US Labor Chauvinism and China

program date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012

Joe Clement reads a CounterPunch article by trade-unionist, Alberto Ruiz, called The US Labor Movement and China. Ruiz criticizes the stigmatization of foreign labor by US unionists and explores the dark pro-imperialist history of the AFL-CIO, as well as the vigor of the recent up-surge in China's labor movement.

7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour May 7th 2012

program date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012

 Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which is shorter than usual because of membership-drive. We hear about growing concern with and resistance to nuclear energy, ecologically driven energy policy in Oregon, and about labor chauvinism toward China.

41:20 minutes (37.84 MB)

Michelle Alexander and the New Jim Crow

program date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012

We take a look at mass incarceration and racism in America today through Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

We begin with a speech given by Michelle Alexander in New York in February of 2010, and then will hear from various community members who participated in a Book Group at the Talking Drum Bookstore, located in Reflections coffee shop on NE Killingsworth. This group is going through the book in six weeks, chapter by chapter, to study how and why a majority of young Black men in major American cities are locked behind bars and how  the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness.

58:17 minutes (133.4 MB)

Oakland Police Investigate Trans Woman's Murder

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012

The Oakland Police Department is investigating the murder of a transgender woman who was shot in a possible hate crime on Sunday morning. Thirty-seven-year old Brandy Martell was an outreach worker at the Tri-City Health Center in Fremont. She was sitting in the driver's seat of her car with three other transgender women at 3 AM when two men approached the car and started a conversation.

5:20 minutes (4.89 MB)

PopWatch: No, Ashton Kutcher, Brownface is Not OK

APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012

 Kushlani de Soyza critiques the latest examples of Asian and Asian-American representation in advertising. Who thought putting Ashton Kutcher in brownface was a good idea? We also take a look at stereotypes that underpin recent New Balance and Intel commercials featuring APAs.

7:51 minutes (7.19 MB)

The Eavesdrop on 05/03/12

Air date: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Black Girl in Suburbia Film Update!

Tonight, join hosts Nia and Paula for conversation around the kitchen table on The Eavesdrop! Join the conversation by calling (503) 231-8187.

Is Portland really the Whitest city in America? What is it like living Black in a predominantly White city?

Mainstream media touted a "post-racial society". Nia and Paula challenge that notion, with the welcome  return of their special guest, filmmaker Melissa Lowery, to discuss her film, Black Girl in Suburbia, in its final stage of production.

The film is in its final stage of production and needs your support: http://awe.sm/5nU93 .

Circle A Radio on 05/02/12

Air date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Michelle Alexander and "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

Tonight on Circle A Radio we take a look at mass incarceration and racism in America today through Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

Hosts Celeste and Cecil speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi

More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi about linkages between the global south and countries such as Greece, Spain and Ireland around the economic justice issues of debt, banks and who is impacted by our current financial systems. Who has global power and why? What can we do about these injustices?

54:46 minutes (50.14 MB)

Alternative Radio on 05/01/12

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore speaks on "Get Up, Stand Up"

Michael Moore – Get Up, Stand Up (lecture)

Bob Marley sang this song,
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
You can fool some people sometimes
But you couldn't fool all the people all the time
And now you see the light, stand up for your rights

Norm Diamond and Abigail Singer of Portland Central America Solidarity Committee

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm underscores how May Day is about the recognition of class-structure in society. Abigail offers her perspective as a worker with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. They talk about the meaning of the song bread and roses and social justice organizing, the work of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council. Abigail summarizes what PCASC is up to now (a campaign to get Wells Fargo to divest private prisons, a know your rights workshop for the immigrant community, and other local organizing), climate justice work they've done, and a film about privatizing water in Boliva ("Even The Rain").

14:26 minutes (13.21 MB)
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