Guests: Cheri Honkala, YahNe Ndgo, Jody Dodd
In 2000, the Republican National Convention was held in Philadelphia. Because of Philly’s blue-leaning politics, there was an expectedly-high number of protestors who wanted make known their problems with the GOP platform, if not American politics in general. The result was over 400 arrests but just a few dozen convictions resulted. This year, the Dems come to town and in a volatile political year, activists and police alike are gearing up for confrontation. Today on Radio Times, we’ll talk to two protest organizers, CHERI HONKALA national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, and YAHNE NDGO of the “Bernie or Bust” movement. And we’ll be joined by JODY DODD of the Up Against the Law Legal Collective, an organization devoted to informing protestors of their rights.