Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cynthia McKinney- Back in the US and on the Nicole Sandler Show Tonight!

If you listened to my Air America radio show last week, you heard nightly updates about the group of 21 volunteers who were taking a boat, the Spirit of Humanity, loaded with relief supplies and toys for the children of Gaza. The boat was surrounded and then was boarded by the Israeli Navy, who took the 21 people aboard, including former US Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, and held them in an Israeli prison for six days.

Cynthia McKinney is now home, and will be my guest tonight at 11pm ET on Air America radio. You can find and follow Cynthia at the following locations:

In our second hour, I'll speak with a Rabbi who sent me information about a group of rabbis, Jews, and other people of conscience who are taking on a monthly daytime fast to call for the lifting of the Gaza blockade, provide humanitarian and developmental aid to the people of Gaza, and more. This is not about religion... it's about humanity! Find out more about the Jewish Fast for Gaza here.

In the last half-hour of the show, I'll be joined by Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project, who have started running an ad on tv in California today, urging the state to consider legalizing and taxing marijuana as a way to help ease their financial woes, while helping patients at the same time. Watch the ad here, and listen for Bruce Mirken tonight at 12:30am ET/ 9:30pm PT.