble holding jobs. This means that an already disadvantaged segment of the population is being further held back. Kikanza Ramsey, B.R.U. organizer, describes her organization as “an experiment to see if we can create a multi-racial, bi-lingual, gender-balanced mass movement of working class people.” The tape follows the legal struggles of the group throughout the 90’s as they battle with the city and the MTA for service improvements. (“Https://Mediaburn.Org/Video/Bus-riders-union/”)
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. Channing informs the listener about the teacher strike that is taking place in Los Angeles Ca. and The Strategy and Soul efforts and actions in support and solidarity with educators worldwide.
Join in the fight support our children and education, help protect their future. Wednesday and Thursday SEIU/UTLA rally at LAUSD HQ 12-3 (333 S. Beaudry)Cl
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