Human rights

Patrice Lumumba Ford - one of the "Portland Seven."

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Thu, 04/23/2009

On 10/04/2002 Patrice  Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in Portland, Oregon. He was accused of traveling overseas in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

On 12/02/2003 Patrice  Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment. 

47:38 minutes (43.61 MB)

Holding Torturers Responsible

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Sun, 04/26/2009

 Should former members of the Bush Administration be prosecuted for war crimes in connection with authorizing torture? Bill Resnick reads from Steve Weissman's article, in truthout.

8:54 minutes (5.1 MB)

Alvaro Luna Hernandez

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery  When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.

2:50 minutes (2.6 MB)

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

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Thu, 04/30/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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discussion on the suicides of two 11 year old children due to abuse by their peers.

all this month we have been exploring aspects of mental and emotional healing and ways to cope in this world...  this thursday on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' we will focus on the suicides of carl joseph walker hoover and jaheem harrera, two 11 year olds who were taunted and assaulted to the point where they felt they needed to take their own lives... 

we will explore the idea of social perceptions in relation to peer-to-peer abuse (and how these perceptions contribute to the perpetuation of the cycle of violence); how the school system may or may not be intervening in ways which assist children being abused by their peers and/or adults; and, how communities can connect and heal in these situations. 

carl joseph walker hoover, jaheem harrera and the unnecessary cycle of hate

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this is about carl joseph walker hoover and jaheem harrera, two 11 year olds who committed suicide after a barrage of homophobic abuse from students at their schools, and the schools' refusal to intervene with all of their power. 

 

peace,

jamilah

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Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 04/29/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Dennis Bernstein speaks with one of the organizers of an upcoming protest by human rights activists near the White House in support a criminal inquiry into the use of torture by the Bush Administration.  Dennis also interviews military mother and author Susan Gallymoore, who interviewed mothers in war zones around the world for her book, "Long Time Passing;" a report on the settlement reached in the whistleblower-fraud trial of MAXXAM Corporation and CEO Charles Hurwitz; and an update on the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis.

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.

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