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Protest Music

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Protest Music

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Protest Music

Protest and topical music including comedy. We're interested in the history of protest music, for instance labor songs, civil rights songs, anti war songs. We also feature contemporary protest music and we particularly want to hear your protest songs.

This is an open group. Please join and post your diaries. If you want to help manage the group message me and I'll make you a BlogEditor.

Of course Protest Music is on topic. But it doesn't have to be both. Protest or Music. Protest is on topic. Music is on topic.

 Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Solidarity Sing Along Citations
 

In a 3-0 ruling, Wisconsin’s Fourth District Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court’s ruling that an administrative rule used to arrest and cite peaceful protesters in the Wisconsin Capitol during the summer of 2013 violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

(image by Leslie Amsterdam)

State Capitol Police issued approximately 400 citations in July, August, and September of 2013 to people who were participating in or observing a weekday singing protest known as the Solidarity Sing Along. Singers have gathered at the state Capitol for a noon-hour sing along every weekday since March 11, 2011. They sing songs supportive of various progressive causes as well as songs that are critical of the current governor, Scott Walker, and the legislature.

One of those arrested and cited was Michael Crute, co-host of a Madison radio talk show known as The Devil’s Advocates. Mr. Crute’s case was dismissed in February, 2014 by Dane County Circuit Court Judge John Markson. The State Attorney General at the time, Republican J.B. Van Hollen, appealed the Crute ruling along with a number of other dismissals. Today’s decision upholds the finding of the lower court.
Capitol Police placed this sign in the rotunda of the Wisconsin Capitol shortly after noon today
Judge Markson was one of 10 Dane County Circuit judges to find the administrative rule unconstitutional. Most of the other cases have been dismissed on similar findings. A few cases were put on hold by some of the judges, as were the dismissals that were appealed, pending today’s decision.  

Mr. Crute, quoted on his radio show’s web site, was understandably delighted with today’s ruling:

“I feel vindicated today, I’m 2-0 against Scott Walker,” Crute said.

“In his State of the State address, Scott Walker said we should stand with the French, stand for freedom of press, stand for free speech. But this Governor would arrest those that protest his policies. He would have arrested the media that tried to to expose those unconstitutional arrests,” Crute continued.

Regular participants of the Solidarity Sing Along are equally pleased with today's ruling. The Sing Along's string of lunch hour protests was not broken during the Walker administration's crackdown despite the arrests and citations. The streak now stands at well over 1,000.
 Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Thank God It's Giovedì"
 

If it's Thursday on The After Show with Wink & Justice; then Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it)!

A San Francisco Public Defender is arrested by San Francisco Police outside court for telling police they cannot question and photograph her client; alleging the White House proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a War on Alaska, Alaskan Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski, presses a vote to open 27 million acres of Lower 48 National Parks to mining, drilling and logging; and dozens of Native American kids were forced to flee a South Dakota hockey match when fans in a luxury sky box hurled beer and racial insults on them.

Because of an important business trip and unable to appear on The Last Half, today, we revisit a recent conversation with our Finance News and Monetary Policy "Burrow" Chief, Arliss Bunny, author of "The Smart Bunny's Guide to Debt, Deficit and Austerity."

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player link and other info below the Orange Flourish.

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The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8 am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it!) and Angle of Repose Fridays

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 Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"
 

It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya.

A large study thoroughly debunks one of the sneakiest abortion restrictions; the New Mexico prosecutor who filed murder charges against local cops is becoming a Police target herself; and investigators were not tipping at windmills when they discovered the coffin of Spanish author, Miguel de Cervantes.

On The Last Half today, we revisit a recent conversation with Government and World Affairs Bureau Chief, Will McLeod and guest Izzy Galvez, about Gamer Gate.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

(All opinions, anti-Shock Jock schtick, obtuse references & feigned humility are strictly that of Justice Putnam and not necessarily that of the management, affiliates, sponsors, benefactors or other shows on Netroots Radio.)

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.

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The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8 am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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 Danny Schmidt gets me again
 

My favorite modern day singer/songwriter has never shied away from telling it like he sees it.  I love his voice, I love his music, and his heart.  And I really love the way he expresses his views on what is right and wrong.  Years ago, songs on Columbine and 9/11 really went straight to my core. He's about to release a new album...I just listened to a demo acoustic version.  And again, one song really stood out to me.  Straight from the heart, no holding back.

 Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
 
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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…

Wish Granted

Pete Seeger died one year ago this week. I was tooling around the You Tube yesterday, and I found this clip of "This Land Is Your Land" from Farm Aid 2013---just four months before he died at 94---in which Pete added a "verse you never heard before." It starts at 2:29:


New York is my home, New York is your home
from the upstate mountains down to the ocean foam
With all kind of people
Yes, we're polychrome!
New York was meant to be frack-free!
And the crowd, of course, goes nuts.

This is one of those times I hope there's the kind of afterlife where the departed can still look down and see what's going on here. Because it would be cool if Pete knew that, a little over a year after he sang that, New York listened.

Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

 Alan Grayson mulls a run for Marco Rubio's Senate seat
 
Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson
Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is contemplating a Senate run
Outspoken Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson represents a safe Orlando-area district, but it seems he has bigger things in mind. Scott Powers of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Grayson is talking about running for U.S. Senate, where Republican incumbent Marco Rubio looks likely to give up his seat in order to run for president.

Grayson says he's waiting to see how the Democratic field develops and is in no hurry to make up his mind. He doesn't sound particularly afraid of his potential primary rivals ... with one exception. Grayson told the Sentinel, "I think that we'd be able to put together a very interesting and effective campaign. I think it would be likely that I get the Democratic nomination, unless Debbie Wasserman Schultz decides to run, which is certainly possible—in fact, likely." Still, Grayson sounds interested in going for it, even if he needs to get through Rubio.

Wasserman Schultz, who represents a South Florida House seat and currently leads the DNC, has been mentioned as a potential candidate and didn't shut the door on running. She only said, "My only focus right now is serving the people of Florida's 23rd district in Congress and electing a Democrat as the 45th president of the United States in 2016."

Plenty of other Democrats are eying this seat, especially if Rubio bails. Rep. Patrick Murphy has publicly expressed interest in a promotion, and plenty of national Democrats would love to see him as their nominee. However, Murphy's reputation as a centralist could be a double-edged sword for him. It helped him easily hold his light red House seat during the 2014 GOP wave, but it could play poorly with primary voters against someone like Grayson.

Grayson may have the opposite issue: He's beloved by many party activists but his very aggressive style could hurt him among swing voters. But one thing's for sure: Neither Grayson, Murphy, nor Wasserman Schultz would have any problem raising cash. Some other potential Democratic candidates include Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn; Rep. Ted Deutch; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; state Sen. and 2010 attorney general nominee Dan Gelber; Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum; and Rep. Gwen Graham.

There is no shortage of Republicans who could run to succeed Rubio. Attorney General Pam Bondi is likely to run for the Senate or governorship soon, and her campaign consultant didn't rule out a Senate bid. Rubio himself named former state House Speaker Will Weatherford and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera as possible candidates.

Other possibilities include Rep. Vern Buchanan; state Sen. Anitere Flores; Rep. John Mica; Rep. Jeff Miller; and former Rep. Allen West. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam could also go for it, but the Sentinel says they're focusing on the 2018 gubernatorial race, when Gov. Rick Scott will be termed-out. Rubio's camp says he's only weeks away from deciding on a presidential bid, and a lot of dominoes will fall no matter what he does.

 An Open Letter To The Guys Who Run The World
 

Hi! This is directed to the hundred, or couple hundred, people who actually run things. I don't pretend to know who you are, whether you're some sinister Council of Illuminati or just a bunch of boring guys in impeccable suits. But you guys know who you are. I just need to pass on an important message to you, which I'll get to in a bit.

First off, congratulations. I'm told the top 1 percent now holds a full 51% of the world's wealth, and the top 80 of you alone hold as much wealth as the whole bottom half of humanity (3.5 billion people). Pretty sweet! And I want to reassure you, I'm not speaking from a place of resentment here. I'm not here to scold you, or pass moral judgement on you and your class. Seriously, I'm not. In fact, I'm trying to be the best friend you'll ever have.

I'm no one special, by the way. Just another of the proles out here in Sector Twelve. Many of my friends, by the way, are convinced that you have no regard for us at all down here in the 99% - that we might as well all be cockroaches as far as you're concerned. I have no idea whether that's true or not (you may, however, want to talk to some of your friends who have been doing their best to reinforce this view), but I certainly hope it's not - that at least a few of you might be afflicted with the curse of "empathy" or "human feeling." I'm not here to debate that. And anyway, it's irrelevant. I'm not going to appeal to your theoretical sense of empathy. I'm going to appeal to your self-interest.

But I said I had an important message to pass on to you. Sorry, almost forgot. Here it is:

You really need to help us save the world. Not only that, it is in your best interests to do so!

 Fox News Did What?
 

We're used to sentences beginning with 'Fox News' and ending with 'told a lie,' 'made up facts,' 'had an idiot guest 'expert,' and so on.  But how many times do you read 'Fox News Apologizes?'  (Granted, they didn't apologize for that stupid 'Muslim no-go-zones' nonsense until it caused international outrage and got them mercilessly mocked by comedians here and in France, so don't worry, they haven't turned over a new leaf . . . . )

 The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"
 

(All opinions, anti-Shock Jock Schtick, obtuse references & feigned humility are strictly that of Justice Putnam and not necessarily that of the management, affiliates, sponsors, benefactors or other shows on Netroots Radio.)

"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned.

Wikipedia is set to ban all feminists from editing GamerGate articles; an ex-CIA officer is found guilty of espionage for leaking information to New York Times' journalist, James Risen; and the owner of the New England Patriots demands an apology.

For The Last Half today, we will revisit a recent conversation we had with David Atkins on income inequality.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.

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The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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 The Justice Dept on Netroots Radio Presents: "Every Road Leads To Water"
 

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The Justice Department is on Netroots Radio.com Sundays 8pm to 9pm Pacific and Mondays 9pm to Midnight Pacific. Powered by Unity Radio Net!

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

The playlist for Sunday 25 January 15 8pm to 9pm Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ Every Road Leads To Water ~~

1 - The Smiths -- I Know It's Over
2 - Vashti Bunyan -- Train Song
3 - Nick Drake -- Day is Done
4 - Paper Dollhouse -- Moon
5 - Jeff Buckley -- Forget Her
6 - Cheval Sombre -- She Went Walking In The Rain
7 - Four Tet -- You Could Ruin My Day

Station Break

8 - War -- So
9 - Malo -- Suavecito
10 - El Chicano -- Sabor a Mi
11 - Laura Nyro -- It's Gonna Take a Miracle
12 - Estella Blain -- Solitude
13 - Rita Mitsouko -- Le Petit Train
14 - Manu Chao -- Mi Vida

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