Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: More Black activists than ever are expected to travel to Richmond, Virginia for a national conference of UNAC, the United National Anti- War Coalition, in June. And, Cynthia McKinney, the Black former congresswoman and presidential candidate, explains how the Democrats became the loudest advocates of war.
Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party’s 2016 vice presidential candidate, is spearheading a campaign to revive the anti-war movement in Black America. Baraka is a co-founder of the U.S. Human Rights Network, and an editor and columnist for Black Agenda Report. He says the time is right to launch BAP — Black Alliance for Peace.
Ana Edwards – Co-founder, Virginia Defenders, one of the founding organizations of UNAC, the United National Anti-War Coalition, which is holding its national conference on her home turf, Richmond, Virginia, on June 16-18. UNAC organizers say this conference will have its biggest Black presence in the history of the Coalition.
Cynthia McKinney was one of the most consistent advocates of peace during her six terms as a Congresswoman from Georgia. She’s now teaching political science, overseas. McKinney says her former party, the Democrats, have become the most aggressive advocates of war.
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