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Hard Knock Radio interview with Black Panther and BLA member Dhoruba Bin Wahaad and local activist and scholar Danea Martinez.  Extremely good US and world history lessons here that most people don’t know but should.  They both have a wealth of knowledge.  Dhoruba is one of my favorite people to hear speak.

Heard on Hard Knock Radio December 10, 2014,  published on youtube Oct 13, 2014.  Interview from August 1, 2014.

Description from youtube:

8/1/2014 We sat down and spoke w/ former political prisoner, Black Panther and BLA member Dhoruba Bin Wahaad who gave us an incredible in depth history about the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Palestinian Liberation Movement.. He spoke at length about what led to the formation of Israel. He talked at lenght about the role of colonial powers in particular Britain and France and how they fostered a climate that eventually resulted in the current conflict we see going on now in the Middle East..

Dhoruba detailed how and why the Panthers linked up with the Palestinians and the important role that the struggles in Algiers played in bringing folks together. Dhoruba explained his role as a liason between the Panthers and Palestine.

We were joined in our conversation by local activist and scholar Danea Martinez who detailed the relationship between Palestine and the Black freedom struggle in South Africa. She gave us the accurate perspective on Nelson Mandela, the ANC and where they intersected with the Palestine struggle. She also gave us perspective on Israel displacing Palestinians in 1948 from their homeland and the formation of Apartheid that same year.. Its remarkable and sobering history.

Both Danea and Dhoruba talked at length about Arab racism and slavery on the continent. Dhoruba who lived in Africa for a number of years detailed the racial politics and reminded folks that many of the Arabs were are talking about involved in slavery in places like Mali and the Sudan are ‘Blacker than you and me’ in appearance. The information he breaks down in this segment is extremely insightful and gives important context to this discussion on Arab racism.

We also talk at length about the impact the cold war had on the liberation struggles in both America amongst Black people and in Palestine. We talk about the role it played in heightening racist Zionism..

We conclude the conversation with a discussion of how Israel’s policies and practices are being exported to US police departments and SWAT teams here in the US.. There is an NYPD office in Tel A Viv and many officers have taken leaves of absence to go fight for Israel’s IDF to hunt down Palestinians. Courtesy of DaveyD Hard Knock Radio

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