Economic imperialism

The D - US Social Forum 2010

program date: 
Wed, 07/21/2010

This June, the US Social Forum took place in Detroit, Michigan.  Circle A Radio brings you audio from this massive convergence of movement elders, social justice activists, and community organizers from all over the United States and the World!

This program features Sophia Bryant of Picture the Homeless, and James Braggs from Project South.

57:19 minutes (52.48 MB)

Left and the Law: Violence, Drugs and Mexico

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Wed, 09/15/2010

 Jan Haaken talks with Mike Snedecker, an appellate lawyer, in another installment of the Left and the Law. Today they discuss violence near the Mexican border and portrayals of this violence in the United States as simply a Mexican problem. Fueling the violence are U.S. foreign policies, like NAFTA, that disenfranchise Mexicans and domestic policies, like the War on Drugs, that really empower the drug-cartels  on both sides of the border.

11:06 minutes (5.09 MB)

Well Read Red: Economic Growth Does Not Mitigate Poverty or Inequality

program date: 
Wed, 09/15/2010

 Well Read Red, Tom Becker, draws on two articles* to connect the ideology of economic growth with growing poverty/unemployment and growing concentration of wealth.

*Dave Lindorf's "Obama's Rose-Colored Glasses: Growth Has Little To Do With Jobs or Reducing Poverty"

*David McGraw's "The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth"

7:04 minutes (3.24 MB)

Decentralized Energy

program date: 
Wed, 09/15/2010

 Bill Resnick talks with Koyla Abramsky about the social forces shaping the development of new energy resources and the direction that collective action vs. corporate interests can take this development.

Kolya is a former secretariat of the World Wind Energy Institute. He is currently a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society in Austria, and is pursuing a PhD in sociology at State University of New York, Binghamton. He also edited a new book: "Sparking A Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-petrol World." 

 

21:21 minutes (9.77 MB)

Promises Made--That Will be Kept

Promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.

When I ran for the KBOO Board in 2000, and recently was voted unanimously to serve on the present KBOO Board, I made promises that I intended and still intend to keep. My platform then in 2000 was the same as the recent one in answering the questions put to me by the KBOO Board.

My motive in coming to KBOO was never programming in terms of my own program. I am a teacher and lecture all over the world and did/do not need a megaphone. I am heartened, however,  by the support that we never solicited, but nonetheless got, from listeners to Mitakuye Oyasin in Russia, Italy, Turkey, Denmark and other countries.

Old Mole Variety Hour September 13th

program date: 
Tue, 09/14/2010

  Tom Becker hosts today's show which looks at  legal complicity in the drug-war, de-centralized energy production, why the rich are faring so well during the crisis, and the new Michael Cera film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." Below are links to individual segments (forthcoming):

1. Bill Resnick talks with Koyla Abramsky about transitioning to a post-petrol world.

2. Movie Moles, Jan Haaken and Wendy Webb, discuss Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

57:58 minutes (26.54 MB)

The Importance of Voting the Mid-Terms - and - How ELSE can we deal with our Current Government Mess?

program date: 
Tue, 09/14/2010

 Hosted by Joe Uris.  Abe Proctor is on Vacation.

Today, Joe offers up to following conundrum:  Mid-Term Elections are Extremely Important, yet they are traditionally some of the least attended.  Why are they so important, and How can we fix that?!?

Barring The Vote, what other tools do We The People have at our disposal to influence Government in a positive manner?

 

55:49 minutes (25.55 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 09/09/2010

program date: 
Thu, 09/09/2010

Dave and Jo Ann look at the flap over the City of Beaverton supporting a Mexican independence celebration and other current local events.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

54:27 minutes (49.85 MB)
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