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  • 01:02

    Ralph Poynter What's Happening, July 28, 2015, Anatomy of Oppression, Part 5

    in Politics Progressive

    "Ralph PoynterWhat's Happening" episode for Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Phone (347)857.3293 to participate in live broadcasts. You are free to also listen by phone as well as by Internet. Shows are archived for future listening, so please share the link.


    THIS TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015, 9pmEST
     
    ANATOMY OF OPPRESSION –PART IV
    We supposedly have the inalienable right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but Black and Brown people live now and have always lived under and around arbitrary authority that is white authority. Control of education is an integral part of democratic organization - a very natural and obvious structure. Community control of police is against the organization of government control from the top down.

    Jim Crow is not dead but alive and well and growing by the minute. The question for our next broadcast is...Do we have the emotional capacity to deal with this reality?

    This week we will revisit the COMMUNITY CONTROL struggle for education and the NYC 20 billion dollar school budget as it relates to the reality of our struggle against oppression for freedom and liberation.

    “CATS DON’T EDUCATE MICE; THEY EAT THEM.” - Ralph Poynter

    A youth on Twitter sent this tweet: "#If I die in police custody. Tell my family I loved them. But don't listen to their calls for peace. BURN THIS *** DOWN TO THE GROUND!"

  • 01:18

    and Justice for All, Inc.

    in Politics Progressive

    Meet the director of a new human rights organization "and Justice for All, Inc." See the group page at Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/and-Justice-For-All-Inc/356687937875215

    Phone 317.756.7366
    andjusticeforall2015@outlook.com
    Services are FREE!

  • 00:44

    Debby Sapp's Son Was in Solitary Confinement Torture

    in Politics Progressive

    The son of Debby Sapp was taken off his psychotropic medications months ago and suffers periodically in solitary  confinement in a Florida prison because of that denial of treatment. We speak to her today at 3pmEST on NNIA1 at (818)572.2947. Please call in and encourage this mother. She is a claimant for "AIMI vs. USA," when families of neglected, brutalized, and murdered mental patients will take the USA before International Court.+United Nations, listen live or by computer any day or hour at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1 > Thanks for your support as we give Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI). Join our advocacy at Google+:
    https://plus.google.com/communities/108448922585036678747 >
    at Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/AssistancetotheIncarceratedMentallyIll >
    at Care2
    http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

    Thank you for giving "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill."

  • Mother's March for Peace June 22, 2015

    in Politics Progressive

    "Mothers March for Peace" is an organization aganst community violence. Most members are parents of murdered children and young adults who died as a result of gang violence or bullying. Anyone who is concerned about this issue is welcome to call (347)857.3293 and participate in discussions. Our regular time for broadcasts is Mondays at 9pmEST. Mama "T" and other organizers of the program plan to combat community violence by supplying positive outlets for young people.

  • 01:01

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real, 6/20/15, reentry show

    in Politics Progressive

    Johnny Strozier was incarcerated in Georgia prisons for 46 years (from 1968 to 2013), with roughly 15 of them served in solitary confinement. He was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends burglarized an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy. He was imprisoned at age 10. He was transferred to an adult facility, then his sentence was lengthened to 90 years after cutting a prison guard. Strozier's warden told him he would never exit prison alive because he escaped several times and was involved in gang activity, but Strozier changed. He became a Christian in the 1980s. Strozier got active in church and also gained his high school deploma while still incarcerated. He also became a certified cook and brick mason. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, completed reentry programs, and attends church twice or more times weekly. Strozier's last cellmate in Macon Prison was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams.

    Strozier shares information about reentry opportunities, the importance of avoiding behavior that leads to incarceration, and he brought together other people and groups who share valuable information to improve lives of former inmates and at-risk youths.

    Hear Johnny Strozier's debut broadcast at this link:
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1/2014/06/03/human-rights-for-prisoners-march-1

  • 02:10

    Dr. Stephen Seager, psychiatrist, author, producer, 6/21/15, Prisoners' Health

    in Politics Progressive

    Dr. Stephen B Seager has advice for #police officers encountering mentally ill subjects: "Just don't shoot them." Meet Dr.Seager Sunday at 9pmEST on "Human Rights Demand" channel at BlogTalkRadio. Call-in at 347.857.3293 to ask questions and voice your opinions. Dr. Seager is a psychiatrist, mental health care advocate, a noted author, and a movie producer. His website is http://Stephenseagermd.com > He wrote a best-selling book after working as a prison psychiatrist: “Behind the Gates of Gomorrah, a Year With the Criminally Insane." Dr. Seager's movie will feature families of mentally ill inmates and the problems they face. He believes in treatment before tragedies. We'll see you Sunday at 6pmPST, 7pmMST, 8pmCentral! ?

  • 02:18

    Mary Diaz and Human Conflicts Org, 6/19/15, Demanding More Paroles

    in Politics Progressive

    Mary Diaz and Human Conflicts Organization demand more pardons and paroles, especially among inmates who have served their minimum sentences every Friday at 3pmEST. Call-in at (347)857.3293. They also demand compassionate releases for sick and elderly inmates, relief from excessive sentencing, and new trials for people with late-arriving evidence of innocence.

    Diaz reports that inmates are imprisoned for years and even decades beyond their minimum sentences and that paroles are sometimes being revoked on false allegations. For instance, one man's parole was revoked based on the falsehood that he had moved without giving the Florida DOC a new address, when the man had not moved. He was working for a hotel company doing heating and air repairs and would often need to stay out of town. He presented proof that he had not moved by receipts from utility companes and affidavits from his neighbors, but apparently the prison needed someone with his skills as a free laborer. The man is now 74 years of age and had been released from prison for 19 years, living a peaceful, productive life but was re-imprisoned based on a lie and a fraud on taxpayers who pay roughly $20,000 per year to imprison this innocent man.

    The Pardons and Paroles Board often rejects parole for inmates without giving any reason having to do with community safety. Americans pay over $100 billion to warehouse prisoners, most of whom are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses, which boosts prison profits for private prison investors in government positions, including legislators, Justice Department personnel, judges, prosecutors, crime lab technicians, pardons and parole board members, and even defense attorneys. Stop conflicts of interest by demanding that nobody who works in criminal justice positions or their spouses and children may own private prison stock

  • 01:02

    Ralph Poynter:What's Happening, 6/16/15

    in Politics Progressive

    Ralph Poynter invites callers from the radio audience. Call-in number is 347.857.3293. This Tuesday's June 16, 2015 Broadcast topics are:



    THE STATUS OF BLACK PEOPLE TODAY, Poynter, Meyers, Minnerly, Pinkney
    UPDATE ON CURRENT STRUGGLES- SPECIAL GUESTS
    Update on Mumia- Suzanne Ross
    Update on Rev. Pinkney - Larry Pinkney
    POLITICAL PRISONER UPDATE- Sundiata Sadiq, Anne Lamb
    UPDATE- MARYLYN ZUNIGA

  • 01:41

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real, a reentry show, 06/14/2015

    in Politics Progressive

    Johnny Strozier was incarcerated in Georgia prisons for 46 years (from 1968 to 2013), with roughly 15 of them served in solitary confinement. He was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends burglarized an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy. He was imprisoned at age 10. He was transferred to an adult facility, then his sentence was lengthened to 90 years after cutting a prison guard. Strozier's warden told him he would never exit prison alive because he escaped several times and was involved in gang activity, but Strozier changed. He became a Christian in the 1980s. Strozier got active in church and also gained his high school deploma while still incarcerated. He also became a certified cook and brick mason. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, completed reentry programs, and attends church twice or more times weekly. Strozier's last cellmate in Macon Prison was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams.


    Strozier shares information about reentry opportunities, the importance of avoiding behavior that leads to incarceration, and he brought together other people and groups who share valuable information to improve lives of former inmates and at-risk youths. Email JohnnyR.Strozier@gmail.com


    Hear Johnny Strozier's debut broadcast at this link: 
    http://legalvictories.blogspot.com/2014/06/johnny-strozier-keeping-it-real_13.html


    Thanks for your interest in reducing America's recidivism rate, which is currently 67.5 percent.

  • 02:03

    Henry McCollum and Leon Brown Pardoned - Meet their advocates and attorneys

    in Politics Progressive

    "Victory! Henry McCollum and Leon Brown Received Official Pardons from North Carolina's Governor after 31 years in prison for a wrongful conviction of rape and murder. They were initially on death row. Their advocates, Pointer & Weeks, Inc., and attorneys, Appeals Law Group, will be our guests on Human Rights Demand channel, where callers are always invited to HAVE YOUR SAY. Call to speak at 347.857.3293, or listen to the broadcast live or on tape using your Internet connection. All our Human Rights Demand shows are archived for your convenience to hear any time, 24/7. 

    Several months ago, Kim Weekes contacted her business partner, Deborah Pointer to discuss what they could do to help the brothers, who were living in dire straits. See their release http://youtu.be/_wNSv6cJchY >>  Deborah and Kim decided to put their commitment to advocacy into action. They launched a successful petition on Change.org. and secured attorneys, (Attorneys Patrick Megaro and Scott Brettschneider). They helped to negotiate a cash advance for the brothers and organized a rally in front of NC Governor McCrory’s office to secure a pardon for the two innocent men.

    Kim Weekes has been actively involved in advocacy and community outreach projects in Atlanta and Baltimore. She has worked with Operation Rainbow Push, National Action Network, and Hosea Williams' “Feed the Hungry Drive." Kim Weekes developed the Rev. Joseph Lowery “Clean Green and Honor Project” and  volunteers with voter outreach and registration. 

    Deborah Pointer is a Peabody Award winner for “Excellence in Television” and has been nominated twice for the NAACP Image Award and received the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe Award for Def Poetry. She currently teaches a class on being a community organizer at Metropolitan College in NYC.

  • 02:03

    Mothers March for Peace, 06/08/15

    in Politics Progressive

    Mama T and members of "Mothers March for Peace" expanded their public stance against community violence by joining "Human Rights Demand" on a weekly show hosted by Mama T, at 9pmEST. Call-in at (347)857-3293. Members and guests include persons whose sons and daughters were killed in incidents of community violence, including gangs, etc. Everyone who is concerned about this issue is invited to attend the weekly programs, give opinions and ask questions.


    Visit "Mothers March for Peace" on Facebook at 
    https://www.facebook.com/MOTHERSMARCHforPEACE
    Email Mama T at mothersmarchforpeace@gmail.com


    Background on Mama T, one of the founders of "Mothers March for Peace":


    **Took early retirement about 15 years ago from sales & PR


    **Community work for 10 years, starting at Baby Jail.


     **Community TV producer for about 13 years covering shows dealing with violence and general community issues.


    **Mother of three sons


    **Killings are distressing, which led her to involvement in the "Stop The Violence Movement" and a phone program.


    **Mothers March for Peace is a grassroots effort to network with people in all cities, sharing information as we examine avenues for providing help to stop community violence. Ideas include spiritual enhancement, music, theater, etc.

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