Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Civil Liberties Watch: Transgender Federal Court Victory

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

Diane Schroer a former commander in the US Army Special Forces won a landmark sex discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress for rescinding a job offer when they were informed she was transitioning.

For more information see the ACLU website

4:04 minutes (3.72 MB)

Raid on Islamic Charities after 9-11, Interview with Tom Nelson

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program date: 
Thu, 10/23/2008

In aftermath of the 9-11, many Islamic Charities and foundations became targets of FBI raids and investigations.  Al-Haramin was the first such institution in Oregon to be targeted.  I have interviewed Tom Nelson who represented Al-Haramin in their law suit against the Federal government.  Thomas Nelson is a local lawyer who is active with several cases dealing with Civil Rights affected by 9-11.

28:19 minutes (12.97 MB)

We The People - Black Box Tale Part 2

program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008

A fanciful, non-partisan radio play depicting four believable, if exaggerated characters carrying out a nationwide strategy to throw the US elections in 2012.  Using real news clips, interviews, and informational resources, We The People presents you with an image of the motivations and the tactics which could be present in any democracy where the citizens have forgotten their duty to protect the process.

Suitable for the entire family. 

Part 2: 24 Min

23:59 minutes (21.96 MB)

We The People - Black Box Tale Part 1

program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008

A fanciful, non-partisan radio play depicting four believable, if exaggerated characters carrying out a nationwide strategy to throw the US elections in 2012.  Using real news clips, interviews, and informational resources, We The People presents you with an image of the motivations and the tactics which could be present in any democracy where the citizens have forgotten their duty to protect the process.

Suitable for the entire family. 

Part 1: 27 Min

27:27 minutes (25.14 MB)

Alternatives to Detention

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

Ruth Kovacs presented another report from CR10 - the gathering of more than 3000 folks who support strategy to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.  She attended a workshop concerning alternatives to detention/incarceration.  We also heard an update on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

29:24 minutes (26.93 MB)

Alternative Radio on 10/22/08

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alternative Radio host David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky about Wars, Bailouts & Elections.

Noam Chomsky, internationally renowned MIT professor, practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice. He is in huge demand as a public speaker all over the world. The New York Times calls him, "a global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely
read voice on foreign policy on the planet." Author of scores of books, his latest are "The Essential Chomsky" and "What We Say Goes."
 

Radiozine on 10/22/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 759 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.   

More from BHL

 Bernard-Henri Levy, who appeared a few weeks back on the show, sat down recently with Salon.com's Beth Arnold.

He's the same guy who appeared on the show -- haughty, grandiose, and quite entertaining.

-A

Ugly

 As Election Day approaches, and as an Obama victory looks more probable, the McCain campaign is serving as the focus of an untrammeled and vitriolic collective id. Lots of these people are just scared shitless that a black man might sit in the White House.

Interview: Frederick Lane on the Supreme Court and the Election

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Wed, 10/15/2008

Frederick Lane, author of the book The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, and host Linda Olson-Osterlund discuss the November election, Sarah Palin and the effect the outcome of the election will have on America's future. For more go to www.fredericklane.com

 

 

29:04 minutes (26.62 MB)
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