May 21, 2020

I opened with “Is a puzzlement” from The King and I. I then introduced Anthony Rayson, who presented a report about Anarchist Black Cross. It was fascinating.

For the second segment as usual I introduced Philip Farruggio for It’s the Empire, Stupid. Philip led off with his column, “Write Off the Right Wing Radar Screen”. He described how the one party two party system operates to benefit the uber-rich. He discussed the use of power to suppress dissent, and to delay the proper responses to the pandemic. He discussed Universal Basic Income. He and I had a very interesting talk.

The third segment opened with Larry Pinkney bringing us his views about the health crisis, and urging everyone to have good common sense. He reminded us how important it is to get or stay in contact with people when we are stuck at home. Share experiences. Make good use of this time of isolation. He stressed the importance of first responders and urged us not to take them for granted. I then took the opportunity to introduce Azzurra Crispino and Bianca Edgars who talked about Larry Swearingen who would have been 49 on this day if he had not been put to death in Texas for a crime he did not commit. It was a very powerful presentation. The segment closed with Frank Cordaro and his weekly report from the Des Moines Catholic Worker.

The final segment had MK Davis telling us about his experience with lockdown, the issues with protecting people in nursing homes, and the possibility of cross-species infection – is it safe for him to visit the places he usually goes, maybe interact with Bigfoot or some other creature? It was a very interesting conversation, just right to wrap things up.

Anthony Rayson

Anthony is a monthly columnist, appearing in the third week of each month. Anthony Rayson is an American anarchist activist and author. He runs the South Chicago ABC Zine Distro and publishes many zines and pamphlets. DePaul University Archives and Special Collections holds a collection of Rayson’s zines, as well as his compiled political writings […]

Azzurra Crispino

Azzurra is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month. Azzurra Crispino is the co-founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS) a penpal to prisoners and peaceful street demonstration organization which has endorsed the September 9th prisoner strike. She is anĀ Associate Professor of Philosophy at Austin Community College and a contributing author […]

Frank Cordaro

Frank is a weekly guest on our show. Frank Cordaro is a member of the Des Moines Catholic Worker. He is a former Catholic Priest. He has himself spent years and years in federal prison for crossing the line at Offutt, and more recently has been jailed for actions against the drone facility in Des […]

Larry Pinkney

Larry is a monthly columnist, appearing on the third week of each month. Larry James Pinkney is an American political activist. A former member of the original Black Panther Party, and the Republic of New Africa, he served nine years in prison in Canada and the US. Pinkney also served as co-chair of the San […]

M. K. Davis

M.K. is a monthly columnist, appearing on the third week of each month. M.K. Davis has spent years studying Bigfoot/Sasquatch. He is an expert on the Patterson-Gimlin film. He hosts a Bigfoot radio show with Don Monroe, Bigfoot Central. M.K.Davis has been researching the Patterson Sasquatch film for the last 18 years. He has traveled […]

Philip Farruggio

Phil is a weekly guest on our show. Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on WorldNewsTrust.com, TheSleuthJournal.com, Information Clearing house, Op Ed News, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice and many other sites worldwide). Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and […]

Chuck Gregory

Co-founder and co-host of the show, Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Lorraine and assorted exotic pets. He was fortunate to attend Friends Central School in the late ’60s to hone the already strong core beliefs instilled in him by his parents Wayne Lawrence and Marjorie Mock Gregory. His education continued at […]