NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
L2.85
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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Description: 
The panel will address how "Russiagate" is used to make the case for war and silence voices of left opposition. The Black left are particularly vulnerable as internet censorship has reduced access to an important means of communication. Panelists will present concrete actions needed to fight against these threats.

Participants

Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated... Read more
Margaret Kimberley is Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report. She is a regular guest on radio and internet talk shows and has appeared on Al Jazeera English, RT, WBAI, KPFK, Presstv Iran, The Real News Network, Govorit Moskva (Moscow Voice Radio) and GRITtv. She was a contributor to the... Read more
Ajamu Baraka was the Green Party vice presidential candidate in 2016. He was the founding executive Director of the US Human Rights Network. Baraka is National Organizer and National Spokesperson for The Black Alliance for Peace and a Black Agenda Report editor.
A habitual troublemaker and incorrigible activist, Bruce Dixon has been comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable since 1968. As a rank and file member of the Black Panther Party in 1969-1970, a 1970s rank-and-file union activist in a string of factories, plants and workplaces, a... Read more
Danny Haiphong is a regular contributor to Black Agenda Report. He has been involved in anti-war and anti-imperialist organizing and journalism since 2010. He is currently a graduate student in social work and lives in New York City.
Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo won a landmark lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency which resulted in the passage of the Notification of Federal Employees Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act (NO FEAR). She is author of the book No Fear: A Whistleblower’s Triumph Over Corruption and... Read more
The Town Crier, Raymond Nat Turner, is a NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge! NYC and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana... Read more
Margaret Kimberley is Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report. She is a regular guest on radio and internet talk shows and has appeared on Al Jazeera English, RT, WBAI, KPFK, Presstv Iran, The Real News Network, Govorit Moskva (Moscow Voice Radio) and GRITtv. She was a contributor to the... Read more
Nellies Hester Bailey is founder and Executive Director of the anti-gentrification grassroots organization Harlem Tenants Council. She is co-host of Black Agenda Radio, a member of the Black is Back Coalition Steering Committee and a member of the Black Alliance for Peace. She is the former... Read more
Glen Ford is Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report. He is a veteran journalist who co-founded America's Black Forum in 1977. ABF was the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program. He is author of "The Big Lie: Analysis of U.S. Press Coverage of the Grenada invasion. Read more