Opposing Portland's Rejoining the Joint Terrorism Task Force
Democracy Here: Host Joe Meyer looks at the debate, protest and opposition to Portland's rejoining the Joint Terrorism Task Force. We hear citizin voices from the March 10th protest as well as interviews with David Fidanque of the Oregon ACLU and local attorney Greg Kafourey. Produced by Ross Freeman Levin and Joe Meyer.
Manning Marable on By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X
Manning Marable – By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X (lecture)
Manning Marable died on April 1st of this year. He was 60 years old. At the time of his death, Marable had completed a biography of activist Malcolm X, entitled Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. In the book he outlines why the investigation should be reopened. The book claims the New York Police Department knew Malcolm X's life was in danger but turned the other way in the face of threats. Police deny a cover-up. In his last interview, Marable told CBS News he wanted the Justice Department to reopen the case.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A special hour-long Presswatch with call-ins and a focus on Libya, Fukushima and the potential for a general strike. Your chance to dialogue with Theresa about what's happening in the world.
Image of César Estrada Chávez, March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993
As per Senate Bill 111, law enforcement agencies around Oregon are drawing up guidelines for use of deadly force. What are the key policy pieces on the table? Lisa Loving speaks with Multnomah County Sheriff Lt. Harry Smith on public participation in creating the policy. Tune in and call in!
Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth.
Today's show was peppered with selections of Christy Moore's music, including a fairly complete cut of Ordinary Man. Joe talked with Brad at the end of the show, and due to an engineering error we experienced almost 40-seconds of dead-air. It's been edited out of the online version, but we apologize if you endursed it live. Brad highlights Moore's internationalist taste in the music he covers and the causes he sings about, like Viva la Quince Brigada,but also the class-consciousness of songs like Ordinary Man.