The Tight Rope
The Tight Rope
Oct 30, 2020
Rep. Ilhan Omar: What We Are Seeking to Do Has Never Been Done Before
46 min

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the groundbreaking Somali-American activist from Minnesota, lays out her #PeopleFirst plan to transform American society and how the progressive movement will do if Democrats win back the Senate and the White House. Plus, Tricia Rose and Cornel West discuss the tale of two cities - Tulsa 1921 and Minneapolis 2020 - in this week's Office Hours session. This special edition of The Tight Rope is a takeover episode with Intelligence Squared. 

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Black Agenda Radio
Black Agenda Radio
Progressive Radio Network
Black Agenda Radio - 11.23.20
Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host Glen Ford. Coming up: Community Control of police -- We’ll hear from two advocates of making cops accountable to the people. Colin Kaepernick demands freedom for Mumia Abu Jamal. And, a former political prisoner is briefly jailed for registering to vote. But first – Native Americans say the holiday “Thanksgiving” is a celebration of genocide at the hands of European invaders, and should be replaced by a National Day Mourning. We spoke with Nick Estes, an activist member of the Sioux nation who teaches American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Black Psychology students at Bowie State University, in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, last week held a panel discussion on Police Brutality and Community Control of the Police. One of those that spoke was Netfa Freeman, an organizer with Pan-African Community Action, which is pushing for community control of the police. Freeman says police are a militarized force of oppression. Former Black Panther Party member Dhoruba Bin Wahad spent 19 years as a political prisoner. He told the Bowie State University panel that we need to create a national front of organizations, all demanding Community Control of Police. Colin Kaepernick, the National Football League quarterback who has effectively been banned from playing because of his political beliefs, was part of a virtual press conference last week, demanding the release of the nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal. Kaepernick says Abu Jamal’s continued imprisonment is a crime against humanity. Former Black Panther Jalil Muntaqim spent 49 years in prison until he was released on parole in October. When Muntaqim returned to his family home in Rochester, New York, he registered to vote—a mistake for which he was briefly jailed. We spoke with Muntaqim’s cousin, Blake Simons
55 min
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
BestOfTheLeft.com
#1269 Following the thread of the global Great Transition (Repost)
Air Date 5/3/2019 Today we take a look at several topics that, at first glance, may seem to be unrelated but that I think are all tied together with a thread that runs through all of them and points the way toward The Great Transition we are currently in the middle of. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Henry Giroux: Trump is the endpoint on cruelty and isolation in American politics - @thisishellradio - Air Date 4-15-17 Cultural critic Henry Giroux examines the slow, steady rise of cruelty in American culture - as the logic of neoliberalism strips our politics of anything besides self-regard, and the right capitalizes on the anger caused by its own policies Ch. 2: Johann Hari To Treat Depression, Provide Meaningful Work, Housing & a Basic Income, Not Just Drugs - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 02-02-18 An extended conversation with Johann Hari, author of a controversial new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions.” Ch. 3: Roots of Extremism with Deeyah Khan - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 3-11-19 Deeyah Khan is a British documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. She’s the creator of two extraordinary films airing on Netflix right now, White Right: Meeting the Enemy and Jihad: A Story of the Others. Ch. 4: The Cure To Loneliness - Sustainable Human - Air Date 2-3-18 Loneliness is almost baked into the cake as far as a modern society with the kind of social setup and infrastructure and economic system that we have today. Ch. 5: Gar Alperovitz: Building a Pluralist economy that supports human needs - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 7-26-17 Laura talks with author/activist Gar Alperovitz. From the gloom of today, he sees the principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth emerging. Ch. 6: Gar Alperovitz on the economic movement already underway - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-24-17 It’s time to build new economic institutions that are democratic but also–critically–give us a new power base as well in the communities around the country. Ch. 7: Utopias in history and the need to rekindle utopian thinking - History Extra - Air Date 3-16-17 Rutger Bregman discusses some of his ideas that recently caused a global sensation and the role of a historian in the modern world VOICEMAILS Ch. 8: Progressives have always had to drag liberals along - V from Central New York FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 9: Final comments on the need to spread the word about our failing institutions to bolster support for fundamental reform MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): * Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr * Astrisx - Bodytonic * Quaver - Codebreaker * Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle * One Little Triumph - Piano Mover * Donder - Darby * Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher * Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent * Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Alexa Devices | +more Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!
1 hr 24 min
By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
Radio Sputnik
World Mourns Maradona Death As China Says Extreme Poverty Eliminated
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, to discuss the recent exposé of mercenary security firm Tigerswan, the alarming tactics they used to infiltrate the Standing Rock anti-pipeline protests and sabotage the movement behind it, and the similarities between such tactics and the US government's COINTELPRO program. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ken Hammond, Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University, to discuss the announcement by the Chinese government that the country has officially eliminated extreme poverty in the nation of 1.4 billion inhabitants, why the Chinese War on Poverty is being portrayed as a 'war on the poor' by mainstream corporate media, and how anti-war activists can best push back against attempts to gin up a 'New Cold War on China.' In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Amanuel Biedemariam, author of the book, “Eritrea and the USA: From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, and How Donald Trump Changed History,” to discuss military escalations between the Tigray People's Liberation Front and the government of Ethiopia, the latest on the ultimatum given by the central government to abandon the capital of the Tigray region, and the role of the US government in the conflict. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, and author of the new book “The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering, and the Political Economy of Boxing,” to discuss the death of world soccer and anti-imperialist icon Diego Maradona, worrying new joblessness numbers, and Joe Biden's apparent lack of interest in nominating Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to his cabinet.
1 hr 55 min
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