Well-read Red, Frann Michel, points out that there are a lot of things that won't get discussed in the presidential debates because both of the major candidates actually agree on them. After a litany of silent pacts, including Iran, campaign contributions, ignoring global warming, the millions of people in prison, she hones in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Frann surveys the news coverage on the TPP's controversial provisions and the broad resistance to it..
Community Rights-Based Activism comes to Portland. Some 150 communities in 6 east coast states have passed local ordinances that strip corporations of their so-called "rights," banning corporate factory farming, fracking, water extraction for bottling, and more. West Coast communities are beginning to use this method, and here in Portland, Community Rights PDX (CR-pdx) is offering free workshops to teach us how. Host Stephanie Potter welcomes Kenneth Jones and Susan Rankin, two workshop leaders with CR-pdx.