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Now displaying: May, 2019

The news corporate media won't touch, stories from the front lines of our movements to fight and build and just a dash of spoken word, visual art and snark. Blend and enjoy.

May 31, 2019

A look at the worsening emergency in the borderlands – hint: the migrants aren't the ones creating the emergency. Next up, they say dissent is patriotic – but they clearly haven't met the 'Muricans pushing hardcore totalitarian legislation that criminalizes protest. And finally, we speak with a doctor from Physicians for Reproductive Health about the recent escalation in anti-reproductive rights legislation.

nomoredeaths.org/
https://www.facebook.com/creativebrownresistance/
https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/
https://prh.org

 

May 24, 2019

Try as we might, we can't hide from climate change. And now, thanks to a legally binding UN resolution, the US can't hide from its own heaps of trash. Next up, media literacy is a vital skill set – indeed, it shapes how we see every other issue. And now, there may be a way to build media literacy and hold journalists accountable by taking a page from Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes.

 

https://credder.com/

May 17, 2019

Last week, tens of thousands took part in the teacher's strike in Oregon. Their list of demands throw into sharp focus not only our nation's failures inside the classroom, but throughout society. Next, a Rhode Island school district has decided to publicly shame children as a kind of twisted lunch money stickup.

PLUS Robbie Leppzer sits down to discuss his latest film, Power Struggle, which chronicles the decades-long grassroots fight against the nuclear power industry in Vermont, and why all Americans need to educate themselves on this issue.

 

https://www.powerstrugglemovie.com/

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

https://www.nirs.org/

May 10, 2019

Human rights violations are rife in Alabama prisons – meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Corrections continues to overcrowd these torture centers while blaming mistreatment on staff shortages.

Next up, we are effectively laminating our planet in plastic. And while the public recognition of plastic's evil and long life is growing, there are several aspects of this industry we don't talk about – and we really need to.

 

https://www.ciel.org

https://bit.ly/ActOutNewsletter

May 3, 2019

Venezuela is under attack. As US empire applies various violent tactics to destabilize the nation, a group of activists stand in the way of the war machine by holding space at the Venezuelan embassy.

Next, Netfa Freeman discuss pan-african issues and the neo-colonialist scramble for Africa also known as AFRICOM.

 

https://www.facebook.com/ColectivosporlaPaz/
http://www.pacadmv.org/

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