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(2015/04/21) A fight for survival (#BlackLivesMatter)

April 21, 201571 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
 
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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
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