Protest and action

The Death of the New Deal - or - Obama's Tax Cut "Compromise"

program date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris.

Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye

55:26 minutes (25.38 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/14/10

Air date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Compromise = Giving the Republicans everything they hold dear.

 Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye.

Alternative Radio on 12/14/10

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Moyers – Organize! Honoring Howard Zinn (lecture)

Bill Moyers – Organize! Honoring Howard Zinn (lecture)

Joe Hill, born in Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1902, where he became a migrant laborer. When he was a dockworker in California, Hill joined the Industrial Workers of the World, the IWW.

He traveled widely, writing political songs, making speeches and organizing workers under the IWW banner.

In 1915, while working in a mine in Utah, he was accused of murder in a dubious case that became an international cause celebre. Just prior to his execution, he wrote to Bill Haywood, an IWW leader, saying, "Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize.”

Digital Divide December 2010 - We take your calls about the WikiLeaks Drama, Free Press and the 1st Amendment

program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
Fri, 12/10/2010

 

Rabia Yeaman invites listeners to call in and give their opinion about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech. Want to weigh in on the subject, post your comments here.

29:43 minutes (20.41 MB)

Grace Paley Birthday Memorial Tribute

program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Thu, 12/09/2010

Writer, poet and activist Grace Paley's birthday is December 11 (born in 1922, she died in 2007). In honor of Grace Paley Between the Covers presents an interview with local author Judith Arcana, who is Grace Paley's biographer, as well as parts of memorial show produced by KBOO's Circle A Radio Collective on December 5th, 2007.  We’ll also hear archival recordings of Grace Paley reading her work.

28:49 minutes (26.38 MB)

Between the Covers on 12/09/10

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 12/09/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Tribute to the late writer, poet and activist Grace Paley

Writer, poet and activist Grace Paley's birthday is December 11 (born in 1922, she died in 2007). In honor of Grace Paley Between the Covers presents a partial rebroadcast of a program produced by KBOO's Circle A Radio Collective on December 5th, 2007. The program features an interview with local author, Judith Arcana, who is Grace Paley’s biographer. We’ll also hear archival recordings of Grace Paley reading her work and talking about her life.

Judith Arcana recently wrote this about Grace Paley.

Neighborhoods Versus Cell Phone Towers

program date: 
Tue, 12/07/2010

 Host Joe Uris invites concerned NE Portland Neighborhood Activists Susan Prows and Steve Cole in to talk about Cell Phone Towers in Portland.  Many city residents are opposed to the towers, and to the less-than-transparent methods being used to place them.

See RespectPDX.org for more information.

55:36 minutes (25.46 MB)

Alternative Radio on 12/07/10

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/07/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges on "The Death of the Liberal Class"

Chris Hedges - Death of the Liberal Class (lecture)

The gradual corruption and demise of the liberal class has occurred without much comment. For decades it was a modest curb against the worst excesses of power. Once the pillars of this class, the Democratic Party, the unions, and the liberal church, collapsed, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer had a defender, thus creating a vacuum that is increasingly filled by opportunists and charlatans.

December 6 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010

 Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show which deals with privatization of our schools through charter schools, massive protests in Europe against government austerity measures, a tragi-comedy about terrorists, and a new book of short stories.  

 

56:35 minutes (32.38 MB)

Protesting Austerity Over There (but not over here)

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program date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010

Largely ignored in the US press, massive protests against austerity measures -- increased tuition for students and cutbacks in social services-- have spread to virtually every European nation.  In this piece, Clayton Morgareidge reviews some of the activists accounts of their protests and raises questions about why it's not happening here.   

For the text with links to sources, go here.  

12:16 minutes (7.02 MB)
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