A large protest that blocked Independence Avenue in Washington D-C ended yesterday with the arrest of 59 people. Using bikes and non-violent methods the group of citizens successfully stopped traffic for two hours in protest of the war. To find out more I spoke with Rachel Howtfrom Students For a Democratic Society.
The criminalization of political demonstrators is analyzed by Heidi Bagosian of the National Lawyers Guild, talking with Bill Resnick. Well-read Red Frann Michel satirizes the official cover story that anarchists in police custody leap out of high windows. Tom Becker reviews the medical uses of marijuana down through the ages and its latter-day criminalization. And Mike Snedeker talks with Bill Resnick about steroids and atheletes.
The warning of a sudden terror exercise in the refinery "national sacrifice area" in Texas came last night; the suspicious blast came early this morning. It would appear that monitoring exercises like Vigilant Shield and TOPOFF is essential to our survival.