Every year dozens of individuals are brutally murdered because they are transgender or simply perceived as gender variant. Rather than decreasing, the number of these deaths has increased in the last few years, possibly as a backlash against gay-marriage legislation.In order to memorialize those who have died for their gender presentations, activists founded the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th.This year, Oregon Governor Kulongoski proclaimed the day a statewide day of remembrance; and the entire month of November has been dedicated to transgender awareness.
In this episode of Gender Blender, co-hosts Jacob Anderson-Minshall and Laura Calvo spoke to the organizers of some of those events including:Allison Cleveland, Executive Director of Eugene’s Gender Center and a key player in eliciting the governor’s proclamation; Natalia from Portland State University’s Queer Resource Center, which is sponsoring the local Transgender Day of Remembrance events, including a concert by trans musicians Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir (aka Katz); and queer performer Peterson Toscano who will be presenting his one-man play, “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible,” Thursday, November 19th at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th Street in Portland.
Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.
Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor to harpers Magazine, joins host Lilnda Olson-Osterlund to talk about a Small but powerful movement of evangelist Christians concentrated in the Officer Corps who are committed to converting the US Military. Sharlet's May 2009 cover story for Harpers titled Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Christian Crusade to Convert the US Military, revealed this movement who see their service in the Military as their "Mission Field". With leadership at the highest levels of all of our Armed Forces these men put their commitment to their religon above their oath to uphold the Constituion.
Crystal Leighty hosts this Veteran's Day Talk Radio Show with guest Wayne Karlin, author of "Wandering Souls," the story of a Vietnam veteran who returned to Vietnam to face the family of a man he killed.
Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"
There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.
Today, Joe is by himself, and he opens the show with a reading of an article from August of 1993 that was printed in a small independent rag called PDXS. The article was entitled "Wake Up And Smell The Boot Polish," and warned us of a pending Fascist State looming on the horizon. Amazingly, the article could have been written yesterday, and inspired quite the flurry of calls.
The Christian Crusade to Take Over The US Military
Guest Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family:The Secret Fundamentalism AtThe Heart Of Americn Power will join host Linda Olson-Osterlund on a Deeper look to discuss his May 2009 Harpers article on The Christian Crusade To Take Over The U.S. Military.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today at the Annual Conference of the United Jewish Federations in Washington, DC, he was interrupted by Code Pink peace activist Midge Potts stood up with a banner that said “End the Siege of Gaza”.
She shouted “Stop the blockade of Gaza, Shame on you, Netanyahu”, and was dragged out of the meeting by security guards.
Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Leigh Knox about Awakening the Dreamer...Changing the Dream is a unique 4 hour symposium developed by the Pachamama Alliance, a not-for-profit organization inspired by indigenous elders of the Amazon rain forest and their friends in North America.
An update on recent devlopments in Rendition court cases, changes to the FOIA law, and changes to the Military Commissions at Guantanamo. The Obama administration continues to use National Security to cloak Bush era abuses in secrecy.