"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."
On 10/04/2002 Patrice Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in Portland, Oregon. He was accused of traveling overseas in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
On 12/02/2003 Patrice Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment.
Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.
This week Hala Gores and William Seaman welcome New York University Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and History, Zachary Lockman, to the program for a discussion of Zionism. Zionism is broadly understood as the movement supporting the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people. In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 3379 declaring that Zionism is a form of racism. Is Zionism inherently racist? What role has Zionism played, and what role does it continue to play, in the Palestine-Israel conflict? Join us this Friday for a discussion of Zionism on ONE LAND, MANY VOICES with our special guest, Professor Zachary
Host Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know:" Continuing global recession with rising unemployment. And the shame of torture in U.S history--from slave days to post WWII and into the present. Torture achieves only hostility and resistance. But may help to perpetuate myths as to who was responsible for the 911 attacks. Also bankruptcy financing in the works for automakers, swine flu evolving--found in Californians, and more dust storms in US from global warming.