Last Night people gathered in the South Park Blocks to protest sexual violence in an annual event called Take Back the Night.
It has been held for the last seven years at PSU, and in other places in the U-S since the late seventies.
This program hosted by Bill Resnick deals with the incarceration of immigrants, prosecuting those responsible for torture, the secular resistance in Iraq, and organizing Trimet riders, and features the music of Casey Neill. To hear the entire program, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow the links below:
On 10/04/2002 Patrice Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in Portland, Oregon. He was accused of traveling overseas in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
On 12/02/2003 Patrice Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment.
Who represents the interests of Trimet riders? The Portland Transit Riders Union, that's who! Bill Resnick speaks with Alexandria Bradbury about this grass roots organization's efforts to contest cuts to Trimet service.
Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.
Dennis Bernstein speaks with one of the organizers of an upcoming protest by human rights activists near the White House in support a criminal inquiry into the use of torture by the Bush Administration. Dennis also interviews military mother and author Susan Gallymoore, who interviewed mothers in war zones around the world for her book, "Long Time Passing;" a report on the settlement reached in the whistleblower-fraud trial of MAXXAM Corporation and CEO Charles Hurwitz; and an update on the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis.
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?