February 22, 2012

The Drug War is a war on indigenous people & families

The war on drugs does more to destroy the family unit than the actual drugs themselves. Joining me tonight will be James Mooney of LEAP & Oklevueha Native American Church.

As co-founder of the Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC), James has several roles through which he attempts to correct some of the damage the war on drugs has perpetrated upon American families. In addition to his role as an American Native Elder Seminole Medicine Man, James serves as the director of the recidivism reduction ‘clergy’ program (Habilitative Programs) of ONAC. In James’s opinion, the war on drugs is presently the largest contributing factor to the disruption of the American family unit. ONAC is dedicated in doing everything in its power to heal the destruction that the war on drugs has perpetrated upon our families.

February 21, 2012

Stop Mass Incarceration & NYPD's Stop and Frisk

Tonight at 8:00 pm est, I am joined by members of the organization Stop Mass Incarceration. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated.

ManI Tafari is a criminal lawyer and attended St.Lawrence University where he participated in the Mens Prison Program (where college students shared life experiences with incarcarated brothers). In law school he participated in clinics geared at protecting the legal rights of indigent immigrant clients. Tafari currently works on Rikers Island where he represents New York Parolees in violation proceedings. He sees stop and frisk as initiating a slow death on the Black and Brown population of NYC.

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February 20, 2012

Underwear Bomber witness Kurt Haskell

Kurt Haskell, a Michigan lawyer is a victim/witness to so-called "Underwear Bombing" plot to blow up a plane over Detroit Mr. Haskell will be a guest on Black Talk Radio News w/ Scotty Reid. Haskell recently gave a witness impact statement in the case and said during Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's sentencing hearing, "I will just say that regardless of how the media and government try to shape the public perception of this case, I am convinced that Umar was given an intentionally defective bomb by a U.S. Government agent and placed on our flight without showing a passport or going through security, to stage a false terrorist attack to be used to implement various government policies." - Kurt Haskell.