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Air Cascadia on 03/11/15

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Air Cascadia on 03/09/15

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Air Cascadia on 03/05/15

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Air Cascadia on 03/04/15

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Air Cascadia on 03/03/15

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Air Cascadia on 03/02/15

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Air Cascadia on 02/27/15

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Air Cascadia on 02/26/15

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Air Cascadia on 02/25/15

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Scotus, Potus, and Robert MacLean...

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 02/12/2015
On your mark..Get set…BLOW!
Because the Supreme Court this week ruled on the wide of Federal Air Marshall Robert Maclean.  What this means for you and I is simply this:  it is no longer legal for lawmakers to make laws after the fact.  If fyou reveal a serious breach of workplace safety, for example, it is no longer legal for a law to suddenly appear making your actions illegal.
And we have Robert Maclean to thank.
This is a major  victory in its implications for future whistleblower cases. The Court’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Robert MacLean curtails the government’s manipulation of pseudo-classified information to punish whistleblowers, and strengthens the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).
 
In July 2003, TSA alerted all marshals of a possible hijacking plot. Soon after, TSA sent an unclassified, open-air text message to marshals’ cell phones canceling several months of missions to save on hotel costs. Fearing such cancellations in the midst of a hijacking alert created a danger to the flying public, veteran Air Marshal Robert MacLean tried to get TSA to change its decision.
 
After hitting a dead end, MacLean spoke anonymously to MSNBC, who published a critical story. Only 24 hours later, and after 11 members of Congress voiced concern, TSA reversed itself, putting marshals back on the flights. A year later, MacLean appeared on TV in disguise to criticize agency policies he felt made it easier for passengers to recognize undercover marshals. The TSA recognized MacLean’s voice and discovered he had also released the unclassified 2003 text message. He was fired in April 2006.
 
MacLean discovered that months after firing him, TSA had retroactively classified as “security sensitive information” (SSI) the unclassified text message he had leaked. SSI is a designation created by TSA via administrative memo, and had no basis in law. TSA decided nonetheless that leaking a retroactively SSI-classified document was cause enough to fire a federal worker. MacLean fought back.
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 11:00 minutes (7.56 MB)
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Laughing All The Way From The Bank...

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 02/10/2015
Here is the nut of it


"60 Minutes" reports in "The Swiss Leaks": "The largest and most damaging Swiss bank heist in history doesn't involve stolen money but stolen computer files with more than 100,000 names tied to Swiss bank accounts at HSBC, the second largest commercial bank in the world. A 37-year-old computer security specialist named Hervé Falciani stole the huge cache of data in 2007 and gave it to the French government. It's now being used to go after tax cheats all over the world. '60 Minutes', working with a group called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, obtained the leaked files. They show the bank did business with a collection of international outlaws: tax dodgers, arms dealers and drug smugglers -- offering a rare glimpse into the highly secretive world of Swiss banking."

But it gets better:

Hervé Falciani’s long, strange journey from bank computer expert to jailed fugitive to candidate for office to spokesman for whistleblowers
 
They almost had him.
 
On December 22, 2008, Swiss federal police handcuffed 36-year-old Hervé Falciani, a systems specialist they suspected of stealing data from HSBC Private Bank (Suisse), his employer, and trying to sell it to banks in Lebanon.  They seized his computer, searched his Geneva home and interrogated him for hours.
 
Then – on the condition that he return the next day for more questioning – they let him go.
 
And go he did.  Renting a car, Falciani picked up his wife and daughter and drove straight to France.  There he began downloading vast amounts of HSBC data that he had stored on remote servers and that has since been causing havoc for wealthy people the world over who use offshore accounts to hide money from taxation: client names and account holdings as well as notes about the bank’s conversations with them.
 
That day was the pivot point in a long, strange journey for Falciani, a colorful figure who has since moved from country to country on the lam from Swiss authorities – and possibly from criminal elements who mean him harm.  He presents himself as a whistleblower and has attracted wide media attention; he even ran unsuccessfully for the European Parliament.  He has been known to use an assumed identity, to wear disguises, and to appear in public with bodyguards.  He has been jailed – and indicted:  In December, the Swiss attorney general charged Falciani with data theft from HSBC, saying his intent was “cashing in.”
 
Falciani’s HSBC data trove ended up first in the hands of authorities in France, which then indicted London-based HSBC for illegal direct marketing to French nationals, money laundering and facilitating tax fraud.
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911: There is Nothing More to Say...It Just Remains to be Heard

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 02/09/2015
U.S. Militarization of Police:  Erosion of Civil Liberties, Police Brutality, Resistance,
 
Waldemar Perez was the speaker last Saturday  at Portland Community College.  Perez lit into U.S. police militarization in the post 9/11 political landscape. Perez, an engineer and member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, has recently directed his focus toward the unsettling outcome of the 9/11 attacks including the continued trend of U.S. police militarization, the erosion of civil liberties and the unending war on terror.
 
Perez’s first of a two-part presentation will occur February 7th at 3:00 PM on PCC’s Sylvania campus in Room 108 of the Sciences and Technology building.  The second part is entitled “9/11 and the Geopolitical Aftermath, A Global Agenda”, which will occur March 7th at the same time and place.  PCC 9/11 Studies Club is an education and outreach effort serving students, faculty and the community.  Their current mid-term lecture and discussion series is entitled “9/11, Look for Yourself”. All meetings are free of charge and open to the public every Saturday at 3:00 PM at the same location.
 
It’s all there; the rest of the world knows; Americans have opted out of their own truth, bought into the “official report” and paid for it with surrender to the USA Patriot Act: it’s all there…
  • Length: 11:51 minutes (8.13 MB)
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Can't See the Trees for the GMO No!

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 02/05/2015
It's the Quote of the Week... We stand here beneath a warm, wet winter, helpless before the disaster we have caused.  

"Global Justice Ecology Project’s Ruddy Turnstone from Florida remarks, “ArborGen and the government may think they have won this round, but there is already a huge anti-GMO movement. There are also forest protection groups, Indigenous Peoples, birders, foresters, scientists, parents, hikers, and many others who do not want the forests contaminated by GE trees. A great many of them will take action to ensure these trees are never planted.”
 
In 2013, when the USDA called for public comments on another ArborGen request to commercialize a GE Eucalyptus tree (a decision still pending), they received comments at the rate of 10,000 to one opposing the industry request. By simply refusing to regulate this new GE pine, the USDA has cut the public out of the process completely.  In 2013, a conference on Tree Biotechnology in Asheville, NC was disrupted for its entire 5 days by anti-GE tree activists, and there were multiple arrests.
 
The Campaign to STOP GE Trees is an international alliance of organizations mobilized to protect forests and biodiversity and to support communities threatened by the dangerous release of genetically engineered trees into the environment."
  • Length: 10:47 minutes (7.41 MB)
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'A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Cases of Vodka' - Lev Golinkin reports from the fringes of PR

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 02/04/2015
 Today’s guest, Lev Golinkin is the author of the recently-released A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, a memoir of Soviet Ukraine, which he left as a child refugee. See New York Times review: "Fleeing Ukraine With Little More Than Wit."
 
    Golinkin just wrote the piece "The Humanitarian Crisis in Eastern Ukraine Demands Attention," which states: "According to the latest, and admittedly conservative, UN estimates, the conflict in the southeastern Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk (Donbass) has resulted in over 5,000 deaths and 1.5 million refugees. For the forgotten 5.2 million who remain in Donbass, life since April 2014 has been a deadly kaleidoscope of warlords and armies, foreign fighters, shifting allegiances, morphing front lines, and indiscriminate carnage. ... Kiev continues to add layers to its blockade, making it nearly impossible for food and medicine to reach the 3 million civilians in rebel-controlled areas of Donbass..."
  • Length: 14:11 minutes (9.74 MB)
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"Money Makes The World Go 'Round"...because Money Goes around the World...Hear This!

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 02/03/2015

 
"Obama's six-year $478 billion public works program would provide upgrades for the nation's highways, bridges and transit systems, in an effort to tap into bipartisan support for spending on badly needed repairs. Half of that money would come from a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, according to White House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity before the budget was released.” Thus the official word from on high.
Word from the real world comes to us from James Henry
    Now an investigative journalist, Henry is featured in the film “We’re Not Broke,” which tells the story of U.S. corporations dodging billions of dollars in income tax and is available on Netflix.  He said today: "The proposal is not as bad as what Bush did in 2004, but if you keep doing this, you in effect repeal the corporate income tax. Contrary to claims back then, in 2004, it didn't create any jobs. Citibank brought back money and used it to buy back shares, so it benefited management. And corporations don't actually just keep money overseas, they end up borrowing against it. What we've had is an erosion of the tax rate for corporations since the late 70s. What's needed is a meaningful progressive income tax. Instead, we have a system of 'tax competition' -- one country after another lowering tax rates. This year, with Burger King and Chrysler, has been a big year for inversions and the administration did very little to stop that.  What we should be doing is working with other countries to strengthen corporate tax collection. Instead, we keep lowering ours -- and it hurts us, but it really hurts poorer countries.”
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99rise takes Scotus by storm, Jeffrey Sterling Wins by Losing out to Justice Corrupted

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 01/27/2015
Yesterday afternoon CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling was convicted of all nine of the remaining counts he was facing.
 
ExposeFacts has stayed on this trial of the century - any century, really - right from the get-go up until the bitter end.  and it was bitter indeed.  But this is merely the theater that sets the stage for Republican's romp through the fields of freedom.  It is going to get unbelievably worse.   


Norman Solomon writes: “Many of the two-dozen witnesses from the Central Intelligence Agency conveyed smoldering resentment that a whistleblower or journalist might depict the institution as a bungling outfit unworthy of its middle name. Some witnesses seemed to put Sterling and journalist James Risen roughly in the same nefarious category -- Sterling for allegedly leaking classified information that put the CIA in a bad light, and Risen for reporting it. . . . If Sterling goes to prison, a major reason will be that the CIA leadership is angry about being portrayed as an intelligence gang that can’t shoot straight.”
  • Length: 13:49 minutes (9.49 MB)
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Taking 'Merlin' to Court: Will Journalism Ever be the Same?

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 01/15/2015
What follows is gleaned from firedoglake.  It complements David Swanson's terrific interview this morning on 'Air Cascadia'

Jeffrey who?
 
Some people have heard of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who refused to name his source for a story. Damn right. Good for him. But what was the story and whom did the government want named as a source? Ah. Those questions might seem obvious, but the reporting on James Risen has avoided them like the plague for years and years now. And the independent media is not always as good at creating a story as it is at improving on stories in the corporate press.
 
Jeffrey Sterling went to Congress with his story. He was a CIA case officer. He is accused of having taken his story to James Risen. The prosecution is quite clearly establishing, against its own interest, during the course of this trial already, that numerous people were in on the story and could have taken it to Risen. If Sterling is to be proved guilty of the non-crime of blowing the whistle on a crime, the prosecution has yet to hint at how that will be done.
 
But what is the story? What is the crime that Sterling exposed for that tiny sliver of the population that’s interested enough to have listened? (Sure, Risen’s book was a “best seller” but that’s a low hurdle; not a single prospective juror in Alexandria had read the book; even a witness involved in the case testified Wednesday that he’d only read the one relevant chapter.)
 
The story is this. The CIA drew up plans for a key part of a nuclear bomb (what a CIA officer on Wednesday described in his testimony as “the crown jewels” of a nuclear weapons program), inserted flaws in the plans, and then had a Russian give those flawed plans to Iran.
 
During the trial on Wednesday morning, the prosecution’s witnesses made clear both that aiding Iran in developing a part of a bomb would be illegal under U.S. export control laws, and that they were aware at the time that there was the possibility of what they were doing constituting just such aid.
  • Length: 14:04 minutes (9.66 MB)
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Charlie Ebdo, Copwatch and the ICC

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 01/14/2015
1, The  ARMY CORP will be joining DEQ at their meetings scheduled across Southern Oregon starting in Coos Bay on Jan 14th...  PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THESE MEETINGS where you will be given information on what the agencies are needing and looking for in regards to comments.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! And with all the local talent brouhaha , let's let Cheryly Strayed know that if she loves this part of the world as much as she says she does - and after all the money she has made - then perhaps she ought to break a little of it all off in the name of saving remote rivers, streams and shores…
 
 
2,  Utah prosecutors are dropping charges against four animal activists filed under a controversial law known as “ag-gag.”  The activists from California and Maryland will still each face one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass. Prosecutors received the case after the four activists pleaded not guilty last week.  The charges being dropped came under a law that makes it a crime to conduct undercover investigations of slaughterhouses and factory farms. It’s being challenged by activists who say it was designed to prevent exposure of unsafe practices.
 
 
3, 
    Reem Khalifa a courageous journalist in Bahrain, said this: "We have 12 freelance photojournalists in jail. Only three of them were convicted -- one is serving 10 years. Many were tortured. The camera is a tool that the government of Bahrain fears. In 2011 publisher Karim Fakhrawi was tortured until death. In 2012, Ahmed Ismail was killed by a gun while he was filming. ... Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who was in jail for posting a tweet criticized the prime minister and minister of interior. Now after spending two years in jail, Rajab was released and he is facing another trial and verdict to come on Jan. 20." We are pulling out the stops to get her back on Air Cascadia.
 
 
4,  Last Wednesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced that Palestine would become a member of the International Criminal Court on April 1. That same day, Sen. Rand Paul introduced legislation to cut off US aid to the Palestinian Authority— about $400 million a year—if the Palestinians don’t withdraw their application to join the ICC. [1] And on Friday, Sens. Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Bob Menendez, and Mark Kirk released a statement saying that the Palestinian decision to join the ICC was “deplorable, counterproductive, and will be met with a strong response by the United States Congress.” And now comes the Charlie Ebdo fiasco. If this doesn’t set the Israelis off…And of course Bibi is making hay on the PR end of things.  They are shameless – but no less so than America’s contribution to idiocy and violence.
 
5,  This comes from he indefatigable Dan Handleman:  COMMENTS on Citizen Review Committee Crowd Control Report
(being presented to City Council Wednesday, January 14)
from Portland Copwatch
January 13, 2015
 
Members of City Council:
 
Portland Copwatch (PCW) is extremely concerned that after hearing from demonstrators, lawyers, members of the public and from PCW about the use of weapons at protests-- including batons, pepper spray, horses, and bicycles-- the Citizen Review Committee's Crowd Control report does not even mention these items. Their Work Group had promised to at least mention the weapons in an "other concerns raised during our process" section. While many of the recommendations they make are on point and productive, it is the use of violence that most concerns our group and many people who have witnessed or been subjected to that violence over the many years we've been active.
 
We also had hoped Tasers would be addressed although we're not aware of Taser use at protest actions to date, they are allowed by the current and proposed revised policies (and should not be). We repeatedly suggested CRC recommend banning the use of all of these weapons, and though there was discussion on the idea, that discussion is not reflected in the document.
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David Fidanque

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 01/08/2015
As of March 31st, Executive Director, David Fidanque, after 22 years leading the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, plans to retire. Back in 1993, when Fidanque took over more than 30 statewide and local anti-gay ballot measures put forward by the Oregon Citizens Alliance were boiling over. David immediately committed resources to challenging those measures in the courts, in the legislature and at the ballot box. – and won…’The arc of history is long, but it bends’… Yes. But it only bends under a strong, intelligent and persistent hand. Fidanque started his career as a television and radio reporter in Eugene covering politics and crime. From there he moved on to managing the ACLU’s Eugene office in 1982. Then the Oregon Chapter of the ACLU. And now David Fidanque is still moving forward.
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Comments

membership means more

your threat of quitting your membership gives me two options for analysis:

1) you gave money to Theresa via KBOO.

2) if Theresa died tomorrow, you'd give up your membership.

my interpretation

1) that's cool, man.  you support community-based radio based solely on your dedication to one weekly half-hour show. that demonstrates that Theresa's voice represents/intrigues you (and many, many others); however you don't feel represented by any one of the other 500 people who volunteer their time and energy in the 24/7 endevour, and you don't value the input (and miraculous existence!) of the other 5-10,000 members and ten times as many listeners; neither do you support the KBOO mission of including as many underrepresented voices as possible on the air, with natural turnover, schedule changes and opportunities as new people arrive.  Membership gives you the power to affect the decision-making, which is why you gave money to Theresa via KBOO; and, by golly, you will do everything in your power to keep her on the air, and you want the KBOO website visitors to know how you feel when they read the comments.  You'd even like them to join you in your fight.

2) wow.

my opinion

Personally, Theresa's show is one of my  favourites and there are plenty of shows that I not only don't like or don't listen to, but also complain about out loud.  It's my radio station, and, like my family, I will not be quiet when they need to shape up or ship out.

writing inflammatory statements on the webpage will remain simply that: inflammatory statements with a reaction or two from trolls (see the 20 pages of Anonymous written about me because of the audio I submitted that Jenka edited), which, in the end, result in: NOTHING.  If you want to chat with others online, that's fine, but you should know that nothing said here is considered in the Committee meetings. It's just an informal public forum, not policy binding.

my advice

Instead of threatening us (volunteers, members, listeners and our very existence), why not use your valuable internet time to phrase it as, for example, a question to which one of us could easily respond:  "Have there been any changes to Theresa's show?  I noticed lately that it has been preemented or even cut.  It is my favourite show. [I fear Air Cascadia will take its place--not necessary but very telling that you chose Chris' page to write it--ed.]. "  You can copy the question to Theresa's email (though I know from experience she doesn't respond) and/or print it out and put it in her cubby hole at the station. And/or show up to the meetings.  And/or call Theresa during her show--she takes calls, you know.  Ask her if she'll train or mentor you to do the same kind of work she does.

p.s.  Air Cascadia basically is the AM News is Chris Andreae: i was engineering {i'm flattered that you liked it}and was very sad when it was cut--but that is the way of the station; we adhere and adapt to the ever-fluctuating needs of the larger community--but i watched, with great pleasure, as it morphed into Air Cascadia.  Though i adore Dennis Bernstein, 15 less minutes of his voice is no skin off my back. 

Highting!

Crystal

air cascadia

im a conservative right wing trucker and i think cris andrae is the greatest broadcaster on the radio. i try to listen when i dont need traffic reports.
her scathing commentary is the best. i would join kboo but i fear america will become too weak and barry will force me to find a green job soon . keep up the good work
michael j

The anchor news program

The anchor news program Democracy Now, conveiniently aired at 11 AM so that all could tune in was moved to 7 AM with a result that most if not all of the people who work nights won't be tuning in as they are still sleeping. Also missed the 40th anniversary bash as it was inconveinently held from 4 to 10 Pm, on a weekday, which would exclude anyone working swing from attending unless they took a day off. Why couldn't this have been held on a Saturday or Sunday?
Air Cascadia is a very rough and unpolished program that leaves me tuning to OPB or just turning it off.
The choppy, emergent voice of Cris Andreae is certainly a large part in that.
If it is true that Press Watch will be axed for this then it will be an easy decision to withhold future pledges from this listener.

What happened to Presswatch?

Is Air Cascadia taking over what Therisa has been doing? If so, I may give up my membership. First, the am news gets axed to accomodate Democracy Now, now is Presswatch going under the plow?

 

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