Podcast: POP Daily Protest Update.

This is my first podcast. There are countless topics I could have used to kick off my show, but the People’s Organization for Progress daily protest was the obvious choice. POP is my connection to grassroots street activism and the ground truth of the impact of our socio economic system and government policy on working and poor people.

POP has been conducting a daily vigil for jobs, peace justice and equality. POP plans to at least match the 381 days of the December 5, 1955 to December 20, 1956 Montgomery bus boycott in tribute to their perseverance. Starting the process this past summer, POP has reached day 271. Having stood through heat, rain, wind and snow the next 100 days will be easy. I talked with POP Chairman Larry Hamm and Veterans For Peace Alan Reilly and Gene Glazer Chapter 21 President Ken Dalton who participated in a day of protest in solidarity.

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About Michael T. McPhearson

Currently Michael is executive director of Veterans For Peace and co-chair of the Don't Shoot Coalition, A Saint Louis based coalition that formed in the aftermath of Michael Brown's police killing death in Ferguson, MO. From August 2010 to September 2013, Michael worked as the National Coordinator with United For Peace and Justice. He is a former board member of Veterans For Peace and as well as Executive Director from 2005 to 2010. He works closely with the Newark based People’s Organization for Progress and the Saint Louis centered Organization for Black Struggle. Michel also publishes the Mcphearsonreport.org expressing his views on war and peace, politics, human rights, race and other things. Michael also launched Reclaimthedream.org website as an effort to change the discourse and ignite a new conversation about Dr. Martin Luther King’s message and what it means to live in just and peaceful communities.