[act-ma] Wed 4/18/12 FSU-Radio: Peace & Economic Justice with Mike Prokosch 7:00 pm

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Tue Apr 17 04:42:58 PDT 2012


Wed 4/18/12 7:00 pm on OB RADIO (http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> ) 

Peace & Economic Justice

with Mike Prokosch

 

Set your Internet Browser to OBR.FM.

 

Longtime peace and justice activist Mike Prokosch is one of the main
organizers behind the 25% Coalition, which seeks to build support for
cutting the U.S. military budget by 25%, and investing those funds instead
in building and sustaining our communities.  

With the U.S. facing devastating economic and environmental crises, with our
states and cities forced into layoffs and cutbacks, now is the moment to
demand a shift in our country's priorities. Military spending -- now more
than $700 billion per year -- is bankrupting our country and draining the
life blood of our communities.  Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, in
calling for a 25% reduction in military spending, put the issue clearly: "If
we are not able to get military spending under control... we will not be
able to respond to important domestic needs."  With a 25% reduction in
military spending, we could instead fund urgent needs, including jobs,
housing, health care, education, clean energy and infrastructure repairs,
and prevent the layoffs of State and local public workers in the
Commonwealth.

 

Mike has also been helping organize the Free School University's upcoming
Teach-in on Peace and Economic Justice at the April 23rd Occupy Boston
Community Gathering (6:00 to 8:30 pm at St. Paul's Cathedral, 138 Tremont
St, Boston - across from the Park St T Stop - Red or Green Lines)

 

Website: http://www.25percentsolution.com
<http://www.25percentsolution.com/> 

 

Information about The FSU Program and Occupy Boston Radio...

 

Occupy Boston Radio is currently available by internet only.  You can reach
us at http://www.occupyboston.org/radio/ or http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> ,
or by going to http://occupyboston.org <http://occupyboston.org/>  and
choosing "Radio" from the red menu bar at the top of the page.  Once on the
page, click the "play" arrow on the radio player control app to begin
listening.   Listener participation is possible via call-in or IRC chat -
see phone number and link on the radio page.

 

FSU-RADIO is an educational series by Occupy Boston's Free School
University. Our goal is to form an autonomous zone and share skills needed
to maintain that, to entertain educate and enliven Occupiers and the general
public. Our purpose is to provide support and space for skill sharing and
sharing basic info regarding Occupy Boston and to encourage
self-organization, teaching, and learning opportunities.

 

Our Wednesday program consists of TALK radio featuring educational content
such as lectures, panel discussions and interviews.

 

Host: David Knuttunen (guest hosts from time to time)

Time: WED 7-8pm

 

To propose a guest for the program, email fsu at occupyboston.org, or call
David Knuttunen 617-558-5853.

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