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  • 00:51

    Afro-Latin abolitionist movements - Afro-Latin Presidents with Prof. Paul Ortiz

    in Education

    Join The Gist of Freedom with host Natasha Demosthene and guest Professor Paul Ortiz. Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president and other iconic revolutionaries will be discussed.


    Black Mexican President Ended Slavery!



    During the Civil War Slavers fled to and hid blacks in Gavelston, Texas! Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president Abolished Slavery, Assisted Escaping Blacks and Fought Texas!


    Texas President Sam Houston lamented that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. Thus you can see I am in bad luck."


    Just two and a half months after Mexico abolished slavery, officials were uneasy about the numbers of new European Americans settling within Mexico and they attempted to curb the number of newcomers.


    In 1830, Mexico decreed that foreigners could not cross the border without obtaining a passport issued by Mexican agents.Texans did not respect the MEXICAN border in their pursuits of Freed Blacks. In 1855, Captain James Callahan of the Texas Rangers entered Mexico in an attempt to recapture self-emancipated Africans.

  • 00:51

    What Does It Mean to be an Abolitionist Vegan?

    in Health

    Having personally abolished animal use from her life by becoming vegan, Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and Executive Director (volunteer) of The Abolitionist Vegan Society (TAVS) assumed she had addressed the speciesism that empowered her human privilege in the non-vegan world, but she discovered that that was an incorrect assumption.  She learned there was a piece of speciesism left she could best describe as, “I honor your right not to suffer, but I do not honor your right to justice.”  

    Once she examined this position closely, she chose to fully allow animals into her heart and dedicate her life to their right to justice.  She learned the war is not with the animal use industries -- the war is with the insidious speciesism in our hearts and minds which empowers animal use and new welfarism.


    Sarah recognized that animal use industries do not, under any circumstance, want us to unite behind the banner of veganism and call for an end to animal use altogether.  “They want us to agree to wrestle them so they can tire us and delude us into thinking they are making positive changes for animals.”


    Tonight we will talk about the idea that if you want animal rights, it is time to battle speciesism by uniting behind the banner of veganism which effectively addresses all uses, species, products, forms of treatment, companies, and countries at the same time.  As Sarah shares, “The only thing that will create lasting change and animal rights is transmuting the speciesism, and the fastest way to do this is by unequivocally advocating for veganism.”


    Please join us, ask questions and learn more about the vegan abolitionist movement: what it means for us, for the animals and for the world.

  • 01:00

    The Making of a Crossover on Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk

    in Christianity

    Don't miss this PREMIER episode of Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk with host Justin Wassel an abolitionist of our day. The Making of a Crossover will introduce you to the show and host exploring the backdrop of the issues the show will center around and the practical solutions that we all can engage in to see real change within us and in our world.


    Special music by Pamela Rose Rodriguez, "It's All Around," and Heather Evans, "For My Generation," both singles available for download on iTunes.


    Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk, a safe place of grace where hidden truths of the heart are free to breathe, and lives are free to change. Broadcast internationally on Voices of Truth Radio Network a SpeakTruth Media production © 2015.

  • 00:49

    Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe

    in Education

    Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe


    Noted historian, scholar, and educator Benjamin Author Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1904. 


    A prolific writer, Quarles published ten books, twenty-three major articles, and hundreds of shorter pieces of various sorts.  At least four of his books attained national significance:  Frederick Douglass (1948), which grew out of his doctoral research and remains the authoritative source for most of what is known about Douglass; The Negro in the American Revolution (1961), one of the first books to demonstrate the importance of including African Americans in the mainstream narratives of U.S. history; The Negro in the Making of America (1964), a text used in courses throughout the country; and Black Abolitionists (1969), a book that helped propel a major reassessment of the anti-slavery movement. 


    David Ruggles advocated for self-defense and the need for African Americans to organize and establish their own "remedy" for justice. In 1835, Ruggles and other black abolitionists formed the Committee of Vigilance (A hybrid of The Black Panthers and The NAACP) to protect free blacks and recently escaped slaves and to fight slave catchers and kidnappers.


    As David Ruggles, a leading black abolitionist, made clear in this 1836 account of a kidnapping, African Americans could not count on the police, the courts, or anti-slavery organizations.


    Richard Riker (Rikers Island named after him) [1773-1842]
    A lawyer and eventual judge who saw us on the lowest social level possible. Adipta writes, "When seven-year-old schoolboy Henry Scott was seized as a fugitive slave from his classroom, the kidnappers forcibly brought the terrified child before Richard Riker, the magistrate of New York City. They claimed that the boy was property belonging to white slaver.

  • 02:56

    TRIVIUM CAFE Episode 007: Education v. Indoctrination

    in Education

    Please join Raul & Mass Formatic as they tackle the issue of Education v. Indoctrination.  In tonights episode they will define terms, gather a body of knowledge to include the history of the present "education system".  This will be a show not to miss as it deals with the root problem of the current human condition.  Please tune in for a 2 hour information packed show.  Don't forget to call- in (347)989-1084 before the 2 hour live feed ends,  in order to get your pass into the 3rd hour Underground Station.  Welcome to the Trivium Cafe!

  • 01:10

    Ralph Poynter, What's Happening 04/07/2015

    in Politics Progressive

    "Ralph Poynter: What's Happening" is proudly presented by "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio, airing Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST. Please call (347)857-3293 to speak on air. Poynter is a retired New York school teacher, former union organizer, legal investigator, and a noted public speaker. He and his wife, Lynne Stewart (formerly a renowned activist attorney), are human and civil rights icons. Poynter looks forward to your questions and comments during each radio broadcast. If you prefer, you can listen via computer. All "Human Rights Demand" shows are archived for future listening at your convenience. Poynter's debut broadcast, taped February 10, 2015, is available at:  
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2015/02/11/ralph-poynter-whats-happening

    Poynter helps to clarify current news reports by sharing his vast knowledge of American History, Black History, and World History. Poynter's regular featured guests include Lynne Stewart, Betty Davis, Larry Pinkney, and others who include scholars and human rights activists throughout America and from all walks of life - like you! Please call with your questions and comments. Email Poynter at RalphPoynterWhatsHappening@gmail.com

    Ralph Poynter recently celebrated both the one-year anniversary of Lynne Stewart's prison release and our continuing work to bring home all of the nation's political prisoners. It was sponsored by the Ralph & Lynne New Abolitionist Movement and the Lynne Stewart Organization. 

    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. 
    ~Frederick Douglass

  • 01:08

    Ralph Poynter What's Happening 03/31/2015

    in Politics Progressive

    "Ralph Poynter: What's Happening" is proudly presented by "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio, airing Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST. Please call (347)857-3293 to speak on air. Poynter is a retired New York school teacher, former union organizer, legal investigator, and a noted public speaker. He and his wife, Lynne Stewart (formerly a renowned activist attorney), are human and civil rights icons. Poynter looks forward to your questions and comments during each radio broadcast. If you prefer, you can listen via computer. All "Human Rights Demand" shows are archived for future listening at your convenience. Poynter was joined by Lynne Stewart and their colleague Betty Davis during the debut broadcast on February 10, 2015, available at the link below:  
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2015/02/11/ralph-poynter-whats-happening


    Poynter helps to clarify current news reports by sharing his vast knowledge of American History, Black History, and World History.


    Ralph Poynter recently celebrated both the one-year anniversary of Lynne Stewart's prison release and our continuing work to bring home all of the nation's political prisoners. It was sponsored by the Ralph & Lynne New Abolitionist Movement and the Lynne Stewart Organization. 

    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. 
    ~Frederick Douglass

  • 02:12

    Harriet Tubman and Quakers = Underground Railroad

    in Politics Conservative

    Tubman's organizing ability was key to her success -- she had to work with supporters on the clandestine Underground Railroad, as well as get messages to the slaves, since she met them away from their plantations to avoid detection. They usually left on a Saturday evening, as the Sabbath might delay anyone noticing their absence for another day, and if anyone did note their flight, the Sabbath would certainly delay anyone from organizing an effective pursuit or publishing a reward.


    Tubman was only about five feet tall, but she was smart and she was strong -- and she carried a long rifle. She used the rifle not only to intimidate pro-slavery people they might meet, but also to keep any of the slaves from backing out. She threatened any who seemed like they were about to leave, telling them that "dead Negroes tell no tales." A slave who returned from one of these trips could betray too many secrets: who had helped, what paths the flight had taken, how messages were passed..


    Quakers Released Slaves


     


    Not only did many Quakers release their slaves, but they saw to it that they could take care of themselves, teaching them to read and write and, in many cases, seeing that they were escorted to states or territories where they could live in freedom.


     


    Quaker John Woolman was involved with the abolitionist movement from an early date. He traveled the countryside, preaching against slavery. Woolman, born in 1720, became convinced that slavery was wrong when, at the age 20, he was asked by his employer to write a bill of sale for a slave girl. He did write it, but told his boss that he “believed slave-keeping to be a practice inconsistent with the Christian religion.” Shortly after this incident, Woodman left his job to travel and was instrumental in spreading the abolitionist message.

  • 02:16

    Maya Schenwar: Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prisons Don't Work

    in Politics Progressive

    Join Maya Schenwar on Human Rights Demand Blogtalkradio channel, Monday, Feb. 23. Call-in at (347)857-3293. She will discuss her book, "Locked Down, Locked Out - Why Prisons Don't Work and How We Can Do Better." What did Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander say about this book, which was written by the Sr. Editor of Truthout? Their reviews are below:

    “Maya Schenwar's stories about prisoners, their families (including her own), and the thoroughly broken punishment system are rescued from any pessimism such narratives might inspire by the author's brilliant juxtaposition of abolitionist imaginaries and radical political practices.”
    —Angela Y. Davis, author of "Are Prisons Obsolete?"

    “This book has the power to transform hearts and minds, opening us to new ways of imagining what justice can mean for individuals, families, communities, and our nation as a whole. Maya Schenwar’s personal, openhearted sharing of her own family’s story, together with many other stories and real-world experiments with transformative justice, makes this book compelling, highly persuasive, and difficult to put down. I turned the last page feeling nothing less than inspired.”
    —Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"?

    Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer, freer future for all of us.
    Website: http://www.mayaschenwar.com/?

  • 01:08

    Ralph Poynter: What's Happening, 031715

    in Politics Progressive

    "Ralph Poynter: What's Happening" is proudly presented by "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio, airing Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST. Please call (347)857-3293 to speak on air. Poynter is a retired New York school teacher, former union organizer, legal investigator, and a noted public speaker. He and his wife, Lynne Stewart (formerly a renowned activist attorney), are human and civil rights icons. Poynter looks forward to your questions and comments during each radio broadcast. If you prefer, you can listen via computer. All "Human Rights Demand" shows are archived for future listening at your convenience. Poynter was joined by Lynne Stewart and their colleague Betty Davis during the debut broadcast on February 10, 2015, available at the link below:  
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2015/02/11/ralph-poynter-whats-happening


    Poynter helps to clarify current news reports by sharing his vast knowledge of American History, Black History, and World History.


    Ralph Poynter celebrated both the one-year anniversary of Lynne Stewart's prison release and our continuing work to bring home all of the nation's political prisoners in February. It was sponsored by the Ralph & Lynne New Abolitionist Movement and the Lynne Stewart Organization. 

    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. 
    ~Frederick Douglass

  • 02:59

    TRIVIUM CAFE Episode 002: Intro to Trivium Pt2 Kyd Kane Endless Will

    in Education

    Join Raul & Formatic as they contiue their discussion on the Trivium Method of Learning.  This week our hosts discuss the 2nd path of the Trivium, Logic.  Featured artists and guests will be Kyd Kane & Endless Will who will showcase their spoken word poetry live on air.  Also, join our Conductors in the newly named Underground Station for an after hours round table discussion.  Welcome to the Trivium Cafe.