Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier talk about "American Dream", which was an Academy award winning documentary about union meatpackers working in one of Hormel's plants. They consider the tension within the labor movement as the national union disagreed over the militant actions of the local union, and the lessons it has for today's labor struggles.
Joe Clement talks with Ivy Knight of the Occupy Portland rally about what it is, the organization involved, and how people can get involved. There are many items - food, rain-repelling supplies, musical instruments, etc. - that they need and which you can find solicited on their website. There are many ways you can directly and indirectly help besides just coming down. The rally, a peaceful protest in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests, begins in Waterfront Park, just south of Saturday Market, on Thursday October 6th at noon. It begins as a march and will end up at their occupation site.
American Indian leader Russell Means on "For the World to Live, Columbus Must Die"
Russell Means speaks on "For the World to Live, Columbus Must Die" (lecture)
Russell Means is an Oglala Sioux activists for the rights of American Indians. He joined the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968. He has been active in international issues of indigenous peoples. He has also been active in politics at this native Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Since 1992, he has acted in numerous films and released his own music CD. He published his autobiography Where White Men Fear to Tread in 1997.
Hell No! You’re Right to Dissent in 21st Century America! Interview; Michael Ratner
The Occupy Wall Street Protest has spread to over 180 cities; including here with the Occupy Portland movement. National Intelligence Agencies and local police departments have responded with infiltration and mass arrests.The movement continues to grow. Tune in for this Membership Drive drive special:
Hell No! You’re Right to Dissent in 21st Century America! Guest, Michael Ratner, of the Center for Constitutional Rights will talk about his new book of that title. It is a guide to the changing times for dissidents and for all who believe in the right to dissent.