What Black Radical Tradition Can Teach Us About Rebuilding Antiwar Movement

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By Ciara Taylor for AlterNet – When CodePink co-founder Jodie Evans contacted me a couple of months ago with the idea of hosting a People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War, my first thought was: we’re still in Iraq? Choosing to hide my ignorance, I listened intently to the concept, even though I had already swept the idea into my mental recycle bin. Following our chat, however, the strangest thing happened. The “Iraq war” began to come up in my everyday conversations, from friends and colleagues to entertainment and news stories.

Abby Martin Speaks To Cornel West About Black Radical Tradition

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By Abby Martin for Tele Sur – Abby Martin explores the legacy of the Black radical tradition today in the latest episode of teleSUR’s The Empire Files. Prominent radical social critic Cornel West said that Black History Month honors an anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, internationalist tradition that fights for a truth that “is always to allow the suffering to speak no matter who is suffering.”