Paul Cienfuegos teaches that corporate rights are at the core of almost every environmental and social justice problem that we face. Corporate power grew immensely toward the end of the 19th century with the dismantling of legal restraints and the redefinition of corporations as "persons." As citizens, can we take back our power from these fictitious corporate "persons?" Cienfuegos says, "Yes!" And he tells of communities that are doing just that by going after illegitimate corporate authority and privilege.
Two weeks ago, the Peruvian military attacked a group of non-violent indigenous activists in the Andean mountains.
The attack left over fifty dead, including several police officers, and brought international attention to the plight of the indigenous Peruvians.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Andrew Miller of Amazon Watch to get an update on what’s happened in Peru since the attack.
Yes, this will be my last show with Bread & Roses and I wouldn't have come this far in producing shows like this had it not been for the wonderful opportunities to create radio with the help of this collective. I'll still be on KBOO every other Saturday night from 7pm - 10pm hosting an Evening of Afrotainment and will continue to produce public affairs pieces for either podcasting or airing on other programs. Send me an email and let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for future announcements on my shows.
Kathleen Stephenson speaks with veteran journalist Michelle Goldberg about her recent book, "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World". Goldberg exposes the unjust treatment of women due to reproduction around the world.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robin Hahnel, Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington DC and currently Visiting Professor at PSU working with the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices as well as the Dept. of Economics and Sociology. He has published hundreds of articles, many in academic journals and
many in journals for general audiences. He will discuss the upcoming Town Hall on the Economic Crisis which will be focused in Portland's Cully Neighborhood as well as plans for other community town halls proposed for other economically stressed communities.
Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch is on break this week and next. Instead we hear a special 1-hour "Fight the Empire" show with Per Fagereng. The topic is Iran: Elections, Power and Protest. The guest is Muhammed Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Southern California. Several of his articles about the election are available at: http://tehranbureau.com/?s=+MUHAMMAD+SAHIMI .
He also recently wrote a New York Times oped titled "Iran's Power Struggle." He contrasted Iran's election system with U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.
Last Week, CodePink Women for Peace attempted to bring essential goods into Gaza but were stopped from entering by the Israeli guards. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with one of the participants, Lana, about the situation.