Malik Miah on the Uprising


KBOO is open to the public! To visit the station, contact your staff person or call 503-231-8032.

Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
Air date: 
Mon, 06/08/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In an interview pre-recorded when only one of the four police killers of George Floyd had been arrested, Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, a long-time Black rights and revolutionary socialist activist, a former aviation mechanic,  a contributing editor with the US socialist magazine Against the Current,  and on the editorial advisory board of Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal.  He has recently written about COVID-19  and about the current uprising. 

Malik and Bill discuss the uprising, the importance of health issues and unemployment as well as racism in generating widespread action; the vilification of antifascist leftists or “Antifa,” and the need for other leftists to speak out in their defense; the problems with most police reforms, the actual purpose of police to protect property, and the need to defund police and provide community control.

image credit: Lorie Shaull / CC BY-SA (

Download audio file

Audio by Topic: