|Broadcast Title||The Frontline Is Everywhere - African Socialist International|
On this episode of Africa Live, in a segment entitled,The Frontline Is Everywhere - Dedan Sankara talks with Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa of the African Socialist International about the development of his forthcoming book on Patrice Lumumba, the death of Chokwe Lumumba; a recent story that was widely circulated on the internet, 14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization, by Mawuna Koutonin of Silicon Africa.com; on the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpsville Massacre we discuss the future of South Africa /Occupied Azania post-Mandela and the importance of building the African Socialist International; and the recent trial of two African Muslims,Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in the UK that killed Lee Rigby, a British solider because they believed that he had killed other Muslims during never ending cycle of wars.
We will play an excerpt from Walter Rodney's presentation entitled, A Historical Class Analysis of Guyanese Society. Walter Rodney (23 March 1942 - 13 June 1980) was a prominent Guyanese historian, political activist and preeminent scholar, who was assassinated in Guyana in 1980. He is the author of Walter Rodney Speaks: the Making of an African Intellectual (1990); A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (1981); How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972); A History of the Upper Guinea Coast (1970); The Groundings with my Brothers (1969).
Rodney viewed the role of the academic as a revolutionary role that required them to be solidly grounded in the African community and committed to the struggle and liberation of Africa and Africans.