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John Knefel
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We're back from vacation with stories of classwar and revolution from Paris. Also, coverage of the Guantanamo Bay hunger strike has intensified, and the problems with all those marriage equality avatars on Facebook.
Time for our first Radio Dispatch book club. Today, we spend the hour discussing bell hooks' Feminism is for Everybody, including a bunch of listener feedback.
Chris Faraone on the closing of the alt-weekly The Boston Phoenix, and the paper's amazing history. Also, the new form of school segregation, and listener mail. And this is our first vacation show to air.
Over 1,000 attend Kimani Gray's wake on Friday, and activists hold a march in East Flatbush on Sunday. Also, tons of listener mail, and this is the last regular show before we go on vacation.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to explain the latest crimes of JP Morgan, how they get away with it, and what might stop them. Also, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer gets three and a half years in federal prison, and listener mail. Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 We don't get finance 12:28 Alexis Goldstein gets finance 30:34 Weev's story 58:16 “I fought the law” The Clash / Credits 59:24 Finish Alexis Goldstein Jamie Dimon Weev
It's the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, and little has changed in the overall media landscape. We discuss the coverage from 2003, where we were at the time, and where things stand now.
Ryan Devereaux on the increasingly complicated case of Kimani Gray, the 16 year old who was shot and killed earlier this month by the NYPD. Also, a hunger strike grows at Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail.
On the ground reports from the vigil for Kimani Gray that became known as the Brooklyn Protest. Also, we have like five listener mails to get to.
MSNBC's Ned Resnikoff on unelected Emergency Managers in Michigan, and an ABC report about Steubenville by Elizabeth Vargas engages in blatant victim blaming and rape culture perpetuation.
NYPD misconduct, including shooting a 16-year-old boy, handcuffing a woman to a hospital bed for 15 days, “testilying,” and rampant surveillance of Muslims. Also, listener mail about shamey anti teen pregnancy ads and a teacher's strike.
Celebrating International Women's Day, Rand Paul's 13 hour filibuster, and an NYPD deputy inspector says a rape wasn't a violent act because the person was unconscious.
Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the latest developments in the Bradley Manning case and what happens next, the NYPD latest surveillance program is directed at East Harlem and Brownsville youth, and the UN calls for prosecution of Bush-era torture officials. And listener mail!
It's our latest Radio Dispatch Live! We're joined by MSNBC producer Jamil Smith, comedian Keisha Zollar, and author Rich Benjamin to discuss Black History Month, the Voting Rights Act, Trayvon Martin, and the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of the Oscars.
Academy Award nominee James Spione on his upcoming documentary Silenced, which examines the war on whistleblowers and the risks they take by bringing government abuse to the public's attention. Also, catching up on several listener mail letters.
Mike Konczal (@rortybomb) joins us to explain the sequester: what it is, where it came from, and what it could mean for people throughout the country. Also, more fallout from the Onion's Quvenzhane tweet, and catching up on some sweet sweet listener mail.
The problems with piling on Rihanna, drone advocates push for looser regulations for domestic drones, and MSNBC feigns independence despite hiring Axelrod and Gibbs.
The Anti-Banality Union screens Police Mortality, their second mind-bending movie mash-up, more on the members of the House who get lots of defense contractor money, and thoughts on the end of the school bus strike.
It's Word Week on BTR! On today's show, John Knefel of Radio Dispatch recounts his recent visit to Guantanamo Bay and Christian Reese joins us to talk prison libraries. Photo courtesy of the National Guard.
Nancy Pelosli is ambivalent about telling the public about assassinating and disappearing citizens, a structural analysis of 1 Billion Rising, and Marco Rubio has a big house and zombie ideas.
Ex-LAPD Chris Dorner is still on the loose, liberal hacks openly embrace an authoritarian mindset, and the split on the word “lady”.
Liz Hernandez Majumder on her organization's recurring, blockade-breaking trip to Cuba, additional thoughts on the DOJ white paper memo, and Michelle Rhee on The Daily Show.
Ramarley Graham's family files law suit against the NYPD, Michelle Alexander's op-ed on why cops get away with perjury, and Trayvon Martin would've just turned 18. Also, the DOJ white paper on assassinating US citizens, and listener mail from the undocumented crypt.
Maysoon Zayid on ableism, the marginalization of disabled people from pop culture, and the problematic ways we talk about Arabs, Muslims, and Palestine. Plus, John's latest dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, and more listener mail to keep Molly company.
John's second dispatch from Guantanamo, Gerardo Torres on immigration reform, and catching up on listener mail. Plus, it turns out that Michael Bloomberg is even more of a sexist than we thought.
John's first dispatch from his current visit to Guantanamo, Nick Pinto on the Spectra pipeline in the West Village, and Molly on Mayor Bloomberg's street harassment and Ross Douthat's mansplaining.
Natasha Lennard on the US attorneys behind Aaron Swartz's prosecution, and how Aaron's case relates to Jeremy Hammond, a hacker and activist potentially facing life in prison. Also, the Invisible War documentary, and some body image listener mail.
Three defense contractors you haven't heard of but should know about, Roe turns 40, and catching up on some listener mail from when Molly was away.
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union – what they won in their strike, how they're influencing teachers unions throughout the country, and could redefine the relationship between Democrats and Labor. Also, extended listener mail, recorded before Molly left, so you can all hear her voice again.
Sarah Jaffe and Melissa Gira Grant join us for the hour to discuss how feminism relates to labor, the role of women in the founding of Facebook, and the need for de-silo-ing of activist endeavors.
Trans writer Melissa Doom shares her thoughts on the Moore/Burchill situation, and we're joined by Gunner Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition. Also, a quick update on the looming school bus driver's strike, and an extended listener mail segment recorded before Molly left for sunny Florida.
We spend the hour on recent transphobic comments and columns by two prominent UK writers, and we're joined by James Hetterley and Laurie Penny to respond to those awful comments and discuss the importance of recognizing intersectionality when discussing feminism and oppression.
A federal judge deals a significant blow to the NYPD's awful stop and frisk policy, Manning is awarded a 112 day reduction in potential sentencing due to mistreatment while at Quantico, and we finally get to the listener mail we've been promising.
Ali Gharib on the Brennan and Hagel nominations, and the latest news out of Israel and Palestine. Also, rape culture, Steubenville and Anonymous.
Kevin Gosztola on the prosecution of CIA agent John Kiriakou, the odious FISA renewal discussion, and the significance of John Brennan being tapped as the next CIA head. Also, a possible school bus strike ahead.
2012 was the year with the second most state level abortion restrictions, several new instances of extreme state secrecy including targeted killing and Gitmo materials, and listener mail about profiling a female high school horror fiction writer and how to be a better ally.
NYPD says two people arrested in West Village apartment with weapons aren't terrorists, the Constitution has had a strange two weeks, and a blaming the wrong culprit in the Bieber paparazzi death.
The NYT's love letter to Maxim, catching up on listener mail, and Molly was on Melissa Harris Perry's television show. And, hey, it's our first show of the new year!

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