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In Context War Report

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Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Cuba, Ukraine, ISIS and the Christmas truce
In this edition of the In Context War Report, we analyze the U.S. restoration of relations with Cuba in terms of the global conflict with Russia. Also, we present an update on the war in the Ukraine and on ISIS and we remember the Christmas Truce of World War I. Marchand MacDermotRoe, military affairs commentator
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The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT.

Christmas with the Enemy

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Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How some soldiers in WWI laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas with each other
Humanity at its best amidst the brutality of war.

The hundredth anniversary telling of the hectic rush into WWI, and the horrors unleashed. The men thought they'd be home by Christmas to tell of the excitement over a glass by the fireside. German High Command promised a "fresh and cheerful war." But by Christmas a million soldiers lay dead, with no end it sight. In defiance of commanding officers, and at risk of their lives, the soldiers lay down their guns and climbed out of their trenches armed with wine, food and cigarettes, to greet the others, exchange gifts, and agree to a ceasefire.

They ate, they sang, their played together. They brought in the wounded and buried the dead, often with men of both armies working as one.

Overcriminalized

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes?
In this special segement, we'll explore the film series 'Overcriminalized', which looks at Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes? Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?

In addition, we'll speak with long time homeless activist Paul Boden, co-author of the new book 'House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.' The book reflects on 30-years of community organizing, the role of artwork and the effects on SF city homelessness policy and programs.

Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015

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Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:30am
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Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015
Theresa Mitchell hosts a Membership Drive Talk Radio and Presswatch special. From 8-9AM she'll speak with Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored/Media Freedom foundation, about Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People, featuring the top 25 most censored stories of 2013-2014. 

Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization
A Teach- In on Why Technology Will Not Save the World. 45 Scholars, Authors & Activists over two days provide an analysis on why immediate change is required in our thinking, behavior, values and economies, before Nature and human society are terminated. 

We hear moderator Ralph White, NY Open Center, and four speakers: Jerry Mander, IFG: Questions We Should Have Asked About Technology (pictured above); Richard Heinberg, (below left) Post Carbon Institute: "The Party's Over,'
Anuradha Mittal(India), (below center) Oakland Institute: "Stealing Nature" 
Andrew Kimbrell, ICTA (below right): "The End of Market Capitalism"

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

Continuation of Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict

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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict: interviews with Marsha Coleman-Adebayo of  the Washington-based Hands Up CoalitionDC, which is organizing a series of protests in Washington, D.C. , Portland activist Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland, and Reverend Alvin Herring of the PICO National Network.

Don't Shoot Portland meets for a training tonight, Nov. 25th, at 5:30PM at Bethel A.M.E. Church of Portland at 5828 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97211, (503) 288-5429. 

The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform and a coalition of other groups is sponsoring a rally today:

Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg

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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg

Disability Awareness was off today. Instead we heard a program from Peace Talks Radio: The Series on Peacemaking and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.

Save the Good Old Houses: The 1989 Struggle in NW Portland

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Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Live panel discussion - broadcast live on KBOO!
KBOO will Broadcast this event LIVE!!!

From Eastmoreland, to Kenton, to Ladd’s Addition, to Northwest Portland, Portlanders are fighting to save good old houses and maintain the character of their neighborhoods–the City of Portland has called it a “demolition uproar.” Others call it a demolition epidemic.

As neighbors a

Veterans' Journeys Back to Vietnam

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Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Peace Talk Radio
On this edition of Peace Talks Radio (for Veterans Day week), stories about former enemies in war, reconciling between each other to achieve peace within themselves and, they hope, delivering a message about the futility of war. We talk with Dr. Edward Tick first, psychologist and author of book "War and the Soul" and founder of Soldier's Heart, an organization that promotes innovative approaches to healing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) -among them sponsoring trips for US citizens, veterans and non-vets, back to Vietnam where the US was involved in bloody war for over a decade in the 1960's and early 70's. We also hear from 2 American soldiers, Al Plapp and Tommy Laughlin, who made such a trip back to Vietnam. Carol Boss hosts.

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Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice: Jo Ann Bowman

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Jo Ann Bowman spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.  She participated in the plenary session, "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice."  Bowman is the Executive Director of Oregon Action, President of Coalition for a Livable Future, a Public Affairs Program radio host, and a former member of the Oregon State House of Representatives.  She is President of Bowman Consulting SErvices and is also a Social Justice Training Professional.

Three Powerful Women: Colonel Ann Wright

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Col. Ann Wright is the co-author of "Dissent:Voices of Conscience". A retired 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves, she resigned from the Department of State ion March 19, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war.  Wright was a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, MIcronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. 

Wright participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," of the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.

Andy Worthington, An Update on Guantanamo

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Andy Worthington the author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison hosted by Linda Olson-Osterlund gives an update on Guantanamo. Who's still there and what is happening to them now. They also talk about the important role of the prisoners, lawyers, civil liberty activists and independant media in bringing this story to light.

For more from Andy Worthington go to andyworthington.co.uk

 

Interview with Stephen Soldz, psychoanalyst on the role of Psychologists in Torture

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Stephen Soldz is a psychoanalyst, psychologist and faculty member at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychlogy and organization leading the struggle to change the American Psychological Association policy on participation in abusive interrorgations. He discusses with host Linda Olson-Osterlund the role psychologists have played in the use of torture  by the U.S. Military and Intelligence agencies and the current struggle inside the American Psychological Association to end this role.

You can visit his blog Psyche, Science, and Society and at the web site Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice

Interview with Eric Lichtblau author of Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Eric Lichtblau is the Justice Department beat writer for the New York Times newspaper. He and his partner in writing, Jim Risen were the recipients of the 2006 Pullitzer Prize fpr national reporting for their story that revealed the secret, warrantless  wiretapping program of the National Security Agency. He talks about the Bush Administrations secret actions to rewrite or circumvent Civil Liberty protections  most Americans consider the bedrock of our freedom.

His compelling and important book is Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

Welcoming Plenary: Peace and Justice Studies Conference

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Speakers from the Opening Plenary of the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference: Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa, John LaForge, Kathy Kelly

Interview with Jane Mayer author of The Dark Side Interview with Jane Mayer author of The Dark Side

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Wed, 09/03/2008

 Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Jane Mayer about her new book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. The book reveals how a small group of extremists inside the White House  the Pentagon and the CIA took over America's policy on prisoners and their treatment following 911.It documents how rendition and torture became standard procedure throughout  CIA "black sites", at Guantanamo and US military prisons abroad.

Interview: Andy Worthington on the Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

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Wed, 08/13/2008

    Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII.  More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/

Interview: Andrew Pappone and Attorney Tom Nelson on IDS & FBI Harrassment

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Wed, 07/30/2008

Reed Graduate,  Andrew Pappone and his attorney Tom Nelson discuss his detention by the Israeli Defense Force when he left Palestine following completion of n internship with the Palestine Fair Trade Association.  After he returned to the US he and his family faced harrassment by the FBI prompting him to hire civil rights attorney Tom Nelson.

Population, Climate and Women's Right to Choose

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Tue, 07/29/2008

On the July 30 News and Public Affairs Special on the Climate Crisis, Stephanie Potter looked at how our numbers are affecting the climate crisis, and learned that providing women with the means to determine the size of their families could lead to population stabilzation.  She spoke with Bob Doppelt, Director of the Climate Leadership Initiative at the Univesity of Oregon's Institute for a Sustainable Environment;   Marian Starkey, Communications Director at the Population ConnectionRamona Rex, Population Issues Coordinator for the Sierra Club's  Global Population and Environment Program; and Robert Engelman, Vice-president for Programs at the World Watch Institute and recent author of More: Population, Nature and What Woment Want.

 

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