Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/11/10

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Thu, 02/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Bruce Silverman hosts a special look at this year's Portland International Film Festival, which begins today.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/10

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Fri, 01/29/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

John Perkins: How to remake the global economy

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/10

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Fri, 01/29/2010 - 7:00am - 8:30pm

Membership Drive Special: One Year Later – Where Do We Go From Here?
It’s been one year since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. How have progressive goals and proposals fared under his administration? Where do progressives go from here? What’s the future of activism on issues such as ending the wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq? What about healthcare, saving the economy, the environment, trade policy, corporate domination, and education?
As Bill Moyers has said about the U.S., ”We are a very crippled giant suffering from self inflicted wounds that if we do not treat and heal, will in fact bring us to our knees and ultimately to our doom. We are close to losing the moral, financial, economic muscle and wisdom that makes a big nation a great nation.”

7 am - Democracy Now!
8 am – Positively Revolting Talk Radio with host Ani Haines
9 am – Robert McChesney and John Nichols
10 am – Power and Change: Speakers of the Illahee Lecture Series

          The Power to Change Our Minds - Jonah Lehrer
          Power, Change and Energy - Richard Heinberg

10:45 – Obama and Change: Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Public Accuracy

11:00 – Amy Goodman: Take Back the Airwaves
12:00 – Noam Chomsky in Portland
1:30 – Barbara Ehrenreich: on her new book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
Read more: Barbara Ehrenreich Takes on a Plague of Positive Thinking in 'Bright-Sided' 

2:00 - Obama and Change: David Swanson – afterdowningstreet.org
2:30 - Dolores Huerta: Farmworker organizer and rabble rouser for over 50 years
3:00 - Tribute to Howard Zinn, who died on January 27th, 2010 (including a live tribute by radio legend David Barsamian)

Listen to Bill Bigelow interviewing Howard Zinn on January 19th
4:00 - Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
5:00 - KBOO Evening News
6:00 - Bread and Roses: Beekeeping!
7:00 - John Perkins: How to remake the global economy

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/22/10

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Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A special program featuring anarchist activist Margaret Killjoy and writer Ursula K. Le Guin talking about anarchism, fiction and the new book "Mythmakers and Lawbreakers," a collection of interviews with a wide variety of anarchist fiction writers–some of whom who are tangentially involved in anarchism, or fiction, or both, but all of whom have really fascinating takes on the subject.

Published by AK Press and edited by Margaret Killjoy, "Mythmakers and Lawbreatkers" includes conversations with sci-fi powerhouses Ursula K. Le Guin, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, and Lewis Shiner as well as young and emerging writers in a series of interviews that explore fiction's deeply political roots.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/13/10

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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tune in this coming Wednesday, January 13th from 6 to 7 pm, for a special on the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics, and the coalition of indigenous, environmental and housing activists that have come together to oppose the theft of indigenous land for the Olympic games. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/30/09

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Wed, 12/30/2009 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Israel's Gaza Invasion - one year later

Israel's Gaza Invasion: One year later

After a devastating Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip from Dec. 27, 2008 - Jan. 20, 2009 which resulted in over 1400 Palestinians killed by Israelis and 5 Israelis killed by Palestinians, the population of Gaza has been unable to rebuild the 20,000 destroyed homes and buildings due to an ongoing Israeli-imposed siege.  A year after the attack, we look at what role the US has played in the ongoing assault on Gaza, the solidarity marches which will be arriving at the Gaza border as we speak, and examine the history of the refugee population of the Gaza Strip.  Tune in from 8 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 30th, for our all day special on Gaza.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/29/09

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Tue, 12/29/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the Gaza Freedom March, who are scheduled to cross into Gaza on December 30th with over 1400 marchers from around the world.

More info on the Gaza Freedom March

CODEPINK recently put out a statement: “Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry informed us on Dec. 20 that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January. We responded that there is always tension at the border because of the siege and that if there are any risks, they are risks we are willing to take. We also said that it was too late for over 1,360 delegates coming from over 42 countries to change their plans now.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/28/09

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Mon, 12/28/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the 'Artery of Life' aid caravan to the Gaza Strip, which is currently stuck on the Jordanian-Egyptian border.

The latest word from the caravan, which has travelled by land from England to bring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/30/09

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Mon, 11/30/2009 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!!

WHOSE STREETS?  OUR STREETS!!

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

Jenka Soderberg interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

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USS Liberty: Interviews by Dr Stanley Monteith - Liberty Radio - PART 1

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Sun, 06/07/2009

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Dr Monteith of Liberty Radio interviewed two survivors of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

 

The Liberty was attacked in International waters by the Israelis on June 8, 1967.

 

The names of the survivors who were interviewed are Phil Turney and Ernie Gallo.

 

USS Liberty: Interviews by Dr Stanley Monteith - Liberty Radio - PART 2

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Sun, 06/07/2009

Dr Monteith of Liberty Radio interviewed two survivors of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

 

The Liberty was attacked in International waters by the Israelis on June 8, 1967.

 

The name of the survivor who was interviewed is Gary Bummett.

 

INTERVIEW WITH JIM ENNES PART 1 - SURVIVOR 1967 ISRAELI ATTACK ON THE USS LIBERTY.

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Sun, 06/07/2009

Following his enlisted tour, he worked as an investigator for Retail Credit Company (now known as Equifax Corporation) while attending San Francisco State College at night on the GI Bill. Upon receiving his degree in business administration he applied for Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1962. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since he retired from the Navy in 1978.     

During his commissioned service, Ennes first served aboard the USS Westchester County, an LST then permanently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. He then applied to the Naval Security Group for duty and subsequently served tours in the Pentagon, one year on the staff of Vice Admiral Kleber Masterson, then Commander U.S. Second Fleet aboard the heavy cruiser USS Newport News, a brief tour aboard the USS Liberty as the ship's electronic materiel officer, a three year assignment in Bremerhaven, Germany, and three tours at Naval Security Group Headquarters in Washington, DC.

 

 

USS Liberty: Survivors of the 1967 Israeli attack

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Sun, 06/07/2009

James Marquis Ennes, Jr., a survivor of the 1967 attack by Israel on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty and one of the creators of The USS Liberty Memorial Web Site, is an American citizen and a retired career US Naval Officer. He was born in New Jersey in 1933 and was raised in New York, Texas, Illinois, Washington State and California.

Alison Weir  "Because so few people know about Israel's extremely ruthless attack on the US Navy ship, the  USS Liberty, I'd like to alert you to that  as well.  This is a profoundly important topic. The crew members, who are still waiting for justice, have waged a heroic (but to date unsuccessful) campaign to bring this attack before the American people."   

 

Single payer or public option?

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Wed, 05/13/2009

How to break the insurance industry stranglehold over our health care system?Tom Leedham of Portland Jobs with Justice and Teamsters Local 206 and Betsy Dillner of Health Care for America Now debate the relative merits of the single payer and public option strategies. Peter Shapiro and David Rosenfeld co-host.

Janet Hollaway Africa

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Sun, 04/26/2009

MAY 13, 1985 BOMBING AND FIRE - Lt. Frank Powell prepares to drop the Bomb on innocent human beings! The Bomb - A Bomb that Killed - Murdered Women, Men and Children! 

Janet Hollaway Africa is a member of the "back to nature group" MOVE.

She and others were imprisoned with others who were accused of a 1978 Philadelphia police murder.

The forensics expert at the later MOVE Commission would absolve MOVE from any murder charges as the bullet was fired into the back of the officers head, away from the house.

Here her and her Sister's written and delivered comments spoke to har defination of Revolution.

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Her Sister, Merle Auston Africa died while in prison.

 

Kenny Zulu Whitmore

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Sun, 04/26/2009

 

They call me Zulu...
From a letter written to  Jenka Soderberg...

30 miles from the nearest town, hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of  Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.

Here sits Kenny Zulu Whitmore is a 55 year old political prisoner.  He has been held captive at Angola for more then 30 years.   
At the time this letter was written Zulu has been held for 34 years for a murder he says he did not do.

Robert King: Angola 3

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Thu, 04/23/2009

The Case of the Angola 3

Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

Angola 3Herman Wallace & Albert Woodfox, who spent nearly 36 years in solitary and are still serving life sentences in Angola for the alleged murder of Brent Miller, a white correctional officer, in 1972; and Robert Wilkerson, who like Herman and Albert, was targeted for his activism, and then freed in 2001 after 29 years in solitary.

Helen Woodson 61-year-old peace activist sentenced to fifty one months

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Thu, 04/23/2009

 

Nov. 25, 2004 The Kansas City Star: MARK MORRIS  

"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."

"Helen Woodson previously served 20 years in federal prison for a 1984 incident in which she and three others used a jackhammer to chip the concrete cover of a nuclear missile silo."

"Three days after her 1993 release from prison in the Whiteman silo protest, Woodson walked into an Illinois bank and used an unloaded! starter pistol to get $25,000 from a teller."

"According to press reports, she piled the money on the floor, burned it and told witnesses: “Money is evil. You don't believe in God; you only worship money.”

 
 
 

Alvaro Luna Hernandez

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery  When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.

Later after the trial decision, without identifying themselves, police began shooting indiscriminately at the house, cars parked in front and at the public streetlights.  At a new trial, witnesses explained, that the police shooting resembled a "war zone."  Alvaro returned fire in self-defense and never shot or injured anyone.  Alvaro dialed 911 (emergency) and notified other officials that police were firing at him and others would not allow them to surrender.

Alvaro was convicted of "threatening" the sheriff, but acquitted on the charge of shooting Sgt. Hines on June 29, 1997.  He received a 50-year sentence. His case is currently on appeal.

 

 

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