Brenda Escobar, friend and engineer for Prison Pipeline, presented a report about pregnant women in prison. She talked about the cruel and unusual hardships these women face, as well as some of the legislature that is working on changing the system. (Thank you, Brenda – good job!)
ANNOUNCING A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Someone is needed to help Books for Prisoners. Once every week (or two) about ten boxes of donated books can be picked up in Beaverton and delivered to Books for Prisoners to Alex. For more information, call Alex at 503.740.4375 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who helps out would be doing a really fine thing for the prisoners in Oregon.
Die German Stunde talks about the difficulties of being a progressive Jew in Germany
Die German Stunde — How difficult is it to be a Jew in Germany and be critical of Israel? Host Miriam Widman speaks with a German member of JCall, Europe's answer to the U.S. progressive political group JStreet. Other guests include Toby Axelrod, correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in Berlin and Amy Spitalnick, spokesperson for JStreet.
Live interview and discussion with the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University in New York, Dr. Rashid Khalidi. We'll be talking about the history of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination and statehood.
Dr. Khalidi received his BA from Yale in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993.
The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, Interview; Marjorie Cohn
The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse
That's the title of the new book edited by author Marjorie Cohn. The professor and former President of the National Lawyers Guild, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the history and scope of the United States use of torture. The book is made upf of essays by some of the countries most prestigious Human Rights Activist and experts. Tune in to this important discussion. Can we afford to allow this practice to continue?
Haiti elections and Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts
Flashpoints continues a special series on the recent phony elections in Haiti, with a report from the ground in Port Au Prins, and senior correspondent Kevin Pina in the Studio: Also Catherine Austin Fitts returns with a new edition of Community Business, and a careful look at the Nuts and Bolts of Disaster Capitalism.