Bill Resnick talks with three members of Food Not Bombs, a world-wide organization that provides free food to the hungry and the foot-loose. He also talks with two people from the Iraq Body Count Project whose 125,000 flags are flying near Portland State, each flag representing 5 Iraqis who have died in the war.
We read little in the mainstream press about secular movements for democracy in places like Iraq, Pakistan, and Egypt, but they are there--led by workers, women, and others. Bill Resnick talks with anthropologist Kamran Ali who identifies some of these democratic forces and how they have been stymied by US-supported dictators. Ali teaches at the University of Texas and is on the editorial board of Middle East Reports.
When the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan, one of the prominent justifications was liberating the people George W Bush called “women of cover” from the Taliban.Laura Bush told us in 2002that “the fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women."Similarly, in March 2003, shortly after the United States and its allies invaded Iraq, women's rights and gender equitywere mentioned as symbolic issues for Iraq's new national agenda.
The 03/06 airing of the Recovery Zone with host Stephanie Potter featured interviews with members of the Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance. They describe the issues and struggles they face and the satisfactions they experience in refusing to pay for military invasion and occupation. For more info visit War Tax Boycott and the War Resistors League . You can also visit the 18th Avenue Peace House . The Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance holds workshops on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 pm in Portland at Laughing Horse Books. To find out more leave a message at (503) 238 0605.
Hear the March 3 show, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, all about peace, freedom from coercion and freedom to be oneself, by clicking on the arrow above. Or click on one of the segments below to hear it.
Clayton Morgareidge reports on Winter Soldier, an oppportunity for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to speak out, sponsored by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). And we hear more music from Satori.
People want peace. A new poll indicates a solid majority of Israelis want their government to negotiate peace with Hamas. People in Portland will be demonstrating on Saturday, March 15. (Check out pdxpeace.org, where you can find more information.) Satori Men's Chorus will present "A Time For Peace," a concert of songs about peace at the Old Church, SW 11th & Clay, 8:00 pm, also on Saturday, March 15. Visit the Old Church website, or (sometime soon when the website is ready) Satori's website. This segment includes a sample of the Satori sound.