Growl #5: Ajamu Baraka on war, militarized policing, and the new, New Left
This episode needs NO lengthy text support. Ajamu Baraka, Jill Stein’s running mate in the 2016 Presidential Elections, has one of the most insightful, penetrating minds you should be glad you don’t have to square off against. His decades-long, unbroken track record of commitment to a truly progressive vision is a testament both to his principled activism and his personal investment in the ideals of human value.
We mentioned that his writing can be found at Dissident Voice, Black Commentator, Common Dreams, CounterPunch, and the Black Agenda Report.
I highly recommend:
You should also read:
for a great example of example of hit-piece, garbage journalism.
Be SURE to check out our friends, Iron Age Mystics, who are your own personal drum and bugle corps (maybe drum and screaming guitar corps). They contributed their track, “You’ve Got the Power,” off their latest release, Pride Before the Fall.
From the Bio of Ajamu Baraka
A human rights defender whose experience spans four decades of domestic and international education and activism, Ajamu Baraka is a veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles.
Baraka is an internationally recognized leader of the emerging human rights movement in the U.S. and has been at the forefront of efforts to apply the international human rights framework to social justice advocacy in the U.S. for more than 25 years. As such, he has provided human rights trainings for grassroots activists across the country, briefings on human rights to the U.S. Congress, and appeared before and provided statements to various United Nations agencies, including the UN Human Rights Commission (precursor to the current UN Human Rights Council).