Total Liberation Radio Episode 15

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TLR Episode 15 - Locked down, Locked out: Why prison doesn’t work and how we can do better

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Big thank you to our guest Maya Schenwar.  Maya is the Editor-in-Chief of Truthout, an independent social justice news website.  Check it out here.

You can visit her website here.

Check out Prison Culture blog here.

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Get a pen pal from Black & Pink here.

A list of eco-prisoners can be found here.

If your in Minneapolis, check out Women’s Prison Book Project at Boneshaker Books.

Here are some guidelines for writing prisoners.

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 Playlist:

Dead Prez: Let’s Get Free – Be Healthy

Etta James: Etta James – All I could do was cry

Little Axe: Blues Lounge – Midnight Dream, Long way to go

Organic Grooves: Blues Lounge – Banal Reality

Amy Winehouse: Back to Black – Wake up alone

 

 

Total Liberation Radio Episode 14

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TLR Episode 14 – The Politics of Total Liberation

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We HIGHLY recommend his new book The Politics of Total Liberation – Revolution for the 21st century.  A less expensive e-version will be available soon here.  Next best thing to having it is to request your local library to get it!  Please do so.

Huge thank you to our guest Dr Steven Best.  He is a writer, philosopher and activist.  Currently an associate professor of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Watch the documentary The War of the World here

See the article about the neo nazi co-optation of vegan and hipster culture here.

Other books by Dr Best we recommend:

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You can also see many videos on you tube of Dr Best speaking here. Check them out!

Visit his website here and his blog here.

Playlist:

Dead Prez: Let’s get free – Be Healthy, You’ll find a way

Lee Resevere: Disquiet Junto Vol 2 – Truth is a lonely place

H.U.V.A Network: Ephemeris – Diagrams, Orientations part 2 (Uncertainly Principle), Orientations part 3 (Ephemeride 15:43)

 

 

 

Total Liberation Radio Episode 13

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TLR 13: Animal Liberation and Atheism – Dismantling the Procrustean Bed

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It was a great pleasure to have Kim Socha Ph.D as our guest.  Kim is an English professor and activist for animal liberation, drug policy reform, and transformative justice.   We highly recommend her book!

Read about the myth of Procrustes here

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In a Pew Research Poll in 2013, it is estimated about 24%, consider themselves ‘religiously unaffiliated.’ Notably, the younger generation (those born between 1987 and 1995) are ranked at 29%. (wikipedia)

Check out Christopher Hitchens book

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You can watch Richard Dawkins interview  Peter Singer here

You can read about cultured meat here

Playlist:

Benjy Wertheimer: Voice of the Esraj – Faith, Devotion, Remembrance

Dead Prez: Lets Get Free – Be Healthy

TOTAL LIBERATION RADIO EPISODE 12

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TLR Episode 12 – Food Justice

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Thank you to the always inspiring Lauren Ornelas, founder and executive director of the Food Empowerment Project. She is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. Lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 20 years.

Check out the issues at foodispower.org. You can follow them on Facebook and twitter.

Find out more about United Farm Workers issues here

Read “My Fast Food Confession” from Lauren’s blog here

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Sign the petition against Clif Bar here

Watch The Harvest trailer here

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Watch The Dark side of Chocolate here

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Watch Rape in the Fields here

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If you can’t get enough of Lauren, like us, you can see many of her talks on you tube. Here are some of our favorites.  TED talk, Let Live conference, and IARC.

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Playlist:

crk.: Disconnect – Interlude 2

Dead Prez: Lest Get Free – Be Healthy

Overlake: Live on WFMU with Therese – Not enough, We’ll never sleep

Roulet: Beats d’Amour – Seeing you through the smoke,

Roulet: Home Again – Sunny day

 

 

 

TOTAL LIBERATION RADIO EPISODE 11

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TLR Episode 11 – Activism is not Terrorism: AETA

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Huge thank you to our TWO very special guests:

Sarahjane Blum and Carol Glasser

Sarahjane Blum lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been active in animal liberation and social justice movements since the 1990s. In 2003, Sarahjane co-founded GourmetCruelty.com , a grassroots coalition dedicated to exposing the abuse of ducks and geese raised for foie gras. The following year, the group released a short film, Delicacy of Despair, Behind the Closed Doors of the Foie Gras Industry, documenting their investigation of deplorable conditions on foie gras farms, and featuring the “open rescue” of a number of ducks. After her arrest stemming from this open rescue, she became increasingly active in raising awareness of the ongoing repression of activists throughout the United States. She is currently the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. You can follow her on twitter @sarahjaneblum.

 

Carol L. Glasser is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University, Mankato and an organizer with Progress for Science. Her work—both in the academy and in the streets—is committed to helping create a more egalitarian world. Her research examines social movements, critical animal studies and gender and she is committed to making academic work accessible and applicable to social justice causes. She accomplishes this by designing courses that allow her students to work within social justice organizations as part of course learning, volunteering her research skills to grassroots organizations, engaging in activism toward freeing nonhuman animals from their position of oppression, and being an ally to other movements advocating for social justice. You can check out her website here.

Read the text of the AETA here

More information about the lawsuit against the AETA can be found  here

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Read about the SHAC 7 here

Support Eco prisoners – find a list here

More information about Political Prisoner Support here

Support Kevin and Tyler here

Recommended Reading:

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Playlist:

Dead Prez: Let’s Get Free – Be Healthy

Amethystium: Emblem – Ethereal, Arcis, Exultation, Autumn Interlude

Morcheeba: Who Can You Trust – Trigger Hippie, Who can you trust