Positively Revolting on 02-24-12 Updates from the Mt. Hood National Forest; what's happening in our public lands?
Ani and Lyn talk with Olivia Schmidt, the Program Director at Bark, Defenders of Mt. Hood National Forest.
Find out what's happening with the Jazz timber sale. Hear about Bark's recent legal victory which will enforce the doubling of "no-cut buffer zones", in current timber sales. Find out what you can do to get involved.
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David Korten is co-founder and board chair of Yes Magazine. His books include Agenda for a New Economy; From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth.
Ani and Lyn talk with David about changing the ecomic paradigm, staying focused on positive solutions in creating a compassionate society, how Occupy is affecting the progressive movement, and the book This Changes Everything.
This Special Broadcast of Positively Revolting is part of KBOO's Public Affairs Day special programming about corporate power, and how to stop it.
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Pleasure and joy are sacred states.
In a society in which pleasure is denied and commodified, taking pleasure seriously is a revolutionary act.
Join ani and Lyn for a conversation with Riane Eisler, author of the books, "The Chalice and the Blade", "Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body--New Paths to Power and Love", "The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics", "The Power of Partnership", and many more.
Riane Eisler is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, and social scientist who is evolving a vision of society based on cooperative or partnership based principles.
As we create a new world together, what are it's guiding values? Tune in and hear how a society based in partnership and cooperation is likely to celebrate pleasure, art, and sexuality. Ms. Eisler's classic work in history illustrates that this has been true in the past, while the dominator model denies pleasure and emphasizes games of competition and war.
Join ani and Lyn with their guests to discuss how on-going struggles are relating to the Occupy Movement.
Arlo Stone is involved with Occupy Portland, and is currently working with Occupy the EGT, an action in solidarity with the Longview ILWU. The Longview ILWU has been engaged in struggle against the huge union-busting corporation EGT, which has a grain ship scheduled to come to Longview within the next couple of weeks. They have asked that "friends of labor and the 99% everwhere" support them is this struggle.
Nora Callahan is the Executive Director of the November Coalition. She has just returned from a 5-weeks spent with Occupy DC.
We'll also hear an update of other actions coming up for Occupy, including Friday's Occupy the Courts, a national day of action to demonstrate against corporate personhood on the anniversary of the Citizen's United decision; January 25th: A day of solidarity with Tahrir Square on the 1st anniversary of their uprising; an action against the NDAA on February 3rd, and F-29 A day of action to shut down corporations (on February 29th)-- to name but a few.
Positively Revolting on 1-06-12 Move Your Money / State Bank Campaign and Rethinking Psychiatry Project
Ani and Lyn talk to Marcia Meyers and Jared Gardner about The Real Wealth, Portland and their two main projects Move Your Money / State Bank Campaign and Rethinking Psychiatry Project.
2011 was an eventful year-- a year of transitions and change felt around the world and in our lives. It seems that in most year end news round-ups, there's the dichotomy of presenting a world of doom and gloom, and light fluffy pieces that really don't mean anything.... oh, and the celebrity news.....
Today, we looked at things a little differently. Ani & Lyn speak with Sarah van Gelder, the Executive Editor of Yes! Magazine, about the good work that's been done to advance progressive social change, and to hear about things that are really happening to bring us closer to a sustainable world based in truth, beauty and egalitarianism.
Sarah van Gelder is one of the editors of the newly released book "This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement".
The Positively Revolting Solstice Show 2011
There is so much going on with Occupy; the Bill of Rights being shattered, tents covering freedom fighters, and yet nature and the goddess call us to look inside.
This is the darkness before the dawn. What do we want the dawn to bring in? This is a time of deep visioning. Dreaming big to help us bring a freshness to the world we are co-creating, not simply doing the same things with a slightly new look. This is a time to delve into the liberating powers of dreaming, of visioning, of connecting to one another and the collective unconscious.
What have you done to free your mind lately?
What is more important than your life and happiness? What can you do to take back your time?
Ani and Lyn talk with author John de Graaf about the sad state of Americans over-working, even though many are under paid, or unemployed. As people find a void of interconnectedness and meaning in their lives, they seek to fill it with more and more things, growing busier and busier to keep up with an unsustainable cycle.
Workers in the US work longer hours than their European counterparts. People with no time often feel disengaged from civic life, and personal enjoyment. For example, the super busy rely on fast food over real food eaten with friends and family.
Please join our discussion with John de Graaf, as we explore how one can free themselves from the hectic hamster wheel consumerism and busyness.
John de Graaf is the Director of Take Back Your Time and outreach director of The Happiness Initiative. He is a documentary filmaker and the co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic and the newly-released, What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
Positively Revolting on 11-18-11 Occupy Portland - an update on the actions of the last week, and plans for the future
Hosts Lyn Moelich and Ani have a conversation with three people who have been active with Occupy Portland.
On Saturday, November 12th, thousands of people came out in support of the Occupy encampment. When it seemed that a peaceful resolution was had after a night of stand-offs with the Portland Police, most of the supporters left. Just a few hours later, the police moved in and "evicted" the camp. At least one protester, Justin Bridges, required hospitalization following the mistreatment he received at the hands of the PPB. Justin is a musician and American Sign Language interpreter, and as a result of the cops dragging him and kneeing him in the back, has (at least temporarily) lost the use of his right arm and leg.
There has been continued action in the days following the eviction. In the last two days, there were major actions-- a PSU student walk-out, and N17-- a day of action against the major banks.
There are many more things planned for the future, including a March for Universal Healthcare, and a neighborhood discussion coming to Col. Summer's Park on Saturday, at SE 20th and Belmont, and a march on Sunday that protests the eviction of the original encampment.
Where does the movement go from here? As part of the 99%, what do you want to see? Have you been involved? If not, why not? What would it take to get you involved?
Guests were Kari Koch of Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Axcelle Bell, and Cameron Whitten, who is pictured above, being beaten by police during the N17 protests11-17-11.