With the help of the Old Mole's radical musicologist Brad Duncan, we sample and discuss some music that keeps alive memories of lost battles that can nevertheless point the way to a better future. Among the battles are the Spanish Civil War, the 1984 British miners' strike, the life and death of Malcolm X, and the ongoing struggle for the rights of political prisoners in Northern Ireland. Here is a video of Ciaran Murphy's "Rebel Song" with images that give you an idea of what he's singing about.
Currently, there are two proposed Liquefied Natural Gas pipelines, both of which would run from Astoria through farmlands of Western Oregon east through the Mount Hood national Forest to connect with an existing pipeline that runs from Canada to California.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we hear from Amy Harwood, Program director for BARK- a local organization dedicated to the preservation of Mt. Hoods national forest, and Steve Wick, farmer and activist from Gaston, Oregon, who explain the history of and resistance to the proposed LNG Pipelines.
Host Trillium Shannon speaks with participants in this Saturday's event called "Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back. They'll talk about what happened at the Forum and what the relevence of the Forum is here in Portland.
Saturday evening (Aug 28, 7-10pm) a multi-media, interactive reportback on the US Social Forum at Sisters Of The Road (133 NW 6th Ave) featuring live performances by Mic Crenshaw and Danny Kelly. Food and drink provided. FREE.
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton
Distorting Martin Luther King: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton
Saturday, August 28 was the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Rallies were held there on Saturday by Fox host Glenn Beck and by Al Sharpton.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Gray, the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."
The clothesline project, Women's Equality Day, and WILPF
Host Sue Supriano interviews local activist-musicians Yvonne Simmons and Mary Rose about The Clothesline Project, a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been affected by violence. They also discuss Women's Equality Day and other activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom or WILPF.
Howard Zinn on Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance
Howard Zinn - Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance (lecture)
AR celebrates the life and legacy of America’s great historian Howard Zinn with a whole month of programs. Since its inception he was an integral part of AR. He was a friend and mentor to us and countless others. Howard Zinn would have been 88 on August 24th.
Tom Becker hosts this program dealing with the fight to protect net neutrality from the big media corporations; understanding personal traumas in the context of the politics of terror; the fake crisis in Social Security; Native American thinking about sustainability; and the US military as our biggest jobs program.
The open roads on the Internet are in danger of being commandeered by the major media companies. Here Craig Aaron from the Free Press talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Net Neutrality and the latest maneuvering by Google. Verizon, and the FCC. You can make your voice heard here.