The Summer 2008 Olympics will take place in Beijing, China.As protests continue to bring attention to the human rights abuses in this year’s summer Olympics host, Circle A Radio explores human rights abuses of Olympics past with Author and Retired Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.We will also speak with Kanahus Paltki of the Native Youth Movement about the campaign against the 2010 Winter Olympics.
This program, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, features discussions of electoral democracy and its discontents, the rights of psychiatric patients, socialism as a necessary goal of progressive political action, and political gestures by Olympic athletes. You can hear the whole wonderful show by clicking on the arrow above. Or you can hear whatever part you like by clicking on the links below:
Thabiti Lewis reminds us of John Carlos' and Tommy Smith's raised fists on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and argues for the legitimacy of such gestures today. What might althletes intend by such gestures in China in 2008?
Barbara Bernstein hosts. She has guests on who participated in the 1968 Columbia Strike Commemoration/reunion this past weekend. They include Ray Brown, now a New Jersey lawyer and Kathie Knowles, a Eugene, Oregon bodyworker/healer.
Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by clicking on their links below:
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.