The old school orgional Black Panther Party was Marxists and was founded by Huey Percy Newton and Bobby Seale. The Black Panther Party or BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a black revolutionary socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. The Black Panther Party achieved national and international notoriety through its involvement in the Black Power movement and U.S. politics of the 1960s and 1970s. To talk about that part of history our guests Lorenzo Kom’boa (Anarchist) and JoNina Ervin in the studio. We’ll be talking on a range of subjects including race, class and political community organising, their histories and experiences, Anarchism, the history of the US black power movement and the current resurgence of US racist organisations. Lorenzo KomBoa Ervin and JoNina Ervin have in the past talked to groups ranging from white anarchos to mass black meetings on police racism. Between them they have 70 years of political activity spanning lives that have included everything from teaching at a revolutionary community school to hijacking a plane and taking it to Cuba. Very cool. Both are now involved in the Black Autonomy Network of Community Organisers.
Lorenzo will be speaking on Anarchism and the Black Revolution; as well as the mass imprisonment of Black people in the USA, and police harassment.
JoNina will be talking about the Black Power Movement and her book “Driven By the Movement: Interviews with Black Power Era Activists.”
Thank you dissident Island for the show!