The Obama administration and the U.S. Military have launched a multi-faceted propaganda offensive to sell a long- term presence in Afghanistan. Author and activist, Norman Solomon, joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the Petraeus media blitz. He'll put it in context and fill in the picture.
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Zaher Wahab, who just returned from five months in his native Afghanistan teaching other college professors at the country’s only graduate program in education.
Zaher Wahab was born and schooled in Afghanistan, received a B.A. in sociology from the American University of Beirut, an M.A. in comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in international development education from Stanford University. Since joining the faculty at Lewis & Clark College, Professor Wahab has designed and taught about forty different graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from educational anthropology to international political economy.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Ray McGovern, who was a CIA analyst for 27 years and Coleen Rowley, an FBI whistleblower who was named one of Time Magazine's people of the year in 2002. She recently co-wrote the piece "Wikileak Case Echoes Pentagon Papers."
They will discuss some of the issues raised by the recent Wikileaks releases. They ask you to join the discussion focusing on these questions, "How do we as a society address the need for accurate and timely information? Do we adapt to high tech methods to acquire authentic stories or do we rely on government sources?"
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton
Distorting Martin Luther King: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton
Saturday, August 28 was the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Rallies were held there on Saturday by Fox host Glenn Beck and by Al Sharpton.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Gray, the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."
This month on the Recovery Zone, the focus is on Palestine. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Alaina Melville and Joe Walsh on what is happening on the ground in both the West Bank and Gaza, how the US got involved and what's happening here in Oregon. Alaina shares her experiences from a work camp she attended this summer in the West Bank with the IsraeliCommittee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).
The peace movement is joining with cross-cultural organizers on a bi-lingual Peace Tour to examine the daily struggles of communities of color in our own city. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Megan and Mireya from the Portland Central American Solidarity to look at how war hits us at home.
The clothesline project, Women's Equality Day, and WILPF
Host Sue Supriano interviews local activist-musicians Yvonne Simmons and Mary Rose about The Clothesline Project, a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been affected by violence. They also discuss Women's Equality Day and other activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom or WILPF.
Book Mole, Larry Bowlden, reviews Pat Barker's award-winning "Ghost Road." It's the third in a trilogy about World War I. Larry explains:
"This is not a glorification of war book. Instead, it talks of the the war and battlefield in graphic and horrible detail that shows the bravery of the men who fought, but also the corruption of the British class-system and the money-interests of big business, especially as the war drags on long after it should have - with men dying not to the secure the victory, but to line the pockets of businessmen who are more interested in profits than the lives of soldiers."
Go to Larry's blog for this review and others in printed format.