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Occupy Wall Street 10.01.11

WWL Radio #124 Bruce A Dixon, Black Agenda Report



SPECIAL GUEST BRUCE A DIXON live with Diane Gee on WWL Radio Friday, September 30th at 6pm EDT!



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Tonight I have the honor of interviewing Bruce A. Dixon co-founder of the wonderful (and wildly left) Black Agenda Report. His bio there:

PhotobucketPhotobucket“Managing Editor Bruce Dixon: Longtime Activist, Habitual Troublemaker

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 1980s community organizer in what were then some of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods, to organizing and consulting through the 1990s Dixon has built an impressive record of service in and to the cause of human liberation.

In 2002 he began writing articles for Black Commentator, the predecessor of this publication, and broke the first accurate analyses of the phenomena around the election of Denise Majette over Cynthia McKinney in Georgia that year.  

As managing editor at BAR Dixon is chiefly responsible for maintaining this web site.  He currently resides in metro Atlanta.

Bruce graciously allowed me to reprint his latest essay questioning the LOTE, lesser of the two evils with Barack Obama as perhaps the more effective evil. “Barack Obama VS Those Craaaazy Republicans: Is He the Lesser Evil, or the More Effective Evil?”  I adored it. He is brilliant, outspoken, and a troublemaker like me. This should be an awesome show!

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Dear Mr President: That “Democracy Crushing Regime” is Our OWN.

In too many countries, power has been concentrated in the hands of the few.

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The United States opposes the use of violence and repression against the people of the region.

80 Occupy Wall Street Protesters were arrested yesterday alone. There were numerous reports of brutality. This violent repression happened here, is still happening here. The region is New York, sir. Wall Street to be exact. Why are you not against violence to people of that region?

Our message is simple: if you take the risks that reform entails, you will have the full support of the United States.

The officer in the video responded on YouTube (misspellings intact):

“ATTENTION: My name is Officer Larson of the NYPD and I am the one you see in this video lawfully restraining that´╗┐ dissident, in response to his aggressive posturing.

If any of you have a problem with that, please send me a private message with your address, and I’ll go down to your house, and drop-kick you in your dumb, beligerent mouths.”

That is the full support of the United States for the risk of peaceful protest. Here, anyway. Which is to say, no support at all. In fact quite the opposite of support. GOVERNMENT OPPOSITION.

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