Politics

Senator Orin Hatch promotes 'Single Prayer' healthcare & Barny Frank hawks 'Fail n' Bail' banking

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 11/03/2009

 

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Alternative Radio on 11/03/09

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
  What Do Afghans Want?: A Talk by Medea Benjamin

Afghanistan is "a war of necessity," Obama tells us. One of the justifications for the invasion was to liberate Afghan women from Taliban oppression. As Arundhati Roy of India commented, "We are being asked to believe the U.S. marines are actually on a feminist mission." Beyond puppets in Kabul, we hear little from Afghans themselves. Instead, there is a media parade of U.S. military, government officials, and think tank experts who talk about tactics. The right of the United States to invade and occupy other countries is never brought up much less challenged. So the discussions focus on: How many troops do we need? What should we do in Helmand Province? Are air strikes counterproductive? Does Gen. McChrystal have the right plans? In all of this Afghans barely count. What do they want and in particular what do Afghan women want?

Medea Benjamin
Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK. She frequently travels to and documents human rights violations in the Third World. She has lectured and written extensively on international issues and has been to Afghanistan a number of times.

Flashpoints on 11/03/09

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Another installment of "Anatomy of a Financial Coup d'Etat" with financial anaylst Catherine Austin Fitts.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/03/09

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.

Nearly a year after his election (but, in fairness, not yet a year into his first term), Barack Obama is an enigma. Thankfully, he has abandoned the rapacious aggression and naked nationalism of the Bush years, but on critical issues like warrantless surveillance and detention of combatants he is barely distinguishable from his criminal predecessors. His clear-eyed acceptance of global warming is refreshing -- not to mention timely -- but he appears on the verge of capitulating to the profiteers who run the American health care system.

Barack Obama remains a study in contradictions. Abe and Joe examine his record thus far, and speculate on what's to come.

 

Obama and the Generals

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Mon, 11/02/2009

 President Obama is caught between his base wanting withdrawal from Afghanistan, and his generals, wanting escalation, according to this article in Rolling Stone by Robert Dreyfus, excerpted and discussed here by Bill Resnick.   

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United Nations Security Council Meets on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament

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Evening News
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Thu, 09/24/2009

President Obama is chairing the United Nations Security Council meeting on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.  John Burroughs, the executive director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, spoke with KBOO’s Lin Davis about the implications of today’s meeting:
 

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Tea Party Express Political Bus Tour Rolls Into Portland

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Evening News
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Fri, 10/30/2009

The Tea Party Express, a national political bus tour promoting smaller government and deriding the Obama Administration, rolled into Portland today.  They held a rally for lower taxes and against socialism at East Burnside and Twelfth Avenue, echoing hundreds of other rallys they have held across the country.  The Tea party Movement claims grassroots support but seems to have the backing of powerful conservative think tanks and has been endorsed by the Republican Party.  It has been heavily promoted by conservative media outlets like FOX news.  Alternative media outlets have noted that the Tea Party Rallies are part of a uptick in vehement conservative sentiment following the election of President Obama last year.  KBOO’s Maggie Starr visited the Rally to see wh

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Voices from the Edge on 10/29/09

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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is it time to go fire your bank?

At a time when corporations are handing pink slips to innocent individuals, some Portlanders think its time to hand pink slips to the institutions that are culpable. Go Fire Your Bank was created by concerned citizens who believe in local, socially-responsible economies.

Common Sense Talk Radio on Employment Help for Immigrants, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Wed, 10/28/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

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