In the second of two reviews this episode, movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss What Happened Miss Simone?, directed by Liz Garbus, about African American pianist and singer Nina Simone. Like Amy, the film draws on a rich archive of materials, including Simone's diaries. The film reveals pressures of racism, patriarchy, and capitalism on its subject, as well as her prodigious talents, her political convictions, and her suffering and perpetration of violence.
In the first of two film reviews for this Labor Day Mole 2015, movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss "Amy", directed by Asif Kapadia, about British singer and guitarist Amy Winehouse. The film explores the exploitation and commodification of art and the artist, as well as the panoptic patriarchal and commercial gaze, through a wide range of musical and audiovisual records.
INJURED COLOMBIAN WORKERS FROM THE GENERAL MOTORS PLANT IN BOGOTÁ HAVE OCCUPIED A TENT IN FRONT OF THE U.S. EMBASSY FOR OVER 4 YEARS, SEEKING JUSTICE AND SOME OF THE LABOR RIGHTS PROMISED BEFORE A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE TWO COUNTRIES. THEY TALK ABOUT THEIR OWN STRUGGLE AND THE LARGER CONTEXT.
THIS INTERVIEW IS AN EXCERPT WITH TRANSLATION FROM THE FULL-LENGTH SPANISH VERSION, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT http://kboo.fm/enlascarpasderesistenciacontrabajadorese 14:19 minutes (13.1 MB)
HACE MÁS QUE CUATRO AÑOS LOS TRABAJADORES ENFERMOS MIEMBROS DE ASOTRECOL MANIFIESTAN SU LUCHA POR UN TRATAMIENTO JUSTO Y SU OPOSICIÓN AL TRATADO DE LIBRE COMERCIO COLOMBIA-EEUU EN CARPAS FRENTE A LA EMBAJADA ESTADOUNIDENSE EN BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA. DOS COMPAÑEROS HABLAN DE LA HISTORIA DE LA LUCHA, DE LO QUE ESTÁ PASANDO EN ESTE MOMENTO Y DE SUS EXPERIENCIAS PROPIAS. 42:09 minutes (38.59 MB)
On August 17, 2015, Talking Earth present poets reading at the Oregon edition of the National Beat Poetry Festival, a.k.a. BEATS RAID PORTLAND. Local poets Mike G, Emily Newberry, Jamondria Harris and Josh Lubin read, as well as National Beat Poetry Festival co-organizer Yvon J. Cormier. 53:10 minutes (73.01 MB)
U.S. taxpayers will have to pay at least $30 million to cover attorney fees incurred by defense contractor K-B-R. The company, a subcontractor of the infamous Halliburton corporation, was found guilty of wrongly exposing U.S. and British soldiers to toxic chemicals while serving in the Iraq War.
More than 30 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers who served at Qarmat Ali filed a 2009 fraud and negligence lawsuit against KBR in Portland.
The vets alleged that exposure to the toxic dust caused them to suffer health problems, including serious respiratory illnesses.
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This is episode 16 of the Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy produced by Oregon resident Dan Crall. Each episode, in its own way, reflects upon the sadness, the absurdity, and normalcy of modern life.
On this edition, we open with a report on the tragic death of world famous family band, The Cans. We follow with a visit to a pond in the forest, covered in algae and cottonwood seeds, under an intense sun.