October 26, 2019

Case of police brutality


By now you may have heard or known of the case of police brutality that took place earlier this year involving two young girls ages 14 and 12 who were both thrown to the ground by police lat year. A facebook video surfaced of a City of Poughkeepsie police officer man-handling and throwing to the ground the 14-year-old girl. A mass meeting was held last year on the first steps of the case. Now it is the wishes of the family that this not go silent!! They want the entire community to know what has now been happening. The family's attorney will be here again Monday, Oct. 28-th at 6:30 PM at Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church124 Smith StreetPoughkeepsie, to give an update and to talk about concerns and answer questions. Please come out in support of this family and to call out the negligence of the police department and administration as a whole. The flier is attached. I hope to see you all on Monday evening.

                  Giancarlo Llaverias
                  Dutchess County Legislator, District 1
                  Town of Poughkeepsie

October 24, 2019

For Police Accountability - Repeal 50-A

Section 50-a of the civil right law cloaks the disciplinary records of police officers, correction officers, and firefighters in secrecy and has been used to shield evidence of law enforcement abuse from the public. It should be repealed. For details, see attachment.



October 23, 2019

GUEST: S. Shankar talks about the US caste system

Activist Radio (5 - 6 pm) has the following guest on this Thursday:
GUEST: S. Shankar, Chair of the English Department at the University of Hawaii, novelist, and translator with an interest in postcolonial literature, talks about the US caste system and how it compares to India's rigid social hierarchy. His most recent book is "Ghost In The Tamarind."
The interview can be heard this Thursday at 5 pm on 91.3 FM, or this Sunday at 5 pm from the Progressive Radio Network PRN.FM. You can also hear it streamed live from www.classwars.org. Each show is posted on the ClassWars website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to listen.
Thanks,
Fred
Activist Radio

October 18, 2019

Fighting Adversity. Standing Up to Jim Crow

Saturday, October 19 at 4 pm
Fighting Adversity. Standing Up to Jim Crow.
The Real History Series
"Celebrity Activism: From Paul Robeson to Colin Kaepernick"
continues with a focus on
Jackie Robinson and Muhammad.

AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Center
43 Gill St | Kingston

October 16, 2019


Activist Radio (5 - 6 pm) has the following guest on this Thursday:

GUEST: Andy Pragacz, community radio producer (WBDY), teacher at SUNY Cortland, and a founding member of Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier (JUST), talks about changing the criminal justice system and ending mass incarceration.

The interview can be heard this Thursday at 5 pm on 91.3 FM, or this Sunday at 5 pm from the Progressive Radio Network PRN.FM. You can also hear it streamed live from www.classwars.org. Each show is posted on the ClassWars website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to listen.

Thanks,

Fred
Activist Radio
https://classwars.org

October 9, 2019

Coming Events at the AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Center


Friday, October 11 at 6 pm
Facing Racism. Living Under Jim Crow.
The Real History Series
"Celebrity Activism: From Paul Robeson to Colin Kaepernick"
continues with a focus on
Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Jesse Owens.

AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Center
43 Gill St | Kingston
Save the Date!
Friday, October 18 | 6 pm

October 3, 2019

Black Lives in Jacobin


Five Years Later, Do Black Lives Matter?
Mike Brown Jr’s murder and the uprising it inspired cracked open a period of organizing and protest that boldly aimed to end the reign of police terror in black poor and working-class communities around the country.

But in the years since Mike Brown was murdered and the streets of Ferguson, Missouri erupted, police across the United States have killed more than four thousand people, a quarter of them African American.

Five years later, do Black Lives Matter? Confronted by an array of internal and external obstacles, the movement has stalled even as a white supremacist rules from the White House.