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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

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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