The more things change... The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the gulag at Guantanamo Bay.
The prison at Guantanamo Bay is a lingering blight of Bush's -- and now Obama's -- War on Terror. The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the flimsy evidence on which some people are still being held, and the apparent indifference with which others were released. And once again, the documents confirm that torture is an accepted instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Abe and Joe sift through the leaks and ponder whether the Bill of Rights will ever again be in vogue.
Physicist and activist Vandana Shiva discusses "War on Earth"
Vandana Shiva - War on the Earth (interview)
The predatory practices of corporations are increasingly turning our fragile garden into a junkyard. Citizens are told by their political masters and the corporados who pay them that there is no alternative. That’s true if one’s only concern is profits. That approach is fast turning our planet into a toxic waste dump. The landscape of environmental devastation extends from radiation leaks in Japan to drilling in the Alberta tar sands to hydofracking in Pennsylvania and New York to leveling mountains in West Virginia to more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. However in India, the site of some of the worst corporate abuses, there is tremendous popular resistance.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" notes that radioactive cesium in fish 35 km from Fukushima reactors is 25x legal limit. Possibility of radiation disheartening to those who live on coast here in Oregon. How is our food being tested for radiation here in US? "Far below levels that pose risk to humans" -- really? Radioactive plumes from Fukushima--Northern Oregon right in the path. Also instability in economy -- even Ben Stein proclaiming that economic collapse is coming. Inflation -- a hidden tax. Gold and silver gaining in value. Workers wages become worth less.
Dan Johnson hosts "The Madness of Medicare." He'll lay out what Medicare covers now and what changes would occur under Representative Paul Ryan's plan for cutting the budget. He'll be joined by Lisa Stiller of Jobs with Justice. Your calls welcome.
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.
"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joya, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fought for humanitarian and environmental justice. Most of them have contributed to equitable sharing and protection of clean water.
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.