Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute in Kingston NY and is the publisher of the Trends Journal that has been published since 1980. He has since become one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters He is also the founder of Trends TV, which provides monthly videos and analysis of current events and their likely direction and outcome. His institute also hosts frequent peace, prosperity and trends conferences. Gerald’s insights have been sought for by major networks, PBS and BBC, Russian TV, and publications such as the Economist and major newspapers. Gerald also launched the Occupy Peace initiative in Kingston NY this September. His website is TrendsResearch.com
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Beatty's guest today was Loretta K. Davis, lawyer, former Judge and Executive Director of the Retreat, an organization that provides a variety of domestic violence services for survivors and their families, including a 24 hour hotline, preventive programs in the schools for teens and new father initiatives. If you want to hear an in depth conversation about domestic violence and more importantly, what we can do about ending violence, you will not want to miss this show.
Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective.
– Lots of Black people in Selma, Alabama, want to rename the Edmund Pettis Bridge after Amelia Boynton Robinson, the Founding Mother of the city’s civil rights movement, who died in August at the age of 110. Ms. Boynton Robinson was a voting rights activist in the 1920s, registered to vote in 1934, invited both Dr. Martin Luther King and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee into Selma, and ran for Congress in 1964, a year before the historic march across the Edmund Pettis bridge, where she was beaten by Alabama police and left for dead. However, the area’s Black Congresswoman, Terri Sewell, and Georgia Congressman John Lewis are said to have collaborated to prevent renaming the bridge for Ms. Boynton Robinson. State Sen. Hank Sanders is part of the effort to honor the matriarch of the Movement in Selma.
- Thousands of protesters from across the country are expected to converge on New York City, October 22nd through 24th, for demonstrations against police violence. The RIseup October campaign is organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, founded by Carl Dix and Dr. Cornel West, four years ago. Rev. Jerome McCorry heads up The Adam Project, which deals with prison-related issues in Dayton, Ohio. Rev. McCorry is also the Faith and Social Justice Advocate for the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.
- Pennsylvania prison officials continue to withhold adequate medical care to Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, who is suffering from the complications of Hepatitis C. The disease brought Abu Jamal to the brink of death, earlier this year, and left him with a painful and disfiguring skin condition. Dr. Johanna Fernandez is a professor of History and Black and Latino Studies, at Baruch College, in New York City, and a close confidant of Abu Jamal. She brings us up date on his condition.
- Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to dramatically lower the rates that private phone monopolies can charge for calls made by the nation’s 2.4 million prison inmates. Many families wind up paying as much as $14 a minute to stay in touch with their incarcerated loves ones, with the phone companies sharing the profits with the prisons and jails. The Human Rights Defense Center argued on behalf of the inmates. The FCC’s proposed rules would lower the phone rate to between 11 and 22 cents a minute. But, that wouldn’t break up the private companies’ stranglehold on prison phone calls. We spoke with the Center’s director, Alex Friedman.
- The crusading People’s Lawyer Liz Fink died last month, in New York City. Attorney Fink represented survivors of the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and helped win a $12 million settlement for the victims of the massacre of inmates that followed the uprising. Fink also represented former Black Panther political prisoner Dhoruba Bin Wahhad, who said that he would never have been released from prison had it not been for Liz Fink. Lots of freedom fighters are in mourning for Fink, including Zayid Muhammad, the press officer for the Malcolm X Commemorations Committee.
- On the heels of a viral video of last month’s brutal and mistaken police takedown of Black former tennis pro James Blake, the New York City police department has issued new guidelines on reporting the non-lethal use of force against civilians. Cops would be required to document whenever they strike, mace, or take down people. We spoke with Robert Gangi, director of the watchdog Police Reform Organizing Project. He doesn’t think much of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s press releases.
- Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford says the pace of gentrification appears to be accelerating in America’s cities. Ford calls this commentary, “The Whites Are Coming, The Whites Are Coming!”
A review of three just released reports that indicate the US and global economy is in much worst shape than the hype flowing from political and business media sources. Today’s US jobs report showed a sharp reduction in the rate of private sector job growth in the US economy for the past three months, as labor force and wage growth continue to stagnate as well. Jack explains why the official data is even worse than reported. A second report by the World Trade Organization indicates global trade is retreating fast, growing much less than global GDP which is itself slowing fast. According to estimates, global trade may have even contracted in the first half of 2015. Jack explains how a global recession in trade and industrial production (manufacturing, mining, utility output) may have already begun, with global services eventually to follow. Conditions in Europe, Japan, China, and the ‘perfect storm’ accelerating in Emerging Markets from latin America to Asia to Africa are reviewed. Next week’s IMF report on the growing crisis in the global economy, centered on emerging markets and China, is previewed. In the context of these developments, Jack explains how his new, forthcoming book, ‘Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy’, by Clarity Press, due out in November provides a theoretical and empirical explanation of the conditions and where the economy is headed, and how the book is different fundamentally from analyses provided by both mainstream economists or Marxist economists.’
Brendan Mackey is is a Professor at Griffith University, Queensland Australia and is director of the University's climate change response program which promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to climate change problems. Brendan's PhD was in tropical forest ecology and he has published widely in the related fields of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation and
climate change. His current research is focussed on the role of ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation. He serves on the global governing Council of the International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Conversations With David Icke & Meria
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks speak with our guest Bernard B. Kerik, former Police Commissioner of the City of New York. Mr. Kerik has a unique and one-of-a kind perspective into the U.S. criminal justice and prison systems, prompting him to become an advocate for criminal justice and prison reform in America.
Discussing how we can help others learn more and become more technically savvy in today's day and age with online communication. New ideas and new strategies for building your online capabilities and internet savviness to becoming more in-tune with internet communication.
Alexi Drouin, an online internet specialist of Quantam University, discusses with Host Bobby Elias and co-host Stefan Rudolph the benefits of online communication that we have these days to further our education on Health & Wellness. Through online summits, university and education opportunities, we discuss the benefits of communicating through the internet and how we can help others learn more and become more technically savvy in today's day and age with online communication.
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Black Keys: Gotta Get Away
Eagles: Already Gone
Langhorne Slim & The Law: Spirit Moves
George Harrison: What Is Life
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Accidents Will Happen
Blur: Ong Ong
Marvin Gaye: Ain't That Peculiar
Spoon: Do You
Jags: Back Of My Hand
Ryan Adams: Dirty Rain
Led Zeppelin: In The Evening
The National: Mistaken For Strangers
]Tame Impala: Elephant
The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army
The Who: Won't Get Fooled Again (single version)