(2015/04/21) A fight for survival (#BlackLivesMatter)
April 21, 2015•71 min
Edition #915 Today we take a brief look at the Walter Scott killing, just one of the several recent police killings of unarmed black men in America, as well as examining the broader system in which these killings are allowed to happen Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill 00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: American Police Kill More People in March Than UK Police Since 1900 - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-03-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: Stop the Killing - Kay Kay and the Rays 00:04:21 Ch. 4: Act 2: Why #BlackLivesMatter - The Good Fight (@teamgoodfight) - Air Date: 2-3-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Black Lives Matter - Single - Pastor Chris Harris 00:21:18 Ch. 6: Act 3: If we can't trust our system then what system do we have? - This Week in Blackness (@TWiBnation) - AIr Date: 4-9-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: A System - Sungod Abscondo 00:29:07 Ch. 8: Act 4: What if there had been no camera at the Walter Scott killing? - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 4-10-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: Question Authority - Drunk Injuns 00:32:07 Ch. 10: Act 5: Police escalate violence when they should be deescalating - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 8-15-14 Ch. 11: Song 5: You're Only Making It Worse - Reno Divorce 00:37:42 Ch. 12: Act 6: The Costly Police Gender Gap - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders on @grittv - Air Date: 3-24-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: Saving Lives - A Fragile Tomorrow 00:40:52 Ch. 14: Act 7: Black? It's More Dangerous Driving Now Than 12 Years Ago - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-19-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: A Dose of White Supremacy - Neffe Odom Kragh-Muller 00:47:50 Ch. 16: Act 8: Juan González on Walter Scott Shooting: When Will the Police Killings of Black Males Stop? - @democracynow - Air Date: 4-10-15 Ch. 17: Song 8: Black Lives Matter - Single - NicDanger 00:51:38 Ch. 18: Act 9: Demand an Executive Order on Racist, Violent Policing via @ColorOfChange — Best of the Left Activism Ch. 19: Song 9: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard 00:54:41 Ch. 20: Act 10: An Overreaction: Words On #BlackLivesMatter And MLK - Sarah O'Neal (@sarahadebibe) on @ajplus - Air Date: 01-18-15 Voicemails 00:59:41 Ch. 21: Promoting LGBA2015.org from PrideOfIndy.org - Erin from Philadelphia 01:01:23 Ch. 22: Thoughts on the labels we use - James from Missouri 01:02:28 Ch. 23: JoatU.org as a marketplace to trade skills - Todd from Rochester 01:03:53 Ch. 23: Libertarianism would just bring back the guilded age - Ian from Chattanooga, TN Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:05:34 Ch. 25: Final comments on Time Banking and the lack of coverage of police killings of women of color Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Demand an Executive Order on Racist, Violent Policing via @ColorOfChange Take Action: SIGN and share the Color of Change petition: "President Obama: End discriminatory, violent policing and its unjust consequences” Additional Activism/Resources: SIGN and share: "Demand the Post and Courier issue a public apology for shameful #WalterScott article” SIGN and share: "Tell advertisers to ditch Bill O’Reilly” Sources/further reading: "President Obama Already Has a Way to Prevent Policing Abuses” by Alan Jenkins and Diego Iniguez-Lopez of The Opportunity Agenda” "The Origins of Modern Policing” via The Indypendent "Police ‘Reforms' You Should Always Oppose” by Prison Culture "Black Americans killed by police in 2014 outnumbered those who died on 9/11” at RawStory "Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!