Positively Revolting

Hosts Ani and Lyn talking about a variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective.  Call in and voice your thoughts, ideas and opinions on today's topics.

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Positively Revolting on 10/05/12

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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The economics of cannabis, and the of the politics of the war against it.

Author Doug Fine discusses his new book, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, with Ani and Lyn.

What would happen if cannabis was legalized? Doug's book looks at what legalized pot might mean to our economy.  Not only could we save the money spent on incarcerating users of the herb, but by taxing it much like alcohol, Doug argues that cannabis could introduce a half-trillion dollars into the US economy within a decade.  

Positively Revolting on 09/28/12

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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan!

October 6th marks the 1st anniversary of Occupy Portland, while October 7th is the 11th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan. Tune in to hear Ani and Lyn talk with organizers of the events scheduled for that weekend. 

A full weekend of action is being planned for this anniversary confluence.  On Saturday, at noon people will gather in Shemanski Park (SW Park and Salmon) for a rally, with a march following.  Marchers will re-gather in Shemanski for music.

On Sunday, there will be workshops and a speakers' panel discussion at the PCC Cascade Campus (N. Albina and Killingsworth).

Both events will connect the economic injustices of US policy to the wars and occupations. Events on both days will run from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

Positively Revolting on 09/21/12

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Fri, 09/21/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our guests are Barbara Ford in studio and Uranus and Pluto in the outer solar system

   Ani asked the Positively Revolting Face Book community what they would enjoy from herself and Lyn this week, and they are giving it you dear listeners. Activist , therapist, artist Barbara Ford will be talking about the  Women's Congress for Future Generations September 27-30 in Moab, Utah and her Active Hope Tele-Seminar  happening Nov. 7th with Chris JohnstoneFolks also wanted some witchy discussion about the changing seasons and so it shall happen.

Positively Revolting on 09/14/12

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Making Portland (and the world) a nuclear free zone, with No Nukes NW

Join Ani as she talks with Miriam German from No Nukes NW and the local band Miriams Well, and Malcolm Chaddok from Veterens for Peace chapter 72, about making Portland a nuclear free zone.

No Nukes NW emerged from the Occupy Movement in Portland. After marching and organizing with Occupy for many months, several organizers formed No Nukes NW to specifically fight nukes. 

On Sunday, September 23rd, the group will hold a kickoff event to start their campaign to make Portland a Nuclear Free Zone.

Positively Revolting on 09/07/12

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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk about the audio release of the "Three Dead Prinices" with the author and producers

                          Fairy tales have long been way of communicating cultural memes and mores; a portal to imagination, and with imagination comes vision and change. Exterminating Angel Publisher Tod Davies asked  Danbert Nabacon, founding member of the anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba, to perform the daunting task of crafting a "Fairy Tale for Adults of All Ages".

Positively Revolting on 08/31/12

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn discuss the Free Cascadia Movement with local activists

The ultimate conclusion to "act locally" is the secession of the People's Republic of Cascadia. Why? What would this mean? What sections of the planet would it cover? Will the old United States of America miss us? What about the people who were really here first? Can you be a bioregionalist without being a secessionist?

We talk with local Cascadia activists Alexander Baretich, Jason Thomas and Mario Haro live in studio about their work to free our beloved corner of the world, from what many consider the tyranny of an old order of annexation.

Positively Revolting on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Positively Revolting on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Know your rights! Listen to find out about grand juries and political harassment.

Ani and Lyn talk with Lauren Regan, the founder and executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), where she also serves as the staff attorney.

Political repression is on the rise.  Several homes have been raided in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle as part of a grand jury investigation, and the warrants served listed anarchist literature as something they were looking for.  Infiltrators and provocateurs have been used to target, disrupt and entrap activists.  These actions can have a chilling effect on activists and our communities.  

Knowing your rights is critically important.  What do you need to know to protect yourself?

Positively Revolting on 08/17/12

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Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's happening with Occupy Portland these days?

There's been some talk about Occupy not doing anything lately.... some people even seem to think that Occupy is over.  Tommy Murray, an Occupy Organizer, will join Ani and Lyn to talk about what's currently happening, and how you can plug in to the movement.  

Have you been involved with Occupy?  Are you involved now?  We'd love to hear from you!  Call in during the show and add to the conversation.  The studio number is 503-231-8187.

Here's a little preview:

Thursday saw protests to Free PFC Manning and end the drone wars in Portland and several other west coast cities.

Every Friday in Portland there is a Weekly Bank Action (location changes weekly).

Positively Revolting on 08/10/12

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Fri, 08/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate change, wide-spread drought, and the coming food crisis: A discussion with Michael Klare

 Join us for a discussion with Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College. Michael's articles are regularly published at TomDispatch.com. His latest book is The Race for What’s Left.

We'll be discussing Michael's latest article: The Hunger Wars in Our Future -- Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs, and Global Unrest.

The extreme heat being experienced across large parts of the US is impacting crops, and will ultimately impact our food supply.  This is a scene happening around the world.  How can we respond to the threat of global food shortages, and food prices for staples sharply increasing?  

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Positively Revolting

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Fri, 08/23/2013

Ani and Lyn talk about the pitfalls of patriarchy.

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Positively Revolting

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Fri, 08/16/2013

Ani and Lyn strike out to smash the patriarchy once again.

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Positively Revolting on 07-27-12 Author Michael Staudenmaier: Truth and Revolution

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Fri, 07/27/2012

Truth and Revolution-- an interview with author and historian Michael Staudenmaier

Ani and Lyn talk with Michael Staudenmaier about his recent book, Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojouner Truth Organization, 1969 - 1986.

The Sojourner Truth Organization grew out of the SDS. Organizing capitalism, the STO was focused on integrating radical political perspectives into everyday life. What lessons can we learn from recent struggles? How has the work of The Sojourner Truth influenced later movements?

Call the studio to join in the conversation- the number is 503-231-8187. Follow us and comment on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/positivelyrevolting, and follow us on Twitter @positiverevolting.

  • Title: PR 07-27-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 57:21 minutes (52.51 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-20-12 Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrate their 20th Anniversary

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Fri, 07/20/2012

Hosts ani and Lyn talk with Portland Peace and Justice Works / Portland Cop Watch organizer Dan Handelman, and long-time peace activist Ann Huntwork, how things have evolved in the movement over the last two decades.

Since 1992, these groups have organized events that have built coalitions, and mobilized people into action. Where do organizers see things going from here?

Peace and Justice Works, a 501-c-3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels, was founded in March, 1992. Its project group Portland Copwatch first met in May of that year. More information on the event, the "Warmonger" nominees, and about PJW and PCW can be found at http://www.pjw.info

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  • Title: PR 07-20-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:46 minutes (54.72 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-06-12 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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Fri, 07/06/2012

Ani and Lyn talk to Kim Smith and Kari Koch about thier experiences at the UNCSD in Rio

Two Portland women, activist Kari Koch, and sociology professor Dr. Kim Smith both attended the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro last month .... they worked separately while they were there, but we'll have them both live in studio to talk about the adventures at the summit and the notion of the possibility sustainable growth. Do countries with an agenda of sustainability stand a chance up against the monolith of capitalism devouring nature? Will change come from national leaders or the grass roots?

Dr. Kim Smith's Rio UNCSD blog

http://www.aashe.org/blog

  • Title: PR 07-06-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:43 minutes (54.67 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-29-12 Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

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Fri, 06/29/2012

Ani and Lyn talk with Micheal Meade about his upcoming event Voices of Veterans a Bridge Back Home

Mosaic Voices will be bringing Michael Meade and returning veterans to the First Unitarian Church in Portland on Saturday June 30th for a presentation entitled Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

This Welcome Home Ceremony brings together veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans of other wars, and the local community. It intends to help heal the distance between the warriors and those they protect and to bridge the gaps between war and peace, trauma and renewal, pain and understanding. Such a welcoming involves a courageous community conversation that moves beyond politics and goes deeper than the rhetoric of war. It begins with tragedy and loss — the aftermath of any war — and requires the language of poetry and story, as well as the dignity of ceremony.

  • Title: PR 06-29-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:58 minutes (54.9 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-22-12 Peace is possible - what can we do to hasten it?

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Fri, 06/22/2012

Ani and Lyn host an action-packed program all about advancing world peace, with Medea Benjamin, Mike Caruso, and Al Jubitz.

From 8 - 8:30 am, guests were two local organizers of the Rotary Conference.  Al Jubitz is a co-sponsor of the conference, entitled "Peace is Possible, One Community At a Time". A local business man, his family's foundation supports the War Prevention Initiative.    Mike Caruso is the current District Govenor for the Rotary, and is the main organizer for the "Peace is Possible" conference.  The conference included Nobel Peace Laureate Jodi Williams; Admiral Eric Olsen (retired), Ambassador John MacDonald.

8:30 - 9 am, Ani and Lyn spoke with Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Global Exchange, and Code Pink. Medea will be appearing in Oregon next week, to talk with people about the horrors of drone warfare, and what we can do to stop it.

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  • Title: PR 06-22-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 55:31 minutes (50.83 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-15-12

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.

Ani and Lyn discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice.  As a treat for listeners, they give short tarot & astrology consultations on the air.  

Recognizing the quarter and cross-quarter holidays in the neo-Celtic year (northern hemisphere) is one way to connect with the rhythms of the earth, and to connect with the changes that each season brings.  The Summer Solstice is a time of outwardly focused exuberance.  It is a good time to take action, and to gather family and friends together in a celebration of interconnectivity. This is the time to enact our dreams; a time to bring our visions forth into the world of the tangible.

  • Title: PR 06-15-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:56 minutes (52.12 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-08-12 Democracy? ...what would that look like?

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Lyn is joined by guest host Grace Marion and guest David Delk of the Portland Alliance for Democracy ....democracy? ...what would that look like?

  • Title: PR 06-08-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-01-12 Self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

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Fri, 06/01/2012

Lyn and guest host Theresa Mitchell speak with Dr. Kristin Neff about self-compassion

The relentless search for high self-esteem has become a virtual religion; and a tyrannical one at that. Our competitive culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves, but we can’t all be above average at the same time. There is always someone richer, more attractive, or successful than we are. And even when we do manage to feel self-esteem for one golden moment, we can’t hold on to it. Dr. Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin says self-compassion is an antidote to the web of deception surrounding the mythos of "self esteem".

  • Title: PR 06-01-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)
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Comments

Want to continue discussing renewal and Imbolc?

Or nature based spirituality?

Visit the Positively Revolting blog to read about the Wheel of the Year, and continue the discussion online.

 

Want to continue discussing renewal and Imbolc?

Or nature based spirituality?

Visit the Positively Revolting blog to read about the Wheel of the Year, and continue the discussion online.

 

this morning's program: host & speaker

I am a daily KBOO listener; however, while todays speaker while speaking from the heart regarding her dismay over the Afganistan theater of war, she makes vague statements, with great emotion, but few references to facts, which could easily be woven into her statements to make them more illuminating, it would give more power to her rally cries. Tt feels as though I am simply listening to hyperbole LIKE ON CREEPY FOX NEWS!  The Hosts of the program, similarly, are never probing or asking for clarification of the important issue, an important question to probe is: "why ARE we there?".  This program is dithering, and the speaker is bland, unconvincing of any knowledge base, boring, 10th rate.  Additionally, this is typical of the "Positively Revolting" hour, I usually never tune in when I know these two hosts will be on, bcs. it is never a provoking program, it rarely reveals or provides any new information about anything.  If this program has to continue to be on at all, consider putting it on late at night....it is pablum. 

Good Sista' Bad Sista' on the other hand was a great relief for me on Friday morning's programing, those women are sharp, witty and smart. 

Do not dumb us down with this progam "Positively Revolting", it is a zero.

Pay Equality

I recently heard the argument that the pay differential between men and women is actually fair. This idea is based on the situation of women living longer than men but work the same period of time. This argument claims that the total difference of pay between men and women equals the cost of additional medical care spent for women in their senior years.

For example, let's say a man and a woman work the same number of years (about 40), in the same job with the same responsibilities, and the man makes 10% more than the woman. Say that the job pays (in constant dollars) an average of $30,000 over the forty years. The man makes $1.2 million over this period and the woman makes $1.08 million.

The difference is $120,000. Now at age 60, a man will generally live to be 75 and a woman will live to be 85. Most medical expenses are incurred in the last ten years of live. These costs are paid mostly by public funds through MediCare. The pay_inequality_is_fair argument holds that this $120,000 pay differential is used by society to pay the additional medical expenses that women use and men don't.

I realize that this argument will float like a lead zeppelin on the Positively Revolting community. However, you may want to be aware of it so you don't get blindsided by it in a public debate on the issue.

Thank you,
Alan in Portland

Where did Ani go?

Where did Ani go? I miss her!

I'm here, honest

Hi there, Melodie and I are hosting alternating weeks on Friday mornings, now. I hope you had a chance to hear my program with Norman Solomon last Friday, 11/7, but if you didn't, you can hear it online-- there is a link to the audio on this program page. I will host again on the 21st. Thanks so much for listening! with love & solidarity, ani

woo hoo!

Glad you're still involved in the show. Thanks for all that you do for our community!

much love, m

Wow... How about some positive feedback?

I must have picked a good week to start listening to KBOO. My unhealthy addiction to KPOJ has been shaken. What stirred me to radio hop was the recent clubbing and scrubbing of morning show co-host Heidi Tauber.

Thankfully (along with news I'm not hearing elsewhere) I struck gold with back to back to back mornings of call in shows which were right up my avenue. On Wednesday Barbara Bernstein and friends of the 40 Mile Loop took me on a bike ride down memory lane. The next day, Dave and Jo Ann took on the very difficult but extremely important topic of race and justice in America. I found the candor of the hosts and callers-in to be a much needed breath of fresh air.

Yesterday was quite synergenic. I didn't think anything Positively Revolting would be my pint of brew, but the community of thought that came together was positively revolutionary. I'm still not entirely successful in finding joy amidst the madness, but the range of emotions I was able to experience during the show were a welcome departure from depression. Together we just may succeed... or at least, survive.

KBOO, I think I love U. (And Jeff always has sumpin' to say to go along with that sexy voice! I'm glad he seems to hop around the dial too.)

 

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