May 13 - 9AM - 4PM Dismantling the prison-industrial complex special
On the 29th anniversary of the bombing of the MOVE family home in Philadelphia, we'll have an exclusive interview with a member of the MOVE family. The day will include talks by the organizers of the hunger strike at the immigration detention facility in Tacoma Washington, a formerly incarcerated community organizer and a member of the Weather Underground who spent decades in prison.
Tom Becker hosts this episode on Politics, Poetry, and Prisons. Bill Resnick interviews Mike Parker of the Richmond Progressive Alliance about Chevron and city government. Joe Clement talks with Tamara Lynne and Daisy Montague of Living Stages about their upcoming working-class poetry open mike. Iven Hale and Frann Michel report on a Partnership for Safety and Justice panel on the increasing incarceration of women and girls in Oregon. Left & the Law: Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the Innocence Project to exonerate the wrongly convicted.
57:57 minutes (26.53 MB)
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry (https://www.facebook.com/mascotry), a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country, are calling on Nike, Inc. to stop selling products that feature the Cleveland Indians' mascot Chief Wahoo. EONM has launched a Facebook event page "#Dechief Nike Twitterstorm" to trend the Twitter hashtag #Dechief and demand Nike remove the caricature, Chief Wahoo Nike, from its products. "Dechiefed" hats, jerseys and jackets of Cleveland fans have been featured on social media where photos of team gear with Chief Wahoo removed are posted accompanied by the hashtag 3dechiefwahoo. The group also plans to protest at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton later this week. 5:55 minutes (5.42 MB)