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Featured Recording From: May 30, 2005
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Featured Guest(s):
Camilo Mejia

Summary:
Phil talks with Phil Conlon about Kevin Boyle's new book: "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age". Boyle's book is about the incredible story of Dr. Ossian Sweet, an African-American doctor who faced a mob protesting his moving into a white neighborhood of Detroit in 1925. When the mob attacked the house with stones, the Sweets and their friends inside fired in self-defense and a mob member was killed. The police arrested everyone inside the house and charged them with first degree murder. Sweet's trial and his defence by Clarence Darrow was a defining moment in the fight against racism in the US

Phil interviews Camilo Mejia. On May 21, 2004, 28-year-old Sgt. Camilo Mejia was sentenced to one year in prison for refusing to return to fight in Iraq. Camilo spent six months in combat in Iraq, then returned for a 2-week furlough to the US. There he reflected on what he had seen, including the abuse of prisoners and the killing of civilians. He concluded that the war was illegal and immoral, and decided that he would not return. In March 2004 he turned himself in to the US military and filed an application for conscientious objector status. Mejia notes that a year ago the US military acknowledged 500 awols, and today there are 6000. "It shows how many people are saying we don't want to be part of this war".

Links:
Free Camilo Mejia: GI Resister, Conscientious Objector & Iraq War Veteran
Iraq Veterans Aganst the War Website





Featured Recording From: May 23, 2005
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Featured Guest(s):
Gregory Elich, Morgan Campbell, Lorne Gershuny

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Links:
Zimbabwe's Fight For Justice
Freeman Drum





Featured Recording From: May 16, 2005
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Featured Guest(s):
Joel Reodica, Isaac Saney

Summary:
Joel Reodica talks to Phil about the police killing of his brother Jeffrey a year ago. A controversial investigation by the Special Investigations Unit exonerated the police, but the Filipino community and others continue to press for the truth to come out.

Phil interviews Isaac Saney about recent developments in the case of Luis Posada Carilles. Posada Carilles is notorious for carrying out terrorist acts against Cuba, including the bombing of a Cubana airliner in 1976 that killed 73 people and bombings of Cuban hotels in the 1990's. Posada Carilles, who worked for the CIA, recently was able to enter the US and apply for asylum. Saney, the author of "Cuba, A Revolution in Motion" draws the parallels with numerous other terrorists who have been pardoned by US Presidents including both Bushes.

Phil and Phil Conlon also cover such topics as the battle against extradition of Gary Freeman; the mayoralty election in Los Angeles; the new National Library in Quebec; and the reinstatement of William Mandel by Berkely radio station KPFA.

Links:
Jeffrey Michael Rich Reodica - Memorial Website