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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, Gregg Deal, All My Relations Gallery,

043 – People Rise Up Radio – Art of Indigenous Resistance with Gregg Deal and Gracie Horne

On this edition of People Rise Up Radio we celebrate the art of Indigenous resistance. We speak with father, artist, and activists Gregg Deal and co-creator of All My Relations Gallery, Gracie Horne. We also feature the music of the Indigo Girls.

*NOTE – both interviews were conducted in late April of 2015.

NEWS – Oil spill strikes Santa Barbara 46 years after major oil spill sparked modern-day environmental movement. five large banks get slap on the wrist for rigging $5 trillion FX Spot market, #BreloVerdict, Cleveland considered charging #TamirRice after his death. https://www.facebook.com/OccupySB

ACTIVIST ALERT: New police kettling technique deployed in Cleveland. Police tell kettled protesters they can leave. Then close police line after half passed through and arrest all. Brush up on breaking police line techniques.

TAKE ACTION: #Toys4Tamir Toy Drive – Mark what would have been Tamir’s 13th birthday by collecting and giving toys to children in need in your local community. #ShareTheLove http://linkis.com/tumblr.com/o3nqa

CounterSpin – White Christian #terrorists not news, American boots on the ground in #Syria, complaints against #NYPD decline – media says crime rates are up – which is total bullshit based on ideology and a racially biased narrative rather than empirical data IE. facts. #BrokenWindows . http://fair.org/

People’s History – Homestead Act, Blanche Kelso Bruce – outspoken African American Senator becomes Register of the Treasury, renowned Jamaican-American poet Claude McKay dies, the Trail of Tears begins, Mexican revolutionary forces overthrow Jose Porfirio Diaz.

INTERVIEW: Father, artist, and activists Gregg Deal http://greggdeal.com/

INTERVIEW – Gracie Horne of All My Relations located on E. Franklin in Minneapolis, Minnesota http://www.allmyrelationsarts.com/


Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related) is a phrase from the Lakota language. It reflects the world view of Interconnectedness held by the Lakota people.[1]

The phrase itself, and the underlying belief of interconnectedness with all creation, is a part of man Yankton Sioux prayers,[2] and is found in use among Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people.[3][4]

The phrase translates as “all my relatives,” “we are all related,” or “all my relations.” It is a prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life: other people, animals, birds, insects, trees and plants, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and valleys.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitakuye_Oyasin

Other Resources:

Honor the Earth: http://www.honorearth.org/

Honor the Treaties: http://www.honorthetreaties.org/

Indigo Girls: http://www.indigogirls.com/

I See Generations” mural at American Indian Center by Gregg Deal and Votan5, photos by John Rotzloff: https://www.facebook.com/john.ratzloff.18/media_set?set=a.1089608037723324.1073741846.100000224154255&type=1&pnref=story

Not Your Mascots: http://www.notyourmascots.org/

Native American Community Development Institute: http://www.nacdi.org/default/index.cfm

American Indian Center: http://www.maicnet.org/

Occupy Santa Barbara: https://www.facebook.com/OccupySB

Coalition Against Police Violence: http://thecapv.org/

Ferguson National Response Network: http://fergusonresponse.tumblr.com/

4 Mile March: https://www.facebook.com/pages/4-Mile-March/1420982801460010

#Colonialism #Romanticism #Nationalism #Mythology #Genocide #Racism #Art #ContemporaryArt #PerformanceArt #StreetArt #TraditionalArt #MuseumStudies #TurtleIsland #MitakuyeOyasin #HarryPotter #NotYourMascot

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041 – People Rise Up Radio – A Conversation With Anne Feeney

On this episode of People Rise Up Radio, we speak with activist and singer/songwriter Anne Feeney about unions, elections, sexism, racism, Hillary, cancer, and of course music!

To find out more about Anne visit: http://www.annefeeney.com/

Follow Anne on Twitter @annefeeney

Anne is ON TOUR NOW! Find out where at:

http://fellow-travelers-advisory.blogspot.com/

We also give listeners an update as to what is up with People Rise Up Radio and our erratic release “schedule”.

(If you can call it that.)

CounterSpin – Breaks down mainstream media coverage of Baltimore, same sex marriage, and climate change as covered by the NY Times. http://fair.org/

Other music used on this episode:

Rebel Diaz – Which Side Are You On?

Phil Ochs – Ringing of Revolution

Tom Lehrer – So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)

For updates on the NATO3 – https://freethenato3.wordpress.com/

Step Back With the Riot Shaming by Tyler Rienhard – http://www.maskmagazine.com/the-substance-issue/struggle/step-back-with-the-riot-shaming

In Support of Baltimore, Or Smashing Police Cars Is Logical Political Strategy by Radical Faggot

https://radfag.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/in-support-of-baltimore-or-smashing-police-cars-is-logical-political-strategy/

People Rise Up Radio Episode 3 we discuss March Against Monsanto's "non-violence" statement

003 – People Rise Up Radio Episode 3 05-21-2013

In case you notice a running theme – on our third show we discussed police brutality, dirty banksters getting sweet deals from the government for stealing people’s homes, and Walmart and The Gap refusing to support worker safety as thousands die in Bangladesh making their shitty clothes.
We also take the ACLU to task for being almost entirely absent while protesters were being beat in the street, but was all up in arms defending the racist Tea Party against the IRS and discuss the whole bourgeois non-profit industrial complex.
We also discuss the hugely disturbing “Non-Violence” statement March Against Monsanto “organizers” issued just days before the marches were to occur. (What a fraud that group turned out to be.)
We also discuss the Obama administration’s War on Journalism as the FBI acting on orders by the DOJ seized AP phone records.
Know Your Rights – Electronics

People Rise Up Radio Episode 3 we discuss March Against Monsanto's "non-violence" statement
People Rise Up Radio Episode 3 we discuss March Against Monsanto’s “non-violence” statement

All clips used by permission or for educational purposes only.

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!

People Rise Up Radio

040 – People Rise Up Radio – Justice 4 Akai, Tamir, Tanisha, and Eric

On this episode of People Rise Up Radio we speak with New York area activist and hip-hop artist Ty Blizzy Black about efforts to get justice for Akai Gurley and Eric Garner. We also speak with Cleveland area activist Courtney Drain about efforts there in demanding justice for Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson and others killed by Cleveland’s killer cops.

Counterspin – Breaks down mainstream media coverage of the Ferguson shooting. http://fair.org/

An Overreaction – a poem by Sarah O’Neal via AJ+

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=507787902696055

Music by Queen Blizzy (@Queen_Blizzy)

https://soundcloud.com/tyblack

Plus, a preview of our next episode… an interview with Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother.

https://www.facebook.com/OscarGrantFoundation

TRIGGER WARNING: Immediately following the song Killer Cops (RIP Eric Garner) audio of Africa’s murder at the hands of the LAPD is aired.

Actions you can take.

March lead by the Legacy Eric Garner Left Behind

Friday, March 27 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm in EDT

30 Norwood Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556314247975293/

 

Benefit Event for Legacy Garner hosted by The Legacy Eric Garner Left Behind

Saturday, March 28 at 5:00pm – 9:00pm in EDT

Hashtag Bar

388 Van Duzer St, Staten Island, New York 10304

$15 donation includes plate of food.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1130785506947269/

 

Justice For Tamir – Special Online Actions hosted by The Coalition Against Police Violence action@thecapv.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1555944274688981/

 

To find out more follow @Justice4Akai

 

Informational:

WIKI’s

Akai Gurley – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Akai_Gurley

Tamir Rice – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Tamir_Rice

Tanisha Anderson – No Wiki available… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/tanisha-anderson-death_n_6407656.html

 

Eric Garner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Eric_Garner

People Rise Up Radio - Prisoner Solidarity Part 02

039 – People Rise Up Radio – Prisoner Solidarity Part 2

This week People Rise Up Radio presents part two on #PrisonerSolidarity
We speak with Juss of the Cleveland 4 Solidarity Network and Lanz Priestly of Occupy Sydney who was recently released after nine months in a Queensland Prison. We also have clips from CrimethInc’s Ex-Worker Podcast, Mumia Abu Jamal & Herman Wallace courtesy Prison Radio and more!

News: Riots lead to victory in Greece with Nikos Ramonos ending his hunger strike; CIA #TortureReport is released; Eric Garner and Tamir Rice; Spanish Parliament passes ley mordaza anti-protest bill; and NDAA 2015 gives away tribal lands. Rapid City Police kill 30 year old father Allen Locke one day after an anti-police brutality march in that city.
lastrealindians.com/u-s-senate-pass…on-sacred-site/

CounterSpin – Breaking down the mainstream media coverage of Mike Brown’s murder and subsequent black uprising nationwide. Also Keystone XL and Massey Energy.
fair.org/counterspin-radio/ma…n-fracking-the-poor/

Last Week In The People’s Uprising: A recap of people powered uprising from last spring until now with a clip from #FloodWallStreet graciously provided to us by Lucy Parks.

Next Week In the People’s Uprising: #BlackLivesMatter #ShutItDown. Plus#OpSeasonsGreetings

Clip: Recorded live on NYC’s A-Train via John Gibbons – I Can’t Leave song. <3

Clip: Conversation about the meaning, shape, and nature of Prisoner Solidarity from CrimethInc’s Ex-Worker Podcast.
www.crimethinc.com/podcast/

Clips: Mumia Abu-Jamal – “No Escape”& Herman Wallace “A Defined Voice” used with permission from prisonradio.org/

MUSIC USED ON THIS EPISODE:

Which Side Are You On? By Rebel Diaz - https://soundcloud.com/rebeldiaz/which-side-are-you-on-remix

Political Prisoners by Fenix6 - https://soundcloud.com/fenix6/13-political-prisoners

I Fought the Law by The Clash

Just Killing Time by Black Label Society

Fly by Leonard Summers - https://soundcloud.com/leonard-sumner/03-fly

People Rise Up Radio

038 – People Rise Up Radio – Prisoner Solidarity Part 1

Over our past 37 episodes we have often spoken of political prisoners. Sometimes those facing the injustice system have been our friends in real life. Always, they are our comrades.

For our first show back, we decided to take a look back and provide updates on prisoners we have featured on past shows.

This episode is part one of two that begins to express our love and rage for our comrades who have been captured by the injustice system.

We speak with ex-prisoner Cecily McMillan of Occupy Wall Street on her experiences with Occupy, the injustice system, and Rikers Island.

We also have a clip provided by Lucy Parks of the #FloodWallStreet12.

And please, in the name of all that is scared – DON’T MAKE PRISONERS TO BEGIN WITH! Learn about Jury Nullification

This episode features the music of Marx Sick Mind https://soundcloud.com/marxsickmind/no-justice-just-us
And Anne Feeney who will be a guest on a future show soon!
http://annefeeney.com/

Part two of this series will feature Juss with the Cleveland 4 Solidarity Network and Lanz Priestly – recently freed after nine months in prison – of Occupy Sydney Plus clips from Mumia Abu Jamal & Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 courtesy Prison Radio http://prisonradio.org/ and CrimethInc’s Ex-Worker Podcast http://www.crimethinc.com/podcast/. We also give an extensive update on revolutions worldwide that occurred these past seven months.

We also have a clip from CounterSpin – Janine Jackson speaking with Chris King of the St. Louis American, the oldest African American daily in the United States, about Ferguson.
http://fair.org/counterspin-radio/chris-king-on-ferguson-mark-weisbrot-on-brazils-election/

The St. Louis American: http://www.stlamerican.com/

To find out how you can support prisoners featured on this and past episodes:

Jeremy Hammond:

Jeremy Hammond #18729–424
FCI Manchester
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4000 Manchester
KY 40962
https://freejeremy.net/

Reverend Joy Powell

Reverend Joy Powell #07-G-0632

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

Post Office Box 1000

Bedford Hills, New York 10507-2499
http://freejoypowell.org/

Albert Woodfox – Angola3

Albert Woodfox
#72148
David Wade Correctional Center, N1A3
670 Bell Hill Rd.
Homer, LA 71040
http://angola3.org/

NATO3

Jared Chase
M44710
2600 N. Brinton Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021

Brent Betterly
M44724
4017 E. 2603 Road
Sheridan, IL 60551
https://freethenato3.wordpress.com/

Cleveland 4
Brandon Baxter
#57972-060
FDC Oakdale
P.O. BOX 5010
Oakdale, LA 71463

Connor Stevens
#57978-060
FCI McKean
PO Box 8000
Bradford, PA 16701

Doug Wright
#57973-060
USP Coleman 1
PO Box 1033
Coleman, FL 33521

Joshua Stafford
#57976-060
USP Tucson
P.O. BOX 24550
Tucson, AZ 85734

http://www.cleveland4solidarity.org/

Mike & Bailey
http://theindignants.org/

MICATS
http://www.michigancats.org/

Tinley Park 5
http://tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com/

Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown #45047-177
Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville
P.O. Box 9000
Seagoville, TX 75159-9000

https://freebarrettbrown.org/

Luke O’Donovan

Luke Patrick O’Donovan
#1001372271
Washington State Prison
P.O. Box 206
Davisboro, GA 31018
http://letlukego.wordpress.com/

Murrieta 5
http://peoplesdefense.tumblr.com/

To hear their report back of their arrest listen to On Resistance from KPFK

And please visit and support the great work by Anarchist Black Cross NYC
http://nycabc.wordpress.com/

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik McGregor erikrivas@hotmail.com


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