Michelle Alexander - Incarceration Nation (lecture)
Michelle Alexander is a professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Project in Northern California, she served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She is the author of the bestseller "The New Jim Crow."
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole dealing with several aspects of freedom and self-determination -- from the extreme unfreedom of solitary confinement in maximum security prisons to wage slavery and mass unemployment.
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The Left and the Law. Thousands of prisoners California's Pelican Bay Prison and throughout the state have been on a hunger strike to protest arbitrary sentences to solitary confinement. Attorney Mike Snedeker and psychologist Jan Haaken discuss the conditions and the reasons for the strike.
There will be a rally in solidarity with the strikers Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm in Chapman Square Park, SW 3d and Main in Portland, followed by a mobile dance party and noise demo.
Progressive talk radio from a grassroots perspective
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Community dialogue is important. At 8am every Thursday Voices from the Edge lends a KBOO microphone to informed guests you might not hear anywhere else. With an hour to invest, the call-in format engages listeners in meaningful conversations about crucial issues like racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice and politics on local, state and national levels. Join lively discussions about concerns that are important to you and our community. Together we’ll make Oregon and our nation a better place for a larger number of those living here.