(2016/09/27) Systemic forces and how to fight them (Racism)
Edition #1045 Today we look at the systemically racist systems of policing currently in place in our country and the protest movement that continues to rise up against it, including Colin Kaepernick and the growing movement of support around him 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 Ch. 2: Act 1: Deadly force in black and white - @Making_Contact - Air Date: 2-17-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: Oh, Freedom - Shirley Verrett Ch. 4: Act 2: Recorded proof of racially-targeted policing - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date 7-13-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: America - Neil Diamond Ch. 6: Act 3: Racist & Illegal Justice Department Slams Baltimore Police for Targeting Black Residents - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 08-11-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: This Land is Not Our Land - Utah Phillips Ch. 8: Act 4: How media gets it wrong on protests against police violence - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-23-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: House of Cards Main Title Theme - Jeff Beal Ch. 10: Act 5: Dave Zirin breaks down the Colin @Kaepernick7 protest - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 9-14-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: American Land - Bruce Springsteen Ch. 12: Act 6: What we learned about our national anthem from @Kaepernick7 protest - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 9-7-16 Ch. 13: Song 6: Rockin' In the Free World - Neil Young Ch. 14: Act 7: Choice words on the anthem protesters and their detractors - @EdgeofSports - w Dave Zirin - Air Date 9-14-16 Ch. 15: Song 7: John Adams theme song - HBO Ch. 16: Act 8: Tell Your Legislators to Sign the “Pledge to Preserve & Protect Our Lives” via @NAACP #StayWokeandVote Ch. 17: Song 8: We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel Ch. 18: Act 9: Can the American Flag Survive Colin @Kaepernick7? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-03-16 Voicemails Ch. 19: Thoughts from working at the Sacred Stone Camp - Nick from Colorado Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 20: Final comments on the OTHER pipeline protest going on in Big Bend (Defendbigbend.org) Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone TAKE ACTION Send the NAACP's "Pledge to Preserve and Protect Our Lives to your legislators and candidates Read the "NAACP's Statement on Fatal Shooting of Terence Crutcher During Police Encounter in Tulsa, OK" Get involved with the NAACP's #StayWokeandVote campaign and use the hashtag on Twitter EDUCATE YOURSELF "NAACP releases list of demands in response to Charlotte shooting" (WRAL.com) "If you don't understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher's death, you never will" (Vox.com) "How two police shootings of black men sent Tulsa and Charlotte in different directions" (LA Times) "Tulsa police chief on fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher: 'There was no gun'" (Tulsaworld.com) "Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during the national anthem" (NFL.com) "#VeteransforKaepernick: Veterans Stand in Solidarity with Colin Kaepernick" (The Root) Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman 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!