Join Co-Host Christian Perez and Guest John Reimann. A former recording secretary and an expelled member of Carpenters Union Local 713 in Hayward. He was expelled for fighting for the members in general and for his leading role in the 1999 San Francisco Bay Area carpenters wildcat strike. He is a long time socialist and is the administrator of the blog site oaklandsocialist.com. Host Brian Powers was equally screwed by CWA Local 1033 in New Jersey. The panel will discuss where unions go wrong.Read More
The NBA NFL and other major league players have been walking off the job and making talks of a general strike heat up. What do sports mean in urban communities and what is the platform of an athlete for? Comrade Afrika, who spends his time organizing sports and other activities in Newark NJ.
PLUS:Brian and “Q” will discuss more violence around the country as uprisings continue and we discuss how the presidential is being percieved as the candidates continue their spectacles.
Every week we return for more interviews from the grassroots. #NJRR Live is dedicated to the mission of New Jersey Revolution Radio of fostering Art and Activism.
Margaret Kimberley from the Black Agenda Report joins us with local activists who have been on the ground. Reports from around the state have been pouring in about recent protests! Afrika is an activist with a Sociology degree who has been on the ground in the recent movement.
So, is this a revolution? Afrika says this: nothing has changed so far, only one officer has been charged in the murder of George Floyd so far, and other cops who were also directly responsible are walking the streets. Afrika would not personally go out and be violent, especially not towards small businesses, but he understands that people are angry. People have a right to be angry right now. For years, they’ve lived in a world where the color of their skin puts them in inherent danger. The majority of the people that are on the streets right now are not members of some secret organization. They are community members of color who have lived in oppression their entire lives, and this is their stand.Read More