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Est. April 5, 2002
December 17, 2015 - Issue 634

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A Canary in a Coal Mine

Video is courtesy of The Global African & teleSUR

Mr. Fletcher talks to Baltimore activists about
the ongoing Freddie Gray trial and what it means
for the city, as well as the nation at-large. Fletcher
also looks at these issues with Makayla Gilliam­Price,
activist at student at Baltimore City College, Kwame Rose,
Baltimore based activist, and Dr. Lawrence Brown, Professor
of Health Policy at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Note: A mistrial was declared Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015, in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter, after jurors told a judge they could not reach a verdict on any of four charges.

Porter, 26, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in Gray’s death.

The Fletcher program was recorded prior to the case going to the jury. Editorial Board member and Columnist, Bill Fletcher, Jr., is the host of The Global African on Telesur-English, a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, the immediate past president of  TransAfricaForum, and the author of “They’re Bankrupting Us” - And Twenty Other Myths about Unions. He is also the co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice, which examines the crisis of organized labor in the USA. Other Bill Fletcher, Jr. writing can be found at Contact Mr. Fletcher and BC.

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