Economic imperialism

Radiozine on 02/17/09

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Kyle Burris speaks with two local anarchists about the current economic crisis. Part 2 of 2.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/17/09

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Tue, 02/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Clarifying last week's remarks on our new president

 Several listeners have let us know that they thought we were too hard on President Obama last week. Give him a break, they said. He's only been on the job a little while.

This week we aim to clear the air. Let's start by saying unequivocally that we're still in the president's camp, emphatically so. But we're still going to do what we said we would during the campaign -- call for Obama to do the right thing.

Economic Stimulus: Winners & Losers

program date: 
Wed, 02/11/2009

Host Jo Ann Bowman talks about winners & losers in the final Economic Stimulus Package.
 

56:00 minutes (25.64 MB)

Radiozine on 02/13/09

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Kyle Burris interviews two local anarchists about how they view the economic crisis, Part 1. Part 2 will air on Tuesday, February 17th, at 9:30AM.

Voices from the Edge on 02/12/09

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Thu, 02/12/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Host Jo Ann Bowman talks about winners & losers in the final Economic Stimulus Package.

 

Radiozine on 02/11/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with William Kleinknecht, author of THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America.  While Republicans continue to oppose the stimulus plan, asking themselves “What Would Ronald Reagan Do?”, Kleinknecht provides evidence that Reagan’s tax, regulatory and antitrust policies are directly responsible for the current economic climate.

Punk'd?

Hmm. So after a resounding electoral victory, an inauguration the likes of which we've never seen, and an odd new empathic burst of shared purpose, President Obama did what now?

He followed Bush's lead on civil liberties.

 

Obama Administration Maintains Bush Position on 'Extraordinary Rendition' Lawsuit

The Obama Administration today announced that it would keep the same position as the Bush Administration in the lawsuit Mohamed et al v Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc.

A source inside of the Ninth U.S. District Court tells ABC News that a representative of the Justice Department stood up to say that its position hasn't changed, that new administration stands behind arguments that previous administration made, with no ambiguity at all. The DOJ lawyer said the entire subject matter remains a state secret.

It's because of that last item I listed above -- that sense of shared purpose, of belief that all of us are going to get pointed in the right direction -- that this stings so much. "Extraordinary rendition" was one of the most galling of the Bush junta's excesses. Ashcroft, Gonzales & Co. had relied upon "state secrets" privilege to prevent courts from ruling on cases like Mohamed, in which five plaintiffs had been forcibly deported to other countries (we still don't know where) and tortured.

On one of its first chances to turn away from the dark side, the Obama administration has stepped right in the footprints set down by Bush. "State secrets" still prevent the tortured from having their day in court. It's a disgrace.

The only hope I hold out -- and it's a thin one -- is that the situation around rendition is as convoluted as that surrounding the prosecutorial cases for the Guantanamo detainees. Perhaps on this issue, too, the Bushies left such a scorched landscape in their wake that the Obama Justice Dept. is having trouble making head or tail of what went on in the course of "extraordinary rendition." Perhaps they will do the right thing and revisit Mohamed again down the road.

I hope so. I hope Obama is not the Manchurian candidate I feared he might be.

H/T Glenn Greenwald

John Cavanagh on the Stimulus Package

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/03/2009

Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with John Cavanagh with the Institute for Policy Studies about the ins and outs of Barack Obama's economic stimulus package.  What is progressive about the proposal, where could it go further and why does it upset the Republicans so much? 

54:06 minutes (24.77 MB)

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 02/04/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is the Democratic plan for economic stimulus ambitious enough and why do the Republicans hate it so

 

Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with John Cavanagh with the Institute for Policy Studies about the ins and outs of Barack Obama's economic stimulus package. What is progressive about the proposal, where could it go further and why does it upset the Republicans so much.

 

 

Trans & Womyn's Action Camp 2009 Needs Workshops!

Trans & Womyn's Action Camp 2009 Needs Workshops!

author: TWAC e-mail: twac@riseup.net

We are happy to announce that there will also be a Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp gathering of eco-activists, who are also working to bring down patriarchy. This will be a 6 day training and workshop event in the Cascadia bio-region from June 20th-26th, 2009. We need workshop presenters!

As you may know, organizing for the Earth First! Round River Rendezvous 2009 in Cascadia has already begun.

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