Frann Michel as the Well-read Red shows how Mothers' Day began a century ago as an action for peace, and how that association is being revived by Code Pink. To read her commentary, complete with many links to things you can do and read, go to Frann's Kboo blog.
Jane D'Arista talks with Bill Resnick about what makes food so much more expensive everywhere. As with oil and finance, it has a lot to do with deregulation. D'Arista is Director of Programs at the Financial Markets Center.
Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs. In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the music made by slaves in the South of the US.
KBOO producer Lisa Loving speaks with author and essayist Alexandra Fuller about oil drilling in the Wyoming wilderness, and the war-like impact the Haliburton Corporation's drilling rigs have on local communities. Fuller's newest work of nonfiction is "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant."
Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton. In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.
For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website: unitehere.org
The first ever national study of day labor worker centers found abuses of workers rights to be BUSINESS as usual for most day laborers.
The director of the national day laborers organizing network was joined by the director of the center of urban studies from the university of illinois to present the findings of the study here in portland.
The Summer 2008 Olympics will take place in Beijing, China.As protests continue to bring attention to the human rights abuses in this year’s summer Olympics host, Circle A Radio explores human rights abuses of Olympics past with Author and Retired Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.We will also speak with Kanahus Paltki of the Native Youth Movement about the campaign against the 2010 Winter Olympics.