Police infiltration of radical movements-- really? They do that? Listen in for a lively discussion!
Lyn and ani's guest will be Peg Millett, environmental activist, and member of the so-called Arizona Five.
In 1989, Peg was arrested with other Earth Firsters in a sting operation, and served three years without parole.
With rumors flying about the resurgence of police / FBI infiltration and entrapment practices to break movements, we thought it is important to look at this piece of very relevant history, and see what lessons can be gained.
Chris Hedges on Multinational Corporations, the Occupy Movement and Nonviolence
Chris Hedges speaking at the first annual Truthdig Retreat on May 24th, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He discusses multinational corporations and the Occupy movement, with an emphasis on the important role of nonviolence.
Hedges, an Occupy activist who has been arrested at protests, has written extensively on these subjects since before the movement began, reporting on the quiet decimation of the middle class and the growing economic inequity in the United States.
Abe and Joe ponder the recent preponderance of religious misbehavior.
Some three centuries into the Age of Reason, there still seem to be an inordinate number of public clashes between the secular and the sacred. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is using the two-week runup to the 4th of July to stage something called the "Fortnight for Freedom," a nationwide campaign aimed at ensuring that the Catholic Church (and other institutions) can continue to exercise their religious liberty by denying their employees access to contraception and abortion.
Well-read Red, Denise Morris, challenges the way that marriage (not to mention participation in the military) has become the center-piece of the LGBT movement and what it means for how we think of equality for all groups. She argues that whether proponents of gay marriage like it or not the significance of gay marriage for politicians like Obama, who recently had "a change of heart" about gay marriage, is tied shoring up the efficacy of marriage as a political institution.