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.
Oscar Grant Foundation
Justice For Tony Robinson
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