Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker talk about the right of assembly and how it comes into play for the Occupy movement. They consider the role of elected leaders to make discretionary calls in managing assemblies and the importance of protecting First Amendment rights, but also the potential limits on the place, time and manner of people's assemblies.
Professor of Economics Richard Wolff on Capitalism Hits the Fan
Richard Wolff – Capitalism Hits the Fan (lecture)
Like that well known substance, Capitalism has hit the fan. The statistics are numbing and do not convey the suffering and trauma citizens are enduring. Gone up in smoke are their savings, pensions, homes and jobs. Poverty is at record levels. For too many, dreams and hopes are shattered. And like the Howard Beale character in the movie “Network,” people are yelling, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.” Occupy Wall Street has gone global. People are in the streets pushing back and saying, Enough. “We are the 99%.” There is widespread recognition that the economic crash is not just the result of greed and arrogance and lax regulation.
The effects of the Congressional Super Committee's proposed cuts in Social Security, Medicare, etc.
Cecil Prescod hosts a show about the so-called Super Committee's possible proposals for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and the effects the cuts might have on Americans. His guest are Nancy J.
Dr. John Carlos and Dave Zirin discuss their new book, "The John Carlos Story"
Host Shaheed Haamid speaks with Dr. JohnCarlos and Dave Zirin. Dave Zirin is the sportswriter for The Nation magazine, and Dr. JohnCarlos was one of two athletes who raised a Black Power salute during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. They collaborated on the new book "The JohnCarlos Story" published by Haymarket Books.
Host Per Fagereng interviews Brian Terrell, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
There have been a string of attacks on Western forces in Afghanistan this week, killing over 20 troops.
On Tuesday the trial of the Hancock Drone Resisters began. The Resisters are 38 people from throughout Central New York and beyond who converged on Syracuse, New York on April 22, 2011 to protest the piloting of hunter-killer Reaper drones at Hancock Air National Guard Base. They participated in a die-in at the main entrance, symbolizing the indiscriminate killing of civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan by drones.