Attorney Lynne Stewart has been a major figure in the National Lawyers Guild and a fixture in many communities who relied on her involvement and representation. She's in her 70s and facing years in prison. Today, thousands of people have signed a petition calling for her compassionate release. Heidi Bogosian, the Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild, joins Liberation Radio to discuss the fight for Lynne Stewart's release.
Libya's late President Muammar Qaddafi was a central political figure in Africa, and Libya was a major financial force in the African Union. As Libya continues to struggle with the impact Qaddafi's murder had on the nation's political destiny, the Nation of Islam's Akbar Muhammad joins Liberation Radio to discuss what the imperialist-backed overthrow and murder of Qaddafi has meant for the African Union.
The New York Police Department's notorious stop and frisk policy has generated protests, lawsuits and political challenges. Activists are now drawing attention to the Jackson Heights area of the city, where media reports have exposed police targeting lesbian and gay residents. Stewart Stout joins the program to share what's happening. He recently wrote a piece for the Liberation newspaper's website on the use of stop and frisk specifically against LGBT New Yorkers.