This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talked with Wray Harris, president of Iraq Veterans Against the War (Oregon) about who is paying the real cost of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Bernie Sanders: INTERNATIONAL TRADE, TRADE DEFICIT & JOB LOSSES
The Best of Senator Bernie Sanders' Senate Filibuster
Part FOUR: After devoting time to the $13.7 trillion national debt and our deficit which is $1.4 trillion, Sanders turns to our trade deficit. He says: In 2008 the trade deficit was nearly 700 billion - last year our deficit with China alone was almost 227 billion - we urgently need trade reform.
In the wake of the US Helecopter gunship killing of nine Afghan boys gathering wood protests have erupted in their village of Nanglam and in the capital Kabul. Protesters carried signs saying " Death, death to America". The real cost of the U.S. war on Afghanistan is incalculable according to peace activist Kathy Kelly. Even corrupt Afghan President Karzai called the American apology “not enough”. Tune in for the human cost of the War in Afghanistan.
Digital Divide interviews with Philip N. Howard and Alan AtKisson
Dave DeAngelis speaks with sustainability expert Alan AtKisson about how we can accelerate innovation to support sustainability goals. Alan will be speaking on Monday, March 14th as part of the Illahee lecture series. The title of his lecture is “Accelerating Innovation.” Go to http://kboo.fm/illahee for more information.
And we'll hear an interview with Philip N. Howard on The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. Rabia Yeaman speaks with Philip N. Howard, an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington about his new book, THE DIGITAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY: Information Technology and Political Islam. (This program originally aired, Wednesday, February 16th)
Dr.Vandana Shiva, India’s preeminent environmentalist, eco feminist, author, and winner of the Wright Lively Award, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund for an International Women’s Day Special. She will talk about The Universal Rights of Mother Earth, Gaia, and the struggles of indigenous peoples to stay on the land. Founder of Navdanya, an organization and movement.
Van Jones, environmental advocate, civil rights activist, and attorney, is a co-founder of three non-profit organizations. In 1996, he founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights which works for alternatives to violence. In 2005, he co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group for African Americans.
Denise and Yasmin connect the struggle for LBGT rights with struggles against privatization and criticize how marriage equality obfuscates the fact that essential services like healthcare are not available to all, or in the case of education are under attack.
Yasmin Nair is a writer and activist in Chicago. Her work focuses on queer activism and struggles. She also writes for Against Equality, an online archive, publishing, and arts collecive dedicated to challenging the rhetoric and politics of inclusion.