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UNDOCUMENTED & UNAFRAID: Interview with Dulce & Luis of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance

Posted in INTERVIEWS with tags , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by radioautonomia

11/11/13 Interview with Dulce Guerrero & Luis Leon of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance

Click HERE to listen to the complete interview.

DULCE GUERRERO was born in Mexico and migrated to the state of Georgia along with her family at the age of two. Growing up she knew that the threat of deportation and family separation was real, but never imagined that it would hit so close to home. In January 2011, Dulce became involved in immigrant’s rights after a traffic violation landed her mother in jail. She is currently an Undocumented youth organizer and the Secure Your Own Community trainer for NIYA. From organizing walk outs, to stopping deportations and participating in civil disobedience Dulce has become active in defending the community which she has been a part of for the last 18 years.

LUIS LEON was born in Veracruz, Mexico. At 5 years old, his family moved to North Carolina where he lived until finishing high school in 2011. Not able to afford college due to his immigration status, Luis’ family decided that he would go back to México on his own and continue his educational career there. After he received the news that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was passed, he resolved to come back to the US and return to his home. In July of 2013 Luis got the opportunity to be part of the Dream 9. This group of undocumented youths, who had been deported because of their immigration status, attempted to cross the US border demanding to be let in on humanitarian grounds. Along with the rest of the Dream 9, he was detained and spent 15 days in Eloy Detention center. Through the organizing of NIYA and other organizations, he and the rest of the Dream 9 were released and allowed to return to their homes in the United States.

FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.theniya.org

http://www.dreamactivist.org/

Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay DECEMBER SHOW

Posted in SHOWS with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2012 by radioautonomia

{FULL SHOW and INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS ARE POSTED BELOW}

For our December show, we start out with a report from DJ Plebe covering a recent Day of Action in Sevilla, Spain which happened last November 24. Hundreds of people from all over Andalucia took the streets to protest the housing crisis. An empty apartment building was occupied by 18 families who had lost their homes.

That story is followed by the return of our Durito Story hour segment honoring civil society and paying tribute to those who fight for it.

We also hear an interview with Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture of the Black Panthers, in Chiapas as part of his new art and media project called Zapantera Negra.

From there, we move to Mexico City, to discuss the violent repression against protesters yesterday in the context of the inauguration of the new president, Enrique Peña Nieto.

And finally, our last segment is from two panels from last Months event at the Holdout, called Our Lips are Sealed: Grand Jury Resistance.  These Panels discuss the history and current context of Federal Grand Juries as a mode of state repression and criminalization of dissent, as well as strategies for community resistance against Grand Juries and how we can increase our own power to fight against the state using alternative media.

LINKS

Corrala Ilusión: http://corralailusion.blogspot.com/

AUDIOS

1. Full Show

2. Report from Spain: #N24 Housing Actions and Occupation of the Corrala Ilusión

3. Durito Story Time

4. Interview with Emory Douglas about Zapantera Project

5. Discussion of D1Mx: Repression in Mexico City

6. Grand Juries Past & Present Panel

7. Grand Jury Media Defense Strategies Panel

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE: Our Lips Are Sealed- Grand Jury Defense

Posted in SPECIAL REPORTS with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2012 by radioautonomia

Recordings from panels at the event “Our Lips Are Sealed- Grand Jury Defense” which took place Sunday November 11, 2012 at The Holdout Social Center in Oakland, California.

From the Event Page: “Considering that recently, over half a dozen people in the Pacific Northwest have received Grand Jury subpoenas in the last few months, houses connected to OWS organizers have been raided, and many of our comrades down here are facing very serious charges, folks have put together a Grand Jury panel/discussion that is going to be very focused on how we (the collective Left in the Bay Area) can protect ourselves and each other in the case of heightened repression.

This full day event features short presentations from folks with Grand Jury experience — Kristian Williams (author of Our Enemies in Blue), Richard Brown from the SF8, and others.”

* Only the panel presentations were recorded. The discussions and Q&A are not included here.

(Click on the Panel Title to hear the audio)

Panel 1: Legal Rights with Megan, Dan, Sami

Panel 2: Grand Juries Past & Present with Dennison, Kristian, and Richard

Panel 3: Media Strategies with Claude and Kristian

Panel 4: Family Matters, Self Care & PTSD with Mona and Mickey

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