Human rights

May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

Voices from the Edge on 04/30/09

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Thu, 04/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

Flashpoints on 04/28/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 04/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with acclaimed author Alice Walker and veteran activist Medea Benjamin about their recent visits to Gaza and the need to protest and break the silence about the killing of Palestinians.

Out Loud on 04/28/09

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Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 04/28/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local queer change agents on Out Loud

Do you know about the variety of youth programming at the Q Center, your local queer community center.
What's happening with this year's Dyke March? When is the Trans March?
Have you heard about the house being built in partnership with our own LGBTQ community & Habitat for Humanity?
All this, and more. Plus a surprise guest!

April marks Out Loud's 7th year of shamelessly promoting all things homo on the radio. Thank you to  past volunteers, guests, and the community as a whole for supporting this program.

Real Change

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

Ras Danny, KBOO Programmer of Higher Reasoning Reggae Time joined Ruth in the studio to talk about what "change" really means for those in lockdown and how much better his life is after he decided to change and stay out of prison forever.

Be sure to check out the political prisoners program that aired on KBOO on Friday, April 24th.

Programs to look forward to: Blaque Butterfly, Dave of "Dave's Killer Bread," and volunteers who visit prisons in Oregon will be our guests soon.

27:34 minutes (12.63 MB)

Kenny Zulu Whitmore

program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

 

They call me Zulu...
From a letter written to  Jenka Soderberg...

30 miles from the nearest town, hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of  Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.

4:15 minutes (3.9 MB)

Janet Hollaway Africa

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Sun, 04/26/2009

MAY 13, 1985 BOMBING AND FIRE - Lt. Frank Powell prepares to drop the Bomb on innocent human beings! The Bomb - A Bomb that Killed - Murdered Women, Men and Children! 

Janet Hollaway Africa is a member of the "back to nature group" MOVE.

She and others were imprisoned with others who were accused of a 1978 Philadelphia police murder.

The forensics expert at the later MOVE Commission would absolve MOVE from any murder charges as the bullet was fired into the back of the officers head, away from the house.

1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Janine Phillips Africa says; "Revolution is not a word but an application"

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

Since this statement was written, Merle Austin Africa joined the ancestors. She died in prison, March 13, 1998.

1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Helen Woodson 61-year-old peace activist sentenced to fifty one months

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Thu, 04/23/2009

 

Nov. 25, 2004 The Kansas City Star: MARK MORRIS  

"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."

1:54 minutes (1.74 MB)

Examining Zionism: Special guest, New York University Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and History, Zachary Lockman

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program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

This week Hala Gores and William Seaman welcome New York University Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and History, Zachary Lockman, to the program for a discussion of Zionism.  Zionism is broadly understood as the movement supporting the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people.  In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 3379 declaring that Zionism is a form of racism.  Is Zionism inherently racist?  What role has Zionism played, and what role does it continue to play, in the Palestine-Israel conflict?  Join us this Friday for a discussion of Zionism on ONE LAND, MANY VOICES with our special guest, Professor Zachary

56:12 minutes (25.73 MB)
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