- Gerry Condon of the Bradley Manning Support Network and Veterans for Peace discusses the opening days of the trial of Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, who is fighting for his freedom for courageously exposing U.S. war crimes. Why are whistleblowers such as Manning and now Edward Snowden facing persecution when the public hails them as heroes? Is the role of a military court to bring justice — or carry out the Pentagon’s agenda?
- Dr. Jared Ball tackles what has been presented of Malcolm X by various quarters, especially in the form of the late Manning Marable’s controversial biography which Dr. Ball critiques in his book “A Lie of Reinvention.” Dr. Ball, a professor at Morgan State University and producer/host of the “Super Funky Soul Power Hour” on WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, D.C., says efforts to strip Malcolm X of his radical politics have been underway for years, and that the battle for that history should concern everyone.
- Nathalie Hrizi, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and an activist with WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend), speaks on the wave of attacks against women from legislative attempts to roll back womens’ rights to commentary in the news and online sources brazenly justifying sexual assault. What is the role of capitalism in holding back the women’s movement, and how can this be overcome?
September 9, 2013