5/24/12 Challenging the 1% Around the World! No to NATO Summit with Bayan USA and ILPS, Occupy the Farm, and Delhi Sultanate, Word Sound Power

On this week’s show, the last week of fund drive, call 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732, or donate online at kpfa.org during the 7 to 8PM hour:

Photo credit: Apollo Victoria

Contributor R.J. Lozada provides a report back on a sliver, but a significant sliver of the numerous activities surrounding 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago this past weekend. Lozada brings us a perspective, and an audio portrait of the Bayan USA 4th Congress, as well as the formation of the US Chapter of the International League of Peoples Struggles (ILPS).

Carlo Montemayor of the League of Filipino Students from San Francisco State University documented the events and speakers throughout the weekend, you can follow his extensive work on his you tube playlist here.

Photo courtesy of Subconscious Collective

Contributor Ellen Choy sits with Gopal Dayaneni, Movement Generation and core organizer with Occupy the Farm. He gave background on the the Gill Tract and the land reclamation last week (5/17), told us what’s going on currently, and speaks on his personal story – of how he comes from a family history of farmers in India and how he brought 3 generations of his family to work and take action on the Farm.

Bhagwan, for Word Sound PowerBlood Earth. Photo by Kush Badhwar

Contributor Tara Dorabji brings us an interview with Delhi Sultanate, reggae artist, bringing music and film with a social justice edge to India’s prisons and towns. Sultante, part of the Word Sound Power, is the very dynamic response to intrastate terror on human rights and environmental activists calling awareness to land grabs and injustices driven by greed.


Saturday, May 26 Manilatown Heritage Foundation & Nicole Maxali present I Shine U Shine. Comedic & Dramatic Performances, a farewell and a birthday celebration, including an amazing collection of solo performers and comics: Nicole Maxali, Andrea Almario, Kat Evasco, Aivy Cordova, Shanti Charan, Karinda Dobbins, and Lilibeth Henton. Join all of them at the Internation Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/424291590921898/

Saturday, May 26 Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month in the heart of downtown San Jose at the 2012 Future Roots Festival presented by the Asian American Heritage Future Roots Festival, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, and MYX TV. The event is at Plaza de Cesar Chavez from 12PM to 7PM. For more information and to see a list of performers click here: http://www.facebook.com/events/400244156662317/

Sunday, May 27 tune into The Indo-Pacific Edge: Touching Africa, Asia, the Islands & Turtle Island. From 7 to 11 PM tune in to KPFA 94.1FM to listen to indigenous perspectives and expressions, which segments onSeediq Bale: Warriors of the Rainbow, the Pacific Voyagers,fighting human trafficking, and more.

Sunday, May 27, Dub Mission presents Subatomic Sound System featuring special guests Delhi Sultanate of Word Sound Power, and Miss Samara C. The event starts at 9PM at the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here: http://elbo.com/Calendar.php

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