Archives for A People’s Alamanac

A People’s Almanac 1/7/13

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac looks at the banning of the persistent organic pollutant DDT in 1972.

A People’s Almanack 12/24/12

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac features the WWI Christmas Truce of 1914, the massacre at Wounded Knee, and the indictment of Daniel Ellsberg.

A People’s Almanac 12/17/12

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac features UN resolutions on sanctions against South African apartheid, and the Palmer Raids of the first Red Scare.

A People’s Almanac 12/3/12

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac features the founding of Oberlin College, the assassination of Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark by the FBI, and the Bhopal gas disaster, one of the largest industrial disasters in history.

A People’s Almanac 11/26/12

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac features Transgender day of Remembrance, the land reform Plan de Ayala of the Mexican Revolution, and the announcement of the Poor People’s Campaign, which MLK hoped would mark a shift from a movement for civil rights, to one for human rights and economic justice.

A People’s Almanac 11/19/12

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac looks at the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969.

A People’s Almanac 10/22/12

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac features the NAACP’s “Appeal to the World,” a 1947 petition to the UN to address the human rights violations committed by the US against African Americans and all people of color. This week also features the 1892 general strike in New Orleans.

A People’s Almanac 10/15/12

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala

This week, A People’s Almanac features American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, and their act of protest against racial injustice at the 1968 summer Olympics. Its also the birthday of Quaker abolitionist, John Woolman.