Strike Debt raised enough money to abolish over 5 million dollars in debt, Palestinian rights organizations protest Israeli bombardments of Gaza, and Teach For America claims to aspire to reform education through electoral politics.
John returns to the show, with more audio from Guantanamo Bay. Also, Greg Basta on the new book by New York Communities for Change, and Nick Espinoza on Occupy Our Homes Minnesota.
With 120 leaders in New York for The United Nations General Assembly this week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s arrival is causing a stir. The controversial leader, who has spoken publicly about ending the state of Israel and suggested that 9/11 was an inside job, is staying at the iconic Warwick Hotel. We caught up with protesters — including Nathan Carleton, communications director for United Against Nuclear Iran — outside the hotel as Ahmadinejad arrived.
Hundreds gathered outside the U.N. to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The NYPD arrested John again. Here’s our show about it.
Protestors took to the streets in Times Square on Friday to support of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
Following a concert on a stage in the park, thousands congregated in Union Square for the official march down Broadway Street.
Take a helicopter ride over the Appalachia stretch from Ohio to Virginia and what you’ll see may surprise you.
Great advice on protecting yourself during a protest. Know the law.
On the night of March 21, 2012, New Yorkers rallied in Union Square for the “Million Hoodie March,” demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Due to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, Zimmerman could claim self-defense and go un-charged, despite the fact that he has admitted to shooting the unarmed 17-year-old. BreakThruRadioTV’s Lauren Hawker was at the event and spoke to some of the attendees, many of whom were wearing hoodies and holding bags of Skittles as a tribute to Martin.
The Nigerian afrobeat artist discusses his support of Occupy after the recent death of an activist.