This June, the US Social Forum took place in Detroit, Michigan. Circle A Radio brings you audio from this massive convergence of movement elders, social justice activists, and community organizers from all over the United States and the World!
This program features Sophia Bryant of Picture the Homeless, and James Braggs from Project South.
Jan Haaken talks with Mike Snedecker, an appellate lawyer, in another installment of the Left and the Law. Today they discuss violence near the Mexican border and portrayals of this violence in the United States as simply a Mexican problem. Fueling the violence are U.S. foreign policies, like NAFTA, that disenfranchise Mexicans and domestic policies, like the War on Drugs, that really empower the drug-cartels on both sides of the border.
Tom Becker hosts today's show which looks at legal complicity in the drug-war, de-centralized energy production, why the rich are faring so well during the crisis, and the new Michael Cera film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." Below are links to individual segments (forthcoming):
Immigrant communities, Racism and Colored Pencils night at the Oregon State Penitentia
Despite the deportation of their beloved event organizer, monthly Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night is still bringing together people of many ethnic communities for food, art and laughter. Guests Nim Xuto and Renault Catalani join host Lisa Loving to talk about immigrant communities, racism and their recent Colored Pencils night at the Oregon State Penitentiary, that’s Wednesday morning at 8 on KBOO.
Dave and Jo Ann look at the flap over the City of Beaverton supporting a Mexican independence celebration and other current local events.
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Will Portland's new police chief fire the officer responsible for fatally shooting Aaron Campbell? The city's independent review board recommended that action, but will Chief Reese - as well as his boss, Mayor Sam Adams - oppose the Portland Police Association?