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2019 Charlene Mitchell Human Rights Awards - Highlights, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
Key note speaker - Timothy V. Johnson, librarian, journalists, scholar and activists. He recently retired from New York University as the Director of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives, a renowned center for the study of left politics and social protest movements. He is the editor of the academic journal American Communist History and serves on the editorial board of Science and Society. His scholarship focuses on the history of labor, the civil rights movement, and American communism. Award Recipients - Alderman Jeanette Taylor - a staunch supporter of CPAC and a progressive agenda that includes winning a living wage, taxing the rich, and making Chicago a true Sanctuary City. Hatem Abudayyeh - the Executive Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). A strong supporter of CPAC and the NO Cop Academy, he has consistently worked to build solidarity between the African American and Arab American communities. Susan Gzesh - Executive Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, a Senior Lecturer in the College, and a member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She directs the Center's activities and teaches courses on contemporary issues in human rights. The No Cop Academy Campaign - organized by community area youth is fighting to make their community safe and help end gun violence by demanding that the $95 million be invested in jobs training, education, after-school programs, and mental health services instead of a new police training facility. Audio starts with Willie Williamson, Chair of the 2019 Dinner Committee introducing the emcee, Kobi Guillory.
Dale Lehman/WZRD

The Michael Slate Show: Andy Zee & Rev. Frank Wulf, Making Plans to Drive Out the Fascist Regime; Free the #UCLA5; the Legendary Wayne Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
Andy Zee, Rev. Frank Wulf, Making Plans for Sustained Nonviolent Mass Protest , demanding the Trump Pence regime must go. Wayne Kramer talks about a benefit for Jail Guitar Doors. Jail Guitar Doors provides music equipment and education to 140 correctional facilities. UCLA5 Case, Dragged Into Court for Speaking Out Against Fascism. In 2018, members of the Revolution Club and Refuse Fascism spoke out during fascist Treasury Secy Steve Mnuchin’s speech at UCLA. Four are now on trial in LA.
Michael Slate

TUC Radio: Helen Caldicott and Michael Madsen: Into Eternity ONE of TWO, Segment 2

3 months 2 weeks ago
This is a conversation between Helen Caldicott and Michael Madsen whose film, Into Eternity, premiered in the US in February 2011. Into Eternity is a documentary about the building of the world's first permanent repository for nuclear waste in Finland. It shows not only the construction under way that will take 140 years, but introduces the people involved, the scientists, regulators and corporate executives who oversee this project. None of them will be alive when Onkalo, as the repository is called, will be finished in 2120; and they must expect this repository to remain intact and untouched by future humans for at least 100,000 years. Such is the danger and longevity of waste from nuclear power plants. Helen called Madsen "One of the more extraordinary people I've ever interviewed". This is a thought provoking exchange between the veteran campaigner, Helen Caldicott, who dedicated her life to alerting us to the nuclear danger, and the young Danish artist. He introduces thoughts about civilization, language, danger and eternity. In their conversation they say they question how anybody can even contemplate a human made repository that will last 100,000 years and possibly continue without human maintenance. Does this means that the builders do not expect for civilization to last? Or do we have to create an archive of knowledge about the danger of radiation that needs to be maintained? And who maintains that archive? As mind-bending such a project as Onkalo is, we need several hundred more repositories like Onkalo since most of the waste of the world’s nuclear power plants is sitting next to these plants in the open. Is it fair to future generations to impose such a burden on them?
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Helen Caldicott and Michael Madsen: Into Eternity ONE of TWO, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
This is a conversation between Helen Caldicott and Michael Madsen whose film, Into Eternity, premiered in the US in February 2011. Into Eternity is a documentary about the building of the world's first permanent repository for nuclear waste in Finland. It shows not only the construction under way that will take 140 years, but introduces the people involved, the scientists, regulators and corporate executives who oversee this project. None of them will be alive when Onkalo, as the repository is called, will be finished in 2120; and they must expect this repository to remain intact and untouched by future humans for at least 100,000 years. Such is the danger and longevity of waste from nuclear power plants. Helen called Madsen "One of the more extraordinary people I've ever interviewed". This is a thought provoking exchange between the veteran campaigner, Helen Caldicott, who dedicated her life to alerting us to the nuclear danger, and the young Danish artist. He introduces thoughts about civilization, language, danger and eternity. In their conversation they say they question how anybody can even contemplate a human made repository that will last 100,000 years and possibly continue without human maintenance. Does this means that the builders do not expect for civilization to last? Or do we have to create an archive of knowledge about the danger of radiation that needs to be maintained? And who maintains that archive? As mind-bending such a project as Onkalo is, we need several hundred more repositories like Onkalo since most of the waste of the world’s nuclear power plants is sitting next to these plants in the open. Is it fair to future generations to impose such a burden on them?
Maria Gilardin

Back in the USSR: Siegfried reads Brecht, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
In this episode of Back in the USSR, Siegfried performs the classic anti-fascist poem "To Those Born After" by Bertolt Brecht, Peter Barnes' one-act play "The Preacher" about Jacques Roux, one of the most radical figures of the French Revolution and an early socialist, as well as some of his own poetry and the stories behind it.
Back in the USSR

This Week In Palestine: UMass "Not Backing Down" Forum's Panel Discussion (3rd and final part), Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
On May 4th of this year, an important event took place at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. It was a forum called “not backing down” and dealt with the constant assault by pro Israeli organizations to shut down pro Palestinian voices. Ironically, which in fact made the point, there were serious attempts to prohibit this very forum from taking place by the Zionist lobby, including an unsuccessful lawsuit…which emphasized the need for this forum to challenge this systematic campaign to silence the Palestinian narrative. Today we feature voices from the UMass forum, the third of our presentations of the event on This Week In Palestine. You will hear moderator Vijay Prashad, Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, Temple University Prof. Marc Lamont Hill, and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters in a panel discussion which followed the speakers’ presentations. You will hear that there were audience interruptions by pro-Israeli hecklers. We have edited out some interruptions, but have left others so that you can hear how the panelists dealt with this obstructionist behavior. So here is the Panel discussion of the UMass Forum, “Not Backing Down”.
Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)

This Way Out: Herndon Centers on Queer Kids+Queer Emmys+global LGBTQ news!(#1644), Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
Ty Herndon harnesses country music to help queer kids; Patricia Arquette and Billy Porter bring out the Emmys; a doctor-activist seeks the “cure” for Singapore’s anti-gay sex law, Beirut and Montego Bay are stripped of Pride, South Korean queer kids suicide at shocking rates, gay Russian dads and their young sons seek U.S. asylum, “hate” groups howl at U.S. government stumbling blocks, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!
Lucia Chappelle

Tapes To Astonish: Walkuman Style #241, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
(1.) Park Bench - K.I.N.E.T.I.K. & Soulseize (2.) Masta Killa - Masta Killa (3.) Ghetto Jiggy - Lost Boyz (4.) What I Came For - Little Brother (5.) You Didn't Know - Kwote ft. Verbal Threat (6.) Trust Issues - Rel McCoy ft. Theo3 and DJ Versatile (7.) Leben - Slowy & 12Vince (8.) No Mercy - Da Youngsta's (9.) Reemergence - Swayeeboogie & Steve.Be.Dooinit (10.) Achievements - M-Tri (11.) No Shorts and No Sleep - PMD ft. 3rd Eye, Zone 7 and Top Quality (12.) Serpat Iz Da Crew - Pitchcaps (13.) Growin' Up (The Coast) - Luse Hand (14.) Makin' Moves - XP The Marxman & Icerocks (15.) Beautiful Day - ScareCrow Joe (16.) God Help Me - Apollo Brown ft. Black Milk, Ketchphraze and DJ Los (17.) reading signs in a foreign county - sushileaf (18.) Be Grateful for What You Got - Smoke Trees (19.) Fresh Produce 254 - Wann Sklobi
Gamma Krush

Taylor Report: US Power and Saudi Arrogance Riding for a Fall in Yemen, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
The Saudis have tried for years to subdue Yemen, using a wide arsenal of weapons supplied by the US, UK, and Canada. But to no avail. Now the Yemenis are striking back. A major Saudi refinery has been hit. Western media have been directed to say the blow came from Iran. It is the rhetoric of desperation. The truth is that Saudi Arabia and its Western backers are losing.
Anonymous

New World Notes: #604 -- Conspiracy and Class Power, Part 2 (R), Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
Classic Parenti from 1993. He shows that "conspiracies" are both real and common--one tool among many that elites use to advance their class interests. This week he discusses more proven conspiracies. They include the business elite's reversal of US progress towards social democracy (from the 1970s). The State Department's covert scuttling of a peace treaty in Nicaragua (1980s). And the almost-unknown assassination of President Zachary Taylor (1850). Brief introduction by KD.
Kenneth Dowst

New World Notes: #604 -- Conspiracy and Class Power, Part 2 (R), Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
Classic Parenti from 1993. He shows that "conspiracies" are both real and common--one tool among many that elites use to advance their class interests. This week he discusses more proven conspiracies. They include the business elite's reversal of US progress towards social democracy (from the 1970s). The State Department's covert scuttling of a peace treaty in Nicaragua (1980s). And the almost-unknown assassination of President Zachary Taylor (1850). Brief introduction by KD.
Kenneth Dowst