Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Positively Revolting 03-18-11 Rebecca Griffin of Peace Action West

program date: 
Fri, 03/18/2011

Guest Rebecca Griffin from Peace Action West, about ending the horrifying wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and stopping any NEW WARS about to spring up. 

Also, info about the Portland Peace Rally of March 19, 2011.

52:30 minutes (48.08 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-17-11 A new look at Oregon's Measure 11 and its impacts

program date: 
Thu, 03/17/2011

Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.

57:02 minutes (52.22 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/15/11

Air date: 
Tue, 03/15/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Will Seaman joins Abe and Joe to discuss the upcoming March 19 peace march and rally.

Sometimes lost amid the background noise of the American political and social landscape is the fact that we're still at war. Nearly 10 years on, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reaped a grim harvest of blood and treasure. Is there a way out? How long will U.S forces remain? Does the violence and unrest spreading through North Africa and the Middle East threaten to draw us in elsewhere? Is it still worth our time to resist? In advance of Saturday's big anti-war rally and march, activist Will Seaman visits the show to tackle these compelling questions and more.

More Talk Radio on 03/14/11

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 03/14/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Civil rights at home and abroad and the 8th anniversary of war in Iraq

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with activists Wael Elasady of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights and Curt Bell about civil rights at home and abroad as we approach the 8th anniversary of war in Iraq and over nine years in Afghanistan. They'll also discuss the Peace Rally and March Marking Eighth Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq on Saturday, March 19, 2011. 

Curt Bell is is a retired scientist from OHSU and a member of the Peace Action Committee at the First Unitarian Church in Portland.  He’s been involved in most of the large-scale peace mobilizations for the last ten years and is active on a variety of social justice and peace campaigns here in Portland.

Marriage Equality as Neoliberal Project

program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Denise and Yasmin connect the struggle for LBGT rights with struggles against privatization and criticize how marriage equality obfuscates the fact that essential services like healthcare are not available to all, or in the case of education are under attack.

Yasmin Nair is a writer and activist in Chicago. Her work focuses on queer activism and struggles. She also writes for Against Equality, an online archive, publishing, and arts collecive dedicated to challenging the rhetoric and politics of inclusion.

13:07 minutes (12.01 MB)

Neoliberalism and the War on Women

program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Frann Michel reviews recent attacks on reproductive rights considers how "the neoconservative movement to enforce gender conformity and women's subordination dovetails with the neoliberal agenda of cutting social programs." The full-text version with media-links can be found HERE.

6:42 minutes (6.14 MB)
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