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Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

Jun 15, 2023

In this episode Josh caught up with organizers from the National Network on Cuba, Shaquille Fontenot and Tee Maloney.

We will provide full bios of each guest in the show notes, but will share some highlights here.

Shaquille Fontenot (she/they) is an anti-imperialist, cultural worker. Shaquille currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Cedar Wolf Media Group, and is co-founder of the Lowcountry Action Committee (LAC), a Black-led grassroots organization dedicated to Black liberation through service, political education, and collective action in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Shaquille is also a member of the National Network on Cuba, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the Black Alliance for Peace, Charleston Climate Coalition, and others. Shaquille is also a founding member of the People’s Budget Coalition and serves the National Network on Cuba as co-chair.

Tee Maloney is a revolutionary cultural worker who makes art and designs based in contributing to the global movement for African liberation and unity, and other movements related to the international struggle toward ending imperialist domination Tee is the Art Lead for the June 25th Action in DC and is a member of the Black Alliance for Peace, a work-study member of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party. They got involved in the National Network on Cuba as a brigadista from the most recent May Day delegation.

In this discussion they talk about the current revitalization of the movement to end the US blockade or embargo on Cuba, a 60 year blockade that is an egregious attack on the human rights of the Cuban people by the US government. They also discuss the NNOC’s efforts to get Cuba taken off the state sponsors of terror list.   

Tee and Shaquille also discuss their trips to Cuba, what they’ve learned from those experiences, they combat some misinformation and also contextualize some protests and advocate that people really need to improve their social media literacy when evaluating how to respond to protests in other countries.

There are a number of events coming up as part of this renewed campaign to end the blockade and get Cuba removed from this list. The first one is tonight, June 15th at 7:30pm Eastern Time a webinar from Black Alliance For Peace which will be livestreamed on Twitter and YouTube. If you miss the livestream, a recording will be on BAP’s Youtube page after the event as well.

There are a number of upcoming actions in solidarity with the Cuban people which we’ll also list in the show notes, the biggest coming June 25th in DC. 

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