Fifty refugees held in solitary confinement at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp need the United States government to come up with safe places for them to be released to. Having committed no crimes, the men have been held for years despite the admission of the government that they are not criminals or terrorists. Attorney Emi Maclean of the Center for Constitutional Rights testified before congress on their behalf. Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviewed her for the story.
This is an interview with Ramona Africa, the only surviving adult member of the MOVE organization, whose home was bombed in 1985. She served time in prison for 7 years, for charges of conspiracy, riot and multiple counts of simple and aggravated assault. She has since become the MOVE Minister of Communication, as a representative speaking out for the MOVE 9, and others who have been held/detained in prisons (source: www.onamove.com). In her experiences she has internationalized the struggles of various groups, and sees the interconnectedness of all species.
This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the US military. Hear the whole show, hosted by Bill Resnick, by clicking the arrow above. Or hear individual pieces going to their links below.
In these first four segments, you can hear the music of Novi Di Modena and a discussion of their music by Italian scholar Clarissa Clo.
Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton. In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.
For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website: unitehere.org