Teacher and writer Dan La Botz writes on economic topics in the Monthly Review. He talks with Bill Resnick about the close relationship between banking and government, about when and where banks have been nationalized before, and the prospects for state ownership of banks in the future. Two of his articles on the current economic crisis are here and here.
Andy Worthington Author of The Guantanamo Files: The stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks with host Linda Olson-Osterlund about the most recent developments at Guantanamo and what difference the upcoming Presidential election will make to the prisoners there. www.andyworthington.co.uk/
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.
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.
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.