Human rights

Voices of the Middle East on 04/08/11

Air date: 
Fri, 04/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
The Great Arab Revolt and How the West Is Dealing with It

Host Goudarz Eghtedari discusses the situation in Libya and the Middle East with an Oregon activist and an international journalist.

Reproductive Justice

program date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011

On this show, we talk about reproductive rights and reproductive justice, with three long-time activists.  Judith Arcana is an author, teacher, and member of the Chicago underground service that helpled women and girls obtain safe abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure.  Toni Bond Leonard is President and CEO of Black Women for Reproductive Justice, and a member of the Trust Black Women coalition, who are currently fighting a racist anti-choice billboard campaign.  Michelle Stranger-Hunter is the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-choice Oregon.

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59:25 minutes (54.4 MB)

Fight the Empire on 04/07/11

Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
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.

program date: 
Wed, 04/06/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

53:24 minutes (24.45 MB)

Talk Radio on 04/06/11

Air date: 
Wed, 04/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

Air date: 
Tue, 04/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

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.

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