Francis L. Holland on Radio Pacifica re: DNC State Blogs
by Manic Lawyer, Sun Jun 22, 2008 at 01:03:28 PM EDT
Today, Francis L. Holland recorded a radio interview with Nathan Moore, National Program Coordinator for Pacifica Radio, from Washington, DC, about the virtually all white state blog corps of the Democratic National Convention, where 53 white state blogs will have their own desks, computers, Internet access on the floor of the Convention, seated among the delegates for the entire Convention, while Black bloggers will receive only 30-45 minute passes for the floor and will have NONE of the amenities on the floor provided to the virtually all-white 55-member state blog pool.
Francis told Pacifica Radio, among other things:
There is nothing "Democratic" about a virtually all-white Democratic National Convention floor blogging corps.
D. Yobachi Boswell of the AfroSpear applied to participated in the state blog corps and was rejected. Everyone knows D. Yobachi Boswell as the coordinator of the Afrosphere Action Coalition that coordinated the AfroSpear's participation in the 30,000 person Jena Six March on Jena, Louisiana last year. Yobachi's application to the state blog corps was denied and consequently there will be no 50-state blog representation for the Blacks from Tennessee at all, as well as many other states where Black voter turnout will determine the fate of Barack Obama and down-ticket candidates this fall. "It's outrageous and it's infuriating," Francis told Radio Pacifica.
If anyone knows where I can listen to this interview, announced but with no link at the Francis L. Holland blog, I'd be much obliged!