War & Peace

Alternative Radio on 05/27/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 05/27/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Satya Sivaraman - Human Rights in India: Binayak Sen (interview)

Satya Sivaraman is an independent journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist based in New Delhi. He is the author of "Asia Sees America and other Rants." Touted as an emerging superpower and the world's largest democracy, India is a very complex country with enormous internal problems such as desperate economic inequality, hunger, racism, casteism and religious bigotry. There are pogroms of Christians in Orissa and Muslims in Gujarat. Not surprisingly, the oppressed are fighting back. There is a series of mini-wars and rebellions going in many parts of India. Human Rights Watch notes "a pattern of denial of justice" and holds New Delhi accountable for its "failure to protect women, children, and marginalized groups such as Dalits, tribal groups and religious minorities. Indian security forces are responsible for extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detention." In Kashmir alone, tens of thousands have been killed. This program looks at the case of Dr. Binayak Sen. It is in many ways a microcosm of the serious issues facing India.

The Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers

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Mon, 05/25/2009

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers!!!

Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them.

55:55 minutes (25.6 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/26/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Scottish Leftist Member of Parliament George Galloway talks about Gaza. This speech was recorded in Berkeley on May 20th.

Political Perspectives on 05/26/09

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Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

The topic is Iraqi Refugees. Tim Calvert hosts.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/26/09

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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe and Abe solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers

Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them. As soon as we brought them here, they would break out en masse and start a cross-country rampage, burning and pillaging as their ranks are swelled by liberal America-haters and other ne-er-do-wells.

Joe and Abe examine the rank cowardice behind the Senate's vote to keep the Guantanamo prison open.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is popularly recognized as our national holiday for remembering those who were killed in wars.

As Barack Obama said the other day, it's a time to "pay tribute to our fallen heroes; and to remember the servicemen and women who cannot be with us this year because they are standing post far from home." He acknowledged that we have often "failed to give them the support they need" and promised that we are now "building a 21st century Department of Veterans Affairs with the largest single-year funding increase in three decades." Certainly veterans need better services and better access to them.

Some right-wing bloggers have been complaining about the President's confusion of Memorial day and Veterans day, but it seems reasonable to consider the larger context of what is being honored. We would not be remembering dead soldiers if they hadn't once been live soldiers.

We would also not be remembering so many dead soldiers if more of them had followed the model of Ehren Watada, the first commisioned officer to refuse deployment to Iraq. Last week he won a legal victory when the Justice Department dropped efforts to retry him after his court martial ended in a mistrial. But the Army still wants to punish him for declaring the Iraq war illegal and immoral, and for having the courage to call out "the deception . . . used to initiate and process this war."

Positively Revolting

Air date: 
Fri, 05/22/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani will host a discussion on Anarchism-- we will discuss what anarchy is, and isn't, and what's hap

Ani will host a discussion on Anarchism-- we will discuss what anarchy is, and isn't, and what's happening in the anarchist / anti-authoritarian / anti- fascist movements in town.

How do we work together in the here and now to build solidarity, and create awareness of non-hierarchical modes of   organizing? 

Guests will include Shanti of the Axiom Infoshop, and Julia, of Malkriad@s Collective.

Your calls are invited during the show, please call with questions or comments at 503-231-8187.

 

 

Flashpoints on 05/21/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Labor reporter David Bacon, author of "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants," discusses Penny Pritzker's leadership in the movement against the Employee Free Choice Act and other issues.  And financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts returns with the Community Business segment. Her topics include the cleansing of debts against the Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

Political Perspectives on 05/26/09

Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Jenka Soderberg interviews a newly-arrived immigrant from Gaza on his life in the Gaza Strip, and the difficulty of getting out of the besieged Occupied Territory.  The Gaza Strip is one of the most crowded places on earth, where 1.5 million Palestinians - most of whom are 2nd and 3rd generation refugees from what is now Israel - live crowded together in extremely harsh and difficult conditions.  The borders have been sealed by Israeli and Egyptian authorities since June 2007, leading many Gazans to call the Strip "the largest open-air prison on earth."

Political Perspectives on 05/21/09

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Thursday May 21: Jenka Soderberg interviews Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian doctor's home.  Cindy and Craig Corrie were part of a protest against the recent conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC.  They talk about their experience at that protest, and their recent trip to Gaza with the peace group Code Pink.

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