Abe and Joe discuss the not inconsiderable accomplishments of the Obama administration.
It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.
Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.
It's that time of year, when Jo Ann and Dave review which of our public figures deserve a gift in their stocking and which deserve a lump of coal, such as Senator John McCain for his blind opposition to "don't ask, don't tell"; Governor-elect John Kitzhaber for stonewalling single-payer health care advocates once again; and even closer to home, Portland Police Chief Reese and his public position on participatory democracy.
Listeners called in and shared their holiday list of candidates.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we will bring you audio from the sixteenth annual anti racist action network conference. This year, the conference was in Portland, Oregon from July 22 to the 25, 2010. We’ll focus on the Anti Racist Action History Panel, and the panel on Self-Defense, called Prepared, Not Paranoid: Conflict Resolution & Confrontation Management.
Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans in the years before and after Katrina, by Jordan Flaherty. Instead of a traditional book tour, Jordan has helped organize The Community and Resistance Tour, which seeks to communicate about current struggles for justice and liberation. The tour also seeks to connect communities of liberation, and to build relationships between grassroots activists and independent media.
On this show, we speak with Jordan Flaherty, we’ll listen to other audio supporting the The Community and Resistance tour, from Jesse Muhammad, Sunni Patterson, and Mic Crenshaw.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show which deals with privatization of our schools through charter schools, massive protests in Europe against government austerity measures, a tragi-comedy about terrorists, and a new book of short stories.
Stan Karp has written some of the finest education policy articles that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine, and he is regarded as a national expert on No Child Left Behind and Obama's Race to the Top initiative. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the limitations and problems of charter schools.
Karp will be speaking on "Not Waiting for Superman: Who's Bashing Teachers and Public Schools -- and What Can We Do about It?" this Friday, December 10, 4-6 pm at the Jefferson High School cafeteria.
The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud is raising troubling legal, political, social and moral questions. This week, Dave and Jo Ann examined the fallout of this incident and how we can move toward real - rather than politically expedient - solutions.