Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/28/12

Air date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe discuss PDX transit with Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk of TriMet.

Government agencies everywhere are struggling to do more with less, and TriMet is no exception. Abe and Joe are joined in studio by TriMet's Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk to discuss the transit agency's forthcoming service cuts and rate increases.

Out Loud on 02/28/12

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Labor, Socialism, Race, and Queer rights!

Tune in to this weeks two where we discuss two exciting topics!

The first is looking at the similarities between the Labor movement and the Queer movement with Dr. Joesph Zompetti (School of Communication at Illinois State University) and Sherry Wolf (Author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation).

Also, in honor of Black history month, we will talk with Dr. Antiono Pastrana Jr. (Department of Sociology at City University of New York) about the interconnection between Race and Sexual;/Romantic Identity

Coltan and The Congo

program date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012

Tonight we talk about conflict minerals,  the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations
and multi-national corporations continue to play in the exploitation  of the resources of Africa.

We hear from many people, including Aaron Hall,  from the enough Project, Kambale musavuli, spokes  person from Friends of the Congo,Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu (recorded before the senate committee on foreign relations on May 13th, 2009), and more.

42:17 minutes (96.79 MB)

International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

program date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012

Leonard Peltier of the Anishinabe A NISH IN ABE and Lakota Nations, is a long time Native Activist and member of the American Indian Movement.  He has spent over 35 years as a political prisoner. 

Tonight on Circle A Radio, we talk about the International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier, coming up this Saturday, February 4th.  Our guests are Michael One Road, and Arthur Miller, both regional organizers for the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee.

56:28 minutes (51.69 MB)

Joe talks about The Economy and Religion In Our Politics.

program date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012

 Host Joe Uris talks about our Economic Situation in the first part of our show, then changes gears to the recent upsurge in Staunchly Religious Candidates in the Republican Primary race.

Tonight, at 6:00 PM, Historian and Journalist, Joe Uris is speaking at the Main Downtown Multnomah County Library, 801 SW Tenth.  His talk is entitled "Why No Revolution?  A Short History of American Left Movements Part 1: the 1800s to 1945."

Joe asks that y'all come, and to bring your Laptops.  He wants some Fact Checkers in the Audience to make sure he gets it straight, and to bring Fresh Information to the Lecture.  Hey, it's FREE!!!


54:14 minutes (49.66 MB)

Alternative Radio on 02/21/12

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Beena Sarwar – Pakistan: A Journalist’s View

Beena Sarwar – Pakistan: A Journalist’s View (interview)

Drone Bombers: or warfare as hobby

program date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012

Tom Becker reads "War By Drones and Special Forces: inviting the big pay-back", by Dave Lindorff. In it Dave argues that drone technology has made it easier to swallow the prospect for war, while unwittingly giving other countries not only the incentive, but a renewed tactic to retaliate against the American empire. 



6:24 minutes (4.4 MB)

Well-read Red: The Spectacular President's Role in Electoral Theater

program date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012

Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, comments on the spectacle of electoral politics, the presidency itself, and how voting is over-rated as a form of social action when so much that matters is decided, when addressed at all, by other means and to other ends. The presidential election is a reality TV-show as irrelevant to our lives as the gossip on Jersey Shore, Chris Hedges argues and Clayton reads, while the debates fomented by the Occupy movment about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security/surveillance state are the only ones that matters right now.

9:09 minutes (6.28 MB)

Ben Gotschall; Nebraska Rancher on the Fight to Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

Ben Gotschall 4th generation Nebraskan cattle rancher and Energy Director for Bold Nebraska talks about the fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the fragile Ogalalla Aquifer threatening the water supply and environment of much of Nebraska.

This is an ongoing struggle; For more information and to take action:


19:37 minutes (17.96 MB)

Circle A Radio on 02/15/12

Air date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The Congo and Exploitation of Resources

Tonight on Circle a Radio, we talk about conflict minerals, the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations and multinational corporations continue to play in the exploitation of the resources of Africa.

We hear from many, including

  • Kambale Musavuli, a spokesperson and student coordinator for Friends of the Congo,
  • Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu, a radio reporter, and founder of South Kivu's Association of Women Journalists, and
  • Aaron Hall, from The Enough Project.
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