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RNC 8 on Democracy Now


ok, I know this is a late posting, but better late then never, right?


The RNC 8 on Democracy Now! Weds. Feb 18

The RNC 8 case will be featured on Democracy Now!  The
show can be heard live at 7amCST on WBAI 99.5 in NYC (http://stream.wbai.org)
and at 12pmCST in the Twin Cites on KFAI 90.3 (http://kfai.org) Check local
listings for other areas.

In Minneapolis, Democracy Now! is aired on MTN TV channel 17 at 7am and
10pm, and in St. Paul it’s aired on SPNN channel 15 at 7am and 4pm.

Attorney Jordan Kushner and his client Luce Guillen-Givens will be on the
air in the second half hour. They’ll discuss the latest in the case, the
ramifications of prosecutions, and some other surprises. Democracy Now!
archives their shows in audio and video right away at

Turn on, Tune In, Fight the Power!
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But if Not

Cory Doctorow, a fantastic science fiction and young adult author posted a Martin Luther King Jr. civil disobediance speech, ” But If Not” on Boing Boing today.

“I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live.You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be, and one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid.

You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab or shoot or bomb your house. So you refuse to take a stand.

Well, you may go on and live until you are ninety, but you are just as dead at 38 as you would be at ninety.

And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.

You died when you refused to stand up for right.

You died when you refused to stand up for truth.

You died when you refused to stand up for justice.”


Thoughts?  I have some.

Here is a link to the Democracy Now webiste were you can listen to the speech.  The speech is from 1967 and the link was posted in 2002, but regardless of the time, the ideas behind the speech are timeless and just as relevant today as they were 41 years ago.

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