This interview first aired live by phone from Yemen on September 23, 2010 as part of a larger interview with Pardiss Kabriaei, staff member of the Center for Constitutional Rights. This version is presented for easier listening and has been edited for sound quality. Tawakul Karman has been an activist for the rights of women, and democratic rights in Yemen for many years. She was the first to start sit downs in what is now called Liberty Square. She has been jailed repeatedly by the current regime in Yemen bringing thousands into the streets to demand her freedom.
Where Vision Meets on-the-Ground Action: A Conversation with Eric Mann
How does the vision of creating social justice get translated into concrete action for change? What are the roles and responsibilities of the organizer in making change happen? This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave kick-off the fall membership drive with a special conversation with Eric Mann, whose recent book, Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer, taps into the author's 40 years of experience working with labor, community, environmental and social justice movements.
PROJECT CENSORED 2012 SPECIAL with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips
Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored.
In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People.
Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down managed news in favor of a truly free press, and we resist censorship in all its guises.
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.