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The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Against Mass Surveillance and for Internet Freedom

KBOO will devote the full day on February 11th to a special day of programming on the people's movement to take back the internet.  A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA's mass spying regime on February 11th.

Dubbed "The Day We Fight Back", the day of activism was announced on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic passing of activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. The protest is both in his honor and in celebration of the victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act two years ago this month, which he helped spur.

Amandla! The struggle for freedom in South Africa

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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Honoring Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid
KBOO presents a special two-hour special honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela and other fighters who struggled for decades to free South Africa from a racist system of governent known as apartheid.  We'll feature excerpts from the film Amandla! (which means 'Power' in Zulu), the voice of Mandela and a live interview with Portland's own Mic Crenshaw, who recently spent time in South Africa collaborating with hip hop artists there.

We will offer tickets to KBOO's flim showing of Amandla! at the Clinton Street Theater on Tuesday February 11th to people who call in during this special to support KBOO's membership drive - 877-500-KBOO.

History and Culture of Willamette Falls, once a major Native fishery and cultural center.

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Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Roland talks with three guests about the past, present and future of a special place.

Join host Paul Roland as he speaks by phone with David Lewis, Tribal Historian, Museum Coordinator and cultural liaison of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Chairman of the Oregon Heritage Commission; and in studio with Spider Moccasin, musician and Warms Springs tribal member (Wasco); and Roxandra Pennington, Events Coordinator of the Museum of the Oregon Territories. On Saturday, the Museum of the Oregon Territory presents "Willamette Falls: Where the Future Began," a day of new exhibits, crafts, music arts and cultural history in Oregon City. 

"Keep Alive the Dream" 2014

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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00am - 6:30pm
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29th Annual Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This annual event, a production of World Arts Foundation, Inc., is broadcast live from Anthem Convention Center at 3300 NE 172nd Place, in its entirety on KBOO.

For more about World Arts Foundation, see http://www.worldartspdx.org.

Filmmaker Penny Allen on her film "Late for My Mother's Funeral" and North Africa and Europe

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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"

Joe Uris speaks with filmmaker and former Portlander, Penny Allen, about her latest film, "Late to My Mother's Funeral," and about European and North African politics.

Eva Bartlett: Gaza in Crisis

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Eva Bartlett speaks on the situation in the Gaza Strip
Eva Bartlett will be speaking in Portland this Thursday at 5 pm, at the Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR on the reality of life in Gaza, including the dangers posed to fishers, farmers (and anyone in the border regions), the numerous and layered aspects of the blockade on Gaza, and the various Israeli wars waged upon the Palestinians of Gaza. She'll join us live on Wednesday morning at 9 for a preview of her Portland talk.

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
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A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work the presented as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on November 14th. 

The panel featured four members of the original Mountain Moving Cafe collective: Ellen Goldberg, Andy Clark, Kiera O'Hara, Peter Thacker. . (Pictured above)

Mountain Moving Cafe was a beloved institution in ‘70s Portland.  A discussion of how it worked was an opportunity to talk about what it takes to make a collective work.
        

LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion
LGBTQ Activism History in Portland  

A Panel of Outstanding Long-Term LGBTQ  (Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer) Activists who spoke as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on October 24th.

(Panelists Steve Fulmer, Susie Shepherd, Cliff Jones, Pat Young are pictured above.)

John Trudell: Descendant Now Ancestor

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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
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A 1997 talk by Native American poet John Trudell
Native American poet, activist and musician John Trudell breaks down the history of colonization of the spirit in this archive speech entitled 'DNA: Descendant Now Ancestor'

Thom Hartmann speaking at Powell's Books on 'The Crash of 2016'

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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
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This talk was given on November 22nd, 2013
Thom Hartmann spoke at Powells Books on Friday November 27th about his book The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It

KBOO is happy to be able to air the talk in its entirety.

About the book (from the publisher):

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Robert King: Angola 3

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Thu, 04/23/2009

The Case of the Angola 3

Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

Angola 3Herman Wallace & Albert Woodfox, who spent nearly 36 years in solitary and are still serving life sentences in Angola for the alleged murder of Brent Miller, a white correctional officer, in 1972; and Robert Wilkerson, who like Herman and Albert, was targeted for his activism, and then freed in 2001 after 29 years in solitary.

Helen Woodson 61-year-old peace activist sentenced to fifty one months

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Thu, 04/23/2009

 

Nov. 25, 2004 The Kansas City Star: MARK MORRIS  

"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."

"Helen Woodson previously served 20 years in federal prison for a 1984 incident in which she and three others used a jackhammer to chip the concrete cover of a nuclear missile silo."

"Three days after her 1993 release from prison in the Whiteman silo protest, Woodson walked into an Illinois bank and used an unloaded! starter pistol to get $25,000 from a teller."

"According to press reports, she piled the money on the floor, burned it and told witnesses: “Money is evil. You don't believe in God; you only worship money.”

 
 
 

Alvaro Luna Hernandez

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery  When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.

Later after the trial decision, without identifying themselves, police began shooting indiscriminately at the house, cars parked in front and at the public streetlights.  At a new trial, witnesses explained, that the police shooting resembled a "war zone."  Alvaro returned fire in self-defense and never shot or injured anyone.  Alvaro dialed 911 (emergency) and notified other officials that police were firing at him and others would not allow them to surrender.

Alvaro was convicted of "threatening" the sheriff, but acquitted on the charge of shooting Sgt. Hines on June 29, 1997.  He received a 50-year sentence. His case is currently on appeal.

 

Oak's Rose. The story behind Ethan's 3rd LP.

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Sun, 03/15/2009

From a PICA Press Release...  Oaks is acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose’s third full-length, following on the 2006 release Ceiling Songs and the 2007 release, Spinning Pieces. Ethan’s music was also featured in Gus Van Sant’s latest film, Paranoid Park. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: “Over the past year I’ve been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that is located there. The organ dates from the 1920s and was originally housed in the Broadway Theater in downtown Portland where it was used to accompany silent films. It is currently played and maintained by Keith Fortune who has been involved with the organ and the rink for the past fifteen years. I’ve had the privilege of assisting Keith with organ repairs, which has deepened my appreciation of the instrument. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretation that I have brought to my previous works.” 

Ethan Rose’s work reflects his interests in old technologies, new sounds, and the restless exploration of musical form. Over the past ten years he has released recordings, scored films, performed internationally, created sound installations, and worked with a variety of collaborators. Drawing from his interests in musique concrete, chance operations and American minimalism, Ethan creates shifting sound environments that merge the old with the new.  His music is electronic in nature but maintains an organic quality because of his exclusive use of acoustic sound sources. Much of his recent work has centered around instruments from eras long past, including music boxes, player pianos, and carillons. However, he is interested in pulling new sounds and ideas out of these antiquated devices rather than treating them with a sense of preservation. By bringing a carefully detailed sense of arrangement to his music, Ethan’s pieces transport the close listener to a warm and unusual place.

Ramona Africa Speaking in Portland

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Thu, 03/12/2009

An Interview with Political Prisoner, Bill Dunne

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Alvaro Luna Hermandez

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Ashanti Alston

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Thu, 03/12/2009

an interview with Ashanti Alston, co-chair of the Jericho movement, which works to free all political prisoners in the USA.

David Korten: Agenda for a New Economy--Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth

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Wed, 01/28/2009

Host Stephanie Potter interviews David C. Korten about his new book "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth: Why Wall Street Can't Be Fixed and How to Replace It."    Korten identifies the deep sources of the current economic crisis: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth.

Inauguration Day: Obama's Chicago Roots

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Mon, 01/19/2009

S.W. Conser asks Chicago political consultant Don Rose what listeners can expect from the new Obama administration.  Chicago's rich mix of rough-and-tumble precinct politics, racial and ethnic ferment, and grassroots activism on urban and human rights issues has deeply influenced Obama's political career to date.  A longtime champion of progressive causes and candidates, Rose mentored Obama's chief campaign strategist (now senior advisor) David Axelrod, and has butted heads with chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

 

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