Ani Haines hosts a panel of local anarchists. They'll discuss what anarchy is, and what it tends not to be. And they explore myths and practical applications of anarchy in the here and now. Guests will include Cicely Rogers, anarchist and student who attended the recent Anarchist People of Color conference, and Rob Los Ricos, author, ex-political prisoner.
Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!
Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.
Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.
First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability. Is it even possible for our species (let alone mostother species) to survive our greed?
Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?" This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.
Dennis Bernstein interviews Michael Parenti, author, historian and media critic, who discusses US activities in the Middle East and implications of the 2008 US Presidential election. His latest book is Contrary Notions, the Michael Parenti Reader.
And on the Block Report hear about The Decline of Black Radio. The guest is Iyanna Jones - filmmaker of Disappearing Voices, the Decline of Black Radio, written and narrated by Bob Law, and directed by U-Savior. www.disappearingvoices.com, www.blockreportradio.com
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of TheGuantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII. More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/
Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world. Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.
We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.
Ani Haines interviews David Oakes, director of MindFreedom, a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.
We will review the state of mental health care and the rights of patients, including the continuation of forced electro-shock therapy and forced medications. Also a look at MindFreedom's successes, and how you can help! Your calls invited at 503-231-8187.
On August 7th the United States government completed it's first war crimes tribunal since World War II. Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, to take a closer look at the Tribuanl of Salim Hamdan and it's implications for the Rule of Law in the United States.