Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Squatting Ban in the Netherlands

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Wed, 01/06/2010

For the last three years a ban on squatting has been in preparation in Dutch politics. A new act that is to ban squatting in the Netherlands passed through parliament on October 15th, 2009. Despite strong critique from the High Court, the union of city councils and even the Amsterdam police force, the christian/rightwing majority in The Hague is pushing this law through.

Having suffered from an immense housing shortage ever since the sixties, squatting has a long history in the Netherlands and has always been a legal means for thousands of people to acquire a roof over their heads.

53:50 minutes (49.29 MB)

Reflections on the Underpants Bomber

program date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010

 Sooner or later, it had to happen. A terrorist attack would take place on President Obama's watch, and the wingnuts would bleat about his response to the End of the World as We Know It. As it happens, the attack consisted of a kid trying -- unsuccessfully -- to set his underpants on fire. Confronted with the reality of terrorism, the president -- appropriately -- responded cooly and logically.

55:31 minutes (25.42 MB)

Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67

program date: 
Thu, 01/07/2010

On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake. Opponents say raising taxes during a recession will only make matters worse.

55:39 minutes (19.11 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/12/10

Air date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Sooner or later, it had to happen. A terrorist attack would take place on President Obama's watch, and the wingnuts would bleat about his response to the End of the World as We Know It. As it happens, the attack consisted of a kid trying -- unsuccessfully -- to set his underpants on fire. Confronted with the reality of terrorism, the president -- appropriately -- responded cooly and logically.

Unfortunately, the Right seems to believe that his response to terrorism should be, well, terror. Rather than keeping his head, apparently the American people would be better served by Obama the Angry Father.

January 11, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2010

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show discusses Oregon tax measures with Steve Novick; the blockbuster movie "Avatar," making the power grid democratic, and the latest in political rap music.  

56:59 minutes (32.61 MB)

Out Loud on 01/12/10

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Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrating what sets us apart! The queer community is judged and treated differently for our private lives. Tonight we embrace and celebrate local queer sex-positivity on Out Loud.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence join us to talk about BOINK! a porn benefit for the Sisters Grant Fund and Cascade AIDS Project.

Pneumonia Warning

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Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 01/07/2010

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know."  She talks about her own recent experiences with swine flu and pneumonia, and the curious lack of corporate media interest in this mysterious killer.  Also, is there an Israeli connection to the Nigerian plane bomber?  And what about Israeli trafficking in Palestinian body parts?  Corporate personhood challenged in Humboldt County--can we do it here?  And more! Visit Theresa's blog at: http://kboo.fm/node/18638

20:32 minutes (9.4 MB)

Religious garb in public schools: yes? or no?

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More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/21/2009

 Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the issue of wearing religious clothing in public schools. In Oregon teachers are prohibited from wearing religious garb in school. The law dates to 1923  when an open supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, presided as speaker of the Oregon House. It was included in the Alien Property Act of 1923, which prohibited Japanese Americans from owning property in Oregon, and was designed to prevent nuns and priests from wearing religious garb in classrooms.

55:14 minutes (25.28 MB)

Olympic Resistance for Vancouver Canada

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

 
Activists across the Pacific Northwest have been organizing for months to oppose the Winter Olympics scheduled for this February in Vancouver Canada. The slogan of the anti-Olympics campaign is ‘No Olympics on stolen native land’. Nat Marshik of the Olympic Resistance Network explained this slogan in a talk yesterday at Portland State University:
  1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

Good Sista Bad Sista: Talking Mess on 01/08/10

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Photo of Fayemi Shakur, Sundiata Acoli and Hasan Salaam

Episode 7: Political Prisoners and the Criminalization of Dissent

Activist and journalist  Fayemi Shakur, who is Sundiata’s support coordinator and Hasan Salaam, a political hip-hop artist and organizer join are our guests for this episode.

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