Perspective checked! Ani & Lyn explore the importance of travel.
What did you do on your summer vacation? Ani accompanied her partner to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a little medical tourism. She wandered a city rich in street art and protests, and is left with the nagging question, "What can we do to bring people in the US out of alienation and apathy?"
The case for nonviolent resistance: an interview with Erica Chenoweth
At a time when our government, with the support of many Americans, increasingly turns to drones and other long-range violence to "keep America safe", making the case for nonviolent alternatives becomes difficult if not impossible. But Erica Chenoweth, Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University says the facts are with the doves not the hawks. In reviewing over a century of campaigns of resistance, Chenoweth found that nonviolent campaigns were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Nonviolence proved far more able to build broad-based support necessary to end oppressive regimes.
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.
Sasha speaks with the Racial Justice Program at Basic Rights Oregon including Jessica Lee & Kodey Park Bambino. Dan speaks with Christy Mallory from the think tank organization, Williams Institue at UCLA.
Grace talks with Shane about how society needs more chances for better choices and so do inmates, especially those coming out of prison on parole. Drastic changes and getting to the source of prevention through treatment, enforcement and restoration are needed to reduce recisivm and increase opportunities for success.