Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.
Dennis Bernstein speaks with one of the organizers of an upcoming protest by human rights activists near the White House in support a criminal inquiry into the use of torture by the Bush Administration. Dennis also interviews military mother and author Susan Gallymoore, who interviewed mothers in war zones around the world for her book, "Long Time Passing;" a report on the settlement reached in the whistleblower-fraud trial of MAXXAM Corporation and CEO Charles Hurwitz; and an update on the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis.
A special Talk Radio celebrating May Day, the International Workers' Holiday. The host is Joe Uris. Tune in and call in with your take on May Day! Joe's guests are members of the local group, General Strike. Since 1987 General Strike has played on picket lines, at union rallies and conventions and at other socially progressive gatherings or protests.
Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with acclaimed author Alice Walker and veteran activist Medea Benjamin about their recent visits to Gaza and the need to protest and break the silence about the killing of Palestinians.
Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews activist Jacqueline Cabasso, who has been promoting nuclear weapons abolition for decades. She is the Executive Director of the Western States Legal Foundation, a non-profit which monitors and analyzes U.S. nuclear weapons programs and policies with a focus on the national nuclear weapons laboratories.
"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."