In the United States, if one is African American and Transgendered, you have a 30% chance of finding yourself behind bars. This is what the Prison Radio Show recently learned while interviewing Katie Burgess from the Trans Youth Support Network from Minneapolis, in Minnesota. We spoke to Katie in regards to the case of Chrishaun Cece McDonald, a Black Transgendered Woman who was arrested and is now facing two counts of second degree murder charges after herself and her LGBTQ Black friends were verbally and physically attacked and had to defend themselves against a group of whites, of which at least one was showing off his Swastika tattoo during the attack. This interview was recorded on January 6th.
We have an update on The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights with Dorothy Ninham, of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin, who is one of the coordinators and participants on this cross-country journey.
We also air the audio from a video made by the Leonard Peltier Offense Defense Committee in regards to Leonard’s present situation: that being that he is in solitary confinement.
We also have an interview with Barry Cardinal, of the Cree Nation, one of the organizers for an upcoming Rally in Vancouver for the International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier which will be taking place on Feb. 4.
We also have an audio piece from a video made by the Leonard Peltier Offense Defense Committee in regards to Leonard’s present situation, that being that he is in Solitary Confinement.
You can download audio here