Human rights

Fight the Empire on 04/07/11

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Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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William Pepper on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Host Per Fagereng speaks with William Pepper, an American lawyer who practices international human rights law, about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th, 1968.

Pepper was present at Martin Luther King's April 4, 1967 Riverside Church speech in which King launched a strong campaign against the Vietnam War.

Pepper thought that King's assassination was part of a government conspiracy and became James Earl Ray's last attorney. Following Ray's death Pepper represented the King family in a wrongful death suit.

William Pepper's books include Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King, 1995, and An Act Of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, 2003. 

Guidelines for investigating use of deadly force.

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Wed, 04/06/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

53:24 minutes (24.45 MB)

Talk Radio on 04/06/11

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Wed, 04/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guidelines for use of deadly force.

As per Senate Bill 111, law enforcement agencies around Oregon are drawing up guidelines for use of deadly force. What are the key policy pieces on the table? Lisa Loving speaks with Multnomah County Sheriff Lt. Harry Smith on public participation in creating the policy. Tune in and call in!

Left Debate Over US Intervention in Libya

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Mon, 04/04/2011

 For those of us who support the Libyan rebels as part of the broader uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East there are problems both in uncritically opposing or embracing US intervention in Gaddafi's massacre. David talks about what's at stake and what's motivating those who are for and against the intervention. Bill asks: what are the next steps? David tries to answer this question too.

Dave Finkel is the editor of "Against the Current."
15:56 minutes (14.59 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-31-11 Sex Trafficking

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Thu, 03/31/2011

Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth. 

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55:04 minutes (50.43 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/05/11

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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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At least they're consistent. Abe and Joe look at the GOP's latest assault on women.

 They're as predictable as the tides. Back in control of the U.S. House and statehouses across the land, the Republicans have returned to their age-old crusade -- smacking down uppity women everywhere. Abe and Joe look at the landslide of new laws and pending legislation  that is chipping away at women's equality and reproductive rights.

In the end, though, it all down to the same old patriarchal song -- fear of sexuality and fear of women.

Alternative Radio on 04/05/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Kathy Christison speaks on Settlements: Obstacles to Peace

Kathy Christison - Settlements: Obstacles to Peace (lecture)

There are some 500,000 Israelis living in settlements on what is almost universally regarded as Palestinian land. The first houses went up in the late 1960s and have continued under both Labor and Likud governments. They are the “facts on the ground” Israeli leaders said they wanted to create. There are freezes, partial freezes, and temporary halts in construction. But the trend in more and more building continues. The stalled peace process goes off track. Road maps are redrawn. The Obama administration vetoes UN resolutions condemning Israeli policy.

Die German Stunde

program date: 
Fri, 04/01/2011

How difficult is it to be a Jew in Germany and be critical of Israel? Host Miriam Widman speaks with Rabbi Ben Chorin, a board member in Germany of the progressive political group JCall. JCall is Europe's answer to JStreet, the U.S. political group supported by many progressive Jews in the States. Other guests include Amy Spitalnick, spokesperson for JCall, David Cemla, general secretary of JCall in France and Toby Axelrod, correspondent for the Jewish news agency, the Jewish Telegraphic  Agency in Berlin.

49:20 minutes (28.23 MB)

Radiozine on 04/01/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Building a Powerful Left

Both It Takes a Village and Community Grooves are off today. You can hear them at 11AM on Friday April 22nd. Instead today we’ll hear another installment of the series "Building a Powerful Left" with Eric Mann, Isabel Garcia, Frances Fox Piven, Patricia Torres and Derek Jensen.
 

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