Indigenous issues


program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel  Malán about Subcomandante  Marcos  and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas,  discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists.  Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland.   Follow the link for more information.  

15:31 minutes (7.11 MB)

Racial Disparity in the Oregon Prison System

program date: 
Wed, 01/09/2008

Host Carlos Chavez explores the topics of racial justice and racial disparity in the Oregon Prison System with Caylor Rolin of the Portland-based Partnership for Safety and Justice, a group seeking to unite people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to redirect policies away from an over-reliance on incarceration to effective strategies that reduce violence and increase safety.

22:37 minutes (20.72 MB)

Resources for Jan 16 Show on Indegenous Resistance to the Militarization in the U.S./ Mexico Border Region:


Coalición de  Derechos Humanos:


National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights:


The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Rights:

Lakota Freedom Movement

program date: 
Tue, 12/25/2007

A conversation with Canupa Gluha Mani (aka Duane Martin Sr.) from the Strongheart Civil Rights Movement about the declaration (pdf) earlier this month by the Lakota Indian Nation of independence and secession from the United States.  He was a member of the delegation which delivered the official documents to the U.S. State Department.  The Lakota Freedom Movement has extensive documentation related to the reasons for their action.

29:38 minutes (10.18 MB)

Federal plan cancelled for NW wild salmon

Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 10/31/2007

The newest federal salmon recovery plan has been abandoned.  Salmon advocates say the future is no brighter for the Pacific Northwest wild salmon and the people that rely on them.  Salmon advocates, fishermen, businesses, and communities are calling on Congress to step in and help.  Helen Honey reports with the Oregon News Service.

1:16 minutes (1.17 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 19, 2007

program date: 
Sun, 11/18/2007

Hosted by Tom Becker, today's Old Mole features a conversation between Bill Resnick and anthropologist Kamran Asdar Ali about the recent history and current situation in Pakistan. Jan Haaken interviews Portland State Psychology student David Hall about his work on Native American concepts of sustainability. Thabiti Lewis shows us how little we learn about American gangsters from the film "American Gangster." Tom Becker reads what Bob Dylan's retelling of the story of Joe Hill. And Bill Resnick interviews members of the Custodians and Food Service Workers Union who are fighting for a just wage and benefits with the Portland Schools.

56:09 minutes (13.26 MB)

Circle A Radio playlist for 11/21/2007

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The Native American Occupation of Alcatraz Island began on November 20, 1969. At about 2 a.m., nearly eighty American Indians from more than twenty tribes pulled up to the island's eastern shore in three boats, and the island of Alcatraz was occupied until June 11, 1971. We talk with Robert Free Galvin and Lenny Foster, veterans of the Alcatraz movement, and also hear audio from Indian Land Radio, and other recordings made during the occupation.

Entrevista con CCIODH

Buscando America
program date: 
Fri, 11/23/2007

Entrevista con Inaki, representante de la Comision Civil Internacional para la Observacion de los Derechos Humanos.

13:18 minutes (12.18 MB)

Lawsuit- Ralph Nader v. The Democratic National Committee

This is a copy of the lawsuit filed by Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo and other Oregonians such as Lloyd Marbet and Gregory Kafoury against the Democratic National Committee.

This was the referenced document on the 11-5-07 show with attorney Carl Mayer.

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