The guest is Dahr Jamail, Independent Journalist, author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the keynote speaker for the Physicians for Social Responsibility awards dinner on April 10th at the Oregon Zoo where he will be discussing the health effects of war, including on Iraqi civilians and US soldiers. For more information on the dinner go to www.oregonpsr.or
Hosted by Bill Resnick and featuring the powerful protest music of Mavis Staples, this show includes a discussion of the real feasibility of replacing coal and nuclear power with wind and solar; a conversation critical of the "reality" show "Undercover Bosses"; and an analysis of the quagmire in Afghanistan.
Mainstream news from Afghanistan tells of US Military plans and hopes for stabilizing the shattered nation, and rarely covers the enormous obstacles in their way. In an article "Getting Out of Afghanistan" published last October in Dissent Magazine, Todd Gitlin shows what's wrong with all the reasons given for the US-NATO occupation. Clayton Morgareidge reads an edited version of the piece.
Counting Heads: What's right and what's wrong with the 2010 census
Its been happening every decade since 1790. As mandated by the constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau determines the population of the nation, the results used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government program funding. As census questionnaires start arriving in mailboxes this month, criticism of the census is heating up from all quarters. Right wing pundits characterize the census as part of the Obama administration's efforts to control citizens' lives. Republicans accuse organization like ACORN of distorting the results for political gain. Communities of color and other underrepresented populations worry that historic undercounting of their numbers will once again leave them without real political representation.
For starters, here's an article Wayne Madsen found that relates to Iran war preparations. Estimate time for unpacking, deployment/arming, check for good weather, look for an associated vilification or provocation (say a detonated building?) in the corporate-owned media, and you can get a good idea of when the blood is supposed to flow:
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for St. Patty's Day, March 17, 2010.
Take a listen to Lindsey Walker and the Abnorms at the Laughing Horse on 12 NE 10th
Avenue for their Saint Patty's Day show. No one refused for lack of the $5 suggested
Cascade Singers are hosting "Songs of Shamrock and Thistle" at St. Peter's Landmark on
3rd and Lincoln in The Dalles. Hear arrangements of Irish folk tunes by a choir, an ensemble
and the Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band. Pay what you want to benefit St. Peter's
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