Monday, November 30th, marked the tenth anniversary of the “Battle of Seattle”, when tens of thousands of social justice advocates, rank and file labor, and environmentalists came together to shut down the World Trade Organization’s ministerial meetings in Seattle, Washington, and succeeded!
We’ll bring you inspiration from some of the organizers and activists who took to the streets of Seattle ten years ago, and later went on to form the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance.
Vietnam Redux -- Abe and Joe examine President Obama's fateful decision to escalate the War in Afghanistan.
Like LBJ before him in Vietnam, President Obama plans to escalate the War in Afghanistan. Abe and Joe examine the lessons of history, and opine as to how the president's choice may impact the remainder of his time in office.
As part of KBOO's special programming for this day, the Old Mole looks at the WTO and corporate globalization, with pieces on how the WTO protects business from the full costs of doing business, the socialist alternative to the capitalist crisis, issues of race and poverty, and the music of resistance. Today's host is Clayton Morgareidge.
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Featuring Special Guests: Dr. Darrell Millner Professor of Black Studies and Max Rameau from Take Back the Land
For our fifth installment, we are joined in the studio with two special guests. Scholar, historian, and professor Dr. Darrell Millner from Portland State University and Max Rameau from Take Back the land join us in studio! The topic for today, gentrification.
Intro Song: Open Letter to a Landlord Living Colour
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate. Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.
Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest. Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.