War & Peace

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 01/06/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Reports from Gaza and an interview with noted journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about Israel and Palestine.

Index of leading asshattery indicators

 I love Harper's Index.

For those of you not familiar with it, Harper's Index appears near the front of every edition of Harper's magazine. It presents a sort of snapshot of current affairs by way of assembling a bunch of seemingly obscure, but ultimately telling, statistics. The index can really help break an issue down to irrefutable numbers in a way that cuts through ideological trappings.

Take the current iteration of Harper's Index, for example. It's all about the legacy of the Bush years, the whole fucking war-ridden, corrupt, incompetent, greedy, murderous, filthy lot of them. Here's just a few choice nuggets:

 

Percentage of Bush’s first 189 appointees who also served in his father’s administration: 42

Minimum number of Bush appointees who have regulated industries they used to represent as lobbyists: 98

Date on which the GAO sued Dick Cheney to force the release of documents related to current U.S. energy policy: 2/22/02

Number of other officials the GAO has sued over access to federal records: 0

Number of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North African men detained in the U.S. in the eight weeks after 9/11: 1,182

Number charged with an immigration violation: 762

Days since the federal government first placed the nation under an “elevated terror alert” that the level has been relaxed: 0

Percentage of the amendments in the Bill of Rights that are violated by the USA PATRIOT Act, according to the ACLU: 50

Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069

 

... and on and on. It's an itemized chronicle of catastrophic mis-government. Read the whole thing, and then print it off and give it to your Republican co-workers.

-A

Alternative Radio

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Robert Fisk - War Reporting (lecture)
Robert Fisk, based in Beirut, is the Middle East correspondent for "The Independent." He is winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Award and the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. The "Financial Times" calls him "one of the outstanding reporters of his generation. As a war correspondent he is unrivalled." He is the author of "Pity
the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon" and "The Great War for Civilization." His latest book is "The Age of the Warrior."

 

More Talk Radio

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. The group is organizing with other secular and faith-based groups "Camp Hope: Countdown to Change" in Chicago, four blocks from Obama's residence there. The camp begins on New Year's Day and continues to Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Kelly says "Large lobbying groups, including some of the large corporations, are pushing Obama around the clock to preserve the status quo, wage war and provide for unbridled greed. What we're asking is that the money spent on the military be spent instead on soluble problems such as lack of healthcare."
 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/01/2009

Air date: 
01/01/2009

dedicated to the folks going through war in the middle east, and all over...  also, this was a show in honor of the life of freddie hubbard.

Report on Portland's Gaza Solidarity protest

program date: 
Tue, 12/30/2008

Occupation is a crime, killing children is a crime - was the chant that filled the downtown streets of Portland Tuesday afternoon, as hundreds of local residents gathered with handmade signs and megaphones to voice their outrage at the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have continued for the last four days.

In Arabic, protesters chanted, Palestine - maintain your dignity, Gaza, stay steadfast.
 
Israeli authorities say that the first stage of their long-planned assault is ending, and the second stage is about to begin - a ground invasion of the besieged and imprisoned Gaza Strip.

18:43 minutes (17.13 MB)

Democracy Now!

Program: 
Democracy Now!
Air date: 
Fri, 01/02/2009 - 7:00am - 8:00am

A special program featuring a lecture by Howard Zinn, professor emeritus and author of "A People's History of the United States." It was his first speech following the election of Barack Obama as President.

Presswatch

Program: 
Presswatch
Air date: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Theresa Mitchell hosts a special extended version of Presswatch, the News You're Not Supposed to Know, for the beginning of the New Year.

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

A look at what's happening in Gaza including eyewitness accounts of the killing and destruction there, a report from the Free Gaza humanitarian boat rammed by the Israeli Navy, and peace activist Colonel Ann Wright on her participation in a protest outside the compound where President-Elect Barack Obama is vacationing.

Radiozine

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Gaza Update - Jenka Soderberg hosts an update on the latest from Gaza and protests here and around the world.

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