Politics

Mark Rudd's new memoir: Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weatherman

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 04/21/2009

 

Host Barbara Bernstein interviews Sixties activist Mark Rudd about his new memoir: "Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weatherman." 

 

41 years ago this week students at Columbia University began an occupation of their campus that shut down the university and resonated around the world. Last year many of these activists gathered at Columbia to remember and reassess this life-changing event. Among them was Mark Rudd, who was one of the leaders of the strike and later went on to help found the ultra-left Weatherman faction of SDS. After spending 7 years underground, he emerged in 1976 and began to reconstruct his life based upon non-violent principles. His memoir UNDERGROUND: MY LIFE WITH SDS AND THE WEATHERMEN has just been published. Mark will be speaking and signing books at Looking Glass Books on SE 13th in Sellwood on April 26 at 4 PM.

55:32 minutes (25.42 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/22/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with Nora Barrows Friedman, who reports from occupied Palestine, and with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, about the 100th anniversary of the magazine. Also Robert Knight comments on Somali pirates.

Conservative Teabagging, and the Bush-era Torture Memos

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Mon, 04/20/2009

 Today, Abe Proctor hosts.  First, we'll talk about Teabagging, then we'll cover the Bush-era Torture Memos in the second half of the show.

56:31 minutes (25.88 MB)

Everyone's forgiven. Let's move on

April 21, 2009

Here's your White House Chief of Staff, speaking on ABC this past Sunday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cvp-7YOtRI&feature=player_embedded

According to Rahm, it is the president's position that everybody involved in torture gets a free pass. The officials who dreamed it up, the lawyers who justified it, and the agents who actualy did the torturing. Because, you know, we're all about moving forward now and investigations and prosecutions would be unseemly.

-A

The torture memos

April 21, 2009

A little light reading. There will be a quiz.

-A

Political Perspectives on 04/23/09

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Thu, 04/23/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Susan Galleymore, author of "Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror." The mother of a U.S. soldier, Galleymore made international headlines by traveling to Iraq to visit her son on a military base. This prompted her journey into the hearts and lives of mothers around the world. Galleymore spoke with mothers in Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan and the U.S. She continues to share the stories of those affected by war as founder of MotherSpeak (www.motherspeak.org), host for Raising Sand Radio (http://www.raisingsandradio.org), and a counselor on the G.I. Rights Hotline.

 

Flashpoints on 04/21/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with one of the reporters who just won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona. He also speaks with a Venezuelan diplomat about the significance of the recent meeting between President Hugo Chavez and President Barack Obama. And a look at the situation in Haiti where police have attacked hunger strikers.

A little racism with your tea?

April 20, 2009

I was all set to write a brilliant psychosocial expose of the racist undercurrent of the April 15 Teabag Parties, and then I saw this video of Janean Garofalo and Kieth Olbermann hitting the nail on the head.

(I'm going to figure out how to embed video, I swear it.)

At the end of the day, the teabaggers are racists. It's the only intellectual thread (and I use that term loosely) that unifies all of Teabaggerdom. They're not really protesting taxes, because the president just lowered the taxes of the vast majority of the teabaggers. They're not really protesting the national debt, or deficit spending, because they didn't seem to give a shit when Dubya was emptying the Treasury into Iraq. They're not really protesting Obama's alleged Muslim-ness, 'cuz he's a Christisn. No, they're upset because there's a Black Guy in the White House.

Don't believe me? Check out these pictures:

 

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/21/09

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Tue, 04/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

 What's that taste in my mouth?" Abe examines the aftermath of conservative teabagging, and discusses the implications of the recenty released Bush-era torture memos.

 

Political Perspectives on 04/21/09

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Tue, 04/21/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with environmental writer Chip Ward who says, "'Too big to fail.' It's been the mantra of our economic meltdown. Although meant to emphasize the overwhelming importance of this bank or that corporation, the phrase also unwittingly expresses a shared delusion that may be at the root of our current crises -- both economic and ecological.  In nature, nothing is too big to fail. In fact, big is bound to fail. To understand why that's so means stepping away from a prevailing set of beliefs that holds us in its sway, especially the deep conviction that we operate apart from nature's limits and rules."

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