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Robert Weissman: Good Government and Public Goods

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Mon, 06/27/2011

Robert Weissman points out it is still possible for government-owned companies like GM to be directed toward producing public goods, like mass-transit. Rob also suggests that there's no reason the government couldn't operate a publically-owned bank through Citi-group and not rip people off or use other predatory practices. If anything, this would, like unions, put pressure on the private sector to change. Then there is how the government could encourage sustainable development by investing in key industries for the public good (like green energy, high-speed rail and others). Rob points out how Texas is one of the leading producers of wind-power because of State-level investment.

16:35 minutes (15.18 MB)

Portland Rising Day of Action for Good Jobs

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/27/2011

Portland Rising , a project of JOBS with JUSTICE, is calling worker rights activists to Get on the Bus for a Day of Action.  On June 30th several busloads of demonstrators will travel to job sites in support of m

12:56 minutes (17.76 MB)

Radiozine on 06/24/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Carlos Montes Home Raid and FBI Repression

Host Carlos Chavez interviews social rights activist and co-founder of the Brown Berets in Los Angeles, Carlos Montes. His house was raided by the FBI on May 17th of this year and was the most recent in a string of raids and subpoenas on activists and labor union members throughout the country. They discuss these recent accounts of repression by the FBI as well as past experiences. Carlos Montes is facing firearm charges and is due for another court appearance on July 6th.

More Information:

Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Fight Back News

Positively Revolting 06-17-11 David Cobb

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Fri, 06/17/2011

Ani & Lyn spoke with guest David Cobb about his Move to Amend event, the scourge of corporate power and personhood, and ways communities can fight back against corporate power.

Part of the plan is for folks to be willing to disobey and resist.

Listeners shared their plans for resistance and/or questions with David.

57:29 minutes (52.64 MB)

Radical Musicology: Ewan McColl

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Mon, 06/20/2011

 Bill and Brad discuss Ewan McColl, the radical folk-singer/song-writer from England and the impact of his ballads on raising political awareness around the world. Before that, Brad reflects on the last three years he's been doing these segments with the Old Mole and the importance of KBOO in general.

Heard on the show were these songs:

12:08 minutes (4.86 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/28/11

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/28/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges - Empire Abroad, Tyranny at Home (interview)

Chris Hedges - Empire Abroad, Tyranny at Home (interview)

Host David Barsamian interviews the brilliant Chris Hedges, one of the foremost societal critics in the country today.

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of "American Fascists," "Empire of Illusion," and "Death of the Liberal Class." His latest book is The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, a collection of original Truthdig columns.

Membership Drive Special: Education Reform and the War on Teachers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/11/2010

Who is to blame for the failures of public education?  The finger is often pointed at teachers and their unions.  Tonight's Labor Radio gives educators a chance to talk back.  In tonight's membership drive special we take a look at how so-called reforms add to the problems and what educators are doing to resist cutbacks and fight for the real transformations our schools need.  First we speak with Bob Peterson, a fifth grade teacher and an editor for Rethinking Schools.

27:57 minutes (19.19 MB)

Portland Rising: Fifteen Thousand Workers in Collective Bargaining This Summer

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/11/2011

Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement is tough.  Negotiating during hard economic times is even tougher. Despite the down economy, workers across the state -- including 15,000 Portland workers in bargaining right now -- are staying on the offense to fight for jobs, fairness and the respect we all deserve. We speak with Toby Green of Laborers Local 483, Al Shropshire, a welder and member of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Apprentices, and Jerry Kohler, a Mt.

26:15 minutes (18.03 MB)

Political Perspectives on 06/15/11

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule

David Cobb speaks on "Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule." In this talk he presents a case for Move to Amend.org, a coalition of over 100,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to restrict corporate power.

Cobb is an organizer with Move to Amend.org and a former Presidential Candidate.

Cobb’s Corvallis talk was sponsored by the Linn-Benton chapter of the Pacific Green Party and the Veterans for Peace.

David Cobb will be leading a workshop this Saturday, June 18th, from 10AM to 5PM at the First Unitarian Church at SW 12th and Salmon in Portland. Preregistration is required at www.afd-pdx.org

 

New Hope for Single Payer! and West Coast Unity for San Francisco Hotel Workers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/13/2011

http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/images/trumka.jpgRN and longtime health care and labor activist Betsy Zucker brings us some major good news in the campaign for single payer, including a groundbreaking victory in Vermont and a change of direction from labor's top organizational leadership.  For more info on the upcoming training for single-payer advocates (Saturday June 25th, 10 am) contact Portland Jobs with Justice.

28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)
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