Racism

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Bruce Jacobs, author of Race Manners about how to talk to each other in this new era of race relations.

The new poll tax

The great Rachel Maddow on the modern poll tax:

(still working on embedding video. Watch it anyway, foo!)

(H/T, Pandagon)

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End of the Republican era

 The always-excellent Sidney Blumenthal, writing in the Guardian:

Today's election is poised to end the Republican era in American politics - an era that began in reaction to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the Vietnam war and the civil rights revolution, was pioneered by Richard Nixon, consolidated by Ronald Reagan, and wrecked by George W Bush.

Almost every aspect of the Republican ascendancy has been discredited and lies in tatters - its policies, politics, and even its version of patriotism - down to the rock-bottom notion that progressive taxation itself, initiated by a Republican president, Theodore Roosevelt, who John McCain hails as his personal icon, is unpatriotic.

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Now, certain factors that have dominated US politics for 40 years seem destined to recede to the far corners. In economics, supply-side panaceas and deregulation created the worst crisis since the Great Depression, requiring a conservative Republican administration to part-nationalise banks, something unimaginable under any Democratic administration. In foreign policy, neoconservatism led to the morass in Iraq and Afghanistan while undermining the western alliance. In social policy, the evangelical right battered science, the separation of church and state, and the right to privacy. Finally, the conservative principle of limited government has become a watchword for incompetence, cronyism, corruption, hypocrisy, and contempt for the rule of law.

Really, read the whole thing. It hits both the macro level of decades of history, and the micro level of the campaign itself.

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Just voted!

 Just dropped off the ol' ballot. It feels pretty good.

It's hard to believe that this interminable election campaign (far, far too long) is nearly over. It's hard, too, to untie all the emotions that are bound up with it, at least for me.

For those of you who listen to the show, you've heard Joe and I pour out a lifetime's worth of angst over the last several years. So much has happened that one's sense of outrage (if one has been paying attention) blurs between this war and that Constitutional affront and this abuse of power ... It's like a background white noise of outrage.

War. Torture. Election theft. Disenfranchisement. Disappearing liberties. The abolition of science in the public sphere. The triumph of plutocracy. The reign of fear in electoral politics. The reign of cowardice in Congressional politics. And on and on.

Will an Obama win really signify the end of all this, a turning toward something better? I want to believe it so badly. I do believe it on some level. But I'm skeptical.

What if he's some kinda corporate Manchurian candidate. What if, behind the reasonable, progressive facade it's just business as usual in an Obama administration?

Whatever the outcome tomorrow, our work as progressives is not over. It's just begun. More on this later.

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Peggy McIntosh hosted by Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 10/26/2008
An interview with Peggy McIntosh hosted by Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey.
57:20 minutes (22.97 MB)

More Talk Radio

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/27/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Peggy McIntosh

Welfare Deform and Domestic Violence

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Since the so-called "welfare reform" bill was passed during the Clinton administration, the problem of welfare has dropped from public view.  Old Mole Sudarat Musikawong interviews Priya Kandaswamy, Professor of Women's Studies at Portland State University about how the difficulties  of  life on, or off, welfare affect poor  women, especially those in abusive relationships.   

18:43 minutes (10.72 MB)

Ugly

 As Election Day approaches, and as an Obama victory looks more probable, the McCain campaign is serving as the focus of an untrammeled and vitriolic collective id. Lots of these people are just scared shitless that a black man might sit in the White House.

Proverbial Perspectives on 10/16/08

Air date: 
Thu, 10/16/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Celeste Carey interviews Enola Aird, founder of the intra-racial healing organization, Community Healing Network. They discuss how Black people throughout the African Diaspora can destroy the poisonous dehumanizing lie of Black inferiority. Enola and other community activists constructed a multifacted approach to reclaim and assert the accomplishments, wisdom and beauty that is the true heritage of people of the African Diaspora.

Learn more at: http://www.communityhealingnet.org/ 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 10/15/2008

Air date: 
10/15/2008

the 'money, power and respect' show...  talking about the connections between this current political/'electoral' process and race and class...  plus, some music by gamble & huff, and others!!!

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