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Voices With Vision Voices With Vision is a creative social justice program airing Tuesdays, 9 to 10 AM on WPFW, 89.3 FM

Voices With Vision brings you news and analysis about cutting edge social justice issues by mixing various voices and ideas with information, cultural expressions, and commentary. Voices with Vision airs every Tuesday from 9 to 10 AM on your Jazz and Justice station, WPFW. VwV hosts/producers:
*Netfa Freeman
*Craig Hall (aka Brother Craig)
*Latrice Vincent

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In this week's episode we dedicate an extended segment to the little known case of Ana Belen Montes, imprisoned by the U.S. government after being arrested by the FBI on September 11, 2001. Montes was a high – level analyst for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Service charged with conspiring to commit espionage for Cuba. She received no money for the valuable intelligence information that she passed on to aid the Cuban revolution. Cde Ana Montes is now scheduled to finally be released this week, January 8th. This audio mix is centered around an interview with Owei Lakemfa, author of the article “Ana Montes: American super spy who worked for Cuba”. This segment features the voices of Calla Walsh, Stephen Kimber, and Deborah Santana. The show begins with the heartfelt words of Mumia Abu Jamal in loving memory of his dedicated, admirable, and beloved wife, Wadiya Jamal who passed away December 27th. This show includes a clip from NBC’s Today Show and the songs “Song for Ana Belen Montes” by David Rovics and “Post Captivity” by Kamila Mack on the Legacy album by Black Notes

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12/29/2022

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In this episode we go deep with international labor and human rights lawyer and advocate Dan Kovalik, who currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is author of several books and countless articles. Dan unpacks, in a discussion with Voices With Vision co-host Netfa, the oral argument in the case of The United States v. Alex Saab, imprisoned Special Envoy to Venezuela, recently heard before Judge Robert Scola in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Dan also gives us some invaluable insight/analysis on the US-Russia war in Ukraine.

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12/27/2022

On now, from 9 to 10 am ET, Voices With Vision will speak with Dan Kovalik about imprisoned Special Envoy for Venezuela, Alex Saab. As well as about the U.S.- Russia war in Ukraine. It is also a WPFW fund drive. Can you help Voices With Vision meet our end of the year goal in this season of giving? To donate call 202-588-9739 via CashApp on $WPFW or online https://pledge.wpfwfm.org/index.php.

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12/19/2022

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In this week's episode we air the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) statement delivered by Voices With Vision co-Host and BAP Coordinating Committee member, Netfa Freeman at the Global Pan-African People’s Intervention on the US – Africa Leaders Summit that took place at Howard University on Human Rights Day, December 10th. Then we revisit DC government’s “Racial Equity Action Plan” with author and political organizer, Olufemi O. Taiwo whose recent book, Elite Capture: How The Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else) throws a lot of light on how the framework of the people’s struggle against racism and capitalism is often hi-jacked. This episode includes the songs “Get Your Hands Off Africa” by Marcel Cartier featuring Akala & Nana D and “Mass Manipulation” by Steel Pulse.

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12/12/2022
An Africa Anti-Imperialist Week of Actions Launches Today to Expose and Denounce Biden Administration’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. — The Black Alliance for Peace

For Immediate Release
https://blackallianceforpeace.com/bapstatements/africaantiimperialistweek

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DECEMBER 12, 2022— In a direct response to the Biden administration’s “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit''—taking place in Washington, D.C., December 13-15—the U.S Out of Africa Network, the organizational arm of the Black Alliance for Peace’s (BAP) campaign to shut down the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), has launched an anti-imperialist week of actions in Washington to raise public awareness about the cynical intentions of the summit.

BAP’s December 9 statement challenges in detail the Biden administration’s claim that the summit will “demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and will underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.” BAP pointed out the United States militarily occupies 53 of the 54 countries on the continent in one form or another, that it sustains a drone war in Somalia, and that it led the 2011 NATO destruction of Libya.

BAP’s actions throughout the week will include protests and rallies, starting on December 13 with a noon forum, “Africa Anti-Imperialist Summit: Voices from the Ground.” Then a press conference will be held at 2 p.m. on December 16. Both events mentioned will take place at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) at 1301 Connecticut Avenue, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C.

While Biden administration officials play down their concern about the inroads of China and Russia into Africa, U.S. Out of Africa Network Coordinator Tunde Osazua says, “Challenging these inroads is a clear goal of the summit. On the heels of Human Rights Day they’re convening the summit to undermine the human rights of African people and want us to ignore the historical record of the U.S. in Africa.”

BAP is also calling out the Congressional Black Caucus for their ongoing support of U.S. oppressive, murderous policies in Africa. “These members sit quietly, in active dereliction of their duty, to safeguard the rights and interests of Black and oppressed people,” says Netfa Freeman, BAP Coordinating Committee member.

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For Immediate Release      Media Contact [email protected]   (202) 643-1136 DECEMBER 12, 2022— In a direct response to the Biden administration’s “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit''—taking place in Washington, D.C., December 1

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10/07/2022

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In this episode we rebroadcast an interview by Black Power Media’s Remix Morning Show with Netfa and Tunde Osazua about the Black Alliance for Peace 2022 International Month of Action Against AFRICOM. Then we pay homage to Black radical giant, founder of Black Workers for Justice and lead organizer with the Southern Worker’s Assembly, Saladin Muhammad, who passed away and passed the baton in the ongoing fight for Black liberation. Included are excerpts of Brother Saladin’s February 2022 interview by Willie Terry for Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network as well as the songs “Light At The Edge of the World” and “You Gotta Have Freedom” by Pharoah Sanders. Mumia Abu Jamal starts off this episode speaking on “The Wisdom of Franz Fanon”.

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09/24/2022

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In this week's episode we showcase the release of a new album In The Pocket, by The Uncle Devin Show and speak about it with "The Children's Drumcussionist", Uncle Devin himself. We honor the birthday of the Pan-Africanist giant Kwame Nkrumah with a compelling audio tribute: The show included a clip from Like It Is, hosted by Gil Noble as well as the songs “Gold Coast” and “Africa” by John Coltrane. In the piece are the voices of former A-APRP organizer and BAP member on the Research & Political Education team, Djibo Sobukwe, Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, the infamous Kwame Ture, and Ghanaian politician and daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Nkrumah, We start our show with Mumia Abu Jamal, addressing “Assange, Palestine, and Other Freedom Struggles.”

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In this week's episode is all about the U.S. state's modern day McCarthyism practices. Netfa speaks to Déborah Santana of the Committee in Solidarity with Cuba in Puerto Rico. CSC-Puerto Rico that was recently harassed by the FBI for delivering medical Aid to Cuba. Before that we, for the first half we caught up with Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, Omali Yesh*tela to get an update on their encounters with state repression: analysis and the latest on the issue – not for the politically faint-of-heart. For all of you thinking Biden’s Student Loan Scam is something to celebrate, Margaret Kimberley will make it plain for you. This show includes a comic relief clip of comments by NFL athlete Antonio Brown and comedian Daiman Wayans and the song "Police State" by Dead Prez.

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09/03/2022

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In this week's episode is a conversation with organizers from Freedom, Inc. – a social justice nonprofit in Madison, Wisconsin that seeks to end violence against women, gender non-conforming and transgender folks, and children within communities of color. Voices With Vision talks with Freedom, Inc's Mahnker Dahnweih about the issue of the right to abortion, and the right to bodily autonomy. In the second half of the show we talk with Dr. Peter James Hudson – Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at UCLA, author of Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean, a member of BAP's Haiti-Americas Team, and editor of BAR's Black Agenda Review. We talked with Dr. Hudson about an extensive article published in the “Black Panther Intercommunal News Service” about the Attica prison uprising of 1971. This show includes the songs ”Assata Taught Me” by Agent of Change and “La Femme Fetal” by Digable Planets, and BBC News clips on the Attica prison rebellion.

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08/26/2022

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This week's episode is a great one! Black Agenda Report, Executive Editor, Margaret Kimberley puts things into proper perspective about the return of "Trump Derangement Syndrome." We have a moving audio mix featuring the voices from “Black August In Action: Local Organizing for Political Prisoners”, a webinar by the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP). We go in deep with National climate and racial justice advocate, policy expert and BAP member, Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright about greenwashing of the so-called climate provisions of the "Inflation Reduction Act" and Democratic party duplicity against Black and Indigenous communities. The show kicks off with the vision in the voice of brother Mumia Abu Jamal, giving a welcoming back Black Panther Party veteran Charlotte O’Neal. This show includes the song “Freedom Today!” by Jabbir and Derrick of Ex-Offenders United, and Eduardo Galeano’s poem, "The Nobodies" was read by Joseph Green.

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In this episode we bring you the keynote address by Voices With Vision co-host/producer, PACA organizer, and Black Alliance for Peace coordinating committee member, Netfa Freeman, to the regional conference of the National Unity Platform of Uganda, held August 13 in Silver Spring MD, on “No to Neo-Colonial African Dictators”. Also bring you an audio collage of clips reflecting the US’ hypocritical, patriarchal, and desperate bullying of sovereign nations and the rejection of this by the global south. The show kicks off with Mumia Abu-Jamal’s tribute to staunch warrior Albert Woodfox, one of the Angola Three who was wrongly imprisoned to 43 years of solitary confinement. Woodfox passed away on August 4. This show includes the beat from “My Philosophy” by Boogie Down Productions.

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Voices With Vision brings you news and analysis about cutting edge social justice issues by mixing various voices and ideas with information, cultural expressions, and commentary. Voices With Vision airs every Tuesday from 9 to 10 AM on your Jazz and Justice station, WPFW. VwV hosts/producers: *Netfa Freeman *Domenica Ghanem *Derrick Toledo

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How will the next President of Cuba Be Elected on April 19?

For a full analysis based on interviews with Cuban deputies and experts as well as the author’s on the spot original field work of the full electoral process thus going beyond the formalities and dealing with Cuban reality, consult the book CUBA AND ITS NEIGHBOURS: DEMOCRACY IN MOTION by Arnold August. The publication also compares the political systems of the U.S. and Cuba, a theme being debated internationally in the wake of the recent March 11, 2018 Cuban elections and the upcoming election for a new President.

For further information and purchase:
http://www.democracycuba.com/index.html

Praise for the publication:
“Arnold August has been the most assiduous analyst of the Cuban electoral process for a decade and a half.” [written in 2014]

— Dr. George Lambie, professor of International Political Economy (Globalisation), Literature and Politics, Latin American Politics, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K., and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cuban Studies. From the International Journal of Cuban Studies, Journal of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba, Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 2014, Pluto Journals, ISSN 1756-3461.

“Finally, a book that explains in depth Cuba’s dynamic imperfect democracy and socialist system, while helping us understand its accomplishments on behalf of working people at home and abroad. August’s comparative critical analysis of popular movements for democratic change in Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and the United States will help activists to learn from the mistakes and successes of the South while trying to democratize both the South and the North.”

— Dr. James Cockcroft, award-winning author of 48 books, three-time Fulbright Scholar.

“This book, a tour de force from an expert who clearly knows his field well, is one that goes out of its way to make us think about what we understand by "democracy" and how we should view new manifestations in the ‘Third World.’”

— Antoni Kapcia, Professor in Latin American History, Cuba Specialist, University of Nottingham, U.K. Campus.

“Arnold August cuts through the common propaganda about democracy in the U.S. and the supposed lack of democracy in Cuba. Where August’s earlier work on the Cuban political system opened a window to this forbidden island, Cuba and Its Neighbours deepens our understanding of Cuba’s participatory processes and shows how they have been shaped by Cuba’s revolutionary history.”

— Cliff DuRand, Professor Emeritus of Social Philosophy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

“August’s latest book studies Cuba’s structures of governance including elections and the functioning of the state between elections. It greatly expands on his previous, extremely useful analysis of Cuba’s elections in the second half of the 1990s. This new book provides a much -needed tool for accurate assessment of Cuba’s unique system of political participation and representation, through empirical evidence rather than through the customary second-hand interpretation. A must-read for anybody seriously interested in Cuba, and in the overall question of democracy and its practices.”

— Claudia Kaiser-Lenoir, Professor Emerita of Latin American Studies, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

“This book offers a trailblazing perspective: democracy in Cuba is evaluated and described from within the system itself while comparing it with other experiences. The concept of ‘democracy in motion’ analyzes a creative process, demonstrating how Cuba is a social laboratory. In Cuba, as well as in some Latin American countries, participatory democracy is taking shape. Arnold August contrasts these experiences to the pretences of the U.S. model. Compulsory reading to understand Cuba and break out of the supposed supremacy of ‘the single outlook.”

— Claude Morin, Honorary Professor, Latin Americanist, Université de Montréal, Québec

“Arnold August is an expert on the Cuban reality and a meticulous researcher like few others. With rigour and a critical approach, he successfully addresses in his book the challenge to explain the idiosyncrasies and the fundamental universal relevance emerging from a multi-faceted examination of the exercise of governance in Cuba. It is an indispensable work not only for us in Cuba who need to perfect the concepts and practices that would consolidate the system we have been building in very difficult conditions for more than fifty years, but also for others interested in the improvement of the human condition as it is experienced in other contexts.”

— Jesús Pastor García Brigos, Researcher, Political Philosophy, Instituto de Filosofía; supervisor of its Ph.D. Program; author of several books on People’s Power in Cuba; and a co-author of Cuba: Propriedad Social y Construcción Socialista (Editorial Ciencias Sociales, La Habana, 2012)

“It is an enriching book for all those interested because of the overview offered and the context in which it places Cuba. For the Cuban reader, the book is very significant because of its updated vision of what C. Wright Mills wrote more than half a century ago and about which Cuba is very familiar: “changes in the power system of the United States have not involved important challenges to its basic legitimations [sic legitimacy],” and thus the U.S. “appears now before the world a naked and arbitrary power, as, in the name of realism, its men of decision enforce their often crackpot definitions upon world reality.” For the neighbouring reader [in the U.S.], the profound analysis by August, a serious researcher on Cuban themes over a long period of time, brings us closer to the contemporary changes that are taking place in Cuba as an expression of the existing potentialities, but not without its contradictions and the necessity for new developments.”

— Rafael Alhama Belamaric, Cuban social science researcher and author of many books, including “Capital Humano: Autorrealización y Reconocimiento Social” (Editorial Ciencias Sociales, La Habana, 2008) and recipient of the Annual Prize for Critical Scientific/Technical Work (2009).

“Arnold August’s Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion is an exceptional work that will succeed in the objective of educating its audience. It will assist toward broadening the outlook of all those who read it.

The chapter on democracy in the United States is among the best critical analyses I have read of the American nation’s formation, ideology and political system. The documents linked to the book in the website democracyintheus.com have struck me as being very interesting and educational. The commentaries are brief but they go to the very essence of each of the themes, clarifying the reasons for which the political elite in this country operate the way that they do. Everything related to the Puritans and their thought, as well as other idiosyncrasies of the ideology that gave birth to the genesis of this nation, is of great interest, seeing that throughout history they are reflected in domestic and international policy.

The analysis of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, their limitations and their class origins is very revealing. The case study of the current president [Barack Obama] is part of the evaluation that I am making. The section on the U.S. presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, the significance of the existent president and how the electoral system functions in this country seem to me among the best that I have read on this theme.

The analysis of both the potential and the limitations of the Occupy Movement was very interesting for me. In fact, I learned only a couple of weeks ago [March 2013] while watching the TV channel Russia Today (RT) about the report that was divulged as a result of the Freedom of Information Act in which the FBI admitted having monitored this movement, among even worse acts than this. The U.S. press did not in any way reflect these events, at least not The New York Times that I read.

However, it was not solely this section of the book that impressed me. With regards to the absence of elections and democracy in Cuba, the publication contributes to undoing once and for all the myths imbued into the minds of consumers of information that is manipulated by the mass media, which is controlled by major economic interests, following the policy established by the political elites in this country.

The book’s description and analysis of the Cuban democratic and electoral system is excellent. It is undoubtedly the best that I have seen written on this theme. There are elements of the democratic functioning of Cuban society that even I myself had not noticed. The publication provides the key to recognizing unity and development of consensus as guides to the entire democratic process. The critical observations are perceptive, very intelligent and placed in their contexts.

I have begun to recommend the book to all those who are interested in the subject of Cuba. I sincerely believe that it has made a significant contribution to the elucidation of the democratic reality in Cuba. The book is being converted into a very valuable and essential instrument in the struggle in the field of ideas.”

— Fernando Gonzalez Llort, was one of the Cuban 5 imprisoned in the U.S., graduated with a summa cm laude in International Political Relations from the Higher Institute of International Relations University in 1987. He returned to Cuba in February 2014. He is a Hero of the Republic of Cuba.

“In Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion, Arnold August analyzes in a detailed manner the often disregarded Cuban electoral system, tearing to shreds the many clichés about the Caribbean republic. He also carries out a sound comparison with the United States, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, bringing us to question the concept of democracy and its various definitions that are often based on preconceived notions. This work, soundly documented and characterized by considerable scientific cogency, is a reference point for all persons interested in the subject of democracy as manifested in its various forms.”

— Dr. Salim Lamrani is a graduate in Iberian and Latin American Studies at Paris-Sorbonne University-Paris IV. He is now a lecturer at this university as well as at Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallée University, and has authored many books and articles

“Arnold August offers us his deep analysis of Cuban reality in its own historical context. It is a balanced approach toward Cuban democracy, a system that is not perfect, but is fully Cuban. From his own viewpoint as an expert analyst, August reveals before his readers’ eyes a reality that is silenced or distorted by the mainstream media. For the Cuban audience, the book is proof of acknowledgement by non-Cubans who know, admire and defend the essence of the Cuban social process. This is a must-read if one really wants to understand Cuba and the struggle of the Cuban people.”

— Luis Chirino, Cuban journalist, university professor at Instituto Internacional de Periodismo José Martí and member of the professional association of Cuban journalists, Unión de Periodistas de Cuba (UPEC)

“Arnold August, in his book Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion, allows readers to become familiar not only with the reality of the island’s close neighbour, the United States – the process of its formation, its laws, its ability to endure as well as the characteristics and essential elements of the power apparatus – but also with Cuba and surrounding Latin America. He addresses in particular those countries that are developing 21st-century socialism, with its blue-green-reddish colours, that is to say, preserving elements of the old society, enhancing democratic values and providing an opening for its political, cultural or citizen revolutions in order to build a new society. The references to the links between these countries and their different realities constitute another interesting approach, focusing the analyses on political designs and the legal norms placed in their historical context, thus demonstrating that these countries are not seeking to attain the impossible.

The examination of Cuba does not amount to praise on a groundless basis; rather, the author, while recognizing the achievements, is critical, and he identifies the limitations and offers his judgments concerning causes and conditions. He exposes real phenomena and, with this global approach, he allows the reader to know what is being done and why the people are struggling, including the adversities of these nations, whose realities are being distorted as they face the monopoly of mass media and those who seek to impose control based on a single model. Perfect models do not exist – all can be perfected – and Cuba is shown as following that path.”

— Martha Prieto Valdés, Ph.D. in Legal Science, Tenured Professor of General Theory of Law and Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law (University of Havana), Tenured Member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, Social Science Section

“Arnold August’s book Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion is without doubt a publishing achievement that merits the largest dissemination and analysis, given its serious contribution to the scope of Cuban studies carried out in other countries. In contrast to other publications that confine themselves to a highly opinionated approach, August reveals the results of a profound investigation based on different scientific methods, which include, among others, interviews with a wide spectrum of Cubans who brought forward different points of view; fieldwork in scenarios where people’s participation develops; and, finally, the analysis of documents that provide the legal imprint and juridical order to Cuban socio-political life.

Based on a clear and precise language, August analyzes Cuban reality by plunging into the Caribbean island’s political system and its innovative mechanisms of democratic practice, which, in the main, are not known outside of Cuba. This ignorance has facilitated the proliferation of distortions whose objective is to delegitimize the Cuban Revolution. The book contributes to undoing these misrepresentations by divulging the diversified facets of the development of democracy in Cuba and one of its most important qualities: the continual striving for empowerment by sectors of the people at the base.

We are sure that this book will be very well welcomed by those readers interested in serious and profound analyses of contemporary alternative processes that seek a more just and equitable social order.”

— Dr. Olga Fernández Ríos, Researcher, Instituto de Filosofía, Havana, Associate Professor of Philosophical Sciences, University of Havana

ARNOLD AUGUST’S FIRST BOOK ON CUBA (1999), CONSIDERED BY MANY AS A GROUND-BREAKING PUBLICATION FOR ITS VIVID DESCRIPTION OF THE ELECTORAL PROCESS ACCOMPANIED BY PHOTOS TAKEN BY THE AUTHOR. THIS PUBLICATION INCLUDES HIS ATTENDENCE OF THE 1998 CONSTITUTION IN HAVANA OF THE NEW PARLIAMENT AND THE ELECTION OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE AND ITS PRESIDENTS. THE PROCEDURE IS THE SAME FOR APRIL 19, 2018
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