Black Lives Matter

June 26, 2020
Friday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Welcome to the Paradigm Shift on FM 102.1 4ZZZ Fridays at noon. We challenge the assumptions of our current society, to resist oppression …

Susan interviews Peter Gray from Radical Times in the United States.

There is an uprising going on in the United States after police murdered George Floyd, an African American man living in Minneapolis. Some parallels exist with the rioting that went on after Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis in 1968. Not because George Floyd was a public figure like Dr King but because of the frustration felt by the community for ongoing racism. No political party in the US has come out attacking the root causes that stem from capitalism’s inability to deal with poverty, lack of public housing, mass incarceration, drug and alcohol abuse. Wall Street surely must crash.

Other voices
James Baldwin on ‘Black Lives Matter‘ in 1963, 100 years after the abolition of slavery in the South.
Malcolm X on Police Brutality, Martin Luther King‘s Dream and Corretta Scott King on Racism Michael Cogswell on Louis Armstrong (with thanks to Fresh Air podcast from New York C

A Change is Gonna Come – Aretha Franklin (Sam Cook original from Atlanta Records 1967)
Soldier we love you – Rita Martinson
Southern Man – Neil Young
Mack the Knife – Lotte Lenya & Louis Armstrong

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