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James Kilgore was a 1960s political activist in California, who ultimately became involved with the Symbionese Liberation Army. In 1975, he fled a Federal explosives charge and remained a fugitive for 27 years. During that time, he rejected the politics of small group violence and built a life as an educator, researcher, activist, parent and husband in Southern Africa. Using the pseudonym of John Pape, he earned a Ph.D. and authored a number of academic articles and educational materials and co-edited the acclaimed 2002 anthology: Crisis of Service Delivery in South Africa (HSRC, Cape Town and Zed Press, London). Authorities arrested Kilgore in November 2002 and extradited him to California where he served six and a half years in state and Federal prison. While incarcerated, he worked as a teachers' assistant and also completed the drafts of eight novels and a screenplay. Umuzi Publishers (Cape Town) released his first work, We Are All Zimbabweans Now, in June of 2009. Two of his subsequent novels are contracted for release in 2011, Prudence Couldn't Swim (PM Press, Oakland, CA) and Freedom Never Rests: A Novel of Democracy in South Africa (Jacana Media, Johannesburg). He presently lives with his family in Illinois where he is a Research Scholar at the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois.
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In the aftermath of the success of the Justice Action Mobilization Network Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte we will discuss the implications of this historic event that some have called the most diverse gathering of people concerned about the... more

Host Robert Dawkins interviewsTemako McCarthy, the mother of Lareko Williams to talk about the murder of her son by Charlotte Mecklenburg... more

JAMN Charlotte/Mecklenburg Town Hall exploring solutions to climate justice, green jobs and ending poverty bringing the movements together. (October 3rd 2-3pm at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte).

A North Carolina native, Linda Coleman was born and raised in Greenville, NC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina A&T State University and later earned a Master in Public Administration from the University... more

Building a Better world, Building a greener world: the JAMN Town Hall on climate and social justice in Charlotte this weekend (October 3rd 2-3pm at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte). Our guests will include Joel Segal our national... more

Robert's guest is Paris Bey, the cousin and spokesperson for the Janisha Fonville family. They will talk about Charlotte Mecklenburg Police killing her cousin. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article15728675.html

Justice for Jonathan Ferrell with guests Rev. Glencie Rhedrick of JAMN, Rev. Russ Dean, co-chair of Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, Race and Justice Committee, Rev. Corine Mack, President of the Charlotte NAACP and co-chair... more

Willie Ferrell joins Robert to talk about Justice for Jonathan Ferrell and forming a foundation to end police misconduct.

Dr. Cindy J. Kistenberg is Associate Professor of Theatre and Communication at Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte, North Carolina) where has taught theatre and communication courses, directed several performances, and served as a... more

Carl Dix is a founding member, and a representative, of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP).He is a regular contributor to Revolution newspaper. Dix has long been associated with Bob Avakian. In 1996, Dix... more