Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Tacoma Detention Center

Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 07/20/2008


Today in our recurring feature Civil Liberties Watch, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund talks about a newly released report condemning the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma for Constitutional and Human Rights violations.

5:53 minutes (13.45 MB)

Alternative Radio on 07/23/08

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 07/23/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Naomi Klein on "The Shock Doctrine"
Naomi Klein of Canada is an award-winning journalist, author and
filmmaker. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines all
over the world. Her documentary film on the economic crisis in
Argentina is "The Take." "No Logo," her book on globalization and
marketing was an international bestseller. Her latest book is "The
Shock Doctrine."

Catastrophes from Katrina to Iraq from Afghanistan to the Asian
Tsunami clear the way for corporations to move in and operate in
newly privatized zones, pushing local government overboard. Kind of
like shock and awe economics. Privatize, privatize, privatize is
intoned like a mantra by the economic high priests of neoliberalism.

Abe Minus Joe on Obama the Wimp

program date: 
Mon, 07/14/2008

Host Abe Proctor leads a discussion on Obama, the Lessor of Two Evils, or How Much Stink Are You Willing To Tolerate To Keep McCain OUT of the White House?!?

83:31 minutes (38.24 MB)

Patriotism Versus Nationalism

program date: 
Mon, 07/07/2008

Host Abe Proctor goes solo today, leading a discussion on Patriotism versus Nationalism, plus whatever else our callers bring to the table.

83:52 minutes (38.4 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The FBI's New Investigation: Datamining, Racial and Ethnic Profiling

Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 07/07/2008

The FBI has leaked news of its new policy to
investigate Americans based on profiles collected through datamining including
racial and ethnic profiling.

up on Kboo's recurring feature Civil Liberties Watch, reporter Linda
Olson-Osterlund talks with Caroline Fredrickson  executive  Director of the
Washington DC ACLU's legislative office to take a closer look at this


4:41 minutes (4.29 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The San Francisco 8 :new developments

Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008


The prosecution throws up new obstacles in the case of eight former members of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Jailed defendants Jalil Muntaquin and Herman Bell are delayed in their return to New York for a parole hearing.

4:59 minutes (4.57 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The Supreme Court & Guantanamo Prisoner Rights

Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisoners outside the reach of the courts.


4:37 minutes (4.23 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Stopping Telecoms Spying on Citizens

Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

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 This week reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund focuses on whistleblower Mark Klein and the fight to stop the governments use of telecom companies to spy on Americans


4:42 minutes (4.3 MB)

Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1.

Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.

28:26 minutes (26.03 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 30, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice.   Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults  on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today.  Bill Resnick talks with radical  economist Robin Hahnel about participatory democracy in Venezuela.  And the Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review The Road to Guantanamo.  

You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or the individual pieces by following the links below:

1.  Academic freedom then and now

2.  Participatory democracy in Venezuela

55:40 minutes (25.49 MB)
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