Human rights

An Evil, Evil Man

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

AN EVIL, EVIL MAN - Starring the voice of Richard Bruce Cheney, this audio peice involves a former vice-president accused of torture and war crimes who appears again on the air waves for even more fear mongering.  A collage of scary sounds and creepy pronouncements from an evil, evil man. 

15:51 minutes (14.51 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 1, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features the music of Yusuf Islam, once famous as Cat Stevens.  Topics on the program include Israel, the US and the Middle East; Soloist, a film about musical genius and mental illness; Obama's  equivocal position on prisoners from the "war on terror"; and the career of Yusuf Islam. To hear the whole show, click on the play button above.  For individual pieces, follow the links below:

1.  Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the complexities of power in the Middle East.

52:06 minutes (29.82 MB)

Torture, Obama and the Rule of Law

program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

 President Obama opposes torture and defends the rule of law, and yet his actions don't entirely repeal the Bush era's attack on constitutional rights.  Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about what it all means.  Mike's recommendations for getting active on this matter:  The ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights.

12:54 minutes (7.39 MB)

Do we need a new civil rights unit? An inteview with Attorney General John Kroger

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.

56:39 minutes (45.39 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/29/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 05/29/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Remembering the life and work of legendary activist, Father Gerard Jean-Juste, a fierce advocate for the rights of Haitian refugees, often in opposition to U.S. policies towards Haiti. He died on Wednesday. Also a look at the fight against Shell Oil in Nigeria. And the Knight Report.

Enhanced Interrogation is Torture

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

Waterboarding, Torture or Enhanced interrogation ? What about the men and women who authorized it?  Are they criminals or Public Servants protecting America? Should they be held accountable? If so, then how? Should it be by a court or panel?  On this show we listen to the voices of experts and perpetrators alike. What is the path forward?  Many callers added to the discussion.

56:01 minutes (38.47 MB)

Heroes of the Past

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

Prison Pipeline looked at Memorial Day to remember more than the many military heroes of the past. We also had an update on the MOVE 9 who are still in prison.

25:24 minutes (23.26 MB)

Human Trafficking in Oregon

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009

Multnomah county has become one of the top spots in the nation for human trafficking.

County sheriff Keith Bickford reports that in Oregon, police are encountering three to five people per week who are victims of trafficking.

Eighty percent of the victims of this slave trade are women and half are children.

Washington State Crime Victims Advocacy names Portland as one of the main hubs in human trafficking between Seattle and California, because of the city’s ports and location.

2:44 minutes (2.51 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/28/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Hear an interview with one of the attorneys for the founders of the Holy Land Foundation. Her client was just sentenced to 65 years in prison for charitable work serving Palestinians. Dr. Mads Gilbert talks about the brutal humanitarian conditions for hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and Financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on participatory budgeting and financial permaculture.

Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

program date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009

The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

56:26 minutes (45.21 MB)
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