From newly launched audio series “Profiles of Protest in the Trump Resistance era” by writer and reporter Mitchel Cohen.
Mitchel Cohen interviews former U.S. Army medic in Somalia Sarah Mess, about her current peace activism and the effects of anti-Malaria drug Lariam on her and many other veterans.
President George H.W. Bush deployed U.S. military troops to Somalia in 1992. President Bill Clinton maintained their presence, and even used the offices of an oil corporation in Mogudishu to headquarter U.S. troops in Africa.
One of those solidiers was Sarah Mess.
Here, Sarah describes the effects of being forced to take an anti-malaria pill, Lariam. A number of male soldiers returning from U.S. wars in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan ended up murdering their wives. Many others suffer from the harrowing psychological effects of the drug.
Listen to hear Sarah tell her riveting story, in her own words.
Rally at Brooklyn Boro Hall culminating general strike of Yemeni bodega owners, which shut down many small stores in the Atlantic Avenue area of Brooklyn on February 2, 2017.
14 minutes. Mitchel Cohen reports from a protest of more than 1,000 people who marched on Senator Charles Schumer’s apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Tuesday night, condemning Schumer’s votes in favor of 3 of Trump’s cabinet appointments, and demanding that Sen. Schumer and other Democrats “join the resistance” and stop placating the Trump administration and Wall Street.
12 minutes – Participants in the “No Hate, No Fear, Refugees are Welcome Here!” rally and march of 18,000 people in New York City Sunday, January 29, 2017, beginning in Battery Park.
PROFILES OF PROTEST #4
Part 4 captures unique highlights and interviews from the spirited immigrant rally at Washington Square Park (January 25th), attended by over 3,000 people, including singer-songwriter Stephan Said. If you weren’t there, you will feel like you were; if you were, hear from others in the crowd!
3:24 minutes A wonderful 3 minute piece interviewing a couple of 90-year-olds at the women’s march in NYC.
This one sketches 3 women at the gigantic Women’s march on January 21, 2017. Just 1:24 minutes ….
From the streets of NYC’s inauguration night protest, as thousands marched from Foley Square down to Trump’s building on Wall Street.