Protest and action

Yasmin Nair on the Trouble with Hate Crimes Law

program date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014


Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair of Against Equality about the ten years since the murder of Brandon Teena, and about how hate crimes legislation can result in increased surveillance and punishment of the very marginlized communities it is ostensibly meant to protect.

See also Nair's article on Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea; her review of a recent book on Matthew Shepard, and these other articles on the issues:
13:00 minutes (5.95 MB)

Basic Income: curious utopia

program date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014
Joe Clement reads from a Jacobin magazine article about basic income, nonreformist reforms, and utopian thinking on the capitalist road to communism.
8:55 minutes (4.08 MB)

Zapatista Resistance to neoliberalism

program date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014

Well-Read Red Frann Michel considers the twenty years of NAFTA and of Zapatista resistance to NAFTA and neoliberalism. You can read a longer version of this piece, with links to sources, here on her blog.
7:54 minutes (3.62 MB)

Flashpoints on 01/10/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Water District Proposal

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/09/2014
KBOO's Genevieve McDaniel speaks with Kent Craford, a water ratepayer advocate and one of the chief petitioners working towards establishing a Portland Water District separate from City Council control. 4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Megaload Protest: the Breakfast of Governors

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/09/2014
This morning, protesters with Rising Tide interrupted a "power" breakfast being held by Governor Kitzhaber at downtown Portland's Governor Hotel, in order to give voice to concerns over the movement of megaloads of extraction equipment through tribal land in Eastern Oregon on the way to the Alberta tar sands. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was on the scene. 7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)

Flashpoints on 01/09/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 01/08/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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