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Science Vs. Myth — The COVID-19 Crisis

Science Vs. Myth — The COVID-19 Crisis

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA  — Trump’s decision to cut funding for the World Health Organization (WHO)—which we warned about last week—is yet another example of his efforts to obscure reality and distance himself from any responsibility for the mess that the USA finds itself in as a result of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis. There is a deeper problem, however, than Trump’s apparent narcissism and scapegoating. We are…

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Biden vs Bernie: Dramatic Turn in the Presidential Race — Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio March 9, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and callers. Topic Biden vs Bernie: Dramatic Turn in the Presidential Race Guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Host, The Hutchinson Report, Town Hall of the Air KPFK, 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA Bill Fletcher, Jr., Host, ARISE, WPFW, 89.3 FM, Washington, DC…

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Richard Hatcher

How Socialists Can Govern

By Commentaries/Opinions

Many on the U.S. left fear governing power, in part because it has been so difficult to achieve. More recent optimism among socialists is a welcome development—but we need a middle ground between being cynical and naive. By Bill Fletcher Jr., Dissent — Bernie Sanders’s presidential primary run in 2016 saw 13 million people vote for a democratic socialist. Two years later, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s underdog, grassroots-driven victory against one of…

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Every state is a battleground: Howie Hawkins’ response to “An open letter to the Green Party about 2020 election strategy”.

Every state is a battleground

By News & Current Affairs

By Howie Hawkins — A Response to “An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy” The Open Letter is a response to my article (The Green Party Is Not the Democrats’ Problem, December 25, 2019). The signers want the Green Party presidential campaign to adopt the “safe states strategy” of campaigning only in safe states where the outcome is a forgone conclusion. They want the Green Party…

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An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

By News & Current Affairs

From Noam Chomsky, Bill Fletcher, Barbara Ehrenreich, Kathy Kelly, Dr. Ron Daniels, Leslie Cagan, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert — As the 2020 presidential election approaches the Green Party faces the challenge of settling a platform, choosing a candidate for president, and deciding its campaign strategy. In that context, Howie Hawkins, a contender for Green Party Presidential Candidate recently published a clear and cogent essay titled “The Green…

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VP Radio: Haitian Revolution, Future of Pan Africanism, 2020 Presidential Election

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio January 6, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Dr. Patrick Delices, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Bill Fletcher and callers. Topic The Role of Religion/Spirituality and Women in the Haitian Revolution The Future of Pan Africanism Status of the 2020 Presidential Election Guests Dr. Patrick Delices, Scholar/Activist, Bronx, NY Dr. Leonard Jeffries, President,World African…

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State of the 2020 Presidential Race on Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

07/15/19 Edition of Vantage Point Radio — Host Dr. Ron Daniels talks with guests Bill Fletcher (Veteran Labor and Social Justice Activist, Author, Talk Show Host, Washington, DC), Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Author, Talk Show Host, President Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA
) and callers about the state of the 2020 Presidential Race.

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November 12th Vantage Point: Connecting The Diaspora to Africa and Impact of the Mid-Term Elections

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: Connecting the Diaspora to Africa • The Impact of the Mid-Term Elections on Blacks and the Progressive Movement. Guests:
H.E. Arikana Chihombori-Quao (African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Washington, D.C.), Bill Fletcher (Labor and Social Justice Activist, Washington, D.C.) and Maurice Mitchell (National Director, Working Families Party, New York, NY)

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Blue Wave or Red Tide: Vantage Point Pre-Election Special — Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

TOPICS: Defining the Black Agenda in the Post Obama Era • Suppressing the Black Vote • The Midterm Elections: Blue Wave or Red Tide. GUESTS: Dr. Elsie Scott, Interim President, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc, Washington, D.C. • Atty. Barbara Arnwine, President/Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition, Washington, D.C. • Earl Ofari Hutchinson, President, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA • Bill Fletcher, Labor and Social Justice Activist, Washington, D.C.

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State of Black Labor, the Cherokee Black Freedman, Aretha’s Legacy – August 27th Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: The Case of the Cherokee Black Freedman • Perspectives of Aretha’s Legacy and Spike Lee’s Black Klansman • The State of Black Labor in the Age of Trump. Guests: Marilyn K. Vann (President, Descendants of Freedmen, Five Civilized Tribes Association, Oklahoma City, OK), Herb Boyd (Author, Commentator, Columnist, Harlem, NY) and Bill Fletcher (Labor and Social Justice Activist, Commentator, Washington, D.C.)

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