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In this episode Bob Kirkconnell, author of American Heart of Darkness, will discuss America's biggest and oldest problem of "Racism in America". If there ever has been an opportune time to abolish slavery, it was during and after the Revolutionary War. And yet it survived. Even after the Civil War, a horrific event that killed more Americans than any other war, what did survive was racism. Despite excellent legislation against racism, it morphed into what is today called "Jim Crow," a de facto form of slavery. America tried again in the '60s and '70s with the civil rights movement that resulted in legislation that struck down Jim Crow. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Voting Rights Act, and many others made Jim Crow a thing of the past, but this system was replaced again with what we have today which is "The Prison Industrial Complex." Will this ever end, and why won’t it go away?
This brings up some conclusions and also questions:
What is the Prison Industrial Complex and what effect does it have?
Why is legislation ineffective against racism?
Why cannot America leave its racist past behind?
What would replace the Prison Industrial Complex if it was legislated out of existence?
What needs to be done to solve this cancer that has been with America from the very start?
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Political analysit Ben Golnik joins Bill and John to talk about the lay of the political land in Minnesota. Bill & John delve into a raft
of bad ideas from "progressives" and bike thefts in South Minneapolis make for liberal cognitive dissonance.
Friday, February 27th 2015.
Unable to accept phone calls due to limited time.
-Discussing the FCC voting in favor of reclassifying the Internet as a Utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act of 1934(Amended in 1996), The future of Google+, Social democracy, and more.
"Ralph Poynter: What's Happening" is a new show 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:
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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 on February 20, 2015. Ralph & Lynne New Abolitionist Movement and the Lynne Stewart Organization met friends and supporters at St. Peter's Church in New York. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will.
Today I have a special guest. He is Charles Chamberlain. Who is Charles Chamberlain?
Charles Chamberlain, is Executive Director of Democracy for America. He joined Democracy for America in 2006 as Political Director, where he led campaigns for the public option and against telecom immunity for spying on Americans as well as endorsements of controversial primary candidates against Sen. Joe Lieberman, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, and Rep. Al Wynn. He also directed DFA’s successful campaigns to stop the Republican War on the Working Families in Wisconsin and Ohio. In January of 2012, Charles became the Executive Director of Progressive Congress, the foundation for the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Charles rejoined DFA as Executive Director in August of 2013 and leads the strategic direction of the DFA team.
Before DFA, Charles spent over a decade grassroots organizing and directing statewide campaigns in 17 states for direct democracy initiatives and referendums working with the AFL-CIO, SEIU, Americans for Medical Rights, and others in fights ranging from funding early childhood development and protecting civil liberties to defending collective bargaining rights and raising the minimum wage. He’s also served on staff for Assemblymember Scott Wildman in California’s 43rd as the community organizer responsible for revitalizing in-district resident associations, neighborhood watches, and PTA’s.
Outside of the office, Charles likes to play disc golf, drink micro-brews, and eat Vermont cheese at the Farmhouse as well as watch too much T.V. with his wife, Alejandra. You can follow Charles on Twitter @IamCChamberlain.
Today we will discuss Elizabeth Warren.
Larry Lessig has it right, I believe. We are living in Lester-Land.
You should check this out right now:
What IS citizen to do?
Join us as we discusss this, and other vital issues of the day. I hope your winter is going well! :)
The President speaks to the nation on Tuesday evening. What do you believe he will say? What is it you want to hear from President Obama?
Let's talk about it.
To get the conversation going, please visit our show blog and look at the entry for today's episode.
Then, plan to be with us next week as we consider the results of the SOTU speech, and especially in light of our visit to "Lester Land", courtesy of Professor Lawrence Lessig's activism.
We hope you will achively and purposely choose to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King this week, as well by finding a local community project, and participating.
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Jeff Singer of Daily Kos Elections joins to discuss politics in the Louisiana
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