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.
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:
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
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 Bankwas created by concerned citizens who believe in local, socially-responsible economies.
Since 1997 Hand in Hand has been establishing integrated Jewish/Arab public schools in Israel. We speak with Lee Gordon about these bilingual schools, the effects of integrated education on the pupils, their families, and the neighborhoods where the schools have been founded.
A leading Afghan women's activist debunks the myth that the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan will save women and children, a report on the deteriorating situation in U.S.-occupied Iraq, a report on this past weekend's police attacks on Palestinian youth and students in East Jerusalem and another installment in the series "Anatomy of a Financial Coup d'Etat" with financial analyst Catherine Austin Fitts.