Archive for February 2017
The program opens with an update on the general strike of February 17, with organizer Michelle Rodino-Colocino
(the program was recorded that day). A summary of recent underreported stories follows, then Caitlin Remmel speaks
about Brand New Congress, a campaign intended to field citizen-responsive candidates in every House district in 2018.
Next, the legendary organizer Charlotte Hill O'Neill ("Mama C") joins the program, and speaks about her work,
from her Black Panther days to the present. Finally, we hear an excerpt from next week's program,
with author Alexander Reed Ross speaking about his new book "Resisting the Fascist Creep."
Three veteran journalists and media critics share their thoughts about the state of the "free" press in 2017;
among the topics they address are the election-hacking allegations against Russia, President Trump's attacks
on the press, the "fake news" label, and the close ties between "new media" and the military/security branches
Recently, University of California Berkeley officials cancelled a planned speech by right-wing writer
Milo Yiannopoulos following vigorous protests, prompting President Trump to suggest withdrawing
federal funds from the campus. In light of Trump's connections to the ultra-right, what will be
the nature of political protest in the Trump years? Author and columnist David Talbot examines this issue.
Then Arif Humayun summarizes the principles of Islam, and explains why the advocacy of terror
has no basis in authentic Islamic doctrine.
David Talbot has authored books on US political history, and writes a column at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Arif Humayan is a cofounder of the multifaith organization Circle of Peace.