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Episode 18 - #OpOccuPotCentral or Umbrella Madness Burns The Eyes

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After a week out of town (in the urban wilderness of Berkeley), we are back. Boy have things been happening globally. 

Domestically, there was the Climate Change March which brought an estimated 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during the UN's Assembly, leading into the amazingly successful Flood Wall Street for climate change. 

Last week, a rather amazing and quite startling video went viral out of Alaska. Charlo Greene from CBS affiliate station KTVA finished a report on the Cannibis Buyers Club that was throwing it's support behind a ballot proposition to legalize marijuana for recreational use to help stop harassment of medical marijuana patients by law enforcement, and to stifle the necessity of patients in most of the state to support and perpetuate a black market for a so-called drug that is far less dangerous, if at all, than alcohol.

At the end of her report on the clubs involvement, which had an interview with one of the co-founders of the club, Charlo Greene outted herself. No, not as a lesbian, but as the actual owner and founder of the Alaska Cannibis Buyers Club, and announced that she was quitting her job at the station, knowing it might spark rumors of a conflict of interest, and working for the initiative full time. 

Globally, activists and students in Hong Kong have ramped up their #OccupyCentral with love and peace movement, occupying public space, and a blockade of government buildings and the city's financial center. The goal of these protests is to finally achieve a sense of autonomous democracy from mainland China, which is overseeing, and ultimately setting up an approval process for candidates. Students, professors and concerned citizens from all walks of life have been tear-gassed, pepper sprayed, infiltrated, beaten and are not backing down. 

We'll talk about this and more tonight on Wake Da Fuq Up Radio!