May Day Solidarity, Comrades! This is the first musical installment of our two-part series celebrating this Day of International Workers’ Solidarity. First, we remember the late Black Panther leader, Fred Hampton; then we address police brutality, Katrina, Tookie, Lebanon, the demonization of undocumented workers, the anti-war movement, the grueling exploitation of workers everywhere, and the necessity of organized workers to fight back with words from Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King Jr., Kwame Ture, Jon Stewart, Maurice Brinton of Solidarity, Bill Moyers, Noam Chomsky and the dueling reconciliation hypocrisy of Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican Greg Judd.
Solidarity Pamphlet from “For Workers’ Power: The Selected Writings of Maurice Brinton”, edited by David Goodway, published by AK Press
Music: Freddie Ain’t Dead - Rollingcalf (Seeing Red Radio Mix) Kalakuta Republic - MixMaster Mike, Lateef and Gift of Gab of Blackilicious -No Info, please contact if you know- Fifteen - Family Values Katrina, Tookie, and Illegal Immigrants - Son of Nun Let Them Eat War - Bad Religion Got to Fight Back - Civilianslave Join the Union Tonight - John Handcox Minimum Wage Strike - David Rovics Stab Them or Shoot Them - Utah Phillips with Ani DiFranco Which Side Are You On - Pete Seeger Use Your Cobra Skulls - Cobra Skulls There is Power in the Union - Billy Bragg Homefront - Tree Understanding Marx - Red Shadow You Ain’t Been Doing Nothing If You Ain’t Been Called a Red - Faith Petric The Internationale - Billy Bragg
Original version broadcast on Thursday, April 30, 2009 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA
Program length - 59:18