Why were elections in Iran rigged? What do the Iranian Demonstrators want? Is the Green Wave in Iran another CIA staged colour revolution? For some answers tune into KBOO's special talk show with Goudarz Eghtedari when he interviews Professors Hamid Dabashi and Kaveh Ehsany, 8 AM Tuesday June 30th.
Hamid Dahbashi is a Columbia University's Middle East Studies Professor, and Kaveh Ehsani is Professor of International Studies at DePaul University, Chicago and an editor of Middle East Report.
The Central American nation of El Salvador inaugurated its first leftist President in decades today, amidst great fanfare and nationwide celebrations.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Samantha Alloy, with the Portland branch of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, about the importance of today’s inauguration, and local solidarity actions in Portland:
The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.
Is the Obama presidency more of the "same old, same old"? Or does it offer new political horizons for progressives? This program looks at the new administration from several perspectives. In honor of International Women's Day, we learn about Clara Zetkin, founder of this commemoration, and Peggy Seeger who brought a left feminist politics to folk music. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow their links below: