Civil Liberties

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/29/12

Air date: 
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe ponder the recent preponderance of religious misbehavior.

Some three centuries into the Age of Reason, there still seem to be an inordinate number of public clashes between the secular and the sacred. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is using the two-week runup to the 4th of July to stage something called the "Fortnight for Freedom," a nationwide campaign aimed at ensuring that the Catholic Church (and other institutions) can continue to exercise their religious liberty by denying their employees access to contraception and abortion.

Obama's Change Of Heart & How Marriage Equality Re-Affirms The Status Quo

program date: 
Mon, 05/28/2012

 Well-read Red, Denise Morris, challenges the way that marriage (not to mention participation in the military) has become the center-piece of the LGBT movement and what it means for how we think of equality for all groups. She argues that whether proponents of gay marriage like it or not the significance of gay marriage for politicians like Obama, who recently had "a change of heart" about gay marriage, is tied shoring up the efficacy of marriage as a political institution.

8:45 minutes (8.01 MB)

Prison Pipeline 5/14/12 w/ Host Patty Katz

Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 05/14/2012

Patty Katz speaks with formerly incarcerated people, Micheal and Donny, about their work to help others transition back to their communities

14:29 minutes (33.15 MB)

Bread and Roses on 05/25/12

Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
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
program date: 
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

Air date: 
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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
program date: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
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)
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