September 2014: activist Amanda Lickers on Reclaim Turtle Island, and the repeated victimization of Janay Rice

Activist and member of the Onondowaga nation Amanda Lickers was in studio to discuss her grassroots radical media project, Reclaim Turtle Island. The project has produced several films and aims to build capacity for Indigenous and anticolonial struggles in Turtle Island, including the extraction of oil from tar sands. Amanda will speak to us about Reclaim Turtle Island, decolonization, divestment, and indigenous solidarity.

Also, earlier thins month, TMZ released a video of football player Ray Rice punching his fiancee, now wife, Janay in an elevator. The Baltimore Ravens, Ray’s team, subsequently posted a disturbing tweet that  “Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident." Since then, Ray has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL. Led by Mercedes, we will discuss how Janay Rice is being victimized over and over again.