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Evan speaks by phone with Marcia Johnson-Blanco of the Voting Rights Project on the topic of voter ID requirements and the disenfranchisement that can result as a consequence.
On the second half of the program, Evan speaks with Mike Breen of the Truman Nat'l Security Project regarding apparent compromise of U.S. citizens' rights by an anti-terrorism inclusion in the current Defense Authorization Bill.
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Here are a few excerpts from part 1 of 2 interview segments WCRS reporter Evan Davis had with a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and who wishes to remain anonymous.
He said the US military is lying to and ignoring the medical problems of troops exposed to depleted uranium.
“The DOD will never acknowledge it. So, you can never get treated for it. One of my friends, when we were in Afghanistan, he got sick from it and started dying. Rather than treat him for depleted uranium exposure, they just gave him chemo which only sped up his passing.”
He said mercenaries working for various companies such as Black Water, which changed its name to Xe and then to Academi, would destabilize areas of Iraq so the military could then go back in to resume fighting, with the apparent ultimate goal of prolonging the conflict in order to make more money for corporations involved.
“Looking back, most of these conflicts could have easily been won over a year, but they were stretched out over ten, just to keep the profits going…They (US officials) are not trying to run an honorable war. They’re trying to maximize corporate profits...The people that run this country, that have created these wars for profit, they’ve stolen my friends from me.”
He said the US government has designated returning veterans as among the greatest threats for domestic terrorism.
“It was a memo signed by Janet Napolitano of Homeland Security passed down to law enforcement agencies…When I saw that I said, ‘why, would they be so paranoid about us?’ It’s because so many of us are figuring out what they did. While I will never say my friends died in vain, at the same time you have to also admit that the people who started these conflicts didn’t have the best intentions.”
Speeches on Fracking by Youngstown area resident Jaymie Frederick, whose health has been directly affected by a fracking well near her house, \Bill McKibben, author and activist who spearheaded the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, Jason Box, climatologist at Ohio State University, and Mari Lynne-Evans, director of the documentary Coal Country
Elisa Young ( pronounced "e-lee-sah" - I mis-pronounced it in the narration) gave a presentation at the anti-fracking conference in Columbus recently. She talks about her efforts to hold the Ohio Department of Natural Resources accountable for properly regulating and enforcing laws pertaining to fracking waste fluid injection wells. Madeline ffitch (correct spelling) blocked the gate to a waste fluid injection well near Athens and was arrested this week in order to draw attention to the dangers of waste fluid injection and the need for greater oversight and enforcement, while also advocating a ban on the practice. She'll stand trial on July 9. We feature a long, candid interview with her in this edition. Photo gleened from the Athens Messenger article here;http://www.athensohiotoday.com/news/fracking-protest-ends-with-peaceful-surrender-arrest/article_20aa48d0-bfdd-11e1-b473-001a4bcf887a.html?success=1
Audio and commentary from the recent Open House encounter at the headquarters of the Wayne National Forest. Forest managers are hoping to lease parts of the forest for Fracking even before an environmental impact study (EIS) is done. Around 50 people attended to ask questions and voice concerns.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 12:28pm
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As part of her 100-city book tour (The Silenced Majority), Amy Goodman and co-author Denis Moynihan speak at the First UU Church of Columbus on Sept. 15, 2012. Topics include importance of dissent and protest in today's political environment.
Renowned paleoglaciologist Dr. Lonnie Thompson discusses the latest data on global warming and the melting of glaciers and the polar ice caps, and its implications for human and biological survival. This is a recording of a powerpoint [presentation given by Dr. Thompson at the Upper Arlington public library on Sept. 25, 2012, presented by Upper Arlington Progressive Action.
A look at the alleged North / South political divide, a historic excerpt from LBJ on the passage of the Voting Rights Act, and sound from the annual protest at the School of the Americas (info as www.soawatch.org )
Views from American Jews critical of Israeli policy, and under-reported info about the ongoing occupation of Gaza. Norm Finkelstein, Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Jennifer Lowenstein, Dennis Kucinich speaks to Congress, Tom Over interviews Ilyad Burnat in Columbus.
MLK's speech; "Why I Oppose the War on Viet Nam", Danny Glover reading John Lewis' original, un-redacted speech that was to have been delivered at the March on Washington, John Lewis speaking at the 2012 Democratic Convention, and a Democracy Now report on the Wilmington 10, who we3re pardoned on Dec. 31, 2012
An examination of the Steubenville case, with mention of several similar cases. Narrated articles by sports columnist Dave Zirin, former punk rocker Henry Rollins, and feminist author Mia McKenzie witn a music clip from Peggy Seeger, and closing remarks by feminist sex blogger Laci Green
Carla Hale was fired from her teaching position at Bishop Watterson catholic high school after 19 years when an anonymous letter, allegedly from a parent of a student there outed her as a lesbian. Alumni and others have organized in solidarity and are demanding her reinstatement and a change in the Catholic Dioces employment policies.
Two separate rallies focused on labor rights took place in downtown Columbus this week as the state legislature takes up a bill that may lead to union-busting in public schools, and another that would seriously undermine collective bargaining rights throughout the state. In this program we feature highlights from both rallies, plus a song from Pete Seeger, who turned 94 this week.
Update on Carla Hale's case against the Catholic Diocese, a message from youth environmentalist group Earth Guardians, and reflections on the 2001 riots in Cincinnati from a program produced at WSLR in Gainesville, Florida
update on Carla Hale case with audio from the latest rally, a clip from Jeremy Scahill, and and interview with Jennie Scheinbach, founder of Pattycake Bakery, which has now become a worker-owned cooperative, plus music from Pete Seeger and Sweet Honey in the Rock
Last week as many as 1,000 people marched in downtown Columbus to protest against the biotech company Monsanto. We have audio from the rally and we take a look at monsanto's history dating back to Agent Orange and up to this week's banning of GMO crops by Peru. We hear from Canadian farmer Percy Scmeiser who lost a lawsuit against Monsanto and we look at the impact of neonicotenoid insecticides on the world's bee population.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 3:48pm
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On this episde of Conscious Voices Evan Davis brings you coverage of what's happening with Mining in Wayne national forest & the latest attempt to pass Right to Work anti-union legislation in the Ohio State House.
Speeches from the two rallies commemorating the March for Jobs and Justice in Washington ( Al Sharpton and Bernice King, rally in Columbus by SEIU local 1 calling for fair wages for janitors, Phyllis Bennis on why the U.S. should not strike against Syria.
The Coalition of Imokalee Workers is pressuring Columbus-based Wendy's to sign on to their 1-cent-per-pound contract which guarantees better wages and conditions for tomato pickers in Southern Florida. We spewak with several of the organizers. Also; the weekly Coal Report and a new weekly feature, an audio column from Sonali Kolhatkar
The Trans Pacific Partnership ( "TPP") is a new "free trade" agreement being pushed by the Obama administration that critics say would allow an unaccountable consortium of transnational corporations to over-rule local laws in the U.S. and other participating nations. Indeed, the language of the proposal spells it out explicitly, yet it is being "fast-tracked" through Congress and its details have only recently been leaked. Lori Wallach, of Public Citizen explains.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing a rule change that may leaad to quick approvals of license renewals for nuclear power plants, many of which are nearly 40 years old, despite the fact that no new technologies have been developed to handle the storage of radioactive waste. A series of hearings is taking place across the country until Dec 20. We hear from two of the people who presented testimony at one of those hearings, as well as a few of the 3-minute testimonies themselves.
1,000 + columbus janitors win a new 3-year contract after a year-long battle with downtown cleaning service agencies. Imokalee workers and allies draw 120 to a protest at the grand opening of Wendy's newest burger joint - meet, briefly with a Wendy's exec.
the Coalition for Responsive Government filed petitions to place a campaign finance reform initiative on the ballot, and last week a formal objection was filed against the proposal, questioning both its legality, on procedural grounds, and its potential effectiveness. Its opponents claim there may be loopholes in the proposal that would render it less meaningful than its drafter intend. In this edition we speak with Jonathan Beard, principle architect of the proposal, and with Brian Rothenberg, who filed the objection.
8 people were arrested at a protest near Athens for blocking an access road to a fracking waste injection well. Audio from a video report including actualities from the protest plus part of a Pacifica Archives tribute to Pete Seeger
More Coal ash spills - BIG ones! in West Virginia and North Carolina, and a huge demonstration in Raleigh, North Carolina (80,000+!) on a host of issues stemming from the ALEC agenda - and the commercial and "public" media largely ignored it. No coverage, nationally on NPR at all. We've got it here.
This week documents uncovered by the Sierra Club implicate the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio EPA, and top officials in the Kasich administration of conspiring to discredit grass roots organizations and certain state legislators opposed to fracking in our state parks.
Arizona governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to customers based on a variety of criteria, New Mexico's weapons-grade radioactive waste storage facility leaks, and a look at what's happening now in Venezuela.
House Bill 203 is still moving through the legislature, despite having little public support, and being opposed by city councils, police organizations, and citizens. In this edition we have interviews with Ohio ACLU director Gerry Daniels,and Ohio Student Organizing Committee activists James Hayes and Erica Turner, and we have audio, gathered by WCRS volunteer Robb Ebright at a press conference held in Columbus featuring a woman whose son was gunned down in Florida by an assailant who received no penalty for the murder, thanks to Florida's Stand Your Ground law.
Journalist and author Pam Olson, whiose book, Fast Times in Palestine offers an in-depth and nuanced view of live in Palestine under Israeli occupation will be speaking in Columbus, March 23 and 24. This edition of Conscious Voices features an interview with Pam about the book and her expoeriences and observations.
Jane Goodall gave a presentation recently at the All Saints Presbyterian church in Pasadena California one of the most powerful, well- delivered, urgent, yet optimistic speeches about environmental justice you are likely to hear.
Cornel West speaking recently at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California. Also; acknowledgements of the passing of journalist Robert Knight, researcher John Judge, author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, conspiracy speculator Mike Rupopert, and publisher John Johnson
The Ohio Senate just passed a bill that effectively guts the state's 6 year old energy policy that included renewable energy mandates. We speak with the Sierra Club's Jen Miller about the implications, and we hear the arguments from the Senate's leading fossil fuel proponent, Energy
This edition features an interview with Dr. Lonnie Thompson, renowned glaciologist who was among the first scientists to confirm anthropogenic causation (human activity) as one of the principal drivers of climate change today. This is especially timely in light of the state legislature's approval of a bill that guts Ohio's renewable energy mandates and incentives.
This is a lecture from the recent conference on climate change held at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University. This one deals especially with severe droughts and how they have impacted human populations in the past, and their likely implications in the future.Conscious Voices
This week we pay a visit to a unique community gardens project in the Franklinton neighborhood that has two acres under cultivation on 5 city plots, and is building community in an otherwise blighted area.
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Jenny Scheinbach travels to Detroit to bring water and solidarity to residents whose water has been shut off by the appointed city manager, and Nigerian human rights activist Leo Igwe speaks in Columbus on the rise of Islamic extremism
On the third weekend in July there was a rally in Columbus which drew an estimated 3,000 people demanding an end to Israel's assault on Gaza and to the occupation. It was one of many such rallies around the world and in the U.S., yet all of those rallies received scant coverage in the Western media. In this edition we have an interview with Reema Al-Waridat, a Palestinian American who organized last week's rally and is co-organizing another, scheduled for Friday, August 1 at 4 pm at Broad and High. We also have 3 reports sourced from Russia Today discussing the current siege and the history behind it. With musical bridges from Ghalia Benali and Rim Bana
Professor Noura Erakat is a human rights activist and attorney, teaching at George Mason university, ho I had the pleasure of meeting once at a Palestinian solidarity conference. She is an occasional guest on Democracy Now. Here she speaks at length about the history of Palestinian leadership and the impacts of Israeli and Western policies on its development
Audio from a recent Palestine solidarity rally in Columbus Ohio, which drew around 400 people. The rally went smoothly and without incident. It was not co-opted by hate or anti-Jewish sentiments, nor commandeered by Trotskyists, nor picketed by counterprotesters. Maybe if any of those things had happened, it might have garnered more attention in the local media, but the full audio is here, along with commentary, and a musical piece by Anoushka Shankar
On-the-ground report from Ferguson with Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Local activist Bilal Al-Youssef reflect on the killing of some of his relatives by Israeli bombing in Gaza,and the Moral Monday coalition comes tyo Ohio to organize for justice and equality.
Activists in Columbus launch a campaign to amend the city charter with a "bill of rights" that would allow the city administration to adopt ordinances that protect our water, air, and soil against industrial solution, in opposition to the statewide authority of the industry-friendly Ohio Department of Natural Resources' regulatory authority, thus reclaiming local control.
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow spoke at Ohio Dominican University to a full audience of nearly 1000 people about the prevalence of institutionalized racism and how it has created a new "caste system" in America.
On Sept 21 more than 400,000 people marched in New York City to demand action to address climate change. Unfortunately, the commercial and "public" media maintained its climate of omission and barely covered the event. In this program we have several speeches that were given at a forum held the night before the march. Speakers include Senator Bernie Sanders, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, and Chris Hedges.
Hundreds of folks rallied over the weekend in Columbus demanding justice in the (many) cases of unjustified police shootings of Black folks, and linked the crisis to the historic struggles for civil rights and equality in the U.S, Palestine, Mexico, and around the world. Audio from video recorded by Jim Brew Anderson
Interview with Allison Auciello ofFood and Water Watch at a protest against fracking in Columbus, audio from an early Ferguson protest attacked by police,and audio from a press conference in Dayton with the family of John Crawford
People from Newtown, Connecticut, where the infamous Sandy Hook school shootings too place 2 years ago, were in Columbus last week to launch a national promotion for a program they've developed called Sandy Hook Promise, which hopes to address the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S. by educating communities and individuals on methods of prevention.
Interview with James Hayes and Alwiyah Shariff of the Student Organizing Committee on the directions and perspectives of the current movement to oppose police brutality, and audio, including interviews, chants and speeches from the 700+person march and rally for Black Lives in Columbus on Dec. 8
Continuing protests against police brutality are met with continuing intransigence by law enforcement, as well as continued censorship and distortion by many media outlets. Audio from the most recent Black Lives Matter demonstration in Columbus, and an op-ed by Thanidisizwe Chimurenga about the sparse attention given to female victims of violence.
A critical look at U.S. media coverage of international events, including the Charlie Hebdo massacre, then audio from a candlelight vigil in Columbus remembering transgendered teen Leelah Alcon who committed suicide a few weeks ago, citing a lack of acceptance on the parts of parents, and society.
If you missed seeing Julian Bond in Columbus on MLK commemoration day, speaking at the Lincoln Theater to an overflow crowd, WCRS was there to record it. In this edition we also have a panel discussion from the National Urban League on the state of Black FEMALE America.
Recently passed legislation traded a culturally and environmentally significant area within the Tonto National Forest to a foreign-owned mining company in exchange for less desirable parcels of land in Arizona. The planned Copper mine at Oak Flats will destroy an area several miles square. The San Carlos Apaches who have strong ancestral ties to the area being threatened, are organizing to prevent its destruction.
As we face a water shortage crisis globally, thanks to climate change, commercial meat production, Fracking, and water pollution there is a push to privatize the world's remaining fresh water supplies. The Swiss-owned company, Nestle, the world's foremost marketer of bottled water, has been in the forefront of this controversy, especially in light of recent statements by Nestle's CEO that water should not be considered a human right.
In this program we visit the Kossuth Street Community Garden in Columbus, and we take a look back at the tragedy of the nation's largest community garden, the South Central Farm in Los Angeles which was destroyed by a developer nearly 10 years ago.
Democratic Socialist senator Bernie Sanders delivered a historic campaign speech to a crowd of nearly 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. We air it here, not as an endorsement, or as a campaign speech per se, but as a political lecture punctuated by frequent applause.
Monologue connecting Cecil the Lion and Mountain Top Removal and police shootings of Black folks. Interview about a proposed new Gas pipeline in Virginia, and an interview with an Upper Arlington resident who wants to save Northam Park from development.
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An in-depth look at the arguments against Issue 3, the so-called "marijuana legalization" bill, that some have called "marijuana privatization". An interview with the founder of a group called "Citizens Against Responsible Ohio"
Short documentary about the battle to save historic Blair Mountain from being blown up by the coal companies, a Democracy Now interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky on the Iran nuclear agreement, and citizens protest at a fund raising event for Columbus mayoral hopeful Andrew Ginther
Interview with Nathan Johnson, staff attorney for the Ohio Environmental Council about a proposed logging project that would impact a large area within the Hocking Hills stste forest, and a segment from Sonali Kolhatkar's radio program, Uprising about a Native American protest over the pope's canonization of a 1`5th century missionary.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders sopeak against the Trans Pacifiuc Partnership, Sonali Kolhatkar on Aghanistan and Syria, and civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs, speaking a couple of years ago at a conference, addresses the meaning of "leadership".
Sonali Kolhatkar takes a look at the recent police brutality incident involving a South Carolina high school student ( segment from Wednesday's edition of Uprising, produced in exile) , and an interview with Ohio Hemp pioneer, Don Wirtshafter about why he opposes Issue 3.
A near East side apartment building, formerly dedicated as low-income housing was purchased by a New Jersey developer who is evicting dozens of elderly and disabled residents to convert the building to higher-priced apartments. A group of citizens has organized both to resist the evictions and to assist the residents.
Columbus social justice activist MarShawn McCarrel ended his life, but his legacy continues. A brief tribute to a fallen comrad.
Developers have their sights set on a block of historic buildings in Old North, but residents in the area are organizing to stop them in their tracks.
A rare and pristine ecosystem in Arizona is scheduled for demolition, thanks to a last-minute rider attached to a finance bill by Arizona senator John McCain that awarded the Oak Flats region to an Australian mining company. The land is sacred to the San Carlos Apaches, whose organization, Apache Stronghold, is leading the fight to stop the mine. They held a rally in Tucson to kick-off a two=week intensive campaign, culminating in a large protest gathering at Oak Flats in late February. We have audio from the rally, and an interview with Apache Stronghold spokesperson Wentsler Nosey/
Arizona was a crime scene on Tuesday where election fraud was perpetrated on a massive scale, reflecting a problem that has nation-wide implications since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. We have a number of reports from Arizona and some analysis, plus a look at Sanders and Clinton's positions on Israel, and an excerpt from an interview with community activist Joe Motil on gentrification in Columbus' North side.
Ohioans for Medical Marijuana has suspended their campaign to get a medical marijuana initiative on the state ballot, not because the odds were against them ( they weren't) but because legislators beet them to it with a lesser bill of their own. We have an interview with Aaron Marshall, spokesperson for Ohioans for Medical Marijuana.
Also, we have audio from a program from Russia Today on the origins of Europe's refugee crisis in policies of Western states.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am
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A "People's Summit" was held in Chicago in June to strategize about the next steps for the progressive movement. We have audio from one of the plenaries, as well as a few words about the latest police murders of Black people.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:31pm
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Interviews with activists outside the RNC , including STAT, a group of medical professionals opposed to Trump's stand on immigration, Ohio Jobs With Justice, Wall Off Trump,and Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy individuals who support a $15 minimum wage,and campaign finance reform. Also a firey speech by Olivet Baptist paastor Jawanza Karriem Colvin.
Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat has been fighting for years to keep his West Bank village of Bil'in from being annexed by Israel through the construction of illegal "settlements", the massive "security wall", fences, and buffer zones. He was first arrested, detained and tortured by Israeli Defense Forces as a teen , and, more recently, one of his sons was shot by an Israeli soldier during a non-violent protest, costing him part of a leg. Burnat addressed a crowd of around 70 people at the Maynard Ave Methodist Church, and also spoke about the solidarity between Palestinians and the Movement for Black Lives/Black Lives Matter in the U.S.
Upper Arlington residents opposed to the redevelopment of Northam Park, and concerned about the accontability of their city council have launched a recall campaign against 4 council members, which will be voted on on August 23. An interview with Stephan Buser, spokesperson for the recall campaign, and audio from videos both for and against. Also an interview with a local Sanders activist.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:00pm
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Extended segment from a recent edition of sportswriter Dave Ziren's podcast, The Edge Of Sports about San Francisco 49'ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent passive protest for racial justice, and an interview with local activist Puja Datta regarding the continuation of the political revolution ignited, in part by the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:03pm
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Press conference announcing the findings of a multi-city study on police practices which gave Columbus an unfavorable rating. Activists are calling for an independent investigation in to the police killing of Columbus resident Henry Green.
Also, an interview with one of the organizers of the protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota against a proposed oil pipeline.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:12pm
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Audio from Monday's rally at City Hall announcing an agreement between City Council and The People's Justice Project regarding the Summer Policing program, and a lecture by professor Angela Davis from the 17th annual Steven Biko memorial in South Africa.
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Audio from a Columbus Day demonstration in Columbus, Ohio in solidarity with the protesters at Standing Rock, North Dakota, and audio from a recent protest in Charleston, West Virginia against Mountain Top Removal
Hard to believe it's been 4 years since I attended, and reported on an "open house" by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources regarding proposed oil and gas ("fracking") leases in the Wayne National Forest. Plans to auction thnose leases are now being fast-tracked, but a coalition of environmental groups is gearing up to fight it. Recently the Ohio Revolution, the local affiliate of Bernie Sanders' national group, "Our Revolution" held a strategy session in Columbus to help coordinate that campaign. Audio featured in this show from that meeting features representatives from the Ohio Environmental Council, The Buckeye Forest Council, Athens County Fracking Action Network, and the Ohio Sierra Club.
Interview with Progress Ohio executive director Sandy Theiss about voter supression in Ohio and also the general contentiousness of the 2016 Federal election.
Audio from a picket at Republican senator Rob Portman's offices regarding proposed fracking leases in the Wayne National Forest and some audio clips about the standoff at Standing Rock.
Interview with CAIR's atty Roman Ichbal about Senate Bill 268 which CAIR says will undermine the rights of workers who have faced discrimination or harassment from employers, and an interview with West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Charlotte Pritt who ran on the Mountain Party ticket against a conservative Republican, Bill Cole, and a Democrat coal magnate with numerous mine safety violations, Jim Justice. Plus a monologue about the 2016 presidentiaal election.
Ad Hoc coalition Columbus United organized a march and rally protesting the Trump/Republican agenda on Tuesday, Nov, 30th that drew between 900 and 1,000 people (817 on the march, with more joining at the statehouse). Speakers included a Muslim student, an un-documented immigrant, an African immigrant, and racial justice activists. Full audio featured in this show. Photo courtesy of Jose Luis Mas
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 1:02pm
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A look at the history of Social Security and , especially Mediaid through presidential speeches, starting with JFK's 1962 speech on Medicaid, then LBJ's "great society speech", and Obama's speech on the program's 50th anniversary. Also Bernie Sanders' recent Senate speech calling out Donald Trump on this issue
Submitted by consciousvoices on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 2:45pm
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Large rally to save Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security organized by Ohio Revolution, with Union allies and social justice activists on January 15th 2017 at the Plumbers and Pipefitters hall in Columbus, Ohio.
Audio recorded from the house PA - a bit glitchy due to some problems with the PA equipment. (fortunately that did not compromise the sound in the room - just the line feeding the recorder). 3 salvaged speeches from the rally in this edition.
Submitted by consciousvoices on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 1:56pm
Author and activist Linda Burnham, speaking at a recent conference talks about the need for resistance , and the role of white privilege in the Trump ascendancy. She recently published an essay in The Guardian addressing the need to reject the narrative that blames Democrats neglect of rural white economic concerns for Trump's win.