Protest and action

Flashpoints on 05/08/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

US airstrikes in Afghanistan kill an estimated 130 civilians, including many women and children, as the Pentagon scurries to cover up the massacre and Obama prepares to send 21,000 more troops to occupy the country. Flashpoints talks with Colonel Ann Wright, ret. Army; antiwar activist about the killings. Also, excerpts from the Pacifica Radio documentary, the Ballad of Pete Seeger, which chronicles the life and times of the revolutionary folk musician and social justice hero.

Radiozine on 05/08/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

 

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Brad Friedman of the Restore Justice At Justice Campaign.

Broad Coalition Of Organizations And Individuals Launches “Restore Justice At Justice” Campaign

The Campaign Demands Redress For Those Politically Prosecuted Under Bush Administration, Beginning With Governor Don Siegelman And Paul Minor.

Race and Obama's First 100 Days

program date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

34:32 minutes (27.67 MB)

Positively Revolting on 05/08/09

Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Ani will speak with long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen.

Host Ani will speak with long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen.

In Jensen's latest book, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, he argues that in a world racked with political, economic, cultural, and ecological crises, there is a spiritual emptiness that encourages further alienation. 

Can religion be a tool with which we may create closer ties to all humanity and begin to create a just and sustainable society? What part can religion play to help us face with confidence the uncertainty of our lives.

Jensen's writings explore the important questions What does it mean to be human? What are our obligations to other people and the non-human world? and, How do we create meaning in a world that appears to be playing a cosmic joke on us -- a world that gives us consciousness, the capacity for complex thought, and language with which to express those thoughts, but then denies us any obvious answer to the question, “Who am I and how do I fit into the bigger picture?”

May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

program date: 
Wed, 04/29/2009

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

55:51 minutes (44.74 MB)

Soccer, Streetcars, and GIVE MONEY to KBOO!!!

program date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Issues near and dear to Portlanders -- like soccer and streetcars -- come to the fore during Abe and Joe's first Spring Membership Drive show.

57:34 minutes (26.35 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/05/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Longtime environmental activist Mike Roselle reports on a small victory in the battle against mountaintop removal in West Virginia, Robert Knight presents the Knight report, and a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on His Birthday

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been inprisoned since 1981.  

17:16 minutes (15.81 MB)

Robert King: Angola 3

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

The Case of the Angola 3

Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

15:06 minutes (13.83 MB)
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