One month after Portland police officer Ronald Frashour fatally shot Aaron Campbell, the Portland City Council is still struggling with growing community anger over the unarmed man's death. Demonstrations, a high profile visit by Rev. Jesse Jackson - as well as an upcoming March 14 visit by national civil rights activist Rev.
Is the healthcare proposal coming from Obama and the Congress worthy of support or rejection? Does it lay the groundwork for continuing on to real universal healthcare, or does it block the path? Kathleen Stoll, Director of Health Policy at Families USA, lays out the real improvements coming out of DC. A report, "At a Crossroads: Is Health Coverage Ahead for America?" is available here (PDF).
Bill Resnick provides us with an overview of the issues in the Healthcare Debate: the cruel and glaring failures in the current healthcare system, the advantages of singlepayer (Medicare for All), and whether the current proposals from Obama and the Congress are worth supporting in spite of their limitations.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know," and advice on walking away from your mortgage without walking away from your house, info on neo-cons itching to bomb Iran, and an update on H1N1. See more at Theresa's blog: http://www.kboo.org/node/19228
The US incarcerates more people than any country in the world - and 70% are people of color. Do we need better mental health care inside prisons -- or do prisons themselves cause trauma and madness? Psychiatrist and civil lawsuit expert witness Dr.Terry Kupers, author of Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It, discusses overcrowding, racism, sensory deprivation, isolation, and sexual abuse in the disgraceful US prison system.