May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Regina Birchem, past president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She reports on her recent trip to Gaza. She speaks in Portland on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church. Also on the show will be Yvonne Simmons of Portland WILPF.
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor host a discussion of "Torture and War."
Near the end of the show, Susan, Joe and Abe's official LNG Ambassador, called to tell us about Oregon House Bill 3058 (Read the actual Bill here), which would make it easier for LNG Pipeline companies to get their permits to build pipelines thru farms and forest.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Regina Birchem, past president of International WILPF. She reports on her recent trip to Gaza. She speaks in Portland on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church. Also on the show will be Yvonne Simmons of Portland WILPF.
all this month we have been exploring aspects of mental and emotional healing and ways to cope in this world... tonight we focused on the suicides of carl joseph walker hoover and jaheem harrera, two 11 year olds who were taunted and assaulted to the point where they felt they needed to take their own lives...
we explored the idea of social perceptions in relation to peer-to-peer abuse (and how these perceptions contribute to the perpetuation of the cycle of violence); how the school system may or may not be intervening in ways which assist children being abused by their peers and/or adults; and, how communities can connect and heal in these situations.
Producer Nora Barrows Friedman presents a special report from occupied Palestine on Israel and the practice of apartheid in Palestine. She speaks with Hazem Jamjoum of Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights.source Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
On 10/04/2002 Patrice Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in Portland, Oregon. He was accused of traveling overseas in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
On 12/02/2003 Patrice Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment.