Report on Portland's Gaza Solidarity protest

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Tue, 12/30/2008

Occupation is a crime, killing children is a crime - was the chant that filled the downtown streets of Portland Tuesday afternoon, as hundreds of local residents gathered with handmade signs and megaphones to voice their outrage at the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have continued for the last four days.

In Arabic, protesters chanted, Palestine - maintain your dignity, Gaza, stay steadfast.
 
Israeli authorities say that the first stage of their long-planned assault is ending, and the second stage is about to begin - a ground invasion of the besieged and imprisoned Gaza Strip.

18:43 minutes (17.13 MB)

Portland's Largest Mural at Oaks Bottom

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 12/30/2008

A new mural is rising above the wetlands of Oaks Bottom. The largest public art project in Portland is beginning to adorn the walls of Portland Memorial that face the Bottoms. By next spring this former eyesore of weirdness will become an artistic reflection of the diversity of nature that abounds in Portland's singular city-owned wildlife refuge.

Mike Houck, the original visionary for this project; Peggy Kendellen, public art manager for the Regional Arts and Culture Council; and Dan Cohen with ArtFX (here, too) join Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to talk about the impact and signficance of this project. Happy New Year!

53:11 minutes (24.35 MB)

Ali Abunimah on Gaza

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Mon, 12/29/2008

 Joe and Abe are on Holiday this week, so today, Host Per Fagereng brings us Ali Abunimah to talk about Israel's current air campaign of bombing in every city in the Gaza Strip.

 

 

53:27 minutes (24.47 MB)

Gaza update: humanitarian aid boat attacked by Israeli navy; bombs still falling

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Mon, 12/29/2008

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with a member of the Free Gaza movement who was on the boat that was rammed by the Israeli navy in international waters early Tuesday morning, in addition to Rami Almeghari, a Palestinian journalist in Gaza talking about the ongoing attacks and desperate need for humanitarian aid.

37:12 minutes (34.06 MB)

Heidi Boisvert, media manager at Breakthrough

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Radiozine
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Mon, 12/29/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Heidi Boisvert, media manager at Breakthrough, a group which promotes human rights by developing new media including downloadable games. Boisvert helped to create the game ICED or I Can End Deportation to spark dialogue and create awareness of unfair U.S. immigration policies.

www.homelandgitmo.com

www.icedgame.com 

www.breakthrough.tv

24:51 minutes (22.76 MB)

Interview: Journalist Michelle Shepherd on Guantanamos's Child, Omar Khadr

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Radiozine
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Mon, 12/29/2008

On January 26th, just six days after his inaugeration, President Obama
will face his first scheduled Guantanamo Tribunal. The trial of Canada born Omar Khadr
just 15 years old when captured by US forces following a firefight in
Aphghanistan is scheduled to begin.
Michelle Shepherd, Toronto Star National Security writer, and author

29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)

Diane Wilson about her memoir "Holy Roller: Growing Up In the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out: or How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/29/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Code Pink activist Diane Wilson about her memoir Holy Roller: Growing Up In the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out: or How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus. For Diane Wilson, childhood was populated by devils and ghosts, holy and otherwise. Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of the Knock Down, Drag Out; Or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus describes Wilson’s Pentecostal upbringing in the tiny fishing town of Seadrift, Texas, where residents were ruled by poverty, labor, elaborate religious mores, and corrupt authorities. Despite that potentially oppressive litany, the book is a delight.

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Gaza protests shut down San Francisco streets

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 12/29/2008
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Locked Up - Locked Out

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 12/28/2008

The sound track for "Locked Up - Locked Out" tells about the California organization, All Of Us Or None. This national organizing movement, started by formerly incarcerated people whose goal is to build political power in the communities most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the Prison Industrial Complex is dedicated and determined to help turn the tide of oppression, violence and pain  in our communities to be a part of the solution to the problems that cause our people to populate the prison system in disproportionate numbers.

E-mail - info@allofusornone.org, or see www.allofusornone.org

25:52 minutes (23.68 MB)

A New Start

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 12/21/2008

Our guest was released just two weeks ago. Ruth Kovacs and Matt talk about the joys of being released, the dinner his mom fixed, and the welcome from his girl, family and friends. Matt also talks abut why he feels sure that he will not be returning to prison. His own decision as well as help from Phoenix Rising Transitions have helped him make a plan to stay on a path that will avoid recidivism.

26:08 minutes (23.93 MB)

Interview with Free Gaza boat organizer

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Evening News
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Sun, 12/28/2008

In response to the Israeli assault on Gaza, the Free Gaza movement has set sail from Cyprus with a ship full of humanitarian aid.

Jenka Soderberg spoke with Greta Berlin, one of the organizers

5:30 minutes (5.04 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 29, 2008

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Sun, 12/28/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program looks at how the emerging Obama administration is walking the  line between public interest and private profit in two areas: health care and education.  It  features several great drum solos from the jazz world (mostly curtailed in the webcast for copyright reasons), and  Larry Bowlden's review of  Unseen Sights, a novel about mental health and its costs. 

One drum piece is heard in its entirety (following Larry's book review); it's by Glen Sheidt of Iretsu.

To hear the whole show, click  on the arrow above. To listen to individual pieces, follow the links below:

54:02 minutes (30.92 MB)

Newsrooms in Peril

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Tue, 12/16/2008
Pink slips are filling up newsrooms across the country. Is this due to dire financial circumstances? Or unrelenting greed and Wall Street pressure? Craig Aaron from Free Press joins Melinda Bernert on Mediaocrity.

And.. Do you want to be part of the media? But don't want to leave your neighborhood? Bright Neighbor CEO Randy White shows us how.

 
52:38 minutes (24.1 MB)

Obama's Education Secretary

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Sun, 12/28/2008

 

The CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan, has been chosen to be Secretary of Education in the Obama Cabinet.  What does his track record suggest is ahead for schools?  It's not a progressive picture.   Clayton Morgareidge reads from an article by Henry A. Giroux and Kenneth Saltman that appeared on t r u t h o u t

 

7:49 minutes (4.48 MB)

 

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