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audio Rustbelt Radio for April 7, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-04-07 11:50 PM
On this week's show... * Election Unspun looks at Democratic Presidential Candidates' Stance on the Prison Industrial Complex * Van Jones speaks about Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy as it relates to Environmental Justice * Canadian Parliament member Libby Davies speaks about continuing opposition to the Iraq war * And a look at the psychology behind addictions (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for March 31, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-04-01 5:34 AM
On this week's show... * The Family of 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe who was Murdered by Pennsylvania State Troopers is Awarded $28 Million * Longtime activists speak on funding grassroots movements *without* Foundation support * Word on the Street from the recent Anti-War march * and more... (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)

audio MOVE 9 Harrisburg Press Conference Audio and Update on Mumia BE47 2008-03-28 8:20 AM
MOVE 9 supporters spoke at the state capital on why they mut be paroled in 2008 (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)

text Penn Primary Notebook: Clinton's far-right Fellowship Barbara Ehrenreich 2008-03-27 12:22 PM
Clinton fell in with the Family in 1993, when she joined a Bible study group composed of wives of conservative leaders like Jack Kemp and James Baker. (text/plain)

audio Rustbelt Radio for March 24, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-03-25 12:58 AM
On this week's show... * a special one hour look at race and city planning in Pittsburgh's Hill District (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for March 17, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-03-18 12:59 AM
On this week's show... * we have a special Rustbelt Radio program: as the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq nears, we'll hear from US Military veterans testifying at the recent Winter Soldier hearings (audio/mpeg)

image NOW IS THE TIME !!! FREE the MOVE 9! Join Zinn & Chomsky in Supporting PAROLE! BE47 2008-03-13 2:08 AM
NOW  IS  THE  TIME !!!  FREE the MOVE 9!  Join Zinn & Chomsky in Supporting PAROLE!
NOW is absolutely THE time to FREE THE MOVE 9!! We absolutely NEED YOU to write and call the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Hearings are being held in EARLY APRIL!! Please write AND call now! Ask the Board to parole all eight activists in 2008! Join Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn in voicing your support to the board. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for March 10, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-03-11 1:19 AM
On today's show... * A University of Pittsburgh study looks at Recidivism and Rehabilitation for former inmates of Allegheny County Jail * High school students in NYC examines Security in schools and the balance between freedom and safety * LGBT teens speak about PERSAD and peer counseling * Local activists work to restore affordable birth control for college students * and more in our local and global headlines... (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for February 25, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-02-26 12:24 AM
On this week's show... * We interview Pitt Professor and Lawyer Jules Lobel about his new book "Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is losing the war on Terror" * International Photo-Journalist Chris Hondros speaks about his work in the war-torn countries of the world * news and analysis from the Mexico Solidarity Network * a look at the recent crimes and sentences of various Pennsylvanian government officials * plus Word on the Street, the History of Black Filmmaking, and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

text Letters and Calls To Release the MOVE 9 BE47 2008-02-24 3:41 PM
To release the MOVE 9 on probation, we need letters and calls to the Pennsylvania Parole Board in February and March of 2008. They are having a hearing in April where it will be decided whether or not to give them all probation. Or have them serve ANOTHER seventy years. (text/plain)

image Take the War Into the PA Primary Carl Davidson 2008-02-14 12:51 AM
Take the War Into the PA Primary
The PA primary is pivotal for the mass insurgency using the Obama campaign to stop the war. Our Gov is already making news by suggesting white folks in this state don't care for Black candidates. This piece was written with the PA primary in mind, but offers a way for antiwar activists not happy with any candidate to enter the fray and make themselves heard nonetheless. . (image/jpeg + 14 comments)

audio Rustbelt Radio for February 11, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-02-12 6:56 PM
On this week's show... * In honor of Black History Month, we bring you voices and songs from black freedom fighters * Community leaders gather together at the Black and White reunion * Word on the Street on the new drink tax in Allegheny County * City Council in Berkeley, California condemns the local U.S. Marines Recruiting Center and * The Department of Labor announces intent to strip worker protections from its H two A guest worker program * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for January 28, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-01-29 2:28 PM
On this week's show... * The Citizens Police Review Board hearing on a Pittsburgh Police Officer's violent disruption of a critical mass bike ride * Updates on the crisis unfolding in occupied Palestine * Residents of Lomas del Poleo fight against displacement as a result of development on the US-Mexico border * our first in a series of reports from those inside Pennsylvania's prison system * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

text Rendell's Health Care Scheme Watchdog 2008-01-15 12:07 AM
Once it is remembered that Big Insurance is the biggest investment bloc on Wall Street...and that customers' supposed Health Care money may be thereby invested in even industries that caused ones disease, a lot becomes clear. Rendell works for Wall Street, not public health. (text/plain)

audio The Best of Rustbelt Radio, Fall 2007 (December 17, 2007) Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-12-18 4:29 AM
Welcome to this week's edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of the news from the grassroots, news overlooked by the corporate media. This week, we will be presenting highlights of Rustbelt Radio stories from the Fall of 2007 including... * locals take to the street in actions to oppose the war, and in support of the Jena 6 * the Word on the Street from October 8th - Pittsburghers' thoughts on Columbus Day * an update on the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' march on Burger King headquarters in Miami, Florida * New Voices Pittsburgh's Reproductive Justice Weekend * Community Media advocates Push for Expanded Low Power FM Radio * Pennsylvanians push two different LGBT nondiscrimination bills * and more highlights from Rustbelt Radio's fall season But before we begin, during our best-of show we always remind our listeners that our 3-year-old program is produced entirely by volunteers and we depend upon donations of equipment and funds to continue. If you can support us with recording equipment, computers, or funds for these supplies, please call 412-923-3000, or email us at radio@indypgh.org, or donate on our website, radio.indypgh.org. (audio/mpeg)

text Ravenstahl is Rotten, They All Must Go! Pittsburgh Organizing Group 2007-12-17 10:46 PM
On Thursday, December 20, Luke Ravenstahl will be inaugurated as Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh. During his campaign, Luke promised 'Fresh Leadership' but we don't see anything fresh about this city government. The Ravenstahl administration has been in power for over a year and we still see the same racist cops on our streets, the same attacks on public transportation, and the same plans for gentrifying our neighborhoods. (text/plain)

text Ravenstahl is Rotten, They All Must Go! Pittsburgh Organizing Group 2007-12-16 8:15 PM
On Thursday, December 20, Luke Ravenstahl will be inaugurated as Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh. During his campaign, Luke promised 'Fresh Leadership' but we don't see anything fresh about this city government. The Ravenstahl administration has been in power for over a year and we still see the same racist cops on our streets, the same attacks on public transportation, and the same plans for gentrifying our neighborhoods. (text/plain + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for December 10, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-12-11 1:19 AM
On this week's show... * Chuck D. speaks on youth empowerment and local history at November's Urban Roots Hip Hop Symposium in East Liberty * Activists call for a moratorium on tasers in response to increased cases of police abuse and taser related deaths * Pittsburgh residents organize to save Schenley High * On the twenty-six year anniversary of the incarceration of Mumia Abu-Jamal, new developments in the case * Another noose incident in Pittsburgh, this time at a local high school * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for December 3, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-12-04 12:39 AM
On this week's show... * In honor of World Aids Day, we bring you a report on the new face of AIDS and the challenges faced by infected individuals * Independent Journalist Ben Dangl speaks about the Constituent Assembly and recent clashes in Bolivia * An update on the "Middle East Peace Conference" in Annapolis * Nurses are striking in West Virginia, plus more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for November 19, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-11-20 1:02 AM
On this week's show... * as a legal challenge strikes down part of Pennsylvania's Hate Crime legislation, tens of thousands march in DC to urge the US Dept. of Justice to defend the civil rights of African-Americans * workers in Florida fight for their rights...by taking to the sea * National Lawyers Guild President Marjorie Cohn, speaks about Michael Mukasey, the War on Terror, Pakistani President Musharraf and the Impeachment of George Bush. * Salvadoran Labor Union Leader Ricardo Calderon speaks about the failures of CAFTA and free trade, political repression of union organizers and resistance to corporate privatization of Salvadoran natural resources * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

text An Open Letter to the Drink Tax "Astroturf" Arson Daily 2007-11-16 3:12 PM
An open letter to the fake grassroots organization, created by lobbyists and PR firms that is meant to appear local and spontaneous in its opposition to the propsed 10% drink tax (text/html + 7 comments)

text Hill District Man Slain By Narco-Terrorists Yinsurrectionary Times 2007-11-12 6:32 PM
Aucy Andrews, 59, of the Hill District is the seventh person to be reported shot by uniformed-terrorists Pittsburgh Police, this year. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that one, of the at least five shots, reported by witnesses to the murder, was fatal. (text/html)

audio Local Community Radio Act BagLady 2007-11-07 8:15 PM
This 12:42 min radio story features the voices of Low Power Radio Enthusiasts in Immokalee, Florida; Opalousas, Louisiana; and Ely, Minnesota. It also features interviews with the Prometheus Radio Project and Western Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle. (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for November 5, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-11-06 12:55 AM
On this week's show... * Fighting for fair food in Pittsburgh and across the country,an update on the Student Farmworker Alliance KingDOOM days of action against Burger King * results from the recent Guatemalan presidential election * Media activists, community radio operators and government representatives discuss the benefits of Low Power FM Radio * an interview from "Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America" * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

text John Murtha Retreats from Genocide Resolution David Roknich 2007-10-23 7:39 PM
Even as the US joins hands with Turkey in continuing projects of oppression, the Democratic majority in congress has backed down from their stand on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, thanks to the efforts of Pittsburgh Congressman John Murtha. (text/html + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for October 8, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-10-09 12:14 AM
On this week's show... * A new bill may protect Pennsylvanians from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression * Updates on protests and state violence in Burma * A history of American diplomacy with Iran * Views on this year's Columbus Day, in Pittsburgh and in Denver * plus more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for October 1, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-10-02 12:15 AM
On this week's show... * Students take to the street in Pittsburgh for the national walk-out in support of the Jena 6 * A discussion on the role of Latinos in the new Ken Burns documentary, "The War" * Pittsburgh's local Peace & Justice Center faces financial difficulties * Costa Ricans get ready for a referendum vote on CAFTA * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for September 17, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-09-18 12:45 AM
On this week's show... * "The Revolution Will Not Be Funded"-- an in depth interview with social justice activists about organizing work in non-profits * updates on the political climates in Guatemala and Haiti * Pittsburghers march against war this past weekend * plus more in our local and global headlines. (audio/mpeg)

text Magic Bus Trips at Indiana U. Chrissie 2007-09-11 10:31 PM
We want all local organizers to come help us engage students in discussions at Indiana University! (text/plain)

audio The Rise of Islamism in Palestine BE47 2007-08-27 5:09 AM
Journalist Charmaine Seitz spoke in Harrisburg on August 27. Her subject was "The Rise of Islamism in Palestine." (audio/mpeg + 13 comments)

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