Human rights

Drinking from Puddles on 08/20/08

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Wed, 08/20/2008 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm
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Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!

Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.

Patriarch Versus Matriarchy as they relate to the Environment

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/19/2008

 Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.  

First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability.  Is it even possible for our species (let alone most other species) to survive our greed?

Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?"  This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.

 

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 08/20/08

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Wed, 08/20/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

The guest is Larry Scott of va.watchdog.org.  They  also discuss  an article by  Irene Weiser  on  Twelve Women Assaulted in  Iraq.  That  article is available on  commondreams.org. And they discuss an article called, Women and War: The Toll of Deployment on Physical Health. To reference it, go to www.sitemaker.umich.edu/afwomen/home. Also Elli George at oif@isr.umich.edu.

 

Flashpoints on 08/20/08

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Dennis Bernstein interviews Michael Parenti, author, historian and media critic, who discusses US activities in the Middle East and implications of the 2008 US Presidential election. His latest book is Contrary Notions, the Michael Parenti Reader.

And on the Block Report hear about The Decline of Black Radio.
The guest is Iyanna Jones - filmmaker of Disappearing Voices, the Decline of Black Radio, written and narrated by Bob Law, and directed by U-Savior. www.disappearingvoices.com, www.blockreportradio.com

Radiozine on 08/20/08

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Per Fagereng interviews professor and writer Richard Falk about the pipeline-geopolitics involved in the conflict between Russia and Georgia and the mainstream media's coverage of the situation. Falk is the author of more than 20 books,  including "The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order after Iraq."

Radiozine on 08/20/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Jay Thiemeyer hosts a discussion of the present and future of the Oregon chapter of the ACLU with Chin Ming, the new

Legal Director, and David Fidanque, long-time executive director.

Recruiters Audiotaped Threatening High Schoolers

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Evening News
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Thu, 07/31/2008

 

A Houston TV station presented the results of an investigation, on August 1st  showing military recruiters bullying schoolkids and threatening them with prison.

The recruiters lie to the high schoolers, telling them that the 'delayed entry' program is a binding contract.  In fact, the delayed entry program is not a binding contract, but a program supposedly designed to let kids 'try out' the military before deciding for sure.

Here's a clip of the NBC News report:

0:35 minutes (366.85 KB)

Interview: Andy Worthington on the Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

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Wed, 08/13/2008

    Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII.  More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/

28:47 minutes (26.36 MB)

Rising Sea Levels Affect Pacific Islanders

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

 

Small Pacific islands are facing increasing pressure as global warming bring higher tides.

KBOO’s Beth Crawford has the story.

 

2:07 minutes (1.95 MB)
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