Politics

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 15, 2009

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Sun, 06/14/2009

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) and featuring union songs sung by Pete Seeger, this show covers the battle to get single payer health insurance on the table, the history of the International Longshore Workers Union, the Iranian elections, the detective novels of Amanda  Cross, and how the politics of hatred is related to our social fabric.  

54:54 minutes (31.42 MB)

Our Anti-social Society

program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009

 Clayton Morgareidge argues that the politics of hatred can be partly explained by the principle of exclusion that is basic in a society of having and not-having.  You can read this commentary here.

8:19 minutes (4.77 MB)

Domestic tranquillity

June 16, 2009

There's something about having a leftist politician (and I use that term loosely) in the White House that brings out the crazies. We all remember how it happened under Bill Clinton, and it's clear that it's even more of a problem under Barack Obama. In fact, since his inauguration, there has been an incidence of right-wing domestic terrorism about every two and a half weeks.

Eight episodes of right-wing extremist violence in four and a half months. We haven't gone four weeks since February without some poor guy -- always with a long history of mental illness, usually with a record of military service and/or domestic violence, and invariably jacked up on a toxic cocktail of white male privilege; us-versus-them enemy seeking; fury at women, blacks and/or Jews; and a belief that the world as he knew it was ending unless he took up arms -- taking out his gun and offing innocent Americans in a suicidal bid for glory.

Remember how bent the conservatives got back in April when the Homeland Security Department warned us about right-wing domestic terrorism? Well, they were right. I wonder when we're going to start waterboarding white Republicans to gather information on the next attack?

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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/16/09

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Tue, 06/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A survey of the conservative zeitgeist yields stupidity and murder

While Joe takes a vacation, Abe takes a pass through conservative airspace, and flushes out words and deeds ranging from the merely stupid and offensive to the violent and murderous. Michelle Obama's ancestor? A gorilla! How to stop an abortion doctor from doing his work? Shoot him dead? How to get back at the Jews? Open fire in the Holocaust museum!

Are these incidents connected? Yes, they likely are. But not in the manner you might think. They are the sights and sounds of aggrieved white privilege.

A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

Voices from the Edge on 06/18/09

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Thu, 06/18/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

Politics of Health Care "Reform"

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program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009

 Joanne Landy, a long time campaigner for single payer health care, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how and why the insurance companies stand in the way of the only health care reform that can work. Joanne Landy is co-director of the New York-based Campaign for Peace and Democracy, and a member of the editorial board of New Politics.  She is also a  former activist with Physicians for a National Health Care Program.

 

14:24 minutes (8.25 MB)

Community Calendar Tues June 16 2009

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Mon, 06/15/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY June 16 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 16 2009 The National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Oregon and the the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society are sponsoring an evening seminar entitled "Civil Liberties Under the Obama Administration: Are We Still at Risk?" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The event is free and will be held at the Portland State University Urban Center's Second Floor Gallery, 506 SW Mill. The seminar will cover continuing issues of race, preventive detention, the Obama administration's plans for Guantanamo detainees, and ethnic and religious profiling. 2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)

Radiozine

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 06/15/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

A broad coalition of groups and one million of their supporters issue call for disbarment for 12 torture lawyers. Amnesty International on the transfer of Guantanamo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani to New York.

 

Healthwatch on 06/15/09

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Healthwatch
Air date: 
Mon, 06/15/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Roberta Hall interviews Ann Zukoski and Karen Keon, of the Health Equity Alliance. They talk about what Health Equity means and how looking at health problems and social problems through a health-equity-lens could help Americans make positive adjustments in our social system.
 

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