In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, many — including economists and financial experts — were shocked by the speed at which events unfolded. In this new book, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff offer a bold analysis of the financial meltdown, how it developed, and the implications for the future.
Yes, this will be my last show with Bread & Roses and I wouldn't have come this far in producing shows like this had it not been for the wonderful opportunities to create radio with the help of this collective. I'll still be on KBOO every other Saturday night from 7pm - 10pm hosting an Evening of Afrotainment and will continue to produce public affairs pieces for either podcasting or airing on other programs. Send me an email and let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for future announcements on my shows.
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.
Kathleen Stephenson speaks with veteran journalist Michelle Goldberg about her recent book, "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World". Goldberg exposes the unjust treatment of women due to reproduction around the world.
Today's Flashpoints features Community Business with financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on what President Obama's new plan means for the American public and J.R. and the Block Report on the indictment of former Oakland police officer Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant, the young, unarmed and restrained man that was shot in the back on a subway platform in Oakland on New Year's Day.
Cristina Gonzales hosts a discussion of the renaming of 39th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue. In May Portland’s Planning Commission voted 7-1 to recommend that the Portland City council rename 39th Avenue for Latino-American labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The Portland City Council holds a public earing on the proposed street renaming on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6PM in the Council Chambers at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., 2nd Floor
Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch is on break this week and next. Instead we hear a special 1-hour "Fight the Empire" show with Per Fagereng. The topic is Iran: Elections, Power and Protest. The guest is Muhammed Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Southern California. Several of his articles about the election are available at: http://tehranbureau.com/?s=+MUHAMMAD+SAHIMI .
He also recently wrote a New York Times oped titled "Iran's Power Struggle." He contrasted Iran's election system with U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.
Last Week, CodePink Women for Peace attempted to bring essential goods into Gaza but were stopped from entering by the Israeli guards. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with one of the participants, Lana, about the situation.