Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The House I Live In

Wed. Feb. 1, 2012

Democracy Now! Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This weekend the top documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival went to "The House I Live In," which questions why the United States has spent more than $1 trillion on drug arrests in the past 40 years, and yet drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever. The film examines the economic, as well as the moral and practical, failures of the so-called "war on drugs" and calls on the United States to approach drug abuse not as a "war," but as a matter of public health. We need "a very changed dialogue in this country that understands drugs as a public health concern and not a criminal justice concern," says the film’s director, Eugene Jarecki. "That means the system has to say, 'We were wrong.'" We also speak with Nannie Jeter, who helped raise Jarecki as her own son succumbed to drug addiction and is highlighted in the film. We air clips from the film, featuring Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"; Canadian physician and bestselling author, Gabor Maté; and David Simon, creator of "The Wire."

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Gill Scott Heron Live at Knitting Factory‘ 1999

Tue. Jan. 31, 2012

R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron (1949–2011) + GIL SCOTT TRIBUTE Rare LIVE recording at Knitting Factory NYC 1999 SOUL OF SYDNEY Pushin' FUNK SOUL DISCO HIP HOP

Castle of Hope Intro

Tue. Jan. 31, 2012

A look at the Castle of Hope for Lost Souls.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Maya Angelou

Mon. Jan. 30, 2012
Dr. Angelou speaking at the funeral of Coretta Scott King
Maya Angelou - Responsibility to Speak for Freedoms Sake
May 9, 1982
Maya Angelou receives the Ford Hall Forum's 1982 Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award.
An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, novelist, educator, actress, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist.

Here is a video of Dr. Maya Angelou speaking to the people of Columbia, MO at Jesse Hall on the campus of The University of Missouri
Book TV: Maya Angelou "Letter to my Daughter"
Maya Angelou presents a collection of essays that range from the personal to the inspirational. The author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" discusses her first collection of essays in ten years with Patricia Cohen, cultural reporter for The New York Times at The Times Center in New York City.
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou reads from her work

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Future of Young African American Men

Sun. Jan. 29, 2012


The Kaiser Family Foundation hosts Paths to Success: A Forum on Young African-American Men
The forum features Bill Cosby and a panel of national leaders and young people who examine strategies to enable young black men to succeed in America today. The forum also addresses the results of a national survey conducted by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University. The survey includes information on public stereotypes, career aspirations, religious experience, and education.

Partner: C-SPAN
Location: Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Event Date: 07.18.06

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Angela Davis - Abolitionism and Human Rights in the U.S.

Sat. Jan. 28, 2012

March 7, 2003
Angela Davis professor, UC Santa Cruz [homepage]
Political activist Angela Davis talks about abolitionism and human rights in the United States.
Topics: Culture & Identity | History | Politics & Public Affairs
Sub-Topics: Activism | African American | Human Rights | Profiles | Race

Angela Davis - Prison Industrial Complex
Angela Davis speaks about the Prison Industrial Complex and many other facets of American Society. The talk was given at Western Washington University on April 16 2007 and she mentions current events such as the shooting at Virgina Tech and the the offensive remarks by Don Imus.

Don’t even mess with the Crazy Old White Man!

Sat, Jan. 28, 2012

This is an intro to The Crazy Old White Man From the Hood

Boost Nation | Encouraging our nation's students

Boost Nation | Encouraging our nation's students: Every 26 seconds, of every school day, a student drops out. Boost Nation, a project of BoostUp.org, lets you share your own message with students, helping keep them on track to graduation.

The Black Male - Re-Imagined

Fri. Jan. 27, 2012

The Harlem Children’s Zone, American Values Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement host a community town hall discussion to kick off Black Male: Re-Imagined -- a national summit to address the negative perceptions and associations of black men and boys in American society. The town hall conversation will feature an intergenerational group of artists who live at the intersection of culture and social change, who will explore questions such as:

What role does art and culture play in advancing social justice?

Does the desire for social change drive what we see in culture or do cultural shifts bring about social change?

How does media impact the way we see each other and ourselves?

What role can media influencers like Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kanye West play in transforming and challenging the misperceptions of black youth and our own self-image?

Our hope is that this rich dialogue will empower black youth to use art and culture to transform self-images and empower communities to create change.


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Amiri Baraka - Poet - Philosopher - Revolutionary

Thu. Jan. 26, 2012

Amiri Baraka lecture on revolutionary poetry.

A lecture by Amiri Baraka on the politics of poetics. The lecture ends with a question and answer period covering topics such as jism and jazz, grants in music, whores, hypocrisy, Bob Dylan, and Noam Chomsky.

This audio is part of the collection:
Naropa Poetics Audio ArchivesIt also belongs to collection: Audio Books & Poetry
Artist/Composer: Baraka, AmiriDate: 1994-07-06 00:00:00
Label / Recorded by: Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Amiri Baraka: The Power of the Word
Uploaded by tptweb on Dec 23, 2008
Black Arts poet Amiri Baraka reads from his work, & discusses writing, politics & the Black experience w/author Alexs Pate. Co-produced w/Givens Fdn.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Old Time Radio - the Clock - 1-25-2012

Wed. Jan. 25, 2012

Before Television my family would watch the radio shows. Yes I said watch, we used our imagination. When TV came I missed the radio shows because the imagination was better than what was shown on TV.

I hope you enjoy the shows like I did. Let your mind free to see what is on the show. You can see more with your mind than with your eyes.

11/24/1946 The Story of John Littlefield
12/1/1946 One Eyed Cat
12/8/1946 Jungle Drums
12/15/1946 Aunt Emmy
12/22/1946 The Hunter and the Hunted

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State of the Union

Wed. Jan 25, 2011
Part 1: 2012 President Obama - State of the Union
Part 2: 2012 Crazy Old Man - State of the Union

Responding to President Obama’s State of the Union address, longtime consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader says Obama’s criticism of income inequality and Wall Street excess fail to live up to his record in office. "[Obama] says one thing and does another," Nader says. "Where has he been for over three years? There are existing laws that can prosecute and convict Wall Street crooks. He hasn’t sent more than one or two to jail." On foreign policy, Nader says: "I think his lawless militarism that started the speech and ended the speech was truly astonishing. [Obama] was very committed to projecting the American empire, in Obama terms."

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Tue. Jan. 24, 2012

Lang Lang & Friends from New York City


World renowned pianist Lang Lang is delighted to perform alongside three of his Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholars for students at PS 334 - The Anderson School in New York City to celebrate music education in our nation's public schools.

In 2004, VH1 Save the Music Foundation donated a keyboard lab to restore this school's music program and since then the school has grown its music curriculum to also include a band and orchestra program. Lang Lang is delighted to recognize this program and directly participate in the delivery of music education in schools.

The Lang Lang International Music Foundation is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of classical music lovers and performers. Through the Young Scholars Program Lang Lang personally selects, mentors, and supports up to eight talented young pianists around the world who inspire other kids in their communities through live music performances.

Today, three of our U.S. Young Scholars are delighted to perform at their first New York City public school appearance.

Partner: Lang Lang International Music Foundation
Speaker: Lang Lang
Location: The Anderson School, New York, NY
Event Date: 01.03.11

Lang Lang: 101 Pianos


The 101 PIANISTS performances aim to inspire the next generation of music lovers and performers by engaging 100 young pianists in a unique social musical event with Lang Lang. Guided by Lang Lang’s encouraging teaching style, these young piano enthusiasts celebrate their love of playing, experiment with collaboration with other musicians, and enjoy the inherently social nature of the traditionally solo piano during a master class and public performance. The participants create a joyous sound magnified one hundred times over and provide an extraordinary show for their local youth community who comprise the majority of the audience.

Location: SFSU McKenna Theater, San Francisco
Event Date: 01.17.11
Speaker: Lang Lang

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens.

The The problem in the beginning is fixed after 4 minutes, please don't give up on it.

Mon. Jan 23, 2012

A Debate: God Is Not Great with Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens.

Taking on possibly the greatest issue of our time - the malignant force of religion in the world - Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion through a close and learned reading of the major religious texts, citing numerous historical instances in which sexual repression and outrageous acts of violence have been committed in the name of God. He argues for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

Join The New York Public Library as the Reverand Al Sharpton and author Christopher Hitchens debate faith, religion and God.

Christopher Hitchens - Some Confessions and Contradictions

Christopher Hitchens, tackling nearly everything with unmatched enthusiasm, erudition and, at times venom, has up to now barely touched upon one subject: his own life.

After many years writing about world issues and traveling to some of the most dangerous places on the planet, comes his memoir Hitch-22. Though Hitchens can navigate any argument with great dexterity, his memoir focuses on those whom he has loved, those he has abhorred, and those who have helped shape him throughout his life. The memoir answers this question: How the hell did Christopher Hitchens become Christopher Hitchens?

With tenderness he writes about his parents -- his mother Yvonne, in particular, "a beautiful woman who loves me" and about his father, Commander Hitchens, whose "liver was that of a hero." In a form that is anything but shy, Hitchens describes his complex and warm relationship with his mother, whose Jewish heritage he discovered only after her suicide.

The memoir naturally touches upon friendships, both lost and found over the course of his life. Hitchens' many sketches of friendships and ex-friendships from Martin Amis to Noam Chomsky, Edward Said to Gore Vidal are delivered in a style that is at once ironic, witty and tough-minded. A legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for literature, Hitchens has at times ridiculed those who claim the personal is political, even though he has often seemed to illustrate that very idea.

Paul Holdengräber, in conversation with Hitchens, will goad him to help bring into focus the many sides of Hitch, thereby illustrating Robert Frost's dictum that "a liberal is a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel."

Courtesy of The New York Public Library

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Say What? 1/23/2012

Mon. Jan 23, 2012
Democracy Now! Raj Patel: In Attacks on Obama, Food Stamps, Newt Gingrich is "Racially Coding Poverty"
The new documentary “Finding North” premiering here at the Sundance Film Festival exposes how one in every four American children suffers from hunger, despite living in the wealthiest nation in the world. And, nearly 30 percent of American families, more than 49 million people, often go without meals. While Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich decries President Obama as “the food stamp president,” author Raj Patel says what is really needed is a conversation about poverty and why the need for food stamps is so high. “It is true that disproportionately people of color are affected by food insecurity. What Gingrich is doing is racially coding poverty by calling President Obama the food stamp president,” Patel said. “He is invoking ideas of racialized poverty. Of course when you look at people who’re on the food stamp program, the majority of them are white and poor.” Patel is author of the popular book, "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.”
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Conversation with Wes Moore and Michel Martin

Sun. Jan. 22, 2011

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Center for American Progress, and the Open Society Foundations host a conversation with Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author, and Michel Martin, host of NPR's "Tell Me More." The one-on-one interview will explore our nation's pursuit of justice and equality.

Moore's book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is frequently used to engage national dialogue on issues that include education, poverty, race, and crime.


College Common Reads: Learning From 'Wes Moore'
A growing number of colleges are assigning "common reads" — books that all incoming freshmen must read over the summer and prepare to discuss in their first week on campus.
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, is one of 2011's most popular common reads. In the book, author Wes Moore tracks his own life, alongside the fate of another man of the same name.
While both Wes Moores grew up in poverty in Baltimore, the two men had dramatically different fates: The author became a Rhodes Scholar, while the other Moore is serving a life sentence in prison for murder.
University of Louisville junior Sirena Wurth is a freshman orientation leader who helps facilitate freshman discussions about The Other Wes Moore. Wurth and Moore tell NPR's Rebecca Roberts that they are thrilled at how students and schools are responding to the book.

Maryville Talks Books: Wes Moore
Wes Moore, two boys with the same name, growing up in the same neighborhood at the same time with similar challenges but opposite destinies. Watch this fascinating conversation that took place between the author of The Other Wes Moore and Hazelwood East High School students

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Surviving the System

Sat. Jan. 21, 2012

Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated

Hundreds and men and women, including 120 on death row, have been released from America's prisons in the last several years, after incontrovertible proof of their innocence emerged. Their trials were undermined by the myriad problems that plague criminal proceedings - inept defense lawyers, overzealous prosecutors, deceitful interrogation tactics, bad science, opportunistic snitches, and faulty eyewitnesses. Their lives were effectively wrecked. Now, finally free, they're facing a new set of problems, with little sympathy from society. In SURVIVING JUSTICE, thirteen exonerees describe their experiences - the events that led to their convictions, their years in prison, and their new lives outside. Each oral history is a stark account of our criminal justice system's unforgivable flaws. David Pope, an exoneree featured in the book, will be joining Vollen to explain his case and answer questions.

Marian Wright Edelman: The Cradle to Prison Pipeline

Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman talks with Harvard University's Charles Ogletree about her work in ending the "cradle to prison pipeline".

She discusses the social and economic conditions that have created a system where millions of children are born without hope for a better future

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Civil Rights and Human Rights Harry Belafonte

Fri. Jan 20, 2012
Harry Belafonte: Civil Rights and Human Rights
March 15, 2002
Harry Belafonte singer, civil rights activist [homepage]
Singer and actor Harry Belafonte reflects on America's painful history of racial injustice and comments on the challenges that remain in advancing human rights at home and abroad. Harry Belafonte has been at the forefront of the American struggle for civil rights and an international effort to promote human rights throughout the globe. Here, Belafonte launches a major new civil rights and human rights initiative with the claim that "We are very spoiled here. We know very little about terrorism, except for those of us who have been victims of terror within our own circle. A lot of us here have always understood terror. We've lived in it. It knocks at the door constantly. There are other forms of terror. Poverty is terror. HIV/AIDS is terror. Absence of education and ignorance is great terror."

“Sing Your Song”: Harry Belafonte on Art & Politics, Civil Rights & His Critique of President Obama
May 16, 2011
Legendary musician, actor, activist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte joins us for the hour to talk about his battle against racism, his mentor Paul Robeson, the power of music to push for political change, his close relationship with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the U.S. role in Haiti. A new documentary chronicles his life, called Sing Your Song. The son of Jamaican immigrants, Belafonte grew up on the streets of Harlem and Jamaica. In the 1950s, he spearheaded the calypso craze and became the first artist in recording history with a million-selling album. He was also the first African-American musician to win an Emmy. Along with his rise to worldwide stardom, Belafonte became deeply involved in the civil rights movement. One of Dr. King’s closest confidants, he helped organize the March on Washington in 1963. “Going into the South of the United States, listening to the voices of rural black America, listening to the voices of those who sang out against the Ku Klux Klan and out against segregation, and women, who were the most oppressed of all, rising to the occasion to protest against their conditions, became the arena where my first songs were to emerge,” Belafonte tells Democracy Now!

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Say What? 1/20/2011

Fri. Jan 20, 2012

GOP Contest Rattled Before SC Primary as Perry Exits, Newt’s Ex-Wife Speaks Out, Santorum Takes Iowa

Republican presidential candidates gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, Thursday night for their final debate before Saturday’s primary. The debate capped a busy day that saw the departure of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rick Santorum’s defeat of Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus recount, and new details of Newt Gingrich’s infidelities during his second marriage. We air clips from the debate and speak to Kevin Alexander Gray, a civil rights activist and community organizer in South Carolina, and Wayne Slater, a senior political writer at the Dallas Morning News and author of "Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential."

Ahead of South Carolina Primary, GOP Candidates Employ Race-Baiting Tradition to Win Southern Vote

Leading up to the South Carolina primary, several Republican presidential candidates have been criticized for comments made over issues of race. This week Newt Gingrich defended his description of President Obama as "the food stamp president," while offering praise for President Andrew Jackson, the architect of the Indian Removal Act. We speak to South Carolina civil rights activist Kevin Alexander Gray and longtime political reporter Wayne Slater about how Republicans have adopted the long-held "Southern strategy" of race baiting in order to win over bigoted white voters. "Democrats come here to get their black ticket punched. Republicans come here to punch black people," Gray says.

"The SOPA Blackout Protest Makes History" By Amy Goodman

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Say What ? 1/19/2011

Thu. Jan 19, 2012

Keystone Victory: Bill McKibben and Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska on Obama Rejecting Pipeline
democracynow.org - The Obama administration has rejected the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline that would stretch from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf Coast. On Wednesday, President Obama said he was turning down TransCanada's application for the pipeline because there was not enough time to review an alternate route that would avoid the Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska. Obama had tried to delay a decision until next year, but Republicans responded by passing legislation forcing a decision by the end of February. Environmental groups have hailed the permit's rejection but it does not mark the end of the pipeline fight. TransCanada has already announced it will re-apply for a permit based on a different route, and Obama said he was only making his decision based on time constraints, not on the pipeline's "merits." We get reaction from Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska and 350.org founder Bill McKibben, an expert on climate change who has led massive protests in Washington, D.C. against the pipeline over the past six months. "This was a real victory for people standing up," McKibben says. "If we hadn't gone and done what we did in the streets ... then the oil industry, as usual, would have gotten away with a really bad idea."

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for the additional information about Democracy Now!, visit http://www.democracynow.org.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Old Time Radio - Jubilee - 1-18-2012

Wed. Jan. 18, 2012

Before Television my family would watch the radio shows. Yes I said watch, we used our imagination. When TV came I missed the radio shows because the imagination was better than what was shown on TV.

I hope you enjoy the shows like I did. Let your mind free to see what is on the show. You can see more with your mind than with your eyes.

Presented by the War Department, Jubilee was broadcast to American fighting men and women overseas and featured a mostly Black cast, including appearances by Louie Armstrong, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Nat King Cole, and Heavyweight champion Joe Louis.

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Say What? 1/18/2012

Wed. Jan 18, 2012

"The Operators": Michael Hastings on the Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
Democracy Now! speaks with reporter Michael Hastings about the "disastrous past year" in Afghanistan, and the mentality a decade of war has bred there. The U.S. has "funneled billions of dollars in weapons and training into a chaotic place like Afghanistan ... training these young guys to kill people, and then are shocked when they see the results," Hastings says of the outcry that followed last week's appearance of a video showing four uniformed U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of three Afghan men, which has been widely condemned by officials in the United States and in Afghanistan. His new book, "The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan," originated with his 2010 Rolling Stone article, "The Runaway General," about Gen. Stanley McChrystal, then commander of the war in Afghanistan, and his inner circle. McChrystal was fired after the article was published.

Expansion of Indefinite Detention in NDAA Compounds Extradition Fears of WikiLeaks' Assange
Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings was with WikiLeaks founder and Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange when the pre-trial military hearing for accused Army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning was taking place in Fort Meade, Maryland, last month. Hastings says the military's case against Manning, coupled with President Obama's recent authorization of a measure expanding indefinite detention anywhere in the world in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), has added further urgency to Assange's effort to avoid extradition from Britain. "Julian Assange's fear is that he will be extradited to Sweden ... then there will be some kind of media campaign where the U.S. government or the Swedish government starts leaking things about, 'Assange helped the Iranians,' or 'Assange helped the Taliban with this information,'" Hastings notes. "Then they will say, 'We need to try him as a spy.' And though that case might be very, very difficult to prove, it's the threat of it that, in my mind, is so damning."

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for the additional information about Democracy Now!, visit http://www.democracynow.org.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Racial Profiling

Tue. Jan. 17, 2012
Racial Profiling in a 'Post-Racial' America


Racial profiling is an unspoken but pervasive problem throughout the United States. It stigmatises and criminalises people of colour from as early as their pre-teens, violating the rights and civil liberties of innocent people, and having devastating consequences on entire communities.

The Atlantic Philanthropies and The New Press invite you to join authors Michelle Alexander and Paul Butler and individuals who have experienced profiling firsthand for an illuminating conversation about this problem, and a discussion of what can be done about it.

Partner: Atlantic Philanthropies
Location: The Atlantic Philanthropies New York, NY
Event Date: 05.03.11
Speakers: Michelle Alexander, Paul Butler, Justin Coello, Alice Walker Duff, Kent Hutchinson, Kica Matos
Tags: race, racial profiling, racism, law enforcement, police, justice, society, law

Michelle Alexander & Randall Robinson on the Mass Incarceration of Black America

www.democracynow.org - 1/15/2012 - On this eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday we host a wide-ranging discussion with TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson and author Michelle Alexander about the mass incarceration of African-Americans that has rolled back many achievements of the civil rights movement. Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control — whether in prison or jail, on probation or on parole — than there were enslaved in 1850. And more African-American men are disenfranchised now because of felon disenfranchisement laws than in 1870. Alexander, whose book "New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," is newly released in paperback, argues that, "[n]othing less than a major social movement has any hope of ending mass incarceration in America or inspiring a re-commitment to [Martin Luther] King's dream. ... My view is that this has got to be a human rights movement: it's got to be a movement for education, not incarceration; for jobs, not jails. A movement that acknowledges the basic humanity and dignity of all people—no matter who you are or what you have done."

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Say what? 1/17/2012

Tue. Jan 17, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has filed suit against President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes controversial provisions authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world, without charge or trial. Sections of the bill are written so broadly that critics say they could encompass journalists who report on terror-related issues, such as Hedges, for supporting enemy forces. "It is clearly unconstitutional," Hedges says of the bill. "It is a huge and egregious assault against our democracy. It overturns over 200 years of law, which has kept the military out of domestic policing." We speak with Hedges, now a senior fellow at the Nation Institute, and former New York Times foreign correspondent who was part of a team of reporters that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. We are also joined by Hedges' attorney Carl Mayer, who filed the litigation on his behalf in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


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Monday, January 16, 2012

My Thoughts on M L King Jr

Tue. Jan 17, 2012
I will talk for a few minutes and play the I have a dream speach

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Commemoration of Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Mon. Jan 16, 2012
Shabbat in Commemoration of Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church present the fifth annual Shabbat in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, celebrating their legacy of social justice and equality.


Rustbelt Radio for January 21, 2008

On today's holiday special...

Reflections on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Democracy Now! Martin Luther King Jr Special

Mon. Jan. 16, 2012

Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he delivered at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, “I Have Been to the Mountain Top,” that he gave on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated. [includes rush transcript]

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Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Sun. Jan 15, 2012

Ancient Medicine Today : Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. by Alice Walker

January 18, 2009 : On Today's show I am changing the format to share something special with you in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. While we usually think of healing in terms of the individual or the family, more indigenous cultures believe for a human to be healthy you must address not only the body mind spirit but also the community and earth. Today, to honor the life and work of Dr King, Iâd like to address community by playing a Tribute to Martin Luther King given by Alice Walker. This was originally recorded at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in 2002. This is a very moving piece and I would like to get right into it. So I can share as much of it as possible with you, it has been edited for time. This is Alice Walker, speaking in Santa Cruz CA.
Martin Luther King - Beyond Vietnam - 1967

Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaks at Illinois Wesleyan (1966)

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech at the Fred Young Fieldhouse at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois on February 10, 1966. The speech was broadcast live on WJBC Radio. This audio is taken from the radio station's broadcast.

I Have a Dream

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Is the Death Penalty Murder?

Sat. Jan. 14,2012
An interview Mumia Abu-Jamal
TalkingDrum on WURD: Barbara Grant, Mumia (call's into the radio station), Pam Africa and Dr. Johanna Fernandez, calls up to WURD to discuss his current outlook on life, the case, and his future pertaining to Mumia. The fight to free Mumia and to get him a new trial is not over. Speaking about the up and coming event on December 9th 2011 at The Constitution Center in Philadelphia broadcast around the world hat will include Michelle Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Cornell West, Johanna Fernandez, Marc Lamont-Hill, Pam Africa, Ramona Africa, Michael Coard and others. Oppose the death penalty in the u.s., and free all political prisoners like Mumia.

Another lynching in GA - Troy Davis
Why do the courts allow the corruption in our judicial system. It is clear that Troy Davis was innocent but the US Supreme Court (Cover up) would not stop the execution. Why? Because the want to protect the system of injustice.

Amnesty International - Troy Davis Call - 051709
Troy Davis Execution Unconstitutional - Martina Correia & De'Jaun
Conversations with Great Minds - Amy Goodman - Troy Davis' Execution. RT English
Democracy Now! Special on Troy Davis Execution_ Did Georgia Kill An Innocent Man
Martina Correia on Execution of Troy Davis_ _My Brother's Fight Will Continue
Judge Mathis Weighs in on the execution of Troy Davis
Martina Correia - 1967 to 2011 - NAACP's Ben Jealous on the Life of Troy Davis' Sister

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The Four Horsemen

Fri.Jan. 13, 2012

http://richarddawkins.net - On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for a first-of-its-kind, unmoderated 2-hour discussion, convened by RDFRS and filmed by Josh Timonen.

All four authors have recently received a large amount of media attention for their writings against religion - some positive, and some negative. In this conversation the group trades stories of the public's reaction to their recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations. They discuss the tough questions about religion that face the world today, and propose new strategies for going forward.

This video is provided free online by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) and http://RichardDawkins.net . If you would like to support our work and help us provide more videos like this, please purchase the DVD through our online store http://richarddawkins.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&... and/or consider donating to RDFRS: http://richarddawkinsfoundation.org/foundation,donations
Books by these authors:
"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins
"The End of Faith" by Sam Harris
"Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris
"God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens
"Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel Dennett

Filmed and Edited by Josh Timonen
Note from the crazy old man: I believe in God but not religion. Religion and greed cause the problems we face.
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The Freedom Riders - Lecture and Panel Discussion

Part 1

Part 2

Tue. Jan. 10, 2012
Freedom Riders - 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
March 17, 2007
Raymond Arsenault professor, southern history, USF
Raymond Arsenault brings a defining moment in modern American history to life, drawing on personal papers, FBI files, and interviews with more than 200 participants in the rides. Arsenault's Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice rescues the men and women who, at great personal risk, rode public buses into the South in order to challenge segregation in interstate travel from historical obscurity.
This lecture is copresented with the Georgia Center for the Book.
The Freedom Rides - A Panel Discussion on the Movie
April 20, 2011
Bernard LaFayette scholar-in-residence, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Callie Crossley radio host, The Callie Crossley Show [homepage]
Genevieve Hughes former Freedom Rider
Ernest Patton former Freedom Rider
PBS and the Kennedy Library hosted a Boston screening of American Experience’s “Freedom Riders.” Following the documentary, Bernard Lafayette and others participated in a panel discussion moderated by 89.7 WGBH radio host, Callie Crossley.

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