Special Talk Radio - Occupy Portland past, present and future!
Special Occupy Portland Talk Radio with hosts Joe Uris and Will Seaman! Joining Joe and Will for a discussion of Occupy Portland's past, present and future will be OP organizers Andrea Townsend and Mike Wythe. Also joining the discussion by telephone will be Working Families Party activist and radical scholar, Barbara Dudley. Tune in this Friday, Buy Nothing Day, at 8AM to join the discussion!
Oregon death penalty opponents on Kitzhaber's announcement on the death penalty
On Tuesday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that he is stopping the scheduled execution of Oregon death row inmate Gary Haugen. He also said he would not allow any other executions during his term as Governor. The Governor's announcement came just after the Oregon Supreme Court said it would allow the execution to proceed on December 6th.
More Talk Radio host Cecil Prescod will interview Jeff Ellis, of the Oregon Capital Resource Center. The group had petitioned the state Supreme Court to stop Haugen's execution. He also speaks with Ron Steiner of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty about Kitzhaber's decision and what it means for the future of the death penalty in Oregon
Interviews from the Occupy Portland live stream (joined in progress). Subjects include the Occupy Bagdad event, moving foreward, progress with the fire marshall; Sparks and Radar talk about the website, committees, Eyropean finacaial issues and personal lessons of the occupation; Donna Cohen one her class "Tax Reform for Dummies," Nadine from the information booth who is studying the occupation for her urban studies class;Cameron Whitten on an Iraq Veterans Against the War/Veterans for Peace function, the molotov cocktail incident and the Terry Schrunk Plaza expansion; Elmire talks about Yellow Brick Road and homeless youth, the possibility of occupying a foreclosed building & other ideas to help expand and advance the movement and the homeless issue; support for the Occupy Io
Host Shaheed Haamid speaks with Dr. John Carlos and Dave Zirin. Dave Zirin is the sportswriter for The Nation magazine, and Dr. John Carlos was one of two athletes who raised a Black Power salute during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. They collaborated on the new book "The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World" published by Haymarket Books.
Denise hosts this episode of the Old Mole in which she interviews Portland sociologist and activist Johanna Brenner about reclaiming the idea of welfare. Also on the show: Bill Resnick talks with Portland writer Kristian Williams about the function of policing in class societies and how the Occupy Movements are policed; and our Book Mole Larry Bowlden discusses a first novel by Anna Solomon.
More interviews from the Occupy Portland live stream on 11-07-11. Mary from GMO-Free Portland talks about Frankenfoods and other genetically modified organisms, followed by several people from the occupation telling their stories of personal experiences. Hear about the occupation from the people who were there!
This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for, even in this time of hungry ghosts. The American people have awakened, and a Movement is afoot. Abe and Joe give thanks for the Occupaction, and take your calls.
The function of police in the U.S. has always been to protect the property and status of the ruling elite (aka the 1%), according to Kristian William's important book Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how his analysis of policing relates to how police have handled the Occupy movement.
An interview with Mike from the Safety Committee about the occupation. Features interesting "day in the life" stories and insights into life in the camps. Also interviews about Occupy the Bagdad, medical malfesence, more information on the benefit at the Bagdad and a report from the Arts and Cultural Committee.