Today was an historic day on several fronts. Don't Ask, Don't Tell is now officially history. Also, for the first time ever, Out Loud Radio left the cozy confines of KBOO's studios to do a live broadcast from Portland's Q Center. Join host host Rebecca Nay and members of Portland's LGBT community to celebrate the end of the U.S. military's ban on out lesbian, gay, bisexual (and transgender??) servicemembers.
The Shock Decade: Abe and Joe look at the 10 years of post-Sept. 11 chaos and exploitation.
The Shock Doctrine: Author Naomi Klein's explanation of capitalism's use of disasters -- and the numb shock that accompanies them -- to carry out radical "free market" revisions. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Guantanamo to the PATRIOT Act, from Katrina to the financial crisis of 2008, the post-Sept. 11 world has been one big application of the Shock Doctrine. Abe and Joe survey the wreckage.
There is no one better to address these issues than guest Michael Ratner.He is an author, an attorney and the President emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights , (CCR). As president he helped lead the fight to demand due process for the prisoners locked in Guantanamo. Over the past decade the CCR has used lawsuits, lobbying and public education to end the government's use of torture and extraordinary rendition.
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