APA Compass member Elaine Cha hosts a discussion with author and professor Dr. Kēhaulani Kauanui and Native Pacific Islander and activist Angela Robinson. They discuss Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka Bill.
Paul Cienfuegos teaches that corporate rights are at the core of almost every environmental and social justice problem that we face. Corporate power grew immensely toward the end of the 19th century with the dismantling of legal restraints and the redefinition of corporations as "persons." As citizens, can we take back our power from these fictitious corporate "persons?" Cienfuegos says, "Yes!" And he tells of communities that are doing just that by going after illegitimate corporate authority and privilege.
A group of progressive Portland capitalists sit down with Abe to discuss ups and downs of simultaneously doing business and doing honor to the values of sustainability and local sourcing. Joining Abe in studio is Leather Storrs, chef and owner of Noble Rot; and Noah Cable, Aaron Harmon, and Danielle Koppel, owners of Sol Pops, makers of outrageously flavored local and organic popsicles.
In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, many — including economists and financial experts — were shocked by the speed at which events unfolded. In this new book, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff offer a bold analysis of the financial meltdown, how it developed, and the implications for the future.
While President Obama called for sweeping new regulations on the financial sector today, he continues to move forward with free trade agreements begun under the Bush administration.
One of the trade agreements currently in process being considered by the US Congress is the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, although Obama retains ‘fast track’ power to push the trade agreement through at his will.
Larry Burns, the head of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, told KBOO that he sees very little change between Bush and Obama in regards to Colombia and free trade agreements.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robin Hahnel, Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington DC and currently Visiting Professor at PSU working with the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices as well as the Dept. of Economics and Sociology. He has published hundreds of articles, many in academic journals and
many in journals for general audiences. He will discuss the upcoming Town Hall on the Economic Crisis which will be focused in Portland's Cully Neighborhood as well as plans for other community town halls proposed for other economically stressed communities.
Today's Flashpoints features Community Business with financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on what President Obama's new plan means for the American public and J.R. and the Block Report on the indictment of former Oakland police officer Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant, the young, unarmed and restrained man that was shot in the back on a subway platform in Oakland on New Year's Day.