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- 09 / 07 / 04 -
A special program covering the events of last week, Emmanuel follows a march past Union Square and onto 16th Street in New York City, police barricade the street and prevent people from leaving, the police begin to drag people away, a bystander is "unarrested," Emmanuel fails to convince the cops that he's part of the press, the first WBAI report, the scary transition of the police, trying to make sense of it all, Emmanuel hides a phone so he can communicate from jail, floodlights are brought to the scene, keeping the recorder going after handcuffs are applied, the arrestees are lined up against a wall, loud chanting from surrounding streets, Emmanuel's bag with the running tape recorder is stuffed in a plastic bag, Emmanuel cuts a hole in the bag, "Shop in the Name of War," repeated complaints about tight handcuffs, a second WBAI report from the Tombs the following day with Emmanuel's update on what the detainees had to put up with so far, how the arrests took place, conditions at Pier 57, the deteriorating situation at the Tombs, more discussion will take place on this week's "Off The Hook."
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- 09 / 14 / 04 -
The show is six minutes late, the Internet feed is all messed up, Emmanuel gets ever closer to insanity, an invitation to listeners to talk about the imprisonment issue, Emmanuel's written recollections are now online, how so many other stories about the police actions are being published on the Internet, why speaking out is important even though there are far greater injustices, the unprecedented nature of what happened, dangerous progressions, the unfairness of categorizations made against many of the protestors, why Emmanuel didn't have a New York City police press pass, how the detainees followed all of the police orders, the change in the mood of the city as soon as Bush left town, Republican outrage at the arrests, a demonstration of how bad the Internet stream sounds, sounds from the August 29th march where 500,000 people paraded through the streets of New York, the reaction to the Fox News screens, sounds of another band, the scene in Central Park, the challenge for a cop to call in, Emmanuel's disturbing conclusions about police, the many lies that were told to the detainees, Emmanuel was transferred to 12 different cells, feedback to last week's show, a call from a police officer, ways that the actions of the police caused more disruption than those of the demonstrators, a New York City Council hearing is scheduled for tomorrow to investigate the actions of the police, Emmanuel's hearing is October 1.
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- 09 / 21 / 04 -
Emmanuel is suspicious of the fact that all of the equipment seems to be working, Election Day is six weeks away, John Kerry seems to not be campaigning hard enough, why the situation in Iraq isn't a real war, the need for Democrats to start offending people, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq is arrested at a Laura Bush talk, surveillance cameras are set to be installed in Chicago, some of the suspicious activity these cameras will focus on, surveillance in casinos, Emmanuel's difficulty getting past the events of the convention, an audio excerpt of an empassioned argument at Union Square on the day Emmanuel was arrested, why there was no need for a police presence, another story of the arrests on August 31 from the Washington Post, why some people are compelled to take ACDs, Emmanuel will be pleading not guilty, the disgusting conditions at Pier 57, some of the blatant mistruths being uttered by the NYPD concerning what happened, another account from an arrestee, Emmanuel is hesitant to be involved in other protests, listener mail.
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- 09 / 28 / 04 -
Cat Stevens, analyzing the lyrics for hidden terrorist messages, the Yusuf Islam controversy, a word of advice to Hamas, the Bush policy of not giving out information on suspects, an American born "enemy combatant" is deported, some of the conditions attached to this deal, the ominous trend of secret detentions in this country, how the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, there are connectivity issues at the station, the Bush campaign implies that electing Kerry will threaten the security of the nation, another way to defeat electronic voting, the presidential debates are about to begin, a call from Brother Bill, the overstructured format of the debates, highlights from the 32 pages of directions, how Clinton was at his best when confronted on WBAI, a slide show tonight focuses on pictures from the Republican Convention including the march up 7th Avenue (mistakenly referred to as 8th Avenue during the show).
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