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Marijuana law reform doesn’t stop at the states, but is being vigorously pursued in the United States Congress. Legislation preventing the Department of Justice from enforcing federal marijuana law in states with medical marijuana and recreational marijuana regulations have been in place successfully for several years. Congress recently passed bills allowing VA doctors to provide medical marijuana recommendations, Senate committees have called for more research, descheduling and rescheduling bills are being debated and even legislation to allow marijuana businesses to have access to banking services have been introduced.
The number and increasing scope of these bills would have been unimaginable a few years ago. A few stalwart and brave legislators are responsible for most of these bills, but there is also considerable pushback from legislators appalled at the idea of marijuana coming out of the shadows. Like many other issues such as global warning, campaign finance reform, voting rights and immigration policy, marijuana law reform has become an issue separating Democrats and Republicans.
To explain the dizzying pace of marijuana law reform, what has happened, how it is happening and the politics behind it all is this show’s featured guest, Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and a Senior Policy Advisor at Freedom Leaf, Inc aka The Marijuana Company. Paul is the author of over 750 publications, scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals, as well as in more than two dozen textbooks and anthologies. Mr. Armentano is the 2013 Freedom Law School Health Freedom Champion of the Year and the 2013 Alfred R. Lindesmith award recipient in the achievement in the field of scholarship.
A pacifist and conscientious objector, Joe Smucker left for Korea by freighter in 1956 to help with the country’s post-war reconstruction. His three years on the peninsula participating in relief work efforts with the Mennonite Central Committee would change his life forever. In the first of a two-part interview, Smucker discusses the origins of the MCC, a relief organization similar to today’s Oxfam or Doctors Without Borders, their efforts to help cope with the post-war refugee crisis in Daegu and the sorry state of South Korea`s civil government in the post-war era. Music on this episode is from ??? with a live performance of his song `???? ??'
Jesse Williams, Actor, Activist: A Call for Action
Jesse Williams, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy, accepted his BET 2016 Humanitarian award with a speech that rocked African Americans to the core. Jesse’s acceptance speech embodied the true grit of racial injustice, police brutality and cultural appropriation that we all needed to hear, digest and answer the call for action. For most, his speech brought out the “can do and will do”, but for some, it was nothing new.
On this episode of Hot Topics Talk Radio, we’re going to address the questions, “Why does it take celebrities to light the fire for us to become involved or wake up to what’s going on?” And why aren’t there more celebrities taking action to the call of activism?
Join Toni Breedlove and Rollin’ Dee on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 8pm PDT/11pm EDT, as they discuss Jesse Williams’ speech, and how we answer to the call for action when it comes to racial injustice and cultural appropriation.
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Tune-in for more conversation with leaders across the country on issues affecting Black America. A staple topic of the show is The ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA featuring the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award. Mass incarceration, prescription drug addiction among youth, and the status of black businesses nationwide are also regularly covered. The Glover Report is presented by www.bmorenews.com, a Baltimore-based news and information portal designed to help empower the community - wherever it may be. Guests include Marc Clarke (NYC), Beverly Smith (DC), and LaQuay Juel (ATL)
Welcome to. Resistance radio. With. Heracane Ann. Bill Spencer jess Mings. Ron Ickles. And your host Joseph Barnard. Tonight we will talk about. The brother hood of America. And uniting all. Man. We are so divided. With hate and racisim. In this country. And around the world. It's time to. Unite. Every. One. And make all nations. Great again. Join us. At 8pm mountain and central time it's time to unite. As a whole. And as the people againts. The corruption. Distractions. And control. Of the. Gov join In and call. Us. Ma y God bless. The USA
A New Way Of Being hosted by Avatar Galextra.
An Avatar's fight to stop injustices to herself and her family who have been abused and attacked by the powers that be in canada, even going as far as harassing and gangstalking her and her small family in her own home.
The African People are also being Targeted and abused by the powers that be , going as far as using them against each other, as well as using them against the avatar as a tool to persecute her and her family
Military Rule "Radical Reconstruction" 1867 - 1877
Rejecting the lenient reconstruction measures initiated by Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, the U.S. Congress, under the control of the Radical Republicans, passed the punitive Reconstruction Act of 1867 on March 7, over Johnson's veto. This act sought to rebuild the governments of the Southern states in the Northern mold and ensure the civil rights of the freed blacks. The members of the existing state governments in the South, made up of the leaders of the Confederacy, were removed, and the states were placed under the military rule of the U.S. Army. No one who had supported the Confederate government was allowed to vote or hold political office. As a result, the state governments were controlled by scalawags and carpetbaggers and the military rulers of the Radical Republican Congress.The South was divided into five military districts, with a U.S. Army general in charge of each. Virginia, the first district, was commanded by Gen. John Schofield. The second district brought North and South Carolina under the command of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, and Gen. John Pope oversaw the reconstruction of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida in the third district. The fourth district, comprising Mississippi and Arkansas, was commanded by Gen. Edward Ord, and in the fifth, Texas and Louisiana came under the control of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. Some 200,000 U.S. soldiers were stationed throughout the South to preserve order and carry out the dictates of Congress.(1)In the spring of 1864, the Knight Company overthrew the Confederate authorities in Jones County and raised the United States flag over
the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederacy,He waged guerrilla war against the Confederacy and declared loyalty state of jones.
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