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National Association of Black Veterans Employment Expo

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Evening News
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Fri, 10/30/2009

Although the unemployment rate dropped slightly this month in Oregon, the rate of home foreclosures continues to increase.  Oregon had the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation this summer.  Now the state is down to about tenth place, but job seekers take little comfort in this fact.  To address the continued crisis in employment, the National Association of Black veterans will offer a different kind of Employment Expo in the Portland Convention Center this Monday.  Marty Peterson is one of the organizers of the event:
 

1:32 minutes (1.4 MB)

Dolores Huerta on issues facing immigrants and labor organizers.

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/22/2009

Last night in Salem, renowned labor rights activist Dolores Huerta spoke to a packed crowd about the issues facing immigrants and labor organizers today. Here’s a clip from that talk:

2:42 minutes (2.47 MB)

Book Review: Timothy Egan and The Big Burn

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Radiozine
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Mon, 10/26/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer and journalist Timothy Egan about his most recent book, "The Big Burn," a true tale of the massive forest fire that changed America.

27:08 minutes (24.85 MB)

EcoNvergence--Tara Herevil

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 10/19/2009

We presented Tara Herevil’s talk from October 2, 2009 at the EcoNvergence gathering. Tara focused her comments on our theme, “Is the present prison system financially sustainable?”

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24:01 minutes (21.98 MB)

Labor and the Future of Journalism

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 10/14/2009

Truthout's union recognition statement is signed by Newspaper Guild Representative Mike Burrell. (Photo: Caleb Jacobo, Truthout)As layoffs and downsizing continue at many newspapers, more people turn to the Internet to get their news. What is the future of the labor movement in the online news industry, where many journalists work from home and have never met their co-workers in person?  On August 27th, progressive news source Truthout.org made history as the first online-only news site to form a union.

20:14 minutes (8.11 MB)

Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 10/05/2009

 

On October 5, Cecil and Celeste speak with Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin, authors of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice".

35:29 minutes (24.37 MB)

More Talk Radio on 10/05/09

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 10/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

On October 5, our guests will be Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin, authors of "S:olidarity Divided: The Crisis Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice".

Solidarity Divided is a critical examination of labor's current crisis and a plan for a bold new way forward into the 21st century. Bill Fletcher and Fernando Gapasin, longtime union insiders whose experiences as activists of color grant them a unique vantage on the problems now facing U. S. labor, offer a mix of history and probing analysis.

Interview with Mark Dudzik

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/28/2009

Mark Dudzik, national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, talks with Peter Shapiro about the unanimous vote of the AFL-CIO National Convention on September 15 to endorse single payer, and the implications for the struggle for real health care reform.

30:14 minutes (27.67 MB)

Economic Policy in Pittsburgh

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Mon, 09/28/2009

While protesters on the streets outside were being gassed by police, what were the world leaders doing inside?  Lots of pious promises to help the poor, but any action?  Bill Resnick talks with Arthur Stamoulis, Director of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign who has followed the talks.  They also discuss the E-Convergence Conference, featuring Noam Chomsky and many others, coming up later this week here in Portland.  For details, go here.    

8:50 minutes (5.06 MB)

September 21 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 09/21/2009

 

This program is hosted by Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) and deals with several areas of popular resistance to domination -- in political uprisings around the world, in courtrooms demanding restitution for medical errors, in demands for healthcare for immigrants,  and in against the invasion of our culture by the military.  

54:52 minutes (31.4 MB)
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