Economic imperialism

Colombia - La Lucha Sigue

program date: 
Wed, 01/04/2012

On October 12th, 2011, Congress passed the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.  The fight against the FTA, by trade unionists, small farmers, Indigenous communities, Afro-Colombians, and human rights activists was lost after 5 years, but the struggle continues. 

On this program, we speak with Carlos Cruz, from Witness for Peace in Colombia.

www.witnessforpeace.org/

54:56 minutes (50.3 MB)

African People's Socialist Party - 40 Years of Resistance

program date: 
Wed, 01/18/2012

This year, marks the 40th anniversary of the African People's Socialist Party - USA.  The Party's National Plenary will be held from February 18th-21st in St. Petersburg Florida at the Uhuru House.

www.asiuhuru.org/ontheground/apsp-usa/plenary2012/index.shtml

On this program, we talk to Nyabinga Dzimbahwe, of the African People's Socialist Party and Wendy Snyder of the African People's Solidarity Committee.  We also feature a speech by the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela.

58:49 minutes (53.84 MB)

Interview with Youth Film Makers from Outside In about their screening on Jan. 30th.

program date: 
Thu, 01/19/2012

For the second year in a row Outside In's Guerilla Theatre youth have created films about issues that are important to them. Young filmmakers, who have experienced homelessness, participated in an intensive film internship in an effort to inspire and educate their peers and the community.

On this program, we will hear from Nili Yosha, Guerilla Theatre project lead at Outside In, and from Youth filmmakers Cantrelle and Travis.

This years films will show at a free premiere screening hosted by film director Todd Haynes at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, in downtown Portland, on Monday, January 30th.

A reception, catered by Voodoo donuts, begins at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7pm.

27:01 minutes (24.73 MB)

Radiozine on 01/20/12

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:00am - 11:40am
Short Description: 
Thomas Frank, author of PITY THE BILLIONAIRE

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher welcomes journalist Thomas Frank, author of Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/19/12

Air date: 
Thu, 01/19/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Youth Film Makers from Outside In about their screening on Jan. 30th.

For the second year in a row Outside In's Guerilla Theatre youth have created films about issues that are important to them. Young filmmakers, who have experienced homelessness, participated in an intensive film internship in an effort to inspire and educate their peers and the community.

On this program, we will hear from Nili Yosha, Guerilla Theatre project lead at Outside In, and from Youth filmmakers Cantrelle and Travis.

This years films will show at a free premiere screening hosted by film director Todd Haynes at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, in downtown Portland, on Monday, January 30th.

A reception, catered by Voodoo donuts, begins at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7pm.

Presswatch on 12/29/11

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 12/29/2011

The news you're not suppposed to know from 1811, a review of 2011 and listener calls.

56:45 minutes (51.96 MB)

State of the Dream 2012

program date: 
Mon, 01/16/2012
Tom Becker reads the State of the Dream 2012 report from United For a Fair Economy: "The report examines trends across a variety of indicators including income, wealth, education, employment, health and incarceration. It finds that when the U.S. becomes a minority-majority country, the racial economic divide will remain disastrously large and will threaten the stability of the entire economy ... The report proposes policy solutions to significantly reduce the racial divide.
5:50 minutes (4 MB)

Movie Moles: The Iron Lady

program date: 
Mon, 01/16/2012

Movie Moles, Joe Clement and Jan Haaken, talk about the new drama-documentary "The Iron Lady", which looks at the life and political career of Margaret Thatcher (played by Meryl Streep) through her own nostalgic memories. They talk about her status as a powerful women against the backdrop of the women's movement, about her conservative politics and the way the film at best avoids them and at worst normalizes them.

 
15:47 minutes (10.84 MB)

Well-read Red: vulture capitalism and the contradictions of investment

program date: 
Mon, 01/16/2012

Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, reads an excerpt from Gary Weiss' article from Salon on Mitt Romney and vulture-capitalism. The article reviews how Romney's former investment firm bought out companies and destroyed rather than created jobs, while turning a tidy profit, and how Romney's Republican opponents have even cricized him for it (drawing their own criticism for questioning capitalism).

9:04 minutes (6.23 MB)
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