Posts Categorized: John Knefel

Private surveillance companies are marketing their products to cops by showing how they can be used on protesters

John here. That’s a long headline, but it’s accurate. I wrote about these private spies for Rolling Stone’s website, and you should go read it and share because you probably think first amendment rights are super important. The quick summary is that as cops are becoming more militarized, they’re also moving into intelligence gathering —… Read more »

Human Rights groups say US killing programs are violations of the law of war

Hey scoochers, John here. Today, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International both released massive, important reports on the US drone / killing programs in Yemen and Pakistan. I covered them for Rolling Stone’s website, which you can read here. If you want more information about both reports, you can read Sarah Knuckey’s post over at… Read more »

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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to catch up on all the news about abusive men since last week. Also, listener mail updates on Rebecca Black, and the countdown to Thanksgiving continues. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The problem with cooking shows 12:21 - Melissa Gira Grant on how we talk about abuse and sex workers 43:03 - Listener mail 57:35 - Credits, “Hot Topic” by Fits 58:57 - Finish
More allegations and corroboration against Roy Moore, education civil rights activists band together to try to combat Betsy Devos’s dismantling of the Office of Civil Rights, and listener mail. Betsy Devos photo by the U.S. Dept. of Education courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Barefoot Contessa saves Thanksgiving 10:46 - Morning John on Moore, Sessions, and Don Jr. 35:15 - Betsy DeVos targets students with disabilities 50:06 - Listener mail 57:59 - Credits, “Powerful Love” by Field Medic 59:25 - Finish
We spend the hour on last week’s reporting on Roy Moore and Louis CK. Louis CK photo by Spc. Elayseah Woodard-Hinton courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - An overview of the reporting on Moore and CK 16:02 - Morning John 43:47 - Thoughts on teaching consent 57:32 - Credits, “Three Triangles” by And So I Watch You From Afar 58:47 - Finish
Morning John on how Harvey Weinstein tried to cover up the women making accusations against him, and a whole lot of listener mail. Harvey Weinstein Photo by David Shankbone courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It went from pleasantly cold to too cold immediately 05:28 - Morning John on Weinstein’s efforts to suppress women reporting him 25:30 - Listener mail grab bag 39:30 - Listener mail on anti fascist organizing 57:33 - Credits, “Last Night All My Dreams Came True” by Wild Beast 58:58 - Finish
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to bask in the victories from Election Day 2017. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s another good news show 01:28 - Morning John on “Trumpism without Trump” 26:31 - Jesse Myerson on the political takeaways from the election victories 58:28 - Credits, “I’ll Share a Life” by And So I Watch You From Afar 59:46 - Finish
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss the fact that we actually had a good election day! Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Birthday Gideon 02:34 - Morning John on election day takeaways 25:49 - Melissa Gira Grant on election day specifics 57:37 - Credits, “Punk Drunk & Trembling” by Wild Beasts 58:54 - Finish
Another mass shooting in Texas, Morning John on the Paradise Papers, and what happens when a business start-up expands into education. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thoughts on the shooting in Texas 15:32 - John on what the Paradise Papers confirm about financial corruption 38:31 - WeWork thinks it can do school and it’s offensive 58:22 - Credits, “The Light” by Ora Cogan 59:57 - Finish
John joins us to catch up on Donna Brazile’s book detailing corruption in the DNC, and listener thoughts on a DemEnter versus a DemExit. Donna Brazile photo by Tim Pierce courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Go vote! 02:47 - John in the studio on the DNC 27:57 - Listener mail on IQ 43:15 - Listener thoughts on the Democratic party 57:00 - Credits, “Do You Hear Me Boy” by Donora 58:20 - Finish