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Free 'Em All Radio with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Lady of Rage 2021-01-13, 2021-01-13



On this episode, Chairman Fred and the Lady of Rage discuss various active programs of the Black Panther Cubs, the imprisonment of Orlando Watley, political education, propaganda, and firsthand experiences with political imprisonment. Melvin Farmer calls in to discuss gang violence and mass incarceration. Kanahus Manuel calls in to discuss the Peace and Dignity Journey prayer run and the territorial liberation movement for Indigenous communities. Three other callers discuss the Stop the Violence Movement, the psychological motivations behind addiction in Black communities, and organizing around disunity.


  • 2021-01-13


Biographical / Historical

Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. is the son of Fred Hampton and Akua Njeri (formerly known as Deborah Johnson). Chairman Fred has been organizing for the liberation of the People for decades as the leader of the Black Panther Cubs and one of the main driving forces behind defending Fred Hampton’s childhood home, the Hampton House.

Biographical / Historical

Robin Yvette Allen, known by her stage name Lady of Rage, is a rapper and actress whose career spans decades. She has been co-hosting Free ‘Em All Radio since 2016.


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00:00:18 -- Intro music

00:05:01 -- Black Panther Party history and history of state repression

00:11:55 -- Host introductions and introduction of Black Panther Party Cubs

00:15:00 -- Differences between heroes and revolutionaries

00:15:38 -- Triple C program; Welcome Black to the Community program; Feed ‘Em All campaign; Cub Community Check program

00:20:50 -- Organizing under imperialism

00:22:15 -- Riding on fumes

00:22:50 -- Recap of meeting with Kanahus Manuel and coalition building; supporting the Indigenous struggle against the state

00:24:46 -- Orlando Watley support

00:25:50 -- Work in Peoria; Mark Clark; work with Clark family

00:28:48 -- Importance of political education and pitfalls of foregone conclusions

00:29:14 -- Importance of propaganda

00:32:10 -- Serving the people while being involved in your own liberation

00:32:55 -- First caller, Melvin Farmer, civil rights activist in L.A.; addressing gang violence and mass incarceration; shortcomings of non-profit organizations and politicians in advocating for Black people; three strikes initiative

00:39:20 -- Police brutality and police killings; changing laws that cover police violence

00:43:45 -- Analyzing which organizations speak for Black people on national levels

00:46:30 -- U.S. creating chaos through imperialism to restore order on their own terms

00:49:09 -- Would-be advocates selling out the people; how to support the people instead

00:50:55 -- Differences between prison gangs and street gangs; Mr. Farmer’s experience in prison and in the Crips

00:53:00 -- How the state benefits from petty crime and gang activity

00:54:20 -- Chairman Fred’s experience as a political prisoner

00:56:25 -- Mr. Farmer’s experience with the police response to the Rodney King riots

00:57:50 -- Internal power struggles within the Black communities

00:59:47 -- Intermission music

01:08:15 -- Welcome back

01:10:31 -- Closing comments from Mr. Farmer

01:12:55 -- Perceived division between Africans in the diaspora and in Africa

01:15:27 -- Nicki Minaj and other artists who are allowed by the state to be credible to the public

01:17:09 -- Second caller, Brother C from Tennessee; reflections on the Stop the Violence movement in the 1990s; building bonds and structures between liberatory groups and individuals

01:21:22 -- The embarrassment of being oppressed, rooted in lack of control

01:22:50 -- How the state benefits from relationships with cartels and illegal activity

01:25:20 -- The negative impacts of the social encouragement of individualism; dialectical materialism; disintegration of community

01:28:08 -- Third caller Brother Heston; John Hanson and Articles of Confederation

01:32:30 -- Psychological causes for addiction in poor and Black communities; experiences with addiction and family

01:34:40 -- National organizing efforts for people to use their own power; need for empathy

01:37:06 -- Street organizations and tribes; the rewarding of counter-productivity by the state and social structures

01:40:40 -- Contradictions within street organizations and how lines of demarcation are drawn in terms of whose interests are being served

01:43:35 -- Fourth caller Veronica Cooney; how to organize without unification as a collective; evolution of oppression and murder at the hands of the state; need to fix things now

01:47:02 -- Growth and expansion of resistance in the face of discouraging circumstances

01:50:50 -- Using brutal language for brutal realities

01:52:35 -- Fifth caller Kanahus Manuel; Peace and Dignity Journey prayer run

01:55:50 -- State propaganda on Indigenous communities and how it shapes popular understanding

01:58:25 -- Call to action to support territorial liberation movement

02:00:57 -- Outro music

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