Civil Liberties

Bread and Roses on 05/25/12

Bread and Roses
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Spanish Immersion School Program's funds being cut! Savannah Paz talks about community organizing!

Spanish Immersion School Program's funds are being cut in Portland! Hear from mother and community organizer Savannah Paz about the actions parents are taking to save their children's education on Bread and Roses Friday May 25th at 6pm.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned charter schools. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts. You can hear all about it on your community radio station KBOO!

Bombs, Dollars & Executive Decrees: The U.S. in Yemen

A Deeper Look
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Thu, 05/24/2012

These are the tools the Obama administration is using in Yemen. Are they stabilizing the transition to Democracy or an attempt to stop Yemen's Arab Spring before real democracy can take hold and assure a place for the US Military to expand on the Arab Peninsula? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest, Yemeni American human rights activist Ibraham Qatabi. They discuss the role of the U.S. in Yemen, Al Qaeda on the Arab Penisula and more!

28:48 minutes (26.37 MB)

Positively Revolting on 05/25/12

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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Police infiltration of radical movements-- really? They do that? Listen in for a lively discussion!

Lyn and ani's guest will be Peg Millett, environmental activist, and member of the so-called Arizona Five

In 1989, Peg was arrested with other Earth Firsters in a sting operation, and served three years without parole.

With rumors flying about the resurgence of police / FBI infiltration and entrapment practices to break movements, we thought it is important to look at this piece of very relevant history, and see what lessons can be gained.  

Virginia Prisoners Unite For Hunger Strike

Evening News
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Wed, 05/23/2012

On Tuesday, May 22nd, up to 45 inmates began a hunger strike to protest conditions at Virginia's Red Onion State Prison. They are demanding that prison officials provide medical care, nutritional food, and access to complaint and greivance forms. The Human Rights Watch issued a report in 1999, only a year after the Super-Max prison opened, claiming the facility failed to embrace laws protecting inmates from abusive or cruel treatment.

KBOO's Zeke Harrington spoke with John Mac Gaskin, a former inmate of Red Onion State Prison who now works with Solidarity With Virginia Prison Hunger Strikes.

5:36 minutes (5.13 MB)

Political Perspectives on 05/23/12

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Wed, 05/23/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michelle Alexander on "The Criminal Injustice System"

Michelle Alexander on the "Criminal Injustice System"

Alexander says California has led the way in building a system that turns back the clock on racial progress in the United States. She says we must insist on a moral revolution that will undo the present system of mass incarceration.

She spoke on May 10th at Dominguez Hills, California. This lecture was recorded and produced by Global Voices for Justice.

Michelle Alexander is a professor at Ohio State University. She holds a joint appointment with the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Prior to joining the OSU faculty, she was a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, where she served as Director of the Civil Rights Clinic.

NATO rolls in to Chicago to fine-tune the machine. Thousands turn out to greet them.

program date: 
Tue, 05/22/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris


Flowers in bloom, sunshine on the lake, NATO summits, bloody clashesbetween police and demonstrators. Ah, springtime in Chicago.

56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/22/12

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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NATO rolls in to Chicago to fine-tune the machine. Thousands turn out to greet them.

Flowers in bloom, sunshine on the lake, NATO summits, bloody clashes between police and demonstrators. Ah, springtime in Chicago.

Abe and Joe look at the latest outburst against globalization and militarism, and ponder a question: If a massive protest falls in the woods and no one is there to cover it, does it make a sound?

Prison Pipeline 5/7/12 w/ Merilee Schillinger hosted by Peter Pincetl

Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 05/07/2012

Host Peter Pincetl talks with Merilee Schillinger about her involvement in the Rising Star Toastmaster's and their work with Coffee Creek.

27:15 minutes (62.35 MB)

Religious Discrimination in the NDAA

Evening News
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Fri, 05/18/2012

A national secular group is urging the U.S. Senate to keep religious based discrimination out of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.

Today, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed the annual defense spending bill for the 2013 fiscal year.

3:29 minutes (3.19 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Beyond Veganism: Food Justice and Racism in the food industry

Everyone should have the right to choose foods they want to eat, especially foods that are healthier for them and that meet some of their ethical beliefs. Communities of color and low-income communities often have difficulty accessing healthier foods when compared to higher income areas.

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