Abe and Joe survey the outbreak of union-busting legislation in the U.S.
What if the labor movement never happened? What if we never gained weekends or sick leave? Or lunch hours, paid vacation, health insurance? The 40-hour work week? With hundreds of union-busting bills pending across the nation, Abe and Joe return to the ongoing assault on workers.
Japan's nuclear crisis has galvanized anti-nuclear sentiment around the world. But the anti-nuke movement isn't new. What became of the music, the protests, the art of activism of years' past? What does/did activism achieve? Where do we go from here? The musicians of Emma's Revolution Emmasrevolution.com discuss musical-activist empowerment. Also: we step back in time with Ronald Reagan and Dr. Helen Caldicott, and hear comments from listeners.
Steven Goldberg on Support for the Tunisian Revolution and an End to U.S. Interference
Local attorney Steven Goldberg talks about being part of a recent delegation of lawyers and academics to Tunisia. The members of the group from the US, UK and Turkey have been investigating US and European complicity in human rights abuses committed by the Ben Ali regime and will be making strong recommendations to their respective governments to allow the Tunisian revolution to develop into a genuine democracy.
Host Carlos Chavez reports from a Town Hall to Stop Wage Theft, which was organized by the Oregon Coalition to Stop Wage Theft on April 7th. Workers and other community members shared their stories about the impact of wage theft. The coalition wants the legislature to pass laws to protect workers. There are several different measures in the House right now.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A special hour-long Presswatch with call-ins and a focus on Libya, Fukushima and the potential for a general strike. Your chance to dialogue with Theresa about what's happening in the world.
Image of César Estrada Chávez, March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod lead a discussion of how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. relates to current labor issues in the U.S. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968. Their guest is Isaiah Poole, whose current article is "From Memphis to Madison: The April 4th Stand For Economic Justice."
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Allie Medeiros and Nick Gaitaud of The Oregon AFL-CIO Young Emerging Labor Leaders (YELL) which mobilizes young union members to become leaders and activists for social change within their unions and communities at large.
YELL provides networking opportunities and resources for young union members to engage in social gatherings, conferences, and events.
Host Cecil Prescod moderates a discussion with two local peace activists who have differing opinions about the U.S. led U.N. bombing of Libya and their subsequent involvement in that country. Your calls welcome.
Art of Activism: The nuke crisis in Japan has galvanized anti-nuke sentiment around the world. But the No Nukes movements isn't new. What became of the mass protests, the music- the art of activism? Musician/activists from Emma's Revolution join us to take a look back-and forward- at the art of activism. Call in to join the discussion!