Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/17/11

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Tue, 05/17/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Curiouser and curiouser ...

It might seem hard to believe, but the kabuki theater that passes for the American political discourse has been even stranger of late than it usually is. Abe and Joe survey the absurd state of the empire, while Joe shares a laundry list of important upcoming events.

Plus, a rare moment of homegrown political pride: Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden sticks it to the oil executives.

Voices from the Edge 05-12-11 Richard Wolff

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Thu, 05/12/2011

Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza speak with professor and author Richard Wolff.

36:26 minutes (33.36 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/12/11

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Threats of Business and the Business of Threats

Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza speak with professor and author Richard Wolff.

Political Perspectives on 05/11/11

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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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Noam Chomsky speaks on "Global Hegemony: The Facts, The Images"

Noam Chomsky speaks on "Global Hegemony: The Facts, The Images."

Noted intellectual and author Noam Chomsky spoke about the current state of the economy, the assault on social welfare programs, and the prospects for resistance and hope in the years to come. He spoke at the University of Oregon in Eugene on April 20th.

Recorded by Will Seaman of KBOO and pdxjustice.org

A Common Sense Alternative to the Columbia River Crossing

program date: 
Tue, 05/10/2011

Hosted by Joe Uris, with Abe Proctor in absentia.

It's the spring membership drive! Joe discusses the latest iteration in the long-running debate on a new bridge over the Columbia River. But really, it's all about the ducats. C'mon, now. If you're not yet a member of KBOO, now is the time. Do you want to give your money to the shows you love, or to the advertisers you hear everywhere else? You know what to do.

 

56:52 minutes (26.04 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/10/11

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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hey! Become a member of KBOO! Yeah, you!

 It's the spring membership drive! Abe and Joe discuss the latest iteration in the long-running debate on a new bridge over the Columbia River. But really, it's all about the ducats. C'mon, now. If you're not yet a member of KBOO, now is the time. Do you want to give your money to the shows you love, or to the advertisers you hear everywhere else? You know what to do.

Afrocolombians and the Free Trade Agreement

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

Marino Córdoba, an Afrocolombian activist displaced from his hometown and now in exile in the U.S., talks about the situation of Afrocolombian and indigenous communities in the shadow of free trade.

5:26 minutes (4.98 MB)

Colombian Unionist Speaks Out Against the Free Trade Agreement

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

Gerardo Cajamarca, of the Colombian union Sinaltrainal, talks about the proposed free trade agreement.  This is an edited translation of the interview in Spanish also posted here.

8:24 minutes (7.69 MB)

Free Trade and the Political Economy of Illicit Drugs

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses free trade and the political economy of illicit drugs.

7:06 minutes (6.5 MB)

Political Perspectives on 05/18/11

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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Repression and Resistence in Honduras

Host Carlos Chavez interviews Dana Frank, professor of history at the University of California at Santa Cruz specializing in Honduras. She recently wrote a piece for the Nation titled “Open Season on Teachers in Honduras,” which states: “In Honduras, it’s come to this: when 90 percent of the city’s 68,000 public schoolteachers went out on strike in March to protest the privatization of the entire public school system, the government tear-gassed their demonstrations for almost three solid weeks, then suspended 305 teachers for two to six months as punishment for demonstrating, and then, when negotiations broke down, threatened to suspend another 5,000 public schoolteachers.

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