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People Rise Up Radio - Stand With Texas Women

016 – People Rise Up Radio – EXCLUSIVE Kit O’Connell on Stand With Texas Women Actions

Originally aired on Occupy the Media Collective 09/02/2013

INTRODUCTION

Update on last week’s People’s Uprising piece, Anne Feeney joins the Solidarity Sing-Along in Madison, Wisconsin.

SONG – Have You Been To Jail For Justice? by Anne Feeney

NEWS

CIA Inspector General’s report on CIA’s cooperation with NYPD in violation of American law, NSA paid major US tech companies to spy on customers, Egyptian military releases Murbarak, establishment left co-opts anniversary of “March On Washington” remembrance, Shi restaurant turns away victims of vicious hate-crime, media cheer-leads invasion of Syria, documents reveal US officials knew about Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapon use in Iraq-Iran War, Nadil Hasan sentenced to death for Ft. Hood shooting

CounterSpin Round-up of the week’s news http://fair.org/

SONG – War What Is It Good For? By Edwin Starr

CLIP – George Carlin on why Americans love war

THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY –

Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed, 19th Amendment guarantees white women the right to vote, March On Washington, Fannie Sellins assassinated, LA County Sheriffs attack anti-war demonstration by Chicanos in East LA

THE PEOPLE’S UPRISING –

Burning Man workers call for strike in response to police invasion, prisoner hunger strike update, Occupy Oakland stage prisoner solidarity march, Brazilian police torture protesters, Overpass Light Brigade reminds Washington, DC about jobs and freedom, Solidarity Sing-Along arrests

NEXT WEEK IN THE PEOPLE”S UPRISING

SONG – Let’s Have A War by Fear

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KIT O’CONNELL (PART 1) –

Moral Mondays Chicago protest at ALEC national convention

SONG – What Are We Fighting For? By Country Joe McDonald

COMMENTARY – No War On Syria

SONG – Eve Of Destruction by Barry McGuire

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KIT O’CONNELL (PART 2) -

Report back on the direct-action at Texas capitol in Austin, Texas in response to Wendy Davis’s stand for women’s reproductive rights and how the professional left not only snitchjkacketed the grass-roots activists, but also took all the credit and donations related to the action

SONG – War Pigs by Black Sabbath

People Rise Up Radio - stop stop and frisk

014 – People Rise Up Radio – Stop Stop And Frisk!

 

Originally aired 08/13/13 on Occupy the Media Collective

A tight and timeless episode of People Rise Up Radio that totally ROCKED the house! Smart discussion of stop & frisk with great musical selections. LISTEN NOW!!!

 

CounterSpin – mainstream media hypes terrorism to bolster NSA surveillance, US protects dictatorial criminals, media pushes military budgetary woes, ted koppell take on terrorism fear mongering at odds with previous comments, Soledad O’Brien calls-out media on shitty political coverage. 

http://www.fair.org/

SONG – Dump The Bosses Off Your Back (Utah Phillips & Ani Difranco)

DISCUSSION – Media portrays Stop & Frisk ruling as “unconstitutional” despite the fact that judge ruled such policies ARE in-fact constitutional. Plaintiffs failed by asking only for meager REFORMS to the policy and not its abolition entirely.

SONG - No Justice (Smith & Mighty)

PARODY – Beware! Armed gangs in your neighborhood

SONG- Revolutionary Beat (Flipsyde)

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – Stop & Frisk Special Edition

 

People Rise Up Radio - Anti-Capitalists

011 – People Rise Up Radio – An Anti Anti-Capitalista!

Originally aired 07-22-13 on Occupy the Media Collective

Original (expanded) show notes:

ANTI-CAPITALIST SHOW

CAPITALIST NEWS (would be sarcasm if it weren’t so accurate)

SONG: America! Fuck Yeah! http://bit.ly/1bXTLCL

COUNTERSPIN – Interview with Robin Kelley of UCLA about George Zimmerman verdict and how its the product of systematic racism

http://bit.ly/13URccR or visit http://fair.org/

THIS WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY

THIS WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S UPRISING

NEXT WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S UPRISING

QUOTE BY ROBERT JENSEN – READ BY J-Rey : The Nature Of Capitalism

SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN BY KARO & PERFORMED BY NOEMI GIL: My Vagina Is An Anarchist

SPOKEN WORD TRANSLATED & PERFORMED BY NOEMI GIL EN ESPANOL: Mi Vagina Es Una Anarquista

SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY R. Rice – Ex-Trashilo

INTRODUCTION DISCUSSION – Comida No Bombas Los Angeles

We are Comida No Bombas L.A., a horizontal collective sharing free vegan meals to the people, on bicycles. “Solidarity, not charity!”

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comida-No-Bombas-Los-Angeles/494669417263015

comidanobombasxlosangeles@gmail.com

@CNBxLA

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – The Miranda Myth

INTERVIEW WITH Peter Gelderloos ON SUBMEDIA.TV  – Non-Violence Protects The State

Video posted by Stimulator on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy2uYm7E1T8

Voice mail: 81-69 Rise Up (816-974-7387)

Full episodes at: http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/
Selected clips at: SoundCloud.com/PRUradio

Contact/content submissions/action alerts: “PeopleRiseUpRadio@gmail.com

Donations gratefully accepted at: WePay.com/Donations/PeopleRiseUpRadio

Intro music courtesy: Shokazoba

http://shokazoba.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/shokazoba

Thanks to Lee Camp

http://leecamp.net/

Thanks to everyone at Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

http://fair.org/

Thank you to The Allen Ginsberg Foundation

http://www.allenginsberg.org/

People Rise Up Radio - Right To Revolt

010 – People Rise Up Radio – Our Right To Revolt Peacefully And Violently

Originally aired 07/15/13 on Occupy the Media Collective

NEWS

Pension fund divests from fossil-fuel companies calling them “worthless”, Public.Resource.org wins legal challenge to open source and transparency, Chevron wins request to force Microsoft to turn over IP addresses of environmental activists, GOP version of farm bill contains no funding for SNAP (food-stamps), George Zimmerman acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin while Marissa Alexander is sentenced to 20 years for firing warning shot to scare abusive husband who was violating a restraining order, CitiGroup (parent company of #ShittyBank) posts 41% increase in revenue

CounterSpin – (Interview) with Chris Toensing of Middle East Report on Egyptian Coup #AntiCoup

http://fair.org/

http://www.merip.org/

(MUSIC) All You Fascist Bound To Loose – Woody Guthrie

THIS WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY

Hamburg, SC. erupts in racial violence, US annexes Hawaii, 14th Amendment overturns Dred Scott ruling and is abused to protect corporate “personhood”, Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior sunk by French military terrorists, (no nukes) W.E. DuBois and William Monroe Trotter spark the Niagara Movement in opposition to Booker T. Washington’s capitulation to white segregationists, striking union miners workers bomb Pinkerton barracks in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, all black community, Mound Bayou, is founded in Mississippi, IWW led Bisby, Arizona strikers deported.

THIS WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S UPRISING

Hands-Off Syria in NYC, Activists in Washington D.C. Stage protest giving thanks to Latin American counties for offering asylum to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, students end Cooper Union occupation without achieving any of their stated goals, California activists converge at Corcoran State Prison to demand end to solitary confinement and prison hunger-strikers, #Justice4Trayvon protest erupt across the nation.

NEXT WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S UPRISING

(SPOKEN PIECE) Bell Hooks on Trayvon Martin killing

(MUSIC) Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone

SPOKEN WORD – Citizens Hear My Call by Ehso

https://soundcloud.com/pruradio/citizens-hear-my-call

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – Jury Nullification

https://soundcloud.com/pruradio/jury-nullification

SPOKEN WORD – Pre-Revolt by J Rey

https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance

INTERVIEW – Exploring our historical roots and legal rights to revolt – peacefully and violently in the face of corporate power and the 1% oligarchy with Mike Feder especially as declared in the Declaration of Independence http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

DISCUSSION – Stripping the power of #RiotShaming and #PeacePolicing that quells resistance. The system is inherently violent, why must we remain “non-violent”? How negotiating with the system validates the system’s right to exist. FUCK THAT SHIT!!!

 

People Rise Up Radio

009 – People Rise Up Radio – Misogyny Isn’t Revolutionary

Originally aired 07/08/13

Show Notes:

CIA embeds with NYPD performs surveillance of US citizens, San Diego Bank of America chalkupy verdict, 12 year old girl barred from football team due to concerns boys might want to have impure thoughts about her, Tribune purchase further consolidates nation’s media outlets, CitiGroup to pay over $900 million to Fannie Mae to settle fraud case, US bugs diplomatic missions of EU members, Red Hack clears everyone’s utility bills in Istanbul, Turkey, direct-action gets the goods as Brazil’s government votes to direct 100% of country’s energy revenues to health care and education in response to widespread protests.

CounterSpin – 60 Minutes conducts softball interview with former deputy-director of the NSA on why American’s shouldn’t be concerned about NSA spying, NPR is concerned not enough balance in coverage of gay marriage debate, Time magazine fawns over pro-nuke “documentary” Pandora’s Promise, “fake” news and late night comedy gives more coverage of climate change speech than Sunday news shows and all evening news combined, NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman re-writes Tea Party and Occupy history. http://fair.org/

People’s History – Supreme Court hears first case dealing with the slave trade, #FortHood3 reject their embarkment orders to Vietnam, New Orleans street car workers strike and the birth of the Po’ Boy sandwich, Tecumseh calls on all Native American nations to unite in the resistance of the takeover of their lands by white settlers, Africans on the Cuban schooner Armistad rise up against their captors, silk workers in New Jersey strike for a work week of only 11 hours a day and six days a week, abolitionist rally to protest the Fugitive Slave Act, Frederick Douglas delivers speech questioning 4th of July celebrations, Mary Harris aka Mother Jones begins march to publicize the cruelty of child labor.

Lee Camp – The War On Women

Excerpt – Riot Grrrl Manifesto
Shimaa from Tahrir Square – From An Egyptian To The World: Understanding Egypt
Spoken word – Embarrassed by Hollie McNish
Manarchist Song by Jakery Feldman
DISCUSSION
Misogyny Isn’t Revolutionary

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Voice mail: 81-69 Rise Up (816-974-7387)

Full episodes at: http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/
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Contact/content submissions/action alerts: PeopleRiseUpRadio@gmail.com

Intro music courtesy: Shokazoba

http://shokazoba.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/shokazoba

Thanks to Lee Camp

http://leecamp.net/

Thanks to everyone at Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

http://fair.org/

Thank you to The Allen Ginsberg Foundation

http://www.allenginsberg.org/

Brazilian Uprising

007 – People Rise Up Radio – Change Brazil, Occupy Gezi, Ed Snowden on NSA Spying 06-24-13

On episode seven we discussed the beautiful uprising in Brazil, the brutal crackdown on Occupy Gezi in Turkey, and the release of information on NSA spying by Edward Snowden. Plus, Know Your Rights – When a cop stops you.

Original show notes:

Produced by California Occupy activists  – a show by activists for activists and everyone else!
This Week in the People’s History – be sure to visit Working Class Memes and Zinn Education Project on Facebook.
This Week in the People’s Uprising
Next Week In the People’s Uprising
In depth discussions of Turkey & Brazil
In depth on the Edward Snowden NSA story

PeopleRiseUpRadio.tumblr.com
Facebook.com/PeopleRiseUpRadio
Twitter: @PRUradio

Voice mail: 81-69 Rise Up (816-974-7387)

 

People Rise Up Radio

006 – People Rise Up Radio – Discussion of The New Jim Crow With Amari Shakur 06-10-13

People Rise Up Radio
People Rise Up Radio – Discussion of “The New Jim Crow” with Amari Shakur

 

On episode six we discussed Michelle Alexander’s new book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” with Amari Shakur. We also put together a “Stop and Frisk” edition of Know Your Rights.

*We apologize for the sometimes poor sound quality. This was our first in studio interview with a guest and we were not yet experienced with how to keep our own excitement checked or how to coach our guests on how to even audio.

ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:
Produced by California Occupy activists – a show by activists for activists and everyone else!

NEWS:

112 killed in poultry processing plant fire
British Columbia says no to tars sands pipeline
NSA collects ALL Verizon calls
Jasper City Council votes to fire two white cops caught on tape beating black woman
CIA has no idea who it is killing with drones
Monsanto GMO wheat contamination in Oregon

COUNTERSPIN:

A look back at the news in the mainstream press
fair.org/

THIS WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY:

Zoot Suit murders of 1943
Raid at Combahee Ferry led by Harriet Tubman
Supreme Court ruled against Jim Crow segregation

Massachusetts becomes the first state to establish a minimum wage

Securities Exchange Act establishes the SEC

Israel invaded southern Lebanon

United States Supreme Court medical marijuana users

THIS WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S UPRISING:

Week four of Free Cooper Union
Hupacasath First Nation launches court challenge

Occupy Gezi issues demands

NEXT WEEK IN THE PEOPLE’S UPRISING:

Caravan to Black Mesa, Arizona
Protest at Facebook shareholder meeting
Father’s Day March Against Racial Profiling
Juneteeth celebration in Washington D.C.

READING:

Prison Slavery written by Assata Shakur

DISCUSSION:

With Amari Shaur about Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow”
newjimcrow.com/

INFORMATIONAL:

Pigs & Kids – 19 horrendous incidents of kids arrested at school

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:

SPECIAL: Stop & Frisk Edition

LISTEN HERE:
https://soundcloud.com/pruradio/special-know-you-rights-stop

changethenypd.org/resources/know-y…illegal-policing

DISCUSSION:

Prions and racist policing

LETTER:

Black Riders Liberation Party concerning sisters Mecca & Etana Shakur
www.facebook.com/permalink.php?st…=552621838086002

PeopleRiseUpRadio.tumblr.com
Facebook.com/PeopleRiseUpRadio
Twitter: @PRUradio

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