A serf is a feudal subject, as you know, not quite a slave but imprisoned in a system of exploitation. Land owners also owned the labor of the people living on the land, so if you were a serf, you had to work at certain times of the year to get in the Master's crops, and you were also subject to other injuries and insults like wars and class-based rape. If you didn't work you could be imprisoned or slain.
Per Fagereng talks with information activist, Lisa Pease, about the recent release of the man convicted for the Lockerbie bombing. They'll discuss the irregularities in the case. Was Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi framed? Find out more about it on Fight the Empire. For more information from Lisa Pease, her website is: http://www.realhistoryarchives.com/
Common Sense Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
Join the conversation in a new Talk Radio Show, Common Sense, aimed towards presenting the Immigrant and Refugee Perspective on issues that are under-represented in our Mainstream Media. Today's guests are Baher Butti and Murad Nuryagdiev from the Center for Intercultural Organizing. They talk about immigrant and refugee issues in Portland, and how The Center for Intercultural Organizing supports diversification.
Meet the new boss ... Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
With Joe still on vacation, Abe looks at the passing of an American icon: Ted Kennedy; and watches our chance for meaningful health care legislation faaaaade away. Plus, more disjointed rage and Aggrieved White Man Syndrome from the wingnut right.
The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
Abe is on vacation today, so Joe Uris invites callers to share thoughts on the Health Care debate, Government programs in general, the Insurance industry, the War in Afghanistan, the Bush era Torture debacle, and the lack of Activism in these trying times.
Five years ago the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland's Washington Park was dedicated, to leave a legacy of hope for all citizens in our community and to teach what hatred and bigotry can do when an entire government endorses those ideologies. A fifth anniversary event from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Sunday August 30th 2009 at the memorial will feature teachers, political dignitaries, clergy, students, survivors, and musical interludes.
As always, the Moles dig where few others dare to tread, this week taking on the commercialization of unhappiness, the American tradition of bombing civilians, and our common fear of death. Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) is your host.
Following up on Jay Thiemeyer's review of Bombing Civilians, the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier talks with one of the book's editors Marilyn Young, Professor of History at New York University. They discuss the origins of this strategy as well as its ongoing use in Afghanistan and elsewhere. You can read an excerpt from her book here.