Human rights

Radiozine on 12/27/10

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Take Back the Land

Host Sue Supriano interviews Max Rameau about Take Back the Land, which he founded in 2006. The group initiated a bold campaign that sparked a national movement: they began taking over foreclosed and government-owned homes, and moving homeless families into them. They have successfully moved in over 20 families to date, and many have used the opportunity to save up money and get back on their feet.

Max is a Haitian-born Pan-African theorist and organizer. He moved to Miami, Florida in 1991 and began organizing around immigrant rights, especially for Haitian immigrants, criminal justice issues and police brutality.

In 2008, Max authored the book Take Back the Land, recounting the experiences and political theory behind the Umoja Village.

Political Perspectives on 12/29/10

Air date: 
Wed, 12/29/2010 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
Sister Helen Prejean on Opposing the Death Penalty

In the first half of Political Perspectives we'll hear Sister Helen Prejean who spoke in Portland on October 21st of this year at the First United Methodist Church in support of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty ( www.oadp.org ). She is introduced by Nasseem Raka, author of "The Crying Tree."

Anti Racist Action Conference

program date: 
Wed, 12/15/2010

Tonight on Circle A Radio we will bring you audio from the sixteenth annual anti racist action network conference. This year, the conference was in Portland, Oregon from July 22 to the 25, 2010.  We’ll focus on the Anti Racist Action History Panel, and the panel on Self-Defense, called Prepared, Not Paranoid: Conflict Resolution & Confrontation Management.

 

58:13 minutes (23.32 MB)

Radical Peace

program date: 
Wed, 12/01/2010

Tonight we speak with Author and Activist William Hathaway about his new book Radical Peace. Hathaway joined the special forces to study and write about war. He has since become an accomplished writer and voice of the strong anti-war movement. His most recent book, Radical Peace, is a collection of personal stories from war resisters that encompasses a full spectrum of resistance, from property destruction and deserting to meditation.

57:33 minutes (23.05 MB)

Floodlines Tour with Jordan Flaherty

program date: 
Wed, 11/17/2010


Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans in the years before and after Katrina, by Jordan Flaherty. Instead of a traditional book tour, Jordan has helped organize The Community and Resistance Tour, which  seeks to communicate about current struggles for justice and liberation. The tour also seeks to connect communities of liberation, and to build relationships between grassroots activists and independent media.
On this show, we speak with Jordan Flaherty, we’ll listen to other audio supporting the The Community and Resistance tour, from Jesse Muhammad, Sunni Patterson, and Mic Crenshaw.

45:55 minutes (42.03 MB)

The Death of the New Deal - or - Obama's Tax Cut "Compromise"

program date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris.

Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye

55:26 minutes (25.38 MB)

Food Show on 12/15/10

Program: 
Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 12/15/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
black farmers settlement with USDA; Food Safety Modernization Act; Harold McGee

President Obama just signed into law a $1.15 billion settlement with thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. We'll get an update from John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with us in February.

Speaking of legislation, the Senate and House have passed versions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. But does the bill grant adequate exemptions to Oregon's many small farmers? We'll discuss the matter with Susan Boyd of Oregon Rural Action in La Grande and Albany farmer Scott Frost, who runs Nature's Fountain.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/14/10

Air date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Compromise = Giving the Republicans everything they hold dear.

 Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye.

Digital Divide December 2010 - We take your calls about the WikiLeaks Drama, Free Press and the 1st Amendment

program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
Fri, 12/10/2010

 

Rabia Yeaman invites listeners to call in and give their opinion about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech. Want to weigh in on the subject, post your comments here.

29:43 minutes (20.41 MB)

Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Iran

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program date: 
Fri, 12/10/2010

The situation of human rights in Iran is of concern, because the West is so pre-occupied with the nuclear issue that the question is never raised in the context of the negotiations and/or the confrontation with the Islamic Republic. Two of the groups that face gross discriminations by the government, as well as the society, are religious and sexual minorities. These groups do not threaten the governmental establishment in a po...litical way, but still are subjected to mostly silent violations of the Human Rights. Followers of Baha'i and Jewish faiths are accused of spying for Israel and their loyalty is questioned.

54:06 minutes (49.54 MB)
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