Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project.
Healthwatch is off this month.
Instead host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project. Mr. Devine has assisted over 5,000 whistleblowers in defending themselves against retaliation and in making a difference, such as shuttering accident-prone nuclear power plants, checkmating repeated industry ploys to deregulate government meat inspection, and blocking the next generation of the bloated and porous “Star Wars” missile defense systems. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, including "Courage Without Martyrdom" and "The Whistleblower’s Survival Guide", law review articles, and newspaper op-eds, and is a frequent expert commentator on television and radio talk shows.
Open Lines: Callers share what's on their minds about Portland Police and politics.
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Tonight on Circle A Radio we will bring you audio from the sixteenth annual anti racist action network conference. This year, the conference was in Portland, Oregon from July 22 to the 25, 2010. We’ll focus on the Anti Racist Action History Panel, and the panel on Self-Defense, called Prepared, Not Paranoid: Conflict Resolution & Confrontation Management.
Tonight we speak with Author and Activist William Hathaway about his new book Radical Peace. Hathaway joined the special forces to study and write about war. He has since become an accomplished writer and voice of the strong anti-war movement. His most recent book, Radical Peace, is a collection of personal stories from war resisters that encompasses a full spectrum of resistance, from property destruction and deserting to meditation.
Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans in the years before and after Katrina, by Jordan Flaherty. Instead of a traditional book tour, Jordan has helped organize The Community and Resistance Tour, which seeks to communicate about current struggles for justice and liberation. The tour also seeks to connect communities of liberation, and to build relationships between grassroots activists and independent media.
On this show, we speak with Jordan Flaherty, we’ll listen to other audio supporting the The Community and Resistance tour, from Jesse Muhammad, Sunni Patterson, and Mic Crenshaw.
Jan and Mike talk about Mohamed Mohamud, accused of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. They consider the tactics used by the FBI to create the criminal scenario, whether Mohamed was really a sleeping terrorist and how entrapment fators into any of it.
Bill Resnick hosts today's show, which features music selected by our radical musicologist, Brad Duncan. Between songs, we hear another Left and the Law installment about the FBI's role in arresting Mohamed Mohamud for attempting to use a fake bomb they supplied him with. Bill Resnick talks with policy analyst Andrew Fieldhouse about Obama's "tax-deal." Well Read Red, Tom Becker, reads a CounterPunch article about American Exceptionalism. And at the end of the show, Bill talks with Brad about the music featured throughout the show that expresses popular reactions to economic woes.
Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye
Speaking of legislation, the Senate and House have passed versions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. But does the bill grant adequate exemptions to Oregon's many small farmers? We'll discuss the matter with Susan Boyd of Oregon Rural Action in La Grande and Albany farmer Scott Frost, who runs Nature's Fountain.