Civil Liberties

Flashpoints on 02/24/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 02/24/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Howard Zinn speaks about his ongoing work "A People's History of The United States" and Pratap Chatterjee examines how Haliburton has revolutionized American warfare.

Portland police tackle racial profiling...again

imagePeople of color continue to be stopped and searched by the police than other Portlanders. Racial profiling has not abated according to a draft 36-page report released February 18 by Portland Police Bureau Chief Rosie Sizer. The report, long awaited by the community, outlines Sizer's assessment of the problem as well as steps to eliminate racial profiling by making the police bureau better reflect the community it is supposed to serve.  Jo Ann and Dave review the draft plan's strengths and weaknesses.

Police tackle racial profiling...again

program date: 
Wed, 02/18/2009

People of color continue to be stopped and searched by the police than other Portlanders. Racial profiling has not abated according to a draft 36-page report released February 18 by Portland Police Bureau Chief Rosie Sizer. The report, long awaited by the community, outlines Sizer's assessment of the problem as well as steps to eliminate racial profiling by making the police bureau better reflect the community it is supposed to serve.  Jo Ann and Dave review the draft plan's strenths and weaknesses.

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War Crimes & Impunity

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The Rule of Law. 

The idea that the will of the Rulers can be bound by laws. Since the Magna Carta, It's seemed like a pretty good idea.

On Thursday, February 26th at 6pm, We The People will address War Crimes and Impunity. Should the Bush administration be held accountable for possible war crimes?  What is the obligation of the Obama administration to restore the rule of law? 

Veteran's Voice

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Wed, 02/18/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace speak with journalist Aaron Glantz about his new book, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against American's Veteran's, the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war, interviewed more than one hundred recent war veterans about their lives since returning home.

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 02/18/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Marjorie Cohn of the National Lawyer's Guild speaks about the use of rendition under the Obama administration.

Cohn, professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, says that instead of leaving the door open for the CIA to continue to engage in the rendition of terrorism suspects to other countries so long as the process is somehow handled "humanely", the Obama administration should end renditions altogether and prosecute those who have ordered renditions since 2001.

What gives?

 Huh. Apparently, during the Bush administration's waning days, Cheney lobbied ferociously for a pardon of Scooter Libby. And Dubya wouldn't budge.

 

In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge.

Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though Bush had already kept Libby out of jail by commuting his 30-month prison sentence.

"He tried to make it happen right up until the very end," one Cheney associate said.

Again, huh. I wonder what's up there? Come to think of it, I didn't hear anything at all about Bush pardons. Anybody know what's going on?

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Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Interviews with friends and family of police murder victims on a special "Stolen Lives" edition of Flashpoints.

Circle A Radio

Air date: 
Wed, 02/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We spend the hour with Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist

Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist talks about her life as an Activist/Organizer, the nearly 20 years she spent in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy, her presidential pardon, and her advice to the younger generation.

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