Tonite on Circle A Radio we’ll be featuring an interview with Melissa Mundt and Gustavo Vilchis, recorded on Oct. 28th.They joined us at the KBOO studios during their West Coast tour for “Teaching Rebellion”, a book that features first hand stories, and photography from the popular uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico.You’ll hear a few excerpts from the book, as well as more information on the militarization of Mexico, the US role, and what you can do.
Many of the voices on tonight’s show were recorded in Spanish, with side by side translation.
On tonight's show we focus on the human and civil rights abuses against people of color, the misuse of 287g agreements, and the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. We are talking with immigrant rights advocates in Maricopa County (AZ), where the worst examples of this abuse are happening at the hands of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. We talk with Silvia Herrera of the Puente Movement, Jason Odhner, and Antonio Bustamante. We also bring you short interviews from the National Convergence and Protest in Phoenix on February 27th & 28th, 2009.
On tonight's show you'll hear from Imani Muhammad, Versatyl of the Lifesavas, Erica Jayasuriya, and Mic Crenshaw about the High School for Recording Arts Portland (HSRAP).
HSRAP will expose students to the roots of music, culture and arts by using current youth culture (hip hop) as a medium to integrate music, dance, drama and fine arts knowledge and experiential history of history, science, philosophy, business, and social justice.
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.
On this program, we talk to Nyabinga Dzimbahwe, of the African People's Socialist Party and Wendy Snyder of the African People's Solidarity Committee. We also feature a speech by the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela.
On October 12th, 2011, Congress passed the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. The fight against the FTA, by trade unionists, small farmers, Indigenous communities, Afro-Colombians, and human rights activists was lost after 5 years, but the struggle continues.
On this program, we speak with Carlos Cruz, from Witness for Peace in Colombia.