On the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion, when all of the pundits and "wise-men" have declared the LA Rebellion a tragedy at best and mob violence at worst, Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, and Erin Aubry Kaplan, journalist and author, discuss the Rebellion as a very good thing for the people. Dix and Kaplan explore the roots of the rebellion and its significance then and now.
"A Story of the War on Drugs and the Devastation of Black People"
"The Second Killing of Trayvon Martin, A Song for Trayvon and Digging into Samuel Beckett through Waiting for Godot"
Li Onesto, Journalist, Revolution Newspaper, reveals how the system has launched a vicious counterattack in the case of Trayvon Martin, killing Trayvon's reputation as part of the attempt to justify the murder and chill out the anger of the people. Onesto also speaks to the National Day of Outrage and the need to step up resistance around this crime.
"Capitalism's War on Women and the Surprisingly Long Life of Slavery and the Black People in America"
In an excerpt from a recorded speech, Bob Avakian, Revolutionary Communist Party, describes a world of rape and sexual assault and who's to blame.
Sunsara Taylor, journalist, Revolution Newspaper, World Can't Wait, digs into the current high octane war on women - from attacks on abortion and birth control to the tsunami of violent and degrading porn - and calls for launching a new movement against this war.
This weeks show features Dan Rasmussen (author) and Bob Avakian (Chairman of the Revolutiontary Communist Party)
This weeks guests are Amy Berg (filmmaker/director); Debra Sweet (National Director World Can't Wait); Karim El Hakim (filmmaker/director).
Berg talks about her new film "West of Memphis", the story of how the West Memphis 3 were framed, convicted and carted to prison for a crime the system knew they didn't commit. Sweet talks about the growing threat of war against Iran and a call to stand up against it before it starts. Hakim talks about his new film "1/2 Revolution", the story of the 2011 uprising in Egypt and how it was hijacked by the military and other pro-US forces.