For more than 40 years, the Cuban people have faced an economic, commercial and financial blockade by the government of the United States of America.
Cubans say this is one of the most cruel, inhuman and prolonged policies of hostility endured by any people in the history of human civilization.
Throughout these last 44 years, a total of 10 different U.S. administrations have reinforced and expanded the complex system of laws and measures that make up the blockade established by the U.S. government against the people of Cuba.
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?
Kim Klein, legendary grassroots non-profit fundraising consultant, talks about the challenges and op
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. We'll talk with Kim about about war, locusts, famine and community organizing and find out how grassroots activists can take advantage of some unique opportunities hidden in the folds of this economic downturn.
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.
Dave Sweeney is one of the key voices in Australia educating people about the environmental and public health dangers of uranium mining. Sweeney works with the Australian Conservation Foundation, a 40 year old organisation that liases with the community, business and government to protect and sustain our environment.
In this interview with Dr Caldicott, Sweeney talks about the plans that are underway for a massive expansion of the uranium industry in Australia.
Is health care reform in critical condition? An interview with Wendell Potter
Over 75 percent of Americans want health care reform according to a new Pew Research poll. President Obama remains committed to reforming our health care system this year. But as Congress struggles to craft legislation, the voice of concerned voters is getting drowned out by a vocal minority working from the same play book. Will serious health care reform die on the operating table at the hands of industry spin doctors?
Sara and Elly host a conversation about bicycle justice, with lawyer
Bob Mionske, author of "Cycling and the Law" and social worker/activist Meghan Sinnott. Mionske will discuss the biases against bicycling inherent in law enforcement, the court system and the written law. Sinnott will talk about barriers in both mobility and justice for society's neediest.