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Historical Digitization Hundreds Of Tapes Fitrakis

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on January 14th, 2019

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02/05/1997 NEWS BRIEFS Sheir bites back

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on October 12th, 2016

The arena and stadium complex campaign is in full swing. Columbus Dispatch headlines touted contribution after contribution from major Columbus-based corporations the last few weeks. On Tuesday, January 28, the Dispatch juxtaposed the two following headlines on page one: “Kasich setting his sights on corporate welfare” and “Gift meets goal for complex.” A $17.5 million […]

The gatekeepers: Striking it rich in the bail bond business

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on March 26th, 2016

Columbus Alive Archive Article The gatekeepers (Bail bonds) 05/07/1997 FEATURED ARTICLE The gatekeepers Striking it rich in the bail bond business by Bob Fitrakis Despite a city ordinance prohibiting the soliciting of business by bail bondsmen, “in or around any court or public place,” a month-long investigation by Columbus Alive revealed that the law is […]

Spook Air

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on March 24th, 2016

Orig Published Columbus Alive 4-22-1999 4/22/1999 FEATURED ARTICLE Spook Air by Bob Fitrakis Something’s rotten at Rickenbacker Port Authority. Maybe it’s just the stench of the bankrupt corpse of Southern Air Transport, or the moldering smell of the $3 million the state pumped into the notorious airline before it folded. Ohio taxpayers are among the […]

How the GOP bought, rigged, stole and lynched the 2014 election

Posted by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman on November 19th, 2014

In 2014, that systematic disenfranchisement may well have delivered the US Senate to the Republican Party. If nothing significant is done about it by 2016, we can expect the GOP to take the White House and much more.

George Will Confirms Nixon’s Vietnam Treason

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on August 10th, 2014

“According to Hersh, Nixon “was able to get a series of messages to the Thieu government [of South Vietnam] making it clear that a Nixon presidency would have different views on peace negotiations.”
Johnson was livid. He even called the Republican Senate Minority Leader, Everett Dirksen, to complain that “they oughtn’t be doing this. This is treason.”
“I know,” was Dirksen’s feeble reply.”

Fitrakis Fight Back Podcast October 6, 2012 Dr. Fadhel Kaboub

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on February 23rd, 2013

Recent american economic history, the treatment of labor and economic injustice

Gaddafi’s Revenge

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on September 13th, 2012

As a direct result of the illegal United States-led attack on Gaddafi and the subsequent coup, pan-Islamic fundamentalists killed the U.S. ambassador and three other American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya Tuesday, on the anniversary of 9/11. As anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan recently noted, “Libya today is the creation of the U.S., NATO, and Al Qaeda, acting in a criminal partnership.”

Fight Back Guest Ben Carnes, Native American Activist

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on October 10th, 2011

Bob Fitrakis’ “Fight Back”: Guest Ben Carnes, Native American activist
Bob and Ben will discuss Columbus Day and its implications for the Native communities of our country. Ben Carnes is a Choctaw activist and writer who received the 1987 Oklahoma Human Rights Award for making a stand against forced hair-cutting policies while incarcerated. After his parole in August 1988, he has been involved in organizing events and demonstrations on behalf of Native people and Native prisoners, including Leonard Peltier. His experiences have led to being asked to testify before congressional committees, and speak at numerous universities, public forums and events.

Fight Back Oct. 4, 2011 – First English Church 100th Anniversary

Posted by Webmaster/Moderator on October 7th, 2011

Bob and Connie interview Pastor Bob Ward about the 100-year-old church and its anniversary celebration and the social justice issues address by the church’s community outreach programs on East Main Street.

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