This week we hear from John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America and Professor Mark Kleiman from UCLA as they address a meeting of the UN University on preparations for the 2016 UNGASS. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Two new reports were released today documenting a widespread campaign on college campuses across the U-S to stifle free speech on the issue of Israel and Palestine.
The first report, co-authored by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the group Palestine Legal, examined nearly 300 incidents of attempted suppression of pro-Palestine activism and rhetoric in the past 18 months.
The group Jewish Voice for Peace also released a report entitled ‘Stifling Dissent: How Israel’s Defenders Use False Charges of Anti-Semitism to Limit the Debate over Israel on Campus’.
The report documents efforts by Israel advocacy organizations to intervene in the debate over Israeli policies on college campuses.
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The program includes a talk by Wanapum elder and Klickitat chief Johnny Jackson at the 'Nchee Wana Fishing People Against Nestle Rally in Salem September 16. The talk can be found here: http://www.kboo.fm/nativefishingpeoplespeakoutagainstnestle
The complete audio from the rally can be found here: 57:31 minutes (78.99 MB)
Like the residents of Hood River County opposed to a planned Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks, local activists in Mount Shasta, just south of the Oregon border, are trying to stop a Crystal Geyser bottling operation from opening in their community. A growing movement to stop the corporate takeover of water resources is coming together regionally, nationally and internationally. 17:32 minutes (16.05 MB)
A Multi-Faith Worker Blessing, sponsored by the Faith-Labor Committee of Portland Jobs with Justice, in commemoration of Pope Francis addressing the US Congress, features talks by low wage workers and faith leaders. In the second half of the program, US Congressman Keith Ellison addresses a worker assembly in Colombia on the failures of the US free trade agreement. 29:18 minutes (26.82 MB)
Ryan Bell, a former Seventh Day Adventist Pastor, tried an experiment. What would life be like if he spent a year without God? He blogged about his adventure at Year Without God. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Rep.Keith Ellison (D-MN), a member of the Congressional Monitoring Group on Labor Rights in Colombia, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus, and member of the Black Caucus, went to Colombia to see firsthand the effects of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the defects of the U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan. On September 21st he spoke at a public hearing in the Pacific coast port city of Buenaventura about what he had seen and what needs to be done about it. 12:11 minutes (11.15 MB)