Archive for February, 2011

TRGGR Radio 2.25.2011

Posted: February 26, 2011 by trggradio in Community Organizing, Education


On this episode of TRGGR Radio we speak with coach and high school guidance counselor Dennis Jackson, founder of the western Massachusetts-based P.L.A.Y. (planned learning and achievement for youth) program. We spoke about the origins of that program as one that combines academic success with athletics, as well as the camp’s current financial difficulties. We also hear and discuss commentary on how we can connect current global movements from Sujani Reddy, professor of American and Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies at Amherst College. Also, included here is Mumia Abu Jamal’s latest commentary “Cracks in the Empire.” Enjoy and send us your feedback by commenting on this page, via Facebook, or via email: trggrfreedom@gmail.com. Peace.

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Militarism, Censorship, and ECAASU

Posted: February 24, 2011 by trggradio in Uncategorized

This commentary “The Military Wants Us to Say We’re Sorry” by Lai Wa Wu and Vijay Prashad details a recent conflict over the keynote addresses they presented at the East Coast Asian American Students’ Union conference, which recently convened at UMass, Amherst. See related post below under “Solidarity.”

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#Jan25 – Egypt (Emcees rep the Egyptian Struggle)

Posted: February 20, 2011 by trggradio in Politics

#Jan25 Egypt – Omar Offendum, The Narcicyst, Freeway, Ayah, Amir Sulaiman (Prod. by Sami Matar)

#Jan25 – Egypt (Emcees rep the Egyptian Struggle)

Posted: February 20, 2011 by trggradio in Politics

#Jan25 Egypt – Omar Offendum, The Narcicyst, Freeway, Ayah, Amir Sulaiman (Prod. by Sami Matar)

Solidarity: The Concept in Practice

Posted: February 19, 2011 by trggradio in Education, Politics


Solidarity: The Concept in Practice
This audio is from a recent panel discussion about the practice of solidarity during the East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference held at UMass, Amherst on February 19, 2011. The panelists were Sujani Reddy of Amherst College; Agustin Lao-Montes of UMass Amherst; Jennifer Guglielmo and Elizabeth Armstrong of Smith College; and Kara Lynch and Chris Tinson of Hampshire College and TRGGR Radio. Panel Description: This panel picks up on a central facet of the Third World student strikes that led to the formation of Asian/Pacific/American Studies within the U.S. academy: the practice of “solidarity,” and specifically anti-colonial, international solidarity among student leaders. Participants will extend the discussion on solidarity as a political practice that continues to animate movements for social justice. We will speak to what solidarity has meant or might mean in the context of the movement against apartheid in South Africa, the International Solidarity Movement for justice in Palestine, prison abolition, hip-hop, Afro-Latin@ movements in a North/South framework, movements for Puerto Rican decolonial-liberation, the Zapatistas, movements against corporate-led globalization, campus based movements for workers rights, and immigrant rights in the U.S. Through we will focus on the particular forms that solidarity has taken on college and university campuses. The audio begins just as Prof. Lao-Montes began his presentation. Enjoy.


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TRGGR Radio – Feb. 19, 2011

Posted: February 19, 2011 by trggradio in Uncategorized


On this shortened episode of TRGGR Radio we turn brief attention to the Take Back the Land movement gaining traction and growing in momentum across the country. We also comment on a local initiative to preserve one of the only black-owned businesses in the town of Amherst. We hear commentary from Mumia Abu-Jamal on the transitions taking place in Egypt. And we were blessed by the live in-studio spoken word poetry of artist-activist Unique Q. Mical. Enjoy.

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