Protest and action

Paul Cienfuegos - "Is a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable As Long As Corporate 'Rights' Trump the Rights of People" - 2/26/10

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 03/26/2010

This is Paul Cienfuegos' talk on the ascendancy of corporate rights over the rights of of people as citizens, and how this trend can be reversed.  The assertion of corporate over citizen rights came into sharp focus this January with the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision which opens the floodgates of unrestricted corporate money into election campaigns, under the guise of free speech.  Countering this trend are citizen revolts, many in small communities, which assert the right of the people who live in a community to decide what happens to that community and to its natural environment.  Abroad, this movement worked with the government of Ecuador to include in its constitution the inherent rights of nature, its ecosystems, and its genetic heritage.

72:23 minutes (29 MB)

March 22 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 03/22/2010

Denise Morris hosts this show about things moles, ordinary people, are doing to "root that mountain down"-- the mountain of oppression and exploitation.  We hear about people in Portland getting ready to join in the US Social Forum; about a big conference in Vancouver, WA challenging inequities of class and race around health issues;  about queer folk organizing to get over the fixation on the bourgeois institution of marriage; and about the dangers to our world and our lives from all the stuff we make and consume.  

 

55:11 minutes (31.58 MB)

Mobilizing for Community Health, Well-Being and Equity

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Mon, 03/22/2010

 An major conference at Washington State University in Vancouver on Saturday, March 27 will feature speakers and panels about inequities in health connected with class, race, imprisonment, and many other issues.  The title is Mobilizing for Community Health, Well-Being and Equity.   Here the Old Mole's Frann Michel talks with organizer Desiree Hellegers about the many issues under discussion, and how you can attend.  See their website for more info.

8:17 minutes (4.74 MB)

Creating Democacy, US Social Forum

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program date: 
Mon, 03/22/2010

 The People's Movement Assembly is coming to Portland on May 8, leading up to the June US Social Forum in Detroit.  The theme: Another Better World is Possible.  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with organizer Chris Borte about the many things that go on at these events and how you can get involved.  Visit their website for more information.  

12:06 minutes (6.93 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 03/25/10

Air date: 
Thu, 03/25/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Should we continue voter-owned elections? An interview with Common Cause's Janice Thompson

This fall, Portlanders will decide whether to continue their experiment with voter-owned elections. The question becomes more relevant in the wake of Citzens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, a recent Supreme Court ruling that removed bans on corporate campaign spending. This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson about the upcoming referendum on voter-owned elections and what else needs to be done to fix our ailing electoral process. 

For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed. What's THAT mean?

program date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed.

But is it a good bill? Who benefits? Who loses? What about the public option? Will we ever get a single-payer system? How will this impact life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Abe and Joe look at the new health care status quo.

 

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/23/10

Air date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed.

But is it a good bill? Who benefits? Who loses? What about the public option? Will we ever get a single-payer system? How will this impact life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Abe and Joe look at the new health care status quo.

Bombing Iran and Arresting Dissidents

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 03/18/2010

Theresa Mitchell will follow logistical preparations to bomb Iran, and discuss Senator John McCain's new anti-constitutional bill to arrest dissidents as "suspected unprivileged enemy billigerents." No, you won't get a phone call.

24:02 minutes (11 MB)

Stuart Archer Cohen, author of "The Army of the Republic"

program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Thu, 12/10/2009

Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Stuart Archer Cohen, author of The Army of the Republic, a novel of resistance to a repressive government in near-future America. Stuart Archer Cohen lives in Juneau, Alaska, where he owns Invisible World, an international company dealing in wool, silk, alpaca and cashmere in Asia and South America.  His previous two novels, Invisible World and 17 Stone Angels, have been translated into 10 languages.

 

26:59 minutes (12.36 MB)
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