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Law and Disorder

Law and Disorder Radio

Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent radio program airing on several stations across the United States. Law and Disorder gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government.

This program examines the political forces and legislation that are moving the United States into a police state. Four of the top progressive attorneys and activists host the program and bring an amazing, diverse line up of guests from grassroots activists to politically mindful authors. Most importantly, Law and Disorder brings access to attorneys who give insights to some of the most controversial cases. Law and Disorder will sometimes be the generator of news within the radio echo-chamber throughout the country.

Program website – http://www.lawanddisorder.org/

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Israel’s Continued Disproportionate Use Of Force Against Palestinian Civilians July 22, 2014 | 9:00 am

In a slow escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Army responded earlier this month by launching “Operation Protective Edge” as Israeli jets dropped hundreds of bombs on the impoverished coastal enclave of nearly 2 million Palestinians. At this time, more than 200 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1400 injured. According to the United Nations, 77 percent of those killed are civilians and yet the massacre sadly continues
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Israel’s Continued Disproportionate Use Of Force Against Palestinian Civilians July 22, 2014 | 9:00 am

Phil Weiss: In a nutshell I think Israel is trying to destroy the unification agreement between Hamas and Fatah. They don't want diplomacy they want to end that unification deal.
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Campaign Demanding Proper Health Care For Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) and U.S. Prosecution of 67-year-old Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh July 15, 2014 | 9:00 am

A campaign was recently launched demanding immediate health care for political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin, (H. Rap Brown). Homeland Security arrested Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian American activitist and teacher for failing to disclose a 1969 conviction in an Israeli military court.
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Federal Court Dismisses All Charges Against Dr. Sami al-Arian and Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Organized Labor July 8, 2014 | 9:00 am

US Department of Justice drops its criminal charges/prosecutions of Palestinian activist and professor Sami Al Arian. The Supreme Court decided Harris v. Quinn, ruling that some government employees don't have to pay fees for union representation.
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Center for Constitutional Rights Case Rasul v Bush and Israel Increases Rate of Palestinian Home Demolitions July 1, 2014 | 9:00 am

Center for Constitutional Rights filed two habeas petitions, Rasul v. Bush and Habib v. Bush that challenged indefinite detention. United Nations reports show 231 Palestinians had been displaced from their homes in early 2014, a much quicker pace than 2013.
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Julian Assange At The Ecuadorian Embassy For 2 Years and Vergara v. California June 24, 2014 | 9:00 am

Att Michael Ratner explains the legal reasons why Julian is still at the Ecuadorian embassy. A California court struck down a series of laws that grant tenure and other protections to public school teachers.
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center & Prisoners in Isolation to Join Class Action Lawsuit June 17, 2014 | 9:00 am

We talk about a few of EPIC’s most important cases being litigated that you may not have heard about. And, we speak with attorney Jules Lobel about challenging long term solitary confinement in California prisons. Recently, a federal judge in Oakland California ruled to agree to consider as part of that lawsuit if long term isolation violates a prisoners' Eighth Amendment rights.
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9/11 Memorial Museum Protests and The Free Flow of Information Act June 10, 2014 | 9:00 am

Muslims communities and other groups protested the film in the 911 Memorial Museum titled "The Rise of Al-Qaeda during the official opening. Current shield laws for journalists in the United States have broad exceptions for national security.
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Remembering Dr. Vincent Harding June 3, 2014 | 9:00 am

Historian, theologian and civil rights activist Dr. Vincent Harding died recently. Harding was a close adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wrote King s famous antiwar speech, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence."
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United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning and Net Neutrality – The Time Warner/Comcast Merger May 27, 2014 | 9:00 am

Private Chelsea Manning said her decision to release the documents such as the Iraq war logs and the Afghanistan war logs were done as an act of conscience.
We get an update from Matt Wood, policy director at Free Press on the merger and the new rules proposed by the FCC about net neutrality.
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Chicago Torture Update And Another Chicago Cover Up May 20, 2014 | 9:00 am

We follow up on the Chicago torture cases and the aftermath. Listeners may recall the sentencing of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge in 2011 which helped created a model within Chicago criminal courts in seeking justice for crimes of torture.
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“The Muslims Are Coming” and Ukraine’s Neo Nazis May 13, 2014 | 9:00 am

Arun Kundnani's book, The Muslims Are Coming, carefully looks at the ideologies and strategies of law enforcement used to create the domestic war on terror. We look at Ukraine's neo-Nazis and the legacy of World War II.
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Torturous Medical Care in Prisons, Lawsuits Against Prison Health Management, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter May 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

Medical care in private prisons is often sub contracted to for profit entity, There are many cases and stories of mistreatment and negligence and an homage to Rubin Carter.
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Armenian Genocide Survivor Stories: 99 Years Later April 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

April 24 marked the day in 1915 the Interior Minister of the Ottoman Empire, Talaat Pasha, ordered the arrest and hangings of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople.
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U.S. Agency Infiltrates Cuba With Fake Twitter Account and 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act April 22, 2014 | 9:00 am

U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded creation of "Cuban Twitter Network". The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin.
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The Dallas 6: Abuse In Solitary Confinement and Condoleezza Rice Gets Honorary Degree From Rutgers April 15, 2014 | 9:00 am

Inmates locked in solitary confinement in Pennsylvania were abused by prison guards and were brought up on riot charges when they protested. Students and faculty at Rutgers University have rejected having former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at commencement.
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ARNCA Urges US President and Congress To Stop Attacks on Kessab and Max Blumenthal At “Against Israeli Apartheid” April 8, 2014 | 9:00 am

March 31, 2014 civilians in the ancient Armenian settlement of Kessab were attacked by forces opposed to the Syrian government. Max Blumenthal, author of, Life and Loathing In Greater Israel, speaking at the event, Against Israeli Apartheid.
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Obama’s Ukrainian Power Grab and Boycott Isreal Divestment Sanction Awareness Gains Traction On University Campuses April 1, 2014 | 9:00 am

The unfolding of the US-EU-Russian conflict over the Ukraine and Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University were disciplined and banned.
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FBI Meeting With TransCanada On the Keystone XL Pipeline and CIA Caught Spying On Their Congressional Oversight Committee March 25, 2014 | 9:00 am

Is TransCanada using the FBI to get the pipeline approved, push opposition out of the way and potentially criminalize dissent? Senator Dianne Feinstein charges that the CIA search of Congressional computers violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
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Democrats Help Block Key Civil Rights Division Nominee and The Pathology of America’s Liberal Worldview March 18, 2014 | 9:00 am

A group of Senate Democrats broke ranks to block the nomination of Debo Adegbile as head of the Civil Rights Division. Ajamu Baracka gives an African American Perspective on the Pathology of America s Liberal Worldview
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Federal Court Dismisses NYPD Spying On Muslims Case and Net Neutrality – Time Warner/Comcast Merger March 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

A look into the failed lawsuit challenging the New York City Police Department's broad surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey and A merger of media cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable threatens net neutrality.
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Russell “Maroon” Shoatz Released Into General Population and U.N. Expresses Deepest Concern over Widespread Sexual Abuse by Clergy March 4, 2014 | 9:00 am

Maroon has spent 40 years in the U.S. prison system and 22 of those years were spent under intense lock down. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Survivor's Network of Those Abused By Priests in bringing accountability within the Catholic Church
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The Drug War: Policing and U.S. Militarism at Home and Abroad and Imagine: Living In A Socialist U.S.A February 25, 2014 | 9:00 am

We have the highest murder rate in the world and no war at home, except the war on drugs. Kazembe Balagun, who wrote We Be Reading Marx Where We From: Socialism and the Black Freedom Struggle.
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Trial Begins for Occupy Wall Street’s Cecily McMillan and The Fair Sentencing Of Youth Campaign February 18, 2014 | 9:00 am

Cecily McMillan faces 7 years in prison after being beaten by the New York Police that left her unconscious and The United States was the only country in the world to mete out life without parole to juveniles but, the Supreme Court has curbed the practice.
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Goliath: Life and Loathing In Greater Israel – With Author Max Blumenthal February 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

Award winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal shows the reader how the right wing government in Israel rose to power.
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Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA – Part II February 4, 2014 | 9:00 am

The anthology Imagine: Living In A Socialist U.S.A. assembled and edited by our own co-host Michael Smith, his wife Debby and Frances Goldin with Dr. Harriet Fraad.
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Lawyers You’ll Like: Attorney Bill Schapp January 28, 2014 | 9:00 am

Attorney William Schapp graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1964 and specialized in military law. He was a staff counsel of the Center for Constitutional Rights and an adjunct professor at John J. College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.
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Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA January 21, 2014 | 9:00 am

Imagine Living In A Socialist USA. Prominent thinkers, activists and artists have given their perspective of what the United States would look like through the lens of a socialist society.
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Mumia Abu-Jamal Heidi Bogosian and Professor Johanna Fernandez and Federal Court Allows For DHS Laptop Searches At Border January 14, 2014 | 9:00 am

An update with Mumia Abu-Jamal and A federal court dismissed a 2010 lawsuit against Homeland Security.
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They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars and The Black Misleadership Class Versus the Movement and its Legacy January 7, 2014 | 9:00 am

Author Ann Jones book titled They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars and Glen Ford speaking at the Black Agenda Report 7th anniversary gathering at Harlem's Riverside Church.
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Lawyers You’ll Like: Professor Holly Maguigan December 31, 2013 | 9:00 am

Professor Holly Maguigan, Professor of Clinical Law at the New York University School of Law, where she teaches Comparative Criminal Justice Clinic: Focus on Domestic Violence and Evidence.
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Over Policing of America: The Criminalization of Everyday Life December 24, 2013 | 9:00 am

Attorney Chase Madar outlines a familiar narrative, the militarization of police, stop and frisk, and the school to prison pipeline.
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NYPD Chief Bill Bratton – Broken Windows And Stop and Frisk, Quiet Plans and Secret Meetings: Trans-Pacific Partnership, Plus Reform Measures For MetaData Collection, the NSA and EPIC December 17, 2013 | 9:00 am

Bill. Bratton is the new commissioner of the New York Police Department, TPP masquerades as a trade deal but its really an economic integration agreement, and A wide at data mining and privacy
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Judge”s Ruling Allows Detroit Bankruptcy To Move Forward and Terrorist Watch Lists and No Fly Lists Cases December 10, 2013 | 9:00 am

A ruling by Judge Stevens W. Rhodes of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court allows the city of Detroit to move forward in the bankruptcy process and Attorney Shane Kadidal discusses the no-fly list and a recent case proceeding through the courts.
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The Cuban Five Case Update and Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya December 3, 2013 | 9:00 am

The Cuban Five Case Update: Attorney Martin Garbus and Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya: Lessons for Africa in the Forging of African Unity
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Who Killed Palestinian-American Leader Alex Odeh and Bill Ayes – Public Enemy: Confessions Of An American Dissident November 26, 2013 | 9:00 am

Will the FBI take a second look at the pipe bomb murder of prominent Palestinian-American leader Alex Odeh? Public Enemy: Confessions of An American Dissident chronicles Bill Ayers life after the Weather Underground.
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Lawyers You’ll Like: Attorney Brigitt Keller and A Panel Discussion: Militarizing, Domestic Spying, and the Boycott of Israel November 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

Attorney Brigitt Keller. the Executive Director of the National Police Accountability Project and Anna Calcutt on the conception and planning of the Cornell-Technion campus in NYC
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Pan African Solidarity Hague Committee Campaign to Delegitimize the International Criminal Court and Attorney Mel Wulf – A Lawyer You’ll Like November 5, 2013 | 9:00 am

Pan African Solidarity Hague Campaign to Delegitimize the International Criminal Court and Attorney Mel Wulf - A Lawyer You'll Llike
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50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination and Bill Schapp, A Lawyer You’ll Like October 29, 2013 | 9:00 am

Zack Sklar - 50 years after the Kennedy Assassination and Bill Schapp, a lawyer you'll like.
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers March On Wendy’s For Fair Food Campaign, Handschu Hearing on NYPD Muslim Surveillance And Two And A Half Party System Debt Ceiling Crisis October 22, 2013 | 9:00 am

Coalition of Immokalee workers confront Wendy's, NYPD Muslim spying program targets innocent Muslims and examining the recent debt ceiling crisis.
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The United States Military Abduction In Libya and Failure In Somalia, and The United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Israel Part 2 October 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

Attorney Michael Ratner asks did the US have the right to go into Libya and kidnap, kill whoever they want? Then Phyliss Bennis on the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Israel; the peace movement and the war machine.
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Obama’s United Nations Speech, EFF Fights Back Against NSA Spying and Left Forum 2013: Dr. Harriet Fraad October 8, 2013 | 9:00 am

Obama's United Nations Speech
President Barack Obama addressed the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly last week, near the end of September. His speech reflected some of the shift in global politics in the Middle East, especially in Syria and he also spoke about Iran.

EFF Fights Back Against NSA Spying
David Greene, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation brings us up to date about ongoing litigation, lawsuits and FOIA requests to continue the fight back against government and corporate spying.

Left Forum 2013: Dr. Harriet Fraad
We hear an excerpt of a presentation from Harriet Fraad is a hypnotherapist & psychotherapist in Manhattan. She writes regularly for Truthout, Tikkun and The Journal of Psychohistory.

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Economic Update: Professor Rick Wolff and Lawyers You’ll Like – Attorney Jan Susler October 1, 2013 | 9:00 am

Economic Update: Professor Rick Wolff
We welcome back returning guest Professor Rick Wolff to get an economic update and thecent news of Janet Yellen emerging as a frontrunner to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman.

Lawyers You'll Like - Attorney Jan Susler
Attorney Jan Susler joined the People's Law Office of Chicago in 1982. Before that she worked as a Clinical Law Professor at the legal clinic at Southern University's School of Law, Prison Legal Aid. The National Lawyers Guild was an amazing refuge. When I went to law school women were 10 percent of the class and really resented.

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Corrections Association Program Releasing Aged And Ill Prisoners and Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Circumvented For Non Violent Drug Offenders September 24, 2013 | 9:00 am

Corrections Association Program Releasing Aged Prisoners
This program is part of a larger effort to release aging prisoners in the United States and is designed to reduce the number of elderly and sick in prison, if they have a terminal health condition or a significant and permanent non-terminal health condition, disease or syndrome.

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Circumvented For Non Violent Drug Offenders
When Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department would begin reassess the harsh mandatory minimum sentences on non-violent drug offenders, our guest Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, asked why there was no mention of clemency or pardons for those imprisoned with disproportionately long sentences.

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Spying On Democracy, Part II and Syria: U.S. Humanitarian Intervention September 17, 2013 | 9:00 am

Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance Part II
This is part 2 of our interview with our own Heidi Boghosian who wrote the newly published book is titled Spying On Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance and it reveals in detail how the government acquires your information.

Syria: U.S. Humanitarian Intervention
What is the difference between an illegal war and humanitarian intervention? At the 2005 United Nations World Summit, government leaders agreed unanimously that "each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.".........This notion of humanitarian intervention and this responsibility to protect, is a particular type of creation that's been cooked up in the west that has provided some kind of moral justification to engage in unilateral action on behalf of the world community.

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United States Moves To Intervene In Syria Civil War and Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance September 10, 2013 | 9:00 am

United States Moves To Intervene In Syria Civil War
Professor Rashid Khalidi:This is another case where the United States seems to me at least edging sideways blindly without understanding or thinking, frankly into another regional civil war.

Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance
Our own Heidi Boghosian has written a powerful book on the history of spying, privacy and how public dissent without surveillance is needed in order for a democracy to thrive.

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There is Power in the Union, Focus on the Food Chain, and Imokalee Workers September 3, 2013 | 9:00 am

Songs of the American labor movement called for fair wages, dignity and voiced grievances. Classic labor songs such as “Which Side Are You On” or “There Is Power In A Union” affirmed the value of the worker to society and expressed hope in their lyrics. Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Joe Hill were leaders of the movement, and sang songs with a passion and love for their fellow workers.
Nearly 35 thousand workers are employed to run New York City’s massive food processing and distribution. The vast majority are immigrant workers from all over the world, Latin America, the Caribbean, China and Nepal. They depend on this work for their livelihood yet they’re often exploited through wage theft, reckless disregard of health and safety, plus egregious discrimination. We welcome back attorney Daniel Gross, executive director of Brandworkers, a non-profit organization protecting and advancing the rights of retail and food employees.

This year’s Labor Day, farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers travel across Florida calling on Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food Program. Who are the Coalition of Immokalee workers? They’re a Florida based community organization of mainly immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean including Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants who have been working low wage jobs throughout Florida.

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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years, Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years In Prison, Native Hawaiian Prisoner Transfer to Arizona Private Prison and More August 27, 2013 | 9:00 am

Army PFC Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years
Our own Michael Ratner reports back from Fort Meade, Maryland on the day Army PFC Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information to Wikileaks.

Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years In Prison
What Barrett Brown did was merely take a link from a chat room and copied that link then pasted it to a chat room for a wiki-based crowd source group called Project PM.

Native Hawaiian Prisoner Transfer to Arizona Private Prison
Hawaii is know for sending more prisoners across state lines than any other state. According to the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, a disproportionate number of those prisoners are Native Hawaiian inmates.

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Lynne Stewart: Compassionate Release Decision, One Nation Under Surveillance Campaign and Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims August 20, 2013 | 9:00 am

Lynne Stewart: Compassionate Release Decision
Last week Federal District Court Judge Koetl in New York stated he couldn't consider Lynne Stewart's request for compassionate release because by law the request needs to come from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, healso pointed out that the Bureau of Prisons didn't properly consider Lynne's medical evidence. Guest - Attorney Jill Shellow-Levine

One Nation Under Surveillance Campaign: Partnership For Civil Justice Fund
In the wake of leaks about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, many ask what legal steps to stem the pervasive breach of civil liberties. We'll talk with attorney Carl Messineo from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund about their campaign One Nation Under Surveillance.

Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims, 52 Years On
The long term damage left by Agent Orange upon millions of Vietnamese, and the many thousands of U.S. soldiers has yet to be properly accounted for or compensated for. Agent Orange's long term damage set upon the ecosystems of Vietnam include long term poisoning of soil and ground water. Chemical companies such as Monsanto and Dow have profited, meanwhile, second and third generation of Vietnamese civilians are seriously effected by Agent Orange exposure. Guest - Attorney Marjorie Cohn

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Israel-Palestine Peace Talks, Monsanto Political Prisoner Marie Mason, & Left Forum 2013: Dr. Harriet Fraad August 13, 2013 | 9:00 am

Israel-Palestine Peace Talks
Could the timing of the recent Israel-Palestine peace talks be related to the crisis erupting across the Middle East region? The escalating war in Syria and the massive coup in Egypt have reflected US strategic failures. Guest - Phyllis Bennis, directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS and is a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.

Green Scare Crackdown and Monsanto Political Prisoner Marie Mason
Long time activist in environmental and labor movements Marie Mason continues to serve out a harsh 22 year prison sentence, is considered an eco-terrorist and is serving the longest sentence of any convicted animal rights or environmental militant. Guest - Peter Alexander Werbe, American radio talk show host and a progressive political activist.

Left Forum 2013: Dr. Harriet Fraad
We hear an excerpt of a presentation from Harriet Fraad is a hypnotherapist & psychotherapist in Manhattan. She writes regularly for Truthout, Tikkun and The Journal of Psychohistory. This panel explores what Socialism could look like in the United States.

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Bradley Manning Verdict, Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike and Michael Zweig On The Working Class August 6, 2013 | 9:00 am

Michael Ratner: Bradley Manning Verdict Update
He's a hero, he's a whistle-blower, he publicly exposed the truths about the nature of this country particularly its human rights violations, its criminality and its corruption.

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike
Last month, prisoners at Pelican Bay Prison went on another hunger strike to protest solitary confinement and security unit conditions. What does solitary confinement mean at Pelican Bay Prison?

Who Will Bell The Cat? . . . Working People.
2013 Left Forum Presentation by Michael Zweig, Professor of Economics at Stony Brook University and director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life.

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Update on Lynne Stewart, Plight of Black Workers in Detroit and Remembering Journalist and Author, Henri Alleg July 30, 2013 | 9:00 am

Lynne Stewart: Continued Support For Compassionate Release From Prison
political prisoner, attorney and activist attorney Lynne Stewart was denied compassionate release on the grounds that her health is improving. Not only is that untrue, it's cynical.

Michael Hamlin: Black Workers In Detroit
There are only 10 thousand city employees left in Detroit who've had their pay cut by 10 percent, and now their medical care. Nine billion dollars in worker benefits are in the cross hairs of this plan that would impoverish 20 thousand retirees on fixed incomes.

Remembering Journalist and Author, Henri Alleg
In November of 2007, we interviewed French-Algerian journalist Henri Alleg. Henri passed away last week at 91. We talked with him about his book, The Question, a moving account of his arrest and torture at the hands of French paratroopers during the Algerian War of Independence. Professor Marnia Lazreg tells about her meeting Henri and his influence on her work.

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NLG and Protesters Force The Oakland Police To Follow The Rules and Alfred McCoy Explains The Making of The Surveillance State July 23, 2013 | 9:00 am

NLG Obtains $1.17M, OPD Reforms for Occupy Oakland Protesters and Journalists
The Oakland Police Department is now legally obligated to follow a crowd control policy. This policy which already existed but lacked enforcement outlines limits on police department officer's use of force and the ability to make mass arrests in protest situations.

Surveillance Blowback: The Making of the U.S. Surveillance State, 1898-2020
What is the history and context of surveillance in the United States? Scott Horton explains how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court devolved into a panel of judges making decisions in secret that influence federal law.

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White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution July 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

Two years since the Arab-Spring demonstrations erupted in Bahrain, human rights abuses continue to this day. In 2011, an independent report exposes these abuses that compelled the Kingdom of Bahrain to hire former NYPD police chief John Timoney to white was acts of political repression. Who is John Timoney and why was he outsourced to Bahrain? We ask legal worker and journalist Kris Hermes who recently penned the article John Timoney and Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution.
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US State Department’s Office of Guantanamo Closure and Workers Fight Against Detroit Plans to Cut 9 Billion In Retiree Pensions and Healthcare July 2, 2013 | 9:00 am

US State Department's Office of Guantanamo Closure
The US State Department's Office of Guantanamo Closure was shut down in January and is now in the process of reopening. Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei has recently returned from the military-run prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and joins us to discuss the conditions there, including the hunger strike.

Workers Fight Against Detroit Plans to Cut 9 Billion In Retiree Pensions and Healthcare
The emergency manager of Detroit Kevyn Orr recently announced a plan that would wipe out the pensions and health benefits of all current and retired city workers. Guest - Dianne Feeley, a retired auto worker who currently serves as an editor of Against the Current, a socialist magazine.

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A Vigil for Lynne Stewart, Whistleblowers Update and Lakota Indians File UN Genocide Charges Against US June 25, 2013 | 9:00 am

Historic Vigil And Compassionate Release For Lynne Stewart
It's been seven weeks since Warden Jody Upton of FMC Carswell approved Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart. This decision was based on the medical findings of Stage 4 cancer that spread Lynne's scapula, lymph nodes and lungs. We're joined today by former Attorney General of the United States Ramsey Clark who is helping to get Lynne Stewart released from prison.

Whistleblower Cases Update with Attorney Michael Ratner:
June 19th Anniversaries: Execution of the Rosenbergs. Julian Assange 1 year at the Ecuadorian embassy and Snowden, we don't know where he is, or just how massive his revelations are.

Lakota Indians To File UN Genocide Charges Against US, South Dakota with Attorney Daniel Sheehan
Their children are seized and put into foster homes of white families, more than 700 Lakota children are taken annually by a private corporation called the South Dakota Children's Home Services. In April, a grassroots movement led by Lakota grandmothers touring the country built support for a formal UN complaint of genocide against the United States government and constituent states.

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America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy with William Blum and Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield – A New Documentary June 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

The United States war machine has been on auto pilot for the past 65 years says our guest William Blum he’s author of the recently published America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy and Everything Else. This provocative book exposes the true motives of America’s foreign policy and outlines steps to take action.

The new documentary “Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield” is an unique look into the covert wars brought by the United States. The film follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill into Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen and analyzes expanded US drone warfare and the foreign policy that has allowed this destruction to take place.

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Welcome to Mayor Bloomberg’s Gilded City of New York: Low Wage Workers Unite and Celebrate the Children of Resistance – 60th Anniversary of Rosenberg Execution June 11, 2013 | 9:00 am

Carry it Forward: Celebrate the Children of Resistance - 60th Anniversary of Rosenberg Execution.
Today we speak to Robert Rosenberg, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. He's an author, activist, attorney and public speaker.

Welcome to the Gilded City of New York: Low Wage Workers Unite
Last month an article titled Welcome to the Gilded City by The Nation, was a detailed overview of Mayor Bloomberg's legacy. New York City's income inequality has grown rapidly in the last 3 decades, outpacing New York state and the nation. Our guest Lizzy Ratner, is co-editor of this Nation article.

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Micheal Ratner on Jeremy Hammond, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, Darius Charney on Stop and Frisk Lawsuit and Ray McGovern Doubts About Obama’s Resolve To Do Right June 4, 2013 | 9:00 am

Jeremy Hammond, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange
Michael Ratner discusses attending Jeremy Hammond guilty plea in open court last month, Bradley Manning's trial that starts June 3, 2013 at Fort Meade and how a Fox News reporter feels the same chilling effect of free speech by having his investigative work under suspicion as co-conspirator or aiding and abetting.

Stop and Frisk Lawsuit Closing Arguments
This is a class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD's unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policy. The case charges the NYPD with a policy and practice of unreasonable, suspicion-less and racially discriminatory stops in violation of the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures and the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause barring racial discrimination.

Doubting Obama's Resolve To Do Right

We continue our discussion on killing people using drone warfare with returning guest Ray McGovern. Why would he be afraid to take the drones away from the CIA? Well, I've come to the conclusion that he's afraid of what happened to Martin Luther King Jr.

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks and Palestinian Prisoners Legal Support – Palestinian NGO Addamer May 28, 2013 | 9:00 am

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
Our own Michael Ratner delivers a critical review of the film documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks" by director Alex Gibney. The annotated transcript, reveals errors, rank speculation and a focus on personality that detracts from the important revelations by Manning and published by WikiLeaks.

Palestinian Prisoners Legal Support: Addameer
On the 17th of April, hundreds of Palestinians filled the streets in the West Bank in protest to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day. Right now there nearly 5000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails, 14 of them are women. Guest - Sahar Francis, human rights lawyer and director of the Palestinian NGO Addamer.

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Former Guatemalan Dictator Found Guilty of Genocide and NYC Firefighters Discrimination Case May 21, 2013 | 9:00 am

Last week, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that, in light of the City's "distressing pattern of limited FDNY minority hiring," broad relief ordered by the district judge to end discrimination in the FDNY was "entirely warranted."

As part of our Lawyers You'll Like series we're joined by attorney Anne O'Berry, she's the Vice President of the Southern Region of the National Lawyers Guild.

After weeks of powerful testimony the trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efran Ross Montt and his intelligence chief Jos Rodriguez Sanchez ended with a guilty conviction on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, the first time a former head of state had been found guilty of genocide in his or her own country.

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MOVE Bombing: 28th Anniversary, Assata Shakur Placed On FBI Terror List, and The Coalition of Immokalee Workers – Fair Food Program: Wendy’s May 14, 2013 | 9:00 am

This week marks the 28th anniversary of an armed police mission in Philadelphia that ended in a helicopter bombing of the headquarters of the group known as MOVE, killing six adults and five children, destroying 65 homes and leaving more than 200 people homeless.

Last week, the FBI placed Assata Shakur on its Most Wanted Terrorists list, while the state of New Jersey raised the bounty on her head to 2 million dollars. Assata also known as JoAnne Deborah Byron is an African American activist was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army.

Last year Trader Joe's and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers signed an agreement that formalized the ways in which Trader Joe's support the CIW's Fair Food Program, a hard won victory.. Since then efforts have turned to companies such as Publix supermarkets in Florida and the Wendy's fast food chain.

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IRS Allows Private Prison Corporation Tax Exemption Status and Bush Library Direct Action: We Will Not Be Silent May 7, 2013 | 9:00 am

Billboard companies, casinos and private prisons are among many American corporations declaring the status of special trusts in order to avoid paying federal taxes. The Corrections Corporation of America has quietly received permission from the Internal Revenue Service to switch it's status saving millions on taxes.

Late last month in Dallas, Texas, four living presidents and countless dignitaries attended the opening of the Bush Library. We Will Not Be Silent marchers carried the names of many who lost their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bagram, Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons. They also carried names of civilians, US military and detainees tortured to death because of war crimes committed by the Bush Administration.

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Visiting Lynne Stewart, Maroon the Implacable Redux and How The British War On Terror Targets Women and Children April 23, 2013 | 9:00 am

Long time literary agent Francis Golden has for years visited inmates on death row. She’s recently returned from visiting Lynne Stewart in the Carswell Medical Facility in Texas.

We welcome back Teresa Shoatz, daughter of political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz who has spent 39 years in the US prison system. Russell Shoatz has been held under intense lock down for the past 21 years. He was locked up in 1972 for his activity as a member of the Black Liberation Army.

In the book Shadow Lives: How the War on Terror in England Became a War on Women and Children, author Victoria Brittain brings the reader close to these individuals who’s lives were capsized by war.

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Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz, Living in Solitary April 16, 2013 | 9:00 am

Law and Disorder welcomes back Bret Grote, a member of Russell Maroon Shoatz's legal team. Political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz who has spent 39 years in the US prison system. As many listeners may know, Russell Shoatz has been held under intense lock down spending no more than one hour a day outside of his cell for the past 21 of those years. He was locked up in 1972 for his activity as a member of the Black Liberation Army. Bret gives us an update in recent developments of the case.

Attorney Andrea Costello tells how after a multi-year grassroots campaign and an equally long lawsuit, the morning after pill will finally be available to females of all ages on the pharmacy shelf, without a prescription or point of sale or age restriction. This is thanks to a recent federal court reversal of decisions from the FDA and DHHS, under both the Bush and Obama Administrations. The US now joins at least 63 other countries including the UK, Denmark, France and Ghana in making the morning after pill available without a prescription.

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How the US Undermined Peace In The Mideast And Suing The US Military For Spying On Peace Activist April 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

Attorney Omar Farah speaks with Michael Ratner about a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay Prison with more than half of prisoners from Camp 5 and 6 participating. This update and two more interviews.

Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East by author and historian Rashid Khalidi. The book focuses on 3 periods of opportunity for the United States to broker peace, one in the late seventies, the early nineties and 2010.

Attorney Larry Hildes, an NLG member made a Freedom of Information act request he got hundreds and hundreds of pages of what are called "force protection memos" and "threat assessments" from Ft. Lewis about Port Militarization Resistance, a group that he was involved with that did protest against the use of public ports for shipment of Striker Brigade equipment to the occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. and one of the attorneys He subsequently became involved in bringing the case Panagacos v Towery.

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Fundamental Changes in Cuba? and The Supreme Court on Gay Marriage! April 2, 2013 | 9:00 am

Co-host Michael Smith and attorney Dennis James recently returned from Cuba on a trip led by the Center for Cuban Studies. The trip was undertaken to appreciate the fundamental changes now going on in Cuban law with respect to travel, home, car and business ownership.

Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two historic cases that could establish the constitutional right for gay marriage. The first case, Hollingsworth v. Perry is a challenge to California's voter-approved ban of same-sex unions in 2008. The second case the Supreme Court heard was a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. This act bars married gay couples from receiving federal marriage benefits such as Social Security and family medical leave. Professor Katherine Franke of Columbia law School tells about the oral arguments.

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New York City Stop and Frisk Trial Begins March 26, 2013 | 9:00 am

Law and Disorder has been covering the stop and frisk case known as Floyd v City of New York and the New York Police Department. This is a federal class action lawsuit challenging New York City Police Departments’ practice of stopping and frisking hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each year.

Fourteen years ago, the Cuban Five were convicted on conspiracy to commit espionage at some time in the future. Recently, prominent First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus joined the case of the Cuban Five. He’s help expose how US government paid journalists in Miami who received hundreds and thousands of dollars of payments from the office of Cuba broadcasting.

The Obama Administration has recently stepped up US military deployment within the French led military offensive to force out Islamist rebels in Mali, Africa. The U.S. Reaper drones are helping to provide targeting information for French aerial attacks. Those countries publicly supporting France include Canada, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. Meanwhile, human rights groups call for independent investigations into civilian deaths in Mali.

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The Search for Colonel James Steele: US Special Forces Veterans Links General Petraeus With Torture In Iraq March 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

Source: Photo News Gamma Liaison
A 15-month investigation and documentary film by the Guardian and BBC Arabic has revealed how US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centers in Iraq. Steele and another special forces veteran retired Colonel James Coffman reported directly to General David Petraeus. Petraeus as listeners may know was tasked with organizing Iraqi security services.
Guest - Patrick Farelly, a TV, radio and print journalist who has worked in the US and Ireland.
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Sequester As A Form Of Austerity In The United States March 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

We welcome Economics Professor and radio host Rick Wolff back on the show to discuss the current billion dollar cuts known as the sequester. The sequester is a massive reduction in US military and domestic spending of up to 85 billion dollars. This is a massive austerity policy that will send ripple effects throughout the US economy. Meanwhile, our guest Professor Rick Wolff points to corporations continuing to use cheap labor that is substituted for “costly” workers in the US and Europe. Professor Rick Wolff has exposed the flawed system of modern capitalism for many years, he joins us today to discuss the new austerity, called sequester as the inequalities of wealth continue to widen.
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Zero Tolerance Policy: School to Prison Pipeline? March 5, 2013 | 9:00 am

As many listeners may know, zero-tolerance school policies will punish any infraction of a rule regardless of whether it was an accident, a violation out of ignorance or extenuating circumstances. Schools normally forbid cell phones, profanity etc, but with a zero tolerance policy, breaking these rules often result in an inordinately harsh punishment such as suspension or expulsion. These policies are promoted to prevent violence and drug abuse in schools but for years critics have pointed out the subjective nature of these decisions on certain students with disciplinary problems. Some difficult students could become targets of the zero tolerance policy, become less educated by multiple suspensions and expulsion which often lead them into the criminal justice system.
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Priests of Our Democracy, The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge February 26, 2013 | 9:00 am

Priests of Our Democracy, The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge is the title of the recently published book by attorney Marjorie Heins. The book examines a very dark period in academic freedom within New York City’s municipal colleges. In the early 1940s, faculty, students and staff were the target of massive investigations into their political beliefs and associations. They hauled before tribunals of the New York State legislature, dozens were stripped of their careers.
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Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking February 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

In the past 2 years, we’ve discussed in many interviews and updates, the attacks on whistle-blowers and hackers. The emerging movement of programmers, hackers, open source software, online communities has challenged and exposed corporate and government control and surveillance, making them targets of prosecution. As many may know, our own Michael Ratner has represented whistle-blower Julian Assange, computer activist Jeremy Hammond, and has been a legal adviser to many others including the late Aaron Swartz. Today we talk with author Gabriella Coleman about her recently published book Encoding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking. It’s a good place to start for those learning about the political significance of free software, intellectual property and the morality of computer hacking.
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Senate Votes To Extends Warrantless Wiretaps For Five More Years: No Oversight, No Transparency February 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

Days before 2012 drew to a close, the U.S. Senate voted 73-23 to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five more years. This is the unconstitutional spying bill that violates the Fourth Amendment and gives vast unmonitored authority to the National Security Agency to conduct dragnet surveillance of American’s’ international emails and phone calls.
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The Central Park Five February 5, 2013 | 9:00 am

On April 19, 1989 a group of five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and convicted for the brutal rape of a white female jogger in Central Park, New York City. It was one of the highest profile criminal cases in the city. A New York court overturned the convictions of the five teenagers after a serial rapist confessed to the crimes. By this time of this confession, the five defendants had already served sentences of 7and 13 years. Now, the city of New York is refusing to settle a $250 million decade-long federal civil rights suit brought by the defendants. Attorney Roger Wareham talks more about the case and the Ken Burns documentary on the Central Park Five that could provide footage for the federal civil lawsuit.
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Mass Incarceration Epidemic January 29, 2013 | 9:00 am

On January 19, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee 1199 SEIU activists presented the 17th Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of our Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War. It was called Transforming Solidarity: Working Together to End Political Imprisonment and Mass Imprisonment and was held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center in NYC.
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Remembering the Life and Influence of Aaron Swartz January 22, 2013 | 9:00 am

Last week, computer activist and programmer Aaron Swartz allegedly took his own life. Swartz as many listeners may know helped develop RSS, essentially revolutionizing how people use the internet and was the key architect of Creative Commons. He believed information should be free and used his tech-saviness to promote his views. Many blame his unnecessary death on the stress of being the target of federal prosecutors who went after him for covertly downloading millions of public domain academic journals on the MIT campus using a non-profit university research portal. It’s unclear if Swartz broke any laws, MIT provided free access to anybody on campus including visitors without campus affiliation. Swartz has had run ins with the law before in connection with hacktivist activity and would’ve faced a 35 year sentence.
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Obama to Nominate John Brennan, ‘Kill List’ Architect, as New CIA Chief January 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

We welcome back retired CIA officer, Ray McGovern, now a political activist. McGovern was a federal employee under seven U.S. presidents in the past 27 years. Ray McGovern’s article on Consortium News: The Grilling That Brennan Deserves.
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FBI Considers The Occupy Movement A Terrorist Threat: The State of Civil Rights and Public Policy & Challenging The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 January 8, 2013 | 9:00 am

A few weeks ago the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released secret documents obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests revealing that the Occupy movement was treated as a terrorist threat by the FBI. This is despite agency acknowledgement that the organizers called for peaceful protests.
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Turning Points in the History of Imperialism January 1, 2013 | 9:00 am

Today we’re joined by internationally renowned writer and activist Tariq Ali. Tariq is visiting from London where he is editor of the New Left Review.

A writer and filmmaker, Tariq has written more than 2 dozen books on world history and politics, including The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power, The Obama Syndrome and On History. We talk specifically about several turning points in global history, the Occupy movement and US elections. .

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Marijuana Laws: State Votes v. Federal Government December 18, 2012 | 9:00 am

Washington State and Colorado are the first political jurisdictions to legally approved marijuana to be regulated like alcohol. However, federal laws explicitly criminalize marijuana transactions and the federal government can continue to enforce those laws by blocking the progress of state initiatives. For example, it’s likely that the federal authorities will step in when large transactions and large scale production begin in Washington or Colorado. Meanwhile, the Colorado provision allows personal possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and the growing up to six plants at home.
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Facing The U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong December 11, 2012 | 9:00 am

As many listeners may know the United States has incarcerated more people than any other country in the world, and also within the history of humanity. The newly published book titled Facing The U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong by Shawn Griffith gives the reader a rare perspective from an ex convict who served a 20 year sentence in some of the harshest conditions. These include being confined to a small cement cell in the late Florida summer without sheets, laying in pools of sweat on a plastic covered mattress. Vindictive prison guards and case workers in the criminal justice system had made life nearly unbearable for Shawn Griffith. His book hopes to inspire movement building among the families of prisoners to develop a non-profit corporation called the Prisoner Family Union.
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Who Bombed Judi Bari December 4, 2012 | 9:00 am

Who Bombed Judi Bari? is a recently released documentary film about the car bombing of labor and environmental organizer Judi Bari. Judi Bari was a natural leader that rallied thousands of activists to camp out and protest the clearcutting of red wood forests during the timber wars in 1990′s. Though Judi was crippled and in chronic pain from the car bomb, she went on to sue the authorities for civil rights violations winning a settlement but eventually died from cancer seven years after the bombing.
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JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by Jim Douglass November 27, 2012 | 9:00 am

JFK, The Unspeakable, is the first book of 3 on the assassinations of the 1960s. Orbis Books has commissioned author James W. Douglass to write about the murders of JFK, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, and his the third will be on the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. The heart of JFK the Unthinkable, is not how Kennedy was killed or how Kennedy became a threat to the systemic war machine, but why DID Kennedy die? Author James Douglass says Kennedy knew that he would die and had the guts to stand up to the system and take the hit. This narrative was lost for decades, obscured by disinformation about Kennedy’s character and the conspiracy of his assassination. One review summarizes Douglass’s book in this way : JFK’s belated effort to turn America from an armed culture of victory to a member of an international peaceful world was shot down in Texas for a reason.
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National Lawyers Guild at 75 November 20, 2012 | 9:00 am

Hundreds of National Lawyers Guild members and allies gathered to celebrate the organization's 75th anniversary at the Law for the People convention in Pasadena, California. We hear excerpts from speeches from the National Lawyers Guild Convention by Attorney Jim Lafferty The 2012 Law for the People Award was given to Jim Lafferty.
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The Moral Challenge of ‘Kill Lists’ by Ray McGovern November 13, 2012 | 9:00 am

Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Attorney Diana Butto

The final session of the Tribunal focused on the responsibility of the United States of America and the United Nations regarding the Israeli breaches of international law towards Palestine and Palestinians. There is now a situation in which Israel has achieved a status of immunity and impunity, facilitated by the US, despite its complete disregard for the norms and standards of international law. We hear an excerpt of a speech by Human Rights Attorney Diana Butto at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

Guest – Raymond L. McGovern, retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a Federal employee under seven U.S. presidents in the past 27 years. Ray’s opinion pieces have appeared in many leading newspapers here and abroad. His website writings are posted first on consortiumnews.com, and are usually carried on other websites as well

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Crisis in Syria Update, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and Locking Away Children for Life without Parole November 6, 2012 | 9:00 am

The Black Agenda Report's Glenn Ford on Syria
Phyllis Bennis on The Russell Tribunal on Palestine
ACLU's Deborah LaBelle on Locking Away Children for Life without Parole
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Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation & When Boston Police Spy on Free Speech, Democracy Suffers October 30, 2012 | 9:00 am

It’s an undisputed fact: both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations actively engaged in various methods of torture, and have done so with impunity. Despite initial public outrage at graphic images from the bowels of Abu Graib and Guantanamo prisons, government-sponsored torture has, on one level, come to be accepted as integral in the several perpetual wars waged by the United States. References to torture are now commonplace, sprinkled throughout the mainstream media and in popular culture references. Even discussion of different forms of torture has, in ways, become abstract.

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The Massachusetts National Lawyers Guild, along with the ACLU, recently issued a report detailing how the Boston Police Department has worked with its local fusion center to spy on lawful activities. The Center was established in the wake of 9/11 to more effectively share “terrorism-related” information among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as with private entities.

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Russell Tribunal on Palestine October 23, 2012 | 9:00 am

Update on the Ruseell Tribunal on Palestine
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Anti-Drone Action: Code Pink Delegation to Pakistan + 11 Years of War In Afghanistan October 16, 2012 | 9:00 am

Medea Benjamin on the anti-drone delegation to Pakistan and Phyllis Bennes on the 11th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War
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Universal Jurisdiction: Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell / Bush 6 Case In Spain October 9, 2012 | 9:00 am

This week the US Supreme Court will decide if corporations could be held liable in U.S. courts for violations of international human rights law in the land mark case Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. The case was brought by families of seven Nigerians who were executed by a former military government for protesting Shell’s exploration and development and is pushing to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. The Supreme Court will also consider how the Alien Tort Statute Claim can be used the Kiobel case. A one sentence law that goes back to 1789 when the first judiciary act was brought in the United States. We’ve discussed this statute with several past guests including attorneys Peter Weiss and Rhonda Copeland who were instrumental in beginning the first cases in which human rights violations, taking place in other countries could actually be litigated in the United States.

We also discuss the recent amicus filing by a group of international human rights organizations and experts before the Spanish Supreme Court. The brief asks the Spanish Supreme Court to overturn a decision not to pursue a criminal case against six former officials from the Bush administration for their role in directing and implementing a systematic torture program. Past shows with Katherine Gallagher

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Father-Daughter Dance Controversy & The Democrats: A Critical History October 2, 2012 | 9:00 am

In Rhode Island, the Cranston School Department recently announced that it is banning traditional "father-daughter" and "mother-son" activities. citing a violation of federal law.

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We hear from with author Lance Selfa, who wrote the book The Democrats: A Critical History. It offers a realistic assessment of the Democratic Party and examines the nature of the party beyond the campaign rhetoric and media hype.

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The Russell Tribunal on Palestine & The Chicago Teachers’ Strike September 25, 2012 | 9:00 am

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine is holding its fourth and last session in New York City, October 6 through the 7th. This public session focuses on the denial of the Palestinian right to self determination and the role of the US and the United Nations. This tribunal will draw attention to the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories and how Israel continues to act with impunity under international law. There will be many speakers at this event including Ilan Pappe, Noam Chomsky, and Cynthia McKinney. We talk today with Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and poet Alice Walker and Dennis Banks, a Native American leader, activist and author. Both of whom will be speaking at the tribunal.

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The Chicago teachers, with deep community support, have won a good victory last week in their ten day strike. their victory, while not complete, defends one of the great gains of the American people, public education, against the neo-liberal goal of supplanting it with private for profit non union charter schools. The teachers strike was about more than wages and hours. They fought against the dismantling of public schools in favor of for profit charter schools, a project that both the democrats from Obama down to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emannuel, champion.

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Department of Defense Declassifies Report on Alleged Drugging of Detainees + Adnan Latif – the Face of Indefinite Detention – Dies at Guantánamo September 18, 2012 | 9:00 am

Hosts discuss a recently declassified report on alleged drugging of Guantanamo detainees with Attorney Shane Kadidal.

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A prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base since 2002 died last week. Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif was a 32 year old from Yemen who was allegedly suicidal and mentally ill. Latif won a U.S. court order for his release but it was overturned on appeal. In 2009, President Obama imposed a moratorium on Guantanamo prisoners from Yemen after a Yemeni trained Nigerian was found with a bomb in his underwear on a Detroit bound plane in 2009. Latif is the ninth prisoner to die at Guantanamo Bay prison.

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Attorney Heidi Boghosian Speech: National Special Security Events – RNC / DNC September 11, 2012 | 9:00 am

We hear a presentation by our own Heidi Boghosian. Heidi spoke at an event sponsored by station affiliate WSLR FM 96.5 - Sarasota, Florida. As the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, Heidi had coordinated and organized legal observers during the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. While in Florida, Heidi delivered a talk about the eroding civil rights of protesters during National Special Security events, pre-event surveillance and tactical strategies deployed by police.

Heidi Boghosian is the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive bar association established in 1937. She has published articles on policing, protest and the First Amendment including Punishing Protest and The Assault on Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Dissent (North River Press, 2004). Her book reviews have been published in The Federal Lawyer magazine and the New York Law Journal.

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A Challenge to a Brutal Anti-Latino Law & Mondoweiss: Israel Trip and the Future of Palestine August 21, 2012 | 9:00 am

Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently went on trial in Arizona for discriminating against Latinos and for usurping federal authority with roundups of undocumented immigrants. In a related action, a coalition of groups is asking a federal court to block enforcement of Section 2(B) of SB 1070, the Arizona law that compels all law enforcement agencies in that state to enforce the Arpaio model.
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The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. History. August 14, 2012 | 9:00 am

We continue to look into the the Bradley Manning story, the biggest whistle-blower case in US history. Attorney Chase Madar joins us in the studio, he’s the author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. History. The book moves through Manning’s childhood and up to what led him to allegedly upload volumes of classified secret information to Wikileaks. Madar highlights the value of publicly exposing the endless criminal and immoral actions while government secrecy spins out of control, classifying 77 million documents a year. He also asks what can be done to protect Bradley Manning as a whistle-blower. Since his arrest 2 years ago, Manning’s formal court martial proceedings are not scheduled to begin until February 2013, and as many listeners know the most lethal charge is aiding the enemy.
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John Gerassi: Unrepentent Radical Educator August 7, 2012 | 9:00 am

Professor John (Tito) Gerassi, once an editor at Time magazine, then at Newsweek. He obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a long time civil rights and anti-war militant and author / editor of ten books plus scores of articles and pamphlets published on both sides of the Atlantic. He was Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York. Professor Gerassi discussed his book, Unrepentant Radical Educator: The writings of John Gerassi, edited and with interviews by Tony Monchinski (Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education)
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Two Heavyweights: Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff July 31, 2012 | 9:00 am

Chris Hedges - Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
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Richard Wolff - Occupy the Economy Part 2
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Over Boycott of Israeli Goods & Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism PART 1 July 24, 2012 | 9:00 am

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Over Boycott of Israeli Goods and Also, Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism PART 1
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Campaign To Release Russell Shoatz From Solitary Confinement Into General Population & Glenn Greenwald: Challenging the Surveillance State, Breeding Conformists July 17, 2012 | 9:00 am

Campaign To Release Russell Shoatz From Solitary Confinement Into General Population & Glenn Greenwald: Challenging the Surveillance State, Breeding Conformists
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RFID: Microchips and US Soldiers / Search Engine Privacy July 3, 2012 | 9:00 am

On Law and Disorder for July 3, KKFI listeners get an update on the extent to which RFID technology is intruding in our daily lives.
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The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals April 30, 2013 | 9:00 am

Has the Department of Justice been taken over by a conservative organization little known to the average citizen? In the recently published book titled The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals authored by attorney Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin track the movements of a small group of conservative law students and their influence.

Later in the show a presentation by internationally acclaimed Pakistani writer and film maker Tariq Ali during a New York City book launch of his new book The Stalinist Legacy: Its Impact on Twentieth Century World Politics.

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