El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X, was born 91 years ago today. Political consciousness, critical thinking and the development of authentic, uncompromising leadership and power were constant themes in his speeches and in his life. Leid Stories discusses the relevance of these precepts to our collective situation and status as a society today.
The late Kwame Turé, a seminal figure in Pan-African consciousness raising and liberation struggles, bridges past, present and future in a no-holds-barred, clinical assessment of political activism in the 1960s, an era of worldwide agitation and struggles for freedom and liberation. He expounds on five key lessons of that period.
On May 17, 1957, in the burgeoning phase of the modern civil-rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a demonstration in Washington, D.C., calling for congressional action on a slate of laws to end racial segregation and assure African Americans equal rights. The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom drew demonstrators largely from churches, religious groups and people sympathetic to the cause, and was an early indication of the pivotal role King would play in at once galvanizing support and momentum for the movement and challenging the power structure’s resistance to the movement’s demands.
On April 5, 1968, the nation and the world were coping with the full weight of the news that King was assassinated previous night, cut down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where he had gone to organize support for African American sanitation workers open strike for equal pay and better working conditions. King was 39 years old.
A decade earlier, in the nation’s capital, King had taken up the mantle and made the clarion call for freedom, justice and equality. He also warned that the protracted struggle would entail battles with sellout leaders, treacherous liberals and the political currency of the hard-won right to vote.
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This installment of the Global Research News Hour features coverage of the ongoing efforts by the Canadian government to put in place anti-terrorism legislation which undermines Canadian freedoms at the expense of privacy and other Rights we take for granted. First we hear from the Director of the acclaimed film The Secret Trial 5, a film about 5 people detained cumulatively for 30 years without conviction in the name of National Security. We hear a speech from Canadian Green Party leader about Bill C51. and we conclude the show with Naomi Wolf, author of the book ‘The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young patriot.’ Wolf`s book documents how authoritarian powers have consistently applied ten measures when shutting down democracies around the world. http://globalresearch.podbean.com/mf/web/347uzb/GlobalResearch032314.mp3 Download this episode (right click and