Jan 7: Abayomi Azikiwe and Detroit celebrates Martin Luther King; Jae Muzzin organizes the Radical History Conference in Windsor

Martin Luther King: The Massey Lectures

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This was our first program of the new year and we wish you all a safe and just 2011. This year is likely to be a tumultuous time in Windsor/Detroit, Canada, and around the world. The global elites are mounting a campaign the corporate media has dubbed an age of austerity. Further cuts to social spending, and attacks on unions, wages and pensions will intensify. Look for price increases in food and fuel this year. More than ever it will be necessary to build community links neighbour by neighbour by neighbour.

On this program, we’ll be focusing throughout the year on empowerment, and to be empowered means to have no illusions to what we face as students and working people. Then we can learn how to not only challenge injustice, but also seek changes to an unjust political and economic system often referred to as capitalism.
As a starting point of investigation for our resistance campaign, in the first half of the program we’ll talk to Detroit activist, Abayomi Azikiwe about the upcoming Martin Luther King Day RALLY & MARCH FOR JOBS, PEACE & JUSTICE.

In the second half, we’ll hear a conversation I had with Windsor activist, Jae Muzzin at his home about his organizing efforts for the Radical History Conference coming up Feb. 4, 5, and 6 at the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre, 328 Pellisier St.

Music on the program featured Jennifer Warnes singing Leonard Cohen: Famous Blue Raincoat.

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