Politics

US Rabbi Council supports settlement freeze

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009

9:15 minutes (8.48 MB)

Bicyclists protest I-5 bridge

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009

The Rising Tide bike riders took over the streets of North Portland Sunday, June 14th,  shouting “Twelve Lanes? That’s Insane”.Their slogan refers to a proposal to construct a new I-5 bridge known as the ‘columbia river crossing’ between Portland and Vancouver.

Protesters also hung a giant banner from a rooftop on Mississippi Street, near Mason, last night, which read “More lanes equal more cars equal more climate change.

No Columbia River Crossing !”

Jonathan Erwin from rising Tide describes the days events.
 

3:15 minutes (2.98 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/17/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Law Professor Francis Boyle, a scholar in the areas of international law and human rights, discusses the situation in occupied Palestine from an international legal perspective.

Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Congress's passage yesterday of the massive war spending bill including money for the International Monetary Fund.

And Cindy Cohn, Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, talks about the fight against U.S. domestic spying and illegal surveillance in the wake of the USA Patriot Act.

Alternative Radio on 06/17/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Bill McKibben - Climate Change: Tipping Point (lecture)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 15, 2009

program date: 
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?

-A

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

Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.

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