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Mothers Day With Wanda Johnson And Sharon Irwin And the Million Moms March

042 – People Rise Up Radio – Mothers Day With Wanda Johnson And Sharon Irwin And the Million Moms March

On this edition of People Rise Up Radio we honor Mothers Day and the Million Moms March with conversations with Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother, and Sharon Irwin, Tony Terrell Robinson’s grandmother. Tony’s aunt, Lorien Carter also gives a stirring recitation of the poem “Where I’m From” recorded live at the Million Moms March in Rochester, Minnesota this past Mothers Day.

NEWS Sioux Nation invokes “Bad Man” clause in fighting against TransCanada’s Keystone XL, Obama administration grants Shell permit to drill in arctic, welcome to #SHAFTA as Democrats and Republicans approve #FastTrack for #TPP, the Madison PD officer who shot and killed Tony Terrell Robinson will not face any charges, and after nearly six months in the county morgue Tamir Rice’s body is cremated.

Link to Shaun King’s Daily Kos post: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/13/1384476/-After-six-months-of-waiting-family-of-Tamir-Rice-makes-traumatic-decision-to-have-him-cremated

COUNTERSPIN – Mainstream media ignores Bernie Sander’s bid for Democratic nomination. http://fair.org/

PEOPLE’S HISTORY – Philly PD bomb MOVE headquarters, US declares war on Mexico, Woman’s Suffrage movement is founded, Brown vs. Board of Education.

RECITAL – Poem – “Where I’m From” http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/62129764/highlight/625686

INTERVIEW – with Sharon Irwin, Tony Robinson’s grandmother.

Related News – Madison Cop Who Shot Tony Robinson Will Not Face Charges via ThinkProgress.org http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/12/3657271/no-charges-madison-police-robinson/

In the Absence of Charges, Protesters Demand ‘Justice’ for Tony Robinson via CommonDreams.org http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/05/13/absence-charges-protesters-demand-justice-tony-robinson

Same Cooke – Change Is Gonna Come

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – Am I Under Arrest?

INTERVIEW – with Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother.

Resources:

Oscar Grant Foundation

http://www.oscargrantfoundation.info/page/page/8959714.htm

https://www.facebook.com/OscarGrantFoundation

Justice For Tony Robinson

https://www.facebook.com/Justice4TonyRobinson

Million Moms March organized by: http://www.mothersforjusticeunited.org/

Rochester For Justice: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rochester-For-Justice/863680367009336

Other music played on this episode:

Barber – Adagio For Strings, Opus 11

(I Am) James Wade – Oscar Grant (feat. Lauren Eylise)

AP.9 – Oscar Grant Tribute


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