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David Hill, director of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, on the status of the effort on behalf of Leonard

[name removed by request], transgender activist, on queer organizing in a San Francisco college environment

"A jury attributed the deaths of the agents to their wrongful, aggressive behavior in a climate of fear and terror that they had created."

- David Hill
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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
  • Karen on sabbatical, replaced by Ethan St. Pierre
  • Fundraising Thanks
  • Day of Remembrance in Boston
  • J. Michael Bailey (author of "The Man Who Would Be Queen") under NWU investigation for research misconduct
  • Gay marriage in Massachusetts
15:39 Question of the Week
"I am really upset with your show. I have been in a relationship for 15 yrs and I have always been open about being TS (my partner is female) because I started to transition last year she decided to separate and I am really distressed. Why can you guys not interview or talk with real people who split up because of transitioning? Not every cloud has a happy lining. I love my wife and I have always been open with her but now that she can really start to see it she goes into crisis about her own sexuality. Please can you talk with not one but perhaps many people who lost a life time relationship because of being transsexual?. I need to hear about others. Are there any happy stories out there? can people get back together after separating and transitioning?"
(from: Mir)
26:00 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
  • Vote miscount in Boone County, Indiana
  • Massachusetts SJC ruling on gay marriage
  • House introduces resolution condemning international GLBT rights violations
  • ACLU fights Wyoming school that ejects female couple from prom
  • NGLTF publishes first in-depth analysis of laws affecting GLBT youth
  • Olympics to allow transssexuals to compete
  • Met Museum in NYC displays "Bravehearts: Men in Skirts"
  • Southern drawls confound speech recognition technology
  • Woman gains British accent from stroke
  • Latvia makes largest potato salad ever
37:30 On June 26, 1975, two FBI agents died in a shoot-out on the Jumping Bull ranch on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Their deaths punctuated more than 60 murders of Native Americans on the reservation, murders that many have testified were aided and abetted by FBI agents. David Hill, director of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, talks about the current state of the effort to free Leonard Peltier, who it has been proven was framed by the FBI for the agent's deaths.

David is a Chocktaw Indian out of Oklahoma. A longtime member of American Indian Movement, he was at Wounded Knee, site of a Souix massacree in the 1800s and an AIM occupation in 1973. That occupation marked the beginning of a three-year cycle of violence on the Pine Ridge reservation, in which more than 60 tribal members were murdered and many more assaulted, none of which crimes were solved despite the presence of large numbers of FBI agents. According to many accounts, the FBI were aiding and abetting the perpetrators of the violence.

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65:15 National Day of Mourning announcement
66:18 Special Message
67:08 Boston area (and national) announcements
70:28 As always, young people bring great energy and creativity to social activism, and the GLBT movement is no exception. [name reomved by request], a long-time activist in the Boston area, recently moved to San Francisco, where we caught up with him to get his impressions on the current state of west coast GLBT activism.

Unfortunately, [name reomved by request]'s interview was cut short by technical problems. We will invite [name reomved by request] to return another time.

[name reomved by request] graduated last May from Merrimack College, winning the blue gold diversity award and the William K. Cornell multicultural award for bringing multicultural understanding to Merrimack. Upon graduation he moved sight unseen to San Francisco where he continues his activist effort.

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