Monday, May 28, 2012

New contact email for DefendersLIVE radio

The team at DefendersLIVE finally decided to have our own email address. Please use it for any show related inquiries or productive comments:

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DefendersLIVE May 28:
On Tuesday, May 22, a group of prisoners held in Virginia's notorious Red Onion Super-Max prison began a hunger strike to demand that the Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) follow its own regulations in regard to meals, sanitation, isolation, safety and procedures for processing prisoner grievances. To support these courageous prisoners, a press conference was held Wed., May 23 at 11 a.m. outside DOC headquarters in Richmond, sponsored by the Richmond chapter of SPARC (Supporting Prisoners and Advocating for Radical Change). (See: SPARC members Isis Hodari, Adam Ryan and Joshua DePaolis provided an update and background on this struggle and SPARC's goals for radical change in our nation's prison industrial system.


Solidarity with Red Onion State Prison Hunger Strikers - Letter-Writing Party -
Vigil in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers -

Monday, May 21, 2012


1. Ashley Williams update; CORRECT HEARING DATE: June 4th not 6th
2. Court date for capital step protesters: May 25
3. Mayor's Poverty Commission hearings in Gilpin Court tonight and Hull St., Wednesday at Southside community center
4. School Rezoning hearings 6:30 May 29 at Geo Wythe HS and 31 at John Marshall HS. School Brd. Meeting June 18 7pm at City Hall
5. June 15: TRAP hearing in Glen Allen Dept of Health
6. Recent NATO & G8 protests
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Monday, May 14, 2012

DefendersLIVE today: Part 2 of the Interview with Naseem Rakha, journalist and author of The Crying Tree, a novel about the death penalty and its impact on the victim, the workers, the guilty, and its essential impotence as a crime prevention tool in our society. Noon on 97.3 LP FM and live streamed on

Monday, May 7, 2012

Part 2 with Naseem Rakha posted

Part 2 of the interview with Naseem Rakha, journalist and author of The Crying Tree, has now been posted. Click on the Listen tab above.

Part 1 will be rebroadcast (online at only) at 11am and 2pm and the podcast will be posted on this blog by Wednesday.

Thanks for your patience.
- Ana