Friday, March 13, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show!

4:05pm ET - During the first session of the 55th Legislature of the State of Oklahoma, Republican State Senator Joseph Silk proposed SB 440 or the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act of 2015 which would allow people to openly discriminate against any person that they feel their religion tells them to hate.  In fact, according to Rep. Emily Virgin, who represents the 44th district of Oklahoma, no other state in the union has seen more anti-LGBT legislation introduced during this legislative session then the Sooner State.  Rep. Virgin joins us today to discuss her recent proposed amendment to the Religious Freedom Act which would reportedly give businesses the option to discriminate based on their religious beliefs, but would require them to be upfront about it and post their bigoted views for the public to see on the establishment, website, and promotional materials.  You can also follow Rep. Virgin on twitter.

4:35pm ET- In the early spring of 1992, Srdja Popovic was a first-year student at the University of Belgrade, focused more on playing bass guitar in a rock n’ roll band then on his school work.  At the time his country was in the clutches of crazed dictator Slobodan Milosevic, and just like his friends, he was revolted by the soldiers, police, wars, terror, repression, and the whole mess that Serbia had become; however, they had no idea how they as young students could challenge a mad man who the backing of the police and military. So it was, that armed only with a sense of humor and the dream of a free Serbia they formed the activist group ‘Otpor!’ which translates to ‘Resistance’ and succeed in toppling Milosevic’s government through the use of non-violent protest.  Srdja joins us today from Belgrade to discuss his new book Blueprint for Revolution:How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Non-Violent Techniques toGalvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World which offers a guide to changing the world, or just your community, through non-violent means.  You can also follow Srdja on twitter.

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