This morning on Locus Focus, guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.
Abe takes a look at the breaking story of the Bush-era "surveillance program" that Cheney ordered the CIA to keep secret from Congress. That would be Vice-president Cheney, who has Constitutional authority over exactly nothing. Also, Jerry Flanagan returns with an update on the health care bill making its way through Congress.
For more than 40 years, the Cuban people have faced an economic, commercial and financial blockade by the government of the United States of America.
Cubans say this is one of the most cruel, inhuman and prolonged policies of hostility endured by any people in the history of human civilization.
Throughout these last 44 years, a total of 10 different U.S. administrations have reinforced and expanded the complex system of laws and measures that make up the blockade established by the U.S. government against the people of Cuba.
Theresa Mitchell discusses the financial crisis with Les Leopold, author of The Looting of America. Call in with questions and comments at 503-231-8187.
The Looting of America
How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? Housing? Greed? Dumb politicians? What can Main Street do about it?
What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week.
What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week. Abe takes a brief look at the many pots quickly coming to a boil, including the health care debate, outbursts of wingnuttery, and the junior senator from Minnesota.
Dave Sweeney is one of the key voices in Australia educating people about the environmental and public health dangers of uranium mining. Sweeney works with the Australian Conservation Foundation, a 40 year old organisation that liases with the community, business and government to protect and sustain our environment.
In this interview with Dr Caldicott, Sweeney talks about the plans that are underway for a massive expansion of the uranium industry in Australia.
An Interview with Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky
Host, Linda Olson–Osterlund, is joined by the irreverent authors of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture. Author Carrie McLaren founded the cult magazine Stay Free! In 1993 and is a regular blogger on the topic of advertising and media. Co-author Jason Torchinsky is a writer and illustrator out of Las Angeles.
What is the impact of advertising on American culture and poitics. Find out how the television show CSI has affected Jury selection and what advertising strategies and dog training have in common.
Host Theresa Mitchell with the "News You're not Supposed to Know." The ultra rich continue to hold a stunningly disproportionate share of the world's wealth--and guess what? They don't want to share. And our government is reluctant to inconvenience them. So government continues to neglect health, global climate crisis, etc. Also, new worries on swine flu. Check out topic sources at Theresa's blog: http://theresaspresswatch.blogspot.com/