Human rights

Reading about Child Soldiers

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 Tom Becker discusses international efforts to stop the use of children as soldiers in wars around the world.  February 12 is Red Hand Day.  Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads program offers everyone a chance to participate in discussions of this topic.

7:33 minutes (3.46 MB)

Coming to the African Film Festival

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 Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Brooke Jacobson review "The Devil Came on Horseback," a film about Darfur which is part of the ongoing Cascade Festival of African Films.  

10:46 minutes (4.94 MB)

Dan Handelman and Portland CopWatch

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Mon, 02/18/2008

Abe Proctor and Joe Uris interview local activist Dan Handelman from Portland Copwatch (www.portlandcopwatch.org) They discuss Portland's Independent Police Review Division (www.PortlandOnLine.com/Auditor) and it's "Wolf Guarding the Hen House" structure. You can watch the Portland CopWatch Video on YouTube: Peace and Justice Works.

Activists!!! Mark Your Calendars!!!

"Your Rights and the Police"
Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM at CityBikes Annex, 734 SE Ankeny

42:25 minutes (38.84 MB)

Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic

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Sun, 02/17/2008

Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.”  (St. Martin's Griffin)

28:08 minutes (25.76 MB)

PDX Mercy Corps on Humanitarian Work in Kenya

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/11/2008


Former United Nations Chief Kofi Annan has announced that negotiations in Kenya have moved to a final stage today.  The talks are aimed at ending the violence that has plagued Kenya since a disputed election was held on December 27th.Over 1000 people have been killed in the violence, most of them civilians.Nate Oetting is with the Portland-based group Mercy Corps, which has been working to bring humanitarian support to the region.

1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

China, Dissent, Human Rights & the Olympics

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Tue, 02/12/2008

Sophie Richardson, Asia Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch talks about crackdowns on dissent in China prior to the August Olympics in Beijing.

28:11 minutes (9.68 MB)

Movie Review: Persepolis

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Sun, 01/27/2008

 Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris comment on Persepolis, the animated film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi.  The film (and the book) is the autobiographical story of a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran.  You can learn more about the film here, and listen to the author being interviewed on Kboo here.  There's also more about the film from Amin Farzanefar at this site.

14:21 minutes (6.57 MB)

Jesus's Second Coming Part 3: Crucifiction Erection

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Ubu Hour
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Sun, 02/03/2008

The third and final chapter in the UBU HOUR's completely warped Audio Drama about the Second Coming of Jesus, this one is titled CRUCIFICTION ERECTION. Even more perverse, foul and filthy than the other two parts of this dark surreal political comedy, in this episode Jesus has been taken prisoner by the imperial forces. Prick Cheney, Ann Coutlergeist, Swill O'Riled, Reverend Spat Rotburpson, and Commander in Theif Dubya Tush plan to lead in the enhanced interror-gation and punishment of the prisoner, but other forces are afoot..... Warning!

48:13 minutes (44.15 MB)

Michael Ianello and City Repair

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Now we'll hear from Michael Ianello about how one group - the city repair project, is working on turning our entire city into a livable community.

9:27 minutes (8.66 MB)
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