Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78 is A collection of first-person and historical essays spans the people’s history of San Francisco in the tumultuous decade from 1968, the year of the San Francisco State College strike, to 1978 and the twin traumas of the Jonestown massacre and the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. This volume provides a broad look at the diverse ways those ten years shaped the world we live in today. From community gardening to environmental justice, gay rights and other identity-based social movements, anti-gentrification efforts, neighborhood arts programs and more, many of the initiatives whose origins are described here have taken root and spread far beyond San Francisco.
The latest news from the Occupation Movement, protests at the white house, Newt Gingrich, problems with oysters, mysterious bruises and other injuries in Japan, global warming and the occupation, housing issues, changes to the post office and listeners' calls.
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of "The Nation," about her new book, "THE CHANGE I BELIEVE IN: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama." Vanden Heuvel offers her vision of how it is still possible to forge a politics of conviction.
Bill Moyers delivered the keynote address at Public Citizen's 40th Anniversary celebration in October 2011. It was recorded and produced by TUC Radio.
Moyers says: "Politics Today is Money Laundering and the Trafficking of Power and Policy" - and "why New York’s Zuccotti Park is occupied is no mystery. Reporters keep scratching their heads and asking: Why are you here? But it’s as clear as the crash of 2008: they are occupying Wall Street because Wall Street has occupied America."
Interviews from the Occupy Portland live stream (joined in progress). Subjects include the Occupy Bagdad event, moving foreward, progress with the fire marshall; Sparks and Radar talk about the website, committees, Eyropean finacaial issues and personal lessons of the occupation; Donna Cohen one her class "Tax Reform for Dummies," Nadine from the information booth who is studying the occupation for her urban studies class;Cameron Whitten on an Iraq Veterans Against the War/Veterans for Peace function, the molotov cocktail incident and the Terry Schrunk Plaza expansion; Elmire talks about Yellow Brick Road and homeless youth, the possibility of occupying a foreclosed building & other ideas to help expand and advance the movement and the homeless issue; support for the Occupy Io
This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for, even in this time of hungry ghosts. The American people have awakened, and a Movement is afoot. Abe and Joe give thanks for the Occupaction, and take your calls.