Yes, I’m filling in for Randi again today, and we have a great show lined up for you…
Although the South Florida Sun Sentinel continues to mis-characterize what I was doing at an event put on by my congressman and advertised as a town hall meeting… I went to ask my congressman a question, and to have him hear what I had to say. Isn’t that what town hall meetings are for?
Anyway, in today’s paper, the headline reads “Protester arrested at Congressman Allen West’s town hall meeting won’t be prosecuted“. I wasn’t there as a “protester,” I wasn’t a “heckler” either. I was simply a constituent who wanted to engage my congressman.
Today on the show, I’ll bring you up to date with the latest on my situation… then I will speak with a genuine activist/protester who was arrested for protesting at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.
Rae Abileah is a national organizer with CODEPINK Women for Peace, and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace. During Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday, while the Israeli PM was praising young people for rising up for democracy in the Middle East, she stood and shouted “No More Occupation! Stop Israeli war crimes! Equal Rights for Palestinians!” She was immediately tackled, gagged and “violently shoved to the floor by other members of the audience”. She wrote about what happened here, and she’ll join us in the first hour of today’s show.
In the second hour, I’ll speak with community organizer/commentator and founder of the Movement Vision Lab Sally Kohn, who contends that the US debt is actually healthy and wrote about it for USA Today this week.
Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson will kick off the third hour of the show to talk about his new piece “How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory: The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America’s Unfair and Imbalanced Network”
Actually, we start the hour with a little ditty about “Fox News” written/performed by Chris Snyder. Click for the full version of the song!
And since this is the start of Memorial Day weekend, we’ll try to help the troops. Beth Becker of Netroots for the Troops will join us to talk about how you don’t have to support the wars to support the troops…
And lots of time for your calls at 866-87-RANDI (866-877-2634) Talk to you at 3 Eastern….