Human rights

International Human Rights for Queer People

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Thu, 03/26/2009
Ani speaks with Julie Dorf, Senior Advisor at the Council for Global Equality.  They discuss the state of human rights for gay, lesbian, bi and trans people, in the US and around the world. 

 

49:01 minutes (44.88 MB)

Radiozine on 03/30/09

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Radiozine
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Mon, 03/30/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Jenka Soderberg speaks with John Hurson, who just returned from Gaza where he participated in a convoy of trucks attempting to bring humanitarian aid to the region.

Political Prisoners and Israeli War Crimes in Gaza - Guests Mr. Jaber Wishah and Yonatan Pollack

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Thu, 03/26/2009

Political Prisoners and Israeli War Crimes in Gaza - Guests Mr. Jaber Wishah, the Deputy Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza, and Yonatan Pollack, an organizer with Anarchists Against the Wall, join hosts William Seaman and Wael Elasady. 

55:48 minutes (25.55 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/27/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
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Fri, 03/27/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Today Flashpoints presents journalist Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada on Gaza, what's happening there and what are the possibilities for the future. Abunimah was recorded this week in the Bay Area.

State Secrets and the Obama Administration

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Wed, 03/25/2009

The Bush administration hid behind the state secrets privilege to spy on the American people. President Obama promised change but recent court battles suggest the threats to our civil liberties will continue.  Will the Obama administration continue to use the privilege of the presidency to hide unconstitutional actions from the public?   We The People talked to Portland attorney Tom Nelson earlier this week to discuss how a local case of illegal spying could shed some light on the future of government surveillance on Americans.

58:24 minutes (40.11 MB)

Positively Revolting

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Fri, 03/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani hosts a discussion on international human rights for queer people.

Ani will speak with Julie Dorf, Senior Advisor at the Council for Global Equality.  They will discuss the state of human rights for gay, lesbian, bi and trans people, in the US and around the world. 

Of course your calls are invited at 503-231-8187.  Please call in with your questions or comments.

Your comments and suggestions for future programs are always invited!  Please contact Ani with your feedback and ideas.

Thanks for listening!!!!

Andy Worthington Interview: The Definitive Guantanamo Prisoner List

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Mon, 03/23/2009

Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews London based Journalist, Author and Human Rights activist
Andy Worthington. He has released the most comprehensive list of all of the men who have been locked in Guantanamo. How they were picked up, what they were accused of, if they have been released and what's happening to them now. They also discuss the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners under the Obama Administration.

26:12 minutes (23.99 MB)

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 04/01/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Arundhati Roy - Terrorism: No Easy Answers (interview)

Host David Barsamian speaks with Arundhati Roy, the celebrated author of "The God of Small Things" and winner of the prestigious Booker Prize. "The New York Times" calls her, "India's most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence." Howard Zinn praises her "powerful commitment to social justice." She is the recipient of the Lannan Award for Cultural Freedom. Her latest books are "The Checkbook & the Cruise Missile," a collection of interviews with David Barsamian, and "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire."

There are myriad types of terrorism. But the focus is highly selective. 200,000 Indian farmers killing themselves because of debt or 4,000 children dying everyday around the world because of no access to clean water are not considered. Nor are massacres of Muslims in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra or of Sikhs
in New Delhi.  Nor are the tens of thousands of Kashmiris killed by the Indian military. The attention and emphasis is overwhelmingly on car bombings, 9/11 and Mumbai type of attacks. Massive state terrorism is not up for discussion unless the state is a designated enemy of Washington's such as Iran and Syria. America and its allies
such as Israel and India get a free pass. Can you imagine Charlie Rose or Wolf Blitzer asking Kissinger or Rice or other apparatchiks of the empire about state terrorism? Maybe when pigs fly.

One Land Many Voices on 03/27/09

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Fri, 03/27/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Deputy Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza, Mr. Jaber Wishah, and Yonatan Po

 

Please tune in this Friday, March 27th, at 9:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM for the next edition of ONE LAND, MANY VOICES. Guest co-host Wael Elasady of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights will join William Seaman for a discussion of political prisoners in Israel and Israeli war crimes in Gaza and resistance to the Apartheid Wall at Ni'iln, where a young volunteer from California, Tristan Anderson, was critically injured by a teargas canister fired by Israeli troops.

Our first guest, Mr. Jaber Wishah, is the Deputy Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza, and a former political prisoner. He spent fifteen years in Israeli prisons and was released in September of 1999. He was involved in the political and military resistance and transitioned to doing human rights monitoring work in Gaza with PCHR.

Our second guest is Yonatan Pollack of Anarchists Against the Wall, a key Israeli organizer for the protests at Ni'iln. We'll be talking about the direct action protests against the occupation and about Tristan Anderson, the young man who was injured by the Israeli teargas canister. The latest reports indicate that Mr. Anderson's condition remains critical and unstable.

Please tune in this Friday at 9:00 AM to KBOO Community Radio at 90.7FM in Portland, 100.7 FM in Corvallis, and 91.9 FM in Hood River, or stream live at www.kboo.fm ... call in with your questions for our guests at (503) 231-8187!

You can listen to past shows at the KBOO website or at www.pdxjustice.org ... thanks for tuning in!!!

Civil Liberties Watch: Supreme Court Ruling Rocks Indian Country

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Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

A February, United States Supreme Court Ruling has sent rumbles through Indian Country. The ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar handed down by the Roberts court throws into dispute the sovereignty of land recovered by tribes not recognized before the 1934 enactment of The Indian Reorganization Act. The decision turns on its head over 70 years of legal interpretation by the courts and by the Department of the Interior. The Narrangasett Tribe inside Rhode Island are the immediate losers in the case but have vowed to fight what they see as the " latest attempt at Judicial Termination" referring to the illegal state dissolution of the tribe in 1810.

4:28 minutes (4.09 MB)
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