There is a war.....on the houseless, going on right now in Portland

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015

Host Paul Roland talks about the "homeless sweeps" currently underway by the Portland Police in inner Southeast Portland, in the context of the endless social war. After the opening song by Leonard Cohen, he reads from The Invisible Committee's "To Our Friends" comunique of last year.  http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-invisible-committe-to-our-friends
He then takes calls from the listeners....

To get involved in the campaign against the "sweeps," go to https://www.facebook.com/events/993455123999325/

Leonard Cohen,  54:26 minutes (74.75 MB)

Debt as Art

program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015
Joe Clement talks with Cassie Thornton about her use of debt for the last 7 years as a subject for her art-work. She describes how she's sought to concretize debt, explore debt through hypnotherapeutic visualization exercises with others, and in the end how she's gotten involved with the national Strike Debt movement. 8:26 minutes (7.73 MB)

Richard Rothstein Interview

Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015
Richard Rothstein is a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute.  He has written extensively on the effect of inequitable education on black and minority children in the US.  His latest piece for the EPI, focuses on the complicity of the Federal government in creating policies that supported discrimination of blacks at every level of society in Ferguson, Missouri and how those policies are rampant not only in Ferguson but across the country.  Don Merrill talks with Mr. Rothstein about the period of time when discriminatory policies became embedded in our cities, why blacks have gotten the worst of it and why a data intensive investigation of the problem doesn't equal the political will to solve it.
27:36 minutes (25.28 MB)

Right 2 Survive on 05/13/15

Right 2 Survive
Air date: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Confronting the housing crisis and organizing housing activists to address systemic inequalities

Memorial for homeless man who burned to death in St. Johns

Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/06/2015
In Saint John’s today, around fifty people gathered for a memorial service for a houseless man who was burned to death in April.  Bruce McAdie was apparently trying to warm himself at a McMenamin’s outdoor fire pit late at night on April first when he fell in to the fire.

His family and friends came together with houseless activists to remember Bruce and to call on the city of Saint John’s to take action to address the lack of shelter for houseless men. 5:24 minutes (4.94 MB)
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