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(2015/05/05) We thought we were free (Police State)

May 5, 201573 min
Edition #919 Today we take a look at the legacy of torture and police militarization we’re creating and where that path leads us   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: The Reason why Torture Exists - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-15-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Hide the Truth - Chronicle 00:08:19 Ch. 4: Act 2: Torture Killed Their Savior, That’s Why These Poll Results Stun - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 12-20-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: If Jesus Ever Loved a Woman - Johnny Cash 00:14:52 Ch. 6: Act 3: Turning the US into the potential victim of it's own crimes - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - AIr Date: 12-12-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Open Book - Cake 00:17:09 Ch. 8: Act 4: The most transparent administration in history - Le Show w/@theharryshearer - Air Date: 1-18-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: I'm Looking Through You - The Wallflowers 00:25:20 Ch. 10: Act 5: 13 Years Of Gitmo : What Have We Gotten? - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 04-12-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: Let It Go - The Neighbourhood 00:30:02 Ch. 12: Act 6: Exporting Torture: Former Chicago Police Detective Tied to Brutality at Guantánamo - @DemocracyNOW - Air Date: 2-26-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: Chicago - Sufjan Stevens 00:41:59 Ch. 14: Act 7: Secret CIA Black Sites In American Heartland For 'Disappearing' Citizens - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 02-26-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: Karma Police - Radiohead 00:49:08 Ch. 16: Act 8: #ChiCopWatch with We Charge Genocide - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - Shihan 00:52:17 Ch. 18: Act 9: We Thought we Were Free - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-16-14 Voicemails 01:00:42 Ch. 19: Important points about police militarization - Adriana from Long Beach, CA 01:03:16 Ch. 20: Deconstructing the roots of white supremacy - V from Western New York Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:06:19 Ch. 21: Final comments on riots being the language of the unheard Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: #ChiCopWatch with We Charge Genocide Take Action: Support and follow: We Charge Genocide on Facebook and on Twitter via @ChiCopWatch and #ChiCopWatch Report police misconduct: "Report Encounter" Additional Activism/Resources: SIGN: "Fire Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin", #Justice4Rekia via @ColorOfChange’s I Am Color of Change Sources/further reading: "In Order to End Police Brutality, We Need to End the Police” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation "Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality.” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation "The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site’” by Spencer Ackerman at The Guardian "Police ‘Reforms' You Should Always Oppose” by Mariame Kaba of Project NIA via Truthout "Yet Another Victim: Rekia Boyd Killed by Off-Duty Officer” by Mychal Denzel Smith at Ebody "Black Women Aren’t Just Secondary Casualties of Aggressive Policing” by Dani McClain 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!

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