This morning on Locus Focus, guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.
Sit/Lie Unconstitutional! Cause for Celebration? Well...Not Really...
A judge has ruled the Sit/Lie unconstitutional but Police Chief Rosie Sizer released a memo stating that all the judge ruled was that Portland should just use disorderly conduct instead of Sit/Lie. That is not what the judge ruled and her vague memo creates NO meaningful distinction between the Sit/Lie and disorderly conduct. This is not how the city should react to the loss of the constitutional legitimacy of the Sit/Lie.
Hear members of the Civic Action Group at Sisters of the Road discuss the impacts of Sizer's interpretation, and how the community can get involved.
David Irving is a British Author, and a revisionist historian who denies the Holocaust ever happened. Irving's reputation as a historian was widely discredited after he brought an unsuccessful libel case against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books in 1996. During the trial, an English court found that Irving was an "active Holocaust denier",as well as an anti-semite and racist, and that he associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism. David Irving has a speaking engagement planned for Portland on July 19th. There is a call by Rose City Antifa to shut the event down. Tonight on Circle a Radio, we talk to Eric Ward, of the Center for New Community, who gave a witness statement in the Irving v. Penguin trial.
Hosted by Laurie Mercier (pictured here) and featuring music by activist folk-singer Anne Feeney, this program discusses what Obama's experience as a community organizer might mean for him as President; the role of science in the law; Hurt Locker, the movie about defusing bombs in Iraq; and the bad job the mainstream press is doing on the military coup in Honduras.
Barack Obama is the first US president to have been a community organizer. What does this suggest about how he tries to govern and how successful he might be? Geoffrey Kurtz has written about this, and here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about his observations. Kurtz is professor of Politics at Manhatten Community College.
Over 75 percent of Americans want health care reform according to a new Pew Research poll. President Obama remains committed to reforming our health care system this year. But as Congress struggles to craft legislation, the voice of concerned voters is getting drowned out by a vocal minority working from the same play book. Will serious health care reform die on the operating table at the hands of congressional Republicans, conservative pundits, and industry spin doctors?
For more than 40 years, the Cuban people have faced an economic, commercial and financial blockade by the government of the United States of America.
Cubans say this is one of the most cruel, inhuman and prolonged policies of hostility endured by any people in the history of human civilization.
Throughout these last 44 years, a total of 10 different U.S. administrations have reinforced and expanded the complex system of laws and measures that make up the blockade established by the U.S. government against the people of Cuba.