The state found me on the streets alone when I was two years old. I had lice, was suffering from malnutrition, and cigarette burns covered my body. While in the foster care system, I went through seven foster homes in which I continued to endure abuse. When I was four, a loving family adopted me. Because of my abuse, I had severe scarring all over my body, and my adoptive parents had to put vitamin E oil on me each night before I went to bed. As I got older, the state provided information regarding my abusive family history, but by that time my heart was hardened and guarded. When I became a teen, my parents were unable to emotionally reach me. They sent me to boarding school, but I left and ended up on the streets.
The national security state asks the citizens to trust it when it declares a terror alert: is this to divert our attention from the real threat to freedom posed by the state itself? J. P. Sottile suggest that it is in this article from Counterpunch, read for us here by Tom Becker.
Establishment liberals have been mostly silent as President Obama has expanded the national security state for which liberals castigated his predecessor George W. Bush. In this article, published on Al Jazeera and read here by Joe Clement, Deepa Kumar demonstrates the crimes of the Obama administration and the acquiescence of liberal opinion makers.
Out Loud welcomes Max Voltage, SAGE Metro Portand and author Shannon PS Bonet
Tonight, our first guest is an event producer who is recruiting for an upcoming new work. Max Voltage updates us on Homomentum the Musical, the radical gender bending sci-fi musical new work. They are casting and hiring for an upcoming Staged Reading, with auditions happening in early Sept.
The guest is Claire Conner, author of "Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right,"
Claire Conner is the daughter of one of the John Birch Society's first members and a national spokesman for the Society. Her parents forced her to join the Society, and she became its youngest member. It took momentous changes in her own life for Conner to finally free herself of the legacy of the John Birch Society.
In Wrapped in the Flag Conner offers an intimate account of the sociey and an inside look at the workings of the group and the lasting effects it has had on our political discourse today.
Host Gene Bradley interviews Alan Wieder about his new book "Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid."
Ruth First and Joe Slovo, husband and wife, were leaders of the war to end apartheid in South Africa. Communists, scholars, parents, and uncompromising militants, they were the perfect enemies for the white police state. Together they were swept up in the growing resistance to apartheid, and together they experienced repression and exile.
Wieder will talk about the complexities and contradictions of this extraordinary couple and their efforts to navigate a time of great tension, upheaval, and revolutionary hope.
Thomas Linzey - Corporations, Communities & the Environment (lecture)
Thomas Linzey is an attorney and co-founder and executive director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and serves as its chief legal counsel. He is the author of Be the Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, and the Nation.
Communities across the country, trying to stop a wide range of threats and unwanted projects such as gas drilling and fracking, mining, pipelines, factory farming, sewage sludging, landfills, coal shipments and GMOs, all run into the same problem: they don't have the legal authority to say "no" to them.
Host Celeste Carey interviews Ediberto Román: author of Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration.
InThose Damned Immigrants, Ediberto Román takes on critics of Latina/o immigration, drawing on empirical evidence to refute charges of links between immigration and crime, economic downfall, and a weakening of Anglo culture. Román utilizes government statistics, economic data, historical records, and social science research to provide a counter-narrative to what he argues is a largely one-sided public discourse on Latino/a immigration.
Angela Davis on "Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for the 21st Century"
Angela Davis is distinguished professor emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She speaks about feminism, racial inequality, social change, identity and the violence of US culture necessary to perpetuate class and capital's hegemony. She addresses the campaign to eliminate the incarceration industry that promotes repression over restorative justice and speaks of the deinstitutionalization model that has seen success in other areas. She celebrates the peoples campaign and victory that challenged government repression and resulted in her exoneration from trumped up murder charges.
The right of privacy vs. right of free expression. Brad Avakian wants the Bureau of Labor and Industry to investigate whether peaceful anti-abortion protests outside Lovejoy's Surgicenter can be stopped under Oregon's law banning discrimination. Should the state be using laws to protect some civil liberties to suppress others?
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