#855 Just the most recent spotlight on militarized racism (#Ferguson)

Today we take a look at the short and long-term effects of the combined forces of decades of systemic racism and the military-industrial complex as seem through the lens of the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO and the resulting anti-police protests

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Initial First-Hand Reporting From Ferguson - @democracynow - Air Date 8-12-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: 212° - Jasiri X (Produced by Soy Sos)

Ch. 4: Act 2: The police move from killing Mike Brown to assassinating his character - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 8-15-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Secret Agent: The Secret Agent Ending - Philip Glass: Glass Reflections

Ch. 6: Act 3: Anger in Ferguson follows record of racial disparity - Rachel @maddow Show - Air Date 8-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: To Serve And Protect - Penthouse Flashback Series (Queen Ifrica)

Ch. 8: Act 4: The View from Fergustan - @onthemedia - Air Date: 8-15-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Fade to Black - Inquisition Symphony

Ch. 10: Act 5: Rage Is The Right Response To Cops Executing Citizens - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-14-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Everyday (Single Version) - Everyday - Single

Ch. 12: Act 6: It takes more and more to shock people to action - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 8-19-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Old News - One Wrong Turn

Ch. 14: Act 7: The military-industrial complex comes for community policing - @jimmy_dore  Show - Air Date 8-15-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Mic (Military Industrial Complex) - Everthing Included

Ch. 16: Act 8: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization - @LastWeekTonight with John Oliver - Air Date: 8-17-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Toy jackpot - Blackalicious

Ch. 18: Act 9: War and False Peace - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 8-18-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Fear is a villain - Theo Bard

Ch. 20: Act 10: Ferguson Unmasks the War on Black America - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 8-20-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Strong Animals - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 22: Act 11: Speaking with @prisonculture: problem with police doesn't begin or end with militarization - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 8-21-14

Ch. 23: Song 11: The Unforgiven (Instrumental Version) - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos

Ch. 24: Act 12: Early Warnings Of Militarization Abuse Widely Ignored - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 8-22-14

Ch. 25: Song 12: Don't Listen - Solo

Ch. 26: Act 13: The rise of police militarization - @dccommonsense - Air Date: 8-20-14

Ch. 27: Song 13: Window - In a Safe Place

Ch. 28: Act 14: Ferguson Themes cast long shadows over US - Rachel @maddow Show - Air Date 8-21-14

Ch. 29: Final comments - Campaigns for #MikeBrown and #Ferguson via @LeBreed7910 - Best of the Left Activism

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Support the Campaigns for #MikeBrown and #Ferguson via B. Reed (@LeBreed7910)

Sources/further reading:

"America’s new racial low point: More crying black mothers, and tear gas on our dreams” by Brittney Cooper at Salon

"The Murder of Black Youth Is a Reproductive Justice Issue” by Dani McClain at The Nation

"What Matters in Ferguson” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson” by Lyle Jeremy Rubin via Truthout

"St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch’s perception problem” by Alex Seitz-Wald at MSNBC.com

"Crowdfunders Raise $225,000 for Cop Who Shot Michael Brown”

Hear the segment in context:

Episode #855 Just the most recent spotlight on militarized racism (#Ferguson)


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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