Civil Liberties

Well Read Red: animal resistance

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Frann comments on a number of animal attacks that demonstrate a form of resistance to abuse and exploitation. She then focuses making a case against Thaddeus Russell's dismissive review of a book about such acts of animal resistance.

7:53 minutes (7.22 MB)

War on Drugs: failures, misconceptions and alternatives.

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Bill and Sanho talk about the reasons why the war on drugs has failed to curb abuse while defying empirical evidence about usage. More importantly, Sanho points out, the Drug Warriors fails to grasp why some people use drugs and why most others don't: the lack of means to lead a purposeful life, which Sanho believes would be the greatest deterant to drug abuse.

Sanho Tree is director of the Drug Policy Project, which works to end the domestic and international “War on Drugs” and replace it with policies that promote public health and safety, as well as economic alternatives to the prohibition drug economy.

18:57 minutes (17.35 MB)

Jamaica Nice on 06/02/11

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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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GIL SCOTT HERON / LISTEN TO THIS BROTHER !!

R.I.P. *GIL SCOTT HERON*

WE WILL DEFINITELY MISS OUR *HALF JAMAICAN * BROTHER///  LISTEN WITH US AS WE CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING BROTHER'S BODY OF WORK,  AND MOST DEFINITELY, HIS CARIBBEAN BLOOD AND STYLIE.

Muslim-American activists discuss Osama Bin Laden's death

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/06/2011

Last month, President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden to the world. Sarika Mehta spoke with Afifa Ahmed Shafi and Muna Abshir Muhamud, two Muslim-American community members, on their thoughts surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, the past decade of Islamophobia and their thoughts on a "post-Bin-Laden" world.

17:13 minutes (15.76 MB)

More Talk Radio on 05/30/11

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Rights of The Earth; Guest Cormac Cullinan,author of Wild Law

Maybe You’ve heard about it, The movement to establish the Rights of Mother Earth. Are you on board with it or do you wonder what the heck it really means?

Either way, I’ve got the show for you. This coming Monday morning . I’m Linda Olson-Osterlund and my guest will be author of  Wild Law, Cormac Cullinan. We invite you to call in and Give a voice to you comments questions. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/30/11

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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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The Freedom Rides 50th Anniversary

Both Air Cascadia and Locus Focus are off for the holiday.

Instead we'll hear a special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides that began in May of 1961. This program features the 1961 interview with James Farmer, co-founder of the Congress On Racial Equality C.O.R.E. and Mathew Jones a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

Political Perspectives on 06/01/11

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Supreme Court California Prison Ruling

Carlos Chavez interviews Ed Mead, director of Prison Focus Magazine. They discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling on California Prisons. On Monday May 23rd the Supreme Court ordered the state of California to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to correct deadly lapses in medical care. Justice Anthony Kennedy said that, "the state had little choice but to reduce its inmate population because of squalid conditions of the prison system, which violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment."

More Information:
www.prisons.org

WikiLeaks & Guantanamo; What Can We Learn?

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 05/26/2011

Guest: Andy Worthington; WikiLeaks media partner and author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories Of The 774 Detainee's Locked In America's Illegal Prison.
On April 24th WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of classified military documents from Guantanamo. What can we learn from them and what difference do they make in the fight to close the prison? Listen to hear Andy Worthington talk about these documents he helped release.

30:15 minutes (27.69 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/26/11

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Community Spotlight: BaseRoots Theatre Company and VOX

TONIGHT is a special Community Spotlight featuring our friends from BaseRoots Theatre Company, Bobby Bermea & Anya Pearson and from VOX, Eric Hull.

Hear them share their experiences during the collaboration of "My Soul Grown Deep", premiering tonight at 7 pm!

Artistic Director, Bobby Bermea, describes the performance event well:

Will Oregon be first to end prohibition of cannabis?

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 05/25/2011

 Host Stephanie Potter speaks Paul Stanford and Jennifer Alexander who are working to put the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 on the November, 2012 ballot. If passed this initiative would legalize the purchase of marijuana (through state licensed stores), license Oregon farmers to grow marijuana for state-licensed stores, and permit adults to grow their own. The act would also allow unlicensed Oregon farmers to grow cannabis hemp for fuel, fiber and food.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)
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