Will Seaman joins Abe and Joe to discuss the upcoming March 19 peace march and rally.
Sometimes lost amid the background noise of the American political and social landscape is the fact that we're still at war. Nearly 10 years on, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reaped a grim harvest of blood and treasure. Is there a way out? How long will U.S forces remain? Does the violence and unrest spreading through North Africa and the Middle East threaten to draw us in elsewhere? Is it still worth our time to resist? In advance of Saturday's big anti-war rally and march, activist Will Seaman visits the show to tackle these compelling questions and more.
Arson at the Islamic Center of Corvallis and the Outpouring of Community Support
Arson at the Islamic Center of Corvallis and the Outpouring of Community Support for Peace and Tolerance
Four leaders of the Corvallis inter-faith community will discuss events leading up to and after the arson attack. Participants are: Mohamed Siala, director of the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center; Rabbi Benjamin Barnett of Beit Am Jewish Community Center; Rev. Elizabeth Oettinger, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, and Laurie Childers of the Corvallis Friends Meeting.
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talked with Wray Harris, president of Iraq Veterans Against the War (Oregon) about who is paying the real cost of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
March 19th, 2001, is the eighth anniversary of the US war and occupation in Iraq. One Land, Many Voices co-host, William Seaman, interviews Middle East analyst and author, Phyllis Bennis on the current situation in Iraq and the prospects for a full US withdrawal by the end of 2011. Bennis also talks about strategies and tactics for the struggle to bring an end to the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There will be a peace rally and march marking the anniversary of the Iraq war on Saturday, March 19th, at 12:30PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. For more information, please check the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition website at www.pprc-news.org ... thanks for tuning in!
Denise and Yasmin connect the struggle for LBGT rights with struggles against privatization and criticize how marriage equality obfuscates the fact that essential services like healthcare are not available to all, or in the case of education are under attack.
Yasmin Nair is a writer and activist in Chicago. Her work focuses on queer activism and struggles. She also writes for Against Equality, an online archive, publishing, and arts collecive dedicated to challenging the rhetoric and politics of inclusion.
Last week, 45 people were arrested in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, for watching a video on the uprising in Egypt. They were charged with treason and were tortured by government personnel. One of the detainees was pushed out of a second floor window resulting in a broken leg. Some of the detainees are HIV positive and in need of their life-saving medicine. All have been denied access to medical treatment, lawyers and proper meals.