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People Rise Up Radio - 1917 Espionage Act: the war on journalists, activists, and whistleblowers

004-People Rise Up Radio Ep 04 05-28-13

On our fourth episode of People Rise Up Radio, which aired on May 28th, 2013, we discussed the historical and present day abuse of the 1917 Espionage Act. The law originally billed as a means to deal with spies working for foreign powers has instead been used to silence dissent since its passage. The number of activists, journalists, and whistleblowers that have been convicted and executed citing the Act vastly outnumber agents for foreign powers. The Obama administration has successfully used it more than all other administrations combined. We also aired our popular COINTEL-PRO based informational segment “How To Spot A Spy” – skill share for activists. Plus, Know Your Rights, the People’s History, and the rarely produced 420 Report.

ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:

This week in the news:

Expanding DOJ violations of Freedom of the Press

Mexico’s Chiapas “administrator” has been working with Isreali Defense

PBS caves to Koch Brother demands to pull documentary “Citizen Koch”

FOIA release presents clearer picture of surveillance of OWS movement by authorities

Tornado hits Oklahoma – Occupy springs in to action with #OpOK Relief

Russia sends weapons and ships to aid Assad government

Apple dodges billions in taxes

News discussion:

Apple isn’t the only tax dodging corporate turd on the block

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting: CounterSpin

CounterSpin’s Steve Rendall speaks with Marcy Wheeler of Empty Wheel blog about DOJ AP phone records scandal

http://www.emptywheel.net/

Subscribe to CounterSpin in the iTunes store or visit and listen or download at: http://fair.org/counterspin-radio/

The People’s History

1862 – Homestead Act

1881 – First African-American Senator becomes Register of the Treasury

1838 – Trail Of Tears massacre begins

1911 – Mexican Revolution overthrows Diaz

1948 – Claude McKay dies

This Week in the People’s Uprising

#Goldman

Fraudclosure protesters occupy the DOJ

Next Week in the People’s Uprising

May 28th – Detroit Eviction Defense rally in Lansing, MI https://www.facebook.com/events/578099528890226/

June 1st – Grassroots Committee, Ontario Native Right & the Environment protest

https://www.facebook.com/events/441849772549830/

June 1st – Rallies for Bradley Manning including Centcom in Florida*

https://www.facebook.com/events/608308125865381/

Occupy Love screenings – visit www.OccupyLove.org

*Note – this segment was produced before Chelsea Manning came out.

420 Report

Marijuana helps blood sugar levels

Cities start using Ca. Supreme Court ruling to shut down dispensaries

Measure D passes in Los Angeles

Musician & 420 advocate Ray Manzarek dies

Know Your Rights

Remain Silent

How To Spot A Spy

Discussion: Use of the 1917 Espionage Act to silence the press and whistleblowers

People Rise Up Radio - Government protecting and serving the shit out of you

People Rise Up Radio – Episode 2 05-13-2013

Our second show ever aired in May 2013. Back then we reported on police violence, corrupt banksters colluding with corrupt politicians, and the institutional racism that is inherent in the system.
Our first show got us kicked off our the network we were on, but Occupy the Media quickly stepped in to provide us a new home where we stayed until 2014.
You can now find us at www.peopleriseupradio.org

Show notes:

Listen to our show and find out why we are no longer live… For the time being.
Out of California – a show by Occupy activist for activists and everybody else!

FIRST HOUR:

In the news: CO2 tops 400 parts per billion, Guatemalan dictator sentenced for genocide, FBI and IRS are watching you or at least reading your emails, Kern County Sheriffs beat man to death, Baltimore PD beat woman in front of her daughter, “Fight for 15” fast-food worker protests spread to Detroit, Harvard hands out PHD to racist.

Announcement – why we are no longer on woodyradio.com

The People’s History – Student protesters killed at Kent State and Jackson State College, American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee ends, John Brown was born, Chicana garment workers go on strike.
To learn more go to: Working Class Memes, Web Warriors Occupying The Media, and Zinn Education Project on Facebook; freethoughtalmanac.com, wsws.org

Next Week in the People’s Uprising – Upcoming actions:

May 15th – Free Cooper Union call to Save Our Communitywww.facebook.com/events/512598268804291/?ref=2 , Seaward Community Garden to be turned in to parking lot in Ventura www.facebook.com/events/363269980439550/ , NATO 5 fundraiserwww.nato5support.wordpress.com , Occupy Galway calls for re-occupationwww.facebook.com/events/493695127346112/ , #OpGTMO 3 days of action to close GITMObit.ly/Op_GTMO , Adbuster calls for actions against Goldman Sachs #Goldmanwww.adbusters.org/campaigns/goldman , Franken Farms Laboratories calls for “Stick It To The Can” -www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4…1&type=1&theater direct food re-labeling actions worldwide in the lead up to March Against Monsanto www.march-against-monsanto.com/

SECOND HOUR:

Know Your Rights – Dear Officer

10 Facts About Marijuana

Lee Camp Moment Of Clarity – Police Spend Millions Of Hours On Low-Level Marijuana Arrestswww.youtube.com/watch?v=cpLZsvzkOPQ

420 News

Reading – Julia Ward Howe’s Mother Day Proclamation

Don’t Get Depressed – GET ACTIVE!