Fear! If it’s strong enough We’ll do almost anything to stop it. Successive US administrations have counted on it as they’ve turned Fear into profit for a war economy. Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund for A Deeper Look Membership Drive special. Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch will be on Live to talk about his new book The United States of Fear - How we became a possessed nation.
Ben Gotschall 4th generation Nebraskan cattle rancher and Energy Director for Bold Nebraska talks about the fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the fragile Ogalalla Aquifer threatening the water supply and environment of much of Nebraska.
This is an ongoing struggle; For more information and to take action: 350.org
Can a dictatorship become democratic without a revolution? Guest, Edith Mirante Portlander and founder of Project Maje joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund in the studio. She talks about the surprising and rapid transition to democracy going on in Burma and the ongoing struggle of minorities there as well. In November, Mirante traveled to Burma including areas of conflict in the northeastern border area. She will bring us up to date on the struggle of the Kachin minority and their war with the Burmese army. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for April 1 2012 with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi freed and running for office. Big changes are taking place in all aspects of life. Tune in for much more!
Coal Trains rolling down The Columbia Gorge. Mile and a half long open coal trains, not 1 a day not even just 10 a day but up to 60 a day, carrying the worlds dirtiest form of energy to huge coal export terminals at St. Helens, Longview and other points along the Oregon & Washington coast. This is what big coal companies have in mind for the future of this area with hopes of exporting 140 million tons of this black death to China and other Asian markets.
Held for 106 days, Portlander Yonas Fikre was beaten with plastic pipes, deprived of sleep and held in stress positions. No lawyers allowed and no charges filed. What did his torturers want? Information about The Islamic Center of Portland and its Iman. That’s right torturers in The United Arab Emirates asking questions about a mosque in Portland. Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guests Portland attorney, Tom Nelson and his client, Yonas Fikre, by phone from Sweden. Hear Fikre describe in his own words his ongoing ordeal at the Hands of the U> S. State D3partment!
Breaking News! Swedish TV just released videos of Yonas Fikre:
Fracking; Shattering subterranean rock to release natural Gas. Clean energy for America or poision to neighboring communities? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund for a Membership Drive Special. Her guest will be Tom Wilber author of the just released book Under The Surface: Fracking, Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale.
These are the tools the Obama administration is using in Yemen. Are they stabilizing the transition to Democracy or an attempt to stop Yemen's Arab Spring before real democracy can take hold and assure a place for the US Military to expand on the Arab Peninsula? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest, Yemeni American human rights activist Ibraham Qatabi. They discuss the role of the U.S. in Yemen, Al Qaeda on the Arab Penisula and more!