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Maldives_Islands_Missing_Journalist-2014-12-17

8/17/2017
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Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan was abducted in the early hours of 8 August 2014 in the Maldives Islands. Minivan News editor Daniel Bosley gives an update and reports on the struggle for democracy there. www.minivannews.com

Duration: 01:22:08


2016-07-28_People's_Convention.mp3

1/9/2017
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Reports from the People's Convention which took place in Philadelphia on July 23, 2016. John Harvey was present and reports that it was a very happy event. David Spring reported. People displeased with Democratic Party and their pick of Tim Kaine. He reports that many at the People’s Convention feel he is too closely linked to big money. Tricia Shore was there doing logistical organization. It has been very hot and rainy. Local media did cover what was going on in the streets. Mark...

Duration: 01:23:49


2016-05-05_Archived_May_Day_Press_Freedom.mp3

1/9/2017
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Seattle marches, Kshama Sawant, Mark had been pepper sprayed, and teargased along with other journalists and photographers. Two marches with heavy police and injuries including to local residents. World-wide increase in suppression of journalists. Mark Taylor-Canfield’s many news outlets: Contributing Editor http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield https://twitter.com/MTaylorCanfield https://www.facebook.com/mtaylorcanfield Mark’s music:...

Duration: 00:15:37


2016-06-02 Medical Debt Relief-Jerry Ashton

8/31/2016
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https://www.ripmedicaldebt.org/ There is a crisis gripping America, one which affects approximately one out of every five Americans. It’s a crisis of debt, medical debt, which accumulates to over 100 billion dollars per year. RIP Medical Debt was established with a mission to purchase and abolish unpaid medical debt. With donated funds, RIP buys medical debt and abolishes it. No strings attached. And all through your help. RIP Medical Debt, Inc., was founded in mid-2014 by two former...

Duration: 00:09:30


2016-06-02 Albert Einstein Institute

8/30/2016
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Jamila Raqib serves as the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and as a Research Affiliate at the Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She holds a degree in management from Simmons College. She describes the work of the Institute. The Albert Einstein Institution is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Gene Sharp in 1983 to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. We are...

Duration: 00:34:41


2016-05-16 Anacortes Fuel Train Blockade by Mark Taylor-Canfield.

8/6/2016
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https://breakfree2016.org/ https://350.org/category/keep-it-in-the-ground/ SEATTLE (AP) Dozens of climate activists have blocked railroad tracks leading to two oil refineries in northwest Washington state to oppose the flow of oil from trains to those facilities. About 150 people spent the night in tents pitched on the railroad tracks near Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle. Many of them were feeling jubilant Saturday morning as they prepared for a second day of demonstrations...

Duration: 00:40:46


Gambia Update 3

7/4/2016
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How can the International The Gambia Civil Resistance collaborate with the International Community? Internet availability in The Gambia. The Yahya Jemmeh government has been in power since 1994 and many people feel it has become self-serving and no longer represents the interests of the people. There is now a concerted effort by the Gambian diaspora to partner with people inside Gambia who do not want a fifth term of Jemmeh. Poverty is a big impediment to democracy movements. Radio is...

Duration: 00:28:12


Gambia Update 2

7/4/2016
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How can the International The Gambia Civil Resistance collaborate with the International Community? Internet availability in The Gambia. The Yahya Jemmeh government has been in power since 1994 and many people feel it has become self-serving and no longer represents the interests of the people. There is now a concerted effort by the Gambian diaspora to partner with people inside Gambia who do not want a fifth term of Jemmeh. Poverty is a big impediment to democracy movements. Radio is...

Duration: 00:24:49


Bernie Sander’s Washington State Campaign

7/3/2016
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Report by David Spring David is a former Sander’s staffer in Washington State. https://washingtonforberniesanders.com California Democratic Primary Who are superdelegates? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Democratic_Party_Superdelegates,_2016 David is a key player for public school policy development. He is currently running to be the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi3zHDgqnd8 David’s email...

Duration: 00:39:29


Special Forum on Nuclear Waste 1

6/17/2016
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Co-hosted by Meagan Beckermann of West Lake Moms in St. Louis ( Delidiva311@aol.com )and Ken Gale of New York City Safe Energy Camp (nuffsaid@riseup.net), several activists gave information about the radioactive landfill in St. Louis, and the reactors at San Onofre, California and Indian Point, N.Y.. The West Lake Landfill in St. Louis has illegally stored radioactive waste from the bomb production for the weapons used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This landfill is now threatened by fire. The...

Duration: 01:37:42


2016-05-10 Civil Resistance in Gambia Part 1

5/18/2016
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https://twitter.com/GambiaRising https://twitter.com/JammehMustGo Gainako Newshttp://gainako.com/ Foday Darboe. https://twitter.com/fodaydod Ph.D. Candidate (Conflict Analysis & Resolution) @ NSU |Contributing Analyst @ Wikistrat (Africa Desk) |Say no to dictatorship| Currently working on his dissertation on presidential term limits in Africa. Sanna Camara. Gambian journalist in Dakar Senegal. Twitter: @maimuhyai Blog: www.gambiabeat.wordpress.com Yusuf Taylor. A...

Duration: 00:19:38


Radio Active West Lake Landfill 2016-02-25

4/25/2016
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Robbin Dailey and Meagan Bechermann from JustMoms St. Louis report on the decades long radioactive landfill in St. Louis Missouri. https://www.facebook.com/westlakelandfill/www.twitter.comWebsite http://stlradwastelegacy.com/ Our Community Goals: 1 mile buy-out.3 mile property assurance plan.safe and permanent solution to the radioactive contamination and the underground fire at this site. Upcoming events: • Articles Links • Here's What You Should Know. St.Louis Public Radio • Japan...

Duration: 00:46:18


Ethics in Journalism

3/31/2016
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Ethics in Journalism discussion with Mark Taylor-Canfield, Lynn and Dean Edwards. / / SPJ Code of Ethics http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp / / NPPA Code of Ethics | NPPA https://nppa.org/code_of_ethics

Duration: 00:36:40


2015-12-10 Mark Report_Seattle

1/25/2016
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Archival. Seattle Star newspaper is back in business. Antifascist rally on December 6, Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Watch Blog https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch . White supremacists supporting Trump. Lack of funding for education and State Court fining Education Department $100,000 per day for noncompliance. Homelessness in King County. Some Neo-Nazi Groups Support Donald...

Duration: 00:26:40


Nuke threat in S. Louis & Ferguson eye-witness. Heather Meian

12/31/2015
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Live steamer Heather Meian. Eye-witness reports on the nuclear waste threat in St. Louis and police behavior in nearby Ferguson.

Duration: 00:29:49


Mark Taylor-Canfield reports from Seattle. Archival. Petro stock divestitures by Gates Foundation, health & environmental problems with burning forests for palm oil production, Seattle City Council elections, Kshama Sawant, anti-tax measure succeeds

12/30/2015
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Petro stock divestitures by Gates Foundation, health & environmental problems with burning forests for palm oil production, Seattle City Council elections, Kshama Sawant, anti-tax measure succeeds

Duration: 00:22:01


Michael Buell & Manny Aguilar report. Archive. The Mexican Border. The bunker for deported vets, 80cents/hour wage by Driscold Corp., Boycott Driscold

12/30/2015
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Michael Buell & Manny Aguilar report from the Mexican border on the plight of deported veterans, difficulties in getting visas, broken families due to deportation roundups, Boycott Driscold foods.

Duration: 00:58:09


Mark Taylor-Canfield & John Harvey Report. Seattle City Council elections, $15 wage, police accountability, gentrification, United Steel Workers lockout, TPP events in D.C., million mask march.

12/29/2015
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Mark Taylor-Canfield reports from Seattle on City Council elections, $15 wage, police accountability, state of emergency for the homeless is declared, and gentrification. John Harvey reports from the East coast on $15 wage, United Steel workers lockout, TPP events in D.C., & the million mask march.

Duration: 00:33:18


Equal Rights Amendment & Million Mask March.

11/24/2015
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Sandy Fields’ update on ERA efforts. John Harvey reports on the Million Mask March and encryption.

Duration: 00:42:44


Seattle Washington Update from Mark Taylor-Canfield.

11/8/2015
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City Council elections and redistricting. Police accountability including law suits. School districts are struggling with transgender rights. Olympia Washington may be the next city to adopt the $15 wage. Seattle pays $55k settlement to woman injured by police http://mynorthwest.com/832/2834766/Did-Seattle-pay-woman-55K-to-limit-lawsuit-expenses AP/GfK poll shows Republican voters support confrontation over federal...

Duration: 00:22:59

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