On April 10th, host Terri Wilke speaks with Akile Anai, Director of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda of the African People’s Socialist Party.

Akile Anai is the editor of The Burning Spear newspaper, a monthly Black power journal in continuous publication since the ’60s.  She is a former St. Petersburg, FL City Council candidate, and she was featured in Ebony Magazine in 2017 as a “Millennial of Change”. Akile Anai is one of the FBI’s “unindicted co-conspirators” described in the DOJ indictment of a Russian national, issued in July, 2022 on the same day as a multi-city violent FBI raid on seven Uhuru Movement properties. She expects to be arrested at any time now.

The Uhuru Movement is an American-based socialist and African internationalist movement founded in 1972 and led by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), whose chairman is Omali Yeshitela. Uhuru is the Swahili word for “freedom”.  The Uhuru Movement is centered on the theory of African internationalism, which it says provides a historical materialist explanation for the social and economic conditions of African people worldwide.

Also in our hour, Jaws of Justice will replay a Democracy Now segment which originally aired on August 10, 2022.  In this segment, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interview the chairman Omali Yeshitela, who was in the Uhuru house in St. Petersburg, Florida when the FBI raided on July 29, 2022.  Some believe the FBI targeted the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism.

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On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society.  Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Calendar for the week of April 10th:

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people in Jackson CTY Missouri. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a very active group of Mothers and others. You can learn where their virtual meetings this week will occur at  https://momsdemandaction.org/events/
  • MON, April 10th, 6 PM, is the MORE2 monthly Issues2Action meeting. Every second Monday of the month, leaders and members from across the metro gather online to advance racial and economic equity. These meetings are open to any who are interested in getting involved. Usually there are some general updates and announcements, then teams will break out by issue focus to plan their next steps of action. The zoom link is available at https://more2.org/
  • TUES, April 11th, 3 PM, Ntosake Meeting – Civil Rights of Immigrants – is on Zoom. The zoom link is available at https://more2.org/
  • FRI, April 14th, NOON, Empower Missouri’s Friday Forum is a virtual event and the topic is Land Banks and Land Trusts. More info at https://empowermissouri.org/events/
  • SUN, April 16th, 1 -9 PM, 25th Annual Have A Heart for Hope House Jazz & Blues Benefit is at BB’s Lawnside Bar-B-Q, 1205 E 85th St, KCMO. Hope House Host: “Mama” Ray Band, Brian Ruskin Quartet, HooDoo Brothers, 4 Fried Chickens and A Coke, Valentine & the Ticklers, John Paul & the Houserockers, Levee Town, and many more special quests. (816) 822-7427 https://www.hopehouse.net/



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