Hampton, Fred, Jr., Chairman, 1969-
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Abstract This episode covers the police shootings of Tamir Rice and Jacob Blake, and contains criticism of the U.S. government’s response, or lack thereof, to violent white supremacists, especially in contrast to the reaction to demonstrations led by Black communities. The episode also covers the shortcomings of electoral strategies, and the connections between the legacy of slavery in the U.S. to the modern way the state runs prisons, their police forces, and imperialist endeavors overseas. Four...
Abstract Chairman Fred and the Lady of Rage discuss the making of the film Judas and the Black Messiah, and how that project connects to saving the Hampton House, Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.’s childhood home. The hosts also cover the limits of electoral strategy in making political change, the impossible choice the Black community has between two evils, the prison industrial complex and C number prisoners in Illinois, the #MeToo movement, and international struggles against U.S. imperialism in places...
Abstract This episode was recorded during screening of Judas and the Black Messiah. Chairman Fred and The Lady of Rage discuss the One Prisoner Once Contact program, prisoner uprisings in St. Louis and Kansas, and the importance of accountability to movement building. Two listeners call in to report on conditions related to Covid-19 in prisons, the relationship between capitalism and the pandemic, and Chairman Fred’s influence on the film Judas and the Black Messiah. The episode ends with a speech...