War Against Women, Part 2. Host Ani with guests Theresa Mitchell and Genevieve Goffman talk about recent forays in the culture war to pass legislation against reproductive health choices, and generally attempting to "shame" women about their sexuality.
Theresa Mitchell from KBOO's Presswatch
Genevieve Goffman: Sexual Assault Support Advocacy Network of Occupy Portland
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Ani and Lyn look at the current fog of sexism blanketing the political scene.
Women who want contraceptive care conisidered to be part of basic health coverage called sluts and prostitutes.... Legislation is written to mollify religious organizations and business owners that will deny employees access to contraceptive care, if the owners deem such coverage as contrary to their religious views.
In this election year it seems as if the old pendulum is swinging far, far to the puritanical end of the spectrum.
Well, ani and Lyn aren't having it.
As radical feminists and thinking people, we declare that sexuality is a sacred right and part of our existance on this plane. Pleasure is divine. We will not be shamed or legislated into "family values". We vigilantly watch for the most unholy alliance of church and state, and we resist it.
We assert our rights to be as sexual as we want to be.
Author and activist Dark Lady was guest.
On February 29th, actions took place across the country to end corporate power. Many actions drew attention to ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the effects it has on our democracy.
Ani and Lyn talk with organizers of F29 events, to hear how things went in Portland, and around the country. David Osborne of the Portland Action Lab joined them in the KBOO studio. They also talked with Brian, an organizer with the Occupy Worcester and Occupy Connecticut.
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Positively Revolting on 02-24-12 Updates from the Mt. Hood National Forest; what's happening in our public lands?
Ani and Lyn talk with Olivia Schmidt, the Program Director at Bark, Defenders of Mt. Hood National Forest.
Find out what's happening with the Jazz timber sale. Hear about Bark's recent legal victory which will enforce the doubling of "no-cut buffer zones", in current timber sales. Find out what you can do to get involved.
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David Korten is co-founder and board chair of Yes Magazine. His books include Agenda for a New Economy; From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth.
Ani and Lyn talk with David about changing the ecomic paradigm, staying focused on positive solutions in creating a compassionate society, how Occupy is affecting the progressive movement, and the book This Changes Everything.
This Special Broadcast of Positively Revolting is part of KBOO's Public Affairs Day special programming about corporate power, and how to stop it.
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Pleasure and joy are sacred states.
In a society in which pleasure is denied and commodified, taking pleasure seriously is a revolutionary act.
Join ani and Lyn for a conversation with Riane Eisler, author of the books, "The Chalice and the Blade", "Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body--New Paths to Power and Love", "The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics", "The Power of Partnership", and many more.
Riane Eisler is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, and social scientist who is evolving a vision of society based on cooperative or partnership based principles.
As we create a new world together, what are it's guiding values? Tune in and hear how a society based in partnership and cooperation is likely to celebrate pleasure, art, and sexuality. Ms. Eisler's classic work in history illustrates that this has been true in the past, while the dominator model denies pleasure and emphasizes games of competition and war.
Join ani and Lyn with their guests to discuss how on-going struggles are relating to the Occupy Movement.
Arlo Stone is involved with Occupy Portland, and is currently working with Occupy the EGT, an action in solidarity with the Longview ILWU. The Longview ILWU has been engaged in struggle against the huge union-busting corporation EGT, which has a grain ship scheduled to come to Longview within the next couple of weeks. They have asked that "friends of labor and the 99% everwhere" support them is this struggle.
Nora Callahan is the Executive Director of the November Coalition. She has just returned from a 5-weeks spent with Occupy DC.
We'll also hear an update of other actions coming up for Occupy, including Friday's Occupy the Courts, a national day of action to demonstrate against corporate personhood on the anniversary of the Citizen's United decision; January 25th: A day of solidarity with Tahrir Square on the 1st anniversary of their uprising; an action against the NDAA on February 3rd, and F-29 A day of action to shut down corporations (on February 29th)-- to name but a few.
Positively Revolting on 1-06-12 Move Your Money / State Bank Campaign and Rethinking Psychiatry Project
Ani and Lyn talk to Marcia Meyers and Jared Gardner about The Real Wealth, Portland and their two main projects Move Your Money / State Bank Campaign and Rethinking Psychiatry Project.
2011 was an eventful year-- a year of transitions and change felt around the world and in our lives. It seems that in most year end news round-ups, there's the dichotomy of presenting a world of doom and gloom, and light fluffy pieces that really don't mean anything.... oh, and the celebrity news.....
Today, we looked at things a little differently. Ani & Lyn speak with Sarah van Gelder, the Executive Editor of Yes! Magazine, about the good work that's been done to advance progressive social change, and to hear about things that are really happening to bring us closer to a sustainable world based in truth, beauty and egalitarianism.
Sarah van Gelder is one of the editors of the newly released book "This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement".