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1. The LA Riots: A retrospective with Davey D
In a nod to the 20 year anniversary of the LA Riots which took place
this week, we started things off with journalist/west coast renaissance/lecturer/Hip Hop junkie/host of Hard
Knock Radio Davey D. He
described the atmosphere in Los Angeles prior to the beating of Rodney
King and the reactions of communities affected by police violence to the
event. Our guest stated that he believes that the most unusual thing
about the Rodney King incident was not the beating itself, but rather
the fact that it was videotaped and that our justice system has not come
very far in the twenty years since the riots. Download the segment here or press play below.
2. Miami’s May Day melee
Also on this week’s show we discuss the May Day demonstration that took
place Tuesday in downtown Miami and the police response to
with Bruce Wayne Stanley of Occupy Miami. Stanley described the events
that took place on Tuesday, which included a demonstration at the Torch
of Friendship and a march through downtown, and the subsequent arrests
made by Miami Dade Police. We also heard from
some participants (Barbanegra, Lola Alfonso, and Phil Ander) in the March before the madness ensued describing the significance of May 1st. Download the clip here or press play below.
3. Nun of the Vatican’s Business?
The Vatican recently reprimanded the Leadership
Conference of Women Religious, one the most important organizations of
Catholic nuns in the U.S., and accused them of promoting “radical
feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” To get some perspective on this recent controversy, we spoke to Associate
Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame Professor Kathleen Cummings. Listen to what she sees as the the crux of the Church’s criticism (as you say it five times fast). Download here or press play below
4. Why does CISPA suck?
It looks like once again Congress is discussing a bill that would
dramatically dictatorize the internet as we know it. The Cyber Intelligence
and Protection Act or CISPA would allow for the sharing of internet
traffic information between the government and certain companies for the
purpose of investigating cyber threats. We were joined by Mark Stanley,
the New Media Manager for the Center for Democracy and Technology, who
believes that the proposed law is too broad and would be used as an
umbrella to subject regular internet users to surveillance. Learn more by downloading here or pressing play below.
5. When ICE strikes in Homestead
On November 19, 2008 ,the home of Adolfo Garcia and Julio Diaz was raided
by ICE agents and the two were detained as a part of an effort to break
up a human trafficking ring. Though neither Garcia nor Diaz were
involved in the human trafficking ring they were roughed up and detained
for several weeks before being released. Their story is once again in
the news because this past month ICE ordered them to leave the country
because of their legal status. We spoke with Jonathan Fried of WeCount!
and Romy Lerner (Americans for Immigrant Justice) who updated us on the situation and the effect that the news is having
on immigrant communities throughout South Florida. You can check the Change.org petition here. Listen to the show here or press play below.
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