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A Just Cause Radio – America’s Children Trapped Behind The Walls of Incarceration – 04.09.17

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks speaks with Our Special Guests Thena Robinson Mock, Esq., who serves as Director of Advancement Project’s Opportunity to Learn Program. She is a civil rights and community lawyer with over a decade of experience in racial and social justice advocacy. In this role, Thena leads Advancement Project’s education initiatives aimed at supporting grassroots community organizing to end the criminalization of students of color and challenge school privatization policies that fuel education inequity in communities of color.

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congresswoman Maxine Waters – 12.04.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.

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Michael Hardt, Sandro Mezzadra – The power of the movements facing Trump

It is much too early to say to what extent President Trump will enact his campaign promises as government policy and, indeed, how much he will actually be able to do in office. But every day since his election demonstrations have sprung up throughout the United States to express outrage, apprehension and dismay. Moreover, there is no doubt that once …

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JESSICA KANTOR – Ava DuVernay Shares Her Advice for Women to Break Glass Ceilings: “Focus on Your Work”

Ava DuVernay is a woman who’s used to being first. The first African American woman director to have a film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (2014’s Selma). The first woman of color to direct a $100 million film (Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, out next summer). The trailblazing creator, writer, director, and co-executive producer of OWN’s new hit series …

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Project Censored – 09.27.16

Banned-Books Week 2016 is here, and Mickey spends the hour in conversation with three
defenders of the “freedom to read.” They explore some of the ways in which students’
access to books can be inhibited. In keeping with this year’s BBW theme of “diversity”,
the guests note that most books targeted for removal from school library shelves
are by and about people of color, LGBT individuals, or people with disabilities.

A protester yells at police in front of the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters after police arrived in riot gear to clear protesters from the street in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, July 9, 2016. Several protesters were arrested. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

Chris Hedges – Legalized Murder and the Politics of Terror

Police officers carry out random acts of legalized murder against poor people of color not because they are racist, although they may be, or even because they are rogue cops, but because impoverished urban communities have evolved into miniature police states. Police can stop citizens at will, question and arrest them without probable cause, kick down doors in the middle …

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Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux – We Have Become Spectators of Instead of Witnesses to the Violence of Our Times

The following is an excerpt from the new book  Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle [3] by Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux (City Lights Books, 2015):  Despite the daily spectacles of violence to which we are all continually subjected, never before has the selection and careful manipulation of violent aesthetics been so heavily policed, in …

Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State By Chris Hedges

Our national conversation on race and crime is based on a fiction. It is the fiction that the organs of internal security, especially the judiciary and the police, can be adjusted, modernized or professionalized to make possible a post-racial America. We discuss issues of race while ignoring the economic, bureaucratic and political systems of exploitation—all of it legal and built …

40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People – Bill Quigley

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation’s jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or parole in the US, totaling 6.8 million people, one of every 35 adults.  We are far and away the world leader in putting our own people in jail.  Most of the people inside are poor and Black.  …