Garrett S. Griffin Speaks on Socialism and Gregory Joseph of NCADP Speaks Against the Death Penalty

Jaws of Justice Radio investigates how to achieve justice in America.  On December 21st, host Patricia Bartholome speaks with Garrett S. Griffin.   G.S. Griffin is a political writer, activist, and local author.  He has written a book, Why America Needs Socialism: The Argument from Martin Luther King, Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, and Other Great Thinkers. We hope you will listen as Garrett speaks philosophically with Pat about political, social and economic systems.  Generally speaking, socialists believe workers should own and manage their workplaces democratically and share the wealth workers create, rather than allow one owner or a board to monopolize decision-making power and award themselves much while offering workers little.

After the calendar, in the second half of our hour, host Craig Lubow speaks with Gregory Joseph.  He is the Communications and Program Director for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP). The NCADP is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the abolition of the death penalty. It leads a national movement against the death penalty.  Gregory Joseph and Craig will talk with a focus on the federal death penalty – including the pending execution date for Lisa Montgomery.

We hope you will listen.

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

A calendar for the week of Dec. 21st:

Please ensure necessary public health measures remain in place.  See the FAQS at

  • If you are behind on your mortgage, Legal Aid of Western Missouri may be able to provide you with free legal advice and services. If you are a resident of Jackson County, give us a call: 816-474-6750
  • The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants should have their monthly virtual meeting Monday, Dec 21st. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society, by lobbying state and local government, direct contact with corrections officials and a quarterly newsletter sent to supporters and prisoners.  See them on Facebook.
  • MON, Dec. 21st 6:30 – 8:00 PM More² Kansas Issues2Action Meeting online via zoom – You can join this meeting to plan actions on issues related to racial and economic equity in our region. Register in advance, more info on the calendar at
  • MON Meets: 4 PM, Online event. The Willow Domestic Violence Center Get to know the Willow. Facebook Live
  • MON, 12/21 6 – 7:30 PM, Helping Schools Heal During COVID-19 is a Facebook Live no charge event by Alive and Well Communities, Missouri Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program and Missouri Department of Mental Health. Open to anyone on or off Facebook
  • TUES Dec. 22nd, 12 noon – 1 PM there will be a Facebook Live no change event: Community Press Conference: End state sponsored child removal actions with respect to parental rights of Maria Samantha Mungai in KCMO hosted by Reale Justice Network, Kansas City’s Reale Womxn’s Rally others.  Open to anyone
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at  It is updated daily.

Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!  The coronavirus’s toll already exceeds the toll of all executions in the modern era of capital punishment. More prisoners have died of COVID-19 than have been executed for capital crimes since 1977. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”


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