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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for August

ON THE SHOW IN AUGUST 2013: * ACTIVIST EFFORTS AGAINST REMOTE-CONTROLLED DRONE AIRPLANES GROW Peace activists in Chicago and worldwide are increasing efforts to stopping the wartime and policing uses of remote controlled airplanes, commonly called "drones". We'll learn more about drones from Chicago peace activist Kait McIntyre. * JOURNALIST ANDREW NIKIFORUK ON "THE ENERGY Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for July

* INDEPENDENCE DAY BLOCK PARTY AGAINST RAHM'S POLICIES On July 4, 2013, activists and citizens from across the city on a wide range of issues converged upon the home of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.  We'll hear portions of the press conference detailing their grievances. * LOW-POWER FM RADIO COMING SOON TO CHICAGO The FCC has Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for June

ON THE SHOW IN JUNE 2013: * A CHICAGO PRESENTATION BY GLENN GREENWALD ON AMERICA'S SURVEILLANCE STATE Glenn Greenwald has dominated the news in June 2013 with his revelations of America's surveillance state. We'll hear a 2012 presentation by Glenn Greenwald in Chicago on the issue of domestic surveillance. * CHICAGO PROFESSOR LANCE WILLIAMS ON Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for May

ON THE SHOW IN MAY 2013: * POLICE OFFICER CONNECTED TO "NATO 5" STILL SPYING ON CHICAGO PROTESTS An undercover Chicago police officer posing as a medic has infiltrated recent Chicago activist efforts. We'll learn more with Chris Geovanis, co-author of the exposé. * ROBERT McCHESNEY ON "DIGITAL DISCONNECT: HOW CAPITALISM IS TURNING THE INTERNET Read more…

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James Anderson: Movement Praxis Prefigures System Change (Uncut Reading)
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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for April

ON THE SHOW IN APRIL 2013: * UNDERSTANDING THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSINGS Teachers, students, and Chicagoans are taking action against the announced closing of 54 Chicago Public Schools.  We'll speak with Chicago teacher and activist Xian Barrett. * ROBERT JENSEN ON "ARGUING FOR OUR LIVES" Longtime activist and journalism professor Robert Jensen is the Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for March

ON THE SHOW IN MARCH 2013: * EXCERPTS FROM "10 YEARS SINCE IRAQ — THE CHANGING FACE OF WAR" Chicagoans commemorated the 10th anniversary of the war on Iraq with a panel presentation on the war and its aftermath.  We'll hear excerpts from the presentation. * MEDIA POLICY ACTIVIST SUSAN DOUGLAS ON THE FUTURE OF Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for February

  From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN FEBURARY 2013: * CORNEL WEST ON "POVERTY, POWER, AND THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES" Longtime academic and activist Cornel West speaks in Chicago, at a presentation from November 2012, held at Northwestern University Law School on the issue Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for January

+ Tavis Smiley, co-host of the weekly show "Smiley and West" which WBEZ abruptly pulled off its regular schedule + Amy Goodman, host of the daily radio and TV news show "Democracy Now!", which has worked for years to get on WBEZ's schedule.

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for December

Speakers in this episode include: + Robert Chavez, a 19-year-old Pueblo activist who lives in the indigenous community around Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. + Kristen Iversen, the author of the book "Full Body Burden" who grew up near the contaminated grounds of the Rocky Flats plutonium processing center in Colorado. + Dr. Read more…

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