And now a man has opened fire on a crowd gathered to see a Democratic Congresswoman. Is there a connection? Today, Abe and Joe examine the reactionary forces at work in the United States -- and their consequences.
It's lawmakers and lawmen! First, Dave & Jo Anne talked with State Senator Jackie Dingfelder about the challenges facing the legislature and governor. Then they took a look at Police Chief Mike Reese's comments on the rash of recent officer-involved shoots. As always, listeners called in and shared their views.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.
On Positively Revolting this Friday 12/31, Lyn will be in with guest host Theresa Mitchell.
Lyn will talk about the astrological forecast for 2011; and Lyn and Theresa will delve into 2011: A Brave New Dystopia, a brave new op-ed piece by Chris Hedges. What novel are we in "1984" or "Brave New World"?
We put together a show based on interviews recorded during the Roots and Wings Celebration of the Rural
Organizing Project on December 4, 2010. We included about 2/3rds of people who participated in the interviews, talking about the beginnings of ROP, how different individuals came across ROP and how it has effected their organizing or their lives, and some anecdotal snippets about the marches, the caucuses, the demonstrations, and other events that ROP has helped them with, across the state over the past 18 years.
It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.
Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.