Wednesday 2 November '11 show notes

Wednesday 2 November '11 show notes

   
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Things are getting very interesting in Oakland
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Today is the day for a planned general strike in Oakland – the first of its kind since 1946. Occupy Oakland is calling on workers in the city to stay home today – and join in on a march to shut down the Port of Oakland – the nation’s fifth busiest port. The Oakland Longshoreman agreed to participate in the strike – as well as several labor unions – and a number of schools across the city are also planning to shut down.
 
City officials wrote a letter to Oakland business owners encouraging them to deadbolt their doors to prepare for the general strike. And Oakland mayor Jean Quan gave the go-ahead for public employees to stay home from work and participate in the strike too. But Mayor Quan also has a mutiny on her hands, as Oakland police released an open letter to the mayor yesterday criticizing her actions in the crackdown against Occupy Oakland that left an Iraq War veteran in the hospital with brain damage. In the letter – the police say they are “confused” by the mixed signals she is sending both to the police and the demonstrators.
 
Things are getting very interesting in Oakland.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Latest from Occupy Oakland...America's first general strike in 65 years (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Latest from Occupy Oakland...America's first general strike in 65 years
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U.S. Nurses March for "Tax on Wall Street"
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Warning to the Gang of 12...
- Roger Hickey, Campaign for America's Future Twitter Twitter
 
Lone Liberal Rumble:
- Heather Cirmo, Blue Skin Solutions Twitter Twitter
- Brian Darling, Human Events Twitter Twitter
 
Daily Take: Boulder voted...Corporations are not people
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Hour One: Victory in Boulder...voters overwhelmingly declare corporations are not people!"
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Occupy Oakland national strike...
- Joshua Holland, AlterNet Twitter Twitter
Article: "Occupy Oakland Hosts General Strike" by Lori Preuitt.
 
Site: "Code Pink".
Article: "Reagan National unveils statue of namesake" by Stacey Samuel.
Law: "Community Reinvestment Act" (Anti-redlining Act).

Hour Two: An Open Letter to the Citizens of Oakland from the Oakland Police Officers’ Association
- Dom Arotzarena, Oakland Police Officer's Association.
 
Police brutality at OWS
- Curtis Sliwa, Host of the Curtis Sliwa Show 5-9am weekdays on AM 970, The Apple Twitter
Article: "Cop Punches Protester Video" by Jessica Sinclair.
 
Law: Posse Comitatus Act (1878).
Article: Tax Cuts: The B.S. and the Facts By Larry Beinhart, November 11, 2008.
Article: "Mississippi’s Ambiguous ‘Personhood’ Amendment" by I. Glenn Cohen and Jonathan F. Will.

Hour Three:Police brutality at OWS (lies exposed by instant video postings)
- Ron Kuby, Attorney.
 
Site: "Khan Academy".
Documentary: "Freedom Riders" - PBS.
Article: "Fission feared at Fukushima reactor No. 2" by Kazuaki Nagata and Mizuho Aoki.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
 
Article: "Keystone ruling may fall back as Obama weighs in" by Jeff Jones and Andrew Quinn.
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Hour Two: Who are the 1% campaign Robert Greenwald, Filmmaker, political activist and founder of Brave New Films Twitter Twitter
 
Hour Three: Affirmative action caused the housing crisis and other crazy ideas... Wayne Root, Chairman-Libertarian National Congressional Committee Twitter
 
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