Tongiht we talk to Lydia Anne Bartholow, one of the organizers of the Raize the Walls Mini Conference, and Ed Mead, a member of the George Jackson Brigade, about the importance of supporting Political Prisoners.
Dave and Jo Ann look at the flap over the City of Beaverton supporting a Mexican independence celebration and other current local events.
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With a population of more than 110 million, Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. For many, particularly in the U.S. and Canada, it is a vacation getaway with beaches at Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta and “una cerveza mas, por favor.” Throw in a pyramid or two and that’s about it. The complex realities of the country escape most visitors. Mexico has a rich history of revolution and resistance to tyranny. But much of the news today is about gun battles and drug cartels. What are the prospects for revolutionary change?
honoring ABBEY LINCOLN, and speaking with PARADISE GRAY.
on the 14th of august ABBEY LINCOLN physically transcended at the age of 80. we have honored her presence on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' at other times, and we shall continue to do so. she is exemplary of one of our goals of the show- utilizing art to communicate political struggle. this thursday, the 9th of september we once again honor ms. lincoln, knowing that her messages move far beyond her physical being.
that evening we will also speak with PARADISE GRAY, of x-clan and one hood fame. paradise uses hip hop culture and independent media to bring awareness to issues of police abuse and other injustices.
Joe Clement hosts this Labor Day show and features labor songs from the past and present. Also on the program, a discussion of the European response to environmental and economic crisis, the military targeting of Latino youth through the "Dream Act," and the opportunity offered by the economic crisis to challenge the shaping our our souls by capitalism.
How does music work as a form of organizing? What's the difference between protest songs sung by a musician from the stage and a song everyone sings together? Josh Wise, director of the Twin Cities Labor Chorus, discusses the music heard on this program (all of which is collected in this audio segment) and which he selected. Host Joe Clement conducts the interview.