David Graeber on his book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"
Joe Clement speaks with David Graeber, professor, author and activist, about his book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Graeber shows that 5,000 years ago, during the beginning of the agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems. It is in this era, Graeber shows, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.
On October 12th, 2011, Congress passed the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. The fight against the FTA, by trade unionists, small farmers, Indigenous communities, Afro-Colombians, and human rights activists was lost after 5 years, but the struggle continues.
On this program, we speak with Carlos Cruz, from Witness for Peace in Colombia.
News you're not supposed to know. Warnings on Fukishima, global centralization of election reporting, news from Iran, Occupy Congress protest and the ordeal of the Occupy San Diego group in Las Cruces NM.
For the second year in a row Outside In's Guerilla Theatre youth have created films about issues that are important to them. Young filmmakers, who have experienced homelessness, participated in an intensive film internship in an effort to inspire and educate their peers and the community.
On this program, we will hear from Nili Yosha, Guerilla Theatre project lead at Outside In, and from Youth filmmakers Cantrelle and Travis.
This years films will show at a free premiere screening hosted by film director Todd Haynes at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, in downtown Portland, on Monday, January 30th.
A reception, catered by Voodoo donuts, begins at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7pm.