Our families: A look at Oregon's LGBT communities of color
LGBT people of color in Oregon face the challenge of overcoming discrimination for their sexual identity and the color of their skin. As former state senator Avel Gordley observed about her son: "This can be a hostile walk in the Portland community just being black and male, so to be black and male and gay adds to the fear I've felt sometimes for his safety..."
Prison Pipeline's John Thiemeyer interviews two veterans, Dr. Bud Brown and Mike Hasty about 'vets and the criminal justice system', The Bunker Project, and the workshop they did on this subject for the Vets for Peace Conference in August at PSU.
Which US military force carried out the infamous night raids in Afghanistan? It flies more Drones than any other force and has captured, interrogated and imprisoned over a thousand alleged “terrorists”. Recently it carried out the targeted assasinations of American Citizens in Yemen. You might guess the CIA but you’d be wrong. It is the JSOC, the President's personal sword. Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund, and her returning guest William Arkin, author of Top Secret America:. The Rise of the New American Security State. He shines a light on this shadowy organization playing a pivotal role internationally.
Host Theresa Mitchell takes on the rumors and accusations about Occupy Portland pointing the finger right back at the system that has created the problems represented by street people with mental health issues.She takes on the media that has worked hard to stir up fears of violence.
Dispatches from the War on Sex: Mississippi's 'personhood' initiative
Voters in Mississippi will decide tomorrow on a 'personhood' initiative which, if passed, would confer legal personhood upon a fertilized ovum. This would of course render abortion illegal, and any other act that interfered with said ovum's development -- like, say, a miscarriage, or the use of certain kinds of birth control -- could be considered negligent homicide or even murder.
Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker talk about the right of assembly and how it comes into play for the Occupy movement. They consider the role of elected leaders to make discretionary calls in managing assemblies and the importance of protecting First Amendment rights, but also the potential limits on the place, time and manner of people's assemblies.