The Powers that Be have ensured that our health remains for sale.
In what will surely one day be known as a case study in the downfall of our Republic, the Congress and -- presumably -- the President are poised to enact health care 'reform' legislation that won't allow us to opt into a Medicare-style single-payer plan. In related news, the for-profit health care industry has spent about $1.5 million per day on Capitol Hill over the past several weeks to make sure that we never have that option.
Tom Becker (pictured here) hosts this show dealing with racism, the WTO, anti-tax protests at healthcare reform meetings, and mountain top removal coal mining. It features music from Woodstock as we approach the 40th anniversary of that historic festival.
Ten years after the Seattle anti-WTO protests, actions are being planned for this November and December. Tom Becker reads David Korten's piece from Yes Magazine about the need for ongoing protests against Wall Street's strangle-hold on the Earth. For more information on how to get involved, go here.
Abe looks at the conundrum shared by the Portland Water Bureau and that segment of the populace which ingests water. Also, wingnut mobs descend upon town hall meetings across the land, intent on stopping the socialist conspiracy that emperils the Republic.
Both Abe Proctor and Joe Uris are on vacation this week.
Today, Peter Shapiro and Kevin Card tell us some horror stories about the current Health Care Crisis, and listeners are encouraged to call in and share theirs. It seems as tho everyone has been touched by the health care crisis lately. If you haven't been personally burned by our profit-driven, insurance based health care system, you probably have a friend or loved one who has been.
Everyone has been touched by the health care crisis. If you haven't been personally burned by our profit-driven, insurance based health care system, you probably have a friend or loved one who has been. Tune in to talk radio Tuesday morning at 8 and call-in at 503-231-8187 to share your story.
Peter Shapiro and Kevin Card are your guest hosts.
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?