Saturday, April 13, 2013

Voxunion: We Will Shoot Back interview with Akinyele Umoja, Eugene Puryear, and Kali Akuno

“This morning we are going to take a broad look at Black liberation struggle, political imprisonment, Operation Ghetto Storm and current struggles around U.S. imperialism, most specifically, as that is currently being carried out via drone warfare.  My guests this morning on The Super Funky Soul Power Hour will be Dr. Akinyele Umoja, Eugene Puryear, Kali Akuno and Theresa Shoatz.  Dr. Akinyele Umoja is an educator, scholar-activist and is an Associate Professor and department chair in the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University (GSU).   Dr. Umoja has published widely on various aspects of Black history and Black liberation struggles and joins us this morning to talk about his latest book, WE WILL SHOOT BACK: ARMED RESISTANCE IN THE MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM MOVEMENT.  Also joining me this morning is Eugene Puryear, who among many other things, works with the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and theANSWER coalition.  Puryear is also a contributor to A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X.  Kali Akuno is a member of The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, is also a contributor to A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X and can be found online at where he offers a revolutionary analysis on the current crisis of the capitalist world-system and facilitates ongoing strategic discussion between revolutionary anti-imperialists forces (i.e. revolutionary nationalists, communists, anarchists, etc.) towards the building of a collective orientation and program to guide our action over the course of the next four years and beyond.”

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