On Friday, January 6th, the newly sworn-in 117th U.S. Congress undertook the normally ceremonial task of certifying the votes of the Electoral College for the 2020 Presidential Election. This year, however, was anything but normal. Hundreds of Republican representatives and senators were prepared to object to the certification. Earlier in the day, President Trump spoke […]
Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU-Wisconsin, talks about that group’s efforts to mitigate violence and allow free speech protest in Kenosha over the failure of prosecution of the police shooter of Jacob Blake.
Madison in the Sixties – October, 1968 Sometime around 1 a.m. on October first, someone cuts the window pane of the state headquarters of the Selective Service System at 1220 Capitol Ct., pours in some gasoline, lights a gas-soaked towel, and tosses it in. The explosion blows out a window, and the fire burns some […]
Today, we hone in on two sites of police violence: at home and in the streets. First, we discuss the unseen epidemic of domestic violence among police officers and military personnel with Stacy Bannerman, including the uptick in domestic violence across households in the U.S. during the pandemic, the higher rates of partner abuse in […]
Today on the show, Allen spends the hour putting the summer’s street protests in historical context by looking at the political valence of riots over time with Joshua Clover, author of Riot. Strike. Riot. Among other things, they talk about reclaiming the word “riot” as a response to state violence, the difference between strikes (the […]
Hong Kong has been the site of a long struggle for democracy. Last year, protesters took to the streets over a controversial extradition bill. And just last month, Beijing imposed a wide-reaching national security law threatening Hong Kong’s autonomy. Today on the show, we hear the latest developments from Timothy McLaughlin, a Hong Kong–based contributing […]