American Indian leader Russell Means on "For the World to Live, Columbus Must Die"
Russell Means speaks on "For the World to Live, Columbus Must Die" (lecture)
Russell Means is an Oglala Sioux activists for the rights of American Indians. He joined the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968. He has been active in international issues of indigenous peoples. He has also been active in politics at this native Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Since 1992, he has acted in numerous films and released his own music CD. He published his autobiography Where White Men Fear to Tread in 1997.
Hell No! You’re Right to Dissent in 21st Century America! Interview; Michael Ratner
The Occupy Wall Street Protest has spread to over 180 cities; including here with the Occupy Portland movement. National Intelligence Agencies and local police departments have responded with infiltration and mass arrests.The movement continues to grow. Tune in for this Membership Drive drive special:
Hell No! You’re Right to Dissent in 21st Century America! Guest, Michael Ratner, of the Center for Constitutional Rights will talk about his new book of that title. It is a guide to the changing times for dissidents and for all who believe in the right to dissent.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." New tar balls in Gulf. BP now "the boss" there. Media under-reports severity of Fukushima--nuclear disaster is ongoing. We need to take measures to take care of ourselves. U.S. records highest poverty rate ever. Made possible by the rich paying off our politicians. Depression is permananent unless we overthrow billionaire rule. BUT democracy is breaking out, all over!
Earlier this week I was watching the live stream of the Occupy Wall Street protest, and a fellow worker asked what it was all about, and I realized I needed to start at the beginning with him. So I explained how the Occupy Wall Street protests had come about as a result of historic conditions: the destruction of the Glass-Steagall regulations on banking, which had previously prevented gross speculation and gambling with mortgages but which was swept away by the neoconservatives under Senator Gramm, in the mid-Nineties.
When the bottom fell out of the financial markets in 2008, lawmakers rushed to bail out the architects of the global crash. But this begs a question -- when will we decide to bail out the collapsed labor market?