Protest and action

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2009

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Sun, 04/19/2009

 The Moles focus today on Capitalism and Socialism.  What is capitalism, anyway, and how does it make us unfree?  What might socialism be like?  Why don't we have more voice in how the government spends  our money, and what would  we say if we did?   Are Americans really committed to Capitalism and opposed to socialism?  (A new poll says otherwise.)   Below  are links to the segments of this show, hosted by Laurie Mercier.   Or you can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above.

1. Clayton Morgareidge explains why a capitalist society deprives us of our very lives.  

58:04 minutes (33.23 MB)

Public Opinion Poll: Socialism or Capitalism?

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Sun, 04/19/2009

Only 53% of Americans believe capitalism is better than socialism!  At least that is the finding of a recent Rassmussen poll.  Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond discuss the poll results and what they suggests about how people are reacting to the economic crisis.  

22:43 minutes (13 MB)

Mark Rudd's new memoir: Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weatherman

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 04/21/2009

 

Host Barbara Bernstein interviews Sixties activist Mark Rudd about his new memoir: "Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weatherman." 

 

41 years ago this week students at Columbia University began an occupation of their campus that shut down the university and resonated around the world. Last year many of these activists gathered at Columbia to remember and reassess this life-changing event. Among them was Mark Rudd, who was one of the leaders of the strike and later went on to help found the ultra-left Weatherman faction of SDS. After spending 7 years underground, he emerged in 1976 and began to reconstruct his life based upon non-violent principles. His memoir UNDERGROUND: MY LIFE WITH SDS AND THE WEATHERMEN has just been published. Mark will be speaking and signing books at Looking Glass Books on SE 13th in Sellwood on April 26 at 4 PM.

55:32 minutes (25.42 MB)

Conservative Teabagging, and the Bush-era Torture Memos

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Mon, 04/20/2009

 Today, Abe Proctor hosts.  First, we'll talk about Teabagging, then we'll cover the Bush-era Torture Memos in the second half of the show.

56:31 minutes (25.88 MB)

A little racism with your tea?

April 20, 2009

I was all set to write a brilliant psychosocial expose of the racist undercurrent of the April 15 Teabag Parties, and then I saw this video of Janean Garofalo and Kieth Olbermann hitting the nail on the head.

(I'm going to figure out how to embed video, I swear it.)

At the end of the day, the teabaggers are racists. It's the only intellectual thread (and I use that term loosely) that unifies all of Teabaggerdom. They're not really protesting taxes, because the president just lowered the taxes of the vast majority of the teabaggers. They're not really protesting the national debt, or deficit spending, because they didn't seem to give a shit when Dubya was emptying the Treasury into Iraq. They're not really protesting Obama's alleged Muslim-ness, 'cuz he's a Christisn. No, they're upset because there's a Black Guy in the White House.

Don't believe me? Check out these pictures:

 

Locus Focus

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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An interview with Sixties activist Mark Rudd about his new memoir: Underground: My Life with SDS and

41 years ago this week students at Columbia University began an occupation of their campus that shut down the university and resonated around the world. Last year many of these activists gathered at Columbia to remember and reassess this life-changing event. Among them was Mark Rudd, who was one of the leaders of the strike and later went on to help found the ultra-left Weatherman faction of SDS. After spending 7 years underground, he emerged in 1976 and began to reconstruct his life based upon non-violent principles.

Creating accountable immigration enforcement

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Wed, 04/15/2009

Over 440,000 people will be detained by the U.S. government this year. Women, children, the elderly, asylum seekers, torture victims and even long-time permanent residents will be detained for months - in some cases years - awaiting a determination on their status. Many of these people will be detained without a judicial hearing or access to an attorney in a nation that prides itself on the rule of law and due process. Will the Obama adminstration create real immigration reform to ensure the people who come to our shores are treated fairly?

55:42 minutes (44.62 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 11:00am - 7:00pm
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Support KBOO's Spring membership drive!

News and Public Affairs Day – Thursday May 14th

The theme of this year’s drive is ‘Spring into Action!’ – Like groundwater in spring, the power of the people is rising.  We’ll hear talks by Democracy Now co-host Amy Goodman, radical Texan Jim Hightower, media critic and historian Robert McChesney, Harvard professor and author Linda J. Bilmes and some bits from the Pacifica Archives.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/01/09

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Fri, 05/01/2009 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

 Support your community radio station!  KBOO’s Spring Membership Drive runs May 1st – 16th

Tune in for this special program: Friday May 1st — Mayday! 8 am – 3 pm (1 – 3 en español) International Worker’s Day – kickoff of KBOO’s Spring Membership Drive – From its pagan origins to its radical present, May Day has always been a time of joyous festivities and empowerment.  Today we celebrate international solidarity among workers, community organizing and the end of corporate globalization!

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7 - 8 Democracy Now
8 - 9 Mayday Talk Radio special with Joe Uris and the band General Strike!
9 - 10 APA Compass - Mayday special
10 - 10:15 Air Cascadia
10:15 - 12:00 Mayday history and local organizing - including archival footage of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez and live interviews with local radical historian Michael Munk and other rabble rousers
12:00 - 1:00 Reports from Mayday marches around the world, hosted by Bill Resnick
1:00 - 3:00 Buscando America - Primero de Mayo Especial
4:00 - 5:00 Democracy Now!
The 5:00 News hour will include live reports from the March in downtown Portland
6:00 - 7:00 Bread and Roses will also have a Mayday-related show

Reese Erlich Interview

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Tue, 04/14/2009

Reese Erlich began his career in journalism in the 1960s as an investigative reporter for the magazine Ramparts. He works regularly as a radio and print journalist, and is also an author.  His most recent book Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba, was published January, 2009. He also wrote  The Iran Agenda: published in 2007, and, with Norman Solomon, Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You published in 2003.

Tonight on Circle a Radio, we’ll be talking to reese Er lich about his new book, his personal history of international journalism,  jazz, and more.  
 

58:25 minutes (23.4 MB)
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