How do we change the national conversation about war and peace? A conversation with Oregon Peace Ins
Seven months into a new administration and the nation still finds itself embroiled in two Asian wars. Many Americans would have difficulty explaining how the Obama administration's conduct of these wars differs from the last administration's. They're certainly not being helped by policymakers and pundits who are working overtime to marginalize arguments for American withdrawal from the region. With the economy now people's foremost concern, how does the peace movement change the national conversation about war and peace?
This morning on Locus Focus, guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.
Theresa Mitchell discusses the financial crisis with Les Leopold, author of The Looting of America. Call in with questions and comments at 503-231-8187.
The Looting of America
How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? Housing? Greed? Dumb politicians? What can Main Street do about it?
The economic meltdown of the past year has created exceptional challenges for the non-profit sector of our society. Kim Klein, legendary grassroots non-profit fundraising consultant, joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to discuss why these hard times are providing not only difficulties but also opportunities for grassroots social change organizations.
What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week.
What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week. Abe takes a brief look at the many pots quickly coming to a boil, including the health care debate, outbursts of wingnuttery, and the junior senator from Minnesota.