2011, a year in review..... Ani and Lyn review the last seven days. We think it's been a weird, and busy, first week of the year. What's taken your attention this week? Our discussion of topics included, but was not limited to:
It's lawmakers and lawmen! First, Dave & Jo Anne talked with State Senator Jackie Dingfelder about the challenges facing the legislature and governor. Then they took a look at Police Chief Mike Reese's comments on the rash of recent officer-involved shoots. As always, listeners called in and shared their views.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.
On Positively Revolting this Friday 12/31, Lyn will be in with guest host Theresa Mitchell.
Lyn will talk about the astrological forecast for 2011; and Lyn and Theresa will delve into 2011: A Brave New Dystopia, a brave new op-ed piece by Chris Hedges. What novel are we in "1984" or "Brave New World"?
Albert Einstein wrote "Why Socialism?" for the first issue of Monthly Review. In it he considers the possibility revealed by anthropological science for many different forms of social organization, and way socialism answers the crises of our time.
Bill talks with Joseph Torres about net neutrality, which as Joseph puts it is about making sure any internet user can access any content or application of their choice online. Joseph describes the way that net neutrality kills innovative competition, allows for a subtle form of censorship and, in monetizing the internet, ignores the successful models employed elsewhere in the world that preserve it as a public good.