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Activist Central tonight will be a role reversal: Activist Central's Tom Madison in the Hot Seat for One Hour to talk about his campaign to reform the Oregon sex offender registration laws (OregonActionCommittee.Org) in addition to answering questions about Activist Central talk radio concept, the sex offender registration law reform movement in general, his fourteen year background in helping to reform SOR laws and how he sees today's political activism strategies and tactics in general. He will be interviewed by Derek Logue of OnceFallen.Com (a SOR law reformer activist website) and other interested switchboard callers to the show.
Viva La Revolucion! - The New Militancy of the Oppressed, Degraded & Persecuted on Activist Central talk radio.
Acivist David Delk, Move To Amend Activist
The People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
Maria began a professional modeling career at the uncommon age of twenty-one in the early eighties—when black faces were rarely seen in magazines. But it was Maria’s true love of Black music that led her to her professional calling. Having a keen eye for talent and with the help of mentors, she became known as one of New York’s premiere promoters. Maria created the legendary M.A.D. Wednesday’s music showcases which continues to provide venues for signed and unsigned R&B and hip-hop artists and comedians who had no other performance options In 1995 Maria’s life took a turn when she contracted the HIV virus unknowingly from her soon-to-be-husband. Along with keeping her M.A.D. Wednesday showcases going strong, Maria dedicates her life as an HIV/AID’s activist. She regularly speaks to educators, health care providers, ministers and social workers regarding HIV/AIDS awareness and sensitivity including being the key note speaker for the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including WBLS, MTV and BET and has been honored by many including; New York Urban League, National Black Commission and Trailblazer Award to name a few. Maria is a mother of two and continues paying it forward.
"Political Dissent, Protest, and Repression - American Style” = = = = =
With Special Guest: David Scondras, political activist, former Boston City Councilman, and Executive Director of “Search For a Cure” a non-profit organization aimed at HIV Treatment Advocacy.
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This week's topic will deal with the US Government’s war on protesters, dissenters and the growing repression of various political groups exercising their First Amendment rights by speaking out against the current and recent illegal wars (overt and covert) in the Middle East; those who have stood up to the US Government’s authoritarian laws such as the NDAA 2012/2013 and PATRIOT Act where habeas, privacy and due process legal protections have been eviscerated from our Constitution; those journalists and whistle-blowers (Chomsky, Hedges, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and John Kiriakou) who have and continue to stand up against the massive counts of war crimes, treason and felonious wrong-doing by the Bush/Obama regimes; and also those who led the Occupy protests of 2011 and 2012 who recently discovered that they may have come close to being assassinated by an as yet unidentified group according to the FBI. America’s political dissenters are in increasingly in dangerous territory but still, they and we must push further ahead. We want our former democratic society back.
DAVY: "It's been almost 2 years since Pete Eyre, Copblock founder told me I could no longer write for CB, and then banned me, after I called him out for refusing to remove comments an individual named Justin Bainter was posting on the CB site, detailing my home address, as well as my children's schools, etc. Justin Bainter is an obsessed, very disturbed individual who has been stalking me and my children for well over 2 years now. Bainter is friends with several Rochester, NY Police officers, and as a result has the support and backing of the RPD. I have been a passionate community activist against police misconduct and corruption for the past 20 years.
Before that, I accompanied my dad, the late Mario Vara, also an activist against police corruption in the 1980's. Since Pete Eyre banned me from Copblock, Justin Bainter has continued his twisted behavior. Some of you will be interested to know that Justin Bainter runs a new Facebook page called EXPOSING COP BLOCKERS. What an irony. Pete Eyre supported this individual threatening my family, including my minor children, and now Justin Bainter is leading an attack on Copblock, its contributors, and anyone who stands up against police misconduct and corruption."
USA FAIR with Activist Shana Rowan, Executive Director – Controversial topic centered around sex offenders in society. This will be her second appearance on the show (since we had technical problems on April 23rd.) Bring your thoughts, concerns, insights and questions to Shana Rowan who is fighting against the sex offender bogeyman stereotype by bringing her point-of-view to the airwaves. Listen in to find out about her mission which is to educate the public about the myth about the high likelihood of re-offending by this dangerous group of people and her advocacy to reform the registry that is based on facts and evidence she claims. "Sex offenders have one of the lowest recidivism rates of all offender groups in the criminal justice system", she says. For more info: Www.USAFair.Org
Public Citizen with Activist Tyson Slocum Director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program -
Tyson Slocum is director of Public Citizen's Energy Program, covering climate change, coal, oil, fracking, nuclear energy, renewables and commodity market oversight. Tyson Slocum advocates for decentralized, affordable renewable energy for working families. Tyson has expertise on federal subsidies for the energy sector and promotes refocusing such incentives away from the nuclear, oil and coal industries toward rooftop solar and wind energy, energy efficiency and mass transit.
Listen to Tyson Slocum and me but also please consider supporting their work at http://www.citizen.org
Paul Richmond is an artist, activist, and storyteller. His work often incorporates elements of pop culture, politics, and his own experiences as a gay man. You can see all of his work, purchase some prints and more at http://paulrichmondstudio.com. His latest series, War Paint, explores ideas of identity and masculinity through expressive, figurative paintings of men covering their bodies with paint. He enjoys working with models who have made important or interesting contributions to LGBT culture, and he's painted everyone from Jack Mackenroth to Perez Hilton. Many of the "gaylebrity" models were a part of his Cheesecake Boys series, a gay/male spin on classic pin-up art from the 40's and 50's.
When he's not painting, he is busy with a non-profit organization that he founded with his childhood art teacher called the You Will Rise Project. Their mission to empower young people who have experienced bullying to speak out through the creation of uncensored artworks. He was bullied horribly as a kid and having a creative outlet made all the difference. He does free workshops for young people, a mentorship program connecting college artists with bullied high school students, a special project last spring called Art For Michael in support of an 11 year old boy who attempted suicide after being bullied for his love of My Little Pony, and a new social media photo campaign called #SelfieRespect. Visit: http://youwillriseproject.com.
Him and his husband are involved with the fight for marriage equality as well. They were married a year and a half ago with a group of 24 other LGBT couples who rode a bus to Washington DC and had our ceremony in front of the Supreme Court building just days before DOMA was repealed.
Activist John Witherow
Nevada-Cure: Support- and advocacy group of people whose life has been negatively affected by Nevada’s criminal justice system. Compassionate caring and information to help prisoners, their families, and friends navigate “the system”. An active voice working to educate other about the need for more effective criminal justice policies, procedures, and programs. NV Cure members are entitled to state and national newsletter and other mail outs. Nevada-CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) Nevadacure@gmail.com www.nevadacure.org
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