As Portland sees an increase in local police violence, it is important to consider the broader context of modern state repression. The Ad Hock committee to connect the dots is taking on this challenge by organizing a one day mini-conference called Raze The Walls on October 3rd, rom 3pm to 6pm, to take place on the Portland State University Campus, room 296. The conference seeks to nurture a greater understanding of the connections between policing, prisons and political prisoners.
Tonight on Circle a radio we’ll hear from one of the organizers of the conference, Lydia Barthlow, and we’ll also hear from Ed Mead, Bo Brown, and Marc Cook, members of the George Jackson Brigade, who will be speaking at the conference.
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This June, the US Social Forum took place in Detroit, Michigan. Circle A Radio brings you audio from this massive convergence of movement elders, social justice activists, and community organizers from all over the United States and the World!
This program features Sophia Bryant of Picture the Homeless, and James Braggs from Project South.
Host Sue Supriano interviews longtime peace activist Robert (Bob) Bowman, a former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations, and a former United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. He was an early public critic of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He has been active with Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the 9/11 Truth Movement.