War & Peace

MLK's Message of Non-Violence

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Sun, 01/18/2009

Will the US ramp up the war in Afghanistan?  If so, a major, but often overlooked, part of Martin Luther King's message will be scorned -- his rejection of militarism and hyper-nationalism.  This article by Robert Griffin appeared in Common Dreams, and is read here by Tom Becker. 

4:23 minutes (2.51 MB)

Movie Moles: "Frost/Nixon"

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Sun, 01/18/2009

Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Laurie Mercier review and fact-check the current film Frost/Nixon.  They review the real history of the famous interviews, and ask whether getting public officials to confess their crimes is as important as seeing what's wrong with the structures that give them their power. 

To hear the real deal (the Nixon tapes), try the following sites:

User-friendly selected Nixon tapes re Watergate:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/watergate.html
 
Most extensive digital collection of Nixon tapes available online:
http://www.nixontapes.org/index.htm

10:56 minutes (6.26 MB)

King's Vision for Obama

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Sun, 01/18/2009

"What Would King Tell Obama?"  In this article by Michael Honey, read here by Tom Becker, we are reminded that Dr. King's message of non-violence applies to the violence of poverty and economic inequality, and to military interventions.  Honey's piece appreared on the website of The Progressive.

2:58 minutes (1.7 MB)

Veteran's Voice

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Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Northwest Vets for Peace Marvin, Bill and John speak with members of Iraq Vets Against the War, Portland.

MLK Tribute Day

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Radiozine
program date: 
Sun, 01/18/2009

A preview of today's 24th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Keep Alive the Dream."

The celebration airs live until 7:00pm when Hard Knock Radio will provide more coverage.

Listen to the live audio stream here

Also Yugen Rashad speaks with local people who are in Washington for the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President. They'll talk about the meaning of today's holiday in light of the Inauguration. 

58:07 minutes (26.61 MB)

Film unveils story of Liberian women's peace movement

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 01/15/2009

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" tells the amazing and  inspiring story of Liberian women who helped stop the Civil War in Liberia. We speak to Director Gini Reticker who has chronicled the stories of heroic women, not only in Liberia, but also Ghana, Rwanda and Morrocco. Learn more at: www.Praythedevilbacktohell.com

14:42 minutes (13.47 MB)

Crisis in Gaza and Local Response

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Thu, 01/15/2009

Host Ani Haines speaks with Nael Saker about the upsurge of violence in Gaza.

Nael Saker works with the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon.  While he is now a U.S. citizen, Nael is originally from Gaza City, where his brother and sisters still live.

International pressure is mounting to stop the violence and to demand humanitarian aid be allowed to the region. 

Attacks are continuing, even as talk of a ceasefire is underway.

 

 

49:27 minutes (45.27 MB)

Day 20 of Israel's attack on Gaza (includes report on disruption of Tzipi Livni's press conference)

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/15/2009

A total of 45 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza on Friday; bringing the number of Palestinians killed in the ongoing Israeli offensive to one thousand, one hundred sixty seven, including three hundred seventy children and eighty five women.
At least 5200, including 1745 children, have been wounded.

13 Israelis have been killed in the 20 days of Israeli attacks, nine of whom were soldiers.

Four of those killed on Friday were identified as resistance fighters.  The four were killed in two separate airstrikes in Gaza City and Rafah.

5:58 minutes (5.46 MB)

boycott Israel!

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 This is the video I referred to on air.  It is gory.

 

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-802851144676245446&ei=9mVtSfPeLI...

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Continuing coverage of the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

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