Professor Sarah Knuckey on the recently released report that claims the NYPD broke international law in suppressing Occupy Wall Street, and Tim Pool on the recent police violence and community response in Anaheim.
The Aurora mass killing doesn't result in any renewed calls for gun control by Obama, what violence comedians will joke about and what violence is sacred, and Anaheim police kill a man and then shoot less lethal weapons at families who were protesting. Also, the confused politics of The Dark Knight Rises, but no spoilers.
Melissa Gira Grant (Alternet, the Guardian) on the Backpage.com Village Voice scandal, how to make sex work safer, and of course Magic Mike. Also, continued coverage of the Libor rate rigging scandal, the Chicago teachers union could go on strike, and Molly may have broken her nose at the beach.
Daniele Kohn and Tim “Dicey Troop” Fitzgerald discuss visiting Occupy's first political prisoner, Mark Adams, in Rikers. Also, a dismal jobs report, the Con Ed lockout continues, and an awful court case in Sweden.
The Con Ed lockout continues, for-profit probation is the new debtors' prison, the NYPD create a “wanted” poster targeting OWS activists, and Seventeen magazine will stop using photoshopped images after protests from an eighth grader.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch