Juan Cole on the current uprisings in Egypt and the Mideast
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Juan Cole about the current uprising in Egypt and his book Engaging the Muslim World.
Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan, March, 2009) and he also recently authored Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
Alexander Cockburn on OBAMA'S PLACE IN THE GLOBAL EXPANSION OF CAPITAL
Alexander Cockburn speaks on "OBAMA'S PLACE IN THE GLOBAL EXPANSION OF CAPITAL & THE DEMISE OF THE WELFARE STATE" (from the series TUC Radio www.tucradio.org/
Alexander Cockburn says that the current economic crisis is the outcome of the neoliberal age that began in the seventies by promoting corporate power and eviscerating social services. He alludes to the role presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton and Bush II have played in this neoliberal expansion and argues that Obama comes out in support of capital.
Single Payer Health Care in -- The Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Act
Isn't it time we acknowledge health care as a right? What could possibly make it alright for there to be a profit motive in health care? Why should we endlessly capitulate to the private insurance industry? Why do people go without essential preventative care, while the executives take home millions of dollars? And why have we put up with this for so long?
Veteran journalist Reese Erlich discussed his experience by actually talking (imagine!) to some of the people vilified by our government as terrorists. His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire.
Dinner with Ruth, a fundraiser for Street Roots, included some special guests who shared stories about prison issues. We presented excerpts of these conversations on tonight’s show. Guests at the dinner included Jeremiah Stromberg, Margaret Puckette, and Gretchen Vala.
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Congratulations to Potluck in the Park who were recently named for $50,000 grant from
Walmart. More about this was on the 5:00 KBOO evening news tonight (1/24)
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The City of Portland and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have had a tumultuous relationship in recent years. First, Portland opted out of the Bush-era Joint Terrorism Task Force, citing concerns over civil liberties. Then, late last year, the FBI foiled its own plot to blow up the Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.