Human rights

Portland to hold march for Gaza Sat. Jan. 9th

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 01/08/2010

British Parliament Member George Galloway has been deported and banned from entering Egypt, after successfully leading a humanitarian aid caravan into the Gaza Strip. Galloway’s ‘Viva Palestina’ convoy faced a number of obstacles while trying to bring over two hundred vehicles full of aid into the Gaza Strip.

They were finally able to enter the besieged coastal strip on Wednesday, but were only given forty-eight hours to distribute their aid. Viva Palestina was just the latest of a number of solidarity marches and caravans showing support for the besieged population of Gaza on the one year anniversary of Israel’s massive invasion.

7:49 minutes (7.16 MB)

Wife of Mexican activist accused of Brad Will's murder

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

A Mexican judge has once again ordered the release of Oaxacan human rights activist Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno.

Moreno was charged with the murder of Indymedia journalist Brad Will in 2006, despite the fact that there was no evidence against him.

This is a clip of his wife, Lilliana Moreno, speaking about her husband's case.

1:08 minutes (1.04 MB)

Latest developments in the 2006 murder of journalist Brad Will

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 01/05/2010

A Mexican judge has once again called for the release of human rights activist Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno. Moreno was charged with the murder of Indymedia journalist Brad Will in 2006, despite the fact that there was no evidence against him. On Friday, a Mexican judge recognized this lack of evidence, and ordered Moreno’s release within fifteen days.

Supporters of Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno say that he was framed for the murder because he is an activist who has pointed out corruption in the Mexican government.  Several off-duty Mexican police who were caught on film shooting at Brad Will have not been charged with any crime.

13:17 minutes (12.17 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 01/07/10

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Thu, 01/07/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67

 

On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake.

Alternative Radio on 01/19/09

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Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/19/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Irene Khan speaks Poverty, Women & Human Rights
 

Irene Khan is the first woman, first Asian and first Muslim to head Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organization. She has led AI through developments in the wake of September 11, confronting the backlash against human rights; broadening the work of the organization in areas of economic, social and cultural rights; and bringing a strong focus to the issue of women’s human rights and violence against women.

She is the author of The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights

She is a 2009 Recipient of the IGL Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.

Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

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Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland

A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.

 

A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?

The Decade In Review: Call in with your Best and Worst of the Decade

program date: 
Tue, 12/29/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris

Today's show will be The Decade In Review...  Joe will seed the discussion with some of his own observations, then ask for yours.

57:40 minutes (26.41 MB)

Dr. Blue Bickford from the Braille Project talks about teaching teachers of the blind.

program: 
Sounds of Awareness
program date: 
Mon, 12/28/2009

 

Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Dr. Blue Bickford and the Braille Project who returns to Portland State University, teaching teachers of the blind.

 

 

27:05 minutes (24.8 MB)

American Privacy:Interview with Historian & Author Frederick S. Lane

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 12/24/2009

The Right To Privacy. What does it mean in a an age of Computers, Facebook, Commercial Databases and Government Spying? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and historian and author Frederick S. Lane as they discuss his new book American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right.

29:22 minutes (26.89 MB)
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