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National Guard Deploys in Baltimore; Kathy Kelly on Prison

Thousands of National Guard troops deploy in Baltimore after days of protest and violence, placing the city under a nighttime curfew. We get a live report from the streets, and talk about the history that made Baltimore into a powder keg.  Plus: veteran peace activist Kathy Kelly is just out from a three-month stint in federal prison for protesting at a military base that carries out drone strikes. We’ll talk about prison . . . from the inside.

Guests:

  • Jaisal Noor, Baltimore native and reporter for The Real News Network
  • Natasha Pratt-Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at Morgan State University in Baltimore
  • Kathy Kelly, longtime peace activist who’s worked extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, currently co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

 

Performances reviewed in this program:

 

Kathy Kelly’s Bay Area Speaking Events:

  • Thursday, Apr 30 1:30-3   Santa Rosa Friends House
  • Thursday, Apr 30 6:30 – 9:00 Santa Rosa Veterans Building dining room
  • Sunday, May 3 9:30 – 10:45  San Francisco Unitarian Universalists
  • Sunday, May 3  5:00 – 8:00 St John’s Presbyterian in Berkeley
  • Monday, May 4 12:30 – 2:00 Diablo Valley College
  • Monday, May 4 6:00  San Francisco Friends Meeting house
  • Tuesday, May 5 12:45 – 2:30  University of San Francisco
  • Tuesday, May 5 6:00  San Jose State University

 

  • dahszil

    Back in 2011 during the Arab Spring in Egypt americans were cheering on the rock throwers and rioters. But when this happens in the US, and even on such a smaller scale of rioting and vandalism in Baltimore, most americans say oh my god these blacks are horrible…hypocrisy.

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