Kushlani de Soyza critiques the latest examples of Asian and Asian-American representation in advertising. Who thought putting Ashton Kutcher in brownface was a good idea? We also take a look at stereotypes that underpin recent New Balance and Intel commercials featuring APAs.
Norm underscores how May Day is about the recognition of class-structure in society. Abigail offers her perspective as a worker with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. They talk about the meaning of the song bread and roses and social justice organizing, the work of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council. Abigail summarizes what PCASC is up to now (a campaign to get Wells Fargo to divest private prisons, a know your rights workshop for the immigrant community, and other local organizing), climate justice work they've done, and a film about privatizing water in Boliva ("Even The Rain").
Bill Resnick has Terran Connally of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council, which has grown out of the Occupy movement, to talk about events and expectations for May Day 2012 in Portland. They consider the potential for this May Day to be the single greatest concerted activity in human history because of not only the Occupy movement agitating Americans, but the increasing unrest in Europe over neoliberal social domination. They talk about the shift from economic growth to a different model of development, which PLOC advocates and organizes in terms of "community-led solutions".
The US House of Representatives approved a controversial cyber security bill last week that critics say jeopardizes online privacy. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA, would grant companies immunity from prosecution should they share private information on consumers with the government, even if such sharing is already illegal. President Barack Obama has promised to veto the legislation.
KBOO's Zeke Harrington spoke with Mark Stanley, the New Media Manager for the Center for Democracy and Technology about the act.
Host Theresa Mitchell discusses headlines including Ron Wyden, Fukushima, Sudan and New York protests, followed by the "Occuflu" and whether or not it is Tularemia. She also talks about the system of biological sensors in our major cities for detecting pathogens.
Author and Visionary Duane Elgin on the Great Transition Stories project
We live in a time of converging crises -- climate change, financial disruption, energy shortages, species extinctions, the list goes on. "Life as usual" is on the verge of implosion. How do we enter this new era? How can we make sense of it? Visionary author and speaker, Duane Elgin acknowledges the threats, and yet speaks of hope.
Theresa Mitchell hosts a special one-hour version of Presswatch. Her guest is Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, editor of Censored 2012: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2010-2011, and a member of the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently an associate professor of history at Diablo Valley College (DVC), located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Huff is radio co-host of the Project Censored Show with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips.