Chokwe Lumumba, RIP

Jackson, Mississippi mayor and solidarity economy advocate dead at 66
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John Duda

Chokwe Lumumba, a long-time civil rights activist and the newly elected mayor of Jackson, died yesterday, just weeks before the "Jackson Rising" conference–the launch of an ambitious plan to localize and democratize the city's economy–was scheduled to take place (We understand that the conference will proceed as planned).  Our hearts are with the people of Jackson at this tragic moment.

Watch Laura Flanders' interview with Mayor Lumumba, filmed just two weeks ago: