Human rights

Political Perspectives on 03/19/09

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Thu, 03/19/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Saul Landau, scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies since 1972. He has written 13 books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and reviews and made more than 40 films and TV programs on social, political, economic and historical issues.  He is Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona University. They'll discuss two recent articles by Mr. Landau, "Capitalism has Failed: Face the Facts," and "Israeli Policy Gives Jews a Bad Name." They will also touch on the recent elections in El Salvadore.

Portland Tibetan youth congress hunger strike

Evening News
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Thu, 03/12/2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the anniversary of China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
Portland’s chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress is marking the day with a Hunger strike and vigil at Pioneer square.
Tibetan Youth Congress chapters across North America will also be holding hunger strikes tomorrow.
China has occupied Tibet since nineteen fourty nine.
Last year there was a upswell of peaceful uprising against Chinese rule.
China responded with a harsh crackdown, that continues today.

Tenzing Kunratsang is the General Secretary at the Portland-Vancouver Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Circle A Radio on 05/06/09

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Wed, 05/06/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Howard Zinn compares the economic crisis of today with the Great Depression

In our current economic meltdown, pundents rush to compare our present-day situation to the Great Depression.  We talk with historian, author, playwright, and social activist, Howard Zinn, to explore the truth in the comparisons, and where they fall short.

We also feature Oral Histories from the Library of Congress.


Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!
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Wed, 03/18/2009 - 7:00am - 8:00am

Guests include journalist Mark Danner, who was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and other publications. He discusses how the International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a secret report that the Bush administration's treatment of Al Qaeda captives in CIA prisons "constituted torture."

Flashpoints on 03/17/09

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Tue, 03/17/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Analysis of the victory of the party of the Salvadoran revolutionary movement in elections in El Salvadore; a report on the RNC 8, activists and anarchists facing major terrorism charges; and an update on the situation in the West Bank where Israeli troops shot 3 young Palestinians.

Prisoners Count

Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 03/15/2009

Another segment from Democracy Now! March 3, 2009, Amy’s guests brought attention to a Census taking device that should concern us all. Districts in many states count the prisoners of the local penitentiary in their census and thus become eligible for the same budget and political benefits as a district that does not have a prison. In some cases the prison population is as much as 88 per cent of the Census count.

28:03 minutes (25.69 MB)

Concerned over Central City Concern; Also: Marching for Peace

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Wed, 03/11/2009

Central City Concern, with a $33 million annual budget and 23 buildings, is the city's biggest nonprofit landlord in downtown Portland. Some of the nonprofit's tenants, however, say their landlord has let apartment buildings fall into disrepair and disregarded tenants'demands for action or even a chance to speak to Central City Concern's board about the problem.

55:54 minutes (44.78 MB)


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Tue, 03/10/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Major protests occur in Haiti on the fifth anniversary of a U.S. sponsored coup

Circle A Radio playlist for 02/18/2009

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Dlycia Pagan


Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist talks about her life as an Activist/Organizer, the nearly 20 years she spent in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy, her presidential pardon, and her advice to the younger generation.


Circle A Radio playlist for 02/04/2009

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Dicentra Collective
The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. We talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, their ideas for radical caregiving, and include excerpts from a cronic pain zine, and other media they’ve produced.

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