Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Voices from the Edge on 03/04/10

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Thu, 03/04/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Turning community outrage into real police reform: A conversation with the Albina Ministerial Allian

One month after Portland police officer Ronald Frashour fatally shot Aaron Campbell, the Portland City Council is still struggling with growing community anger over the unarmed man's death. Demonstrations, a high profile visit by Rev. Jesse Jackson - as well as an upcoming March 14 visit by national civil rights activist Rev.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/02/10

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Tue, 03/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe is back!

With Joe back from a stint in a Turkish prison, he and Abe get back to the business of discussing all things political and newsy. In this case, Joe waxes eloquent about why foreign films are so much better than anything produced in the world of American cinema. Except for Animal House, which is a work of enduring genius.

The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law: Interview Jonathan Hafetz

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 02/25/2010

Jonathan Hafetz of The National Security Project of the ACLU joins host Llinda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the new book  he co-edited, The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law. This book has the voices of over a hundred attorneys from all types of practices who volunteered to defend the prisoners at Guantanamo. It is a unique behind the scene view of the prisoners, the camp and the attorneys. And an unblinking expose of the failures of our justice system . Meanwhile, priosners cleared for release continue to be held.

28:21 minutes (25.96 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/25/10

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Thu, 02/25/2010

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme court took another step in the long - and many say misguided - journey to granting corporations personhood under the U.S. Constitution. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a five-member majority of the court increased the ability of corporations to use their wealth to influence our electoral process. Recent polling shows that more than 75 percent of Americans think the ruling further weakens our democratic institutions and the power of people to govern themselves.

55:59 minutes (25.63 MB)

More Talk Radio on 03/01/10

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 03/01/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Stephen Vladeck, Professor at Washington College of Law, American University about "Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court."

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Supreme Court heard a one hour oral argument for Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) to determine whether several key terms in the definition of prohibited material support of terrorism violate the First and Fifth amendments. The case marks the first ever challenge to the Patriot Act at the Supreme Court level and addresses the overbroad scope of the prohibition on "material support" to listed terrorist organizations, which effectively criminalizes peacebuilding programs of U.S. organizations in conflict zones around the world.

Voices from the Edge on 02/25/10

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Thu, 02/25/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Corporate personhood and the campaign to legalize democracy

 

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme court took another step in the long - and many say misguided - journey to granting corporations personhood under the U.S. Constitution. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a five-member majority of the court increased the ability of corporations to use their wealth to influence our electoral process.

Vancuover Olympics and Civil Liberties

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Evening News
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Fri, 02/12/2010

1:34 minutes (1.43 MB)

Chiquita Pleads Guilty to Terrorist Support

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/08/2010

A civil lawsuit recently brought to court in Florida, is holding Chiquita Brands International guilty of terrorism because of their financial support of FARC, also known as Fuerzas (Fwer-sas) Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia.

2:29 minutes (2.28 MB)

Department of Justice's Recent Report on Torture and Other War Crimes

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Tue, 02/23/2010

Hosted by Abe Proctor
Americans don't torture. No, they call it something else. And then they get away with it. 

57:12 minutes (26.18 MB)
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