Nov 16 2005

Wednesday – November 16, 2005

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Internet Governance Discussed at World Summit
GUEST: Lee McKnight, member of the Internet Governance project, Associate Prof. of information studies, Syracuse University

Internet GovernanceNegotiators from more than 100 countries are meeting in Tunisia for the World Summit on the Information Society, under the United Nations auspices. The main focus is on who will control the internet. Up until now, an independent US-based entity, called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, was overseeing the handing out of domain names. As is standard practice in all international meetings, actual negotiations take place before the meetings begin, and last night, an 11-th hour agreement behind closed doors left the United States with ultimate oversight of the main computers that direct the Internet’s flow of information, commerce and dissent. I spoke yesterday with Lee McKnight, a member of the Internet Governance project, and Associate Prof. of information studies, Syracuse University.

For more information visit the Internet Governance Project.

New Orleans Meets Benton Harbor
GUESTS: Rev. Edward Pinkney, Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Leah Jah, Chair of the Causeway Concentration Camp Committee in New Orleans.

New Orleans Causeway - residents waiting for busesOn Thursday, November 17th, national and international speakers will come together in Los Angeles to make connections between their movements for justice. Coordinated by Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike, this event will bring together speakers from Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, Haitian resistance, the movement against Racism in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and the grassroots movement for justice in New Orleans. Among the scheduled speakers is Reverend Edward Pinkney of BANCO the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization which is a community organization that is fighting racism, police brutality, and corruption in Benton Harbor. Benton Harbor is a town with 70% unemployment and more people in prison per capita than anywhere in the world. The city also gained media attention following a rebellion two years ago that was provoked after an aggressive police chase caused the death of a young black motorcyclist. Also speaking, is Leah Jah, Chair of the Causeway Concentration Camp Committee; an organization that was founded in the wake of the Katrina disaster.

Bringing together: Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution; the new Haitian Revolution vs the US coup and US-backed UN occupation; the movement against racism in Benton Harbor, Michigan; the Women’s Caucus of the People’s Hurricane Relief and Reconstruction Coalition, with grassroots LA campaigns

Thursday, November 17th 7PM
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 West Adams Blvd., LA (3 blks west of Arlington)

Spanish & Creole translation available, call ahead if you need translation and/or childcare

The event features:

  • Sharmini Peries Int’l Relations Advisor to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
  • Bolivar Ramilus Haitian peasant leader & former member of the Haitian Parliament under President Aristide, member of Fanmi Lavalas party, President of the Haitian Parliament’s Commission on Peasant Affairs
  • Rev. Edward Pinkney from BANCO (Black Autonomy Network Community Organization) in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Women’s Caucus of the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund and Reconstruction Coalition, from New Orleans

For more information call 323-292-7405 or email: web page:

Student Activists Get Organized
GUEST: Anitra Wetzel, student at LA Valley College, President of Students for Peace

Stop the War ConferenceSeveral student-led events against the war are taking place this week and earlier this morning I spoke with LA based student activist Anitra Wetzel.

Wednesday November 16, 2005
Let’s Talk About Iraq: A Teach-in and Panel Discussion at Los Angeles Valley College. On Wednesday November 16 from 11:30am to 2pm at the Los Angeles Valley College, Monarch Hall

Saturday November 19, 2005
STOP THE WAR Fall Conference in Los Angeles takes place this Saturday, November 19, 2005, at Manual Arts High School, 4131 S. Vermont in Los Angeles, CA. 90037. The event is from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

There will be plenaries and workshops all day long featuring people like Sonali Kolhatkar, David Bacon, John Bellamy Foster, Barbara Trent, and many others.

Plenary speakers and workshops will include both faculty and student voices with a diversity of viewpoints. Workshops will invite active participation with attendees. Documentary videos and an informational display area will be available all day. An informal evening program will include food, music, dancing, and an open microphone.
For more information, visit

Son Jarocho Troupe Live in Studio
GUESTS: Los Cojolites, Noe Gonzalez, Ricardo Perri, Saul Bernal Zamudio, Benito Cortez, Jacob Hernandez

Los CojolitesLos Cojolites is a group of young Son Jarocho musicians that are in town playing concerts and organizing workshops. The group is named after a bird noted for its lengthy and sonorous song and that was once venerated as a god of the trees by indigenous people. Emerging from the Center for Documentation and Research of Son Jarocho in Jaltipan, Vera Cruz, Los Cojolites travels the world performing one of Mexico’s traditional song forms, Son Jarocho. They are currently in the Los Angeles area performing and organizing workshops. They join us today live in studio to speak about Son Jarocho.

Los Cojolites will be holding a workshop in Santa Ana this Thursday at 7pm at the Mexican Consulate, as well as playing a concert there on Friday night at 8pm. The Mexican Consulate is located at 828 North Broadway in Santa Ana. For more information visit They will also be returning to LA next Tuesday, November 22 at the South Central Farmers at Alameda and 41st.

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2 Responses to “Wednesday – November 16, 2005”

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    I would like to be able to hear this show again; I heard it when it first streamed in November. Any way to get the file? It’s currently doesn’t download well. Thanks

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