Richard Rothstein is a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute. He has written extensively on the effect of inequitable education on black and minority children in the US. His latest piece for the EPI, focuses on the complicity of the Federal government in creating policies that supported discrimination of blacks at every level of society in Ferguson, Missouri and how those policies are rampant not only in Ferguson but across the country. Don Merrill talks with Mr. Rothstein about the period of time when discriminatory policies became embedded in our cities, why blacks have gotten the worst of it and why a data intensive investigation of the problem doesn't equal the political will to solve it.
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This week on Century Of Lies: Part One of our coverage of the Patients Out of Time 2015 clinical cannabis conference held May 21-23 in West Palm Beach, FL. We talk with California criminal defense attorneys Heather Burke and Zenia Gilg about a landmark case they've been arguing in federal court, and with renowned criminal defense attorney and NORML national legal committee member Alan Silber. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
ROBYN GOTTLIEB OF THE OREGON FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON "FAST TRACK," THE PROPOSAL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD IMPOSE MORE OF THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.
12:28 minutes (11.41 MB)
Frann Michel this Memorial Day episode of the Old Mole much of which deals with issues of war and militarization.
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52:21 minutes (35.95 MB)
Clayton Morgareidge introduces and reads a plea from a Viet Nam veteran that he not be thanked for his "service" in the war machine. The article is by Camillo Mac Bica, available here on TruthOut. Other articles on these issues by him are here. 8:50 minutes (6.07 MB)
Bill Resnick interviews Jesse Hagopian, a leader in the resistance to corporate school "reform" including high stakes testing, privatization, and rote curriculums for the popular classes. The financial and corporate elites pushing school "reform" would never dream of sending kids to the schools they are forcing on the popular classes. Hagopian particularly discusses building teacher/parent/student coalitions. For more on these issues, visit Hagopian's website I Am An Educator.
Jesse Hagopian will be at the Portland Trouble Makers' School this Saturday. Information here.
20:07 minutes (13.82 MB)
Host Sutree has an engaging conversation with Lisa Schumacher about Gangaji, Eli Jaxon-Bear, integrity, love, awakening, discovering happiness and being true to yourself.
Lisa has through her 20 years of study with Gangaji and Eli Jaxon-Bear, gained a unique insight into what it takes to be free. For the last 6 years Lisa has traveled around the world to meet with people in small groups in service of Awakening Freedom and to share the open invitation to realize what is eternally present in the core of all being.
Quote from Lisa: “Our attention is a huge power and we give it away all the time. It’s time to pay it to what you really want to pay it to.”
64:00 minutes (58.6 MB)