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Kiilu Nyasha is a San Francisco-based journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party (BPP). Kiilu hosts a weekly TV program, "Freedom Is A Constant Struggle," on SF Live (Comcast 76 and AT&T 99). She writes for several publications, including the SF Bay View Newspaper and BlackCommentator.com. Also an accomplished radio programmer, she has worked for KPFA (Berkeley), SF Liberation Radio, Free Radio Berkeley, and KPOO in SF. For more about her, please visit www.kiilunyasha.blogspot.com
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 17, 2010 The Haitian Tragedy and Mainstream Media Response
Ignored by most commentators is the truth of Haiti's historic and ongoing poverty -" in classic "blame the victim" coverage. E.g., it's not mentioned that Haitians fought their way out of slavery in 1804, and were celebrating their bicentennial when the U.S. kidnapped and exiled (for the second time) their popular President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who won two landslide victories in internationally monitored elections.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 19, 2009 VIDEO - Phavia Kujichagulia: Fast Food or Fresh Fruit?
Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, November 06, 2009, featuring Phavia Kujichagulia, a Griot / Djialli (Oral Historian), musician, writer, poet, dancer who utilizes music, poetry and dance to heal and reveal history -- was a professor of Ethnomusicology and African Civilizations at World College West and Stanford University's Workshop on Political and Social Issues.
SHARE Monday, May 17, 2010 SF Live TV - Raj Patel: The Global Food System
Our guest, Raj Patel is a writer, activist and academic. He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, has worked for the World Bank and WTO and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. he is the author of the new book "The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy."
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 23, 2010 A KAFKA MOMENT: Nadra Foster: Survivor of Police Abuse at KPFA
Nadra has been a committed programmer and producer, or love warrior, for over 15 years at Pacifica's KPFA. On August 20, 2008, in the studios of KPFA, a terrifying incident took place when over a dozen Berkeley police attacked Nadra with such extreme aggression she is still recovering from serious injuries. She is also fighting misdemeaner charges. Nadra Foster begins her trial on Feb.5 in Oakland and she needs our support.
SHARE Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Emiliano Echeverria & Pierre Labossiere: Coups in Honduras and Haiti (video)
Pierre Labossiere, a Haitian national, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee, has been a long-time social-justice activist and advocate for the Lavalas Party of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, currently exiled in South Africa. Emiliano Echeverria is a Central American Scholar and long-time activist who has traveled often to Cuba where he received excellent medical care and appeared in the film Sicko.
SHARE Monday, January 25, 2010 Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show: Blacks For Reparations
Guest: Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma'at is a proud Baba (father), son, veteran justice, community, labor, international and environmental rights organizer, author, journalist and musician. He has helped lead successful campaigns on a variety of important issues while residing and working in Chicago, New York, Kansas City and the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area.
SHARE Sunday, April 18, 2010 SF Live TV -Jeffrey Blankfort: The Zionist Occupation of Palestine
Jeffrey Blankfort was raised in a Jewish non-Zionist family. He produces radio programs on three stations and has written extensively on the Middle East. He was formerly the editor of the Middle East Labor Bulletin and co-founder of the Labor Committee of the Middle East. He is currently writing a new book about The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
SHARE Thursday, December 17, 2009 VIDEO: Jennifer Friedenbach from the Coalition On Homelessness
Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness is the guest on SF Live's "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" TV show, November 20, 2009.
Originally from Redwood City, Jennifer has worked about 18 years on homeless and poverty issues, including welfare rights, housing, homeless prevention, healthcare, disability, and human and civil rights.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 21, 2010 Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show: Raj Patel on 'The Value of Nothing'
Our guest, Raj Patel is a writer, activist and academic. He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, has worked for the World Bank and WTO and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. he is the author of "The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy".
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 15, 2010 Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show: Courage To Resist
Our guests are Michael Wong and Jeff Paterson, two war resisters. Jeff Paterson, a US Marine, was the first GI to refuse orders to his war - Gulf War 1. Mike Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, and became a soldier during the Vietnam War.
SHARE Thursday, May 6, 2010 SF Live TV - Mike Wong: Resistance to U.S. Wars
Mike Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, and became a soldier during the Vietnam War. He was very influenced by the anti-war movement. So when he received Viet Nam orders, he went AWOL, then turned himself in to the Presidio stockade with his lawyer, pleaded guilty to AWOL, and attempted to press a limited conscientious objector case. The Army turned him down, and put him back on Viet Nam orders. Mike escaped...
SHARE Monday, May 3, 2010 SF Live TV - Elizabeth Martinez: 500 Years of Chicana Women's History
Kiilu's guest is Elizabeth Betita Martinez, legendary Chicana activist, historian, lecturer, and author of six books. She is currently the Director of the Institute for MultiRacial Justice in San Francisco. Betita is also one of the select international women nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. Her latest book, 500 Years of Chicana Women's History was just published (2008) in a bilingual, paperback edition.