The regulars talked with comedian Lee Camp for a bit, then, the conversation turned to our continued involvement in the war on Iraq, as well as other nations; as always, at the studio’s of Unregular Radio, in downtown boston.
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Banned in Boston talks Drones, Filibuster, BPD cops and cocaine charges, Aaron Swartz, as well as the surveillance state and more.Thursday, March 7th, 2013
This week Rene’ Perez and John Dwyer made it to the studio along with Jen Elias to talk with a few people including Matthew Krowitz and Jay Kelly of Boston on the phone talking about drones, Aaron Swartz/Carmen Ortiz, the Rand Paul filibuster, as well as 6 BPD cops who were fired for testing positive for and cocaine have been reinstated, and more in the link below. banned in Boston talks Drones, Filibuster, boston cops reinstated after admitted cocaine use.
We had David House of the Bradley Manning Support Network at the Unregualr radio studios last night to talk about Bradley Manning and the 35 Page statement of guilt was issued By B.Manning on 11 out of some the 20 military charges of leaking intelligence cables to the the “information clearinghouse” Wikileaks. Listen to the audio at the link below.
Remember Martin Luther King Jr. today, but remember the thousands of nameless faceless people who were part of the civil rights movements, who organized and trained others.
The big lie we’re told in school is that Rosa Parks just stayed in the front seat of that bus because her feet were tired. She actually was doing it intentionally as a tactic. The organized bus boycotts to follow then brought about huge changes.
The big lie is that MLK died and then the government just felt bad and gave people of color civil rights. Those rights were fought for by people on the streets with a diversity of tactics.
And the biggest lie is that everyone is now equal because of MLK and people who feel otherwise are just ungrateful and will never be pleased.
The people who killed MLK hoped that the world would mourn a leader and then go back to living quietly, because now the civil rights fight is “over”. Don’t let them have their way.
- Lauren Chalas
Too late. I am sorry. The death of a person like you is a loss for the entire international community, and it is a personal failing of EVERY-ONE OF US. My personal culpability comes from not learning of the nuances of your struggle during your existence; when the track record shows that you made it clear from such a young age how we should prioritize the flow of information. More, I am sorry for not organizing in your defense during your life, for being another one of a society which allows a system of tacit soft apartheid to shield and hoard information/education to only those of proper economic caste for centuries; as such that, only those of the class capable of affording access to educational materials needed to “jump” caste in this country can actually and practically obtain both the material, and the ability to navigate it, in it’s most current form.
The crime which you were “mercilessly perused” by the US justice system, ostensibly leading you to take your own life, alone in your Brooklyn apartment,.. was that of sharing millions of for pay academic online journals. Let that Anneal, world; because while I am foolish enough to speak to a deadman as device, my gripe is with you,…and me,…for this is also a letter to my own former/future self,..
Aaron Swartz, your accolades were numerous and your efforts touch our everyday both on the internet and how that interfaces with our real-space lives. You’ll be widely considered instrumental in defeating the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA as well as co-fouding topic and discussion forums where millions interact daily, how we receive our information, and most of us, my former self included, didn’t/don’t even realize it. Maybe you knew how abstruse the knowledge you possessed really was, driven to give even the most common amongst us the tools which could only supplement the motivation which you seemed blessed with, along with the drive to do good for everyone, and so young,…was that what fueled you?,… Giving the tools which you knew how to use to whoever could do with them what we all needed be done?
“How scary a concept young man”, this, being the money talking.
It,..your life’s end,.. should, in my opinion, arouse in us that are left a sort of contempt for how we allow ourselves to tread, both oblivious to how the world around us is treating us, but also, and perhaps more so, how it is treating others. Whatever solace we steal from this loss is our own; for myself, I hope, if only, to be able to better see, to actively look around me and notice those with-in my own life and scope of influence who are engaged in the struggle to overcome that tacit soft apartheid of for profit above all, business as usual capitalism, and to continue to try and endeavor to discover new ways to,… well, essentially, free information,…
But more, acknowledge the personal struggles roiling with-in each of us which threaten to take down our own little ships. It is a rough see we are all sailing, we all need to acknowledge each-other.
Sorry again, from just another jerk with a pen, who never even knew you, rest well if you can,… it appears the world lost a friend.