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Al Bradbary used to be a host for KBOO's Labor Radio program, an organizer with SEIU, and in the last few years took a job with Labor Notes. [Image Credit: labornotes.org]
- Title: LaborNotesJune2015
- Length: 22:39 minutes (20.74 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Jesse Hagopian will be at the Portland Trouble Makers' School this Saturday. Information here.
You can also find a more extended account of that trip to Viet Nam online in the May 8-10 issue of Counterpunch.
On the Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2015:
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1. Bill Resnick talks with Jesse Hagopian about the growing movement among teacher and parents to resist the corporate attack on public schools.
2. Frann Michel reads a piece by local teacher Sylvia McGauley the militarization of Reynolds High School through JROTC.
3. Desiree Helleger reports on the ongoing damage from Agent Orange as seen on her recent visit to Viet Nam.
4. Clayton Morgareidge reads a piece by Camillo Mac Bica about thanking soldiers and former soldiers for "their service."
For their Left and the Law segment, Jan and Mike talk about the use of video cameras in policing, the impact of citizen video recording of police actions, and new policies requiring officers to wear bodycams. They take up the question of what the camera is able to capture and whether it makes a difference who is holding the camera.
Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan focus their "Psychology and Politics" segment on the complex cognitive and emotional responses that arise as people come to terms with climate change and think about what to do about it individually and collectively. They discuss campus campaigns for divestment from fossil fuels as an example to explore motivational and ideological obstacles.