Saturday, December 23, 2006

Maryloo Souied & Her Recent trip to Lebanon

Friday, December 15, 2006

Nicholas Heyward, Sr., on the Sean Bell murder

icholas Heyward, Sr., father of Nicholas Heyward, Jr. (killed by NYPD)interviewd by Paul DeRienzo and Joan Moossy

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Oaxaca Filmmakers in NYC

Paul DeRienzo and Joan Moossy discuss the situation in Oaxaza, Mexico with filmmakers Damian Lopez and Sergio Julian of Mal de Ojo. Translation by Amalia Cordova, director of the film and Video Center, National Museum of the American Indian.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Peter Lance on 9/11

Investigative reporter Peter Lance discusses his newest book Triple Cross on a US Attorney and the road to 9/11.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Simon on the Situation in Oaxaca & Brad WIll

Simon, who has visited Oaxaca numerous times, describes the current situtation in Mexico and the background to the struggle of APPO and the teachers of Oaxaca against the PRI run government.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Activist Tim Keating on Brad Will

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

More Protest at the Mexican Consulate in NYC

Paul DeRIenzo video of a protest by friends of journalist Brad Will, murdered by agents of the governor of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, protesting at the Consulate in New York City on Monday, October 30, 2006.
Protest at the Mexican Consulate in NYC

Protest for radical videographer Brad Will at the Mexican Consulate in New York City on October 30, 2006. 12 arrests were reported with several activists kept in jail overnight.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mumia Abu Jamal Case Update

Our guests Alison Dunde and Paul Cooperstein of the Partisan Defense Committee discuss the case of Death Row Journalist Mumia Abu Jamal.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Steve Brown with Paul DeRienzo & Joan Moossy

Controversial WBAI LSB member Steve Brown describes the problems troubling Pacifica radio station WBAI in New YOrk City. He explains his visions for the station as he battles for re-election to the Local Station Board in the face of determined opposition by the JUC faction at WBAI

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Radical Defense Attorney Lynne Stewart Interviewed by Paul DeRienzo

A week away from her sentencing to a possible 30-years in prison Lynne Stewart discusses her case, the role of the government in the assault on liberty and freedom of lawyers to defend their clients. Recorded live at MNN studios in New York City.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Lynne Stewart interviewed by Joan Moossy

An interview conducted in June 2004 by Joan Moossy for INN World Report

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Listen to Nick Flynn on the film "Darwin's Nightmare"

Darwin's Nightmare was shot on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. This amazing film, which deals with fish, guns and globalization, is the work of director Hubert Sauper. Nick Flynn was along for some of the filming. For more info go to or

Friday, September 22, 2006

Dana Beal with Paul & Joanie

Yippie activist Dana discusses his plan to end global warming.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Kym Platt of asked Rev. Jesse Jackson recently on BBC to come to Harlem to take an AIDS test. Kym talks about AIDS in the African American community in New York City, the crisis of black leadership, and her advice giving website,

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ves Pitts

Ves Pitts’ exhibition is a collection of Baroque photographs that explore a kaleidoscope of macabre places and erotic personas. From the dark cavernous clubs of New York and Amsterdam to the elaborate religious shrines of Rome, Mr. Pitts has documented a variety of the eccentric that reflects on art history and early silent cinema. Inspired by the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, Mr. Pitts adds a hint of Southern gothic debauchery to create photographs that float in and out of the unconscious and authentic truth.

Interview with Aton Edwards of the International Preparedness Network

Aton Edwards author of Preparedness Now! An Emergency Survival Guide for Civilians and their Families. An esential guidebook for protection fom extreme weather, infectious disease and terrorist attack. International Preparedness Network

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Peter Lance on the 9/11 Cover Up

Peter Lance is the author of 1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI, Cover Up: What the Government is Still Hiding About the War on Terror. More info at

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Cynthia Copeland curator of Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery

Cynthia Copeland is an education curator with the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS). Ms. Copeland is currently directing a digital learning project featuring NYHS collections that illustrate the story of the American Revolution. She has been in the field for fifteen years and has curated exhibitions, including the critically acclaimed Before Central Park: The Life and Death of Seneca Village a significant nineteenth century free black community that once stood within a site, which today is known as Central Park; researched and contributed to books, and has developed and written curricula, programs and walking tours about New York City and American history, with an emphasis on integrating primary sources. Among Ms. Copeland's professional affiliations are local and national organizations working towards the preservation, acknowledgement and dissemination of the significance of history in contemporary society and for museum education advocacy.

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Mark Whitwell on the Heart of Yoga

Mark is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years. Mark's teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life.

Kate Bornstein on her new book Hello Cruel World

KATE BORNSTEIN is an author, playwright and performance artist. Her latest book is Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws.

High Times reporter Preston Peet on Ibogaine

See, the main reason, besides simple curiosity, for wanting, needing to try ibogaine, is that I have a major pain problem, for which I'm prescribed 12 Dilaudid 4s and 2 30-mil MS-Contins a day but I'm going through way more than that, having to spend $80 every three weeks to see my pain specialist to refill my prescriptions for years now, steadily increasing the amounts of narcotic opiates I take, spending literally hundreds of dollars every single week on pills, pills, pills, legal heroin in pharmaceutical-grade purities and measurements, knowing exactly what I'm getting and how much of it I'm doing. It's not been a short while that I've been at this point where no matter how many more than prescribed I shovel into myself, I cannot get rid of the pain, nor am I even getting high anymore.

Nicholas Heyward Sr. on the Stolen Lives Project

Housing Officer Brian George, already known in the neighborhood as "Robocop" for his intimidating bravado, was patrolling the Gowanus Houses projects where he encountered several young teenagers in the stairwell playing "cops and robbers" with oversized toy water blasters. His revolver was already drawn as he confronted the youngsters in the stairwell. Upon seeing a cop with a drawn weapon, the kids reacted by declaring, "We�re ONLY playing, we're only playing."

For 13 year old honor student Nicholas Heyward Jr. it was already too late. By then Officer George had already squeezed off several shots from his gun. Nicholas Jr. died on the scene.

A Drag Summit

Bringing together some of drag’s best known names and legends including Storme DeLarverie, Flawless Sabrina, Murray Hill, Sade Pendavis, DIYAA (f.k.a. Dred), and Taylor Mac. This trans-generational congress, moderated by drag historian Joe E. Jeffries, reflects on the legacy of drag in the city as it considers its changing faces, places, fashions and future. A multi-media discussion, performance event, installation and exhibit exploring male and female impersonation in New York City.

Joe E. Jeffrys interviewed on Let Them Talk

Joe E. Jeffries is a drag historian who teaches theater at NYU and Stony Brook University. He moderated "Kings and Queens of New York City," with participants ranging from old-timers like Flawless Sabrina, who began doing her act in the late 50s to drag king Murray Hill. He's also working on an anthology of drag performance plays and texts.

Interview with radical lawyer Stanley Cohen

Stanley Cohen has represented Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, the Mohawks of Kanesatake and is an expert on defending people accused of terrorism. Cohen spoke about his experiences and opinions of the War on Terror and 9/11.

What's the Truth About 9/11?

Paul DeRienzo and Joan Moossy interview Les Jamieson from NY 911 Truth. Was 9/11 an "inside job?" We take viewer calls and present the evidence.

Paul & Joanie open the phones

Let Them Talk live on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Tuesdays at 8 PM eastern Channel 56 or mnn.orf click on 56.

Gilbert Baker -- the gay Betsy Ross & the Rainbow flag

Gilbert Baker, known as the gay Betsy Ross, is the creator of the Rainbow Flag. He designed the flag in San Francisco in 1978 as a positive alternative to the Pink Triangle -- a symbol first used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals. The original Rainbow Flag had eight stripes: fuchsia; red; orange; yellow; green; turquoise; blue; and, purple -- which represent sex, life, healing, sunlight, nature, magic serenity and spirit. The Rainbow Flag first flew during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. Two eight- color Rainbow Flags, each measuring 30 feet by 60 feet, flew from the flagpoles at United Nations Plaza. In 1994 Baker created the history making mile-long Rainbow Flag for Stonewall 25 in New York to mark the 25th anniversary of the gay civil rights movement. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized the mile-long Stonewall 25 Rainbow Flag as the world's largest flag.

A tour of Made in Palestine show with contemporary artist Samia Halaby

"Made in Palestine" is a show of contemporary Palestinian art. She'll be discussing the show and the political and artistic situation in Palestine.

Bogdan Denitch on the Balkans

Bogdan Denitch is a Professor Emeritus at City University of NY where he headed the sociology Department for 12 years. He founded and ran the Socialist Scholars Conference held at Cooper Union for a quarter century. He currently runs a NGO based in Zagreb, Croatia fighting for the return of refugees to the region after a decade of war. We spoke with him about the impact of the uncompleted war crimes trial in The Hague of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevich.

Slobodan Milosevich was one of the key figures in the Yugoslav war during the 1990s. He was indicted in May 1999, by the United Nation’s International Criminal Tribunal for crimes against humanity in Kosovo. Milosevich died in custody in The Hague on March 11, 2005 before a final verdict on his case was reached.

Ian Williams Interview

Ian Williams author of RUM: A Social and Sociable History of
the Real Spirit of 1776 and DESERTER: Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans and His Past.

Ian Williams on the United Nations

Ian Williams is the United Nations correspondent for The Nation magazine. He spoke with Joanie & Paul about the possibility of a United States attack on Iran, the crisis in Darfur, the UN Oil for Food Scandal and the future of the UN in New York City.

Philip VanAver on the Lower East Side Election Sensation

Phipl VanAver, a long time Lower East Side resident and political leader discusses the campaign finance laws and the Manhattan Borough President candidate Margarita Lopez.