Sunsara Taylor, Driving Fascists Off Campus, and the Shameful Attacks on Antifa
The UC administration and the Berkeley City Council have gone into full collaboration-with-fascism mode. The university has now officially "locked down" the campus to prevent protests against these fascists. Halls closed, classes rescheduled, IDs required. An "increased and highly visible" police force will enforce this "perimeter." The Berkeley City Council outrageously voted to give the pigs permission to use pepper spray, a chemical weapon banned in Berkeley since 1997, on the protesters.
This occurs at a time when Antifa has come under a sustained, many-sided and very dangerous political attack, including from liberal and some "progressive" voices. RefuseFascism.org issued a statement this week exposing these attacks, and upholding the legal and fundamental right to self-defense, for Antifa and anyone else.
We'll talk with Sunsara Taylor, writer for revcom.us/Revolution newspaper, and one of the co-initiators of RefuseFascism.org. She is currently in Berkeley, and will be participating in the Berkeley speak out: against white supremacy, misogyny & fascism.
Cleveland Prosecutors Drop Felony Charges Against the Republican Convention Flag-Burners!
From press release:
"Big Defeat For Trump," Says Flag Burner Joey Johnson."
Cleveland prosecutors were forced to drop felony charges against Niko and Bo yesterday, after over a year of persecution. "Niko and Bo are free," said Joey Johnson, who won the 1989 Supreme Court case making it protected speech to burn the flag.
Johnson and the two defendants held a press conference today at the (IN)Justice Center Lakeside Entrance Cleveland, OH. Johnson would not say whether they would burn flags in celebration. "Just tell Trump, Pence and the rest of those fascists that we're just getting started. Wait 'til November 4!" said Johnson, referring to a day when daily mass demonstrations are planned to begin all across the country demanding the ouster of Trump and Pence.
La Razón Blindada ("Armored Reason") at the 24th St.Theatre
La Razón Blindada ("Armored Reason") is a witty and provocative play, written and
We'll sit down with actor Jesus Castaños Chima to talk about the play.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Sunsara Taylor; RNC 16, Flagburners at Trump's Convention, on Charges Dismissed; "La Razón Blindada"
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Bruce Cumings, North Korea and the Danger of War; Travis Morales, Hurricane Harvey, a Crisis of the System; "Nevertheless, She Persisted"
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Carl Dix on Charlottesville; Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe on Nat'l Climate Assessment; Persecution of J20 Defendants
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Charlottesville, Virginia and the Aftermath:
Confronting Racist, Murdering Nazi Thugs
Carl Dix, Representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, joins us to talk about the Clash in Charlottesville and the aftermath. For a night and a day, Nazis, KKK and other White Supremacist and Fascist scum were in the streets in Charlottesville, Virginia, chanting Nazi slogans as well as racist and anti-LGBTQ chants, and attacking courageous anti-fascist protesters. One of them rammed his car into a crowd, murdering Heather Heyer, a life-long fighter for justice.
These extreme reactionary forces have been encouraged and emboldened by the Trump/Pence Regime, and they've been increasingly active across the country. But what we saw in Charlottesville was a major leap. And it was welcomed, supported and encouraged by Trump himself.
This demanded a response, and thousands have taken to the streets in city after city, condemning the White Supremacists and remembering the example of Heather Heyer. We'll talk about all this and where to now, with Carl Dix.
National Climate Assessment, a Conversation with One of the Authors, Katharine Hayhoe
The Continuing Persecution of the Inauguration Day (J20) Protesters
We'll hear from Stephanie Lacambra, Criminal Defense Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontiers, joins us to talk about what they have called the unconstitutional methods being used by the prosecution against those who protested on January 20, Inauguration Day, and are facing long years in prison. The latest government move is a search warrant demanding detailed information on everyone who visited a protest website.
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