Patrick O’Connor, author of “The Framing of Mumia”, talked about his book and shared information that has not been presented before the publication of his book. He described part of the injustice of the trial, the lies about a so-called confession—which did not exist, and the bias of Judge Sabo. After his in depth study of Mumia’s case, O’Connor seemed convinced that Mumia will never be executed and that there is still a possibility of a new trial.
Watch for Portland’s event supporting Freedom for Mumia, December 9, 2008, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Portland State University – Cultural Center!
Joe Uris hosts. The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons. Does that include marriage? Gay marriage? What is marriage? What should the rules be? What are the rights of conservatives? Call in with your opinion.
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in rallies around the country! And a huge thank you to all of our straight-allies who are now stepping forward in solidarity with us! What can YOUDO today to make a difference? Talk to your neighbors, talk to your family, talk to your child's teachers, and your coworkers about why this issue means something to you. When things become personal, opinions change......
Protesters turned out is scores of cities across America to protest the unprecedented stripping of rights from gays and lesbians with the passage of California’s Proposition 8, as well as the passage of anti-marriage amendments in Arizona and Florida.
A Compact for Racial Justice: Building on the Election of Barack Obama
How do we end racial disparity and move towards greater social equity in the wake of the election of the nation's first black president? Jo Ann and Dave discuss the Compact for Racial Justice, a proactive plan that was unveiled at the Facing Race Conference in Oakland California last week. How do we create equaity in our communities, our economy and our laws? How do we make our society more inclusive and our government and institutions more accountable in matters of racial equity? Join us in this important conversation.
On the 11/13 Presswatch, with the "news you're not supposed to know," host Theresa Mitchell explores election shenanigans and uncounted votes. Also, what's NORTHCOM up to? and why is AIG a bottomless pit?
Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, always in support of working people, died at the age of 96 last week. Tom Becker reads tributes to him published in The Nation. You can find the texts here and here.
We're presented with a rare opportunity to be a positive force in the history of our country, to stand in solidarity with a minority group fighting for its civil rights. On Saturday, November 15th, protestors will gather in cities across the country to speak out against the anti-gay politics and sentiment of our recent elections, including California's Prop 8. Please check out the following link:
Guests from Portland State University's Queer Resource Center & Equal Rights Advocate
Tonight's show will feature guests from thePortland State University's Queer Resource Center discussing a wide range of topics from campus, including the new queer radio show on KPSU, the PSU station, events highlighting TransRemembrance Month, and their regular monthly events.
We'll also be talking with Debra Porta, Equal Rights Advocate at PSU. Debra has been working with the Oregon University System's Student Equal Rights Alliance Board, in addition to her work on the PSU campus. She'll also fill us in on the details for the Rally against Prop 8 happening in PDX this Saturday.
Suzanne Ross of the New York City Free Mumia organization provided updates on Mumia’s case. The prosecution is trying to reinstate the death penalty and appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. December 9 is the anniversary of the death of Officer Faulkner so demonstrations and rallies will take place all over the world. Saturday Dec. 6, there will be events in Philadelphia and New York City, and Monday, December 9, Portland will gather at the PSU Multicultural Center, for a rally.