January 16, 2013

NICK TURSE: "Kill Anything That Moves.....


Nick Turse is the author of The Complex and the associate editor for TomDispatch.com. His investigations of U.S. war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, as well as the Ridenhour Prize, among other awards.

Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples."

But as award‑winning journalist/historian Nick Turse demonstrates in Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was pervasive and systemactic.

Stay tuned because then we speak with political scientist and author Dr Tucker-Worgs will join us.

Her book "The Black Megachurch: Theology, Gender, and the Politics of Public Engagement" rceived the W.E.B. DuBois Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientist. She will give an address titled "Answering the Knock at Midnight: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy in the Contemporary Black Church.

January 15, 2013

Gun Control, The Liberty Movement and Disarmed Black Communities


Max Parthas joins us again tonight to discuss several issues but first and foremost he wants to discuss the history of the so-called “Liberty Movements” and their relation to racism and the oppression of non-white people.

 Some of the groups and individuals identified as belonging to these Liberty Movements are Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Larken Rose, Jessie Ventura, Glenn Beck, The Tea Party.

It is clear that these people do not plan on budging an inch on their gun rights. Why is that? Another question I have is does it seem like many Black people are ready to surrender theirs? 

 We will also explore whether or not Black people should be seen as aligning themselves with the Obama administration announcement that they plan to introduce bans on weapons and magazines through executive order. Is there anything to be gained by the Black community by supporting gun bans?  

What are some of the more important things we should be spending political capital on as a voting bloc?

Host Scotty Reid would also ask that you consider that the 13th Amendment does not abolish slavery and key wording allows for the slave trade to continue as a legal institution in the United States.   
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