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Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program brings you our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where a debate is underway over whether to deploy 5,000 peacekeepers to the troubled Central African state; the drought is continuing to cause economic problems in the Republic of South Africa where the warmest period on record raises serious concerns; the people of Flint have drawn national and international attention over the poisoning of the water supply by the right-wing millionaire governor acting on behalf of the banks and corporations. However, the situation involving lead contamination is not limited to this industrialized Michigan city. Also more revelations are surfacing over the horrendous conditions prevalent within the Detroit Public Schools where teachers have engaged in wildcat strikes for several months. The Detroit Federation of Teachers submitted 100 photographs as evidence in a lawsuit aimed at improving conditions and ridding the system of emergency management. In the second hour we conclude our monthlong tribute to the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) through an examination of the Chicago Freedom Movement of 1966. Finally we continue the recognition of the 40th anniversary of the passing of Paul L. Robeson, the legendary artist, author, actor and social scientist whose contributions to the world movement against colonialism and imperialism are now being hailed as pioneering and sustaining

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