The Jena Six refers to a group of six black teenagers who were charged with the beating of a white teenager at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana on December 4, 2006 , although it is believed that the incident began on September first, 2006 when 3 nooses were found hanging from a tree at Jena High School . We use interviews from Democracy Now to describe the incident, and talk to Kevin Fuller, Founder and Executive Director of the Bridge Builders, and Alpha Tessema, junior, Jesuit High School, a member of the Prospective Gents, who sponsored a Jena Six Fundraiser and Vigil on September 20th in Portland.
We speak with Amara Perez, (the former Executive Director of Sisters in Action for Power, currently involved with happyours more information at http://happyoursproductions.com.) and Emi Koyama (a multi-issue social justice activist, more information at www.eminism.org) about their contributions to the book edited by INCITE called The Revolution Will Not Be Funded.
We speak with Claude Marks about the San Francisco 8 Case, Lisa from Reed College about their Halloween, 2007 “noose incident” and the continuous response to the Jena 6 Case in Jena, Louisiana, and to Eric Ward about anti-immigrant legislation.
The Africa House Refugee Center is a multilingual community-based center that works with immigrants from 32 of the 54 African Countries. We speak with Africa House Coordinator Jimmy Dogo , Daniel Amine, Mediation specialist of Africa House, and Ali Ibrahim, Africa House Community educator.We also take a tour of the Africa House Facility.
Tonight on Circle A Radio, we’ll be talking to Bhavia Wagner, Executive Director of Friends of Cambodia, Activist Lawyer and Asian Reporter Columnist Polo, and we’ll also hear audio from the documentary Cambodian Culture: Death Of A Sideshow: Reclaiming The Shattered Past - produced by Barbara Bernstein in 1987.
April 17th, 1975 the Khmer Rouge marched into Phenom Phen and turned the clock back to year zero.
The Summer 2008 Olympics will take place in Beijing, China.As protests continue to bring attention to the human rights abuses in this year’s summer Olympics host, Circle A Radio explores human rights abuses of Olympics past with Author and Retired Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.We will also speak with Kanahus Paltki of the Native Youth Movement about the campaign against the 2010 Winter Olympics.
We bring you audio from the original Detroit Winter
Soldier, with Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and excerpts from Winter
Soldier 2008 which took place March 14th thru the 16th in Silver Spring
Maryland, organized by Iraq Vets Against The War. We also talk with Seth Manzel
from the Seattle Chapter of Iraq Veteran’s Against the War, about the upcoming
NW Winter Soldier, to take place May 31st at Seattle Town Hall.