Kade Crockford, The FBI, Dr. King & the Technology of Spying; Amelia Bonow, Shout Your Abortion; Bob Avakian, Capitalism and the Oppression of Women

The Lessons from the FBI Targeting of Martin Luther King Jr. and Why We Should Be Worried About Amazon Supplying Technology to the FBI


We'll speak with Kade Crockford, Director of the Massachusetts ACLU Technology for Liberty Program  on the FBI, the targeting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the Bureau's attempts to acquire advanced technology, like facial recognition software. She warns, "The FBI that spied on King and today classifies Black civil rights activists as 'extremists' is now partnering with Big Tech to amass unprecedented surveillance powers that history has taught us will be used to target communities of color, religious minorities, dissidents and immigrants."

Amelia Bonow, co-founder of Shout Your Abortion, on fighting the stigma imposed on women who choose to have an abortion

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On the 47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade we'll speak with Amelia Bonow, co-founder of Shout Your Abortion, which encourages and enables women to share their abortion experiences online without “sadness, shame or regret” for the purpose of “destigmatization, normalization, and putting an end to shame." Tens of thousands worldwide have shared their abortion experiences online using the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion. Shout Your Abortion recently projected their slogan "Abortion is Freedom," Trump Tower in New York.

Bob Avakian Answers a Question on Capitalism and the Oppression of Women


We'll hear a clip from Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, on why you can't end the oppression of women under the system of capitalism/imperialism. He responds to the question, "Why does private ownership of the means of production result in oppression of women?" This is part of the Q&A that followed a talk given in several cities in the summer of 2018, Why We Need an Actual Revolution, and How We Can Really Make Revolution.  You can access the entire speech, plus Q&A here.