Welcome, one and all, to today’s episode of #NJRR Live! This week, Brian Powers and special Guest Host Lark join us to host Tom Violett, Co-Chair of the Green Party of New Jersey and discuss primary results. Did the activists and progressives accomplish anything?
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Welcome to the NJRR Live Show! #NJRR Live is dedicated to the mission of New Jersey Revolution Radio, which is fostering art and activism. Currently, activists from around the world are stepping up in a way that we have never seen before. Tonight we are honored to welcome guests Kim Meudt and Dr. La’Tesha Sampson!
Welcome back to our #NJRR Live Show! We are coming back at you after a hiatus of nearly two months. It’s exciting to be back and we hope to see some familiar faces as well as new ones. Tonight, our special guests are Kim Meudt from the Green Party and Christian Perez from the Modernity and Absurdity podcast.
Margaret Kimberley from the Black Agenda Report joins us with local activists who have been on the ground. Reports from around the state have been pouring in about recent protests! Afrika is an activist with a Sociology degree who has been on the ground in the recent movement.
So, is this a revolution? Afrika says this: nothing has changed so far, only one officer has been charged in the murder of George Floyd so far, and other cops who were also directly responsible are walking the streets. Afrika would not personally go out and be violent, especially not towards small businesses, but he understands that people are angry. People have a right to be angry right now. For years, they’ve lived in a world where the color of their skin puts them in inherent danger. The majority of the people that are on the streets right now are not members of some secret organization. They are community members of color who have lived in oppression their entire lives, and this is their stand.
Crystal Mor, an organizer from Pennsylvania with a passion for social issues, talks about problems related to incarceration. For example, the United States has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prison population. People are released from prison alone and with no resources or direction, leading to death and re-arrest. Through our broken justice system, people are constantly being brought into correctional facilities. This has resulted in the spread of coronavirus through facilities, and it will continue if nothing changes.
Diane and Brian look around New Jersey and the world to bring you this weekly stream every Wednesday at 8pm on our social media feeds. This week….
Welcome back Kathy O’Leary of PAX Christi NJ and Justice Rountree of Poetry 360 Night and voice for Social Justice. We also welcome for the first time Allegra Love, executive director of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project in New Mexico.