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Radio Basics
News Report
Wasun (Dr. Chris Harris)
 Radio BASICS (CHRY 105.50 FM Toronto)  Contact Contributor
Jan. 7, 2011, 6:54 a.m.
In this show, we speak with revolutionary M.C., teacher, community organizer, and Vaughan/Oakwod resident, Toronto’s very own Wasun – or the now Dr, Chris Harris, who just recently attained his PhD from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education on the topic of the history of revolutionary organizing in the African-Canadian working class. Wasun talks to us about his 10 year in Toronto’s underground hip-hop scene, his time at Black Action Defense Committee, the opportunist dangers of the ‘Non-Profit Industrial Complex’, and his years of revolutionary community organizing with gang-affiliated youth in Toronto in the context of deindustrialization and escalating police brutality. Wasun also discusses new black revolutionary currents, particularly the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson.

We also play tracks off Wasun’s new album, the Prison Notebooks, which will launch on January 27 in Toronto at a Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson book launch of Defying the Tomb.
Steve da Silva
Kabir Joshi-Vijayan
Radio Basics is the radio wing of BASICS Community News Service, a working-class community-based newspaper in Toronto, serving the people in their struggles. For more information, please visit or email us at

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