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Civil Liberties Watch: Transgender Federal Court Victory

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Evening News
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Sun, 10/19/2008

Diane Schroer a former commander in the US Army Special Forces won a landmark sex discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress for rescinding a job offer when they were informed she was transitioning.

For more information see the ACLU website

4:04 minutes (3.72 MB)

Making Sense of the November 2008 Ballot Measures

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Wed, 10/22/2008

More mandatory prison sentences. Fewer building permits. Open primaries. These are just some of the ideas Oregonians must consider as they wade through a dozen state ballot measures on election day. Who's supporting these measures? Who's opposing them? What will they really do? Jo Ann and Dave give you their take on the good, the bad and the really stupid ballot measures appearing on the November 2008 ballot.

57:43 minutes (46.23 MB)

Winter Solder Northwest: Working to end America's other crisis

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Wed, 10/15/2008

The nation is transfixed by the financial meltdown. It has become the top issue of the presidential campaign. But while stock prices drop, casualties continue to rise in Afghanistan and Iraq.

54:52 minutes (43.96 MB)

One Land, Many Voices - Joel Kovel, author of OVERCOMING ZIONISM, and Deborah Rohan, author of THE OLIVE GROVE ...

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Thu, 10/23/2008

Program hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman talk with Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, and Deborah Rohan, author of The Olive Grove: A Palestinian Story.

58:22 minutes (20.04 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 20, 2008

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Hosted by Bill Resnick,  this program deals with the local impact  of the economic crisis,  welfare "deform" and domestic  violence, labor issues at  a Northwest university campus, and a documentary film showing how American policies are viewed around the  world.  To hear  the whole show,  click on the arrow above.  For individuals  pieces, follow their  links  below:

1.  Michael Leachman discusses the economic crisis in Oregon with Bill Resnick.

2.  The Movie Moles  review  "Considering Democracy,"  a  documentary film about global views of  the US.

52:28 minutes (30.03 MB)

WSU Student-Labor Solidarity

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Western Washington University at Vancouver has  hired a contractor with a record of bad  labor  practices.   When union workers  protested, students  joined  in.   Laurie Mercier  talks  with Jason Scheckler from the Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Taj Mahon-Haft, a WSU student and member of the Social Environmental Justice Club, about the issues.

9:29 minutes (5.43 MB)

Welfare Deform and Domestic Violence

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Since the so-called "welfare reform" bill was passed during the Clinton administration, the problem of welfare has dropped from public view.  Old Mole Sudarat Musikawong interviews Priya Kandaswamy, Professor of Women's Studies at Portland State University about how the difficulties  of  life on, or off, welfare affect poor  women, especially those in abusive relationships.   

18:43 minutes (10.72 MB)

Movie Moles: "Considering Democracy"

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris review the documentary "Considering Democracy." 

What does the rest of the world think of U.S. domestic and foreign policy? While the U.S. is perceived as a beacon of democracy, how does it compare to other democratic nations? Americans are continually told through their media that freedom and democracy are supported abroad, but is it true?  This  one-hour film takes us  around the world to see what people think. 

 

9:40 minutes (5.54 MB)

Economic Crisis in Oregon

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Wed, 10/22/2008

How is  the  current economic crisis showing up here in Oregon?  Bill Resnick talks with Michael Leachman of the Oregon Center for Public Policy about rising unemployment, tax policies, and more here in the state.  For more of Leachman's work, go here.

10:23 minutes (5.94 MB)

Raid on Islamic Charities after 9-11, Interview with Tom Nelson

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Thu, 10/23/2008

In aftermath of the 9-11, many Islamic Charities and foundations became targets of FBI raids and investigations.  Al-Haramin was the first such institution in Oregon to be targeted.  I have interviewed Tom Nelson who represented Al-Haramin in their law suit against the Federal government.  Thomas Nelson is a local lawyer who is active with several cases dealing with Civil Rights affected by 9-11.

28:19 minutes (12.97 MB)
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